Yet again Sony are giving out some rather excellent titles as part of its Playstation Plus program, with a rather varied selection on offer as part of the February update. The highlight of the bunch is the open world action-fest Sleeping Dogs, which will be free for a month starting February 6th, but in addition to this the 90-day subscription to the PS+ service will be getting a reduction to £7.99.Click here to read more...
It's so mediocre. And it's so very, very cheap. Amazingly, you'll get a proper copy of F1 Race Stars rather than a Simply Games CD Key, making this a bit of a bargain to say the least.
I was properly excited about finding this... right before I discovered that the eagle-eyed Alexjb at HotUKDeals beat me by four clear days.
You may want to try the demo before laying down any cash for this one, as the lack of power-sliding isn't for everyone. On the plus side, it's given the boring world of Formula 1 a boot up the backside by adding weapons and redesigning the tracks with a Speed Racer-flavoured dose of madness as you can see in the image above. ShopTo are selling it for about £4 cheaper than other sites.
Thanks to Syzable at HotUkDeals.
Developers: Codemasters Birmingham
I’ve got a confession to make; I was quite looking forward to reviewing this game. Firstly because last week I reviewed LittleBigPlanet Karting – a fairly decent game but a missed opportunity to deliver a great karting experience – and was looking for another karting game to fill the void. Secondly I’m personally a fan of F1 anyway, so I was more intrigued how they had linked in the concept and feel of F1 – a very serious and detailed sport – into the fun and quirky world of console kart racing.
First impressions before I’d touched the controller were pleasing. The visual style was going about its business with a sense of bright colours, and cartoony driver models – making it look like all the racers were out of Team America, in a good way. And the intro movie showcasing the game seemed to suggest vibrant wacky locations with lots of character, mayhem on the track with items going every which way and the drivers being as camp as a box of tents. So things were looking good. But if ever the adage of “looks can be deceiving” needed a PS3 game to embody it, then F1 Race Stars is it.
F1 All Stars sets itself up like the majority of other kart racers out there. There are a variety of tracks to race around, with gold, silver and bronze trophies awarded to podium finishes. And as is customary in these games, there are various items you can pick up throughout the courses to help you to victory or hinder your opponent’s chances. The instant attraction to this game though is that you can choose to race as your favourite F1 star from this season’s crop of racers. So if you feel like showing Vettel and the lads that Karthekayan really can win a race, then this is your best bet.Click here to read more...
F1 Race Stars, the officially-licensed Formula One karting game from Codemasters Racing, is set to release this Friday. As you'd expect, there'll be many powerups to play with: from the relatively authentic KERS boost to turning your kart into a fizzy drink. I could elaborate on that last one, but you're probably better off watching the narrated (and rather humourous) gameplay trailers below.
We've got more details and screenshots in our F1 Race Stars release date details roundup.Click here to read more...
Just a quickie, this one. Demos for Disney Epic Mickey 2 and F1 Race Stars have landed on Xblox LIVE as of today, although only Gold members will be able to sample their delights. You can check region availability over on the Xbox.com for the two games here and here respectively.
F1 Race Stars, the caricatured arcade kart racer featuring real-life F1 talent, has been officially dated for November 16th on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. You can indulge in an orgy of assets after the break, including a massive haul of screenshots and a brand new gameplay trailer.Click here to read more...
This is the dark horse of Karting games at the moment as most of our attention has been on LittleBigPlanet Karting and Sonic & Sega All-stars Racing Transformed. Just look at that picture above though, this could be a hell of a lot of fun and the perfect tonic to anyone that finds Codies' other F1 title a bit too straight-faced. If only real Formula 1 would take this Speed Racer-influenced boot up the arse.
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Codemasters Racing has announced a cutesy official Formula 1 game entitled F1 Race Stars, clearly designed with a family audience in mind.Click here for the details, screenshots and trailer >>