Grand Prix 4
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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 world's best F1 driver on the 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, mechanics and engineers are all included.
Physics, sound and graphics were improved compared to its predecessor. You can race against the AI, or play over LAN with anything from 1 up to 8 other players.
- 格林批治F1赛车4 - Simplified Chinese spelling
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Average score: 85% (based on 21 ratings)
Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 21 ratings with 2 reviews)
Graphics, Sound and AI are the greatest features of this game. It has some great additions over past releases. The graphic detail is at its greatest here, even at a distance you can make out objects on the horizon.
The pit AI mixed with the Pit to Car sounds make for a more "in race" feel.
Given the advancements in AI, you would think that the developers could have included stop 'n' go's, safety cars and warm up laps.
the playability of this game is low. You will find that in time you are going to grow board of the lack of fun in the game. This is where this game loses out the World Circuit & Grand Prix 2.
The Bottom Line
the 4th edition in the now long running grand prix series is all in all a graphics upgrade.
Given the hype around this game before it went on sale I would have expected a lot more. Apart from the changes to the graphics and AI this game remains at the same level as GP3 and in some ways GP2 and GP1. the game contains fantastic racing effects with the cars infront protecting the line into each corner, the great weather effects and the pit to car radio chatter. But it continues to lack in it's application of penalties, given that the first Nascar racing game included stop go's and black flags I would have thought that a game made in the modem day could incorporate these type of features.
This alone takes away from the experience of "being an f1 driver" basically you can get away from cutting across a corner and ramming other cars off the track.
This game lacks the playability of GP1 & GP2. these were games I could sit and drive a complete 70 lap race and not find my mind wondering what else I could be doing.
Windows · by greenmangroup (12) · 2004
Advanced AI, they are scarily clever and absorb any mistake you take, the physics are decent and lighting reverb, weather features, realism factors have definitely improved from GP32000.
Nothing to hate.
The Bottom Line
If you own GP1, 2 or 3 then you'll have to get this because it's a great improvement.
Windows · by david hickling (3) · 2003
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.
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.
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.
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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Game added November 25th, 2002. Last modified February 22nd, 2023.