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Formula 1 2009 on Wii PSP

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Formula 1 2009 is a Racing game available on the Wii PSP. It can be played in Splitscreen Singleplayer Competitive modes.

Formula 1 2009 is a Racing game. Racing games, although sometimes seen as a sporting sub category, are a well established video game genre in their own right.

Formula 1 2009 can be played in a Splitscreen mode. Split Screen Multiplayer games involve multiple players by providing a portion of the screen for each person. This enables two, three or four players to be involved in the game using just one console. Although popular for the PS2, Gamecube and Wii it is becoming less common in modern 360 and PS3 games which are less willing to sacrifice horsepower from the visuals to accomodate the extra players - they opt for an online multiplayer mode instead.

Formula 1 2009 can be played in a Singleplayer mode. Single Player Campaign games focus on one player's experience. Rather than collaborate with other players either locally or online, players progress alone. The campaign style of gameplay offers a connected series of challenges to play through. These chapters work together to tell a story through which players progress. Single player games are able to focus on one experience of a scenario, so that it is usually a richer, more visceral game.

Formula 1 2009 can be played in a Competitive mode. Competitive Multiplayer games provide experiences where players compete against each other and the computer. Obviously lending itself to sports and team games, these competitive engagements have also dominated the shooting and fighting genres because of the direct combat and expertise involved in each. Although these games were originally played in a split screen style, more recently they are played online via services such as PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and the Nintendo Wireless Connection.


We have our reporters and community keeping an eye on Formula 1 2009 for you, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments as they happen.


Motoring Gamer review Wed, 29 Jun 2011

Formula 1 2009 sounds a little dated, but actually offers a masterly combination of fun and realism. Even two years later, this is still the best F1 game available on Nintendo's casual console.

The Wii is often seen as simply a kids' console and its racing games kind of reflect that. F1 2009 is a game seeking to straddle the line between arcade racer and serious sim.
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Family Gamer review Fri, 26 Feb 2010

Formula 1 2009 on the Wii captures the feel and excitement of a Grand Prix weekend and, despite being a bit tricky to steer, gives a real sensation of being there. A must for the motor racing fans among us!

My parents-in-law are great. I'm not just saying that, they're genuinely good to spend time with. A few years ago they gave me one of the best Christmas presents I've ever had - the chance to go for tuition at Knockhill Racing Circuit and then drive a single-seater race car around the track. I'm a huge motorsport fan, particularly Formula 1, so this was just brilliant.
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Frugal Gamer review Thu, 17 Dec 2009

Formula One returns to the gaming consoles with this new Sony PSP title, Formula 1 2009. Featuring all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2009 FIA season, this fully licensed game breaks new ground with its authentic look and feel. With exciting ad hoc co-op and multiplayer features as well as a comprehensive single-player mode, Formula 1 2009 immerses players in the most exciting motorsport on the planet.

With nearly four years passing since the last Formula One game on Sony's PSP, Formula 1 2009 puts players back in the cockpit of the most advanced cars on the planet and promises to recreate the exciting season of the 2009 Championship season.
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