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F1 RACE STARS™ is a brand new world of FORMULA ONE™ fun as you’ve never seen it before!
Release Date: Nov 13, 2012
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"It’s super-slick, charmingly funny and exciting to play. Its appeal is universal in the best sense of the word, never being too dumbed down for the hardcore or too complex for the casual."
8/10 – Gamesradar

“In a year of blockbuster releases, I cannot think of another title that brings as much fun as F1 Race Stars.”
4.5/5 – The Sun

“A wickedly enjoyable family racing game, with a great sense of humor and brilliant graphics.”
80/100 – GamesMaster

About the Game

F1 RACE STARS™ is a brand new world of FORMULA ONE™ fun as you’ve never seen it before! Officially licensed to feature all of your favorite FORMULA ONE stars and teams, get ready to sprint for the checkered flag on famous circuits transformed to feature jumps, loop-the-loops and shortcuts and use a cool range of awesome power-ups to overtake your rivals.Travel the world and enter a wide range of different Championships in career mode and set your fastest lap in Time Trials. Then it’s time to share the fun with friends and family - accessible controls make F1 RACE STARS perfect for split-screen racing with up to four players or dive into 12 player online races and take on the world. F1 RACE STARS - get fast to the fun!

Key Features

  • Officially licensed to feature all of your favorite FORMULA ONE cars and teams
  • Features accessible controls for wheel-to-wheel competition
  • Experience FORMULA ONE circuits like never before – speed through loop-the-loops, shortcuts, jumps and more!
  • Collect and use crazy power-ups to overtake your rivals
  • Share the fun with friends and family with four player split-screen, and play in split-screen against other players online
  • Travel the world and enter a range of Championships in career mode
  • Race online with up to twelve players
  • Connect F1 RACE STARS to Codemasters’ free online hub RaceNet to track your races, rewards and rivals and enter community events!
  • Set your fastest lap and climb leaderboards in Time Trials
  • System Requirements

      Minimum:

      • OS: Windows Vista or Windows 7
      • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
      • Memory:2 GB RAM
      • Graphics:AMD HD2600 or NVIDIA Geforce 8600
      • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space space
      • DirectX®: 11
      • Sound: DirectX® compatible sound card
      • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
      • Additional:Supported Graphics Cards: AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series. nVidia GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series. Intel HD Graphics 3000 or higher, AMD Fusion A8 or higher.
      • Note: Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. Laptops).

      Recommended:

      • OS:Windows Vista or Windows 7 64 bit
      • Processor:Intel Core i7/AMD Bulldozer
      • Memory:4 GB RAM
      • Graphics:AMD HD6000 Series/Nvidia GTX500 Series
      • Hard Drive:5 GB HD space
      • DirectX®: 11
      • Sound: DirectX® compatible sound card
      • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
      • Additional:AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series. nVidia GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series. Intel HD Graphics 3000 or higher, AMD Fusion A8 or higher.
    Helpful customer reviews
    16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
    661 products in account
    9 reviews
    3.3 hrs on record
    Being a big fan of Sonic and All stars transformed racing decided to try out the Codemaster's version of kart racng. There are definitely big pros and cons to this game and I hope they decide to fix these areas in their future sequel if there ever will be one. Which I doubt since Grid series, their signature line up is doing extremly well. Which by the way am a BIG BIG fan of. Unlike other kart racing games there are almost little to no drifting! Which could be good and bad. Basically focrces you to pay more attention to lines you take in corner entry and exit. Some may find this annoying and others might appreciate the challenge.

    Let's talk about the PROS of this game first

    + Clean eye pleasing graphics
    + Car damage and pit system
    + Team play mode
    + Price if you can grab it at 75% (4.99)
    + Slip stream!!! (shake and bake)

    Ok the downside....

    - TOO MUCH DLC (seems to be becoming codemasters trend)
    - Online multiplayer is dead. You'll need to get your buddies to play
    - Weapons were not very creative

    Overall I am happy with my purchase and would recommend buying this game to any silly kart racing fans out there then immediately adding ME!!!
    Posted: June 29th, 2014
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
    57 products in account
    1 review
    29.9 hrs on record
    As Mario Kart 8 is coming out, many console gamers are poking fun at the PC crowd for not having a Mario kart... but in fact we kinda do, it is this game.

    It definitely has a few issues, but overall it is very enjoyable. the tracks are fun and well designed, and the fact that there are no crazy drift mechanics can actually be considered a plus by players.

    Sadly, F1 race stars does have issue with its online multiplayer, but if you invite your friends over at home, it is a great PC alternative to the kart-racing italian plumber.
    Posted: June 6th, 2014
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    1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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    7 reviews
    7.9 hrs on record
    + interesting game/race modes
    + great looking tracks
    + good stearing aside from
    - bad cornering mechanics
    - no slide mechanics which takes a lot of the fun and speed out of the game
    - not enough tracks to make them entertaining (only 15 + mirrored version)
    - demotivating and unfair power up system
    - long loading times (on SSD, probably due to some online features)
    - unskippable multiplayer setup cutscenes
    - no custom set up (no damage, no powerups etc.) available in multiplayer (only single track possible and that's frustrating due to loading times)
    - races can only be unlocked in carreer (single player) but are required to be unlocked if to be hosted in a multiplayer session
    - useless DLC (aside from the four tracks)

    To make it short, the races don't feel like a fun kart racer. Due to very frustrating power up and repair mechanics it is often luck and not skill. Boosting is only possible with power ups, boost jumps or specific boost sections in corners (not every corner though). You'll find yourself being frustrated instead of having fun a lot of times.
    It's a last resort buy for me - I recommend getting "Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed" instead. Alternatively you could just for a better game to be released on the PC - or just play the original: Mario Kart is still the way to go in this genre.
    Posted: June 29th, 2014
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    2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
    469 products in account
    38 reviews
    1.2 hrs on record
    If you can get this game on sale, like I did, then it is a pretty decent time killer for a few hours (I recommend it on sale, but not if its standard price). However, the novelty factor quickly runs boring and there are a few issues with the game: it looks and plays like they tried to rip off mario kart, the boosters are ridiculous and can get you from anywhere, if you are dominating then it seems to rain a hell of a lot to bring you back to the field.
    If you like this sort of game there are plenty of levels and steam acheivements to work through, and if you are a fan of F1 then its a bonus novelty to have real drivers and teams (I am not).
    Posted: May 4th, 2014
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    3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
    333 products in account
    31 reviews
    9.4 hrs on record
    F1 version of Mariokart. Good fun, will obviously never hold a candle to Mariokart, but a good game.
    Posted: February 17th, 2014
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