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  • Summary: Includes the full 2016 season calendar of 21 tracks, including the brand new Baku circuit in Azerbaijan, and the full roster of 22 drivers and 11 teams, including the new Haas F1 Team. F1 2016 immerses you in not only the on-track excitement of a FORMULA ONE career, including the inclusionIncludes the full 2016 season calendar of 21 tracks, including the brand new Baku circuit in Azerbaijan, and the full roster of 22 drivers and 11 teams, including the new Haas F1 Team. F1 2016 immerses you in not only the on-track excitement of a FORMULA ONE career, including the inclusion of the iconic Safety Car and also the Virtual Safety Car for the first time, but also uniquely offers the drama and vehicle development that goes on behind the scenes. Work with your agent, engineer and team to develop your car in the deepest ever career experience, spanning up to ten seasons. Forge your own path to glory, and rise to be the champion. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Aug 21, 2016
    90
    Codemasters have crafted the best F1 game that you can get on a console. With near perfect gameplay albeit hit and miss visuals, F1 2016 is a must for fans of the genre.
  2. Sep 5, 2016
    90
    With plenty of content to keep you playing whether on your own or with others over Xbox Live, as well as the excellent career mode and online championship to get your teeth into, and the best handling and physics of the series, Codemasters has hit the nail on the head with F1 2016. Everything which was lacking last year is back in abundance, and the level of control – regardless of whether you’re using a wheel or a pad to play – is perfect.
  3. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 3, 2016
    90
    Codemasters have created their best racing game - and possibly the best F1 game ever. [Nov 2016, p.86]
  4. Aug 31, 2016
    85
    Even if still lacking on the graphics side, F1 2016 marks a good step forward for the series thanks to the satisfying career mode, capable of making us feel like real drivers, while driving model, enemy AI and multiplayer support all stay at very good levels. Recommended for any Formula One lover.
  5. Aug 19, 2016
    80
    Codemasters has gone the extra mile for F1 2016, addressing almost every last one of F1 2015's shortcomings, while delivering an in-depth and enjoyable Career Mode at its core. Factor in all of the other modes and touches, and F1 2016 is not only the most authentic Formula One game to date, it's also one of the best in some time.
  6. Sep 5, 2016
    80
    Make no mistake, F1 2016 is pretty, but in some areas and not others.
  7. Sep 8, 2016
    80
    F1 2016 is a real upgrade on its predecessors, and hints at a promising future.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Aug 20, 2016
    10
    Codemasters has finally listened to the fans, after a 6 year hiatus of so so games (which I still did enjoy) the pinnacle of racing is hereCodemasters has finally listened to the fans, after a 6 year hiatus of so so games (which I still did enjoy) the pinnacle of racing is here now, if you are a entry level beginner or a hard core F1 gamer, this is THE one to get, everything is customisable, everything is just as it should be. Codemasters has outdone themselves., Thank you.. thank you. .. THANK YOU ! Expand
  2. Apr 15, 2017
    10
    This game takes you to the heart of Formula 1 racing. You can forge yourself to become a champion in the career mode. Or make a Quick RaceThis game takes you to the heart of Formula 1 racing. You can forge yourself to become a champion in the career mode. Or make a Quick Race with your favorite driver. You can have a go to try the Multiplayer mode and Play with all your Friends! Expand
  3. Oct 12, 2017
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. F1 2016 is the sixth game made by codemasters and you can do a career mode which lasts the maximum of ten seasons. You can work with your engineer to develop the car to be as fast as it needs to be to compete and challenge for the championship. Your agent will notify you of any inside information like contract offers from other teams and team expectations. She often gives you information about new rivals that you are expected to beat. You can also get promoted to first driver or demoted to second driver and if you don’t perform well you risk getting fired by the team which means you would have to go to another team or if you don’t think that it is right for you, you can retire from the sport. If you impress other teams with your performances you could get bigger teams sending you contract offers to be either first driver or second driver and you can develop your car to make it as fast as the other teams so you get noticed by bigger teams if you are in a mid-field team or a back marker team. It would increase your chances of winning the championship and would make bigger teams notice you and you may get sponsor bonuses from the team’s sponsors if you do really well in the races and at the end of the season you get to choose whether you want to stay at the team you are at or move to another team. F1 2016 is the sixth game made by codemasters and you can do a career mode which lasts the maximum of ten seasons. You can work with your engineer to develop the car to be as fast as it needs to be to compete and challenge for the championship. Your agent will notify you of any inside information like contract offers from other teams and team expectations. She often gives you information about new rivals that you are expected to beat. You can also get promoted to first driver or demoted to second driver and if you don’t perform well you risk getting fired by the team which means you would have to go to another team or if you don’t think that it is right for you, you can retire from the sport. If you impress other teams with your performances you could get bigger teams sending you contract offers to be either first driver or second driver and you can develop your car to make it as fast as the other teams so you get noticed by bigger teams if you are in a mid-field team or a back marker team. It would increase your chances of winning the championship and would make bigger teams notice you and you may get sponsor bonuses from the team’s sponsors if you do really well in the races and at the end of the season you get to choose whether you want to stay at the team you are at or move to another team. Expand
  4. Aug 9, 2017
    9
    After some pretty mediocre titles since F1 2013, F1 2016 is the game that every gear head should be playing. Of course, the pinnacle of thisAfter some pretty mediocre titles since F1 2013, F1 2016 is the game that every gear head should be playing. Of course, the pinnacle of this game is its career mode, which is extremely in depth and rich. You get to pick any team you want to start off with, and create your character and helmet. It also lets you set difficulty and whatever assists you might need to be competitive. A entire race weekend can take roughly 2 hours (if you play on 50% distance like me), but I have to say that you never really notice how long it takes because it is so engaging. You get into heated rivalries with drivers and also control what upgrades you receive along with the ability to battle for the number one spot on the team and the season. All in all, its an extremely in depth game that only gets let down by the absence of the classic cars mode like in 2013. Expand
  5. Aug 19, 2016
    9
    Well, I have done one full race weekend and I think, this is the best F1 game ever. Game allows you to set up whatever you want. It possibleWell, I have done one full race weekend and I think, this is the best F1 game ever. Game allows you to set up whatever you want. It possible to have a funny arcade or realistic simulator as well. AI is improved, no stupid collisions so often anymore. Safety car is back and I have seen it in the first race(!!!). But it is optional, like a formation lap, which I love. Career is back as well. There is much more freedom. It is possible to start in whatever team you like, no more "driving schools". Another new feature in improver Research and Development, which is connected with race preparation in practice sessions. Game is friendly, have F1 atmosphere and it is fun. Only one negative - graphics outside a car does not look so pretty like in other racing console series. But it is a detail for me. I recommend this game. Expand
  6. Nov 11, 2016
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. F1 2016 is ONLY for the Xbox One , PS4 and the PC because the game engine which is Frostbite will not support the last gen consoles such as Xbox360 and PS3

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    F1 2016 should make the multiplayer split screen also so that it is fun for the whole family and also reduce the intelligence of the AI otherwise its not fun when doing the races
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