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F1: 2012

Platform : Xbox 360
Rated: Everyone
4.3 out of 5 stars 64 customer reviews
Metascore: 84 / 100
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  • Formula One returns to the USA in 2012 at the all new Circuit of the Americas, located in Austin, Texas, and players can drive on the circuit ahead of the track's debut in November.
  • Gamers will be introduced to the world of Formula One and learn the nuances of how to drive a Formula One car by taking part in the all-new Young Drivers Test at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina.
  • Codemasters' Formula One series has set the standard for weather in racing games and players will be able to experience new enhancements that will raise the bar further in F1 2012
  • F1 2012 will feature all-new lap walkthroughs from Formula One test driver and Codemasters technical consultant Anthony Davidson.
  • Expected to attract 120,000 fans on race day, the Circuit of the Americas will be a spectacular addition to the Formula One calendar and will be recreated in full high definition in F1 2012
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Platform: Xbox 360

Product Description

F1 2012 is designed to be the most accessible and immersive Formula One game for fans and racing game enthusiasts of all abilities. Players will feel the passion, speed and glory of the world’s most glamorous sport with a host of new features, wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements and extensive competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. Through the inclusion of the Young Driver Test, a range of tutorials will introduce new players to Formula One racing and explain how to handle motorsport’s most exciting and responsive cars.

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The glamour. The exhilaration. The intensity. The speed. With drivers cruising a smooth 200 mph — minimum — and cutthroat teams carving out dynasties of speed, Formula One is the most elite racing circle in the world and the most thrilling motorsport tearing up the tracks. Every curve of the track, every control on the dashboard and every strategy in the pit lane is of utmost importance in this intensified world — and it's all re-created in stunning detail. Let breakneck speeds and ultra responsive cars transport you to the glamorous world of Formula One as you race toward the finish line.

F1 2012
experience the speed
Experience the speed
High-definition graphics
High-definition graphics
Race toward the finish line
Race toward the finish line

Synopsis

Get behind the wheel and experience the new Circuit of the Americas before its real-life debut with this breathtaking game. This dramatic new track features 20-turn circuits that take inspiration from some of the world's most difficult corners, including Silverstone's Becketts and Istanbul Park's Turn 8, and boasts elevation changes of up to 133 feet. An advanced weather system produces localized weather that can leave sections of the track wet while others stay dry for a dramatic and unpredictable race experience. Take part in training tutorials, such as the all-new Young Driver's Test at Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina, to become familiar with the nuances of F1 racing and learn how to get the most speed out of your car. The new Lap Tutorials feature can help you perfect your car's performance, as F1 test driver Anthony Davis walks you through a lap of each of the 20 circuits, offering expert advice. Do you have what it takes to handle the world's toughest race circuits and steer your car to victory?



Key Features:

  • Get behind the wheel to experience the speed and drama of F1 racing first-hand
  • Drive the breathtaking corners and elevation changes of the new Circuit of the Americas before the real-world debut in November 2012
  • Includes 20 exciting circuits from the F1 expanded 2012 calendar, including the return of Germany's Hockenheimring
  • An advanced weather system produces localized showers that can leave some areas of track wet while others stay dry for dramatic, unpredictable racing that requires last-minute, game-changing strategy calls
  • Learn the finer points of F1 racing, including when to use KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) and DRS (Drag Reduction System) with the all-new Young Driver's Test at Abu Dhabi Yas Marina
  • Let F1 test driver Anthony Davidson talk you through a lap of each circuit, offering expert advice on breaking points, gearing and getting the most performance out of your car
  • High-definition graphics offer stunning re-creations of some of the world's most beautiful and difficult tracks for a thrilling racing experience
  • Extensive cooperative and multiplayer components offer a wide range of gaming options to help you perfect your competition skills

Product Details

Platform: Xbox 360
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B008BT80UY
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches ; 3.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 18, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,311 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here

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Platform for Display: Xbox 360
I have the last two F1 games and was pretty excited to get this one. I was instantly irratated by the setup and options that didn't favor a casual gamer. 2011 had a setup where you could run qualifying for a lap or two then a 3 lap race during the series. I enjoyed this option when I didn't have time to sit down and spend an hour or two on one race. The shortest a race can be now is 25%, which is usually 15 laps running around 30-40 minutes.

Pros:

-Graphics are improved on 2011 but isn't quite to the level of premier games like Forza 4 or GT5.

-The extras like the Young Driver's Test and new set-up is refreshing just due to the new/something different factor. It does take some time to get used to the game.

-It's cool to see the new Austin track on this game that premiers this year. Fun to race a track that has never really been raced before.

-For the more serious gamer; the game is more in depth and demands more time to work your way through the seasons and even to get up to speed with the field.

Cons:

-Not for the casual gamer. Races cannot be shortened past 25%. Difficulty even on the easiest level is tough. I couldn't break the top 15 on easy for the first couple days. (It does get better if you can fight through the first serveral hours of gameplay to get used to the game.)

-Online game is really tough starting out... Not sure if this is a pro or con but be prepared to get destroyed for the first several races.

Overall: Good game in general. I whine a little due to the high difficulty but after playing it for 20+ hours I started to see some improvement and see the strong points of the game. After 30+ hours the game really seemed to be very accurate and addictive. It will be an entertaining game even at 100+ hours.
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Platform for Display: Xbox 360
Codemasters has always made good racing sims. I have never been a fan of their F1 series however but I have been watching the F1 2012 videos and dev diaries prior to the release and must say I was impressed with it so I downloaded the demo on XBL and was thoroughly hooked to beating my time and moving up the grid. Sure the game may be missing some authentic F1 features or even few common "race features" but those are masked by the massive improvement in physics, graphics and sound. The sound is really good. I don't have a home theater system now but been thinking of getting one and I am pretty sure this game will sound great with one. As for the learning curve, you will be stuck in the young drivers test that the career mode opens with since it is a warm up session that gets you familiar with the controls, speed, braking, and the basics of cornering.

I will however caution you that if you are the occasional racer who likes to just pick up the controller and play few circuit type races on games like NFS, Burnout, Ridge Racer, you will be frustrated with F1 2012 as it is a little punishing for neglecting F1 car physics, for that matter you will be disappointed with any of Codemasters' games. All of their games have some amount of realism including their DiRT series.

All in all, my recommendation is to not listen to any of our reviews about this game since you don't have to. You have another option. Download the demo for free on XBL, play it and, then decide if you like it or not.
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I'll start off by saying this is a beautiful game with fantastic graphics and excellent game play and you absolutely should buy this game. I've been playing this F1 series since it's major console debut in 2010 which is why I have a few minor (mostly nitpicky) issues with it. They say it's the little things that will stand out to you the most and this game is no exception.

Most of my qualms are associated with the career mode of this game. I felt that in F12010 you were introduced to a neat experience of driving contracts and the behind the scenes stuff like post race interviews (if you placed on the podium) etc. Contracts also included monetary values which I thought was neat. Also your answers to the press had an effect on your team/and or future teams perceptions of you (Also neat). F12011 took away the monetary value from contracts and moved interviews to outside your trailer after sessions regardless of where you finish which I liked but it seemed to remove any impact you answers had on anything outside of that interview. F12011 Also had a neat feature where your helmet visor would attach new sponsors to it depending on what team you were driving for which I thought was very cool.

F12012 seems to have removed a lot of personal feel away from career mode, no custom visors, no driver interviews, You have less input into contracts etc. What they have done in F12012 that I like is the beautiful main and sub menu systems. Its about time these beautiful cars were featured more prominently on the screen when you were navigating through the menus. The various game play modes are also fun especially the champions mode and the 10-race championship you can play and take rides from rivals week to week.
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I haven't yet bought this game from Amazon.But, played the demo version which in itself feels like a never ending quest. This game is so vastly different from all other racing games out there. When compared to games like Forza,NFS or G.Turismo, F1 2012 is like light years ahead in terms of the realistic experience and required skill level to crack it. Even in easy mode, the AI is so freaking tough that you will feel like a champion after coming in 20th position out of 24. Hope, that explains in short what this game is. I have played forza 4 and I feel it's easy when compared to F1 2012's gameplay or AI. The game is so realistic, from the sounds,settings & especially the rules. The rules are strictly enforced and you can't pull crazy stunts with your car and then expect to not be penalized.It's as if you are in the real race with real racers. This is serious business and not some cheap drag racing or street racing game. The fact that it makes you earn every spot in the race is exciting and makes this game tough nut to crack. Just completing one race in a decent position feels like climbing an everest. Now, I cant dream what completing one whole career season or a championship look like. It's for serious players who would like to spend months evolving their racing skills,reflexes,hand-eye co-ordination & strategies. Having said that, even casual players will find this game enjoyable and at the same time tough.

WARNING: People with fragile egos,short temper and anger problems, keep the hell away from this game if you feel you can't digest the disappointment which follows the sound thrashing the AI gives you.This game will grind your egos to pulp.

Update#1 : I finally bought the full game 10 days back and its freaking awesome!!
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