• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Mar 3, 2003
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 90
    It's unquestionably the best F1 console game on the PlayStation 2. In fact, I'll go one step further: It's the best F1 console game ever.
  2. The one thing that really stands out about Grand Prix Challenge though is the quality of the graphics and the amazing frame-rate that makes every course look sublime.
  3. 80
    An accurate F1 simulation while remaining accessible to the more laid-back player. However, it's still more a simulation than an arcadelike racing game.
  4. A deeper, more challenging and ultimately more rewarding driving experience than "Auto Modellista” (PS2) or “Apex” (XBox).
  5. It can be set up to play like an off-the-cuff, arcade-style racing game or can be adjusted by varying degrees to simulate the actual physics and handling of an unforgiving F1 racing vehicle.
  6. One of those game where you can actually enjoy driving. [May 2003, p.83]
  7. The way it controls, which, in my opinion is like crap. [May 2003, p.93]
  8. Looks good. Unfortunately, the high learning curve will keep this a niche title. [May 2003, p.36]
  9. The experience was so bland, uninspired and lacking that high feeling of drama and action that surround F1.
User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    This games is so GOD!

    GOOD: -Excellent gameplay -Good presentation -Decent graphics -I already mentioned how amazing this game is?
    This games is so GOD!

    GOOD:
    -Excellent gameplay
    -Good presentation
    -Decent graphics
    -I already mentioned how amazing this game is?

    BAD:
    -No other game was so good as this one.
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  2. ChristopherS.
    Oct 5, 2007
    8
    A real gem and arguably the best F1 game ever released to a console. It was a shame Melbourne House never got the chance to develop a follow A real gem and arguably the best F1 game ever released to a console. It was a shame Melbourne House never got the chance to develop a follow up and an even greater shame that this was the last F1 game released in North America. Full Review »
  3. JimU.
    Aug 19, 2003
    9
    The best modern day F1 sim yet - - GPL is still king but its great to run a racing sim with modern F1 cars on the current circuits.