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  • Summary: In F1 2011 players will be challenged to ‘Be the driver, live the life, go compete,’ with wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. F1 2011 will feature all of the official teams, drivers andIn F1 2011 players will be challenged to ‘Be the driver, live the life, go compete,’ with wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements on and off track and vastly extended competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. F1 2011 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the highly anticipated 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including the current FIA FORMULA ONE Drivers’ World Champion Sebastian Vettel. The 2011 season also sees the debut of the 2011 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX OF INDIA at Delhi’s Jaypee International Race Circuit and the return of the iconic Nürburgring to the calendar. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Sep 23, 2011
    92
    Fans of Formula One can finally rejoice that their favorite sport is being faithfully represented in the video game realm, and fans of racing games get another great series from a great developer. It's a perfect 1-2 finish.
  2. Sep 16, 2011
    90
    F1 2011 is exactly the kind of racing game the previous one should have been. No one that enjoys F1 should ever miss out on this one.
  3. Sep 23, 2011
    90
    F1 2011 is not a necessary purchase for the more casual racing game fan. Only the purists will opt to upgrade, in order to play it online, access the latest gameplay enhancement, and dive into the F1 racing world with updated cars and racers. A large update, indeed, rather than a completely new title. But the enhanced AI, better online play, and refined simulation still make for a very welcome addition ; let's hope next year's edition will also feature visual improvements.
  4. Sep 20, 2011
    80
    F1 2011 offers a fun driving experience and a welcome change to the traditional career schedule, but in the franchise's second year running, it's in need of a pit stop and some fresh tires.
  5. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Oct 29, 2011
    80
    This years model. F1 2011, improves on last years's game in almost every way: qualifying is real, pitting works, and the handling no longer feels ripped from the Dirt series. [Dec 2011, p.68]
  6. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Oct 4, 2011
    80
    The best F1 game PS3's had - yet issues with AI stupidity remain problematic. [Nov 2011, p.100]
  7. Oct 9, 2011
    60
    If you're looking for a quick, pick-up-and-play racing game, this is not for you. This game takes patience and attention to detail to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Nov 14, 2011
    10
    Amazing game, probably the best f1 game yet, stunning graphics, strategy is plus important in this version, less bugs than 2010 all f1 fansAmazing game, probably the best f1 game yet, stunning graphics, strategy is plus important in this version, less bugs than 2010 all f1 fans must get this game. Expand
  2. Feb 2, 2012
    10
    Coming from years of racing on the ea sports nascar games and now the nascar 2011 the game, I was curious when I found this game. I had neverComing from years of racing on the ea sports nascar games and now the nascar 2011 the game, I was curious when I found this game. I had never driven this type of car, and have little experience on lengthy road courses, just the ones in nascar. I found this game extraordinary compared to the nascar games. There are similarities that I like in both, like the wonderful graphics. I love the practice and qualifying and the use of rain tires (tyres). I have 5 races left in my amateur career mode and sit 4th in points, have 1 pole, 2 wins and 8 podiums on the year. I am playing the very easy way until I get used to these cars. The ONLY thing I would love to see is the celebration after the races, whether you win or on the podium... show the guys getting their trophies, etc. Right now you just see them get out of their cars and get congratulated by the second place driver. I have not gotten to the end of the season and am very close to the first place driver. I can't wait to see what happens if I win the overall championship. I love the setup prior to race, during race and after the race. Great game from a true novice of this racing style. :) Expand
  3. Sep 20, 2011
    10
    Excellent. This game improves what already was a great game in F1 2010. It is hard but incredibly rewarding when you master it. The learningExcellent. This game improves what already was a great game in F1 2010. It is hard but incredibly rewarding when you master it. The learning curve is not as bad as in F1 2010 but the AI has received an incredible upgrade and that is what makes this game so challenging. If you are into simulators and have any interest in F1 then this game is a must buy. Expand
  4. Feb 8, 2012
    8
    If you love F1 then buy this game! Sure it isn't perfect and CM are not doing anything about it but if you love the sport then you will getIf you love F1 then buy this game! Sure it isn't perfect and CM are not doing anything about it but if you love the sport then you will get plenty of hours out of the game. The gameplay is much better than F1 2010, the cars feel much more real however the graphics aren't as good as F1 2010 for some reason :/ Expand
  5. Nov 5, 2011
    7
    F1 2011 is a very mixed bag. There are a whole host of improvements to career including safety cars, punctures, minor reliability issues, KERSF1 2011 is a very mixed bag. There are a whole host of improvements to career including safety cars, punctures, minor reliability issues, KERS & DRS. The handling is less punishing - you can actually attack the kerbs without spinning out. However there are issues. Halfway through my first season with Force India I am told I am expected to win the race - totally unrealistic. The real problems come when you go online. The lobby system is poor being dominated by games already in progress that you can join but not take part in. Frequent dropped connections even when you are host. Horrible lag causing multiple crashes. Loss of position tracking - game tells you that you are in first until final lap when suddenly you are 5th without being overtaken. When behind the safety car you get a drive through penalty for an illegal overtake even though you didn't overtake anyone. Then you serve your drive through penalty only to be told on the next lap you must serve the penalty again or be disqualified! Unless Codemasters fix these issues I wont be buying any future versions. Releasing the game with a semi-broken multiplayer is no way to treat F1 fans. This is even more annoying because when it does work (about 50% of the time) multiplayer is a lot of fun. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2013
    7
    Very good game. Really felt the speed and the handling seems good. The learning curve is too high though and maybe the game is too realisticVery good game. Really felt the speed and the handling seems good. The learning curve is too high though and maybe the game is too realistic in terms of physics. What I mean is that you start spinning too soon and also it's too difficult to pass another car without penalty. I had fun though and on easy difficulty it was even possible for me to win enough races. Expand
  7. May 6, 2012
    4
    F1 2011 my personal review and feelings from experience of playing over almost year in this game.

    First of all I will say I'm disappointed.
    F1 2011 my personal review and feelings from experience of playing over almost year in this game.

    First of all I will say I'm disappointed.

    This is one of the games which should be unique and amazing. and this game could be but if will be developed by other company not codemasters.

    Single player mode in this game is quiet interesting and brings fun but in the first 1 or 2 seasons in career mode. for me personally this is too easy. you can go too easily from poor team in to the one of the top ones and also even in poor team you can won the race on the legenend AI's difficult. SHAME.
    in F1 game from Sony the single player was much better because player was able first to do tests in the teams competitive with 2nd driver to show skills etc and then try real race in f1 2011 from codemasters NO! straight away races without nothing. You sing up with Lotus and you start racing in longest 7 seasons mode too short sorry. after 1st season you can have a chance to sing in with much better teams which is ok but not for 100% because in time when you sign in with better team BMW e.g. then you are unbeatable because level of AI's driving is to low way too low. On legend in better team like BMW you can overtake them easily and won every race. so after 2nd season this game become boring!. also not realistic damages of the cars. just front wing looks more realistic but other body car parts no. to damage the car completely you have to hit the wall with 280 km/h in Sony that was much much much better because when you span out and hit the wall your wheels was go of etc. so looks for me more realism to real world f1. No suspension damages such as gear box etc. sometimes punctures but from CODE masters and on this level of game is not enough to satisfy player and sorry but is not worth £40 in UK.

    on of the biggest disappointments, mistakes, bugs etc is multiplayer mode something on what waiting every player. Multiplayer mode in F1 2011 codemasters is CRAP!!!!!!!!!! I donâ
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