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Formula One Championship Edition (PS3)

by Sony
PlayStation 3
 Ages 3 and Over
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
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  • Featuring all the official cars, circuits, drivers and teams from the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship
  • High definition visuals, full surround sound, extensive circuit details, lighting effects, progressive dirt and car damage make for the most realistic racing experience to date
  • PlayStation 3’s Sixaxis controller uses Bluetooth technology to detect natural and intuitive movements for real-time and high precision interactive play
  • Bring your racing skills online and race your friends and speeds over 200mph
  • Feel the buzz of the paddock and the excitement of race day with authentic pre-race car preparations, including warming up your tires and a parade lap
  • Experience the real pressure of a grand prix thanks to unexpected collisions and race incidents
  • Choose the correct race strategy when the safety car is out: will you make an early pit stop to avoid being stuck in traffic?
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B000E6DYYE
  • Item Weight: 27 g
  • Release Date: 23 Mar 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,180 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

In a nutshell:
The most exciting Formula One season for a long time has spawned a console simulation to match with long awaited new online modes and some surprising PSP connectivity options…

The lowdown:
Owning the official FIA license means this game is the only one with all the real 2006 drivers, cars, teams, circuits and rules – but thankfully there’s more to this game than dull simulation. In fact this year’s iteration prides itself on being accessible to everyone with scalable driving aids for every skill level. There’s also a new online version for all versions, where you can compete in a full 18 race season with real human opponents. Other welcome new additions include taking the options of playing as chief engineer through the existing career mode and more subtle change such as computer driven cars that make believable mistakes instead of just robotically keeping to the racing line.

Most exciting moment:
Since the PS2 and PSP versions are coming out at the same time you’re able to transfer data between each, you can even race other players online on the other version, no matter which console they’re playing on.

Since you ask:
Although little is known about the PS3 version of the game so far Sony has demonstrated a way to connect the PSP to it and use the portable console as a fully interactive wing mirror – displaying exactly what is going on behind you in full 3D.

The bottom line:
The PS2 and PSP are in pole position for this welcome racing update.

Product Description

As the only official interactive game of the FIA Formula One World Championship this is the chance for gamers to rewrite the 2006 season with all the official drivers teams cars circuits and racing rules. Enhanced driving aids allow Formula One newcomers to enjoy the exhilaration and thrill of the sport while online play will demonstrate whom the real world champion is with a full 22-car grid. Adding to the fun PlayStation 3s SIXAXIS Wireless Controller will enable gamers to discover a new way of racing with its motion sensing technology. Loaded with High Definition visuals full surround sound audio extensive circuit details and lighting effects progressive car damage and changing weather conditions Formula One Championship Edition is the only way to fully interact with the sport. Gamers will experience the real pressure of a Grand Prix race thanks to interactive pit stops formations laps unexpected collisions and race incidents. Formula One has evolved welcome to the next level in racing. Features: The 2006 Season - Featuring all the official cars circuits drivers and teams of the 2006 FIA Formula One World Championship including Scuderia Torro Rosso Super Aguri F1 Team and Midland F1 Racing. Next Generation Experience - Greater processing power on the PS3 system and Blu-ray technology enables high definition visuals full surround sound extensive circuit details and lighting effects progressive dirt and car damage make for the most realistic racing experience to date. Wireless Motion Sensing Technology - The PlayStation 3s SIXAXIS controller utilizes Bluetooth technology to detect natural and intuitive movements for real-time and high precision interactive play. Gamers can opt to drive the vehicles in Formula One Championship Edition by simply moving the SIXAXIS controller. Race Online - bring your racing skills online and race your friends at speeds over 200 mph. Complete online feature set includes stat tracking and leaderboards. True Realism - Feel the buzz of .

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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional Racer for the PS3 8 April 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having not experienced the F1 feeling on a console for some time, nostalgia was one of my main reasons for picking up Championship Edition on launch day - and it hasn't disappointed. Graphically stunning and with enough gameplay and car mods to satisfy any fan of the sport, this game is a must buy for petrol-heads.

Jumping in with assists and racing line on is a great way to experience the joys of the game without having to worry about getting your braking perfect into corners. The graphics are amazing with realistic shadows and reflections adding that extra bit to the races - I've even found myself going out of my way not to spoil my cars paintwork with a slight nudge.

Turn up the heat by switching off assists and adding damage to create an amazing challenge to your driving skills. First corner pileups are frequent as you try to get that perfect braking point into the corner. Your car will take an extraordinary amount of damage (short of losing a wheel) and this adds that extra element as trips down the pit lane will cost you big.

Tired of taking on the all-be-it amazing AI? Why not jump online to take on racers from around the world? This definitely adds an extra element to the game and does a lot to break-up the linear quality of the one-player game. Rack up the points on specific servers and you'll place on their top drivers list, adding that extra competitive edge in an already competitive world.

Despite being one of the background launch titles for the PS3, Formula One Championship edition succeeds were others have failed - to really make us feel that Sony's next-gen system is here to compete.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is simply amazing! 30 July 2007
By Tom H
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm not sure why everyone is so negative...As a hardcore F1 fan i think this game is actually amazing! The way they have made everything so realistic and actually do a proper race weekend...Its incredible realisim...For people who say its hard without the assits, its not hard you just have to learn how to drive it doesnt take long! with the assists turned on all you have to do is press go, which in my eyes is incredbly boring!

The carrer mode is exelent, where you start off with a few trials for lower classed teams then you work your way to better teams and up the championship...

In my eyes this game is the only reasen i want a ps3, as i am a 360 owner...but i play this alot round my mates.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars My biggest complaint is the AI 2 April 2010
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is generally very good. The graphics are superb, as are the sound effects. The driving physics are also pretty good most of the time.

The most enjoyable game mode for me is Career Mode and I play it with full race distance, flags and penalties on and damage on and I use 'Hard' difficulty. This is not only because I wanted a realistic Formula 1 experience but because 'Easy' and 'Medium' are just so easy that you can win every race in the worst cars. Things get challenging on 'Hard' which exactly what we want in an F1 game.

If you're like me and you want it as realistic as possible, you too will want penalties, flags and damage on but be warned - the game goes over the top. Firstly, if you want flags you must also have penalties as they're the same option on the menu.

If you cut a corner by a clear mile you'll get a time penalty (probably 6 seconds) which is fair enough. But you'll also get a 6 second penalty if you just stray off the course a little too much. If you go off because of an error on your part you'll also get a 6 second penalty. I'll give you an experience I had myself in Career mode; I was racing around the Sepang Malaysia circuit in my Super Aguri and I'd managed to fight my way up to a good grid position of 11th place. Sadly, I clipped a kerb slightly and this sent me spinning off the track. My car wasn't damaged, but because I span off I received a 6 second penalty. Before I'd even got back on the track I'd dropped to 16th place, I then had to travel round the track for 6 seconds with limited revs which in turn dropped me down to 18th place.

My race was effectively spoiled. In reality, there would be no penalty for this.
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy racing game to launch with the PS3 21 Mar 2007
By Touring Mars VINE VOICE
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
A staple title for any games console, Formula One games have suffered over the years by being 'much the same as before' - and let's face it, there is only so much you can do with the genre. However, this first outing for the series on a next-gen console is something else. Graphically, it doesn't disappoint. Ultra-realistic weather and lighting effects make this game stand head and shoulders above it's predeccesors, and it sounds far more realistic than anything in the genre thus far.

As you would expect, there are a number of different modes you can play in, depending on how much time and effort you care to expend. Either stick all the available assists on and jump right in to a race, or embark on a full career (where you have to progress through the ranks from test-driver to a regular seat within a better team). With all assists off, however, this game presents an almighty challenge. The race physics are the most sophisticated in the series history, and the algorithms for tyre wear and fuel consumption are exceptionally well done. AI for other drivers is much better than ever before.

The tracks are beautifully detailed and accurate, but it is the sensation of speed that this game delivers that makes this game so much fun to play. The motion blur and slightly shaking of the 'camera' as you race really adds sensation to the action.

You can use a wheel with F1CE, but there is no real force feedback (FFB), which is a disappointment to anyone used to full FFB support in PS2 games such as GT4 for example. The game supports the tilt function of the new PS3 Sixaxis controller for steering, which works well, even if it is not entirely suitable for serious driving.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Superior to the latest offerings.
I was a bit apprehensive about buying an old F1 game, but reviews suggested it was good. I`m loving it so far and feel it`s superior to the latest F1 game offerings. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steveosnapper
5.0 out of 5 stars F1 championship edition (ps3)
Formula 1 championship edition (ps3) met all my expectations as it is ab brilliant game and an absolute classic. Love it
Published 1 month ago by David Coutts
5.0 out of 5 stars great f1 sim
Great game for the price realistic pit stops practise quailfing down to the race had gret fun in career mode well worth the 67p price
Published 2 months ago by Andy
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good for the time
F1 championship edition is a ps3 remake of F106, its basically the same with the cars updated. The graphics are very clear but it doesnt have th driving dynamics of the codemasters... Read more
Published 10 months ago by SSR
5.0 out of 5 stars Best F1 game available to date 2013
This game isnt for everyone because its formula one and its a sport which is not a great deal exciting unlike Rally but if you are looking for a simulation formula one game this is... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Mr. James Irvine
4.0 out of 5 stars Still decent all these years later.
I recently bought F1CE again and it still holds up as a good F1 game even 6 years after release. If you're after an F1 fix and can't afford F1 2012 this is a great alternative.
Published 13 months ago by Andrew Woodhouse
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
This game is simply driving around a track constantly. If it wasn't so cheap I would return it but it's simply not worth the effort.
Published 14 months ago by Mr. J. Dawson
4.0 out of 5 stars Good
I bought this for my partners son who is 12 years old.

He has informed me that the game is OK, but you can get better racing games. Read more
Published 15 months ago by NitaSo
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining with good controls!
I'm a newbie to formula one games and consider this game having very good controls. It's easy playing this game with the ps3 controller in comparison to contemporary games nearly... Read more
Published 17 months ago by S. Metin
3.0 out of 5 stars nice one
good price and good time pass at home in free days so not bad in this much money so hope i will enjoy it more and again and again.
Published 23 months ago by T. Singh
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