F1 2016 Reviews
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 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.
F1 2016 nails the content and visuals, but fails to ease the player into most of its complicated mechanisms. To a Formula 1 fan, it's a masterpiece, but to anyone else, it's a bit overwhelming and doesn't stand out among other racing games.
Even with some obvious issues, F1 2016 keeps you racing right up until the checkered flag.
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.
It’s not everyone’s speed, but devotees will feel like it’s a welcome return to form.
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!
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"Undoubtedly the best title in the series, F1 2016 is as visually gorgeous as it has ever been, with attentive detail put into every aspect of the sport".
F1 2016 is the most comprehensive F1 experience yet.
F1 2016, in many ways is just like the sport itself. It’s interesting before the race begins, as viewers can spectate the inner workings of the sport, but once the race gets going, and racers continue to pass laps one by one, it all turns into a one, soul destroyingly dull blur, which soon makes one want to switch the channel, as nothing is happening, and you’re simply watching the same Rolex banners over, and over again.
Although the game can sometimes get a bit technical and the race weekends can be quite long (about an hour or so for a short weekend), we think F1 2016 is great fun. With so much content to jump straight into there is no way you could be disappointed with this game. The game gives you a very real Formula one experience, almost akin to the real thing.
Codemasters spent the time listening to feedback, and while this may be the only F1 game in town, F1 2016 is feature-rich and mechanically sound, like a turbocharged Formula One car.
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.
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After years of dissapointing releases, Codemasters brings what might be the best F1 game ever created so far.
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A marked improvement on last years entry, with plenty of new features to keep all levels of players interested. The new features add much needed playability to the sessions in the career and the manual starts/pit entry and formation laps add the extra sprinkling of realism needed to help it feel more immersive.
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.
Unlike real Formula One, Codemasters listened to the fans - and as a result have produced one of the finest F1 games in their history.
Admittedly it isn’t entirely perfect, I personally would have loved much more in depth career functions, such as not just being the driver, but actually being able to manage the team, and swap your team mates with other drivers from other teams. But, overall though, it’s an all-rounded fun game which any motorsport or F1 fanatic will enjoy.
Overall, F1 2016 is a definite improvement over last year’s entry. It was Codemasters’ first F1 game on current-gen consoles and it was lacking some key features but F1 2016 makes a triumphant return to form with impressive visuals and boasting a fully-fledged campaign mode that is as multi-faceted as it is captivating. You get a lot of content with F1 2016 and any racing enthusiast should strongly consider picking this one up.
The depth available in F1 2016 is staggering, and the difficulty can ramp up to ludicrous levels. I’m impressed with the excellent work that Codemasters put into the latest addition of the F1 series, and I’d be just as impressed to watch someone play this game on Legend difficulty and win.