F1 2016 Review

Formula 1 is back and this year it proves to step up another notch on improving from last year’s version. Let’s take a deeper look at F1 2016. Now it’s been a while since I have personally played a Formula 1 title, the last one was probably 2013. Since…

The Crit

Campaign - 91%
Graphics - 87%
Audio - 89%
Gameplay - 85%
Replayability - 84%

87%

User Rating: 3.6 ( 1 votes)

GES Award

Formula 1 is back and this year it proves to step up another notch on improving from last year’s version. Let’s take a deeper look at F1 2016.

Now it’s been a while since I have personally played a Formula 1 title, the last one was probably 2013. Since then the game has seen big improvements and for me it especially made a big impact to see everything they did from the 2013 version. From F1 2015 there has been a few differences made as well, obviously they worked on the graphics and mechanicals but apart from that some of the changes are: The introduction of the Virtual Safety Car, manual starts, manual pit lane entry and the introduction of the formation lap.

These things make a big impact, and couple it with other things like including all the tracks, teams and drivers then it becomes even bigger. The campaign mode in F1 2016 is probably the vastest and best specialised racing career mode I have seen in a while if not ever. You now have a career over 10 full seasons and you can customise how long each racing weekend will take. For instance, I do not like long practise and qualifying rounds so I made my practise sessions 30 minutes long for each 3. I then set my qualifying round to a one-shot qualifying and my racing length is 25%.

The game has a great learning curve and tweaking the settings to suite your need you will be able to race that F1 car and get some good results. I surprised myself and started doing very well in my first weekend race and soon I found myself trying to push the limits, putting some settings higher and tougher.

The multiplayer modes are still there, together with the other modes but the campaign of F1 2016 really makes this title worthwhile. If you have a proper racing seat and steering wheel setup then this will be the ultimate rush in racing games. If you don’t the game is still enjoyable with the controller.

I’m thoroughly enjoying F1 2016 and will probably be playing the game for a long time.

Additional Information

Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, PC, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Age Rating: 3+
Publisher/Developer: Codemasters
Estimated RRP: R958
Release Date: 19 August 2016

Likes

  • Great Campaign mode
  • Great flexibility in setting

Dislikes

  • Need more time to play

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