Originally posted by MichaelJP
Might be an idea, any opinions on the best NASCAR videogame out there?
it depends on what system you have... if you have an x-box 360, go with the 07 (or 08 when it comes out), they have alot of set-up options and changes you can make in the pits..
if you have just an x-box then 06 is the best one on that system - not as many set-up options, but it has team orders features so you can get your team mate to draft you, or block for you - you can even switch to other teammates cars so if you've got a huge lead you can switch to a guy in the middle of the feild and help him move up through the pack. - this is good for learning how different set-ups work, as each teammate will have a different set-up then you, so you you'll have to learn how to drive a loose or a tight set-up by changeing your line.
if you have a ps2 then 05 is the way to go, it's the first one with the chase.
from 05 on, they all have a carear mode, so if you get to liking it you can start out in modifieds, move up to trucks, then busch and finally cup. -- they also have tutorial missions for everything from holding the line through the corner, to drafting, to passing in traffic.
if you want to run on your p.c. then you can try to find a copy of nascar racing 4 by papyrus... it's the 03 season, but it has every change you can make on a car and you don't need a top of the line rig to run it. - it is generally considered the best sim out there and it has the biggest online community if you decide to go that route (many of the drivers like dale jr., denny hamlin, j.j. yayley - all compeate in weekly legues with it)
with the console game, i've found that the standard controlers are good at holding your line, but if you go with a p.c. game, then get a wheel - the keyboard controls are instant turn which isn't good at 180mph.
the easiest tracks to learn on are daytona and taladega - because you hold it wide open all the way around and can focus on your corner entry and don't have to worry about let off points... from there move to atlanta, vegas, chicago, or california these are pretty fast tracks and just require you to lift a little going in.....after that moveto charlette, texas, and richmond - these are tracks where you not only have to lift, but drag the brake a little - after that move onto the smaller tracks where you have to brake heavy.
- oh and if you get a game that is 06 or before remember that charlette still has the bump in turns 3-4 so don't get on the gass untill you've gone over it, or else you'll slam into the wall.
i have all these games except for 07 (i don't have a 360), and i've raced on ovals a couple of dozzon times in real life and can pretty much say they all are very good for leaning the little things that don't transfer on t.v.