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: An admirably realistic and feature-rich racer hamstrung by some disappointingly inaccurate controls that can just about be persevered with. In fairness, Sumo's task of importing such a regulations-heavy sport to PSP would always be a difficult one.
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
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...