Parents' Guide to

NASCAR the Game 2011

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Flawed racing simulation plays down impact of crashes.

Game Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3 2011
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While the game sounds decent on paper, playing isn't very fun for a few reasons. For one, it's incredibly easy. Passing other drivers is a piece of cake. You will most likely win races regardless of your skill level. Anyone with driving game experience should select the highest difficulty setting. Second, the cars don't control very well. They feel stiff and unresponsive. Third, this game is a stripped down version of the PS3 and Xbox 360 version. It removes features like vehicle customization, and there's no way to save races for viewing or sharing at a later time -- a must for racing games.

Unless you don't care about experiencing a modicum of challenge or enjoying features found in other versions of the game, this one should be left for the bargain bin.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Xbox 360 , PlayStation 3
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Release date: May 24, 2011
  • Genre: Racing
  • ESRB rating: E for Mild Language
  • Last updated: June 30, 2022

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