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  • Summary: Includes the full 2016 season calendar of 21 tracks, including the brand new Baku circuit in Azerbaijan, and the full roster of 22 drivers and 11 teams, including the new Haas F1 Team. F1 2016 immerses you in not only the on-track excitement of a FORMULA ONE career, including the inclusionIncludes the full 2016 season calendar of 21 tracks, including the brand new Baku circuit in Azerbaijan, and the full roster of 22 drivers and 11 teams, including the new Haas F1 Team. F1 2016 immerses you in not only the on-track excitement of a FORMULA ONE career, including the inclusion of the iconic Safety Car and also the Virtual Safety Car for the first time, but also uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. Work with your agent, engineer and team to develop your car in the deepest ever career experience, spanning up to ten seasons. Forge your own path to glory, and rise to be the champion. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 13, 2016
    90
    Codemasters overcame themselves and created a stunningly attractive F1 simulator. New game's career is the hallmark of sincerity, training laps became a huge challenge and the driver creates life partners with his vehicle. F1 is more fun than ever was before.
  2. Sep 14, 2016
    90
    Congratulations to Codemasters for succeeding to deliver its best F1 simulator so far and one of the most integrated F1 experiences we have ever witnessed. It certainly raises the bar for the games of the genre to come.
  3. Sep 20, 2016
    90
    The sense of being constantly on the edge is what makes every lap of every race exhilarating and great to play.
  4. Sep 3, 2016
    86
    This is a big step for Codemasters – well maybe not that big after last years’ weird “in-between” racing experience. But that aside the strong comeback of the career, the presentation and the good driving physics make this the best Formula 1 game in quite some time.
  5. Merlin'in Kazanı (Turkey)
    Sep 11, 2016
    85
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Sep 11, 2016
    83
    Improved almost everywhere, with a lot of atmosphere, but penalty system, damage system and scope still have room for further improvement.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 21, 2016
    78
    Last year’s F1 felt like a stepping stone: new version of engine and updated physics came at a huge cost – many important features, including career mode, weren’t up to par. This time Codemasters presents Formula One properly. [Issue#212, p.49]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 29, 2016
    10
    It's a return to form for Formula 1 games. Finally Codemasters got it right after 6 editions of fans repeatedly asking for certain featuresIt's a return to form for Formula 1 games. Finally Codemasters got it right after 6 editions of fans repeatedly asking for certain features and mechanics in the series. This game offers an enjoyable challenge to racing game enthusiasts and hardcore sim fans alike. It does an admirable job of reproducing the atmosphere of the real Formula 1, and is actually fun and rewarding to play seriously. I found that with the career mode AI difficulty set to Expert and my control scheme set to Elite, the game was a good challenge without being infuriating and without dominating each race This game is well worth a look for those F1 fans who've been burnt by previous versions. Expand
  2. SX5
    Aug 19, 2016
    10
    F1 2016 is an polished, fun, and versatile game.

    Combining driver aids with opponent difficulty gives a wide range of options that should
    F1 2016 is an polished, fun, and versatile game.

    Combining driver aids with opponent difficulty gives a wide range of options that should open this game up to all gamers. From an arcade game with no damage and unlimited rewinds to full length races more akin to a simulator, you can set things up to suit you.

    The complexities of F1 are all present, but done in a way that is fairly intuitive and easy to understand. Strategy becomes much more important than in previous versions, and as a result it adds layers of enjoyment to racing. The monotony of grinding out laps is broken by the decision making you need to have the right strategy to maximize your finish.

    Presentation is one of the major successes in this game for me. The feeling of F1 is all around you, and it enhances the experience immensely. Graphics look very good on my system, although I have had some FPS problems which I hope will be solved with better optimization down the road.

    VR support is the only thing missing from this title in my opinion.

    Overall, great game. A lot of fun to play and great to look at. The depth of career mode is going to keep me hooked for a while. I was skeptical about this release after years of being disappointed, but this version is the best one yet.
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  3. Sep 10, 2016
    9
    They brought a proper career mode back and it's better than ever. The game is quite polished, graphically impressive and feature rich on PC.They brought a proper career mode back and it's better than ever. The game is quite polished, graphically impressive and feature rich on PC. I've seen the state of the game on console with the compromises in AI, graphics and QA and the PC version is definitely the best version. Expand
  4. Oct 22, 2016
    5
    I gave it a 5 but considered a 1 as it was almost unplayable for me. After being disappointed by F1 2015 as it didn't allow for multiple USBI gave it a 5 but considered a 1 as it was almost unplayable for me. After being disappointed by F1 2015 as it didn't allow for multiple USB controllers (so separate wheel and pedals) I was hoping that 2016 wouldn't have any stupid issues like that - and I was disappointed. While you can now use separate devices the textures and anti-aliasing is AWFUL on triple monitor setups. When playing in something like 5760x1080 things look horrible and I mean horrible. Everything is extremely blocky and pixelated, sadly it seems that the issue persists with all multi-monitor setups. It's like they never even tested it - which is insane as many hardcore sim racers, like me, have triple monitor setups. If it's not going to support VR it has to support 3 screens so once again I had to hit the refund button on a Codemasters game.

    From what I was able to play it does seem like a nice improvement in game mechanics over previous titles making it all the worse that I couldn't play it. So I wanted to be fair with a 5 as the problem is specific to my setup and to anyone running 3 screens. If you want a good F1 fix with 3 screens or VR either iRacing, Assetto Corsa or Project Cars will scratch that itch nicely.
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