F1 Grand Prix (2005 video game)

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F1 Grand Prix
F1 Grand Prix
Cover art
Developer(s)Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
SeriesFormula One Edit this on Wikidata
EngineWRC (PSP variant)
Platform(s)PlayStation Portable
Release
  • EU: 1 September 2005
  • JP: 22 September 2005
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

F1 Grand Prix, also known as Formula One: Grand Prix, and Formula One 2005 Portable (フォーミュラワン 2005 ポータブル, Fōmyura Wan 2005 Pōtaburu) in Japan, is the first of Sony's two Formula One games released on the PlayStation Portable. It was released in Europe on 1 September 2005 and was developed by Traveller's Tales. It features the drivers and circuits from the 2005 Formula One season. The cover athletes are Jenson Button, David Coulthard and Narain Karthikeyan.

Gameplay[edit]

  • Quick Race is where the player can set up a random race with random settings from the Game.
  • Events is where the player can choose from Time Attack, Single Grand Prix (Which has to be unlocked) or Scenario Mode (a list of scenarios vital for unlocking extras).
  • World Championship allows the player to play the full 2005 FIA Formula One World Championship
  • Multiplayer is WiFi gaming with 2 to 8 players.
  • TV Mode Race allows the player to watch a single race as if it were on television.

Teams and drivers[edit]

The game featured the initial driver line ups for the 2005 Formula One season, substitute drivers Pedro de la Rosa, Anthony Davidson, Alexander Wurz, Vitantonio Liuzzi, Ricardo Zonta, Antônio Pizzonia and Robert Doornbos, although all driving in FIA Formula One Races during the 2005 season, were not included in the game.[1]

Circuits[edit]

The game features all the circuits used in the 2005 F1 season.[1]

Unlockables[edit]

  • There are 19 Unlockable tracks, which are Mirrors of the Original Tracks
  • There are 5 Unlockable Classic Cars
  • There is an invisible car, unlocked after driving off the course in the German Grand Prix.[1]

Download packs[edit]

  • The first official download pack for F1 Grand Prix entitled "Stats Pack And Bonus Car" includes the full grid line ups from the first 16 Grand Prix of 2005, excluding Brazil, Japan and China. It also allows the player to unlock the Lotus 25 Classic Car.
  • The three missing grids have now been created (unofficially) and are available for download from The PSP Vault.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic61/100[2]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer6/10[3]
Famitsu29/40[4]
GamesMaster79%[5]
Jeuxvideo.com14/20[6]
PALGN5.5/10[7]
PSM371%[8]

The game received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[2] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of one eight and three sevens for a total of 29 out of 40.[4][9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "F1 Grand Prix". PlayStation UK. Archived from the original on 2 January 2016. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Formula 1: Grand Prix (psp: 2005): Reviews". Metacritic. CNET. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  3. ^ Bramwell, Tom (12 August 2005). "Formula 1 Grand Prix". Eurogamer. Gamer Network. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b "フォーミュラワン 2005 ポータブル [PSP]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  5. ^ "F1 Grand Prix". GamesMaster. Future plc. June 2005.
  6. ^ Rivaol (18 August 2005). "Test: F1 Grand Prix". Jeuxvideo.com (in French). Webedia. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  7. ^ van Leuveren, Luke (19 October 2005). "F1 Grand Prix Review". PALGN. PAL Gaming Network. Archived from the original on 17 January 2008. Retrieved 20 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Review: F1 Grand Prix". PSM2. Future plc. October 2005.
  9. ^ "Famitsu scores". NeoGAF. NeoGaf LLC. 14 September 2005. Retrieved 20 February 2019.

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