Percentile Rank

F1 2018 is ranked in the 90th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 71 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

83

Top Critic Average

88%

Critics Recommend

Based on 71 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Aug 17, 2018

There's no big feature to point towards, but small improvements make F1 2018 stand out as a superlative racer.

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Checkpoint Gaming
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Aug 23, 2018

Similar to any Formula 1 car, the game is deep and fun to play despite occasional mechanical issues.

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Polygon
Unscored
Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Aug 18, 2018

Codemasters still delivers enough immersion and participation in this fantasy to keep it from feeling repetitive, even if on paper, it sounds like it should be.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 17, 2018

F1 2018 is a triumphant addition to the Codemasters F1 franchise

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Scored Reviews

Saving Content
Aug 24, 2018

While F1 2018 will feel like an incremental upgrade to F1 2017 for some, it is the nuances that make it a standout. It feels like a more complete broadcast package than ever before. Whether that’s something you’ve cared about before or not, it’s immersive as hell. The career mode is more robust, delivering a more authentic experience. With opportunities to race classic F1 machines around new tracks, it’s all fantastic to experience. Simply put, F1 2018 has it all.

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PSX Brasil
97 / 100
97 / 100
Aug 25, 2018

F1 2018 has everything to be considered the best Formula 1 game ever made. There are few new things, but Codemasters focused on further improving what was already good and did a great job. Career mode is more complete and immersive, online multiplayer mode promises great and balanced races, new classic cars have been added and the game has improved the pilot's sensibility as well, and faithfully represents the current season of Formula 1, In the end, F1 2018 is very well finished, fun and mostly challenging for any level of player.

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AR12Gaming
10 / 10
AR12Gaming
ItsJack

Top Critic

10 / 10
Aug 24, 2018

F1 2018 builds upon the huge steps forward which have been taken in recent years.

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Forbes
9.1 / 10.0
9.1 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2018

F1 2018 isn't without flaw or area of opportunity, but the engine that powers its positives revs much louder than the noise made by its few skid marks. This is truly one of the best racing games you'll ever play.

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PushStartPlay
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018

F1 2018, is without a shadow of a doubt one of the best racing games of this generation, and as far as PlayStation 4 is concerned, it might just be the best racing game on the platform.

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Xbox Achievements
90%
90%
Aug 18, 2018

Quite how Codemasters has managed to top last year's incredible effort is quite beyond me, but F1 2018 manages to eclipse F1 2017, delivering an even more definitive and just as essential Formula One game that fans will 'lap' up. Get it bought.

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Sports Gamers Online
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2018

F1 2018 is a game that once again shows why it's one of the best racing titles on the market. From a fun and deep career mode to an excellent on-track experience, it's everything that a racing fan would want in a video game.

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GameSpace
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Overall, F1 2018 is the first racing sim I have played in a long time because I could never get the handle of racing against other cars without smashing into them.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 27, 2018

F1 2018 nails a new lap record with its most complete package to date.

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SA Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 28, 2018

F1 2018 is an incredibly well-made racing simulator that doesn't change up too much from its predecessor, but rather builds and improves on what is already there.

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FingerGuns
9 / 10
9 / 10
Aug 25, 2018

F1 2018 then is another damn near spot on recreation of the worlds biggest motoring sport. It looks absolutely divine, is loaded with fan service and presented like a gift-wrapped set of car keys to a world that’s going to test your metal if you give yourself up to the absurdly detailed depth this game offers seasoned players. If you master F1 2018 and every single corner of its intricacies there’s every chance you could probably run your own F1 team in real life.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

This is easily the best the series has ever been, in both gameplay and presentation. Fans will love the realism, newcomers will enjoy the benefits of the assists and the ever-present rewind function (it's wonderful for correcting your mistakes and learning from them), but everyone can simply enjoy a good race.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2018

F1 2018 doesn't skimp on technically deep and rigorous racing, but its approach to appease both hardcore F1 fans and curious racing fans alike make it a title that has a much broader appeal than just the sport itself. It's a gorgeous package with smartly designed content to keep you entertaining on and off the track, and just a darn fine racing experience around every corner.

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PS4Blog.net
9 / 10
PS4Blog.net
the_nmac
9 / 10
Aug 17, 2018

F1 2018 is one of the best and most detailed racing games I have ever played. The driving mechanics feel great, giving the game a very authentic feel, but the best thing about the game is its revamped Career Mode where you can shape your driver's personality and traits as well as their performance on the race track. This is not one you want to miss out on. Codemasters' has done it again!

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Generación Xbox
9 / 10.0
Generación Xbox
Silvia Granja

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018

A complete, positive and visually very good experience. One of the best F1 games.

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TrueAchievements
Sep 6, 2018

This year's entry may not have quite the same wow factor as 2017's game, but it doesn't need to. It quietly and in an understated way surpasses its predecessor quite brilliantly.

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Life is Xbox
89 / 100
89 / 100
Aug 30, 2018

F1 2018 is simply the best released racing game so far in 2018, the physics are on spot, the gameplay is fast and fun and the licensing is awesome for Formule fans. Codemasters made a fantastic racing experience that other developers can use as a benchmark.

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Mighty Games Mag
89 / 100
89 / 100
Aug 16, 2018

Codemasters improves the F1 series each year. This time the interviews are back, and they don't only improve the immersion, they have an impact of your career. With the official F1 license of 2018 you get the best F1 game since Geoff Crammonds F1 Grand Prix 4.

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GaminGuardian
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018

F1 2018 makes us feel inside a F1 car with a turn towards realism, improved physics and AI, spectacular staging and great sound effects.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

Saying that you can have just as much fun in the shop as behind the wheel seems weird, but in the case of F1 2018's career mode, it's true.

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Xbox Sector
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2018

It’s like anything in life, the more effort you put in, the better the reward is, those who put in the time and effort to master F1 2018 are the ones who will have the best experience with it. You’re rewarded for becoming more efficient and quick on your toes. If you’re looking for an engaging, immersive and highly enjoyable racing game, then F1 2018 is going to be right up your street. I would highly recommend this to both newcomers and hardcore fans of racing games.

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Hobby Consolas
87 / 100
87 / 100
Aug 17, 2018

F1 2018 offers the improved elements that make it the best game that last year. The additions perfect a remarkable proposal that enjoys the balance to please the most purists of the sport and who want only to enjoy the F1 races without difficulties.

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Atomix
87 / 100
87 / 100
Aug 17, 2018

Another great entry for the F1 games made by Codemasters.

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IGN Middle East
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Aug 25, 2018

F1 2018 has provided many improvements that have added more fun to its F1 series. Although this version is similar to the previous year's user interface, game celebrations, etc., the addition of new media and RPG mechanisms in Career Mode gave the game more Of dynamism along with improved artificial intelligence and new multiplayer rules.

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Elite Gamer
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Aug 26, 2018

Interviews, R&D, testing, rule changes and a holistic approach to F1 driverdom make F1 2018 the best we have seen in years

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IGN Italy
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

A complete and satisfying Formula 1 game, a must have for the discipline's fans.

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Spaziogames
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

F1 2018 continues on the good road set by the predecessors. The gameplay is the typical one, friendly with newcomers and complex for hardcore players. There are some problems with AI, but not enough to stop a F1 fan to buy the game.

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IGN Spain
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

A complete and satisfying Formula 1 game, polish and updated.

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GamePro
85 / 100
GamePro

Top Critic

85 / 100
Aug 22, 2018

F1 2018 has taken up and developed the strengths of its predecessor. Feels like an update, it's fantastic.

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PlayStation Universe
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2018

It is remarkable how far Codemasters have come with the F1 series and F1 2018 has proven that a move towards simulation can be done without alienating casual players. Finally a spectacular Formula 1 experience for simulation fans.

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Gamefa
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2018

F1 2018 is the best entries in the F1 Series and one of the best racing games that we have seen in this generation, but it is still not a game for every racing fans, specially not for arcade racing fans, because F1 2018 is a very professional and challenging simulator that takes hard on you and you must be very patient to become a professional in this amazing game. F1 2018 is a high quality game graphical and technical, and it has very accurate and challenging gameplay that would be amazing for fans of F1 and racing simulators. In the end, I must say that F1 2018 is a worthy game and Codemasters did a great job on it.

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Game Debate
8.5 / 10.0
Game Debate
Vicken B

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2018

It is without a doubt the best F1 game yet. Whether or not to purchase it if you own previous versions will be up to you. For gamers new to the world of F1 racing it's a no-brainer to go with the latest and greatest version, although there's probably enough changes under the hood here to justify an upgrade from F1 2017 for returning fans.

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COGconnected
85 / 100
85 / 100
Sep 4, 2018

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BaziCenter
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2018

For fans of racing genre, F1 2018 is a must have, and even though some minor issues like AI may sometimes affect the overall gameplay experience, F1 2018 remains a solid racing simulator

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2018

The improvements to F1 2018 since the already-impressive F1 2017 are largely incremental and often very subtle – and there are still a few areas where it's openly coasting on previous efforts – but F1 2018 features the finest handling and force feedback for a dedicated F1 game to date, some welcome visual improvements, and a career mode that does a better job than ever at capturing the nuances of the world's most-popular motorsport.

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ZTGD
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2018

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2018

F1 2018 is by far the best F1 racing sim that has ever been made. It has the graphics, career mode, and blissful racing to make anyone go ga-ga. It is also no better than the F1 2017 from last year in virtually every way.

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Digiato
85 / 100
85 / 100
Oct 13, 2018

In less than a year, F1 2018 has managed to solve some of its previous problems and even aims for noticeable improvements. If you're a fan or not, let me just say this installment is the best one to play.

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TeamNerd
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2018

In general we can be satisfied with the title from the Codemasters home: F1 2018 has proved up to expectations. We do not have a big leap in quality or super revolutions, and yet again this year we have a good title that can be played at more simulative levels or more arcade. This year we are seeing an improvement in gameplay thanks to the introduction of a structured career mode and a good car management system, particularly regarding the choice of tires. Graphically we have nothing to complain about the cars are cured and the scenery accompanies very well. In short, a great title suitable for all users who want to whiz on the track!

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CGMagazine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2018

F1 2018 delivers a fantastic driving experience, and updates the game in many needed ways. I just wish the career mode felt more meaningful.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 17, 2018

F1 2018 provides a truly authentic racing sim experience that should satisfy enthusiasts, but might scare away casual race fans.

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Push Square
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 17, 2018

With challenging racing and a diverse car management system, F1 2018 is filled with endless opportunity. Although undeniably similar to last season's effort, small changes have improved the overall experience enough to merit a revisit. And, ultimately, F1 2018 takes the chequered flag as the best F1 instalment to date.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 17, 2018

F1 2018 is well tuned, chock full of content and options, and equally satisfying for newcomers and veterans alike.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
TheSixthAxis

Top Critic

8 / 10
Aug 17, 2018

F1 2018 takes the existing blueprint and adds many small elements to create one reasonably sized step forward. There are enough differences here to warrant a purchase over last year's edition. F1 2018 is easily the best Formula 1 game yet, but next time, small changes may not be enough.

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NEOsite
8 / 10.0
NEOsite
redakcja

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2018

F1 2018 is a better version of last year edition. A lot of changes make sense for casual fans. Fortunately, hardcore players aren't abandoned.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 22, 2018

Choosing to focus on improving the already excellent career mode for F1 2018, rather than adding something entirely new and shallow, was a great decision on Codemasters' part. The new iteration offers Formula One fans a near perfect simulation of the sport, complete down to the last technical detail, but the assist settings and satisfying racing make it a viable racing option for even those with cursory F1 knowledge.

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Daily Mirror
Aug 17, 2018

If you're a fan of Formula 1 or even if you've given it a cursory glance when it's on at the pub then there's a lot to enjoy here.

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Guardian
Aug 21, 2018

This year's official Formula One game is the closest yet to the real racing driver experience. You'll even need to brush up on your TV interview technique

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Jump Dash Roll
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 21, 2018

A brilliant evolution of an established franchise, F1 2018 has more content than ever to keep both casual racers and motorsport hobbyists occupied well into the offseason.

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GameCrate
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 24, 2018

It's not often that a game opens you up to a whole new sport, but if you give F1 2018 some time, it will do that. Fans of sim racing should give this one a look, even if they're more into street cars and exotics. Why wait to unlock the most amazing cars in the world when you can start behind the wheel?

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Digital Trends
Aug 24, 2018

Racing around a track in F1 2018 is fundamentally enthralling, even if you don't closely follow the sport.

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Gameblog
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 29, 2018

Polished on many aspects that were defects, this F1 2018 is an excellent vintage to justify its purchase even for those who own the previous version. The new regulations are also numerous and it is essential to follow the movement to stick to reality. With its driving combining both sensations and racing strategy, F1 2018 brings an unusual depth in car games. Fans of formula one, go for it. For others, you will learn a lot about discipline if you decide to give it a try.

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Aug 17, 2018

F1 2018 brings the complete Formula One experience to your cockpit.

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Hu3br
Sep 11, 2018

F1 2018 makes huge strides in terms of offering more realism, but it does leave a bit to be desired if you’re looking for a more relaxing, and less punishing, experience.

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Digital Chumps
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2018

F1 2018 builds upon the past successes of the series and nudges it forward just enough. However, Codemasters will have to bring something dramatic soon as while the saying goes "if it ain't broke don't fix it" rings true, when it comes to games, you need to reinvent just enough.

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pressakey.com
Sep 10, 2018

In this year the racing simulation convinces completely and is recommended without reservation. Keep Racing!

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GameMAG
8 / 10
GameMAG
KuP9l

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 18, 2018

F1 2018 is an excellent game for fans of the series. A convenient difficulty settings will be especially useful for new players, but they are unlikely to stay for long, given the specific content and its relatively small variety.

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Windows Central
Sep 12, 2018

F1 2018, just as with last year's game, is a game worthy of your attention and something fans of the franchise will love. It's stunning to look at, excellent fun to drive in, and the single-player mode has more than enough depth to keep keener players entertained.

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Pennyworth Reviews
Sep 9, 2018

F1 2018 is a continuation of the great formula seen last year, and ultimately delivers an excellent F1 and racing experience for fans.

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Screen Rant
Aug 20, 2018

F1 2018 may be a little inaccessible for casual players, but for Formula One fans it's a deep technical marvel and a racing fan's dream game.

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GameGrin
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2018

The latest and greatest F1 game for Codemasters roster, with just enough new about it to make it an update from last years. It'll be a hard push to see what they do for 2019, that's for sure, but Codemasters have had a long run with the F1 license, and it doesn't look like they're keen to stop anytime soon.

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GamesFinest
8 / 10
8 / 10
Aug 31, 2018

Due to some interesting features, such as the improved career mode, the vehicle upgrades and the basic idea behind the interviews, F1 2018 is worth a trip to the race track for fans of both the series and motorsport. New players without any previous reference to the series should perhaps take advantage of one of the cheaper predecessors, as there are no real innovations. For future parts, Codemasters should dare a little more and also tackle major changes, such as implementing a new engine, deeper interviews and introducing wider consequences for the decisions made in negotiations and other aspects.

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PC Gamer
75 / 100
75 / 100
Aug 17, 2018

Following a series high last year, F1 2018's welcome additions don't add up to a meaningfully fresh experience.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2018

While F1 2018 is undoubtedly a great game, only racing game fans who haven't already played its predecessor are going to feel wholly satisfied with it. Meanwhile, avid players of F1 2017 would be wise to wait until the inevitable F1 2019 – unless they really must engage in some multiple choice PR interviews between races right now.

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Digitally Downloaded
Aug 29, 2018

The racing market is a crowded one, but F1 is pure racing, and the sport doesn't get much more exciting, or strategic, than this one

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Impulsegamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Sep 2, 2018

Great first impression with a lot of potential, a bit of TLC required.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 5, 2018

F1 2018, unsurprisingly, is better than last year's outing. There are no drastic overhauls to speak of, but thanks to another array of tweaks and minor additions, it's the best F1 title to date. Its biggest strength is in the single-player domain. The career mode features a lot of unique elements, like the R&D skill-tree, which can't be found elsewhere, and it successfully approximates what it's like being a championship-pursuing Formula 1 driver. However, in terms of its fundamentals, despite the improvements to AI behaviour, the force feedback, and advanced elements such as tyre-degradation, this remains too much of a work-in-progress. F1 2018 will likely test the patience of the sim-racing side of its audience, who have increasingly high standards. Ultimately, whilst being drip-fed improvements in incremental fashion, it seems unlikely that Codemaster's F1 franchise will make any grand leaps towards meeting the lofty standards set by dedicated racing simulators.

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