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Grand Prix Legends (Windows)

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Description

Grand Prix Legends is a racing simulator based upon the 1967 Formula 1 season, cars and tracks.

The game mimics the physics and behavior of the original cars, which are notoriously difficult to drive in real life, You can take part in practice, single races (with variable opposition) or the full 1967 Grand Prix season racing on classic tracks like Monaco, Rouen, Kylami, Monza and the 174 corner, 14 mile long old Nurburgring circuit.

The game supports steering wheels and pedals as well as other peripherals. Internet & network play for up to 20 players is also supported.


Screenshots

Grand Prix Legends Windows TV2 camera view
Grand Prix Legends Windows Nice camera view
Grand Prix Legends Windows Race has begun
Grand Prix Legends Windows player history

Alternate Titles

  • "国际汽车大奖赛" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Легенды Формулы 1" -- Russian spelling
  • "GPL" -- Common abbreviation

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User Reviews

An advanced simulation which requires patience and delivers pure adrenaline. Herb Moore (4) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
A hard-core sim that is NOT for the casual racer James Stone (5) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Sensational simulation, but overlooks the game aspects... tbuteler (3026) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Game Revolution Dec 01, 1998 A 100
Svenska PC Gamer Oct, 1998 93 out of 100 93
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 1998 92 out of 100 92
PC Games (Germany) Oct 07, 1998 92 out of 100 92
Power Unlimited Nov, 1998 9 out of 10 90
PC Action Oct 21, 1998 85.5 out of 100 86
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 21, 1998 17 out of 20 85
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 13, 2001 17 out of 20 85
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 1998 84 out of 100 84
Freak Nov, 1998 65 out of 100 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Grand Prix Legends appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cars

The Honda RA300 and the Cooper T81B do not appear due to licensing reasons. (They were both replaced with fictional manufactures.) There exist third party patches on the Internet to fix these problems.

Courses

In Grand Prix Legends, the French Grand Prix is raced at Rouen-Les-Essarts. In real life however, the 1967 French Grand Prix was held at the Le Mans Bugatti Circuit. The missing track can be downloaded on the web.

Extras

Includes a 100+ page strategy guide by Steve Smith, former contributing editor of Car and Driver Magazine.

Jackie Stewart

Jackie Stewart was to appear in this game, but was not included due to licensing reasons. It has been rumored that Stewart has commented on the game as being more difficult to drive a vehicle in Grand Prix Legends, than the actual 1967 Formula 1 cars. As of 2009, footage of Stewart commenting on a mod of the game exists on the internet.

Sales

About 200,000 units were sold.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 1999 (Issue #177) – Runner-up as Best Driving Game of the Year
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1999 – Best Racing Simulation in 1998
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Gary Turner (11) added Grand Prix Legends (Windows) on Oct 25, 2000