Product Type: Electronic Arts Playstation games
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A quality racing game!
F1 Championship Season 2000 (PS)
Member Name: mirren
F1 Championship Season 2000 (PS)
Date: 27/07/03, updated on 27/07/03 (27 review reads)
Advantages: Fun Game, Lots To Do, Suitable For Everyone
Disadvantages: Out Dated, No Murray Walker :(
F1 2000 is a quality racing game ad in my opinion the best in the series. On the main menu there are options you can choose to race now which is a single race for one or two players where you can choose from 17 different tracks from Britain to Brazil and 22 drivers from Michael Schumacher to Pedro Diniz. If you select game modes you will get an option of five different modes. You can race a GP weekend. The difference between selecting this and race now is that on this you will have practice and qualifying sessions as well as the race.
The main option is a full championship where you will start a full 17 race championship. You will have many options available, like whether you want the use of flags, damages or retirements. Also one thing I particularly like about this game is that most people start of on the easiest difficulty and this is about right when they start out and then they improve. On this game if you start winning races it asks you whether you want to increase the difficulty so you don’t get bored with a game that is too easy.
Another option and my personal favourite is the scenario option. In this you get given different scenarios from Jenson Button proving he’s a serious F1 driver to Jos Verstappen having a suspension failure and hanging on in the points. This section naturally increases in difficulty as you go along. You start of with easy difficulty scenarios but soon gets quite difficult.
The other options I haven’t used but they are training where you obviously practice the tracks and learn where to brake for corners, etc. and the other is Time Trial where you go round the track and set the fastest time.
Also for people who find it difficult or are just starting out and don’t know the tracks there are driving aids. Most people will only need the first, which gives arrows telling you corners coming up. It shows which direction and how severe the corner is, a bit like the co-driver does in ra
lly games. The second driving aid gives you the same as 1 as well as braking assist, which helps you control your speed going into corners. The third one gives you the same as 2 along with steering assist which corrects your steering to keep the optimum racing line.
This game is the complete package and has everything you want from a racing game. There is lots to do and with the difference in difficulty it should be fine for everyone to play. The only problem is that it is a little out dated and the drivers and cars are not accurate. This doesn’t affect its gameplay though and if you want to pay extra for the newest version which is probably not as good then go ahead.
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