Geoff Crammond‘s Formula One Grand Prix wowed gamers when it was first released back in 1992.
F1GP was one of the first racing games to successfully marry 3D polygonal graphics and fast racing action. More accurately: F1GP was a mix of 2D and 3D graphics, but the 3D graphics that were in there (cars and environment) were pretty startling for the time. The 3D courses particularly were in a league of their own.
Formula One Grand Prix held on to the title of ‘best racing sim’ for a number of years – at least until the sequel came out. And, with this game, programmer Geoff Crammond further cemented his place in gaming history.
Rightly considered a unique and world-beating example of its type, catering for complete driving novices to advanced sim-loving pros, Formula One Grand Prix is still great fun to play now, some 27 years after its original release.