Percentile Rank

F1 2019 is ranked in the 94th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 54 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 54 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Operation Sports
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 24, 2019

When what you deliver works on multiple levels, you do not go looking to reinvent the wheel, but rather improve on what is there and branch off into different areas, which is exactly what Codemasters has done. F1 2019 will instantly be one of the top racers in your rotation of racing games, and the depth and options the game provides make F1 an absolute must-buy for all fans of the genre.

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Eurogamer
Recommended
Recommended
Jun 25, 2019

The introduction of F2 and a suite of small improvements elsewhere make for a thrillingly authentic take on motorsport's top-flight.

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Polygon
Unscored
Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Jun 25, 2019

All sports video games are educational in some way; even MLB The Show will teach me new things about hitting every year. But the video game that both educates me and develops me as a fan of the sport is really doing its job, regardless of the visuals and gameplay fidelity (which are still take-it-for-granted impeccable in F1 2019).

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pressakey.com
Liked-a-lot
Liked-a-lot
Jul 7, 2019

F1 2019 could be the next esport hit on consoles and PC. Now the community has the opportunity showing how they use the functions.

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Expansive
Liked
Liked
Jul 9, 2019

F1 2019 is great and an absolutely essential tour de force for Formula fans. The cars react as they should, the courses look as you’d expect. It’s everything you’d hope for and more. This is the best Formula 1 game to date and with F2, it builds some exciting foundations for the future.

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Scored Reviews

Saving Content
Jun 25, 2019

F1 2019 has so many improvements, changes, and a overall fantastic feel. It doesn’t make you feel like anything was left out, and the extra DLC is just that – this is value-packed offering. Codemasters have blurred the lines between broadcast and gameplay, and it offers immersion on a whole new level. The interspersed drama heightens the stakes in all the right ways. F1 2019 is the spectacle it should be, just like its real-life counterpart. This is the best it’s ever been.

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Sports Gamers Online
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

F1 2019 is a rare occasion where a game can look and feel the same, but do enough to put it over the top.

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Rapid Reviews UK
Jun 27, 2019

I love F1. It’s been a passion of mine since the, and the same can be said for the games that release. From Bizzare Creations to EA and then to Codemasters the games have been a mixed bag but over the last few years, the career mode, gameplay and presentation have been second to none. Can F1® 2019 improve yet again? The answer is yes, without a doubt.

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AbsoluteXbox
4.8 / 5.0
4.8 / 5.0
Jul 5, 2019

it does have more to offer, but because Codemasters have been getting the simulation style of racing right for a couple of years now, there isn’t a vast amount they needed to improve on, other than cosmetically, but what has been improved is just about noticable.

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PSX Brasil
95 / 100
95 / 100
Jun 30, 2019

F1 2019 continues to be a great racing game for the Formula 1 fan, but as the years go by, each new version of the game only looks more "updated", without any major change. Codemasters did a great job in F1 2019 but it's worrying how everything looks so equal to the 2018 version, except for some punctual additions that differ the game from previous versions.

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Impulsegamer
4.7 / 5.0
4.7 / 5.0
Jun 27, 2019

An near perfect recreation of a world tier sport.

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Mighty Games Mag
92 / 100
92 / 100
Jul 14, 2019

Codemasters manages to improve its already good F1 2018. With Formula 2, a completely new game element is added and also the improved career mode is just fun. The graphics are as usual contemporary and the multiplayer offers weeks of challenges until all tracks and vehicles are mastered.

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PC Gamer
91 / 100
PC Gamer

Top Critic

91 / 100
Jun 21, 2019

F1 2019 retains immaculate handling and visuals while adding cinematic spectacle and junior series racing.

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GameSpew
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2019

For F1 fans, the improvements and new content found in F1 2019 make it an absolute must-buy. It’ll feel familiar in many ways, but everything is just so polished and refined that it won’t bother you all that much.

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Critical Hit
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2019

F1 2019 is another exceptional racing game that caters to all spectrums of fans, giving you many modes, exhibition events and an exciting career mode to get familiar with its gorgeous tracks. It's simply one of the best simulation racers out there, again.

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Gameblog
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 24, 2019

Excellence in Formula One. That's what comes to mind when it comes to summarize the qualities of F1 2019. Extremely complete, very well thought out at all levels, this 2019 edition has everything to seduce. Whether you are a motor sports enthusiast or a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed. Gentlemen, start your engines!

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The Games Machine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2019

F1 2019 is exactly what it's supposed to be: the best of his kind, at least until next year.

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GamingBolt
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2019

F1 2019 is easily the closest thing yet to the real F1 racing experience, making it the most satisfying and complete Formula 1 game in years.

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Game Revolution
Jun 24, 2019

Simply put, F1 2019 is fantastic. There’s enough here to take you well into next season (and beyond), while the Career Mode has finally shaken off the cobwebs to emerge as a genuinely thrilling highlight that players will pump hours and days into.

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SA Gamer
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2019

F1 2019 brought enough upgrades to make this sufficient enough for the annual update. Leagues, the F2 series, the ability to finally save replay highlights and tweaking the racing to perfection makes this another must-own for fans.

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Handsome Phantom
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

F1 2019 is a must have for fans of racing and sports games alike. Easily the most complete package in the F1 catalogue to date, you’ll be uncovering new things to do all the time. This is the kind of game that you can get lost in and forget about all the other great games being released.

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GameSpot
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jun 28, 2019

F1 2019's fast and strategic racing elevates it to the top step of the podium.

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Jump Dash Roll
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 4, 2019

F1 2019 raises the bar once again for F1 games. Whilst more hardcore racers will still prefer something like iRacing or Assetto Corsa, casual players and F1 fanatics will wholeheartedly enjoy their time here, regardless of their skill level.

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Wccftech
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2019

F1 2019 is yet another excellent racer developed by Codemasters. With a wealth of positives, such as the improved feel of the racing, as well as how great the game looks and a number of new gameplay features, the game was bound to shine. The minor negatives, such as new modes like the Senna/Prost challenges feeling shallow, are minor blips in what is an otherwise outstanding game.

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Screen Rant
Jun 28, 2019

F1 2019 is an incredible motor racing simulation, with the most exciting driving the F1 series has seen yet and an impressive attention to detail.

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The Digital Fix
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2019

F1 2019 makes itself available to a bigger audience than ever before with its considerate difficulty curve and fan pleasing content additions.

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Gamefa
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

The latest F1 game, is the best one yet in the series. This game has a lot to offer; from the story driven F2 challanges, to a massive career mode and an engaging multiplayer experience, everything is in the right place in this game. There's content for any type of racing fan and you'll find yourself somewhat satisfied throughout be the whole journey.

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God is a Geek
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2019

With the inclusion of F2 and an even more comprehensive career mode, F1 2019 is the biggest game in the series to date and quite possibly the best.

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Gaming Nexus
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2019

F1 2019 encompasses the breadth of experiences, car choices, track choices that provide a far deeper experience for the player than would be available in a generic sim. That depth truly demonstrates the complexity of not only the hardware, but the ever-changing conditions during a race.

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SomosXbox
8.9 / 10.0
SomosXbox

Top Critic

8.9 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2019

Codemasters has retouched just enough to improve a saga that is already very good. Small adjustments and inclusions that will delight the most veteran and will make the disbursement of this year deserved.

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COGconnected
89 / 100
89 / 100
Jun 26, 2019

Codemasters continuously strives to make their F1 franchise even bigger and better than ever and with this year’s installation, it feels like a huge success. For all of the fans of the F1 series, both the video game version and that which you see on the TV, this is your game. For all the hardcore racing gamers who love to geek out over the various different cars, the realistic tracks, and put the pedal to the metal, this is your nirvana.

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Game Informer
8.8 / 10.0
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2019

Whether guiding your car, career, or league, F1 2019 has plenty of options to keep you covered and entertained

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Hobby Consolas
87 / 100
87 / 100
Jun 21, 2019

Ten years after getting the license, Codemasters keeps showing its commitment with Formula 1. Thanks to the small improvements here and there, F1 2019 is one of the most complete Formula 1 games ever made.

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IGN Spain
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

A great racing game that doesn't improves a lot over previous iterations of the franchise but does small advancement that will satisfy almost every F1 fan out there.

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GamePro
87 / 100
GamePro

Top Critic

87 / 100
Jun 21, 2019

More extensive, fancier and better. Meaningful innovations and a real story mode secure F1 2019 the place at the top of the podium.

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IGN
8.5 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2019

F1 2019 is a very, very good game – the best F1 game to date – but it definitely doesn't always seem like a new game.

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SomHráč.sk
85%
85%
Jul 4, 2019

F1 2019 had a shorter development cycle than the previous entries in the series, but despite that, Codemasters has managed to improve the franchise in every single way. If you're a fan of motorsports and you don't have any F1 games in your library, this is the best time to fix that. Formula 1 games have never been better.

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IGN Italy
8.2 / 10.0
8.2 / 10.0
Jun 21, 2019

F1 2019 adds the FIA Formula 2 race cars and some minor improvements to the celebrated formula of its official racer, plus the epic rivalry between Senna and Prost in the Legends Edition of the game. An episode which is more about new contents than structural changes. And that is okay.

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GameSpace
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2019

As a racing simulation, F1 2019 builds the perfect balance of a real-world racing experience and cultivating a budding racing career. Learning each race and planning a strategy is as important as feeling the race first hand, and that is a major success when it comes to simulation racers. The long races may not appeal to everyone, and some of the tracks get especially monotonous, but for your moneys worth, F1 2019 is the Formula One racing game to beat.

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Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 28, 2019

A slick sequel with promising, if shallow, career mode improvements. But it’s moving in the right direction and not far off achieving elite status.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 28, 2019

Even though it’s just 10 months since F1 2018’s launch, F1 2019 feels like a step forward. It adds improved visuals, a beefed up online multiplayer component, and an enjoyable light story to a great base that already boasted phenomenal racing mechanics.

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TrustedReviews
Jun 24, 2019

F1 2019 is the best release in the series so far, but the iterative design of the franchise combined with Codemasters' trademark care and attention for racing makes that perhaps unsurprising.

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BaziCenter
8 / 10
BaziCenter
Vahid Zohrabi Nejad

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jun 27, 2019

F1 2019 is solid, and the most complete entry in the series yet, but it could have become the best F1 simulator in history of video games if the developers would have taken full advantage of its potentials.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2019

With all that being said the dense career mode, weekly online events, and the upcoming inclusion of the 2019 F2 season will have me coming back to this game long after the official F1 season is over.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2019

Codemasters have managed to improve their F1 game once again in 2019, and have added another entire echelon of cars and drivers from the F2 proving ground. The racing itself looks and plays faultlessly and is accessible enough for beginners and non-F1 fans.

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Guardian
Jun 27, 2019

Unquestionably the best-looking Formula One game ever, with incredibly convincing car handling – and you don't have to be Lewis Hamilton to play

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Daily Star
Jun 21, 2019

So, should you consider upgrading from F1 2018 to 2019 or making your first purchase of an F1 game this year?

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Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jun 27, 2019

I'm inclined to call F1 2019 the most complete version of Codemasters' series to date.

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Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 26, 2019

F1 2019 is without a doubt the definitive Formula 1 gaming experience. With upgrades and improvements made to practically every aspect of the game, F1 2019 looks stunning, and gives driving enthusiasts plenty to get to grips with.

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TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 25, 2019

While F1 2019 adds features from the all-time bucket list of many an F1 fan, these new additions aren't quite fully formed yet. This still managed to be the best Formula 1 game by Codemasters to date – the handling of the F2 cars and new online modes are genre defining – but there is always scope for further improvements and some areas are now beginning to feel a little stale. Video gamers can be so demanding sometimes.

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New Game Network
76 / 100
76 / 100
Jun 30, 2019

While an exciting sim on its own, F1 2019 does the bare minimum to qualify as a brand new outing. There are no breakthroughs this year, so unless you're a hardcore fan, those just looking for a great F1 racing experience can safely pit stop to last year's version.

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MSPoweruser
7 / 10.0
MSPoweruser
Kurt Perry
7 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2019

If I was to summarise F1 2019, it’s basically F1 2018 with a little more fan service thrown in for good measure. For some, that’s all they’ll have wanted and expected. For me, this year’s minor additions just weren’t enough.

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Push Square
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 21, 2019

F1 2019 takes all the elements of the previous games and adds a very thin layer of polish. The introduction of F2 makes Career Mode a little more exciting, and the racing gameplay and graphics are still top notch, but there's no getting away from the fact that this is really just F1 2018 again.

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DualShockers
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2019

Expert racing game developer Codemasters brings another solid title with F1 2019, albeit with a few caveats.

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