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  • Summary: (Also known as "Formula One 2009") F1 2009 offers a fully authentic FIA Formula One championship experience with all the teams, drivers, cars and tracks from the 2009 season.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. The single-player is jam-packed with varied game modes. The simulation of Formula One racing is very accurate. As a bonus, playing with friends through ad-hoc support is a nice touch.
  2. Can be as thrilling as the season it's based on. [Christmas 2009, p.113]
  3. Drier than a slice of unbuttered toast. [Jan 2010, p.95]
  4. F1 2009 falls squarely into the category of average racer.
  5. A good racer that feels sort of unfinished in places. It’s fast and controls fantastic, but the bad AI, dated graphics and long loading times don’t exactly help. There’s a solid start for the future here, but it’s not quite there yet.
  6. 66
    A feature-rich racer hamstrung by inaccurate controls. [Issue#187, p.75]
  7. If you absolutely, positively must have your F1 and can't get it anywhere else, F1 2009 is worth a peek. For everyone else, though, there's simply not enough here to really make a lasting impression.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Aug 11, 2010
    9
    Finally the FIA has given the F1 licence to Codies. They have doon a pretty god job with F1 2009. While the graphics aren't brilliant, theFinally the FIA has given the F1 licence to Codies. They have doon a pretty god job with F1 2009. While the graphics aren't brilliant, the gameplay is awesome. When it is set to "Hard", it becomes challenging to even get into Q2 with a slower car. The driving model is awesome and the handling is realistic.The Menus are simple and it is a doddle changing the settings of your car. This game is part of PSP essentials now so it is dead cheap too. Lets just hope Codies can really break the barrier (puns FTW!) in F1 2010. Expand
  2. Macca
    Jan 1, 2010
    7
    It's been a long time since the FIA has allowed someone to make a new F1 game, and for the most part it isn't really anything It's been a long time since the FIA has allowed someone to make a new F1 game, and for the most part it isn't really anything brilliant, but it's not a bad effort. I've not played the Wii version, but it looks really bad on the adverts. As for the PSP version, it has enough to keep you interested - A simple to use interface for adjusting your cars technical specs, An interesting way of implementing KERS as if it is some kind of turbo boost each lap, and a nicely implemented Career mode. One let down is that in congested areas or in areas where there are a lot of scenery and buildings, the frame rate almost kills you. Playing with full rules and damage on can seriously annoy you as it is really easy to make a mistake. Good effort, but in the words of my old school teachers "must try harder". Collapse
  3. Jun 11, 2013
    1
    Controls.. only thing that the game fails with is the controls. PSP analog stick is worthless in this game and with D-pad there's no way youControls.. only thing that the game fails with is the controls. PSP analog stick is worthless in this game and with D-pad there's no way you can control the car accurately. Not even the steering assist work properly. Other than that, there's nothing wrong. But lack of decent controls makes the game almost unplayable. Expand