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F1 2015 delivers on its promise of a hard-core simulation F1 experience by including both the F1 2014 and 2015 seasons, along with a great selection of tracks, impressive graphics and the ability to race for whichever F1 team you wish.
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.
Impressive at times, but well beaten by the competition
F1 2015 feels like a step backwards for the series, which is disappointing given the new EGO engine, and the current generation of hardware. The core experience, however, remains one of the most realistic racing simulators available.
Codemasters' latest F1 title may be construed as feeling a little rushed - perhaps pushed out from under the rug as the team focus production on DiRT Rally, but there's still a lot of fun to be had in this title, even if it's not a whole world of difference from the previous outings and the brief frame-rate issues.
The biggest problem, though, which ultimately makes F1 2015 "not recommended" is that the racing gets rather tedious.
So yeah, new platform equals franchise reboot that also includes new advances in the core of the game, which is what really matters. F1 2015 comes off as a peek of what is to come in the seasons ahead.
There is nothing majorly wrong with F1 2015 but there is nothing that is really going for it either. It is simply 'another F1 racing game,' except this time following the 2015 season. Graphics are good and the cars feel fast, yet it feels very basic in its gameplay.
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.
F1 2015's accurate portrayal of on the track racing action and visual splendor is largely overshadowed by a dearth of modes, a host of graphical glitches and nearly nonexistent multiplayer.