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  • Summary: The 2018 season sees the return of the French Grand Prix for the first time since 2008, at the Circuit Paul Ricard, which last hosted the French Grand Prix in 1990. The German Grand Prix also returns to the Championship after not featuring last year, with the Hockenheimring hosting the raceThe 2018 season sees the return of the French Grand Prix for the first time since 2008, at the Circuit Paul Ricard, which last hosted the French Grand Prix in 1990. The German Grand Prix also returns to the Championship after not featuring last year, with the Hockenheimring hosting the race in July. F1 2018 features all of the official teams, the drivers and circuits of the 2018 season. [Codemasters] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Aug 18, 2018
    91
    This is truly one of the best racing games you'll ever play.
  2. Aug 27, 2018
    90
    F1 2018 is brilliant, and the most complete Formula One game to date. The changes to career mode make it the strongest and most appealing it’s ever been thanks to the revamped upgrade system, while the simulation-like additions to the driving model bring you closer than ever to the feeling of sitting on the grid with 1000+ horsepower at your feet, without overwhelming those who just want to jump in and drive.
  3. Games Master UK
    Oct 4, 2018
    87
    Don't expect huge changes over last year, but this is still a better game both on and off the track. [Nov 2018, p.82]
  4. Aug 17, 2018
    85
    A complete and satisfying Formula 1 game, a must have for the discipline’s fans.
  5. Aug 23, 2018
    85
    F1 2018 features the finest handling and force feedback for a dedicated F1 game to date, some welcome visual improvements, and a career mode that does a better job than ever at capturing the nuances of the world’s most-popular motorsport.
  6. Aug 24, 2018
    80
    F1 2018 nails the feeling of Formula 1 like few racing games ever have.
  7. Aug 17, 2018
    70
    It must feel lonely at the top, but F1 2018 does forget to make changes to the faults of F1 2017. It still is a very deep Formule 1 game with challenging gameplay options.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. Aug 29, 2018
    10
    Absolutely nails the two main categories for me: gameplay and graphics. I wouldn't say I'm a hardcore sim racer but the handling feelsAbsolutely nails the two main categories for me: gameplay and graphics. I wouldn't say I'm a hardcore sim racer but the handling feels amazing. You really notice the tyre performance change depending on wear/rain. Speaking of rain, the dynamic weather adds to the already top notch graphics. After rain you'll notice the sun shine through onto the track & grandstands just a little bit more each lap.
    Plenty of game modes as well so replayability is high.
    I'm yet to play online so can't comment on that. Keen for it though.

    The only flaws I see are in the inconsequential stuff in career mode, like in the interviews you don't even have time to read the responses let alone choose one. & the animations are all the same before each session.

    A must buy if you have a wheel and don't already have F1 2017
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  2. Aug 24, 2018
    10
    Firstly let me take this moment to congratulate Codemasters on what is the best looking F1 game ever. Visually stunning, graphically awesome,Firstly let me take this moment to congratulate Codemasters on what is the best looking F1 game ever. Visually stunning, graphically awesome, ok the real drivers aren’t perfect but is close. But for me it’s the gameplay that takes the crown. So the game opens with you picking your driver, trying to pick someone who likes me, always fun, from face, helmet, then name and nationality. Then the menu screen. Forget the rest and pick career mode. This is where like all the critics have raved about the biggest improvements on last years. And let me say this, you will want to play all 3 practice sessions ok. Let me explain. You are given little challenges to complete and in the process get yourself up the leaderboard and get that number one spot. Then qualifying, oh wow it’s a one shot one lap shootout, but the great thing is the lead car is a ghost, say it could be Vettel or Hamilton, or anyone for that matter, beat the ghost car in one lap you've bagged pole position. And just to note for those new to this, well there isn’t many of us new to it when it comes watching this great sport but playing it is a very different animal. Just start on beginner and go from there. To sum it up, the greatest F1 game ever made. Expand
  3. Nov 16, 2018
    9
    Codemasters best F1 game to date, If it had full VR support it would have nailed it and scored the crown.
  4. Sep 5, 2018
    9
    This is probably one of the best Formula One games in a long while in terms of both gameplay, quality graphics, physics and does sufficientlyThis is probably one of the best Formula One games in a long while in terms of both gameplay, quality graphics, physics and does sufficiently enough in content.

    Playing with a wheel, you can note that the physics have substantially changed from 2017 which can especially noticed on the kerbing on the tracks. Not to mention that the way the cars feel is a fair bit more pleasant in comparison to last year as the car feels like it glides around the circuit thanks to the downforce.

    The career has some neat editions including interviews and upgrade department resets, both of which are neat and are hopefully expanded on in the coming years. AI have certainly improved for the better and are more aggressive and will fight each other which is fresh for an F1 game. ERS is an interesting and well done addition to the game which adds another element to overtaking of one chooses to use it manually. I am glad that there is an option to have ERS automatic for those people who aren't as experienced in using it. The practice programmes I believe have been edited somewhat and I like how when you install any upgrade, it gives you a chance to get a small sum of extra resource points.

    For their time, the graphics blow a lot of other games out of the water as nearly everything is visually stunning. There are a few minor tweaks to be made but they don't impact on the overall quality that much. Sometimes though on PS4, I've found that the resolution of some images and cars can be blurry however, it fixes itself after 5 to 10 seconds. It's probably due to the hardware.

    The amount of content is good enough and has everything you'd expect in terms of the 2018 season. The helmet selection is large enough as is character choice. I do find it unfortunate how i cannot go under the HAR abbreviation anymore thanks to Brendon Hartley. Classic content hasn't been added to all that much but the content that is there can be considered as quality. I feel that classic tracks should have been a thing in the game, especially seen as we lost Sepang this year. Maybe we will be seeing DLC content with more cars and tracks in the future of the game but only time will tell that at this point.

    Really the only thing I could think of to improve the game next year is to have pre-season testing at the start of every season in career mode as a way to earn more resource points prior to the start of the season. It'd be an interesting addition and would improve realism.

    With a few small bugs here and there as well, it means that I believe that this game is a 9/10. It is more than worth buying and is nearly the best title under the Formula One licensing.
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  5. Dec 15, 2018
    8
    Un juego de F1 como debe ser.

    Desde el F1 2016 no se había hecho otro salto importante dentro de esta franquicia, en el F1 2017 se incluían
    Un juego de F1 como debe ser.

    Desde el F1 2016 no se había hecho otro salto importante dentro de esta franquicia, en el F1 2017 se incluían algunas caracteristicas nuevas como el árbol de desarrollo del monoplaza, pero no estaba pulido al 100% y daba la sensación de que no había un avance.

    Como siempre este tipo de juegos de conducción siempre son mas disfrutables con un buen volante con force feedback, en mi caso con un G29.

    El modo trayectoria se perfecciona y se le añade mas contenido como es de esperar, aun queda mucho para conseguir un modo trayectoria perfecto, pero este esta muy bien elaborado y tiene su profundidad y alicientes para que lo completemos.

    En cuanto al modo online se ha añadido por fin los esperados niveles de pilotaje y limpieza de cada jugador, que aunque se pueda mejorar es un gran salto para que este modo de juego se pueda llegar a disfrutar dando igual si quieres jugar limpiamente o si solo te dedicas a ir a chocar a los demás.

    En conclusión, este año se a dado un salto adelante en todos los apartados y estamos ante un juego que nos aportara muchas horas de diversión.
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  6. Dec 3, 2018
    5
    I'm going to be honest. The physics are good, the cars feel natural. The gameplay is solid. Graphics are what you expect in 2018.

    But god,
    I'm going to be honest. The physics are good, the cars feel natural. The gameplay is solid. Graphics are what you expect in 2018.

    But god, oh god, this game was broken on release and it's still broken 14 (!) patches later.

    Online is a bugfest. Getting stuck in the pits for minutes. SO MUCH DESYNC! You can be 2 meters behind a car and somehow the car in front will feel contact without ever happening. Safety car NEVER comes out and when it does, it's for a manual retirement that would never be a safety car in real life.

    Singleplayer is ok. Career mode is way too easy to upgrade your car, making you very powerful in just a season.

    Codemasters need to develop a new engine and fast.
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  7. Oct 5, 2018
    0
    the same game 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36

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