Summary: " F1 2011 " on Vita is decent enough if you must have a serious racing game in the palm of your hands. It looks pretty poor really considering other titles. It has all the content of the consoles, but with the muted handling, it’s not quite as fun. The challenge mode is pretty great though, and the game is certainly decent enough value. Hopefully the 2012 game can improve the handling and looks to make it a must buy.
Conclusion: By crafting such a technical reproduction of the sport, Sumo Digital have missed the most essential ingredient to F1… the passion! Like a German Mercedes, it’s vey well made. But, it’s missing all the flair and passion of an Italian Ferrari.
Summary: Releasing a game with the suffix “2011” in 2012 probably isn’t the best idea in the world if you want to ensure that your product seems fresh for as long as possible, but given the fact that this game is purely centred around last season’s Formula One Championship , it would have been a little sneaky of Codemasters to label it as a 2012 game.
Excerpt: Last year, Codemasters took on the F1 franchise, putting its signature touch on one of the biggest names in motorsports. F1 2011 serves as the first update in the now annual series, but is it a major overhaul or just a slight tune-up? F1 2011's career takes you through this year's official 19-course roster and continues through five seasons.
Excerpt: As the only ‘sim like’ racer available at launch I had high hopes for F1 2011. Producers Codemasters have handed the development of the game to Sumo Digital. They developed F1 2009 on the PSP so their back ground in Formula 1 games is decent. Being a portable game it’s safe to assume it’ll have limited capabilities compared to the full console versions. Which is true, but it’s not that limited.
Excerpt: We heaped high praise on F1 2011 when we first reviewed it for the Xbox 360 back in September. Since then the 2011 F1 season has long subsequently finished and we are just weeks away from the beginning of the 2012 schedule. This hasn’t stopped Codemasters from bringing F1 2011 to the Sony’s handheld arena alongside the launch of the Vita though. And you know what? It stands up pretty well to its console brethren.
Excerpt: pleased the purists well enough when it touched down in September last year, but some felt it could have done more to improve on its 2010 predecessor. The PS Vita version was never likely to suffer from the same criticism, primarily because it's a brand new product developed by a different studio.