Excerpt: F1 2009 is the first in a new generation of Formula One video games featuring Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel and all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2009 FIA Formula One World Championship. Published and developed by Codemasters, the new evolution of F1 games has taken pole position in giving the gaming community an insight of what it takes to be an F1 driver.
Excerpt: Ever since Codemasters announced that they had grabbed the rights to develop Formula One games, I’ve been very excited by the prospect. The British publisher and developer certainly know what they are doing when it comes to motor sport, with a long line – from TOCA to Colin McRae – of racing game released over the years.
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Summary: This game is made specifically for one type of person – F1 racing fans. Unlike other sports titles which try to appeal to a cross section of the gaming community, if you’re not a Formula One racing fan then you will not want to pick up this game. On the other hand if you’re an F1 racing fan and you absolutely want decent simulation experience of the F1 series then this game is worth at the very least a rental.
Summary: F1 2009 will deliver an authentic and accessible recreation of the current Formula One season, featuring a variety of race modes, customizable driver aids, multiplayer support, new aerodynamics, slick tires, the KERS boost system, the Singapore night race, and the debut of World Champion Lewis Hamilton.
Excerpt: Having struck gold with DiRT and GRID, Codemasters has been eager to add another racing champion to its lineup. F1 2009, developed exclusively for one console and one handheld (Wii and PSP), is the publisher’s first attempt at building another racing franchise since the ill-fated release of Fuel. Unlike that game, which turned out to be a total snore-fest, F1 2009 will definitely keep you awake. That’s the good news.
Summary: F1 2009 delivers an authentic, unforgiving F1 racing experience. Endless customization options and a detailed sim experience will satisfy the pickiest gearhead. But despite attempts to give newbies a rolling start, most gamers will be left in the dust.
Pros: Detailed and realistic sim experience, Plenty of race types and play modes, Variety of beautifully modeled courses
Cons: Extremely bland presentation, Not as newbie-friendly as advertised, Chuggy framerate
Excerpt: Categories: Feature , Wii Reviews 2 Responses Bax says: November 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm Good review mate. Looking forward to the 360 version next year! Matt H says: November 26, 2009 at 11:54 pm This game looks like it sucks balls. Im a big F1 fan and a fan of racing games so have been keeping my eye out for this one, not impressed!