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Geoff Crammond's Grand Prix 4 Image
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  • Summary: New 3-D graphics engine brings a whole new dimension to this legendary series. Updated Artificial Intelligence creates an ultra realistic and competitive Formula One gaming experience. Unparalleled physics creating the true feeling of driving an Formula One car puts you in control. Tracks modeled using GPS data to create stunningly accurate layouts. 3-D Audio utilising real Formula One samples, improved use of EAX, 3-D spatial sound and reverb brings the awesome sound of Formula One to your PC. GPaedia reference guide, offering detailed insights into the teams, drivers and circuits and provides advise on car setups and more. Incredibly realistic pit crews, engineers and marshals created with motion capture technology and with the assistance of The OrangeArrows Formula One Team. Features all the teams, drivers, and tracks from the 2001 FIA Formula One World championship. Choice of 11 cars all accurately modeled. [Infogrames] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The biggest novelty in GP4 is the completely new, better and more efficient engine which provides higher level of detail, and more realistic effects.
  2. Each of the 17 tracks is meticulously detailed and accurate to within inches of its real-world counterpart. [Dec 2002, p.124]
  3. 88
    To be sure, Grand Prix 4 is a souped-up version of its predecessors with no major innovations, but this is about as close as you can get to the real thing without being scraped off the pavement.
  4. The most accurate re-creation of the 2001 Formula 1 season available, despite its problems.
  5. Veteran F1 racing enthusiasts - those who don't like to see their PC sims equipped with meddlesome graphic controls and training-wheel physics - are advised to stick to "F1 2002." [Dec 2002, p.98]
  6. I can’t think of one thing that will bring me back to it for my F1 fix.
  7. If this game had come out 4 years ago, it may have been worth purchasing. It's in desperate need of a patch to fix the controller and menu issues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8