Newman Haas Racing (PlayStation)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

There are no reviews for this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Overall User Score (2 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

MobyRanks are listed below. You can read here for more information about MobyRank.
Mega Fun
Newman Haas Racing ist im Prinzip ein Rennspiel, welches Formel 1 ‘97 sehr ähnelt, jedoch deutlich besser. Dabei sind es gerade die vielen Feinheiten, die die Klasse dieser Indy Car-Simulation ausmachen. Exzellent wurde beispielsweise das Ladezeitenmanagement gelöst. Jede Strecke wird nur einmal flott eingeladen, danach absolviert Ihr das Training. die Qualifikation und das Rennen ohne jegliche Unterbrechung - so soll es sein. Der zwei-Spieler-Modus bietet zudem immerhin ein abgespecktes Teilnehmerfeld im Meisterschaft-Modus statt einsamer Gefechte gegen einen Freund. Hinzu kommen viele neue nützliche Optionen, die zeigen, daß sich Bizarre Creations merklich Gedanken gemacht hat, wie man den Spielkomfort noch erhöhen kann. (...) Natürlich überzeugt auch das Gameplay. Die Steuerung ist etwas Arcade-mäßiger, was mir persönlich sehr entgegenkommt, und die Al der CPU-Boliden ist ausgefeilter. Trotz fehlender F1-Lizenz hat dieser Racer somit deutlich die Nase vorn.
Absolute Playstation
I was expecting Newman Haas Racing to be a watered down version of Formula 1 but in fact it is way up their with both of Psygnosis' excellent Grand Prix games. I wouldn't say that it was better than either of them because basically the same game engine has been used. Surprisingly even the ovals were a pleasure to race and not the usual boring trip around the block. If I was to pick a fault with the game it would be the lack of Link-up mode and perhaps a few more options to adjust the car settings would be welcome. Overall, another splendid title from the lads from Liverpool.
Video Games
Psygnosis ist ohne Zweifel ein tolles IndyCar-Rennspiel gelungen, das es mit dem Spielspaßpotential seines großen F1‘97-Bruders durchaus aufnehmen kann. Daß IndyCar-Fans an diesem Machwerk nicht vorbeikommen, versteht sich von selbst. Newman Haas Racing ist ein Prüfstand für Mut, Konzentration, Bremsen und Getriebe.
For gamers who like the sim in simulators, and just have to play the latest Indycar game, take a good hard look at Newman Haas Racing.
Newman Haas does have some good features which are left unspoiled, like a pit crew that you can watch remove and replace your tyres, and a menu which allows you to radio ahead your demands to them, from fuel load to tyre pressure. Accept that you’re not going to have perfect steering control over the car and you will even start to have some fun. After all, the tracks are fast, you can tune everything on the cars, and the split screen mode is OK. But sooner or later, you’re going to want to try a championship and when you lose because of the dodgy controls again, you’ll break something.
Indy Car devotees have probably logged off and bought Newman/Haas already, but for the rest of us, a qualifying lap on the rental track is definitely recommended.
Game Revolution
Once you get past the graphical glitches, Newman/Haas is a pretty fun game to play. The driving experience is realistic and exciting. The commentators are lively and engaging. The peelouts, crashes, and "rubbing" make for a complete driving experience. However, when all is said and done, Newman/Haas is just not as good as F1. Play it for a different flavor and then go back to Formula 1.