Conclusion: Playing previous racing sims will help, fans of Forza Motorsport 3 and Need for Speed: Shift will feel at home with the style of racing, but fans of Formula 1 will love it more. The only thing lacking is they could have fleshed out the press and backstage bits more, but on the track, they haven't done a thing wrong.
Excerpt: When game developers set out to create a simulation of a real-life sport, and focus exclusively on the realism and authenticity of that activity so as to deliver the closest virtual approximation of the exercise in question, the results can be staggering.
Excerpt: Codemasters is first and foremost a company that makes good racing games. Sure, they have a few other franchises, such as Operation Flashpoint, but their primary focus has always been on wheels. F1 2010 is just the latest game in their growing list of offerings. I was a big fan of DiRT, so I was pretty excited to get a chance to play F1 2010. Does it deserve to be in pole position?
Summary: The more I play " F1 2010 ", the less I liked it. The bugs, the slightly random AI difficulty level, and the lack of flashbacks are all pretty annoying. However, the weather, the race weekend approach, the immersion, and the multiplayer do make the game outstanding in several respects.
Excerpt: To start things off, let me tell you a little bit about my virtual racing experience so you know where I'm coming from.
Pros: Game is loads of fun., Game is easy to pick up and play., Online experience is solid.
Cons: Some slight frame rate drops at times., Audio is a bit weak., A few AI issues.
F1 2010 (Xbox 360) Review
7 October 2010
Summary: Simulation racing fans tired of waiting for
wouldn’t be disappointed in checking this out. The game offers a good amount of customization for cars, along with quite a few seasons to go through and teams to try out. Except for my ongoing feud with the pit crew, this was a good game that racing fans will have a good time with.
Conclusion: Despite some very minor frustrating moments in the F1 2010, Codemasters has worked hard to bring F1 experience to the small screen and for the most part they have succeeded. It's a gorgeous game with deep gameplay elements and enough fun to make you want to watch an F1 race on television. If you want the best F1 racing game on the market then look no further than F1 2010.
Excerpt: Codemasters have clearly established themselves as one of the world’s leading independent developers, and above all other genres the racing one seems to be their true forte. A pattern has begun to emerge of Codies releasing one premier racing title each year to universal positive critical reception.
Conclusion: F1 2010 is the true F1 aficionado’s game, with plenty to tweak, tinker and perfect from in the pits to on the tracks. Therein lies the problem: that’s all that really exists in the game to make it worthwhile. There is nothing to tempt you to play on with a whole season and work to the top. There is nothing to drive the player to succeed. There is simply no substance outside of the general racing mechanic.