Formula 1 2010 (PC DVD)
- F1 (FORMULA 1): 2010 (PC)
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- Platform: Windows XP / Vista
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: DVD-ROM
- Item Quantity: 1
F1 2010 is the first multi-format, high definition Formula One videogame from Codemasters. Complete with all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, F1 2010 will immerse players in the glamour and exhilaration of the world's most exciting motorsport, on and off the circuit.
F1 2010 will deliver an unrivalled Formula One experience that put players into the heart of the world's most exciting sport, powered by cutting edge graphics, advanced physics systems and integrated network play.
- All the cars, all the stars. Fully licensed, F1 2010 features all the drivers and teams set to contest the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, including Formula One Drivers' World Champions Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher.
- Every circuit, beautifully realised. Race wheel to wheel on all 19 of the 2010 tracks, each modelled with exceptional attention to detail and jaw-dropping visuals.
- Be the driver, live the life. There is more to being a Formula One driver than being the fastest person on track and F1 2010 is the first game to allow players to experience the exclusive world of F1 like never before.
- Fully dynamic weather affects your strategy, performance and delivers stunning visual effects. F1 2010 features the most advanced weather system in any racing game.
- Build a career. Whether players wish to work their way up from the bottom, switching teams as they go, or build a dynasty with their chosen team, gamers can fully realise their aspirations in F1 2010's extensive and challenging career mode.
- The full pit lane, featuring each team in their various stages of strategy, becomes home to tense and exciting moments of drama as the drivers and crew work to return their car to the race as fast as possible.
- Full online multipl
For the first time in almost a decade a new Formula 1 game is appearing on all the home consoles and PC, as Codemasters gets ready to make their mark on the sport. Using the same graphics technology as Colin McRae: DiRT 2 and Race Driver: GRID, this is set to be the best F1 game ever.
Formula 1 returns to the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC
The stunning graphics use Codemasters' Ego engine from Colin McRae: DiRT 2 All the official F1 tracks are replicated in exacting detail These screens show the 2009 cars but the final game will be based on the 2010 season
With everything from the affect of rain on the track to media interest in your performance simulated, everything that happens in a real Formula 1 season happens in this game. But don't worry if you're not an expert racer as the game has a specially designed range of driving aids and arcade options to ensure every kind of gamer can join in the fun.
However you play the game though, whether it's in a seven season career marathon or a quick run around the Monaco circuit, this puts Forumla 1 back at the pinnacle of video game racing.Key Features
- F1 for All: No longer a PlayStation exclusive, Formula 1 returns for all formats as Codemasters unleash their most feature-packed race sim ever.
- Play the Field: Play a full career mode of 3, 5 or 7 seasons, with specific goals for each of the different teams - from Ferrari to Lotus.
- Gripping Weather: The most realistic weather system ever seen in a racing game, with rain falling and drying realistically and drastically affecting the performance of the cars.
- Simulation Racing: Every aspect of Formula 1 is replicated in exacting detail, but less experienced racers can still choose to play in a less serious arcade style mode.
- Research & Development: You're not the only one working through the season, as your team constantly comes up with new car upgrades that improve your car from race to race.
Founded in 2002 as Swordfish Studios this UK developer has been responsible for everything from Brian Lara International Cricket 2005 to 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand. The company was acquired by Vivendi in 2005 and sold to Codemasters in 2008. It's now working on the new F1 series of games.
F1 2010 is the first multi-format, high definition Formula One videogame from Codemasters. Complete with all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, F1 2010 will immerse players in the glamour and exhilaration of the world’s most exciting motorsport, on and off the circuit.
F1 2010 will deliver an unrivalled Formula One experience that put players into the heart of the world’s most exciting sport, powered by cutting edge graphics, advanced physics systems and integrated network play.
• All the cars, all the stars. Fully licensed, F1 2010 features all the drivers and teams set to contest the 2010 FIA Formula One World Championship, including Formula One Drivers’ World Champions Jenson Button, Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Michael Schumacher.
• Every circuit, beautifully realised. Race wheel to wheel on all 19 of the 2010 tracks, each modelled with exceptional attention to detail and jaw-dropping visuals.
• Be the driver, live the life. There is more to being a Formula One driver than being the fastest person on track and F1 2010 is the first game to allow players to experience the exclusive world of F1 like never before.
• Fully dynamic weather affects your strategy, performance and delivers stunning visual effects. F1 2010 features the most advanced weather system in any racing game.
• Build a career. Whether players wish to work their way up from the bottom, switching teams as they go, or build a dynasty with their chosen team, gamers can fully realise their aspirations in F1 2010’s extensive and challenging career mode.
• The full pit lane, featuring each team in their various stages of strategy, becomes home to tense and exciting moments of drama as the drivers and crew work to return their car to the race as fast as possible.
• Full online multiplayer. F1 2010 will include extensive online multiplayer options allowing players to take on their friends and the rest of the world in a range of race modes.
Top Customer Reviews
Keeping an eye on it from the start, watching the development
diaries and previews.
I am a big driving game nut who enjoys a challenge and Ive
really enjoyed racing sims, Rfactor, GT Legends and GTR Evo on
the PC along with your usual console racers.
I bought the PC version of F1 2010 due to having a decent
graphics card and setup with a Logitech FX wheel and pedals
You really do need a wheel for any driving sim its adds so
much more immersion.
The other advantage with buying the PC version is that the
graphics can be tweaked as much as you want and that the likely
hood of mods being made available for it as time goes by
polishing the look of the game even more.
The only downside is that the game, as other comments and
reviews have made, feels unfinished and a patch would make a
huge difference. The list of bugs and issues are listed in
nearly every review so I wont list them.
The first time I played the game I found it really frustrating
and difficult and didn't really enjoy it. After having a look on
various forums and sites I discovered that its worth while
tweaking the controls for the wheel and the difficulty settings
to suit. I liked the settings set at hard so the fantastic AI
would be a challenge but the car would handle as I wanted.
After I had done this and a couple of laps into the game the
game started to open up and became more enjoyable as I had a
better feel for the car and the tracks.Read more ›
AMD Phenom 9650 Quad-Core 2.3 ghz
ATi Radeon HD4870 1GB
3GB DDR2 Ram
23" Samsung Syncmaster 2333HD Monitor
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Wheel
With my system spec I am able to run the game with 1920x1080 resolution, 4x MSAA and all other display settings on high. With these settings I haven't experienced any noticeable frame-rate drops or lagging at all. My experiences so far have been primarily within the career mode (expert difficulty, 50% races).
Having played rFactor and F1 Challenge 99-02 in the past, F1 2010 was always a must-buy and it is easily the best racing game I have ever played.
These are just some of the positive aspects of the game, and it certainly isn't an exhaustive list.
- The graphics are fantastic at the above resolution and the visual experience enhanced during wet races in particular.
- The handling is challenging enough to be rewarding when you post a fast time or string a series of laps together during a race.
- On expert difficulty the AI is genuinely difficult to beat, to the extent where finishing 18th in a Lotus can sometimes feel like a victory.
- The small details, such as the ability to adjust wing angles and engine settings during the race makes the game seem that bit more realistic.
- The career mode, whilst not perfect, seems to give the game longevity offline. The possibility to rise through the ranks from a team such as Lotus to one capable of challenging for and winning world championships is exciting, particularly when any respectable result in a lower team seems like such an achievement early on.
- The game is more immersive than any other racing game I've played.Read more ›
Good luck running the game, if you are an F1 fan you will love it. I have been playing Rfactor and GTR/Race on for years and this is just as challenging with all aids off.
Graphics are good even on low setting and the rain effect is still amazing. The game is really immersive and the handling/physics are stable even with a 360 wired game pad which is what I use. I have a wheel also but that is for the xbox 360.
First, it is very demanding. You have to absolutely concentrate every single millisecond you're playing; take your eye off for half a second, or misjudge a corner ever so slightly, and you end up spinning off and wrecking all your progress. This is not a game for casual racing fans: you have to be in love with racing to be able to put in as much concentration as this game demands. You have to learn every corner of every track perfectly in order to win, and you have to get them right every single time with no room for error at all. This doesn't necessarily make it less fun; it just makes it extremely frustrating when your dog starts barking, causing you to go flying into a wall or crash into the back of another driver
Second, it's simply too difficult to begin with. You won't get near pole position, you won't get near the top ten, you'll be lucky to achieve the goals set by your team straight away; after about 8 hours' play I'm still struggling to get within 5 seconds in qualification. You can change the difficulty of the AI, which certainly helps, and once you move to another team than the weaker ones you'll find it easier, but you still have to constantly concentrate
Third, it's a poor port. The mouse isn't programmed in, the keyboard is the only controller, and everything is clearly set up for xBox and PS3. This is fine during racing, but the menus are a bit clunky and poorly programmed.
Fourth, it needs a patch before it's playable. You can download the patch by Googling 'codemasters f1 2010 patch' or something, but do this before you start because trust me, it's incomplete in the form you're buying it.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Happy to choose, sad to lose, great to buy, reach for the sky! Comes highly recommended by its end user.Published 9 months ago by Robert Garrett
great racing , no kers and no drs which meens it's all down to car setup and driver skill the way formula 1 should bePublished on 5 Jun. 2014 by Paul Regan
This F1 2010 game arrived on time and is good to play on pc, but you should note that once installed you have to use a Logitech, Thrustmaster or Microsoft controller to play the... Read morePublished on 20 Jan. 2014 by The Pilchard
It ran so badly on my PC it became a complete joke and a bin winner yes I my house if you don't make the grade you will make a quick trip to the bin and just so no one else dose... Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2013 by William R.
Being an FI fan I thought I would give it a try. Excellent value for money if you are a petrol head.Published on 11 Jun. 2013 by Chas
Unfortunately Amazon's system requires that I award at least one star for a review. This worthless mess requires less than zero as it not only fails on all fronts as a game/piece... Read morePublished on 11 May 2013 by Norman Bates
as with 2011 , I CANNOT leave the pit because it has the SAME POOR PROGRAMMING AS 2011, i really enjoy playing F1 on my pc, i have played F1 grand prix on the amiga NO FAULTS,... Read morePublished on 9 Mar. 2013 by Tm
Excellent game. So hard to get pc games from the shop so really pleased to get it from this website.Published on 14 Feb. 2013 by mark