Incredibly realistic racing sim with ads and crashes.
Common Sense Media
24 February 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that while F1 2010 is a realistic racing game with oodles of corporate logos. It is an extremely difficult game for younger or more inexperienced players to handle. Its presentation of Formula 1 racing is very detailed and authentic. While this may appeal to hardcore racing fans, it will likely frustrate casual gamers who are just looking to drive fast around a cool track.
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.
Excerpt: When I first put F1 2010 in to play I had no idea of what to expect, it has been a long time since I had played a Formula 1 game. I was not expecting a great deal from this title, but found myself pleasantly surprised and warming to the title over my play time. F1 2010 takes a sport that has had games made for quite some time but has never really struck a chord with the mainstream gaming market, does 2010 change all this?
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.