Nascar 08 has fantastic graphics and awesome realism, although it is pretty limited. The graphics and gameplay make it incredibly realistic, as you can actually feel the car and have to be very cautious if you are trying to make it big time. The realism of crashing and harming your car is intense, which makes the game sort of boring, because a simple touch to the side of another car at the speed will send you off the track and most likely into a wall which will probably end your race. I love sporting games, but I can say I'm not the biggest fan of racing games, I find most of them repetitive and limited and Nascar probably is one of the most limited car games I've played. Unlike Formula 1 where you actually change tracks which makes it a little different every time, Nascar is like the same thing non stop which takes its toll. I wouldn't reccommend buying Nascar unless you're a die hard fan.