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Formula One Championship (PS3)

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Manufacturer: Sony / Publisher: Sony / Genre: Racing / Driving / PEGI Age Rating: Age 3+ / Output Signal Supported: 720p / HDTV Support: HDTV Support / Audio Support: Dolby Digital 5.1 / Aspect Ratio: 0,672916666666667 / ESRB Descriptor: Mild Lyrics / Memory Support: With Memory Support / Max. Number Of Players: 2 / Release Date: February, 2007

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      02.08.2009 11:17
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      a very good racing game which is fun and has really good graphics.

      formula one really is a great game. its just got all you need. great racing experience, great communications and really good pit stops! this is a definate for all F1 fans the only thing missing is the commentator from the old games that shouted "he's hit the barrier" or "it's schumacher!". the graphics of the game are really good. the cars themself are stunning and the scenery is really realistic. when you look at the circuit before the track you can really pay attention to all the detail of the terrain and scenery! the controls of the game are very easy and there are lots of optional hints such as a virtual racing line that has colour to let you know when to accelerate, brake and deceallerate. there is also ABS so you don't lock brakes and a spin recovery system so if you spin it points you in the right direction! this game is for all levels of racers and is really good game. there is no split screen option but you can head 0online and race up to 21 other players online. 9/10 and a must buy for ps3!

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        23.06.2009 17:45

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        only for the die hard F1 fan!

        I cannot believe that all this time later, this game is still around the £40 mark in a lot of shops. It is a decent racer, but not £40 decent. £15 maybe. Here are my reasons:

        -The teams, racers, tracks etc are now quite out dated.
        -I found the game very hard to get into, and for someone who is not acquainted with the various terminology of Formula One a lot of the technical features (such as tweaking your car) meant very little to me. I probably missed a lot of the fun in the game because of it.
        -It's difficult! I know, there should be a challenge in games, but it sucked the fun out of it a little bit. I finished last in most races at anything other than the easiest difficulty level.
        -The cars handling did not feel realistic. Maybe I am comparing it to driving a road car, but the handling felt heavy and burdensome.
        -The audio is not the best either. The commentary is decent, but repetitive and you have soon heard all the phrases. Nice car noises though.

        I would only recommend this for die hard F1 fans who are still waiting for an updated version to come along!

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        18.05.2009 22:35
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        Overall I would buy it as this is the only up to date F1 out there

        Formula one championship is the only F1 game to be released to date for PS3. The game itself has wonderful graphics and along with stunning weather effects and realistic driving conditions makes this one of the best games out there.

        I wouldn't say that this is the best F1 game ever but does come close. Driving on a circuit with torrential rain is simply breathtaking as the water hits your visor it becomes harder to see along with the spray from the car in front.

        After playing this game for the first time I didn't want to put it down and soon becomes very addictable. The gamer is able to configure their car as if they where the engineer.

        If you are looking for a good racing game that gets your heart pounding then this is the games for you. I would also recommend the Sixaxis controller which enables the vibration function for crashes which makes the game even more realistic.

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          14.05.2009 13:33

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          An amazing game which takes you in and lets you push it until you can't take anymore

          This was one of the games that came free with the PS3 when it first launched as Sony were so proud of what they had achieved with this game and in my opinion they have every right to still be proud.
          This is an amazing game with stunning visuals and audios that drop you into the car and make the trees truly blur past you.
          Try this in each of the weather conditions if you are looking for an almost completely new game as each and every single race is a whole new experience and you are constantly learning and developing your driving styles to suit the conditions around you and those of your car.
          I will say that yes this game is now out of date with drivers and teams but then I would also say have you ever wanted to be driving into a hard right hand corner at 180mph with three of the best drivers in the world pushing you from the inside, outside and behind? Answer yes then the stuff being slightly outdated really should not detract from the game itself.
          This is a game where skill is required to put the tyres exactly where you want them each and every single time and when you have to do this over 50 times in any race with weather conditions being changeable and pit stops in the equation it is a true challenge as even the slightest error will be costly for you. Give it a shot and just make sure you have nothing to distract you and I'm sure you will find like me that the continue button becomes a very automatic click and the save button looks like the last thing on my mind.
          Stunningly detailed race tracks, cars and amazing quality of graphics and audio lead to this being the perfect racer that it still manages to be.

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          22.03.2009 20:05

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          A must have for any formula one lover

          Formula one at its oh so very best.

          One of the first games i owned on the Playstation 3, and it made me realise why the playstation 3 was so expensive to buy at first.

          Ok, it doesnt have Lewis Hamilton in it, but this game was made before he was the start he is now.

          The game is simply awesome, with all the teams from that season of Formula 1 in it, with graphics looking absolutely stunning.
          Cars looks so realistic and when you fly past the likes of Alonso you know its him, as you can tell by his helmet!!! AMAZING DETAIL there.

          Track selection is also good with every track looking amazingly like its real version and when you fly round the corners at Monaco you can feel as if you are really there driving the car.

          Control of the cars is different from other games, with more respect to the dynamics of a formula 1 car, you are forced to try and take the racing line, or suffer and end up in a barrier, and if you brake too late, goodbye chances of winning the race. However, one bad point i do have to say, is no physical damage to cars except tires show signs of being off track.

          Race single player or multiplayer online, and discover do you have the formula 1 driver in you.

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          04.01.2009 02:24
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          If you are a fan of F1, or enjoy online games, then you have to buy this.

          Formula One Championship Edition was one of the first games i bought for my PS3 about a year ago. As a fan of F1, for me it was a no brainer (after seeing reviews and videos on youtube).

          The graphics are pretty amazing compared to some of the other racing games available. The attention to detail on the cars are top class. In F1 games of old, this hasn't been the case at all - with the paint job being the only way to differentiate the cars.

          The physics were, and still are great. Especially so when you turn off all aids, traction control etc. The car becomes a complete handful, and becomes more of a challenge which is great for when you "grow out" of the game.

          The on-line feature is by far one of the better features of the game. After a while, racing against the AI becomes boring and tedious. Racing against other people is much more realistic and fun. The races are always competitive, and the users are generally pretty nice. Another cool feature is that there are mini championships/tournaments you can join if you want to.

          Despite being hideously outdated now, I still think its an amazing game. The on-line feature more than makes up for the lack of current cars and drivers.

          Note: if you own GT Prologue, you will probably despise the handling of the cars in F1CE. I recently went to play F1CE after playing GT Prologue, and I couldn't stand it. However, the on-line function on F1CE is a million times better than GT's, so i wouldn't totally write off buying F1CE.

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          19.11.2008 19:00
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          Good, solid racer with lots of playability.

          F1 Championship Edition is currently the only Formula one game available on the PS3 which is a shame since it is based on the 2006 Formula one season. Being based on 2006 that means that Lewis Hamilton is not in the game (not a problem for me as I'm a Ferrari fan!!) but over the past two years is obvious what Hamilton has done for the sport and I have no doubt in my mind that if he was in this game it would have shipped so many copies than it has so far.

          OK that enough of dwelling on the fact that the game is out of date, so hows the gameplay? One major issue that F1 game developers have is finding a balance between realism and entertainment. For those of you who are familiar with F1 will know that the slightest touch out on the track could end your race. Now, realism in games like this is paramount but too much realism will have made this game unplayable, with every race ending at the obligatory first-corner pile up that occurs in every race. To address this issue the developers (SONY) have allowed the cars to be able to handle some minor damage that may occur from collision with other drivers. These minor damagers to the front and rear wings can be repaired with a quick pit stop. Major collisions will, predictably, lead to your retirement from the race.

          If you are getting frustrated at the fact you can never seem to be able to finish a race or just feel like bashing into your competitors, the crash damage can be turned off, with large collisions resulting in a 6 six second penalty.

          The game has been made very easy to get to grips with for gamers with all different kinds of experience, novice users have a whole host of options available to them that can make racing easier. The options include, having a racing line on the track which indicates when to brake and accelerate, traction control, braking assistance and finally steering assistance. Now with all of these options enabled racing is very easy and you might as well not even be playing the game, but having one or two of these options can help you keep up with those front-runners.

          The game modes are as follows, quick race, time trial, grand prix weekend and world championship, all typical modes that you would expect from a racing game. Each of the modes allows you play through any of the real life grand prix courses from 2006, including Monaco, Silverstone and Interlagos.

          However there is another mode called "Career" which is where this game comes into its own. In career mode you begin your career as unknown driver trying to find yourself a seat as a test driver at a formula one team. To get yourself into a test driver seat you have past a test set by one of the manufacturers, generally Super Aguri, Torro Rosso or Spyker when you first start out.

          The tests involve beating the time set in a given lap or beating the cumulative time set in three laps. Should you pass the test you will be offered the test driver position at the team and if you excel at your testing duties you will be offered a driver position enabling you to race at the grand prix's throughout the year. Continue to succeed in this position and it wont be long before a top team comes knocking at your door and then you will be able to fight for the championship.

          The graphics that are employed in this game are good, without being amazing, the crashes are spectacular with debris flying everywhere and the racing as you would expect is fast paced and there are a whole host of classic cars to be unlocked, not to mention the online play, all of which will keep you going for a while.

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