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Drivers, Start Your Engines! NASCAR The Game 2013 is the 1st title in the series available on Steam and PC, featuring all the official drivers, teams and tracks from the official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship.
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““NASCAR The Game: 2013 is the best racing title of 2013. The game offers exciting racing action that both NASCAR fans and fans of the genre can appreciate.””
8/10 – Bio Gamer Girl

““NASCAR The Game: 2013 is a must-have title for not only NASCAR fans but any gamers that are fond of the racing genre.””
8.5/10 – Boothammer

““Eutechnyx nails the look and feel of NASCAR…it a fully-featured game that looks good, plays well, and will satisfy racing fans looking for a new challenge as well as NASCAR die-hards.””
4/5 – Saving Content

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About the Game

Drivers, Start Your Engines!
NASCAR The Game 2013 is the 1st title in the series available on Steam and PC, featuring all the official drivers, teams and tracks from the official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship. Delve into the most authentic NASCAR experience with eye-opening graphics, competitive AI and the most robust multiplayer support system yet. Work towards the ultimate prize, being crowned the Sprint Cup Series Champion and for the first time, experience the intense, thrilling action from behind the wheel of a Gen 6 model stock car.

Relive and rewrite iconic moments from recent NASCAR history with Inside Line Highlights, recreated using real-world telemetry data from seasons 2011, 2012 and 2013, allowing players to experience the heat of the moment in one of the world’s most exciting motorsports. And, for the 1st time in sports games, NASCAR The Game 2013 will release further update packs as the climax to the season unfolds.

Key Features

  • Battle your way to the top of the official NASCAR Sprint Cup Series against competitive and aggressive AI
  • Stunning visuals and handling deliver the most authentic NASCAR experience ever
  • Design and race your own Gen 6 car model with an all-new and sophisticated paint booth toolkit
  • Relive and Rewrite iconic moments from recent NASCAR history include the 2013 season as it happens!
  • Immerse yourself in full race weekends, including practice, qualifying and race sessions
  • Challenge or race as all 43 official NASCAR drivers, on all of the official 2013 tracks
  • Relive and rewrite NASCAR history with additional Inside Line Highlights packages

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Processor:AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ (2 * 3000 MHz)
    • Memory:2048 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce 8800 GT
    Recommended:
    • Processor:Intel Core I5-760 (4 * 2800 MHz)
    • Memory:4096 MB RAM
    • Graphics:GeForce GTX 260
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
684 products in account
3 reviews
15.5 hrs on record
I've held off buying this for a long time becaue of the negativity around it but under £4 in the week long sale I've gone for it.

A few hours in and I'm having a blast, much more fun and way better than the reputation led me to fear. Handling is nice, the cars have real weight, the spotters instructions are vital and really well done and the driving challenge is pitched just right across the easy/medium/hard range.

A bargain for £4 but if I'd played it before buying I would have been happy paying more.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
8.2 hrs on record
There is absolutely nothing better than driving backwards while listening to Molly Hatchet causing a 30 car pile up. You'd be dumb not to own this game.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
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1 review
7.2 hrs on record
NASCAR The Game 2013 lets players take to the tracks and redefine races using the new Gen 6 model cars. Supporting an updated and enhanced paint booth tool, players can customize their Gen 6 paint schemes and import them into the games multiple race modes to show the world their design skills. Supporting the new 2013 roster with all the team and driver changes, players can take their own shot at being crowned the Sprint Cup Series Champion by starting a competitive season as a rookie and racing against their favorite drivers in career mode, or race online with friends.

Game is really solid. All guys complaining about Ai at Texas, or Las Vegas, or hell, other tracks doesn't simply know how to race. I've finished a lot of races, and I still managed to win, not cause crash. Most people doesn't even know how nascar works, they don't know how to drive, and they whine about game because they can't play it. Most crashes are caused by inconsequence of player, of course Ai causes crashes too sometimes (but not every lap, like some users here pointed out, which is complete bullcrap). They do make mistakes, and that's why this game is good. On steam forums there were numorous threads about AI not making cautions or crashes. Okay, so devs fixed it, and now, they are complain that there is too many? What the hell people? Otherwise game is good, graphics are solid, Career mode lacks though, it's a abit flat, and you cannot use your own skin, but hey, you can still use your skins for quick races, multiplayer. Game has really nifty eye candy modelling, they are sure improved from console counterparts, and even if it's console port, this game is very nicely optimised, has variety of options to adjust, not like most console ports today. OH yeah, multiplayer. It's good, has some lag issues there and there, but it's playable, hell, it's freaking fun. I also want to point out that most reviews here are to bash Nascar because of left turns. Don't listen to them. Nascar is all about door-2-door racing, bumper-2-bumper, and this game catches the beauty of this sport. It has good stimulating physics engine which gives you feeling of the car, very good sound, nice in-car view which adds a lot of depth to races (some games lacks interior view like GRID 2 for stupid reasons), and crapload of other stuff. I am giving this one a solid 8, this game is fun, heed the mockers, heed the haters. This game is really good provides very nice racing experience, that every nascar fan (or even just racing fan) would love.

I would recommend to have a Racing Wheel in order to play such games rather than conventional 360 Controller or KB.

Quote from Metacritic :

If you are a casual racing fan or someone who has not played a racing simulation with any regularity, NASCAR 2013 is not the game for you. The lack of a comprehensive tutorial pretty much prevents you from gaining any sort of entertainment out of it past the first hour or two. But, if you are a fan of NASCAR and its simulations, or if you have plenty of experience with racing simulations, I think you will be able to look past the obstacles and find a relatively enjoyable game within.
Posted: February 12th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
5.7 hrs on record
Despite reading the negative reviews, I decided to try this out for cheap. This game is terrible, it's not worth the standard price, nor the current $20, nor the $5 I wasted on it. As a classic Nascar fan, I am disappointed that this game exists. It could have been a lot better.
Posted: February 19th, 2014
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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2 reviews
57.8 hrs on record
never fixed the dam game wont buy 2014
Posted: May 28th, 2014
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295 of 328 people (90%) found this review helpful
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6 reviews
114.2 hrs on record
Nascar The Game: 2013 brings us a door2door oval racing experience that can be challenging, but it's frustrating due to problems it has.

Yes, I've played this game a lot. When you get into it, it's not just "driving to the left", but it does provide decent amount of challenge with Ai drivers (when they work as they should), and adrenalline filling experience by trying to get better position. There are 43 cars on the track and it's easy to crash into somebody and cause a pile up. Well, sounds great, doesn't it? But there are lots of problems that we just simply cannot overlook. First of all, Ai. Sometimes they're over-agressive, sometimes they are too slow, and sometimes they are stupid enough to blindly crash at certain tracks into a wall causing a Caution and restart. This is pretty stupid, considering that when the Ai works, game shines, gives you decent fun and challenge. When cars start to crash into your rear quaterpanel, it gets frustrating to the point of even shutting down and deleting the game from HDD. Game is VERY unbalanced. On some tracks Ai is slow, on some it's too fast even on easy difficulty. When you're qualifying, sometimes you end up first even on hard, which is unnaceptable because I was playing on keyboard. Sometimes Ai is too agressive and doesn't use brakes at all and crash into you or other opponents, causing massive pile up. They just slam into you. If it weren't for ai, this game could be best NASCAR game to date.

Graphics are Ok. Textures are nice, not that blurry. Models are nicely detailed. Game has awesome audio departament. When you even touch car in front, it actually feels like it and has a decent "punch". The mechanic on radio who gives you instructions doesn't annoy you, he is helpful enough to make you aware. Damage could use some polishing too because while sounds are great, deformations and effects of collions are not really good. You can blow tire and need to pit. Sometimes you just scratch the wall and you end up disqualified due to damaged vehicle (which is stupid). You can also DNF other vehicles, but it's rather rare and unrealistic. Overall damage model is bad and should be improved in next game. Optimisation-wise it's nice, but a lot people report crashing when pitting which is annoying, considering that this issue was acknowledged by developers but hasn't been resolved.

Career mode is lacking too. It does have car upgrade, but nothing more than that. You cannot even use you own repaint (even if there is nicely done paint booth that gives you countless possibilities to make your own dream repaint). You're forced to one that game dictates you to. There is also no crew improvement or management which is dissapointing.

Physics are well done. Car reacts to bumps, has nice suspension work, and actually has the feel of weight. Xbox 360 controller works here OK, but there are lots of people that have problem setting it up. It's worth mentioning that some of the common steering wheels doesn't work, which is also stupid, considering that this game is meant to be played with a wheel to get most out of it.

Multiplayer is really buggy and unplayable with more than 1 player. Other players often are miles ahead of the actual position, there are lots of lags, and fake crashes (game shows that player spins, but in fact he does not). There are TONS of bugs, which is shame.

Overall, game lacks a lot. Lots of promises by Eutechnyx that hasn't been delivered. Repaint DLC's are not worth the asking price (5,99 Euro each), and game itself is not woth the price aswell at this point. Developers tried to resolve issues with this game, but they failed, and there are no more patches after DLC's releases, which is dissapointing because this game has a lot of potential. In it's current state it's barely 5/10, but in beta it was much better, reaching even 8/10. There is no excuse for it now, as it is released.

Waste of money, and sadly waste of potential. It's pretty sad example of game abandoned too early by developer trying to grab our money for product that barely works.

5/10
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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