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
Excerpt: Vous rêvez de connaître les sensations des pilotes de Formule 1 et de leurs équipes en plein Grand Prix ? F1 2009 restitue de façon authentique et accessible la saison actuelle de FORMULE 1 avec, notamment, pour la première fois dans un jeu vidéo, l'incroyable épreuve nocturne de Singapour...