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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Conclusion: Codemasters Birmingham has excelled in improving upon F1 2010, resolving some of the issues that held back its first effort, with a game that offers the definitive Formula One experience. F1 2011 is an awesome racing game, but really, only the hardcore need apply.