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Formula One 2003 (PS2)

by Sony
PlayStation2
 Ages 3 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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  • Official game of the FIA Formula One World Championship
  • Includes exclusive 2003 season data
  • Incorporates new qualifying rules
  • Commentary from James Allen and Martin Brundle
  • Diverse game modes cater for novices and experts
  • Multiple car setup options
  • Improved AI, dynamics, car and track models and more
  • For 1-2 players (1-4 in Hot Seat mode)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00009RGAD
  • Release Date: 11 July 2003
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,527 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Review

"A truly outstanding racing game. 83%." -- PSM2 Magazine

"Includes everything fans could want and untouchable realism." -- Computer and Video Games Magazine

Manufacturer's Description

Following hot on the heels of the mighty Formula One 2002, Formula One 2003 continues to refine the experience, and makes for the finest Grand Prix simulation yet seen on PlayStation 2. Now totally exclusive to PS2, the latest instalment features all the 2003 season liveries on the cars, correct driver rosters and even the track alterations that have been made to the Hungaroring and Suzuka circuits. You'll also find that all the new rules and regulations that have been introduced to the sport--and made this season arguably the most thrilling for both spectators and drivers for many years--have been implemented, such as the one-shot Friday and Saturday qualifying laps. With an extremely strong engine already in place, developer Studio Liverpool has been able to turbo charge everything from the visuals to the AI of your rival drivers. Whether you're after pure white-knuckle arcade excitement or something a little more in-depth and realistic, Formula One 2003 has everything you could possibly wish for.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Buying this game was a bit of a tough call after reading some of the reviews on this website. On the whole, people were hailing it a masterpiece - a racing sim so good that it really feels like you're controlling the real thing through your TV. Yet a few slammed it as a poor game, and these little doubts plagued my mind right until I put the CD in my shiny new silver PS2. And what a game! The cynics seem wrong in my view. You can get into the action straight away, and from the moment your car leaves the pits, you're taken aback with the stunning graphics. As a PS2 newbie, I guess they must have seemed doubly impressive. The cars are beautifully rendered. The track shines it's that well created, and there's NO pop-up!
I began my Formula One 2003 career with a "quick race" at Monza - I'll warn you now, if you're a newcomer to console F1 games, expect to lose! I expected more, and after three nasty encounters with the barriers, I realised just how bad a 'racer' I really am. However with traction control and practice, you slowly get to the same level as the AI opponents. The game itself runs at a spectacularly smooth framerate, and there's little slow-down in multi-player or at the starting grid. Wet racing looks wonderful, but the spray could be a little refined. owever, cockpit cameras get a good spattering of water droplets, a neat little touch!
The game is split into one player and multiplayer modes, and each of these into arcade and simulation. Arcade is relatively straightforward - race, and enjoy yourself. Sim is a little tougher... hook one wheel on the grass and you'll spin. Hit a rival and be prepared to lose a wheel. Make mistakes and suffer. It really is quite punishing, but that's half the fun! Practice does make perfect!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony finally gets a mechanical grip on F1 30 July 2003
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Another F1 title hits the shelves - and searching for a momento of the British Grand Prix - it seemed worth the risk (after all, F1 2001 wasn't too bad, neither was the EA Sports F1 2001 - though there has never been an entirely satisfactory simulation of F1) as surely things could only have improved in my year away from the genre......
Well...lets get the cons out of the way first......
The commentary does not run with the race itself (when pit-to car radio provides a heated string of information)- so Martin Brundle and Mr Allen only feature in the 'Spectator View". The car on car collision damage is still woefully inadequate, there are no safety cars (as in earlier PS1 series), and the flag system is incomplete (surely adding a green flag after the yellow to confirm that overtaking can once again be resumed isn't too much to ask?!). The replays are very useful, but just adequate, and the tv style graphics are totally absent - such as the F1 ident, and timings - replaced by uninspiring text. I'm yet to find any personel - a few in the pits would have been great as there is so much attention to detail otherwise.
The pros, however are a different story....
The handling is excellent or difficult (if you want it to be) in that it is so responsive - rumble strip hopping around chicanes is not advisable any more- as the loading of the suspension means that the car can lose traction then suddenly 'bite' when driven carelessly - aquaplaning into the kitty litter (I've managed to spin 180 degrees off of the startline also!) The in-cockpit view actually relays the experience of being connected witht the car and track, right down to skewed horizon through fast turns, and a sense of being dwarfed by normal size barriers etc...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You lot are so wrong! 4 Jan 2004
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How can you say this game is rubbish! It is the best F1 game in the world, and if you win in a minardi, you must be pretty good, I find this game a challenge, I and like a challenge for once! No, before you think, I am not rubbish at these sort of games, I've one the Championship about 20 times for F1 97, 20 times for F1 99, 30 times for F1 Championship Season 2000. I don't like those games much because they are way too easy.
The graphics are so good, they even look real.
Damage, is the best there is for a long time in console years. Yeah yeah, it may be a bit crappy for you total obsessive retards who will only buy a game if it is absolutley perfect. But I find it good.
The tyres, the tred, the makers have got that almost spot on, I can't even believe it myself when I got it!
Pit stops are very cool
Anyway, this game is great, I would reconmend it for anyone who likes F1 and any other racing, because you finally feel part of the team.
Buy it, it is worth it!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Still the best, but still flawed 27 Mar 2004
By Mark.
Format:Video Game
This game is still the best console F1 game about even all these months after its release.
As always, everything is there as it is in real life, the cars, opponents and tracks are easy enough to pick up and race but hard enough to beat 100% of the time. Its the most realistic of the Sony F1 games yet and is always fun to play, make no mistake about it. Games like F1 Career Challenge that seem to boast so much more still cant match it. But it still has those major flaws that anger fans of the sport itself. hopefully, the guys making F1 2005 as we speak will read this and take note-
1/ The tracks. Many tracks have had changes made to them in 2003 such as France and Hungary. The French track change was awful and silly and the hungary change whilst well done still makes it imposible to qualify on pole if you use skip to player mode. All the cars seem to be pre set as using the old hungary track. This is lazyness. Also Austria and Monacos changes were ignored completly, they have no excuses for these at all as the races took place well before the release.
2/ Crashing and all that comes with it. The damage, although ok is still very plain. Im fed up of hitting a car in the rear only for his FRONT wing to come off instead of his rear wing these are bad niggles. In those rare occasions where the rear wing does come off, you are out, when you could easily pit for a new one like real life. There should be other smaller pieces of dembris that come off. In any open wheel racing series if you touch someones tryes in a cog motion you go airborne. this happens everywhere, exect this game! In full sim mode you should be out if you are upside down or stuck in a tyre wall.Also, if you are onboard why does it always switch to the exterior view if you get airborne?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Vroom!
I doubt there is much more you can ask from a Formula One game. It even has the podium celebration scene! Read more
Published on 22 May 2009 by L. Geraghty
5.0 out of 5 stars No Better F1 Game EVER!!!!!!!!!
OK, Gran Turismo is a good driving game and so is Need For Speed. But hardly any other driving game gets better than this. Read more
Published on 2 July 2006 by J. Edgar
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than last year's version (2002)
The 2003 game is better than last year's 2002 version. It has the line up for the brand new season 2003. Read more
Published on 2 Mar 2006 by "ongehass"
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Formula One 2002
I like Formula One 2002 but Formula One 2003 is much better despite the facts that like 2002 there's no cigarette sponsors when there's supposed to be and the cars look a... Read more
Published on 8 Feb 2006 by "ongehass"
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
There seems to be quite a mix of reviews for this game depending on whether people are looking for an arcade game or a simulation.
In simulation mode, this game is great fun. Read more
Published on 7 Nov 2004 by Mr. Rd Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Much more playable than Formula One 2004.
Listen to me. i was reading a customer review of formula one 2003 and i saw one by an xbox fan. It was by marc or some crap like that who reviewed 2004. Read more
Published on 25 Aug 2004 by A Harrington
4.0 out of 5 stars Good game! But it's not as good as the original
This game has to be excellent. mark will not be buying a xbox but i studyed it today. i played on one once. Read more
Published on 17 Aug 2004 by A Harrington
5.0 out of 5 stars BETTER THAN FORMULA ONE 2002
I have Formula One 2002. which is great. but this is amazing. I have played a 1 track demo of 2004.Graphics: 10/10. An improvement to Formula One 2002. Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2004 by A Harrington
5.0 out of 5 stars Only good with the Speedster 3
Formula One has great graphics, and fx sounds but poor tv commentary when you're actually racing but great tv com when watching. Read more
Published on 22 July 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Chris................shut up !!!!!!
I am Chris's mate and i am looking forward to the new F1 game as well but if you people wanna moan then moan it's totally your decision but how about just giving advice instead ?
Published on 14 Jun 2004 by "john1990"
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