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  • Summary: Compete on the go with F1 2011 The official game of FORMULA ONE includes all the cars, stars and circuits from the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP. Go for motorsport's ultimate prize across a full season, enter individual GRAND PRIX, or get a quick FORMULA ONE fix with Time Trials and Challenge mode. Then race sport's fastest racing cars in F1 2011's multiplayer modes including four player races and an innovative 2 vs. 2 co-op mode. [Sony] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Steering and handling is a tiny bit sluggish, but we'll take that over twitchy any day. [Apr 2012, p.56]
  2. Feb 14, 2012
    Not quite the game its big brother is, but it's not far behind. It straddles the fun/sim divide well with fast, fluid racing. [March 2012, p.92]
  3. 70
    Even with a few minor glitches, in the end F1 2011 is a quite competent conversion of last year's title to the Vita. And anyway, it´s not like you´ve got a lot of choice, when it comes to F1-Games.
  4. We would like to write that Sumo Digital has successfully transferred the PS3 version to the Vita, but alas, a whole list of shortcomings prevents us from doing so. The broken AI and broken controls ensure that you'll never cross the finish line in one piece. [April 2012, p.100]
  5. Mar 21, 2012
    F1 2011 is no more than an inferior port of the original version.
  6. 60
    The second downfall, and possibly a deal breaker for some sim fans, are the graphics. From a distance the game looks great, but up close and personal it loses the detail and sharpness that you would expect on the 5 inch OLED screen.
  7. Mar 12, 2012
    F1 fans will be drawn in by the licensed racers and circuits from the 2011 Formula 1 season, the idea of using the DRS rear-wing control, and KERS boosting abilities. They may even be entranced by the depth of the career mode or the number of race options both online and off. But when it comes down to the presentation -- endless menus, muted graphics, and the races themselves -- many will lose interest in F1 2011 very quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 6, 2013
    A solid Formula 1 game. Sure more could be added to it but in terms of handling and sheer fun with all your favorite tracks i can't ask for much more.
  2. Mar 4, 2013
    It's a good game. And very good multiplayer mode. But could improve the career mode and the action in pit-stops. The Challenger mode is excellent way to improve the abilities. Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2013
    As an F1 fan, I enjoyed this game, though I would prefer a true simulation than part sim/part arcade this game delivers a playable experience which has provided many hours of entertainment. For my full review, please go to Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2013
    I haven't played the console version, but I still can't understand why this game isn't getting more love. I've owned it since release and still have a ton of fun with it. The controls are spot on, yeah the graphics could be better. There is no lag a ton of action going on, and the courses are rendered nicely. If this game had online play it would be perfect, if you love F1 racing don't hesitate to buy this game. You'll have hours and hours of enjoyment. Expand
  5. Mar 4, 2012
    For the fans of the series and those who just like racing games in general, it's a great game. But personally I'll wait for something like Gran Turismo to come outt on the Vita. Expand
  6. Dec 24, 2013
    Some odd omissions like not utilising the right analogue stick and no rear view whatsoever. When I was called into the pits for the first time the entry was blocked by a long line of stuck cars! I like the handling and the graphics are quite good except for wet weather racing when wheel spray pops into view suddenly at certain distances. Frame rate seems good. Could have been much better and disappointing overall, but I like it nonetheless. Expand
  7. Mar 14, 2012
    Probably the only purchase I've made for the Vita so far. I have the PC version which I really like and hav played a lot. I wasn't expecting anything groundbreaking for the Vita version, but I was expecting something a bit better than this. Seeing as the Vita has 2 analogue sticks I don't know why we have to suffer an on/off acceleration and braking system. It really does spoil the game. I can understand some limitations of the device but there was no need to cut out most of the full version's presentation features and this makes the whole experience less personal and does not give any kind of gratification after winning a race. The AI are pretty awful also. As Zeng says before me, I don't think I'll be buying another racing game on the Vita unless a decent GT comes out, and not a version that sucks like the PSP one did. Buy if you are a hardcore fan who just has to own the game, but it's not something worth the price tag of thirty quid if you ask me! Expand