Summary: There seems to be quite a mix of reviews for this game depending on whether people are looking for an arcade game or a simulation. In simulation mode, this game is great fun. I found it very difficult at first to get around the circuits without the odd wheel on the grass and the occasional resulting spin. After a few days of practise I am able to hit the podium but have not yet got a first place. The simulation is not 100% accurate.
Summary: This game has to be excellent. mark will not be buying a xbox but i studyed it today. i played on one once. The graphics on Dreamcast look a lot better than any of that boring mark's F1 games. he shall sell formula one 04 now. he won't be buying the original. but i have the original and it's soooooooooo enjoyable. All you fans out there. go for the original. but this is only for pros.
Summary: Listen people I'm a formula 1 fan and a BIG ps2 fan but it sounds like everyone else isn't. You lot moan and moan about this game so why did you buy it! You know how these racing games are so don't moan about it, you bought it! For one I love F1 games, The only F1 game I had b4 this was Formula1 98 on ps1 and thats pretty good. The graphics on this are unbelievable although there should be more debree and safety cars.
Summary: This game is still the best console F1 game about even all these months after its release. As always, everything is there as it is in real life, the cars, opponents and tracks are easy enough to pick up and race but hard enough to beat 100% of the time. Its the most realistic of the Sony F1 games yet and is always fun to play, make no mistake about it. Games like F1 Career Challenge that seem to boast so much more still cant match it.
Summary: I have owned all the Studio Liverpool F1 games on PS2 - and Formula One 2003 is by far the best so far. The graphics and sound are awesome, and the gameplay is very good indeed. There are a couple of things that do get on my nerves though... 1. The computer cars are following "rails". You only have to watch the cars crab around the tighter corners at Monaco to see this.
Summary: This is a very good F1 simulation and i the realism of the handling, accelerating and braking is something i've not seen on the PS2 before. This is a game designed for people who will take time to get used to the way the game works and it is not one of those games you can pick up and play casually - you have to get into it in order to do well.
Summary: yup yup.. this is a top game. The feeling of speed is excellent. Sound is great but the commentary is pretty dull. Best just to turn that off and listen to 800BHP screaming out of your speakers. The tracks are amazingly realistic as is the game play. This is a game for people who want a real racing sim. Its difficult but not impossible. You cant hope to come into a 90right at 160mph and just slam on the anchors like in other inferior racing games and be carried round.
Summary: OK i just bought the new f1 sim. First impressions great. The graphics are breathtaking especially the backgrounds. The lifelike sounds add to the experience. Unlike F1 2002 this game is a proper sim not an arcade racer with an F1 badge on it. Furthermore you have access to a full race weekend.
Summary: Having never found any Formula One sim as enjoyable as the first two games in this series (in 96 & 97), I wasn't too hopeful when buying this. However, I have been pleasantly surprised. It seems to have struck the right balance again in simulation mode between playability and realism, which makes playing it both challenging and fun.
Summary: "Unless I'm very much mistaken..." Lovely graphics (no more pop-up, loads more detail, lovely replays and truly spectacular weather effects), cool sounds (newly sampled engine sounds), great gameplay... but it's still too easy. There are loads of options and the multiplayer options in particular are good and offer some challenge. Unfortunately the difficulty on the simulation single player mode just isn't up to it.