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I have played on a lot of Formula One games since this one but this one for me remains the one which really changed my opinion on how to play the game. Unlike most games I do believe his one is pretty challenging and whoever has played this will agree I think.
The price for this was around £29.99 but correct me if i am wrong because I may be with this. You should definatley be able to purchase this for around £5 now because it is now 8years old which you would not think when you play on it. If you have never played a formula one game I do think you should just purchase it to experience how the game works.
Teams and Names
On the game the teams which are included are Ferrari, McLaren, Williams, Renault, Sauber and Jaguar among a few others. The big name racers in the game are Schumacher, Coulthard, Raikkonen, Montoya and Button. This was another great formula one season for viewers to watch.
Before you play this game you think that it would be very easy to just accelerate and come first every race. I also thought this but when you actually play the game you realise that it is not like this at all. I found that if you start 5th or lower on the grid it really isn't the easiest to get near the front from the start which means you are already playing catch up to the leaders. On more than one occasion I have found I am trying to push that much to gain on people in front that I will take my car off the track.
Maybe it will take the more advanced gamer to play between the automatic gearbox and the manual. If you play automatic you simply have to do nothing but race where as with manual it makes the game so much more difficult. This is because you could be taking a corner in a gea whilst trying to overtake and you have to be on the ball whether to down the gear or up it. This means timing is everything on manual so I only recommend that if you are an advanced driver.
Overall I really do rate this game higher and as I stated above if you have never had an f1 game then you should get this. Without doubt the later games are more up to date but this by no means is old in it's style of play. It is still a good enjoyable racing game which you could have a lot of fun with.
Got this in a bundle with my PS2, its a great game for any racing game fan, i was a bit skeptical about the game after my first few races because i was off the track more than on it, but after learning the controls properly and how to handle the fast formula cars, i began to take over other racers and began winning races which was very satisfying.
The game is the official game of Formula One season 2002, it includes all the teams and has very good graphics with all the proper kits and graphics for the cars, which look stunning. The tracks also look very impressive and are very enjoyable to race on.
The game has many race modes including simulation, this is like a real formula one career, where you play a full season against the other teams, then theres the arcade mode which is very easy and fast to set up, you can play races with your friends. The game also has the commentary from TVs James Allen and Martin Brundle which makes it very realistic.