Excerpt: There is nothing quite like the thrill of Formula 1. Twenty cars racing at up to 200 MPH for up to two hours a single mistake enough to have any driver out of the race. Add qualifiers, tactics of tire changes and refueling and the occasional splash of rain and you have one of the most exciting spectator sports around. Sounds like a great basis for a racing simulation right? Well, many have tried but capturing the thrill of Formula 1 is hard.
Conclusion: If you absolutely, positively must have your F1 and can't get it anywhere else, F1 2009 is worth a peek. For everyone else, though, there's simply not enough here to really make a lasting impression.
Conclusion: If the game didn’t suffer from the poor AI then this would be a welcome return to F1 racing on a console. The PS2 style graphics and slow frame rate when the screen is full could also be forgiven. So could the rather short 3 season career mode. But when you can’t race for fear of overtaking and being penalised, then what is the point of a racing game in the first place?
Pros: All the cars and drivers, very fun with the wheel
Conclusion: When it comes to content F1 2009 is immediately impressive. You can choose from single races, a three season career mode, various challenges and naturally competing against your friends. Alongside career mode, the challenge mode is the strongest part of the game, because challenges are both plentiful and varied. You can for example see how many cars you can pass in one lap, set different time limits, or try a course in the rain with dry weather tires.
Pros: Lots of depth in season mode
Cons: Extremely unstable controls, control assists make pit stops impossible, other drivers move as if on rails
Summary: Les jeux de Formule 1 sont une denrée rare dans l'univers pourtant si prolifique des jeux vidéo. Tous les ans, il sort pourtant des dizaines de jeux de caisses, et dans le lot, où est la Formule 1 ? On sait que Codemasters a récemment racheté les droits d'exploitation de la licence officielle, celle qui nous permet d'avoir les vrais noms, les vraies courses, etc. Ce sont donc les seuls à pouvoir faire le bonheur de tou(te)s les passionné(e)s de belles mécaniques.
Pros: L'accessibilité, Des sensations de conduite simples et efficaces, Le contenu
Cons: Une technique mal optimisée, Une IA un peu agressive, Les commentaires tout nazes lors des courses, Une bande-son moyenne, La gestion des dégâts minable