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I hate it when I miss out on a good game, don't you? If so, then don't pass up the chance to play one of the greatest racers of the summer. Up until now, I didn't like F1 racers much (in fact, Driven was the only one I cared for), but knowing how much detail EA put into their games, I had to give this one a shot. Let me tell you, I am so glad that I did. The GameCube, Xbox and PC versions will be nearly identical, so if you don't have a PS2, be sure to check it out for the console that you own.
So, maybe I wouldn't walk into a store looking for F1 2002, but having been tasked with playing it for a while, I can honestly say it wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. In fact, it was lots of fun. If it can entertain a driving dummy, such as myself, then fans of racing games, both hardcore and casual, are sure to enjoy it.
This game doesn't exist in a vacuum, and it loses a lot of its appeal when compared with last year's iteration, which was released only seven months ago. Ultimately, F1 2002 is best recommended to people who skipped F1 2001 and ardent followers of the sport who don't feel quite right playing with last year's roster. It's a great game, but it's unfortunate that its enhancements weren't more substantial.
There are two ways to look at F1 2002. On the one hand, there's no question that this is a great Formula 1 game, another one in EA Sports' long-running F1 franchise. On the other hand, it is another one in EA Sports' long-running F1 franchise, and it doesn't offer a whole lot of reasons for those who bought F1 2001 to pick this one up. This game doesn't exist in a vacuum, and it loses a lot of its appeal when compared with last year's iteration, which was released only seven months ago. Ultimately, F1 2002 is best recommended to people who skipped F1 2001 and ardent followers of the sport who don't feel quite right playing with last year's roster. It's a great game, but it's unfortunate that its enhancements weren't more substantial.
Unfortunately its similarity to last year's game is more than just passing, and for fans that played the previous version; there may not be enough reason to return. But for those of you looking for a new racing experience and can take your simulation with a grain of salt, F1 2002 will do you no wrong.
Great game but with the slowdown it does get frustrating. But it does have all the 2002 updates. Only for F1 fans though
So what we have here is yet another great formula one title courtesy of Electronic Arts. What we don't get unfortunately are any major graphical improvements over the previous games in the series. F1 2002 does offer excellent playability though, and some of the most accurate (and fun!) track designs available in the formula one World Championship. Hardcore F1 fans will most likely want the game for the updated driver rosters and the overall feeling of speed and control of their favourite team of cars, but the overall presentation has the feeling of being slightly rushed and therefore those people looking for a bit more in the way of TV-style presentation may be put off by the no frills intros and menus. Recommended to speed freaks who don't mind an average frame rate.
Formula One 2002 is by no means a turkey - it's just that we've been spoiled by visual splendour from the likes of Burnout 2 and Shox lately. And besides, with at least three publishers releasing F1 games every single year, Sony needs to at least make its version visually exciting - otherwise they end up looking like limp, also ran cash in releases.
Une belle embardée que ce Formula One 2002 qui nous prouve qu'au lieu de payer de grosses licences, certains feraient mieux de payer de gros développeurs. Alors, certes il y a du mieux vis à vis de l'opus 2001, mais aujourd'hui il y a surtout une concurrence féroce. Oubliez cette pathétique tentative qui ne séduira ni les fans, ni les néophytes et ruez-vous sur l'universel et superbe F1 2002. Electronic Arts reste en pole position.