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F1 Career Challenge

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
67
4.0
Windows
85
4.1
PlayStation 2
68
3.4
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Description

F1 Challenge '99-'02 spans four entire championship seasons and features accurate team, vehicle, and driver data for each.

Across the four racing seasons, F1 Challenge '99-'02 features 14 different teams, 44 different vehicles, and 17 of the world's most famous racing circuits--some of which have slightly different configurations, depending on the year. The level of detail on the visuals looks to be second to none, with each circuit boasting its own real-life structures, bumps in the track, motion-captured pit crews, animated grid girls, and planes and helicopters in the sky above.

The cars in the game feature realistic driving physics and damage models that take into account the materials that the various components are made of. Fortunately, players have access to the same kind of data telemetry that real drivers and their teams do, so it should be possible to devise car setups that are appropriate for each circuit and so minimize the chances of crashing.

Screenshots

F1 Career Challenge Windows Loading track
F1 Career Challenge Windows Top-down view
F1 Career Challenge Windows Spa
F1 Career Challenge Windows View from back wing

Alternate Titles

  • "F1 Challenge '99-'02" -- PC Title

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The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Sep, 2003 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jun, 2003 89 out of 100 89
Armchair Empire, The Windows Sep 28, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jul 15, 2003 16 out of 20 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Jul 10, 2003 80 out of 100 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Jun 27, 2003 7.4 out of 10 74
Playstation Illustrated PlayStation 2 Jul, 2003 70 out of 100 70
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Xbox Jul 08, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Super Play Xbox Jun, 2003 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia

Cover

The F1 pilot on the game's front cover is the Colombian Juan Pablo Montoya, who has great popularity among US racing fans, and was successful in F1 in that time.

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Contributed to by karttu (4610) and Clark Gable (72)