F1 2016 Reviews
On reflection, F1 2016 is a game that has enhanced itself significantly with this instalment. It accentuates the smaller details of the sport, but also makes a series of more wholesale changes, which makes the game seem more purposeful. The availability of proper lap analysis and telemetry data brings a proper purpose to practice sessions. It finally turns a too often pointless mode into the proactive, useable tool that it should be for improving driver performance. While it's not the perfect outing, it's a more serious and functional affair that will appeal to the purists two-fold. Codemasters has certainly learnt from DiRT Rally, which didn't deter less serious racing fans, but introduced the details to players in the right way. Although it is not quite perfect overall, it's an encouraging step in the right direction and still easily the most authentic F1 racing game ever made.
F1 2016 is certainly one of the better representations of the sport in some time. The handling of the vehicles is just right, and once you understand the little nuances, the races are thrilling from start to finish. The career mode is more than enough to sustain any player, but the other included modes give the game real value. It still needs work in the presentation area, but for simulation junkies who want to race around in cars they'll never be able to afford, F1 2016 is the best thing going.
F1 2016 is not perfect. Those who believe that are either too happy from the fact that this is a breath of fresh air after F1 2015, or because they've watched too many videos involving pit stop girls. Anyhow, the few improvements are very good, and the few existing flaws (especially the subpar AI), will not be enough to stop most virtual drivers' imaginary champagne showers… pit stop girls included.
It's a podium finish at last for Codemasters' racing series.
It’s not everyone’s speed, but devotees will feel like it’s a welcome return to form.
The sense of being constantly on the edge is what makes every lap of every race exhilarating and great to play
F1 2016 certainly lives up as a must buy for fans of Formula One, but even fans of the racing genre as a whole, I would definitely recommend this game, despite just a few niggles with the AI.
The end of summer is here and it is time for the annual titles to rain on us from the gaming Gods. No different than many other popular yearly franchises, the official FIA Formula One World Championship flagship title, F1 2016 is now available and back with even more Formula One goodness. Chalk full of exciting tracks, a robust career mode, and the new Formation Lap / manual starts feature, F1 2016 promises to be the most complete F1 experience ever. Spoiler Alert ... F1 2016 delivers on that promise.
F1 2016 is a real upgrade on its predecessors, and hints at a promising future.
AI wobbles remain, but this is an excellent racing game, and an authentic Formula One experience.
F1 2016 is a return to form that delivers what fans have wanted while finally feeling at home on this generation of consoles. If you’ve been holding out for a year or two, this is a great time to jump back on the incredibly fast wagon. Even if they did promise realism but still show Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton smiling on the podium at the same time.
F1 2016 rewards reflexes and tactful driving to create the most authentic F1 game to date.
F1 2016 feels more polished and refined than any entry in the series.
Codemasters have nailed 2016 with an engaging career mode, slick gameplay and a solid overall package. If you’re looking to jump back in for some F1 fun, this year doesn’t disappoint.
F1 2016 is a very good racing game that after a minor stumble in the form of last year's entry returns to its previous form. There's a full-fledged career, improved collisions and a good driving model. In short, racing fans should enjoy the newest installment of F1.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Make no mistake, F1 2016 is pretty, but in some areas and not others.
F1 2016 is the ultimate revanche on F1 2015's lack of a Career-mode. F1 2016's Career Mode is meaty and perfectly executed. Alongside the lovely racing experience and multiple other modes, F1 2016 is an excellent game that is a must buy for F1-fans.
Review in Dutch | Read full review
F1 2016 is a very enjoyable game. The visuals are great and the game has a variety of different modes. But the tutorial is pretty bad and overall the game needs more polish.
Die Jungs von Codemasters haben meine Wünsche weitestgehend erfüllt. Endlich gibt es einen Karriere-Modus, der mich sogar ganze zehn Saisons an den Bildschirm fesseln kann. Die Einführung der Herausforderungen in den freien Trainings wirkt erfrischend, wenngleich diese mit laufender Spielzeit repetitiv werden. Weiterhin ist der Spagat zwischen Arcade-Racing und Simulation wieder außerordentlich gut gelungen. Online gibt es dank Lobby-System viele Gegner, die bezwungen werden möchten. Dank dieser versöhnlichen Rückkehr kann man über den verkorksten Vorgänger hinwegsehen und jedem Formel-1-Fan nur raten, in diesem Jahr wieder zuzuschlagen. Für das nächste Jahr wünsche ich mir dann allerdings einen Split-Screen-Modus, die Online-Coop-Saison und den Classic-Modus zurück. Bis dahin werde ich mit meinem Zögling weiter an der Million arbeiten. Keep racing!
Review in German | Read full review
Although F1 2016 won’t be for everyone, it is a testament to Codemasters’ love of the genre and their commitment to their fans. Taking lessons learned from previous games and applying their expertise, Codemasters has created an almost perfect simulation of the greatest racing competition on earth.