F1 2000 (video game)
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Visual Sciences (PSX)
F1 2000 is a racing video game based on the 2000 Formula One season, developed by EA Sports and released for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows formats. F1 2000 was the last Visual Sciences F1 racing game to appear on the PlayStation. With an official FIA Formula One license, it includes the full 2000 world championship season, including the new Indianapolis circuit and the Jaguar Racing team. A rival game, F1 Championship Season 2000, was released on December 23, 2000 for PC, PlayStation, PlayStation 2, Macintosh and Game Boy Color.
The game modes feature a full championship, quick races, racing weekends, custom grid and time trial modes. In the multiplayer section, you can either go head to head in 2-player split screen sessions, or play a hot-seat time trial mode for up to 22 players.
All cars can be fine-tuned in the pits, and there is clear pit-to-car radio commentary. Full telemetry data is shown for detailed set-up changes. Your best performances can be saved in the replay mode, including race highlights. In this version, the computer opponents now have more realistic racing behaviour, as they make mistakes and have car failures.
Stephen Poole, writing for GameSpot, gave the PC version a score of 8.4/10, noting the relatively high performance requirements but calling the game "one of the best F1 racing sims to date." Ryan Mac Donald, also of GameSpot, gave the PlayStation version a score of 6.9/10 and concluded that it was more enjoyable than other F1 games on the platform. Sam Bishop of IGN was more critical of the PlayStation version, citing a lack of in-race music and sluggish controls, and suggested that Formula One 99 was a superior title.
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- "Release Information for PC".
- Poole, Stephen (20 April 2000). "F1 2000 Review - GameSpot.com". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 20 March 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- Mac Donald, Ryan (17 April 2000). "F1 2000 Review - GameSpot.com". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 18 May 2012.
- Bishop, Sam (10 April 2000). "F1 2000 - PlayStation Review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 18 May 2012.