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 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]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. BryanG.
    Nov 26, 2006
    So realistic. The AI driver ability is adjustable right down to the second, so you will always have perfect competition. The tracks are perfect too.
  2. EnginO.
    Nov 10, 2005
    It s really a good game but hard to find the best setup for cars.... A guide should add.
  3. JoshuaB.
    Dec 17, 2002
    Detailed physics engine makes for good gameplay without arcade styled handling.