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.
A good looking simulation of the F1 sport. A tad shallow in the modes department, but fans of the sport will find enjoyment here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's a title that's fun to drive, but offers little to support it
It's a crying shame that's a fantastic racing experience lurking beneath this shell of a game. There's an undiluted thrill to racing at 200mph; it's intense, nerve-shredding work, demanding damn near perfection from avid racers. Codemasters normally has an excellent track record when it comes to feature sets, which makes it even frustrating when it feels like we aren't getting the whole package. Having waited patiently for that generational leap, my advice to you would be wait for the no-doubt feature-packed version next year. That is unless you're a die-hard fan keen for those roster updates, at which point you've likely sold yourself on F1 2015 regardless.
What could've been a turning point for the F1 series instead feels like the same old grind. While F1 2015 has its moments, it just doesn't adapt enough to welcome new players with open arms, instead reaching out more to those who know what F1 racing is all about. Furthermore, the removal of crucial modes and meaningful multiplayer is sure to upset a few racing fans out there, especially when this game should've easily shifted into a higher gear. Maybe next year, we'll get the F1 game we truly deserve. For now, though, it's worth a rental at best.