F1 Manager 2022 Reviews

F1 Manager 2022 is ranked in the 75th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
79 / 100
Sep 9, 2022

Tense and involving, if just slightly lacking smarts and spectacle. A firm foundation to build a series on.

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James Swinbanks
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2022

F1 Manager 2022 speeds to the front of the grid with a deep, compulsive, and largely authentic motorsports management sim.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
Aug 30, 2022

It’s been a long, long time since F1 fans have had a licensed management sim that lived up to the dramatic highs of the real thing. The recent explosion of interest paved the way for the perfect timing for a return to this style of F1 game. But even more impressive than its timing is its execution, which leaves extremely little to be desired. It’s been more than a two-decade wait — but it was more than worth it.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2022

F1 Manager 2022 has almost everything I would have expected from such a game, and is a dream for fans of real sports and sports management games.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2022

F1 Manager 22 is a strong step back into managing a Formula One team, with plenty of depth and a thrilling race weekend experience.

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The Independent
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2022

Between the ecstasy of nicking a top-10 finish, and the agony of being ploughed into a barrier – F1 Manager 22 is a faithful recreation of the motorsport. For better or worse. The game won’t convert people to the sport in the way Drive to Survive has, or in the way FIFA and Football Manager work magic, but there’s a serious simulation here and die-hards, above all, will appreciate it the most.

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8 / 10
Sep 12, 2022

F1 Manager 2022 is a strong first entry in Frontier's new series, filling a niche that's been sorely lacking on PlayStation for years. Capturing the spirit of Formula 1 with its strong attention to detail, there's some thrilling races to be had and we're impressed by how well it handles race days with its 3D engine. As a management sim, it's a slow burner and we do wish you could create your own teams, but it still holds a distinct charm of its own. If you've got the patience for the long haul, F1 fans won't want to miss this.

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80 / 100
Sep 6, 2022

Hopefully, Frontier Developments will address some of the current issues with updates. With some fine-tuning of the AI, the game could own the sim racing manager game niche. This is a good start for a game that seems poised to be the start of a new franchise. Despite current shortcomings, F1 Manager 2022 does make you feel like a manager of an F1 team.

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Dexerto
Top Critic
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

In the end, though, the most important thing about any game is how it makes you feel. It may be a little rough around the edges at times, but F1 Manager 2022 is a truly immersive experience, and it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of a race weekend. Securing a 10th place finish with some strategy tinkering at the opening race of the season in Bahrain had me beaming from ear to ear, and getting both cars into Q3 in Azerbijan made me feel like a true motorsport mastermind. Yes, there are some areas where the game could improve. Yes, the animations do break the immersion a little bit, the menus can be finicky, and they could do with making things quicker. But when your drivers are battling with opponents, none of that really seems to matter. If you love Formula 1 and sit at home on a Sunday afternoon thinking you could do a better job than Ferrari’s strategists, then this is the game for you.

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8.4 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

A solid management game that finally let us play as the Team Principal of our favourite F1 team. There are plenty of meaningful decisions to take, both on and off track, but sometimes all the numbers risk to feel overwhelming.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2022

A game that takes management to the F1 with great elements that make it shine. Certainly, there are aspects to polish but this could jump start an IP in the right way.

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7 / 10
Sep 2, 2022

F1 Manager 2022 succeeds in its first steps on next-gen consoles. There is plenty of material to keep you busy and spend hours in front of it. However, there is a certain redundancy after a while.

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PCGamesN
Top Critic
6 / 10
Sep 2, 2022

Gorgeous to look at but quite shallow and full of bugs, F1 Manager 2022 needs to improve on the realism and accuracies before it can achieve pole position.

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7.5 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

F1 Manager 2022 is a fun title with surprisingly high production values. The managerial management is deep at the right point, without ever becoming overwhelming or unnecessarily complex and some goodies such as the samples of the radio teams will surely make the happiness of all fans.

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Unscored
Aug 26, 2022

As it stands, “F1 Manager 22” can be an incredibly fun and absorbing game — just keep in mind that you’ll have to put in some real work to get the most out of it.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2022

My major disappointment comes from the lack of F1 Sprint at launch. It might not be the most tactically engaging aspect of F1, but it is a major component of 3 weekends (6 from 2023). I think it could provide a really interesting challenge with players only having 1 session to work on their setup before parc ferme locks the majority of changes, something that real team principals are forced to contend with. A shame, but as a foundation F1 Manager 2022 is an incredible triumph that has me excited for the future of motorsport management.

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7 / 10
Sep 8, 2022

F1 Manager 2022 is a commendable entry into the management sim arena. It provides a solid footing from which to build future entries with plenty of scope for future features. Frontier Developments can be proud of what they've achieved and will hopefully build on this year's version's solid start.

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82%
Sep 6, 2022

F1 Manager 2022 succeeds in being an engaging experience, immersing you in the various intricacies and minutiae of running a constructor, while determining the ideal race strategy – you can't help but feel fully invested.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2022

F1 Manager 22 does a decent job learning from other management simulations but only rarely feels like a step forward for the genre.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2022

F1 Manager 2022 is a deep managerial game for F1 lovers, with a lot of details to learn and explore in order to become the best and fastest team.

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