Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Sep 29, 2017
    100
    The F1 world champion title is fought on the track and behind the scenes. Codemasters have created the finest formula racing in history that combine a brilliant driving model with perfect racing management. You will feel like a real sport star. [Issue#278]
  2. Sep 19, 2017
    92
    Codemasters carefully combined the successful and well-aimed F1 2016 with the Classic Cars mode of F1 2013, along with various other improvements, thus managing to give us the most complete F1 simulation experience up to date.
  3. Sep 18, 2017
    90
    The world championship title is won on the track and behind the scenes in the F1 2017. Codemasters have created the finest formulas race in history that combine a brilliant driving model with perfect racing management. You will feel like a real sport star.
  4. Sep 8, 2017
    90
    It’s hard to level any complaints at F1 2017. It’s one of the best simulation racing games around, with the one caveat being that you probably have to be a fan of F1 to enjoy it. Open wheel racing isn’t for everyone, but if you do enjoy the fastest form of racing around, F1 2017 is hard to pass up.
  5. Aug 28, 2017
    90
    F1 2017 is without a doubt the finest F1 game ever made, and a superb motorsport game as a whole. The cumulative lessons that Codies has learned over the years are really paying off, as it continues to push ever forward in both realism and accessibility. How it’ll manage to surpass this come next year has me scratching my head, but its recent track record instils hope it can pull another rabbit out of the hat yet.
  6. Aug 27, 2017
    90
    Where F1 2016 lacked a little on the career side, F1 2017 more than makes up for that and then some more. An improved multiplayer set up, a greater variety of race options and straight-up better cars to drive, on top of the stellar career mode and thrilling on track racing experience make F1 2017 simply the best Formula One game ever made.
  7. Aug 22, 2017
    90
    Codemasters has finally completed the transformation process of F1 series: F1 2017 is exactly what a fan should expect from a perfect simcade racing game, despite the Ego Engine is almost at the end of its life. Buy it, play it and enjoy it: you will not regret.
  8. Aug 25, 2017
    89
    Rich with details and faithful to just about everything that makes contemporary F1 tick, F1 2017 is about as good a simulation of a single, modern motorsport as you can get.
  9. Aug 23, 2017
    88
    As close as you can get to an F1 driver’s life without being cussed by Sebastian Vettel.
  10. Aug 23, 2017
    85
    Thanks to nice improvements and a great career mode, F1 2017 is an absolute must-have for F1 fans and all gamers aspiring to be one.
  11. Aug 21, 2017
    85
    If you had a lot of fun with the fantastic F1 2016, you will love F1 2017. It is clearly more than just a simple update of its predecessor.
  12. Aug 21, 2017
    85
    F1 2017 is the best in the series and arguably one of Codemasters best titles. A few minor flaws slightly blemish what is a brilliant game, which looks, sounds and feels fantastic to play. Furthermore, a more extensive career mode with a host of other modes gives the game great variety and longevity.
  13. Aug 21, 2017
    80
    Quotation forthcoming.
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  1. Aug 30, 2017
    As to whether or not the game is worth your money, for the F1 fan, I have few qualms recommending it. The game will keep such gamers busy for weeks with both Career and Championship modes. In fact, just the addition of the classic cars to the game is probably reason enough for someone to pick up a copy. For the gamer who's not quite as passionate about Formula 1 or racing in general, it might be worth trying out before coughing up your hard-earned cash. But even then, I think you'll find it engaging.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 95 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 68 out of 95
  2. Negative: 15 out of 95
  1. Sep 24, 2017
    5
    Really boring game for a casual fan. I enjoy watching f1 sometimes but always skip the crap before like qualifying. Well this game doesn'tReally boring game for a casual fan. I enjoy watching f1 sometimes but always skip the crap before like qualifying. Well this game doesn't allow you to skip the qualifiers, practices or anything if you just want to race through career mode. Lost interest in the first race practice sessions as the game was trying to force me to practice every setup available on the first track. No thanks. Full Review »
  2. Sep 2, 2017
    9
    A few balancing issues that need to be resolved such as Raikkonen being so OP even when compared to Vettel and the Mercedes' and the fact thatA few balancing issues that need to be resolved such as Raikkonen being so OP even when compared to Vettel and the Mercedes' and the fact that on seemingly any difficulty the AI is much faster in qualifying than in the race.

    Other than that they've added depth to the career mode with a more robust and complex upgrade system and the addition of classic car invitational races during the season to change things up.

    The cars are more enjoyable to drive, probably due to the actual changes to the cars in F1 this year and the graphical upgrades are nice whilst the game remains one of the best optimised cross platform games out there on PC.

    TL;DR: An upgrade in every way on last year but in need of some balancing and AI patching to be truly great.
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  3. Sep 18, 2017
    10
    Just got the game a few days ago (My first F1 game) and already put over 30 hours. The game does have flaws but the good most definitely makesJust got the game a few days ago (My first F1 game) and already put over 30 hours. The game does have flaws but the good most definitely makes up for the bad. I would suggest this game and here is why.

    Good:

    1: AI does not follow a strict path like they did in previous F1 games (By what I have heard)
    2: AI will fight for their position and will not just give it up, sometimes they will fight for it so much that they end up braking to late and running off the road.
    3: Graphics are great (Much better than 2016's version even though its 1 year difference)
    4: Lots of choices in F1 (Formula 1) cars from classic to modern.
    5: Good career that acts as if you are a real F1 driver and not just a randomly created storyline.
    6: Real F1 rules from Engine Swaping penalties as in if you got 4 engines you want to make those 4 last the whole season and same with gearbox.
    7: Realistic damage mechanics somethings and F1 2016 and before has never had.
    8: Engine damage.
    9: Gearbox Damage.
    10: AI difficulty adjustment from 0 Very Easy -> 110 Ultimate.
    11: Easy to learn.
    12: Each F1 team has different expectations as in if you pick Mercedes AMD you will be expected to do a lot and if you pick Mclaren or Sauber you are not expected much at all.
    13: Each F1 team has a different spec car Mercedes AMG being the best car out there and Mclaren and Sauber being tue worst.
    14: Can get contract terminated if you underperform.
    15: Start out as a second driver and can work your way up to primary driver.
    16: Can switch teams after each season.
    17: Need to do practices for points for the R&D Tree to upgrade your car.
    18: Has R&D Tree to upgrade your car.
    19: Have to qualify to figure out what spot on the grid you start out in (Grid being position at start of race).
    20: If you crash and your wheel comes off you will have to retire from session and you get auto placed to last or if you take out someone and he looses wheel first you will then be placed one spot or more above the person or persons you crashed.
    21: Has choice of 2 lap to 100 percent race (2 lap being 2 laps a race 100 percent being 60-90 laps a race and then there is a 25 percent which is like 10-12 and 50 percent which is like 19-30)
    22: Can turn off or on damage.
    23: Can turn assists on or off.
    24: Can turn racing line on or off (Race line being a line that turns red or green Red being Brake Green being Gas).
    25: Can save mid race and or simulate the race.

    Bads:

    1: AI can get to agressive and crash you into a wall.
    2: Need to learn how AI plays/how they fight for their spot.
    3: Best played with a race wheel but can be played with a game pad.
    4: Has bugs but is being worked on so thats a plus
    5: Online has major issues (But not really a online game anyway in my honest opinion)

    With that being said I do suggest the game and would say you should buy it and get anyone interested in the game or any racing sims to buy the game. The game like I said does have its flaws but the game for sure is better than it is bad. The online issues are being worked on but I dont play online with the game so I cant say much on that, the game is for sure best in career mode. (only played 2-3 online games)
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