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Such cuts mean that F1 2015's ultimately too slight, and too much of a compromise, to unreservedly recommend. It feels less like a reboot and more like a foundation for what's to come, when some of the features that have been excised will be slowly rolled back in. Still, if your passion for the sport hasn't been dimmed in recent months, you may well find that what's at the heart of F1 2015 can quite often outshine the real thing.
We're not exactly seeing what the wait was for when it comes to F1 2015. The game is clearly rushed, riddled with bugs and lacking in some relatively basic features. You might spend enough time on track to watch that achievement for spending 10 hours in your car just reset itself and never pop (again, due to a bug) and have a fair amount of fun while you do so, but there's a more likely chance that you'll run into so many issues that you just don't bother turning up for the next race.
As centuries of racing have taught us, no one remembers the guy who finishes toward the back of the pack. That will be F1 2015's legacy: a forgotten one.
Codemasters' F1 2015 racer falls far behind the pack this year due to a lack of expected features.
The basics of F1 2015 are unquestionably solid, but the basics are pretty much all it has to offer.
The biggest problem, though, which ultimately makes F1 2015 "not recommended" is that the racing gets rather tedious.
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.
For die hard motorsport fans, F1 2015 is certainly the champion. For everyone else, it's one race you'll struggle to finish
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.