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Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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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
  1. KosmasM.
    May 23, 2004
    10
    I really liked the game. Its the continuation of a lagend. Good points: Nice gameplay, Very close to reality (Incredible feeling when you get a good lap time because you know its almost real). Bad points: Bugs, empty pit wall, very difficult to update. Its not a game its a habit... Expand
  2. JeroenG.
    Jul 14, 2004
    10
    A incredible game.
  3. Mat
    Jul 17, 2004
    10
    The definitive F1 SIMULATION. Where as EA's efforts are just GAMES, this is as close to the real thing as anyone will ever get. Many will say very little has improved over GP3, but why bother to fix what ain't all that broke. What's needed to be done has been, and what was already pure gold has been polished. As for complaint's about the steering help, well you'll just have to get better and switch it off. For those who want a hollow GAME with all the razzamatazz, by all means go for F1 2002. But if something of a little more substance is what you are after then definitely get Grand Prix 4. Too bad SCEE now has a tight hold over the F1 licence coz from now until 2007, if you want the Official game, get a PS2 and have fun with the arcade efforts SCEE spews forth. Expand
  4. MickB.
    May 24, 2004
    9
    So in depth formula 1 game.
  5. CaesarM.
    Jul 23, 2003
    8
    For as far all the features in the game are concerned, good job. Cars look great, the gameplay is great...but: for example the steering help at Sepang, is way too narrow, so in some corners you want to steer in, but the game wont let you, and you end up next to the track. Theres no racing feeling, empty pitboxes, no engineers walking about, no tools, no computers, and totally silent. No crowds cheering, no fuzz 'n buzz thats normal for a formula 1 pitbox. no ppl on that pitwall.....!!! Nothing moving untill you start. One of the worst things is that enginesound!!! this is F1, no F3500 or something! I think todays games of F1 can let you enjoy real like F1 engine sound! F1 2001 could do it.... I want my game to be a show, in which i am the star, with loads of noise and fuzz. Give me that F1 feeling Mr Crammond. I dont just want to play, i want to see!!!! Good luck. Expand
  6. RonnieM.
    Sep 9, 2002
    8
    No no, mr Crammond this is the same as GP 3 who was the same as GP 2, just with very nice graphic. Ok if like the other GP-serie you probably like this one too. As you understand I don't. If you like real physics, real rules and driving feeling F1 2002 is for you. Otherwise this has some qualities too for example the weather effects, AI and graphics is very nice. Expand
  7. GeorgeM.
    Jul 29, 2002
    6
    Controls a pain to setup. Track flies by at the same speed whether you're going 65mph or 190mph. Not much of an improvement over EA's stuff, even F1 2001 Expand

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