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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Very Positive (23 reviews) - 86% of the 23 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (954 reviews) - 90% of the 954 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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Larroid57
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
fun game
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The Stacker™
( 12.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Better than all the other's in this series. My favourite for definite. I recommend the realsitic damage mod for extra fun.
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Jonas
( 63.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
still going fast
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caseyc (VEGAN)
( 2.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
I'm a casual racing fan (ride motorcycles and offroad, but this is a different animal) that plays anything from sims to arcade racers like N4S to Dirt Rally, Ride, Motogp, Mxgp, Mx vs ATV, Insane, Trackmania, Grid Autosport and Project Cars.

I picked this up on sale and this is a decent game, graphics are a bit dated and only one form of braking, no e-brake for sharper turns or anything. If interested in Formula-1 I would say go with 2013-2014 for a bit more, but you can get some fun out of this still. Its certainly not the best racing game on the market but if you catch a sale it can be worthy of some time.
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DediKompeni [KCS]
( 22.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 16
best racing game ever!!!
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Chunter
( 31.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
dogshit
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OMGCA
( 33.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
This is probably the most optimised game among the Codemasters F1 franchise, apart from the foggy graphics, everything is perfect.
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USAGaming
( 7.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 2
Yep,another review. ok ok ok,you dont NEED to read this,but listen to the other reviews. LISTEN. the other games arent worth it. they are bad. this is the last god one.

GRAPHICS: 10 OUT OF 10. MY COMMENTS: wow theese graphics are from 2012(or 2011) WHAT?

GAMEPLAY: 8 OUT OF 10. MY COMMENTS: pretty good. a racing game where the KEYBOARD IS BETTER? WHAT?

SOUND: 10 OUT OF 10. MY COMMENTS: wow. just WOW. Am I really at Silverstone?

ok my final part: just gotta say that,THIS IS WORTH YOUR MONEY. ok,im signing off.
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Kamil Wicenciak
( 5.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 29
F1 2012™ Recommandation By Kamil Wicenciak
fast and difficult driving
advanced steering control
fast turning movement on the F1 track
advanced, sophisticated, smart skills of game player
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Mr. Jelly
( 19.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 28
This game is fabulous! I haven't yet driven a car :'( however, I believe that this game is very much realistic. There is so much detail that's gone into this game it's absolutley insane. All of the drivers are real, all of the cars are real, all of the tracks are real everything is so real, and it creates a truely emersing experience. Best of all, I have about a three year old machine (Dell laptop) and this game runs fantastically! Do I get 60 fps? No. Do I care? NO! Bottomline, buy this game if you're into driving games.
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♛GlobalPotato♛Kirito( ͡°
( 7.1 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
:D my favourite game <3
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tonyhibbert481kato
( 3.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
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B+ Player
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: March 23
El último F1 decente que Codemasters pudo hacer. El balance entre los que juegan con teclado, controller o volante es muy reñido, por lo que hace que el juego sea competitivo. El lag es casi inexistente.. a diferencia del 2013; 14 y 15...
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wheatleyco
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 19
too realistic!
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Modnar
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 13
Dark Souls with wheels
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Dark_Horizon_360
( 33.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 28
"HaD A GreeT Copol off Dayus"

16/14.5 would Young Driver Test again
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VP > Zenek
( 16.5 hrs on record )
Posted: February 27
super game
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HazelMocha
( 100.6 hrs on record )
Posted: February 15
I'm tired.
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madotter
( 26.8 hrs on record )
Posted: February 8
Probably the best game of them all! Sure 15 has better graphics but when you play the game and focus on nothing but core handling, this wins hands down. The way the car feels is brilliant! Sure it's twitchy and you will make more mistakes but that's the best bit. You have to work the car, find those sweet spots and it rewards you when you do. This is the driver's game!!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
30 of 39 people (77%) found this review helpful
40 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Dark Souls with wheels
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
best racing game ever!!!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
El último F1 decente que Codemasters pudo hacer. El balance entre los que juegan con teclado, controller o volante es muy reñido, por lo que hace que el juego sea competitivo. El lag es casi inexistente.. a diferencia del 2013; 14 y 15...
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
39 of 41 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,483.1 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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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15, 2014
Does it add lots to the previous years instalment? Not particularly. The game does feel considerably snappier though. Some issues like the AI still being a little stupid can be irksome, but such minor complains will not stop you liking the game. If you like driving games buy it while its on sale, if you follow F1 and don't already have this game buy it NOW.
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31 of 50 people (62%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
After 70 plus hours in this game, I can confidently admit the game is broken. I can't recommend it in its current state. The game is dazzling to look at, and the sound design is nothing short of incredible with my Soundblaster Z sound card. The feel of the tracks are authentic, making it as if I'm really there. However, the game has a fatal flaw, which results in frustration and ultimate dissatisfaction. The penalty system in the game is simply too stringent. Codemasters said the issue was fixed in F1 2013, but it makes me wonder why they don't patch/fix the issue in this game.

There is nothing more frustrating to be trapped in a group of cars bunched in a corner, and getting a drive through penalty for "illegal blocking." Or a car driven by the AI bumping up against you, and acquiring another drive through penalty for unsportsmanlike behavior. I just spent an hour and a half in a race with 28 laps to go, and accrued two such flags in one lap. That pretty much guaranteed a last place finish. This needs to be fixed.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19, 2015
Overall its a great game especially if you have tetris instead of PC, Its hard, even at easiest levels its still hard and very very frustrating. Its extremely challengeing, and very rewarding. The longer you play the better you will understand the physics of your car. Then when you change it, it starts all over again :)

This is the cheap way of getting to know a lot about F1 in general, before every race in real life I spin 20ish laps on the track to be sure to remember every corner, watching the real race after that is much much better and more understandable.

The only con I see is trouble with online multiplayer, it does not work for me. All in all 10/10, my favorite raceing sim, and guys if you are not cheating, first time you win the race in career, you will feel extremely good and proud :)
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
158.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
A good game but the penalty sistem is really annoying! It gives penaltys to the player for minor incidents and other cars are forgiven for bumping you hard. And the pit exit of some tracks is bugged because the game gives a penalty for crossing the pit-lane line, when the car is still controlled by the AI. I have to save rewinds for that moment for not, my race is going down hard. These kind of issues are gamebreaking, at least for me, but overall i recommend the game for the fans of F1 (if they can pass over little flaws)!!!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
An evolution of F1 2011, with more features and less yellow filters.

F1 2012 is a game about Formula One cars and driving them.

WIth a slightly controversial change of not making the player feel like a part of the paddock anymore but rather presenting everything in a simplified main menu, it continues to innovate on the set formula (pun intended) and throws more features into the mix, like the 'Young Driver Test' taking place before the start of your career, or the 'Champions Mode' putting you up against six World Champions in multiple challenges.

The cars feel great to drive, and the number of modes to play makes the game more interesting for sure. A brilliant game altogether. I definitely have had loads of fun with it.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
94.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16, 2015
Although it's already a old game of F1 series, I still like to play it and don't need to buy new series, in my opinion this series is so far best of them (quality, sounds, etc). Worth buying.

Be sure to rek everyone with HRT in legendary mode, if you can...
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
28.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2013
This game is both fast and furious.
It's addictive to a point where you keep saying I'll just have one more race lol!!!
I play this game in Eyefinity mode with 3 monitors and the graphics are pure class to see on 3 screens.
I like my car racing games and this one measures up really well.
The different modes are good and you get to choose what you want to do.
As a pretty noob to pc gaming this game has me not wanting to switch my pc off.
I like it a lot. and rate it highly.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
58.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 31, 2014
Major improvements over F1 2011. No more clunking on my G27. At the time of this review f1 2012 is still a cheap acceptable alternative to F1 2013 if you dont mind being out of date.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
F1 2012 has a really enjoyable Fourmula One racing experience. The cars feel like they handle how they should unlike games like NFS or other arcade games like that. I would recommend this game to anyone looking for a good Fourmula One game!
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23, 2013
If you're looking for an amazing Formula One racing game, you came to the right store page. This game is awesome. The sense of speed while you're flying down the straight at Monoco is unmatched, and the sound of the engine whirring behind you is immersive matched with a good pair of headphones. I play it with a G27, and without many adjustments, the wheel feels just right in your hand. All of this bundled up in one beautiful looking package, is F1 2012
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
I've enjoyed every minute of the game so far. And this is coming from someone who isn't a die-hard fan of F1. It appeals to the casual gamer as well. It's not arcady, but still thoroughly enjoyable.

Pros:
  • Great graphics
  • Awesome sound
  • Very good ambience feel
  • Addictive gameplay
  • Variety of challenges in case you want a break from the Career mode

Cons:
  • Could do with a lesser percentage of Race Length option - Currently, the minimum is 25% which takes around 25-30 mins for a single race to complete in Career mode. Having a 15% option wouldn't be a such a bad idea.
  • Manual pit lane handling - AI taking control as soon as you enter the pits can be avoided as well. Perhaps having an option to turn that off/on would be great
  • Perhaps needs a bit more commentary during a race


I had to really think hard for the above three points (none of them gamebreaking) which to me is an indication of how much I love playing this game. Deservedly gets 8/10 in my books.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 9, 2014
this games physics engine is really accurate, and the depth in the mechanics when customizing your car is really good. The only downside to this game is the sensitivity in the steering. PLayng this game on a keyboard can be a challange at times because you have to judge perfectly the point where the apex of the corner and the time to steer into that apex; if you are too soon, you will understeer, and if you are too late, you will oversteer the corner. This sensitivity makes streemlining difficult too, because its really hard to maintain the colinear motion behind the car in front. This sensitivity does however make the game a lot more chalanging, and makes the F1 car feel nimble and makes chicanes a lot of fun.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
77.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
This is perhaps the best racing game I have ever played. When I did bother to play it online with others, it was fairly easy to find racers and get some laps in. However I enjoy the single player aspects of it having found the scalable AI a sufficient and fair challenge. The various career and quick race modes plus the ability to do time trials and take on a variety of challenge events makes this a well-rounded product that has great graphics and sound, and a very approachable driving model.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
39.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 6, 2014
In a world of mundain arcade like racing games with unrealistic controls, sloppy physics and horrendous AI, F1 2012 is a light in the dark. My first impression on this game was like many who look at racing titles with a unenthused "Meh". However, after devoting time to it, you'll easily see how great this title is. Whether you're using a controller or you're a hardcore sim racer using a steering wheel, you're find many hours of enjoyment in this.

First and foremost, the graphics are stellar. If you have a machine which can handle the graphics, crank it up. You'll be blown away by the level of detail. Next for me is obviously the gameplay. You genuinely get the "race car driver" feeling as you race in search of that extra .1 second you know that you can take off of your qualifying time. You race to get your team on top, your name on top and to come out on top. You also feel like you're part of a team as your crew chief/engineer gives you track data as it pertains to you. If you've never played a racing title before, you may find the learning curve of the racing terminology to be pretty steep. You'll have to learn about KERS, DRS, prime tires, optimal tires, intermediate tires, wet tires, when to use them and also about fuel mixes which can help you save fuel by using less of it (at the cost of speed) or use more fuel which makes you go faster. All of which play into your general lap time and track position.

One of the best things I love about this game is the AI. They're smart. They don't try to run you off the road but they're aggressive just like F1 drivers are. If you leave a gap on your inside before a turn, they'll slide in and take it. However, when you're coming up on lap traffic, they'll slow down and pull to the other side of the track to let you pass. You can really get into some close racing action on here. The one and only downside I can see is the difficulty level. It's hard to find a middle ground sometimes as you can find yourself running away from the field or find the field running away from you. The gap between Intermediate and Professional is quite large. In Intermediate you may qualify 1-2 seconds faster than the next car whereas in Professional you may find yourself 2-4 seconds off the pace. But, there's a lot of ways to get faster and they all involve playing the game and simply getting better at it!

All in all, this a great game which I would recommend to anyone looking to have some close racing action.

Easily an A+ in my books!
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