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An in-depth, if slightly dated, motorsport management sim. Adam McMillan (198) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
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Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.6
Overall User Score (15 votes) 3.1

Critic Reviews

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Joystick (French) (Jan, 1996)
L'un des plus complètes et des plus intéressantes simulations économiques du moment. Un must, surtout si vous aimez la F1.
PC Games (Germany) (Dec, 1995)
Wie bemerkt Schumacher so unnachahmlich charmant in seinem TV-Spot: „Isch hab‘ noch lange nich‘ genuch ..“. So geht's uns auch mit dem Grand Prix Manager, der Formel 1-Feeling pur liefert und dem neuen In-Genre von Anfang an seinen Stempel aufdrückt. Was hier an gründlicher Recherche und motivations-ankurbelndem Spieldesign aufgefahren wird, ist in der Tat Weltklasse. Man hat immer das Gefühl, alle Fäden in der Hand zu halten und über sämtliche Vorkommnisse informiert zu sein. Schleierhaft ist nur, warum man die kostspielige FIA-Lizenz nicht in vollem Umfang genutzt hat: Videos, authentische Sponsoren, Fotos von Fahrern und Rennstrecken, Pressekonferenzen und mehr Abwechslung durch Zufallsereignisse hätten die Qualität des Programms gesteigert.
PC Joker (Jan, 1996)
Also ein ausgezeichnetes Managerspiel, das sehr nah an die „Pole-Position“ herankommt. Bereiche wie Finanzen, Fahrerbetreuung oder Motormanagement sind jedoch etwas oberflächlicher gestaltet, und es gibt weniger zu sehen als auf der Ascon-Strecke – daher auch „nur“ Platz zwei.
High Score (Mar, 1996)
Det här spelet tar dig bakom kulisserna på F1-cirkusen och det är ett välkommet tillskott till managergenren.
Coming Soon Magazine (Jun 14, 1996)
This year's Formula One auto racing season is well underway and the Williams Renault team , led by ace driver Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve, appears to be all but running away with the championship. Wouldn't it be great to be able to step in to Frank Williams' shoes and manage the team? Or, how about taking over from Flavio Briatore at Benetton? What would happen if you hired Michael Schumacher for your Jordan team? How well would Damon Hill do if he drove for Ferrari? You'll have a chance to test out these and other scenarios when you play Grand Prix Manager from Microprose.
Grand Prix Manager ist nicht nur etwas kniffliger als Ascons "Pole Position", sondern auch trockener. Außerdem sind kleine Bugs wie falsch dargestellte Rundenzeiten ärgerlich, wenngleich nicht spielentscheidend.
GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
From a multimedia standpoint GPM is not going to blow anybody's socks off. The screens are clear and colorful, but almost uniformly static. The actual race screen lets you watch the cars circling the track, but only looking down from far above. Sound is confined to a repeated race car scream, with some background music thrown in. Sound and graphics are secondary, though; this game is about getting you hooked on the business of Grand Prix racing, and making sure you enjoy the ride.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Feb, 1996)
Al bij al heeft Grand Prix Manager veel in huis, maar ofwel is er te weinig nagedacht over hoe en wat men zou brengen, ofwel is het spel te snel op de markt gebracht. Laat ons hopen dat er snel een upgrade komt. O ja, David Coulthard is wereldkampioen geworden...
I'm a guy who relished “hands-on” racing products, where Driving The Machine takes absolute precedence. Yet, much to my surprise, GRAND PRIX MANAGER is where I'm going these days for my racing fix, despite sometimes being told that a driver's fastest lap was his first one – an impossibility. This comprehensive racing game is fresh and bold. Too bad it isn't enough of a complete package to interest more than diehards like me.
Still and all, lovers of Grand Prix racing will find things in Grand Prix Manager that they'll probably enjoy. Their knowledge of the sport will no doubt lead them to a car and a team good enough to attract Nigel Mansell himself, though he commands a daunting $16 million in salary. Serious gearheads will have fun tinkering with pit stop staggering, fuel loads, tire pressure, and may even enjoy giving orders during the long races. However, those of us without such knowledge will be, in effect, driving blind, and that's the surest way to drive right into a wall.