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Advertising Blurbs
    The Indy Racing League is a 15 Race Single Seat Championship that competes on oval racing circuits throughout the USA. Circuits include Las Vegas, Texas Motor Speedway, California Speedway and, of course Indianapolis, which is the biggest race on Earth and the highlight of the racing calendar. The main game offers immediate high paced action and player friendly handling, making the feel both authentic and realistic. It is easy to pick up and play and offers a dynamic difficulty management system to keep the action packed, two hundred miles an hour manoeuvres coming thick and fast.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22212) on Sep 17, 2010.

Brain in a Jar website (PS2, Xbox, PC):
    The fastest race on earth
    Imagine it: you’re strapped in the cockpit of the fastest car of it’s kind; deftly manoeuvring through the pack, you blast past your rivals and reclaim the lead; you top out at 235mph and the chequered flag is just yards away.
    No other raceway action comes this close to the terrifying speed and spectacle of the IndyCar™ series.

    Contributed by Jeanne (76262) on Sep 04, 2010.
    Hot off the grid, Codemasters unveils its latest motoring masterpiece, IndyCar Series

    The ultimate racing event on many a motoring maestro's calendar, the Indianapolis 500 really is the Greatest Spectacle in Racing (it says so on the official website, y'know). Every year, the creme-de-la-creme of the racing set gather to take part in one of the most prestigious competitions in the world, and battle it out in the final high-octane dash for the finish line. And now you can be part of all that ego-stroking, tyre-tampering action, courtesy of those petrol-sniffing types at Codemasters.

    Setting new standards in levels of realism and detail, IndyCar Series is one of the most mind-achingly accurate sims we've seen for a good long while. The in-game action is remarkably convincing - and it's all thanks to those development boffs at Brain in a Jar, who've built in a revolutionary driver AI system designed to make opponents smarter than ever. It's not just the opposition that's sporting souped-up features; the vehicles have been developed to behave in exactly the same way that they would respond to real-life track conditions, creating an impressively authentic and intuitive driving experience. The idiosyncrasies of the open-wheel car have been translated faithfully, and high-speed knocks to your car will send you flipping and spinning into the air - and out of the race - in no time.

    There's also good news for all you bolt-bothering addicts, because the advanced levels allow you to modify your pride and joy to your heart's content, and take total control of your vehicle's performance. Player Profile gives you the chance to form your very own team, and personalise every detail, right down to your vehicle's design. In addition to the standard Quick Play arcade mode, which gives you access to all the teams from the start, there's the Indy 500 proper, which puts you right in the thick of the action - and through a series of qualifying stages in the quest to lift the cup.

    Graphically, IndyCar Series is streets ahead of many of the current racing sims on the block; if you like your driving games as realistic as they come, then this really is a worthy addition to the collection. The lighting effects, scenery and crowd scenes are beautifully rendered, and the cars themselves stand out as some of the most accurately recreated bits of machinery you're likely to come across this side of the GT series. The intensity of the event is captured brilliantly too, with the handling of your car at speeds in excess of 200mph interpreted in a truly convincing manner. One for petrol-heads and nut-tighteners for sure, but IndyCar Series is also accessible enough for newbie racers too...

    • Take your pick from over 27 cars, 14 official tracks and 15 races

    • Masterclass mode for learning all the manoeuvres, taught by Eddie Cheever - past winner of the Indy 500

    • Player Profile allows amazing levels of personalisation for your team

    Contributed by DreinIX (10658) on Apr 17, 2008.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Xbox:
    What's most impressive about it, honestly, is that the racing is far more entertaining than a NASCAR race, since there is so much passing, switching of the lead, and the danger of full car pileups the action never gets too repetitive. Also, the cars control extremely well and reach truly impressive speeds. This is one racer to keep an eye." -

    "...the vehicles handle extreme well." "The sense of speed is quite impressive at this time..." -

    " If you live and breathe Indycar Racing then this game is probably a dream come true. 79%" - Hyper Magazine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66479) on May 11, 2004.

Atari Australia website (for Xbox):

    Set to be the most accessible, exciting and entertaining open-wheel racing game designed, Indy Racing League features adrenaline-fuelled, ultra-close pack racing, with up to 33 cars racing on track, and requires total focus to handle the incredible overtaking manoeuvres at speeds well over 200mph.

    Indy Racing League delivers the Indy Racing season, including the Indianapolis 500 (Indy 500) race, "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing". The season is an open-wheeled championship on short ovals and superspeedways throughout the US, including California and Texas, with the Indy 500 as the highlight of its racing calendar. Indy cars are similar to F1 but are powered by 3.5-litre V8 engines, used by all teams. Fast and furious, the 650 bhp cars reach 0-100 mph in less than three seconds.

    As a game, Indy Racing League provides immediate high-paced action, authentic yet intuitive handling, spectacular collisions and a dynamically adjusted level of difficulty to keep the challenges on the circuits coming thick and fast.

  • Fully licensed Indy Racing League cars and tracks (14 tracks and 27 cars), including the accurately modelled Indy 500
  • Constant speeds of over 200mph
  • Up to 33 cars on track, delivering thrilling close-packed racing
  • Full TV style presentation, which conveys an incredibly immersive gameplay experience
  • Huge levels of realism and detail allowing you to adopt and use authentic Indy Car Racing tactics
  • Advanced Generic AI system, including a Masterclass taught by Eddie Cheever JR, winner of the Indianapolis 500
  • 6 classic Indy 500 bonus cars

    Contributed by Xoleras (66479) on May 05, 2004.