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  • Summary: Win the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. The game sports an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new ‘Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both onlineWin the 2017 World Championship, break every record in the fastest ever F1 cars, and race some of the most iconic F1 cars of the last 30 years. The game sports an even deeper ten year Career, more varied gameplay in the new ‘Championships’ mode, and a host of other new features, both online and offline. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Aug 22, 2017
    100
    So yes, it seems that we have finally got it - the one true to life Formula One racing experience we have been begging for in recent years.
  2. Aug 25, 2017
    90
    F1 2017 delivers big in all departments, with every mode you can care to think of, an expansive, in-depth Career mode, and a fantastic selection of online options. Add to that lot the return of classic F1 cars, and F1 2017 is a champagne-popping winner and no mistake.
  3. Sep 5, 2017
    90
    If you’re a fan of racing games, F1 2017 should be considered an essential purchase — even if, like me, you don’t follow the sport. The racing is seat of your pants stuff just like it ought to be, and its career mode is simply phenomenal and offers tens of hours of in-depth gameplay. With F1 2017, Codemasters may have just made the best Formula 1 game ever, and I just can’t wait to see how they aim to top it.
  4. Sep 11, 2017
    85
    For me, the true tell of a successful game is one that excites that passion for racing and vehicles. Racing is more than just laps on a circuit, but vehicle management, lap times and the thrill of the chase and victory. F1 2017 easily achieves this, and continues upon the brilliance that was F1 2016 last year. Fans of the motorsport and racing in general would certainly do well to check out this title, with Codemasters once again proving themselves as one of the leaders of the genre.
  5. Aug 28, 2017
    80
    F1 offers a wide array of options, but when it comes to driving behavior it is not the best. However, this is the best Formula 1 title since Grand Prix 4.
  6. Aug 23, 2017
    80
    It's a shame that it suffers from so much tearing. It's admirable that Codemasters wanted to keep a high frame rate going, and that much is fact. But it's hard to deny how horribly distracting they are when they come...Everywhere else, F1 2017 is a thoroughly enjoyable, deeply engrossing experience that both fans and newcomers will enjoy.
  7. Aug 21, 2017
    70
    F1 2017 is perhaps the biggest game in the franchise to date, but still feels strangely empty as its new content doesn’t really change things enough from the previous games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. Nov 15, 2017
    10
    I’m extremely impressed in comparison to F1 2016. My experience may also be skewed because i recently picked up a Logitech G920 set, but inI’m extremely impressed in comparison to F1 2016. My experience may also be skewed because i recently picked up a Logitech G920 set, but in any event, I’m really enjoying this latest edition of F1. The campaign runs similar to 2016, which is fine with me, but I’m really enjoying the special events (historical cars). Great graphics, great gameplay. I’ve yet to play online with others, so my review may change after that, but so far i haven’t had to deal with getting smashed into and spun out. Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2017
    9
    This game has the best racing career of all time, i´m having so much fun with it and all other players I know too, other games should copyThis game has the best racing career of all time, i´m having so much fun with it and all other players I know too, other games should copy that RPG elements, the gameplay is solid, the graphics is top for today's technology and the AI improved a lot and is generating good fight but there is only a good guy AI in the first corners, they just do early breaks and let too much spaces but the rest of the race is pretty good. The down is for sure the sound and online quality but if you like F1 you must buy this oppose to editions from 14 to 16. Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2017
    9
    Unreal how poorly people have rated this game (although interestingly no one has taken the time to actually leave a review explaining theUnreal how poorly people have rated this game (although interestingly no one has taken the time to actually leave a review explaining the rationale for a poor rating?). If you are an F1 fan, this is without doubt the best F1 game of recent years. Graphically it is excellent , the gameplay is exciting, the sound is spot on, and there is just so much content. Honestly I'm not sure where they can go with this now in terms of improvements until the next generation of consoles are released. It's an absolute must for an F1 fan the way FIFA is for a footy fan. Does it have the depth of Forza 7/PC2? No - because it focusses on F1 and it does that better than any other game around today. 9 from me! Expand
  4. May 28, 2018
    9
    Probably the best game I have owned - I love it.

    If you have not played F1 games before, this is one steep learning curve. The cars are
    Probably the best game I have owned - I love it.

    If you have not played F1 games before, this is one steep learning curve. The cars are very fast and twitchy. They overshoot corners, hit walls and crumble like paper mache on impact - but master the basics and you are in for one hell of a ride.

    The career mode makes you feel as if you are an aspiring F1 driver, trying to score his first points (assuming you start in a lower tier team) or turns up the pressure up out the gate to start racking up those wins should you have started with a top tier team.

    The only reason I dropped it one point is the engine wear is not very realistic and becomes costly in the season.
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  5. Nov 15, 2017
    7
    I have alot of play time on the F1 Games, they are great for F1 fans and motorsport fans in general, this iteration of series has a goodI have alot of play time on the F1 Games, they are great for F1 fans and motorsport fans in general, this iteration of series has a good career mode, and also brings back the historic F1 cars. The graphics are not that great as compared to other sim games out today. The championships are fun time pass. The game is recommended to be played with a Steering wheel, if you play on a controller make sure to turn on traction control and anti-lock brakes. This game is probably the best one from the series, so I do recommend to people looking to buy a F1 game. Expand
  6. Oct 12, 2017
    0
    F1 2017 is the newest edition from the Codemasters franchise. It has a massively expanded career mode which you have to monitor the wear onF1 2017 is the newest edition from the Codemasters franchise. It has a massively expanded career mode which you have to monitor the wear on your engine parts and your gearbox to maximize the performance from the car which is vital if you want to be a championship threat. You can get upgrades to improve the reliability of your engine parts and your gearboxes. You can upgrade the engine powertrain and the aerodynamics and the chassis and the durability. You get resource points for doing R&D objectives which you can spend on upgrades to make the car faster and more reliable.
    If any of your engine parts or your gearbox gets really worn you could have faults like if your gearbox gets too worn you can lose a gear which means you will have to change your gearbox and if it’s before the 6 races of the gearbox you will get a 5 place grid penalty for the race so you could risk it and buy a fresh power unit and a new gearbox and it will save you being given a grid penalty and you could benefit if the AI drivers have grid penalties and you don’t you could start higher than you qualify which would help your chances of finishing in the points if you are in a slower car and you can also use older parts for street circuits like Monaco which doesn’t rely on engine power it relies on down-force and chassis which will benefit teams that have a good chassis and are slightly down on power can defend from faster cars because overtaking at Monaco is very difficult with wider cars so you can get a better result if you qualify well. i think its a great game and codies have out done themselves this time
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  7. Feb 6, 2018
    0
    The game is filled with bugs which Codemasters didn't fixed for years and added a ton of new ones. There is literally no part of the game,The game is filled with bugs which Codemasters didn't fixed for years and added a ton of new ones. There is literally no part of the game, which is working flawlesly. But many of the bugs only shows if you will race more than 5 laps (so no casual gamers would find them).
    A short list of not fixed bugs after 4 months : Safety car has to be disabled, because there is many more problems with it like penalties for you, AI not aware of SC and is trying to overtake you and also crashing into you (no penalty for them). AI is crashing even into SC. AI is not getting upgrades, because AI doesn't know how to drive with them so CM didn't teach AI to drive (that's official CM statement). AI also doesn't know what tires should use and is coming to pits "every" lap to get new because weather is changing (so weather is bugged). Also penalties are not correctly counted, qualifying is not remembered to race, setups resets to default during race and many many many and many more bugs ...
    If you hoped, that all bugs are only in carreer, multiplayer gets worse too! SC is automatically disabled by game (so CM are aware of it, good to know), because known bugs above. But I've never seen that massive desynchronizations as is in this game !!! Last year the biggest problem were not synced starting lights, but now, there are situations where drivers are racing in two different races (or more - every player in his own)! Loosing connections, host migrations, unable to get into sessions it all was there for years and still not fixed and is much worse then any year before. The only hope is CM will come with dedicated servers next year, because multiplayer is totally broken.
    If there are any awards for the most broken game of the year, this is the winner! Don't buy this game or F1 2018, until the game is fixed - check forums after release ... and believe me, there is almost nothing they've fixed after release - all major bugs we've reported wasn't fixed to this day and it was the same with 2016. Don't buy this game.
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