F1 Racing Simulation

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F1 Racing Simulation
Box Art
Developer(s) Ubisoft
Platform(s) PC
Release 1997
Genre(s) Sport, Sim Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

F1 Racing Simulation is a racing simulation game, developed for the PC by Ubisoft in 1997.[1]

Publication history[edit]

It is first of the Racing Simulation games made by Ubisoft, being the predecessor to Racing Simulation 2, which was released in 1998.

Background[edit]

The game is based on the Formula One 1996 Season.

Reception[edit]

The game was generally well received, with sites such as GameSpot quoting that: F1 Racing Simulation is an extremely well-thought-out simulation with drivers of all abilities in mind.[2]

F1 Racing Simulation was a finalist for Computer Gaming World's 1998 "Best Driving" award, which ultimately went to Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit. The editors wrote, "In a less competitive year, UbiSoft's excellent F1 Racing Simulation would have won hands down."[3] PC Gamer US likewise nominated F1 as the best racing game of 1998, although it lost to Motocross Madness. They wrote of F1, "Lip-smacking graphics, a solid physics model, and a full-featured garage for adjusting your vehicle are combined into a package that delivered the goods in a major way."[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "F1 Racing Release Info". 
  2. ^ "Gamespot F1RS Review". [permanent dead link]
  3. ^ Staff (April 1999). "Computer Gaming World's 1999 Premier Awards; CGW Presents the Best Games of 1998". Computer Gaming World (177): 90, 93, 96–105. 
  4. ^ Staff (March 1999). "The Fifth Annual PC Gamer Awards". PC Gamer US. 6 (3): 64, 67, 70–73, 76–78, 84, 86, 87. 

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