The next game in the BAFTA-winning series featuring all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™.
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Release Date: Sep 17, 2012

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Reviews

“Amazing” “A truly immersive experience... Codemasters’ finest Formula One outing”
9/10 – IGN

“If you want to enjoy one of the most exciting racing experiences this year, you have to buy F1 2012.”
9.5/10 – OnPause

“F1 2012 feels like it comes from a developer that truly gets the sport and has tried not just to simulate the handling of an F1 car, but capture an insider glimpse of what its like to have an F1 career. And it totally nails both.”
9/10 – Machinima

“Compulsively playable”
4.5 Stars – GamesRadar

About This Game

Codemasters Racing presents F1 2012, the next game in the BAFTA-winning series featuring all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Learn the basics and master the challenge of driving the best machines on the planet in the Young Driver Test.

Experience the next generation in weather system technology where storm fronts move across the circuits, soaking specific areas of the track, as well as racing around the all-new Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, home of the 2012 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX. Two new quick fire game options: Season Challenge, a complete Career in just 10 races, and Champions Mode Scenarios, where you test your skills against the very best, complete an exciting line up of gaming options which also includes a 5 year Career, Co-op Championship, 16 Player Multiplayer & Time Attack Scenarios. F1 2012 Feel it!

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
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X compatible soundcard
    • 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.
    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 minimum 1GB RAM
    • DirectX®:11
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Sound:Direct X compatible soundcard
    • 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.
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( 12.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
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IStealYourWife
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
really nice f1 game
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Exklusivt
( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I can't win a race even in easy mode and I can't imagine how hardest modes are. But this game still makes me fun of it.

Update: Difficulty is related to closing 'game assists' or not. When the auto break is on, game breaks more than it should though. So close it and practice on turning corners by yourself.
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johnny hotsauce
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
my comp keeps slamming this shut because it says the game files have a virus. would not install again.
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Crispyfunk
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
very fun. i bought it on sale for 5 bucks but its worth the full price.
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Carnivorous Avocado
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 22
I've never owned any of the previous F1 games by Codemaster and I bought this game just of curiosity to see how it plays. After spending so much in open wheelers across various simracing titles I was pleasantly surprised by how fun this game actually is. The driving model feels familiar to me from sim titles, the AI can provide one hell of a challenge, the inclusion of career mode and generally plently of features across the boards make F1 2012 great and enjoyable title for all fans of open wheel racing and racing in general. Highly recommended.
However, if you're thinking about playing this game with a wheel, avoid the default FFB like a plague. It's a piece of ♥♥♥♥. On RaceDepartment you can find so much better settings that what Codemasters offers. The difference is night and day. I was about to give up on this titles until I discovered that.
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dennizenx
( 54.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
my couch goes 200+ mph now.

9/10. would oversteer again.
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RuriDu30
( 14.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
after purchasing this on sale, my gah: timeless, this f1 game from codemasters is going down as a classic!

i know this will be funny, but always remember THIS is the final officially-licensed f1 game we'll be seeing the legendary red baron Michael Schumacher. along him are other 5 champions fingerboy Vettel, hammertime Hamilton, samurai matador Alonso, smooth smurf Button, and ice"cream"man(leave me alone) Kimi...yep you heard it right: 6 F1 champions inside this season in its time!

plus we have the great veterans: the future 2016 champion(hope not to jinx it) britney Rosberg, mark Wibbah, felipebaby Massa, superpedro Dela Rosa, the season podium prospects: the former 1st-lap nutcase Grosjean, checo Perez, kamikaze Kobayashi...and the ever-consistent Nico "The Hulk"enberg!

they are too complete here we also have our lovable honey badger Ricciardo in his youngster year, ayrton senna's journeyman nephew Bruno, niceman Kovalainen, vyborg rocket Petrov and much much more...and oh i forgot, the guy we love(to hate?): the crashtor Pastor Maldonado in his best season(1st and only win)!

the driving physics is very good for its time: feel the difference of each team's cars during the penultimate year of the V8 era, with bending wide frontwings, coanda-effect exhausts, and the controversial stepped noses! features are adequate: coop and splitscreen gaming, time attacks and trials, champions mode(again, 6 champions~), the team switcheroo season challenge, and a career mode that can say you are the driver yourself!

every formula one fan, even those are not, will enjoy the ride of this epic F1 season...so grab this game!
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zaibatzu
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 20
Awesome game!
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Max
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
Now I'm not that into the F1 yearly game thing, but my god is this game fun. At first it was the most difficult thing in the world because learning how to do it was completely new to me. I just had no clue on how to do it and would be doing pretty bad. Then I slowly got better and boy is it satisfying to start to win things.

This game makes the racing and winning so enjoyable! Normally in the Dirt series the winning just doesn't feel great but in this game it feels like I accomplished something. This is pretty much the biggest reason why I am reccomending this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
after purchasing this on sale, my gah: timeless, this f1 game from codemasters is going down as a classic!

i know this will be funny, but always remember THIS is the final officially-licensed f1 game we'll be seeing the legendary red baron Michael Schumacher. along him are other 5 champions fingerboy Vettel, hammertime Hamilton, samurai matador Alonso, smooth smurf Button, and ice"cream"man(leave me alone) Kimi...yep you heard it right: 6 F1 champions inside this season in its time!

plus we have the great veterans: the future 2016 champion(hope not to jinx it) britney Rosberg, mark Wibbah, felipebaby Massa, superpedro Dela Rosa, the season podium prospects: the former 1st-lap nutcase Grosjean, checo Perez, kamikaze Kobayashi...and the ever-consistent Nico "The Hulk"enberg!

they are too complete here we also have our lovable honey badger Ricciardo in his youngster year, ayrton senna's journeyman nephew Bruno, niceman Kovalainen, vyborg rocket Petrov and much much more...and oh i forgot, the guy we love(to hate?): the crashtor Pastor Maldonado in his best season(1st and only win)!

the driving physics is very good for its time: feel the difference of each team's cars during the penultimate year of the V8 era, with bending wide frontwings, coanda-effect exhausts, and the controversial stepped noses! features are adequate: coop and splitscreen gaming, time attacks and trials, champions mode(again, 6 champions~), the team switcheroo season challenge, and a career mode that can say you are the driver yourself!

every formula one fan, even those are not, will enjoy the ride of this epic F1 season...so grab this game!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Now I'm not that into the F1 yearly game thing, but my god is this game fun. At first it was the most difficult thing in the world because learning how to do it was completely new to me. I just had no clue on how to do it and would be doing pretty bad. Then I slowly got better and boy is it satisfying to start to win things.

This game makes the racing and winning so enjoyable! Normally in the Dirt series the winning just doesn't feel great but in this game it feels like I accomplished something. This is pretty much the biggest reason why I am reccomending this game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
79.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Improved graphics and physics compared to 2011 and Champions Mode.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
36.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Nice game!
I bought this game for 6 € on {LINK REMOVED} bc it was the best reviewed F1 game on steam and i was not dissapointed.

Pro:
-Cars feel good
-Very realistic
(Tyres need to heat up and are getting worn by time, breaks and engien can overheat)
- Cars take damage
-BOTS have balls but wont crash into you

Con:
-Penalty system can overreact fome time to time

As long you dont cut the corners too much you should be fine (keep all 4 wheels on the track)
Bumbing into a car or even damaging it wont cause a penalty as long the car wont spin/get of the track. If it does you will face moste likely a 10 sec penalty
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
54.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
my couch goes 200+ mph now.

9/10. would oversteer again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
very fun. i bought it on sale for 5 bucks but its worth the full price.
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46 of 48 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,640.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2015
F1 2012 is the last good F1 game made by codemasters. From F1 2012, the series has been in a decline unfortunely. Apart from a few annoyances (the penalty system mostly) the game is awesome. Having played 500 hours plus both in single player and online, and all the modes, i can truly recommend this game for any racing fan really.
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Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Dark Souls with wheels
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Recommended
34.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2013
An exciting racing experience
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24 of 31 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2013
An entertaining F1 game, that brings you the intensity of a F1 race and the graphics to back it up. Although, the unaware A.I. and the infuriatingly broken penalty system keep this game from being a top tier racer. ~7.9/10

Pros:
-Good Co-Op Career
-Graphics are good
-Physics and feel of the cars are good
Cons:
-A.I.
-Damage System
-Penalty System

All in all, a fun and competitive racing game.
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