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  • Summary: MAKE HEADLINES in F1® 2018. F1 2018 is the official videogame of the 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. The new game immerses players into the world of Formula 1® more than ever before.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Aug 17, 2018
    90
    With superb, customisable handling and insane attention to detail, F1 2018 is the ultimate representation of Formula One racing, that almost anyone can play.
  2. Aug 17, 2018
    85
    F1 2018 continues on the good road set by the predecessors. The gameplay is the typical one, friendly for newcomers and complex for hardcore players. There are some problems with the AI, but not enough to stop a F1 fan from buying the game.
  3. Aug 20, 2018
    85
    F1 2017 was great and we didn’t expect much more with F1 2018. And we were wrong. Driving is more demanding, Career mode gets richier and visuals are finally on the same page. This is greatness.
  4. Sep 4, 2018
    85
    It is without a doubt the best F1 game yet. Whether or not to purchase it if you own the previous versions will be up to you. For gamers new to the world of F1 racing it's a no-brainer to go with the latest and greatest version, although there are probably enough changes under the hood here to justify an upgrade from F1 2017 for returning fans.
  5. Sep 5, 2018
    85
    Across the board, F1 2018 is just a little bit flashier, a little bit deeper and a little bit better optimized than its 2017 sibling.
  6. Aug 29, 2018
    80
    Polished on many aspects that were defects, this F1 2018 is an excellent vintage to justify its purchase even for those who own the previous version. The new regulations are also numerous and it is essential to follow the movement to stick to reality. With its driving combining both sensations and racing strategy, F1 2018 brings an unusual depth in car games. Fans of formula one, go for it. For others, you will learn a lot about discipline if you decide to give it a try.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    75
    Following a series high last year, F1 2018’s welcome additions don’t add up to a meaningfully fresh experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Aug 26, 2018
    10
    Fantastic and aggressive multiplayer. Improved career mode. Halo, ers, ia improved, interviews. The graphic engine starts to weigh but in theFantastic and aggressive multiplayer. Improved career mode. Halo, ers, ia improved, interviews. The graphic engine starts to weigh but in the playable it is the best car game. Expand
  2. Oct 29, 2018
    9
    Es un juego de carreras muy divertido que se puede disfrutar si eres un profesional o un novato en juegos de este tipo. Gráficamente esta muyEs un juego de carreras muy divertido que se puede disfrutar si eres un profesional o un novato en juegos de este tipo. Gráficamente esta muy bien trabajado y las cinematicas antes de cada carrera te permite ser parte de la historia. Aún tiene algunos bugs y el modo entrevista es un poco aburrido. Los diferentes modos de juego ayudan a no aburrirte y los campeonatos clásicos le dan un toque de nostalgia a cualquier fan de la F1. Expand
  3. Jan 13, 2019
    9
    One of the best racing games I've ever played.

    Most of my time spent in this game is in multiplayer, which is a lot of fun, and you can use
    One of the best racing games I've ever played.

    Most of my time spent in this game is in multiplayer, which is a lot of fun, and you can use bots in local play unlike with Forza Motorsport 7.

    I have played quite a bit of the campaign mode in this game however, and i can say it is wonderful, although some things could be improved. My biggest issue is the interviews, there is not enough variety in either questions or answers. Everything else is pretty much fine here.

    The sound design in this game is fantastic, you can hear everything going on with the car and the team radio really immerses you and makes you feel like you are in the car.

    The driving is some of the best I've ever played, it is responsive and feels good to push the limits in the corners.

    Graphics are a bit of a mixed bag here, they aren't bad, but they could be better when compared with other top racing games such as Forza.

    When playing with friends this game can get very competitive and is be a blast, and when playing campaign i get so immersed that i get mad at the npcs as if they were the real drivers.

    I wish there were more classic cars in the game, i would love to play as with a full roster of lets say 2006 cars, but you can't. Because there is only one or two cars from the years they have, you lose the intensity and immersion of the normal game by just seeing the same car everywhere on track.

    A small gripe i have is that it does not put your initials or number on your characters suit, however this is such a small thing it really doesn't matter.

    This game is definitely worth your time whether you want a multi-player or single-player experience.
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  4. Oct 25, 2018
    8
    This is my first F1 game and I have been enjoying the career mode!
    The driving experience is a nice balance between a sim and an arcade
    This is my first F1 game and I have been enjoying the career mode!
    The driving experience is a nice balance between a sim and an arcade racing game.

    As I haven't play any other F1 games I can't really tell if the games have improved or have been innovative, yet for a first F1 game I am really liking every aspect of the game mod.
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  5. Apr 19, 2021
    8
    Like I don't want to rate it 8/10, it deserves higher, but the number of issues I have with this game is insane. So I'll vent about theLike I don't want to rate it 8/10, it deserves higher, but the number of issues I have with this game is insane. So I'll vent about the negatives first and then the positives.
    The graphics, look unimpressive for something made in 2018, even on Ultra settings, they don't look appealing at all. If logic works, you would expect the graphics to look good on Ultra at the expense of FPS, but no, the graphics look almost exactly the same as High but the game drops about 50% of the frames.

    My rig runs the game just fine at Ultra settings, I'd be getting around 55-60 FPS in-game, but as soon as I alt-tabbed out of the game to do something else, switch back in, and boom, FPS DROP, the game will then proceed to run at constant 15 FPS for the next 5 minutes, before it will come to its senses, and go back to 55-60 FPS. Another place where the game acts weird for no reason at all is when you use a flashback, you use a flashback, then the game just gets stuck for 2 sec, and you miss your braking point, and off into the wall you go. The game also has this issue during flashbacks, during replays, in the garage .etc, and it’s a fairly common issue.

    The AI feels a bit unfair to me, and in heavy rain, it still feels like they are driving on rails, they are hardly hindered by the weather. The damage model of AI is also questionable, sometimes they will hit you in the back at 300KPH, and not even their front wing is going to be damaged. Also if the AI feels like you are making the sin of defending to their overtaking attempts, they will not go for a divebomb or try to find a gap, they are seriously going to just straight-up rear-end you and spin you out so that you end up in the tyre wall, and they don’t even get a single scratch on their front wing.

    Now that the negatives are out of the way, let’s talk about the positives.

    This game is one of the best F1 games out there, it’s a complete package, the career mode is great, the tracks are highly detailed (although some are unrealistic), the cars sound great, you great audible feedback if you go on a kerb. If you go into a tunnel, you’ll start to have radio connectivity issues, and then you will not be able to hear your engineer, which is a nice touch.

    The R&D is such a great feature, it’s so satisfying to see your team, which is at the back of the field when the 1st season begins, to be fighting for championships at the end of 3rd season, because of you, they’ve got such a fast car. Not only the R&D is required for performance, but also for durability because if your gearbox has too much wear on it, chances are that it will fail, and each failure will be unique, you could end up missing a gear, or even worse, it could fail completely and you’ll have to retire.

    The 25% per cent race, is the way to go if you don’t want to spend hours, a typical race then is just 23-25 minutes long, and you still have a good experience. You’ll never get bored with this game if you enjoy this genre, because there is so much happening during a race, that you will be completely immersed, you have to worry about your tyres, you have to worry about the fuel, you have your engineer reminding you of the gaps to the cars ahead and behind, and when to pit. You make a mistake into a turn, then the car behind is in a position to overtake you, you swerve right and left, in an attempt to keep the car behind, they get ahead of you, you then brake late into a corner and retake that position, honestly it is just a very immersive experience.

    Driving aspect in this game is tailored towards both, casuals and professionals. I’ve tried both Keyboard and a Controller, and both of them are well optimized. The difficulty system of this game is just fantastic, you have so much customizability to set the difficulty to what your pace is. The assists can also be adjusted so that you don’t have to worry about spinning out into the gravel, and just have a fun time playing the game. As it is a simcade, the simulator part of this game is well designed also, as this game can be ruthless if you make a simple mistake like accelerating too early out of the corner with all assists turned off and then it will reward you by spinning your car 360 degree, and that’s how it should be.

    I’ve now had over 100 hours in this game, and I still play it to this day, something about this game just makes me come back to it often, and start the career mode again and again and again and again...

    Honestly, even with all its flaws, this game is still awesome, but I’d recommend you to get F1 2020 or wait for F1 2021 instead because those are far more polished and refined than this game.

    TL;DR: The game is good, has some optimization issues, slightly unfair AI, underwhelming graphics, great career mode, great gameplay, easy to control/hard to master, 8/10 game.
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  6. Oct 26, 2018
    4
    This version of Formula 1 from codies is not much different to previous versions.
    Same old animations, same old dozen skins used on team
    This version of Formula 1 from codies is not much different to previous versions.
    Same old animations, same old dozen skins used on team personnel, resulting in everyone working for every team, just a different colour shirt. The same old AI, which suffers from stupidity overload. They will stick to their assigned pit stops, no matter what. Which means if they bump their front wing, they'll pit for a new one, and set of tyres only to pit again for the assigned stop. The same happens with the changing weather, when its almost time to put on inters or wets, they stick to their stop for slicks, only to pit again a lap or later for the right tyres. The same happens when going from wet to dry.

    A racing game, with no VR. In this day and age, its ridiculous.
    Graphics have improved only slightly.
    Improved handling, which is 2017's with more refresh so the bumps are in real time. Input lag is almost non existent.
    Interviews is a nice touch, but doesn't really add a whole lot to the game, unless your a serious role player like the Youtube guys who stream the game 2 weeks prior to release.

    Bugs, Oh the Bugs.
    Imagine wanting to race online with your mates, and the track gets chosen and in you go, only for the game to load you onto a completely different track. you get treated to your mates driving all over the place because their circuit isn't yours, and they all get treated to you driving all over the place since you are driving your circuit. Utter Madness.
    Or how about the game spawns in your mates cars, on top of yours. These two massive bugs have been complained about since 2015, and codies haven't fixed them, since 2015.
    have a wander over to the official codies f1 forum, and see the metric tonne of other bugs that riddle this game and you'll wonder "how on earth did this get past testing". The answer is those same RPing Youtubers are the testers, and they couldn't test to save their lives.
    2019 will be out in August, with a minor new coat of paint to the GFX, some drivers name changes
    and thats about all. ALL the same bugs will be there, all the same things that RUIN this game.
    Codemasters need a name change, to Codefailures, and the FOM need to take back the exclusive F1 license as its bringing their fine name into disrepute.
    If this game is not on sale in the bargin bin, AVOID it like the plague.
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  7. Apr 6, 2021
    0
    Only if you are an absolute fan, everything else in this game is trash. Do not buy if you enjoy racing games

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