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7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
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  1. 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 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 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". Expand
  2. 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, 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 gameFinally 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
  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 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.
  4. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10
  5. Jun 29, 2019
    7
    i am A Great F1 fan to say! and this F1 game not is the best game of 2009. i tell you why...
    The graphics; are okay just smooth, detailed track, great f1 cars models
    nice weather effects and etc... the sound; are okay too, it the cars engine sounds are all mediocre. the gameplay is just very hard to master on track specially wet track conditions! the handling is just bit awful
    i am A Great F1 fan to say! and this F1 game not is the best game of 2009. i tell you why...
    The graphics; are okay just smooth, detailed track, great f1 cars models
    nice weather effects and etc...
    the sound; are okay too, it the cars engine sounds are all mediocre.
    the gameplay is just very hard to master on track specially wet track conditions!
    the handling is just bit awful sometimes, like your without traction control I Dont Know.
    anyway It is a Fair Game! but im giving 7.1/10 for this one! GOOD
    IM DONE REVIEWING THIS.

    through bring me much memories and nostalgia
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#11 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Quotation forthcoming.
  2. F1 2009 reaches the finish, but it's still very far from being a winner. Not a simulator, not an arcade, but yes a reasonable option for gamers looking for F1's speed.
  3. 65
    The core mechanics are solid, but the challenges of putting out a licensed product - and starting with a company as fussy as the FIA probably wasn't a good idea - have clearly got the better of them. Though I imagine if you're a devout F1 nut you can add 10% to the score.