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Grand Prix 4 (Windows)

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Description

Do you like Formula 1 racing, the Grand Prix series, racing in general or do you just want to be the best at the grand prix? You can become the worlds best F1 driver on the world's best tracks from around the world with this very simple racing game.

Grand Prix 4 contains all what you would expect from a Grand Prix race: pitstops, mech's and engineers are all included.

This games has better physics, as well as sound and graphics. You can race against the AI, or play over the LAN with anything from 1 up to 8 other players.

If you like winning the grand prix with style, nothing gets you closer to the real thing than Grand Prix 4.

Screenshots

Grand Prix 4 Windows Race starting grid.
Grand Prix 4 Windows Australian Grand Prix starting.
Grand Prix 4 Windows You can even see a heatwave in the air.
Grand Prix 4 Windows Driving just fine with two wheels.

Alternate Titles

  • "格林批治F1赛车4" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Grand Prix 2001" -- Working Title
  • "GP4" -- informal/slang
  • "Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 4" -- European Title

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User Reviews

Nothing more than an upgrade iacon_tp (10) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Facelift from earlier GP Series david hickling (4) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

Eurogamer.net (UK) Jul 07, 2002 10 out of 10 100
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameStar (Germany) Jun, 2002 88 out of 100 88
PC Games (Germany) Jul 05, 2002 85 out of 100 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Dec 31, 2002 17 out of 20 85
Joystick (French) Jul, 2002 85 out of 100 85
IGN Sep 12, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot Sep 11, 2002 8 out of 10 80
PC Powerplay Jan, 2005 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 21, 2002 15 out of 20 75

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Trivia

Cancelled Xbox port

An Xbox version of the game was in development. But due to the bad selling numbers (caused by the huge amount of bugs) and the Shutdown of the Microprose studios the Xbox version was never published - although it was nearly finished. At a PR event two months before the release it was possible to play the game on Xbox.

Manual

In the first release version the European manuals were mixed up. Half of the manual was in German, the rest in French and visa versa. The same happened to other languages.

Release

At the release time the game contained so many bugs that it was nearly unplayable. This was due to the fact that Infogrames rushed the release because they wanted the game to be release before EA's F1 2002.

Therefore the beta test team did not have the time to test the game and the Microprose programmers could not finish the game - this was the beginning of the end of the GP series. Three months later Infogrames shut down the Microprose studios.

Title

In the development stage the game was named Grand Prix 2001. But later on Infogrames decided to name it Grand Prix 4, because it should not be one year behind EAs F1 2002 game.

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paul cairey (321) added Grand Prix 4 (Windows) on Nov 21, 2002