Summary: F1 2012 adds a bunch of new modes, streamlines the career, ups the challenge, and slaps on a fresh coat of paint on an already great looking game to create the best Formula 1 game on Xbox 360 yet.
Excerpt: Codemasters has turned in their 3rd installment of the F1 series, hoping to pick up a few new fans by refining key aspects and simplifying others. Last year we were introduced to the DRS and CURS systems without a whole lot of explanation as to what they were for or how to effectively use them.
Excerpt: Motorsport can deliver incredible drama. So far the 2012 season has been exciting and intense, despite Maldonado's attempts to hospitalise every driver on the grid. Codemasters' F1 2012, however, packs a lot less surprise but just the right amount of drama.
Excerpt: There is a big difference between playing a game and experiencing the events in real life. Imagine a roller coaster game: You will see everything through the eyes of your character, but without the wind in your hair and the gravitational pull on your guts until you lose your lunch – some might say...
Excerpt: There are some people who do not think race car drivers are athletes. Sure they have to sit there for lap after lap without any breaks. Sure they have to turn the wheel at the right time, slow down, speed up, and reach the finish line first.
Conclusion: The Achievements get a score of 8/10 The Multiplayer sees you racing on a real Grand Prix season agains other people (Not sure how many will edit when confirmed) Endurance is 25% of the Grand Prix and Sprint is a 3 lap race only session.
Summary: " F1 2012 " is two steps forwards and two steps back. The improved graphics, the new gameplay as a result of this year’s regulations and the new menus are all great, whilst Champions mode is also fun.
Excerpt: Forgive me if any of this begins to sound familiar. The content may be unique, but the crux of my review is almost the same as it was last year, back when I reviewed F1 2011 : namely, if you’ve yet to purchase an F1 game this generation then look no further because this is the one you should buy.