F1 2002 PlayStation 2

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. The cars handle superbly well and you'll soon realise there's no better F1 game around than this - even Michael Schumacher would be happy.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    The most obvious change from "F1 2001" is that the graphics have been given a major overhaul yet again. It's faster, more detailed and packed with fancy effects. [Sept 2002, p.112]
  3. Yes, this is another installment of a long-running series, but it is by far the best, most enjoyable one of them all.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    85
    The result is a game that casual racers can handle, while real F1 geeks can turn all the realism up to full and enjoy one of the most competent F1 sims this side of the PC. [Sept 2002, p.150]
  5. 82
    The joy of F1 2002 is that it can play as realistically or as non-realistically as you like.
  6. Play Magazine
    80
    This team must have crawled directly into the brain trust of Formula One racing to have produced a game this seeping with perfection. [Aug 2002, p.68]
  7. A great Formula 1 game...On the other hand, it is another one in EA Sports' long-running F1 franchise, and it doesn't offer a whole lot of reasons for those who bought F1 2001 to pick this one up.
  8. Game Informer
    80
    The rain effects are fabulous and the cockpit cam is sweet, even if skips the odd frame or two. [August 2002, p.79]
  9. Beyond the fine-tuning in visuals and updated line-up there is little in the way of new experiences on offer compared to the previous EA F1 games. Sure you’ve got the new cars and tracks, but is this really going to make the difference over F1 2001?
  10. 76
    While the visuals need some work and the simulation aspect could be perceived as too difficult, there's plenty to enjoy here.

Awards & Rankings

#96 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#76 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. May 9, 2015
    10
    Anyone who evaluates this game let them make sure that played a version of Electronic Arts. She left in 2002, yet another F1. This game is aAnyone who evaluates this game let them make sure that played a version of Electronic Arts. She left in 2002, yet another F1. This game is a product of outstanding at that time. The reflections in the mirrors, driver's footwork and attention! ... Slip Stram! The progenitor of all the games with nitro. I regret that Codemasters is doing now so stiff and serious games. I love the Playstation F1 2002 and F12005 / 2006 games. These are representatives of the genre. Full Review »
  2. BenN.
    Mar 29, 2003
    4
    I am confident that it is impossible to get away from the grid start without knocking your front wing off, and the other cars don't slowI am confident that it is impossible to get away from the grid start without knocking your front wing off, and the other cars don't slow down for yellow flags when you have to, frustrating, and on easy mode you could be the Jaguar car and beat the Ferrari in the race, The slip streaming idea is brilliant though ! Full Review »
  3. NogaiciB.
    Feb 25, 2003
    5
    The game has many many nice details, but still causes frustration if you are a real hard core f1 fan. You can´t save after practice or The game has many many nice details, but still causes frustration if you are a real hard core f1 fan. You can´t save after practice or qualify, or in mid race, so if you want to playa full rela race, you ahve to spend about 4 HOURS! straight. You get penalized, but other don´t for yellow flag speeding! and the AI drives really strangely around some corners (too slow) I much rather play the Grand Prix series for PC. Full Review »