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F1 2012

by Codemasters Limited
 Ages 3 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

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Platform: PlayStation 3
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

Product details

Platform: PlayStation 3
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  • ASIN: B0081XNUDC
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 1.6 x 16.8 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 21 Sept. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,555 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3

In F1 2012 players will feel the unparalleled thrill of becoming a Formula One driver with a host of new features, wide-ranging technical and gameplay advancements and extensive competitive and co-operative multiplayer components. F1 2012 will feature all of the official teams, drivers and circuits from the 2012 FIA Formula One World Championship, including the debut of the 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas and the return of Germany's famous Hockenheim circuit to the calendar.

A new Young Drivers Test teaches players how to control the world’s most responsive motor racing cars and accessible new controls ensure fans of all abilities are eased into the world of FORMULA ONE. New dynamic localised weather require race-changing strategy calls to be made on the fly, and multiplayer modes extend the challenge in co-op, split-screen and 12 player online modes. F1 2012 – feel it!

  • Features all the stars, cars and circuits from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
  • The next game in the BAFTA award-winning series from Codemasters Racing Studios
  • Prove yourself in split-screen, co-op championships and online against 16 players plus 8 AI to simulate full 24 car grids
  • Debut ahead of the drivers at the new Circuit of The Americas, home of the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX
  • Make race-defining strategy calls as localised weather dynamically changes circuit conditions
  • Test yourself against the greats – take on six Drivers’ World Champions in dramatic racing challenges in Champions Mode
  • New Young Drivers Test includes new tutorials to learn how to master motorsport’s most responsive cars
  • Can you hunt down glory in just ten races in Season Challenge?
  • Use KERS and DRS for new attack and defence options –speed past riv

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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the best f1 game yet 23 Sept. 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having played every f1 game on the Ps3 so far, i can say that this is the best. The graphics are incredible and the gameplay is much improved.

The menus look really slick and the in game graphics show an amazing amount of detail, even down to the moving of the grass blades by the track. Even the track from Austin Texas is included and it is really good. If you are an F1 fan, you need this game.

Full marks to Codemasters and all who have been involved in this game. A good job !
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Multiple improvements... at last! 2 Oct. 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Having owned Formula 1: Championship mode and the Codemasters games (and not seeing much difference in quality apart from updated teams) i was far from excited like most of us when a new game comes out. Having now played F1 2012, I am so glad i made the plunge regardless.

First thing i enjoyed was the new Young Drivers Test. This gives you a detailed, but simplistic look at the science behind racing an F1 car. Gone are the days when you just raced with default aerodynamics, or default tyres, as this feature will show you what the little tweaks actually do.

Second major difference was the difficulty/realism. On past games I would start a career in a Torro Rosso (or similar guff team) and win or at least be in the points every race. Obviously this is ridiculous and makes for not much of a challenge (no way trying hard difficulty as i would get completely trashed = no fun). Playing this game on similar difficulties didn't seem much different at first (started in 24th, was 8th after the first corner) but as the first lap got going i realised that the cars in front were pulling away and the cars behind were being held up. The result of this was that i started to defend my position and by matter of working harder, i got faster and more aggressive in my driving. This made for 'sick to the power of rad' driving and i found myself eating away at the laps. Soon enough the 15 lap race (the minimum laps) was over and i had finished 12th, which on previous games would have been utterly terrible, but on this, i felt a great sense of achievement.

Pros: -

- Smoother Graphics
- Better AI - More challenging and better defending fellow racers
- Smoother gameplay

Cons: -

- Menu is quite weird to try and navigate as you seem to go all over the place, just to get where you want.
- Games Teams and Drivers will run out soon as it is this current season's cars.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vast Improvement 30 Sept. 2012
By Craig Taylor VINE VOICE
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
F1 2012 is by far the best F1 game that Codemasters have made. They've taken the negative comments from last years release and turned them into positive improvements.

The game play is simply fantastic, the graphics are amazing, the AI are intelligent and the handling of the cars is much much better. But what really makes this game stand out compared to its predecessors are the game modes that are additional to the standard 20 race career mode.

Season Challenge Mode is an enjoyable condensed version of a season where you race at random tracks with the aim of beating a rival. Once successful you have the option to drive in their seat at their team making the season more interesting as you can hop up and down the grid, with a fresh rival to beat at every other race.

There's also Champions Mode where there are six scenarios where you are placed against each of the F1 World Champions where you have so many laps to overcome a special circumstance, such as a safety car period, rain or a pit stop to beat them. The seventh scenario puts you against all 6 world champions in a race where you must beat them all.

Another nice touch is the Young Drivers Test which is basically a tutorial which allows you to master the controls and progress on to you career. More teams are available to drive for at the start of a season depending on how well you do here.

TV style commentary has also made a brief return with commentary snippets used before scenarios in season and champions challenge modes. It eradicates any loneliness felt in the last few games.

Penalties have also been improved dramatically, if you accidentally completely cut across a chicane the game automatically slows you done so you can't be penalised for cheating.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but frustrating!! 20 Jun. 2013
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is definitely a "step up" from the previous editions in the series, graphically it is great, and it is much more realistic in the sense that you cannot challenge the front runners in an inferior car as you could on the previous games, this is good, makes it much more real. However what frustrates me is how easily the "stewards" give penalties. It seems that if a car spins off anywhere near you, you will get a drive through pen, even if you didn't touch them, this is frustrating, infuriating!!

Overall however a good game, and good fun!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good game but not without fault......... 24 Dec. 2012
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Firstly, I would like to say that I am an avid follower of the F1 franchise, since the early 2000s, and this game is by far the most realistic I have played. However, the game is not without issue.


Career mode in F1 2012 is unimaginative and completely the same as in the two previous years. Whilst this was exciting in F1 2010 due to an absence of an F1 game for four years (F1 2006), this needs serious work from Codemasters to make the game more engaging overall offline.


I must say that this is one of the biggest improvements of the F1 franchise. The game now has 'young driver tests' to help people whom are new to the franchise get to grips with f1 (It can be tricky, for some!). In addition, Champions Mode is a competitive and engaging new thing against Al's which I think could do with more expansion in F1 2013.


I have many comments on the multiplayer, with this being my main domain of play in F1 2012. Although the penalty system is now better, it is not foolproof and many whom seek to ruin the game through unfair ramming do not seem to get penalties 100% of the time (this should be considered if you are buying solely for online play). In addition, I was hoping Codemasters would finally introduce more than the three mandatory game-modes; perhaps half Grand-Prix's with one shot qualifying would be nice. Overall, Multiplayer is improving with the advance of the penalty system, however it still needs considerable work, and if like me you wish to have fair and close racing....you may find yourself joining an outside racing league, which cures the problem. (I would perhaps also like to see lobbies based on aids, race wins or ranks).
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