Excerpt: When Codemasters picked up the F1 license again and started to reboot the franchise it was a breath of fresh air and the attempt to create as much realism into the franchise as possible was lapped up by fans and critics alike.
Excerpt: Motorsport can deliver incredible drama. So far the 2012 season has been exciting and intense, despite Maldonado's attempts to hospitalise every driver on the grid. Codemasters' F1 2012, however, packs a lot less surprise but just the right amount of drama.
Excerpt: Introduction, Setup, Requirements Codemasters' newest racer F1 2012 is another fine effort with heaps of graphics options to spare, as noted in my technical review . If you find yourself wanting a little help sorting through all the settings and determining what to keep maxed and what to turn down a...
Conclusion: So overall then a really strong outing from Codemasters and F1 2012, I was plesantly surprised at how much I enjoyed this game and look forward to seeing just how well I finish up at the end of the race season.
Conclusion: Such thoughts may be wishful thinking. Codemasters has a duty to slowly improve its racing franchise. When out on the track, this is the best F1 simulation of the generation. It offers a real challenge for players of all levels. Unfortunately, a lack of new ideas hinders the rest of the game.
Conclusion: Other, subtle changes to Career mode make it more focused than it was last year. Gone are the parc ferme interviews and first-person navigation, instead replaced by glossy menus that show important information up front.
Pros: Thrilling and believable racing, Approachable for newcomers, Additional game modes create a more complete F1 package, Wonderful audio design.
Cons: Off-track action is dull, No Grand Prix mode.
Excerpt: If you think football's a complex sport, what with the intricacies of offside and the unspoken rule that the more you earn the less effort you have to put in on the pitch, you should try getting your head around F1.
Pros: Accommodates new players well, New modes distil the action, Authentic and engaging take on F1
Cons: Career mode has changed little, Suffers from the same mistakes that previous games have made, It's F1 - so it won't be to everyone's taste