Summary: This is quite simply the best F1 game for the PS2 that is sold in America. It's not perfect, but it is as close to perfect as any I've played on ps2 (I've played them all). In fact, Gran Tourismo 3 is perhaps the only racing game made for the PS2 that is better than Grand Prix Challenge. And it's a surprising close call between the two. If you love F1, it deserves your attention!
Summary: Addicting!! I play every day, I need it. And I have heard that if you have a logitech wheel the handling of the car is superb. From time to time I have heavy rain during the race, and the effect of the rain in your view and the water splashed from the other cars is so cool! Sometimes you have lightnings and thunders.
Summary: This is a great game, and you can get it brand new for only $29.99! And to correct one of the other reviewers, you CAN use the Logitech steering wheel. I use it all the time, in fact I've never not used it playing this game. If you couldn't, I wouldn't own it. Great graphics, realistic driving simulation, really cool cockpit view while driving (it feels like you're really in an F1 car), and the best replays I've seen in any game.
Summary: No, the graphics aren't near as good as GT3, but they're more than adequate; especially when you factor in the realistic driving models. I have no idea what it's like to actually drive a state-of-the-art Formula One Race Car, but from watching them on television this game seems to have made it possible for me to get as close as I ever will. It's great for beginners and experts alike. There's three different levels of difficulty; Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.
Summary: Wow! What an awesome game. The controls take a few hours to get used to but once you do this thing rocks! I have never raced a game where I actually felt like I was racing other people (except online of course) or had the adrenaline rush this game gives. I actually have raced professionally (i.e. I got paid) and still instruct so I'm in real formula cars on a regular basis.
Summary: F1 feel, sounds.....yes it's actually like hearing them live. The frame rate processing surpasses all other PS2 F1 sims. 'Keep it Simple' is how I live life. This game is simple to set-up. No heavy thinking...just basic set-ups and you're off. .....Yes, you hear that Traction-control rumble..... .......Yes, you can drift as mighty as schuey and Villeneuve!!... I live near Indianapolis, I apply what I saw with the live cars and NAILED the feel....I'm Fo' Real, guys..
Summary: I have been an F1 fan for many years and therefore, Ive followed closely each and every release of F1 Titles. I have not had so much fun playing an F1 game since the first Formula 1 game that came out for the original Playstation about 6 or 7 years ago. Actually all these new versions for the Ps2 prior to GPC (EA F1 and SonyÂ's versions) were very discouraging.
The Absolute Best F1 Racing Game to Date for PS2!!!!!
James M. Stafford III, amazon.ca
9 March 2003
Summary: Grand Prix Challenge is the latest F1-based game to come to the North American market, and it is definitely one of the best the PlayStation2 has seen to date. EA Sports has dominated F1-based PS2 games in North America, but with its great F1 franchise coming to an end, Atari has come up to the starting grid with Grand Prix Challenge, which is both friendlier to the newcomer to F1 racing games and adaptable enough to accommodate a nice array of F1 gaming experience.
Summary: I heard about the release of Grand Prix Challenge in the UK a few weeks ago. It then took ages to get any sense of whether it was a worthy title or not because nothing had been written about it. infogrames doesn't list on their US site, Melbourne House had some screenshots and promo info on it, but there really wasn't a set of user reviews that could be used to fill in the blanks. I waited. Translated some German reviews. They raved about it. 88%. 90%.