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NASCAR Heat 2002

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
80
4.2
Xbox
80
5.0
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Description

Race as one of twenty-five drivers at nineteen tracks, in this simulation of the 2001 Winston Cup season. Race head-to-head against your friends, or try to beat the real drivers' ghost cars in Race The Pro. Real racing scenarios are recreated to provide a quick challenge, in Beat the Heat.

The Xbox version differs from the PS2 version: it has all-new track models, textures, and car models. Also, rather than returning to the UI between Practice/Qualify/Race, the player would experience "race day" on a track-side monitor.

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Alternate Titles

  • "云斯顿热力赛车2002" -- Chinese title (simplified)

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Xbox Nov 29, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
Armchair Empire, The PlayStation 2 Aug 05, 2001 8.8 out of 10 88
GameZone Xbox Dec 21, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Xbox Apr 10, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Gaming Age PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2004 B+ 83
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Dec, 2001 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpot Xbox Nov 16, 2001 7.6 out of 10 76
Gamezilla Xbox Dec 05, 2001 73 out of 100 73
PSM PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Jul, 2001 B- 67

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Trivia

NASCAR Heat 2002 (PS2) was Monster Games' first console game, and was one of the first racing simulations for the PS2 in the US market. It is a direct descendant of NASCAR Heat (PC) (2000, Monster Games).

The xbox version remains one of the few xbox games that can play four-player split-screen in link play, with a maximum of 32 players. At 2001's E3 Expo, attendees could play in an eight-player link race between Microsoft's booth and Infogrames' booth.


Contributed to by Dave Broske (95)