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7.4

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  1. Sep 26, 2010
    7
    A good first attempt by Codemasters to bring the world of F1 to all game platforms . There is plenty to like here - good graphics , awesome engine sounds ,immersive career mode with tons of options to tweak the difficulty level , simple but effective and stable online play over xbox Live .
    ...but the game alas has it's problems - The frame rate is unstable at times , lacking some
    A good first attempt by Codemasters to bring the world of F1 to all game platforms . There is plenty to like here - good graphics , awesome engine sounds ,immersive career mode with tons of options to tweak the difficulty level , simple but effective and stable online play over xbox Live .
    ...but the game alas has it's problems - The frame rate is unstable at times , lacking some surprising things
    like commentary or split-time info while racing , some obvious bugs which really should have been addressed before release .
    A good racer then but not quite up to the standard of Forza 3 or their own Dirt 2 just yet .
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  2. Oct 1, 2010
    7
    The graphics and sounds are very good. The handling of the cars feels right (not that I have any first hand experience). Actually taking part in races is great fun, along with qualifying and practice to improve you car and lap times during the season. It's just sometimes you can get held in the pits as the rest of the field is let through by your pit crew or sometimes the AI cars ignoreThe graphics and sounds are very good. The handling of the cars feels right (not that I have any first hand experience). Actually taking part in races is great fun, along with qualifying and practice to improve you car and lap times during the season. It's just sometimes you can get held in the pits as the rest of the field is let through by your pit crew or sometimes the AI cars ignore mandatory pit stops. There are no real game breakers that you can't work around. It's just it would be better if these issues had been picked up before release. The engineer can be annoying too by giving you irrelevant or wrong information from time.

    A good first attempt from Codemasters, but a lack of polish on the out of **** areas of the career mode and a few annoying bugs and omissions stop this from being a great game.
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  3. Oct 13, 2010
    6
    This is effectively a "Beta" release as the amount of bugs in the game are unacceptable. In career mode in my first season, problems ranged from other drivers not pitting, most of the time resulting in a HRT finishing in the top 3, AI drivers hitting into me, and i get a warning or a penalty for causing an incident. In the second season for some reason the qualifying is not knockoutThis is effectively a "Beta" release as the amount of bugs in the game are unacceptable. In career mode in my first season, problems ranged from other drivers not pitting, most of the time resulting in a HRT finishing in the top 3, AI drivers hitting into me, and i get a warning or a penalty for causing an incident. In the second season for some reason the qualifying is not knockout anymore, just standard quali from years ago. Most of the time i don't know what curbs i can touch and ones i can't because its inconsistent as hell, but most of the time its best not to touch them at all, as just riding over them without touching the accelerator in dry conditions spin you out. This is clearly something they put in deliberately to stop so called "cheating", when it just infuriates someone like me, who is quite a aggressive driver, ala Lewis Hamilton, who wants, and should be able to use the curbs.

    The Damage model is beyond stupid, its stonkingly ridiculous. A crash which would in real life take off your entire front wing *may* take off a tiny chunk off your front wing. That is it. Any more than that and you need to crash straight into a wall at 150 MPH, but then you total the car.

    The only positives to come out of the game is the actual feel of the car itself, but then you would expect that with Anthony Davidson advising them on that part, shame he couldn't have put a little forceful insight into the rest of it.

    Time trial mode can be fun, with no AI around to ruin it, but the curbs, again, will infuriate me. Multiplayer can be fun but 80% of the time you will be in a game where most of the people there think they're playing Mario Kart and spear into you at any opportunity they have. Qualifying in multiplayer is a more serene mode compared to Sprint/Endurance, as the other cars are always ghosts and your free to compete to set the fastest time.

    Reluctantly i still will be playing it until 2011 comes out, sporadically though, and hopefully they won't just release that to please the license again, and correct the wash of problems plaguing this rushed release.

    They should have either not made F1 2009 for the Wii, that was a waste of time and a awful game, not made F1 2010, and just spent more time on it and let the first release be 2011. It would have been better, more polished, and i would have not lost a massive amount of resect for Codemasters.
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  4. Sep 26, 2010
    7
    This first attempt from Codemasters at an F1 game gets the basics right; the graphics are great, the driving feels solid (could be improved) and the experience is awesome.
    Where it fails though, and this is crucial, is in the details. There are a lot of bugs to be patched, but Codemasters will not let us down surely? Also missing are detailed laptimes and detailed information on where you
    This first attempt from Codemasters at an F1 game gets the basics right; the graphics are great, the driving feels solid (could be improved) and the experience is awesome.
    Where it fails though, and this is crucial, is in the details. There are a lot of bugs to be patched, but Codemasters will not let us down surely? Also missing are detailed laptimes and detailed information on where you are in relation to the other drivers in a race.
    With the bugs as it stands the game is still enjoyable, but when they get fixed it will make the whole experience a lot better. If you are not a die-hard F1 fan, maybe hold out until the bugs are patched, otherwise this is a no-brainer.
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Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Jan 24, 2011
    90
    Whilst admittedly rough around the edges in parts, the bulk of the virtual racing experience is entirely refreshing.
  2. Jan 12, 2011
    80
    F1 2010 isn't for everyone, but if you like it, you'll like it a lot for quite a while.
  3. Jan 2, 2011
    82
    THE F1 Game. A Must Buy for racing sims and F1 fans.