What's your favorite NASCAR video game of all time?

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  1. Elliott_Fan_9

    Elliott_Fan_9 Formerly JJ_14

    My top 3 favorites are:

    1. NR2003 - You can't start a conversation about NASCAR video games without mentioning NR2003. What I liked about this game was the realistic crashes it produced. The physics were on point. There are still online leagues & websites dedicated to NR2003.

    2. Nascar Thunder 2003 - This game was amazing. The soundtrack was awesome & it had alot of different paint schemes.

    3. Nascar 2005: Chase for the Cup - This game is overlooked by many. I had this for GameCube & played it quite a bit. It's rich in features.
     
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  2. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    NR2003, Chase for the Cup 2005, Total Team Control 2006, Daytona USA Arcade game from way back when
     
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  3. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    NASCAR Thunder 2004. That game had it all.....custom schedules, each track had a night race alternate, Rovals, copious amount of stat keeping, easy to understand how to change setups on the cars, multiple seasons with you favorite driver. Game is the GOAT
     
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  4. ReturnTrip

    ReturnTrip Team Owner

    NR 4, NR2002 and NR2003.

    NASCAR '98 although my dad spun me out all the time and I could never figure out how he did it.
     
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  5. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

  6. Ford Racing

    Ford Racing Team Owner

    NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup was my first NASCAR game and it remains my favorite. The races in the sports cars were kind of goofy, but everything about the game was a lot of fun. 2006 was a lot of fun too with the total team control.

    While NASCAR 09 wasn't anything special, it was the first game I played online. I raced with the same group of guys pretty much every night. When NASCAR 11 finally came out, most of those guys disappeared and I stopped playing because it just wasn't a great experience. I bought NASCAR 14 for the gen 6, but haven't bought any since.
     
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  7. REBS31

    REBS31 LASTCAR Specialist

    Chase for the Cup 2005, played it religiously as a kid. I’m curious to know how many days total I played like how today’s Xbox will tell you how long you’ve spent playing a game.
     
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  8. DIDIT

    DIDIT Old School Fan

    I don't know anything about NASCAR video games, but I find it interesting you all are talking about video games 10 - 15 years old. I guess newer isn't better in this arena?
     
  9. JohnHill

    JohnHill Rusty Wallace & Terry Labonte Rule!

    If we’re strictly talking video games, as in console...

    This won’t be popular, NASCAR 15.

    I don’t mind the overall racing, considering it’s console. The AI is aggressive, but if you get accustomed to it, you know where to put your car knowing what they’ll do. I honestly like the style of plate racing. This years July Daytona race really looked like your typical plate race would look in NASCAR 15 and it’s relative versions of previous years.

    For me, The paint booth really overtakes the imperfections the game has. I love being able to design cars and get them looking detailed... as if they’re something I could see being a real scheme.

    Other games don’t give you as much room to do that as those titles like NASCAR 15 did.
     
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  10. Ashstrodamus

    Ashstrodamus Team Owner

    Nascar Racing 2 was the one I wore out tons of gas/brake pedal springs on my Thrustmaster T1(?). Anyways, the spotter was a nice addition over the 1st game. The game was really neat about setups coming to life later in the runs. Good memories.
     
  11. REBS31

    REBS31 LASTCAR Specialist

    Everything about the old ones was better IMO when EA still made them. I still buy most of the modern ones but nothing so far has come close the old days of the games on the PS2.
     
  12. Brentford

    Brentford Team Owner

    Toss up between Dirt to Daytona and NASCAR Thunder 2004. Dirt to Daytona had a few glitches I wasnt a fan of and the crashes were realistic, but unfortunately the game didnt have a replay feature, though it did show highlights after each race. As far as 2004, it was great, though way too easy if you use auto assist, but I could never avoid hitting the wall with auto assist off.

    I unfortunately never played NR2003, and it not only looks to be more than I want to pay, but I assume it wont work on new computers.
     
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  13. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    2005 Chase for the Cup and 2007 were my favorites though my first one was NASCAR 2000 on N64
     
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  14. aroundgoes

    aroundgoes Team Owner

    chase for cup 2005
    still play it
     
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  15. NASCAR 09 still reminds some of the most fun I ever had online racing, even though the game itself wasn’t great. Never won but had lots of fun and have yet to have as much fun online in a NASCAR game yet
     
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  16. CodeMan125

    CodeMan125 Road Course Specialist

    Nascar Thunder 2004
     
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  17. jws926

    jws926 I need to think of something new for here

    The very NASCAR game I played , NASCAR racing from Papyrus.

    And the NASCAR Thunder ones, those were great

    I never played NR2003:(
     
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  18. MRM

    MRM Team Owner

    NR2003, a true sim. Everything else was just a game.
     
  19. Kiante

    Kiante Team Owner

    I had NASCAR Racing on PS1 and PC. I miss Papyrus, they made a lot of great racing games. I always wanted the CART SIM they had, but never got around to it.

    I used to enjoy the hell out of the fictional track rolling through the canyons.

    I had a ton of NASCAR games, but the best one all-around was probably Chase to the Cup in 2005. NASCAR Thunder 2004 was great, I mean there are a lot of good ones.
     
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  20. *WEAVER*

    *WEAVER* Team Owner

    Nr2003 by far for me. But i enjoyed all the papyrus games. I enjoyed the eutechnyx games as well, i know the ai is terrible at times, but I like the way the cars handle.
     
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  21. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I had all the Papyrus/Sierra NASCAR games on PC, from the original in 1994 til the last one in 2003. They were awesome. I spent soooo much time playing NR2 especially, and I had the Busch Series expansion pack for it. One of the later games included the Trucks too which was pretty cool.

    Thunder 2003 was my favorite on the consoles, and I still have a Gamecube version. There hasn't been much in the last 15 years that I've really liked.
     
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  22. Biggreen695

    Biggreen695 Team Owner

    Dirt to Daytona to me is the best console nascar game ever made. Released in 2002 and I played it all the way up until last year. Need to pick it up again.

    Thunder 03 is another amazing one. I played it for years.

    Chase For the Cup in 05 was another amazing one.

    Nascar 15 deserves an honorable mention. AI leaves something to be desired but the driving model is amazing.

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  23. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    NR2003, NASCAR Thunder 2003, rFactor.
     
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  24. Charlie Spencer

    Charlie Spencer Short tracks and road courses rule.

    Sierra NASCAR Pinball :D
     
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  25. Johali

    Johali Team Owner Contributor

    Crash Nitro Kart.

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  26. SlicedBread22

    SlicedBread22 #TeamJL

    I liked NASCAR The Game 2015.. more realistic than any before or after it. I like the way the cars move around. Its tough but rewarding.
     
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  27. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    NR2003 and iRacing. rFactor & Dirt to Daytona distantly.
     
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  28. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Nascar 2005 and 2006

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  29. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    This Heat 4 is pretty damn good, I’am pleasantly surprised. The bouncing off other cars like a basketball is gone, if you have to drive on the apron you don’t spin out like a RWD car driving on ice/snow, and the AI actually has to pit. Now if we can get custom schedules that we can choose, legend drivers, older/past tracks, hiring drivers to drive for your own team, a modest silly season for drivers and more in depth stat keeping they’d be all the way there. I’m optimistic for these games they took a HUGE step in the right direction this year.
     
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  30. dpkimmel2001

    dpkimmel2001 Team Owner

    Anything Papyrus Nascar related were, by far, superior to anything that followed. Pappy titles were sims. Anything else produced then or there after were nothing more than games.
     
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  31. Snappy D

    Snappy D 2017 Pick Em Champion 2018 Bold Predictor

    Okay stupid question when it comes to a Sim vs Game in the Racing genre what’s the difference??
     
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  32. AuzGrams

    AuzGrams Team Owner

    And it should be no surprise that iRacing used a lot of the same stuff and people as NR2003 had.
     
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