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  • Summary: Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli's racing style is fast and accessible, yet the feel is more "sim" than arcade. It includes over 15 international racing circuits along with multiple gameplay modes such as Ferrari Challenge Seasons, Time Trial, Quick Race, and Endurance. Racing can be takenFerrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli's racing style is fast and accessible, yet the feel is more "sim" than arcade. It includes over 15 international racing circuits along with multiple gameplay modes such as Ferrari Challenge Seasons, Time Trial, Quick Race, and Endurance. Racing can be taken online with up to 16 players in a variety of challenges including circuits, hill climbs, and more. Downloadable content will be continually released for the Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli community, and the official team and car rosters can be updated at the start of each season to reflect real-world lineups. Moreover, downloadable cars, tracks and customization options will be made available on a monthly basis to keep ravenous Ferrari fans satisfied. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. An excellent racing game. The tracks and the cars are very interesting. Too bad the cockpit view slows things down. [Sept 2008]
  2. 82
    A solid little racing game with plenty to keep you entertained. Some frustrations, mainly down to save points and a shabby model system, drag enjoyment down a notch.
  3. Ferrari Challenge: Trofeo Pirelli is a very tough, rewarding game that caters to a more hardcore audience. Racing simulation addicts and car buffs will love the way the title looks and handles.
  4. The attention to detail and responsive handling make for a thoroughbred racing experience, with plenty of challenges for the dedicated Ferrari fan.
  5. Dedicated followers of the brand will obviously find much to enjoy, as will those who like their racing dry and technical. It's just a shame the game doesn't do more to win over everyone else.
  6. There isn't anything particularly stunning or ground breaking about this game. It's just your everyday racer with a truckload of Ferraris. But if you like sim racing games, this may be one to add to your collection.
  7. But sim racing fans will find it sorely lacking in key details, and arcade racing fans will find the game far too boring and long-winded for their taste.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. ChrisS
    May 31, 2009
    9
    Very difficult to master. Expect many hours of frustration as you learn the proper driving lines and breaking points for each track. Success Very difficult to master. Expect many hours of frustration as you learn the proper driving lines and breaking points for each track. Success is dependent on this. The difficulty ramps up further when it rains. This is a simulation. Do not buy this game if your looking for an easy pick up and play experience. The AI is as good as you will find. The tracks look fantastic and the Ferrari's are all beautifully rendered with very nice cockpit views. Framerate has periodic stutter but I never found it to be annoying or detract from the overall experience. If you like this type of game I am sure you already own it. Expand
  2. LedZ
    Aug 10, 2009
    8
    Playing this game with a G25 wheel and no assists using the cockpit view is a great experience. The feeling you get via the FFB of the wheel Playing this game with a G25 wheel and no assists using the cockpit view is a great experience. The feeling you get via the FFB of the wheel is really good, quite close to what you can get with PC sims like rFactor or GTR2. Yeah, the physics might be more forgiving than in PC sims but honestly quite good for console, much better and realistic than in dreadful arcades like GRid. IA is a mixed bag. Races are usually entertaining because IA cars will fight you for position, they'll block the inside line, they'll outbrake you, sometimes they'll bump you from behind, etc... I mean, you can complain that is far from perfect, but at least is far from boring and aseptic like in GT saga. Graphics are not great, can't compare to GT or GRid, but it doesn't ruin the experience. By the way, the wet races are superb. The range of tracks and cars, although not great, is quite good imo, I like the circuits included (I love Spa, man!) Honestly for racing games, I don't need 100 cars, because eventually I'll use the same 4 o 5 cars most of the time. After all I find this to be a very good game that unfortunately falls in empty land because it lacks the graphics to appeal the casual gamers and besides it demands patience and learning the handling. So, although it seems to be sim-oriented in their physics and handling, it lacks some details like damages, tyre wear... In the end, however, once you are in the track you forget all the minor issues and enjoy a good racing experience. Expand
  3. Nov 7, 2012
    7
    Solid and enjoyable racing sim. Few bits and pieces which could be better hence the rating, but overall far more good points than bad.Solid and enjoyable racing sim. Few bits and pieces which could be better hence the rating, but overall far more good points than bad. Ferrari fans will particular be pleased with the various cars, past and present, which are on offer here (especially the FXX). Tracks and handling are well presented. Only minor points are for people who aren't racing fans, this may become a game which will test the patience. Races can become repetative. Not a problem for me, but casual fans, this will become off putting. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2015
    6
    The game isn't that great sorry... first of all the main "F430 Challenge" (3 seasons, 7 races each) is kinda boring, the difficulty definitelyThe game isn't that great sorry... first of all the main "F430 Challenge" (3 seasons, 7 races each) is kinda boring, the difficulty definitely doesn't scale well or even does a decent enough job of being consistent across all tracks, the comparing to youtube videos, the Ferrarri 430 doesn't even sound that accurate. The same goes for other cars as well, their hood actually kinda looks longer than in real life and most of them have this generic turbo sound when you speed up even though they're not turbocharged. For a game dedicated to Ferrari cars, that's kinda disappointing. Overall not a great game... still better than GT6 though... Expand
  5. Nov 28, 2012
    3
    I love Racinggames like Gran Turismo, but this game is very frustating. The balance of the KI ist ugly. The difficulty setting in the menu hasI love Racinggames like Gran Turismo, but this game is very frustating. The balance of the KI ist ugly. The difficulty setting in the menu has no noticeable effect. Some KI-Drivers are extremly slow and a few other extremly fast. That makes no fun for me. Expand