While the racing action has never looked or played better, F1 2015 unfortunately disappoints in its lack of modes.
Short on modes, but big on racing, F1 2015 gives fans their most immersive F1 game to date. It could be stronger visually and the AI needs some work, but the first F1 to hit the next-gen consoles delivers both a thrilling drive and a strong core for future F1 games.
There are people who care about Formula 1 more than you and I care about anything. F1 2015 rewards their passion with an impressive simulation of not only the actual races, but a slice of the elegant culture surrounding the sport. Unfortunately F1 2015 doesn't have room for much of anything else, finding itself lapped by modern peers in expected features and ease of approach.
A solid first effort at Formula One on current consoles, F1 2015 is nevertheless hamstrung by a dearth of modes. The strength of the on-track action does bode well for subsequent F1 games, however, although F1 2015 feels like something of a stop-gap. That said, die-hard F1 fans will still love F1 2015 regardless.
For die hard motorsport fans, F1 2015 is certainly the champion. For everyone else, it's one race you'll struggle to finish
Codemasters has lost a lot of goodwill for their F1 series in the past few years. In a perfect world, everything here (minus the updated racing info, of course) would have debuted last year as F1 2014.
If you just want to speed around tracks for a season, then fans will find entertainment here, but really, when it comes down to it, it's probably best to wait for next year's release where, hopefully, missing content is back to bring this great racing engine up to par with the quality of game modes that were once a feature of this franchise.
I am happy to announce that Codemasters are not leaving the novice players behind in order to chase the most realistic F1 game to date.
Although not revolutionary, it's a fun and challenging game that will have you both frustrated and excited at the same time with its detail and immersion. F1 2015 is a game for all racing fans who appreciate realistic challenges.
So, F1 2015 is not a big, fun, flashy arcade racer. It could never be. Not while its main purpose is to be a serious and realistic representation of Formula 1. Unfortunately, it also suffers from the same problem that has plagued all sports sims when they first appear on the eighth generation consoles. There is a distinct lack of content.