GameSpot Reviews

Player Reviews

Average Player Score Based on 721 ratings
7.8
Please Sign In to rate NASCAR Thunder 2003
Score Breakdown Based on 721 ratings
  1. 10 (85)
  2. 9 (222)
  3. 8 (247)
  4. 7 (80)
  5. 6 (27)
  6. 5 (19)
  7. 4 (12)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (22)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • Rating:7.5

    Game that put it on the map

    before 2003 i think that NASCAR saw dismal Numbers in the sale of its NASCAR games mainly becuase unlike in todays 2006 game the features really sucked with this game But lets just say the other newer versions have... Read Full Review

    3 of 3 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about NASCAR Thunder 2003

  • Rating:9.5

    almost perfect best nascar game ive ever played

    Over 40 top drivers from 2002, including rookies Ryan Newman & Jimmie Johnson, several hidden legend drivers, hidden Busch drivers, all the Winston Cup tracks, almost all major NASCAR sponsors included (except beer & Win... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9

    Fun, ain't it?

    Fun, fun and funner! The graphics are good on 2003, but lacks the crowd being 3D. And that really stinks about 2003. It is impressive on the controls in 2003 but the steering is sometimes bad when my car is even a bit da... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8

    First Nascar game i played and its the best 8.0 out of 10.0

    Gameplay 80 % Nascar thunder 2003 allows you to play the ``Career`` like you want to you can choose the AI difficulty the amount of lap and races and this makes this game not that long because if you choose to do the rea... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Most likely the best EA Sports NASCAR game.

    This game was very good, you have your good season mode, and a pretty good Career mode. Many diffrent Cup drivers you can pick, and afew Nationwide Cars. There's a number of unlockables, and you just cant buy the... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:8.5

    Still the standard for console-based stock car racing games

    EA Sports definitely didn't call it in on this effort. NASCAR Thunder 2003 still sets the standard (I believe, with Dirt to Daytona a close second), for what a stock car racing game should be. Only the NASCAR Season 02/0... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:7.9

    Good game, but on the track action could've been a little better.

    The Good: -Career mode is wonderful. You can hire a pit crew based on their speed, skill, and potential. You can hire sponsors but keep in mind that bigger names require more out of you. Career mode also keeps track of ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:4.8

    What a letdown, especially compared to console versions.

    The Good: -2002 season cars. -Season mode. -Surprisingly awesome damage module. The Bad: -No matter how much I tweak my wheel, I can't keep my car in a straight line. -The physics are lousy, and the AI cars are s... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:9.2

    very fun game

    this game was the very first game i bought for my gc. i bought it cause im a huge nascar fan, and i figuered it would be fun. i was right. i loved this game a whole lot. everything was great in the game. the season mode ... Read Full Review

    1 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:5.7

    I just bought this game used. Mediocre at best...

    Some people say this is the best game in the series. I'd say it is at least in the lower half of their games all together because it just doesn't feel like your there. The graphics are great, don't get me wrong, but it r... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Rating:2.5

    What were they thinking?????

    I'm not real sure what the point of this boring game is yet....Oh well, I got nascar sim racing...Don't bother to get this game, mine was free, got it with my computer...Too bad it isn't FUN. This is the stupidest Nascar... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • 13 results
  • 1
  • 2