Trade in your game for a Gift Card
Earn $1.03 Learn More

F1: 2012 - Playstation 3

4.2 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews
| 3 answered questions
Rated: Everyone
PlayStation 3 Platform:
Loading details...
Loading details...
Loading details...
Other Sellers on Amazon: 105 used & new from $7.98

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
  • F1: 2012 - Playstation 3
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player

About the Product

  • 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

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

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.

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


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 Information

Platform:PlayStation 3
Release date September 18, 2012
Customer Reviews
4.2 out of 5 stars 108 customer reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #15,610 in videogames
#991 in Video Games > PlayStation 3 > Games
Pricing The strikethrough price is the List Price. Savings represents a discount off the List Price.
Product Dimensions 5.3 x 0.5 x 6.7 inches
Media: Video Game
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More

Warranty & Support

Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here


Would you like to tell us about a lower price?

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Platform for Display: PlayStation 3 Verified Purchase
I followed the progress of this series from the beginning, but never pulled the trigger on buying or even trying the game. I decided to take the plunge this year and I'm happier than ever.

I'm a long time racing fan, having played and owned every Gran Turismo game, old f1 games for old systems, Need for Speed, etc. Played 'em all, and I've always loved racing games....

Man is this game tough. Hopeful that it's just because I am new to the series, but I've played a few races online so far and have been getting smoked! Online competition is steep. It's tough dealing with the jokers who are out to knock people off the track. I could really do with out that. It seems like the start of every race has some idiot plowing into the field in corner 1. But, if you survive it, the racing plays out beautifully online.

I also started my career and can already tell this game is going to be fun all winter long. I can't wait to keep exploring the depths of the game and am hopeful that I can get past the learning curve enough to be competitive with the other drivers.

ps- This game is already proving to be a lot more fun than Gran Turismo 5 ever was, at least for me.
Comment 16 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
If you like real racing, not arcade racing, you will love this. I play it with a Playseat Revolution and a G25 (dremaing about buying a Fanatec Clubsport w/ forumla trim soon), playstation 3 console. I'm a true F1 fan, read news everyday and follow every race, qualifiers and sometimes practices on tv and I'm also going to Austin this year to watch the return of F1 to American soil. With all that being said, this game can simulate everything that happens at F1 in real life, from unpredictable weather to tire degradation. I have F1 2010, F1 2011 as well and I had a lot fun playing all games, career mode is fun and the best of all, playing online. I have friends that love this game for its realism and I have friends that hate this game for its realism, the second tier of friends are more into bumping, crashing and etc...This game is for someone that understand how every milisecond counts, for player that have sweating palms at the end of the race for keeping themselves focused on every detail and getting the most out or every corner. Codemasters has done a great job on every racing game that I have purchased from them, they're also de the developers of Dirt 3 and previous and later editions. There is also Grid, which I haven't played, but I saw that Grid 2 is coming out, so I'll check that out as well.
3 Comments 23 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3 Verified Purchase
I do a lot of HPDE's, so I have some actual experience on track in various cars. I'm impressed by the simulation of F1 2012, it's way better than 2011. The car handles much more realistically, the graphics and sound are great, and the tracks are recreated wonderfully. I bought a Logitech G27 racing wheel to go with it and the whole package is just awesome.

Here are the pros and cons:

- Very realistic handling characteristics
- Good implementation of wet weather handling and weather overall
- Career mode is fun and addictive (you do practice, qualifying, and the race)
- With the racing wheel, you can really develop a feel for the cars and the tracks
- The game really captures the strategy and feel of F1... I was in qualifying and it was slightly rainy so I put in a hot lap in Q1 and came into the pits. I plummeted to 18th and went back out, but the weather had gotten worse, so it took everything I had to squeak through in 17th spot with my final flying lap. It was intense!

- Trail braking is a little weird, I expect to get oversteer, but always get understeer
- Entering/exiting the pits is really weird. You drive like you're on rails and its jerky. It breaks the immersive feel of the game and isn't up the the level of detail of the rest of the game.
- When you enter a flying lap or do some of their scenario challenges, they transition controls to you at speed and sometimes in the middle of a corner. These transitions just don't work sometimes and it's annoying. They really need to hand the controls over when you're going straight at full throttle or something so you don't get a jerky transition.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3 Verified Purchase
This game seems to have good potential, and depending on what hardware you play it with, it may be a great game. I use a Logitech G27 wheel that offers 900 degrees of rotation, however, and have never found a way to configure the steering to feel intuitive as it does in a certain other "GT" driving game. The steering angles always feel unnatural and if you turn the wheel too far, instead of it maxing out the resistance so the wheel effectively stops, it loses all resistance and just turns freely beyond that point. With such a fundamental problem I haven't really even gotten into the game.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Platform for Display: PlayStation 3
I have had this game only for a little over a month now and while I'm still not very good at it, it's still the best auto racing game I've driven on PS3. I clarify "on PS3" because I bought the Need For Speed - The Run after playing that one on an Xbox 360 with a $40 wireless wheel and that game was fantastic. That same title on PS3 using the standard controller was nothing more than a source of aggravation. I can't find a wireless wheel for the PS3 like that one on the Xbox for less than a $100 and that is just way to much for me to spend on something like that, and I hate the big console steering wheels that need to be mounted to something to use.

Enough of that though. F1 2012 is a great game (even if the PS3 steering control leaves a LOT to be desired!). I am only on the "amateur" setting, but right out of the box I was able to start driving and getting used to the feel of the controls and how the car handles on any of the included tracks. I've had some games where if you aren't familiar with the game you're screwed and either spend many hours wishing you could get to a level of fun, or that you could throw the package through the front window of the company that made it. F1 is pretty easy to learn as far as the functions. It also has great graphics, realistic track representation, and much more realistic handling characteristics than any other driving game I've played. The car doesn't spin out relentlessly as on some other games. NFS The Run for example, even when driving on dry pavement, the car handles as if it's on ice. Not so in F1 2012. You can actually correct a slight spin even if you're a novice like me.
Read more ›
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Look for Similar Items by Category