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NASCAR 08

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
56
2.7
PlayStation 3
64
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Xbox 360
68
2.3
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Description

The 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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The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Sep, 2007 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Oct 12, 2007 78 out of 100 78
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 12, 2007 73 out of 100 73
NZGamer PlayStation 2 Nov 28, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamer 2.0 PlayStation 3 Jul 31, 2007 6.2 out of 10 62
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Aug 15, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Game Positive Xbox 360 Aug 16, 2007 5.7 out of 10 57
IGN PlayStation 2 Oct 05, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Aug 17, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Play.tm PlayStation 2 Sep 07, 2007 48 out of 100 48

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