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  • Summary: Compete for, unlock and collect Formula One team specific EA SPORTS cards to win unique rewards and access new game modes. Building on the Challenge Mode from F1 2001 you can now set multi car challenges and compete against the star drivers from the Formula One grid. Enter into a head to head battle and test your driver skills against an opponent in an equally competitive machine. Handling, AI and engine sounds change as you test your skills in a team at the back of the grid or as a World Championship contender. Experience game breaking moments from multiple director cameras and capturing the emotion of a hard fought victory with unique hero shots. [EA Sports] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  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. 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. 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]
  5. 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.
  6. The rain effects are fabulous and the cockpit cam is sweet, even if skips the odd frame or two. [August 2002, p.79]
  7. Its similarity to last year's game could put off players who've seen an done this all before. [Sept 2002, p.31]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. EmilevanZ.
    Aug 12, 2002
    10
    This game is great the graphics, commentry etc is brilliant it is a pitty that it came out so late.
  2. BlaK.
    Jun 26, 2002
    10
    The graphics, gameplay, sound and commentary are great!
  3. MunteanuC.
    Jul 11, 2002
    8
    The graphics are great but could someone tell me why only i get Stop and go penalty on yellow flags. There are some other guys who are pasing or speeding on them. Expand
  4. 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 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. Expand
  5. 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 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 ! Expand
  6. ChandlerP.
    Oct 22, 2002
    1
    If you like Grand Turismo3's F1 cars, you are going to hate this game. Sound, graphic, play, handling, all junks.
  7. JamesR.
    Oct 1, 2002
    0
    What a waste of time and money. F1 2002 is slow and jerky in comparison with 2001. What were EA thinking about letting this one be released as it obviously has serious frame rate issues. Money down drain. Expand

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