Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Oct 26, 2013
    90
    The developers of F1 2013 should be commended on the amount of realism they have incorporated into this racing simulator. With a variety of different gaming modes, detailed graphics and gameplay that is almost flawless.
  2. Oct 28, 2013
    85
    Codemasters is looking to set their own record for consecutive F1 championships with F1 2013 Classic Edition. They've carried over everything from last year's excellent game and they've also added in a timely set of classic drivers and circuits.
  3. Oct 9, 2013
    83
    While F1 2013 is certainly improved over 2012, like the subtle new lighting effects, most of those changes don't make for substantial additions. The move to include features from past eras is a promising step for the future of the series, but carving out half of that content as DLC leaves the remainder as a briefly entertaining pit stop before moving on to business as usual.
  4. 80
    Players looking for an in-depth simulation of F1 racing have just found their porn.
  5. So it’s F1 2013’s ability to recreate a boring season in a fascinating way, rather than its ticket to oil-stained memory lane, that makes it a worthy purchase.
  6. Oct 6, 2013
    80
    If you have no interest in the classic cars, then there may be no real incentive to pick up F1 2013 over last year’s release, but you’d be missing out on something very special. It is probably the best release yet, there is plenty packed in and oh, those 80s cars are things of absolute beauty.
  7. Oct 4, 2013
    80
    It looks good, sounds good, feels good, and is crammed with plenty to do.
  8. Oct 3, 2013
    80
    F1 2013 is a solid outing for the series, taking the successes of the past and building on them incrementally, whilst adding an exciting glimpse of what’s to come with F1 Classics. It might leave me wanting more, but F1 2013 is the best and most comprehensive release so far.
  9. Oct 3, 2013
    80
    Codemasters brings us a new Formula 1 title again this year, adding interesting options to this ever-entertaining racing competition. The inclusion of eight classic models and the new Scene mode are the most important new features, while the rest of novelties are in line with what we could see in the previous title.
  10. Oct 1, 2013
    80
    F1 2013 keeps the pace of last year. The Classic Edition is much better, because the standard edition is highly trimmed. Good job for Codemasters, but a season low risk, transition to next year and next-gen.
  11. Sep 30, 2013
    80
    It does evolve little from the playable foundations of the previous episode, but the classic content is indeed a reason big enough to give it a try this year, especially if you like the historic side of the F1 Championship.
  12. There's definitely fun to be had here for the F1 faithful, but we can't shake the feeling that Codies is taking the foot off in preparation for the inevitable next-gen follow-up. [December 2013, p79]
  13. Oct 15, 2013
    75
    F1 2013 suffers from a problem most sports games have: they lack innovation. There is a new mode - Classic Mode - and there are minor tweaks, but that doesn't hide the fact F1 2013 resembles his predecessors a lot. Despite of that, F1 2013 isn't a bad game. They game looks breathtakingly good sometimes and the gameplay is one of the most rewarding there is.
  14. Oct 14, 2013
    75
    While still being a great racing game, we were not too convinced by F1 2013. Yes, the career mode is properly fleshed-out (though we've seen it all before) and the classic mode is a nice addition to the franchise, though we could do without the weird paywall construction that demands players to pay extra for all the content. The visuals are also rather boring and the game's intro aims perhaps a bit too much at franchise rookies, which might annoy experienced players.
  15. Oct 1, 2013
    75
    Codemasters is back on the track with a classic F1 car and the same old "almost arcade" Formula (pun intended). The engine's still good, but the car's age is starting to show.
  16. Oct 3, 2013
    73
    In a sport that symbolizes the cutting edge of car technology and the pinnacle of racing, the F1 series' slow progress is a contradiction. I enjoy the racing itself, but that only counts for so much. It's getting to the point that I'd rather see how other series like Forza incorporate F1 cars rather than play this franchise – and that's a bad sign.
  17. Dec 11, 2013
    70
    Codemasters continues to deliver solid sequels that take small steps forward. The races and challenges are as rewarding here as ever but the classic mode is far too hollow to make a larger impression. F1 2013 is otherwise a solid and stuffed racing game but with little to offer owners of last years model.
  18. Nov 14, 2013
    70
    The new game is stuck in the same artless quandary as far too many annual series updates. [Issue#141, p.113]
  19. Oct 24, 2013
    70
    At its heart, F1 2013 is a minor update to F1 2012, and while the inclusion of tyre management and tweaks to the handling make for a far smoother racing experience, it feels all too familiar far too quickly.
  20. 70
    I'm sure it will delight true fans but at the same time, it is difficult to disguise some signs of fatigue. The next year’s version promises profound changes accompanying the announced transformation of the sport itself, but my curiosity is pointed to 2015, when Honda will come back to reissue its historical partnership with Mclaren.
  21. Oct 20, 2013
    68
    A relatively modest upgrade from last year's release that doesn't detract from the series, but doesn't really make itself a must-have, either.
  22. 60
    Sadly, F1 2013 takes the long-running racing franchise one step forward and two steps back.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. Nov 6, 2013
    0
    First of all, I have played F1 2010, F1 2012, and this is the worst F1 game. F1 2010's lack of development and ingenuity was forgivable. F1First of all, I have played F1 2010, F1 2012, and this is the worst F1 game. F1 2010's lack of development and ingenuity was forgivable. F1 2012 the handling was perfect. there was only room for making it fun. So I was expecting F1 2013 to have the immerse and fun experience to make an awesome game. Unfortunately, F1 2013's handling is nightmare, a lot of understeer in low speed corner and massive oversteer in high speed corners, lose back-end, a lot of wheel spin, and finally a very depressing player interface, racing game experience is so boring Full Review »
  2. Sep 16, 2014
    9
    The 2013 rendition is as good as its predecessors and is a game well worth purchasing if you are a fan of the sport and have enjoyed the 2012The 2013 rendition is as good as its predecessors and is a game well worth purchasing if you are a fan of the sport and have enjoyed the 2012 and 2011 versions of the game, but do not expect all that much variation on those titles (except the classic cars/tracks). It is a very solid game worthy of a 9, but has minor, yet manageable issues that make the game quite difficult (notably the tire wear which is extremely difficult to manage, or at least it has been for me). The AI prove quite a decent challenge with the difficulty raised with this tire wear challenge, where you need to be much more consistent and strategic compared to earlier releases. Full Review »
  3. May 16, 2014
    4
    whilst the game has good visuals etc, it is severely marred by the basics being piss poor. if you cane something you have to wait for it towhilst the game has good visuals etc, it is severely marred by the basics being piss poor. if you cane something you have to wait for it to save, it will keep changing the view when you pit and not put it back to what it was and the less said about the cut corner marker on time trial the better.
    could be good but spoiled forever because the little things were done so badly.
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