NASCAR 2000

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NASCAR 2000
NASCAR 2000 PlayStation Coverart.jpg
North American PlayStation cover art featuring the cars of Dale Earnhardt, Terry Labonte, and Mark Martin
Developer(s)EA Sports, Stormfront Studios, Software Creations (GBC)
Publisher(s)EA Sports
SeriesNASCAR
Platform(s)Nintendo 64, PlayStation, PC, Game Boy Color
ReleasePlayStation
  • EU: September 24, 1999
  • NA: October 2, 1999
Nintendo 64
  • NA: October 2, 1999
PC
  • NA: February 29, 2000
Game Boy Color
  • NA: July 2000
  • EU: 2000
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single Player, Multiplayer

NASCAR 2000 is a racing simulator video game developed and published by EA Sports and co-developed by Stormfront Studios.[1]

Publication history[edit]

The game was released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64 and for the PlayStation, 2000 for the PC and for the Game Boy Color. The game is based on the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series. The game, along with NASCAR 98, is regarded as one of the best of EA Sports NASCAR series of video games. It was the last game for PC, it would not appear on NASCAR 2001 until NASCAR Thunder 2003. This game was the third of the series.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review score
PublicationScore
GBCN64PCPS
Next Generation2/5 stars[6]
Aggregate score
GameRankings59%[2]58%[3]70%[4]72%[5]

IGN.com said for the PlayStation version, "As they say, fans of the genre are going to love this great new update. All else, stay away." They awarded this version a 7.0 (Good).[7] For the PC version, IGN.com stated, "Get ready ... there's a left turn coming up." They awarded this version a slightly higher score of 7.2 (Good).[8] For the N64, IGN.com weren't too nice this time stating, "Stock car racing might be redundant but a videogame shouldn't be." This version only scored a disappointing 6.5 (Okay).[9] Finally, IGN.com reviewed this game one last time with the GameBoy color version, stating "Not for everybody (and probably shouldn't be for anybody), but THQ's NASCAR runs well on cheap gas." GBC version scored same as the PS version with a 7.0 (Good).[10]

Doug Trueman reviewed the PlayStation version of the game for Next Generation, rating it two stars out of five, and stated that "This would have been a terrific title several years ago, but now it looks and sounds incredibly dated."[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ IGN.com: Nascar 2000
  2. ^ "NASCAR 2000 for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  3. ^ "NASCAR 2000 for Nintendo 64". GameRankings. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  4. ^ "NASCAR 2000 for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  5. ^ "NASCAR 2000 for PlayStation". GameRankings. Retrieved August 23, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Trueman, Doug (December 1999). "Finals". Next Generation. Vol. 2 no. 4. Imagine Media. p. 112.
  7. ^ PS review
  8. ^ PC review
  9. ^ N64 review
  10. ^ GBC review


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