Summary: It's a fun enough kart racer, but there's something missing that means it'll never be in the tier of Crash Team Racing or Mario Kart. In the higher difficulty the AI seems to cheat far too often and make use of the secret shortcuts, meaning you can be a comfortable 15 seconds in the lead only to be...
Summary: It's quite fun, but flawed. Sometimes it all works great, the elements of F1 are there, such as deciding whether to use the pit lane now and lose some time, or take the hit and try to get ahead anyway. There's also a fuel mode where picking up fuel slows you down, another interesting addition.
Summary: F1 Race Stars does a great job being an illusion. As you stare at its colourful circuits and its cheeky bobble-headed F1 heroes, you'd be mistaken for thinking that there is some great arcade racing fun to be had.
Summary: The cart racer is a very common sub-genre of video game at the moment, especially for established franchises with many available characters to pilot the vehicles. F1 Race Stars is not a serious Formula 1 racing game, but it does feature all of the proper licences, real life drivers, and advertising.
Excerpt: F1 Race Stars, PS3 As a Playstation Plus member I often get to enjoy the benefits of this membership in the form of downloading free games each month, and we're not just talking demos or trial games here, these are full games!
Pros: Great racing fun . Free at the moment on Playstation Plus .
Summary: 1. game seems to be buggy, sometimes screen starts to flash like old black and white games and no indication what is happening. 2. the guidance is extremely poor. - game is promoting codemaster racenet or something but really not telling what it is - contains only one small paper 'user guide' and...
Summary: F1 Race Stars has the looks, but can't deliver the exciting gameplay. I hope Codemasters sticks with the idea, because I'm sure they can improve on this reasonable attempt at a new kart racer.