Excerpt: Racing games have always been hit or miss with me. I'm not a fan of the repetitive left turning Nascar events, but I can appreciate a well made simulator like Gran Tourismo. And while I'm not entirely convinced that F1 is a solid racing simulation, it definitely has a lot of the right parts. Let's take a look at this year's offering from Codemasters to see if it's worth the upgrade.
Conclusion: The additional features are certainly very welcome but I feel as though I’m just playing a slightly better version of F1 2010, which was still a good game in its own right. Despite the flaws, I still very much enjoyed F1 2011. I would definitely recommend it especially if you’re a fan yet to experience this in a racing game as it does capture the feel of F1 quite well. Race on!
Excerpt: Codemasters’ second Formula 1 game, F1 2011, the sequel to last year’s F1 2010 again shows a laser-like focus on delivering an authentic Formula 1 experience, but this time comes with a more well-rounded set of features to complement the fantastic racing experience.
Excerpt: When it comes to racing sims, I thought that Forza Motorsport 3 and Gran Turismo were the fastest and most intense, but after spending some time with Need for Speed SHIFT 2 , I found its in-car experience to be even more exhilarating. There's a new challenger in town now, though, and its name is F1 2011 . Last year, Codemasters kind of shocked everyone, including themselves, with just how good F1 2010 was.
Excerpt: Codemasters laid an impressive groundwork for the F1 racing licence with last year’s F1 2010 and now they’re back for the 2011 season. F1 2011 doesn’t fundamentally transform last year’s game, but instead builds upon it, adding a number of important new features that hardcore F1 fans won’t want to miss out on. But does F1 2011 add enough to the series to justify a yearly iteration?
Conclusion: F1 2011 may not be a huge leap from 2010, but it's an improved leap. It brings better car physics, improved graphics, smarter AI and just an overall tighter feel to every facet of the title.