Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Overall this is the best F1 racing game to date, every detail, has been covered. The game plays great, the graphics are top notch, the sounds are realistic, and the ability to tweak and adjust everything in the game is fantastic!
  2. 93
    A must buy for anyone with an interest in a credible simulation of the cars and the sport.
  3. The artificial intelligence of the drivers is brilliant. Your computer-controlled opposing numbers are absolutely cutthroat at their best, burying you whenever an opportunity presents itself. But what's most impressive about the computer drivers is their restraint.
  4. From its uncannily accurate physics model to its drop-dead gorgeous graphics...it sets a new standard from F1 racers. [Oct 2002, p.102]
  5. 90
    The best F1 sim to date. Featuring true to life physics and tight gripping gameplay, it’s only weakness lies in the insanely astronomical system requirements.
  6. The AI however is entirely customizable and also represents another good example of the programmers' efforts to make the whole game genuine.
  7. Perhaps the most impressive new feature is F1 2002's dedicated multiplayer support for up to 16 players. [Sept 2002, p.70]
  8. Clearly superior to "F1 2001" in several important categories, and it's a superb single-player driving game for those who appreciate real-world driving intricacies and generally authentic visuals.
  9. The best Formula 1 game to come from EA yet.
  10. This might not be the most detailed of F1 simulators but for now it looks, sounds and plays the business!
  11. Takes the genre to new heights of both realism and presentation. [Oct 2002, p.79]

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