Summary: Yes, these days this game will be seen as being very old hat compared to all of the more modern games and their far better graphics, etc . . . But for the time it came out regarding all of those, it was still playable. Mainly I prefer the more managerial sides to games - rather then having to actually drive things around a track lap after lap (into boredom) . . .
Summary: This may be an old game but there are people still modding and updating it and you can still get it online so its worth looking at if you're an F1 fan, however.. The game doesn't really model the world of Formula One, its more of a racing game with management 'bits' bolted on. Just to point out some of the anomalies 1. There is no rain, ever, in any race or practice session therefore no tactical decisions to be made regarding unplanned pitstops. 2.
Excerpt: F1 Manager was released in 2000 and is supported on Windows 95 and 98. It's a complex game with many aspects - for example you can modify your car right down to the electronics and brand of brake pads! It's certainly addictive, as well as managing your team you can watch the races with graphics which were high quality at the time. However this is its weakness, it has been superseded by games such as 'formula one 2002.
Summary: This is a great game, better then the other f1 managers by some bit, but this is my comment so it's not a universal comment. however their are a few in built flaws with this game, the AI is built so Mclaren has to win and has to have the best engine of them all, for example i did a modification to this game some time ago, made everything exactly the same technology and personal at 100 including drivers, it seems the only car that has more horsepower despite everything...
Summary: I would add to the concerns of those who write below the following: 1) Practice periods are too short (one 45-minute session per race); 2) Car setups cannot be saved; 3) Bugs include spontaneous sackings, equally spontaneous sponsor cancellations (with all other available sponsors reverting to "negiotiations broken down" status), and crews refusing to carry out pit strategies; 4) Woefully inadequate financial reference data; you have to keep track of things with a pencil...
Summary: This is absolutely boring! I've never played it. but it is one oldest. smelliest games i have ever seen. Formula One 2002 on PS2 has better detail. and gameplay. Sony's formula one 2002. just for once. kills Ea's f1 manager. So does Formula One 2000. also called FormulaOne2000. It might be a little older. but was created same year!
EA Sports - If it's any good, we want nothing to do with it.
Scott Adams, Amazon
22 February 2004
Summary: This is the most up to date F1 Management Sim out there (1999 Season) but it certainly isn't the best. The game never worked initially on my system, and took a lot of tweaking to get working at all (EA seem to have forgotten they published the game, with no mention of it on their website and no support provided).
Summary: F1 management games have always been difficult to get right - this one suffers many of the same problems previous attempts did. You have to sit through the whole race which takes far too long and is quite boring and the drivers' AI is pretty poor. While the graphics are good and the out of race management (e.g.