Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
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  1. Jul 5, 2022
    The game engine is just getting a bit long in the tooth. In any case, with what’s shaping up to be one of the best Formula 1 seasons in years, there’s never been a better time to get into motorsports and the best place to start might just be F1 22.
  2. Jun 27, 2022
    Overall F1 22 continues Codemasters roll of making excellent Formula 1 games. The series has gone from strength to strength with its past few iterations, and with some more simulation focussed work could really become the best way to experience Formula 1 in a video game. While the inclusion of F1 Life is a weird step, it can mostly be ignored and ditching Braking Point sheds some weight from the game. 22 brings a whole suite of improvements to what was already a very good series, and I look forward to it consuming my life for the next few months at least.
  3. Jun 27, 2022
    Although slightly saddened by the omission of a story mode this time around, it’s more than made up for by the new vehicle physics. The concern of “F1 Life” having any bearing on gameplay being quashed makes F1 22 another flying lap for Codemasters.
  4. Jul 11, 2022
    The biggest draw of F1 22 may likely depend on if you are interested in the VR support, as the game's implementation of VR is quite good. Beyond that, unless you are a Formula One fanatic and need to keep up on the current season, the other new main features are best left ignored. It is still a solid racing game, and no other game delivers such a comprehensive F1 experience. Beyond VR, it's unfortunate that every new feature added to F1 22 is a misfire.
  5. Jun 27, 2022
    F1 22 delights with new cars and a perfect Formula 1 atmosphere, but the driveability could use some fine-tuning.
  6. Jul 1, 2022
    Given the big changes this year to F1, Codemasters have crafted an impressive technical showcase that is accessible to players of all skill levels.
  7. Jun 30, 2022
    The best virtual representation of the premier class so far convinces with realistic optics and extremely comprehensible driving physics - thanks to extensive setting options, the frenzy is recommended for beginners and simracing professionals alike. Only the pointless F1 Life mode leaves us at a loss.
  8. Jun 27, 2022
    Another superlative career mode, but the avatar customisation and tacked-on supercars feel like bullet points.
  9. Jun 27, 2022
    F1 22 isn't a revolution because we didn't need one. What was good in F1 21 is back here, with some new adds and the new still embryonic and yet promising F1 Life mode.
  10. Jun 27, 2022
    F1 22 is amazing on track, delivering great fun and thrilling action to all F1 fans. Physics and the new driving model, even if through the usual simcade lens, stage unpredictable and intense races. On the other hand, F1 Life and Supercar are shallow addition, very far from Codemasters standards in terms of quality and attention to the details. Overall, the New Era of F1 is brilliant of track, while not-so-new in terms of experience outside the paddock.
  11. Jul 18, 2022
    Formula 1 has had a big makeover this season, but that's not really the case for F1 22. The game gets a few nice extra's with F1 Life, such as racing with Supercars, but it isn't groundbreaking. Codemasters has built the game on a solid foundation however and the career modes are still excellent and expanded. The racing is also improved a bit, but not as much as in the real sport itself. F1 22 isn't the revolution that fans maybe expected, but it's a good evolution, especially if you like to game in VR.
  12. Jun 30, 2022
    This is the best entry in the series gameplay-wise and fan of this competition will love it, but it also feels like a step back when it comes to content.
  13. Jun 27, 2022
    I was able to go wheel to wheel in the most Netflix Drive to Survive kind of way imaginable. Oh, and I sweated. So much sweat. Prepare yourself! If you've been waiting for official VR support in the F1 series, this is it
  14. Jun 27, 2022
    If the core F1 racing experience is what you care about most, then you likely won’t be disappointed by this year’s latest instalment.
  15. Jun 27, 2022
    With a second rolling start on PS5 and Xbox Series X, F1 22 has put some oil in its engine. A little more animation during the celebrations and on the track with the arrival of the safety car in the race, the addition of events with Supercars to drive and drops in FPS during less significant cutscenes than in 2021, the standing of the latest generation of consoles is finally respected. Codemasters has succeeded in making this new title a reference for multiplayer games with the adjustment to the new rules, the addition of sprint races and a new pit entry system. We will just grumble about the too superficial F1 Life space and the lack of inspiration on the content, but F1 22 is well worth it for new motorsport fans and multiplayer enthusiasts.
  16. Jun 27, 2022
    F1 22 isn’t an exceptional entry in the series, but Codemasters has once again refined its winning sim racing formula and implemented immersive features that every type of player can enjoy. Career Mode is extra exciting thanks to some clever AI tweaks, making F1 22 the closest fans can get to being in the cockpit without any of the mortal danger. Development of systems in between races also helps you feel some of the chaos and elation of real Formula 1 racing, with the stellar graphics and sound design delivering a palpable atmosphere that is augmented by the haptics of the DualSense in your palms.
  17. Jun 27, 2022
    Whether you're new to the series, or someone who has spent hours and hours perfecting your craft, F1 22 is still the best way to bring Formula 1 action to your own home. While we'd have liked some fresh ideas outside of F1 Life's window dressing, we're excited to see where the franchise goes from here.
  18. Aug 4, 2022
    Driving the new edition of F1 is still a great experience, but it didn't come with significantly new and better content, so don't expect too much.
  19. Jul 15, 2022
    F1 22 is one of the best racing games on the market, especially when it comes to the career mode. I’m also happy with the VR support, but putting so much emphasis on supercars and cosmetic items is a step in the wrong direction.
  20. Jul 1, 2022
    F1 22 is a flawed entry that has been tainted by its desperation to seemingly appeal to casual players. Even so, the driving mechanics carry the game, and it still manages to be a fun racing experience. Against all of the odds, F1 22 pulled through and is something worth playing.
  21. Jun 28, 2022
    The F1 series was getting better and better in the last years. Unfortunately F1 22 stops this trend. F1 Life and Supercars aren’t the new interesting features we were hoping for. The gameplay has weaknesses as well and on top there are some big graphic issues when it comes to rainy races.
  22. Jun 27, 2022
    Built on the foundations of several fantastic games, and those qualities remain – but you already own them. F1 22 simply doesn’t offer enough for a full-price purchase.
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  1. Jun 30, 2022
    Codemasters has captured Formula 1’s more thrilling aspects brilliantly in VR for F1 22 and I’ve never felt so immersed in a racing game before. While I’m sad to see the story mode go and didn’t care hugely for F1 Life, I can see F1 22 appealing to both long-term series fans and newcomers seeking a fresh racer. Hopefully we’ll see a post-launch patch will fix these performance issues but if you’re happy to compromise for the moment, F1 22 is a great choice that comes recommended.
User Score

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 41
  2. Negative: 30 out of 41
  1. Jul 3, 2022
    Disgusting half baked buggy filled heap of garbage. All the bugs from the previous few titles are there. Plus all the **** that nobody askedDisgusting half baked buggy filled heap of garbage. All the bugs from the previous few titles are there. Plus all the **** that nobody asked for - paid cosmetics, F1 life oh and no story mode to boot. No classic cars, inaccurate circuits laughable sound design - the cars sounds like playback on a mobile phone speaker. I said to myself if it's crap this year I'm not buying any more. Safe to say this is the last money I'm giving Codemasters and EA.

    Also its nice to see all the degenerate "game reviewers" giving this game an 80. **** disgusting paid off lying little ****
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  2. Jul 4, 2022
    DO NOT BUY!!!

    Bug ridden mess.
    EA/Codemasters don't care they are unwilling to engage
  3. Jul 3, 2022
    Do Not Buy!

    Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V from F1 2021. Small differences like new graphics. Micro-transactions for sh**ty shoes, carpets or items like
    Do Not Buy!

    Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V from F1 2021. Small differences like new graphics. Micro-transactions for sh**ty shoes, carpets or items like this. Quick-time events are only argument for buying F1 22. New handling model (for me) is a bad change. Infamous "EgoDumper" still appears. AI is going wide in turn 10 in Bahrain. Nico Hulkenberg have icon for nothing. AI on last lap is doing "Banzai charge" because of desperation. Super-cars handling model sucks. F1 life is useless. More furnitures than helmets.

    For me it's huuuge disappointment. I'll better spend my money on F1 Manager 22.
    I give 4/10 only because sympathy for F1
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