THIS GAME IS ALOT LIKE DIRT 2 THEY WAY IT IS SETUP..... THE ONE COMPLAINT I HAVE IS THE WAY THE FLAGS ARE DONE IF SOMEONE A HEAD OF YOU SPENDS OUT THE FLAG DOESN'T COME OUT TILL AFTER YOU PASS THE ACCEDENT.... ALSO IF YOU SPIN OUT AND CRASH INTO SOMEONE ELSE YOU WILL HAVE A PENALTY DRIVE THROUGH PITS.... IT DOESN'T HAPPEN EVERY TIME BUT ENOUGH TO MAKE ME ANGRY LOL.... ONLINE PLAY IS PRETTY GOOD BUT IF YOU ARE A BEGINNER AT RACING ESPECIALLY THESE KIND OF OPEN WHEEL CARS MAKE SURE BEFORE ENTERING A RACE TO SETUP YOU AIDS WITH AT LEAST A BEST LINE TO FOLLOW OTHERWISE YOU WILL BE LEFT BEHIND....
If you have the settings on easy with auto braking on, it is fun for a little and you can compete with your entry level team. Once you get in a McLaren on those settings, you whoop the field by a few seconds in qualifying. If you turn the difficulty up, the traction control and brake assist goes away, and you spin out if you drive in anything but a straight line. Also no damage.
This will be one of my shorter reviews since I love the game so much I'm buying it.
I've never been impressed with F1 games in general. Either they lose sight of the technical aspect of the sport or they lose sight of the grandeur of the sport. Nothing up until this point has captured the complete essence of F1 into one game.
I had high hopes for this game, as it's made by Codemasters. They've made good racers going back to some of the original Colin McRae games that were PC only games.
I was not disappointed. Directly out of the starting box I realized this was definitely no arcade racer. Be prepared to concentrate hard in order to do well. Be prepared to go off a lot and suffer a lot of penalties if you lose concentration enough to cut a corner or bump a competitor.
Having not played an F1 game or watched an F1 race in some time, some of the new tracks, teams, drivers, and rules came as complete surprises to me, but most were pleasant surprises.
A great racer for someone not afraid of having to drive skillfully for long periods of time.