Summary: Who wouldn't want to be a Formula One star? You get to fly around the world and are paid massive amounts of money to drive cars at ludicrously fast speeds. Apart from the danger of imminent death if you make a single mistake it's an appealing lifestyle. If you fancy doing this without the money but with the added bonus of no risk to life and limb, then you might prefer to buy a copy of F1 Race Stars for the PS3 instead.
Pros: Fun and quirky presentation; good tactical elements
Cons: Unfair gameplay, feels rather tired and uninspired
Inspector Gadget "Go Go Gadget Reviews", amazon.co.uk
18 February 2013
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. It's a shame then that the game really isn't up to much.
Summary: Usually with games of this nature my 10 year old son has to win races and get fastest time to unlock other areas of the game but with this its all open from the start so its been played with once and back in the box. Think it will be resold very quickly.
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 refer to internet. 3. the game is not easy to understand, UI is not intuitive.
Summary: Good game but certainly has room for improvement, replay value not too good as it gets a little repetitive after a few hours. I'm sure this will be taken into account in future releases. Overall good but could do better.
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. Right now though, I find it hard to recommend this over other available kart racers that happen to be released this month.