NASCAR: The Game 2013 (Video Game Review)
When starting up NASCAR: The Game 2013 for the first time, players will create their first car and be introduced to the crew chief and other members of the team while touring the central hub of the game located inside a shiny new garage. There are a variety of different menus in the game that allows players to customize their car, unlock and customize car paintjobs, purchase a variety of vanity items for use in online sessions or to breathe some new life into the garage area, or simply start up a new race. There are obviously many different ways to race in NASCAR: The Game 2013 including single player sessions in quick races or heading online to compete in 16-player events, and their are plenty of settings to customize races such as the number of laps, how much damage is taken during races and the like. There are 43 different racers included in the game with big names such as Jimmie Johnson, Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart all present as well as all 23 of the official tracks from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series from which to choose.
Single player Challenges are also a big part of NASCAR: The Game 2013. Players can face off with the NASCAR elite in head-to-head challenges to beat the best drivers in the world on their quickest tracks. The mode can be quite difficult with players racing desperately against the clock instead of numerous drivers, but it's still a lot of fun. NASCAR: The Game 2013 also supports Highlight Challenges that allow players to relive the greatest moments from previous NASCAR seasons and change the history books. Many of these are shorter events when compared against full races, but they can also be the most fun. The developers have used a thing they call telemetry data gathered from races from the last three seasons in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series to make the moments as accurate as possible and give players a truly unique racing experience with each new Highlight.
NASCAR: The Game 2013 is the best racing title in 2013. The game offers exciting racing action that both NASCAR fans and fans of the genre can appreciate, and the flexibility offered by the new Steam release makes the Eutechnyx series more accessible than ever before. The game can be picked up for a good price at launch and easily blows by any of its competition so far this year. The game offers something for everyone with up to 16-player online races, plenty of exciting single player modes and tons of unlockables. NASCAR: The Game 2013 is a must own for NASCAR fans and a good reason to spend a little bit more money even after the Steam Summer Getaway Sale has ended. Gentlemen, start your engines in NASCAR: The Game 2013 for Steam today!
NASCAR: The Game 2013 is now available exclusively for PC via Steam and can be purchased for $39.99. NASCAR: The Game 2013 is rated E by the ESRB for Mild Violence. For more information on the game, check out the official NASCAR: The Game 2013 website.
Developer & Publisher: Eutechnyx
Available for PC (reviewed)
Release Date: July 24, 2013