DescriptionThe 2008 edition of the NASCAR series of video games allows players to takes themselves into the game, with their name, and also the ability to customize the body color scheme and car design. Most of the game's new content is provided through the Earn Your Stripes career mode (PS2).
In Earn your Stripes, you start by going through time trials to get better starting contracts. After you get a contract, you can start racing. You can tune up your car in the areas of acceleration, tire wear, top speed, among several others. After a set amount of races, you will need to go through another time trial to get to the next set of races. As you complete races and gain reputation, more contracts will come in. In every race, you need to complete some objectives set in your contract. Some contracts are easy to complete (such as finishing a race), while others give more complex objectives (such as gaining several allied cars). Players can also race in the Craftsman Truck, National (Busch), and NEXTEL Cup.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions allow players to share their setups online. The chase mode offers a series of challenges like drafting or passing to unlock new features. All versions offer online multiplayer races.
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|Armchair Empire, The||Xbox 360||Sep 04, 2007||8.5 out of 10||85|
|Game Informer Magazine||PlayStation 3||Sep, 2007||7.75 out of 10||78|
|V2.fi||PlayStation 3||Dec 11, 2007||75 out of 100||75|
|XBox Front||Xbox 360||Nov 12, 2007||73 out of 100||73|
|Gamer 2.0||PlayStation 3||Jul 31, 2007||6.2 out of 10||62|
|GameSpy||Xbox 360||Aug 17, 2007||60|
|GameSpy||PlayStation 2||Aug 17, 2007||60|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Xbox 360||Oct 06, 2007||5 out of 10||50|
|Game Revolution||Xbox 360||Aug 14, 2007||D||25|
|Gamestyle||PlayStation 2||Sep 16, 2007||1 out of 10||10|
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Related Web Sites
- IGCD Internet Game Cars Database (Game page on IGCD, a database that tries to archive vehicles found in video games.)
- Wikipedia: NASCAR 08 (Article in the open encyclopedia)
- X360A achievement guide (X360A's achievement guide for NASCAR 08.)
PlayStation 2 Credits
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