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  • Summary: FORMULA ONE Chamionship Edition roars onto PS3 with all the official drivers, cars, circuits, rules and teams, including SCUDERIA TORRO ROSSO, SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM and MIDLAND F1 RACING in their debut year. Next Generation Experience – High definition visuals, full surround sound, extensiveFORMULA ONE Chamionship Edition roars onto PS3 with all the official drivers, cars, circuits, rules and teams, including SCUDERIA TORRO ROSSO, SUPER AGURI F1 TEAM and MIDLAND F1 RACING in their debut year. Next Generation Experience – High definition visuals, full surround sound, extensive circuit details and lighting effects, progressive dirt and car damage make for a realistic racing experience. Feel the buzz of the paddock and the excitement of race day with authentic pre-race car preparations. Warm up your tyres and get ready for the race with the parade lap. Experience the real pressure of a GRAND PRIX race thanks to unexpected collisions and race incidents. Introduction of the Safety Car – Choose the correct race strategy when the safety car is out: will you make an early pit stop to avoid being stuck in the traffic? Interconnectivity with PSP – Widen your playing field with interconnectivity applications with PSP. [Sony] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 55
  2. Negative: 2 out of 55
  1. 100
    Clearly, the power of the PS3 has been successfully harnessed because the game's speedy gameplay does not come with any sacrifice to graphical quality. The cars, environments, and race tracks all look close to photorealistic.
  2. Don't look for it to shatter any sales records here in the U.S., but if you're looking for a technical racer that requires attention to be placed on tire wear, rather than the unlocking of vinyl decals, you will be in for a real treat.
  3. This is one pure racing experience that will test your skill while dragging you deep into the detail and testing world of Formula One racing.
  4. Formula One Championship Edition provides a good balance of arcade and simulation gameplay.
  5. It’s great to see Formula 1 come back to the North American gaming scene, and Championship Edition is a very solid entry. But it’s a bit disappointing that, outside of the shiny new PS3 graphics, F1 still has all of the same problems we were seeing in these games years ago.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    Yeah, F1 looks great, but I felt more like I was guiding the camera around the track on a flyby than driving a 19,000-rpm racing beast. [Apr 2007, p.84]
  7. Edge Magazine
    40
    As far as either an authentic simulation or a fun re-imagining goes, it’s like some strange negative of the emperor’s new clothes; the pretty wrapping is there but the body is not. [Mar 2007, p.83]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. JamesJensen
    Nov 11, 2008
    10
    The reason the "professional" game reviews are relatively low is because this game is HARD. Guess what? So is driving an F1 car. This gameThe reason the "professional" game reviews are relatively low is because this game is HARD. Guess what? So is driving an F1 car. This game appeals to die hards like me who enjoy having to run an error free race just to barely win by 2 seconds. Career mode is fun, but full of conceptual errors, such as when you are promoted to first driver, the original first driver is relegated to test driver (why would Renault bench Alonso rather than Fisichella???). During the race, it's also annoying how you are the only one who will ever spin on oil. And in the rain, it's aggravating how all the other drivers are only a few seconds off the dry pace while remaining on the dry racing line. But all in all, this is a great driving game, and a must have for anyone who takes their driving seriously. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2013
    10
    I don't get why certain reviews rate a game low even though It's a masterpiece. The last time I played an F1 game is on my PS1. I got the gameI don't get why certain reviews rate a game low even though It's a masterpiece. The last time I played an F1 game is on my PS1. I got the game when I bought my PS3 years ago. The graphics are amazing, the driving is very enjoyable. It really isn't as hard as most people say it is, even without braking, steering or visual aid. To me, It had tons of replay value. I always set myself a challenge to wreck every other driver without damaging mine too much in quick race. You also unlock old formula 1 cars by playing the Career Mode. The game to me did not have a single flaw.

    Will we ever again see a game as good as this? Maybe. Just hope that in Next Gen developers don't cater every game to casuals and cry babies.
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  3. HelenA.
    Mar 2, 2007
    10
    Incredibly deep and satisfying gameplay for true technical racing fans.
  4. ScottR.
    Mar 31, 2008
    10
    I wasn't totally sure what to expect from this game as I had never played an F1 racing game before. I chose to ignore the critics I wasn't totally sure what to expect from this game as I had never played an F1 racing game before. I chose to ignore the critics reviews and base my decision to purchase the game on the user reviews which scored the game 8.9. I am very glad I made that decision. I am practically obsessed with this game. I love the realistic driving physics and damage. The visuals are incredible and the difficulty has so much customization that you can keep turning off the driving aids as you get better at the game so the challenge is always relative to your skill level. This is the best driving I have ever played. Expand
  5. JamesJ.
    Apr 18, 2007
    9
    I can't give anything a perfect score, but this game would get a 9.75 if it was on the pull-down menu. I agree with Andyman that some of I can't give anything a perfect score, but this game would get a 9.75 if it was on the pull-down menu. I agree with Andyman that some of the above reviews look to have been made by people who don't even like racing games. It ONLY HAS F1 CARS. It doesn't have a huge list of cars to buy and tweak, like GT, so don't buy it thinking that you will unlock new cars and fancy decals. If you want to do a lot of driving, then this title is right up your alley. I've been disappointed in the last several years of F1 games because they have been "dumbed down" to be accessible to casual players, at the cost of challenging game play. This game has a wide spectrum of settings that let you go from arcade style action all the way to "hardcore racer". Someone who plays a lot of NASCAR games and reviews this game is going to go off the track when they realize they have to turn right half the time. This can quickly lead to a bad review. Most of the lower review scores keep saying that this game appeals to those who like a good simulation, which makes me wonder why the game wasn't reviewed by someone who likes a good simulation. I want that person to tell me if it's a good simulation or not. It's like a Final Fantasy guru giving me a review of Tiger Woods 2007. So they don't like it.... OK, that doesn't help me make my decision to buy the game. Expand
  6. ChristopherS.
    Dec 9, 2007
    9
    Quality product. If you own a PS3 and your a motorsport fan then this is a must have. Certainly the finest looking F1 game ever made. Quality product. If you own a PS3 and your a motorsport fan then this is a must have. Certainly the finest looking F1 game ever made. How's the handling? Sim-nuts will gripe but I found it to be enjoyably realistic and sophisticated in an approachable and relaxed way. The AI is very tough and a joy to race. Framerate is rock solid and the sense of speed is amazing. The long wait is over. F1 is back in America and I couldn't be happier. Expand
  7. JamesD
    Apr 1, 2010
    7
    Really the only demographic that'll get anything from this are either the people who have not played 06 on PSP or PS2, or those who love Really the only demographic that'll get anything from this are either the people who have not played 06 on PSP or PS2, or those who love F1 (like me). The worst thing about the game in my opinion is that it really ought to have been based on the 07 season. There are also problems with difficulty and the mediocre handling. The graphics though are great. Expand

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