Formula One Grand Prix, Atari ST

Geoff Crammond‘s Formula One Grand Prix wowed gamers when it was first released back in 1992 – even moreso than its predecessor, Revs, did back in 1985.

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 – as was the physics modelling.

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 30 years after its original release.

More: Formula One Grand Prix on Wikipedia

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