The next game in the BAFTA-winning series featuring all the official drivers, teams and circuits from the 2012 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™.
User reviews: Very Positive (649 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 17, 2012
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“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.
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
131.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
Are you a Formula One fan and haven't played this game yet? You're missing out. Are you a racing games fan and haven't played this game yet? You might be missing out.

It features a really immersing gameplay, and quite a lot of game modes to choose from to satisfy pretty much everyone. Compared to F1 2011, it's better in some ways, worse in other ways, but a brilliant game altogether. I definitely have had loads of fun with it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
F1 2012 is a great simulator providing you have the right equipment, you can create the feeling of being a real F1 driver when using a high quality wheel and pedal setup. I believe this is the best F1 simulator on the market. 8.5/10
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
228.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Absolutely solid racing simulator, the physics absolutely on point (except in some varied circumstances). If you want to play a serious, solid with ALOT of detail and things to do, this is for you.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
46.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 28
Great racing game. Very good support for the force feedback racing wheel, the Logitech Driving Force GT. Although it always needs some tweaking, since every game seems to handle this hardware differently. Really like how you can start with easy AI oponnents and gradully make it harder. Same goes for the driving aids, just love how you are in control of your own learning curve. And that you can set the balance of your own mastery and finding the flow that suits your personal driving style: arcade, arcade / sim, or leaning to a complete sim.

Wheather effects are very good, if you have your setup right you really get the experience of the extreme changes F1 racers can go through in a race. Formidable game that's really worth every penny. The game also helped me to understand the F1 sport better, so I enjoy watching the races more and more.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
73.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Great game. Really a step up from previous F1 titles but a little dissapointing that the live the life feature of the game was removed. Great game. 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
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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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
This is an ultra realistic sim, i really enjoy this game also there is alot of tracks and settings to play with. Buy this game you wont regret it.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
68.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
wery god game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Handling model isn't as good as 2011, and the Force Feedback is kinda balls. It looks pretty though.
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32 of 45 people (71%) found this review helpful
162.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
The best game in F1 series. Am I the only one who finds this funny?
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
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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19 of 29 people (66%) found this review helpful
73.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
I didn't like the game first. I was struggling with idiotic AI, and I found the game was way too easy. Took a long break, found a few mods and *badampam tss*, it's awesome!
True To Life AI Season 2013 makes this game unbelievably fun to play, FUSION HD Tires and HD Tracks pack makes it look super cool, and the debugging options give a bit more options in-game.
Sure, the first laps of the races are a bit easy still, but after, it's true racing. Started a career with Marussia (with AI difficulty Legend, 50% races with TTL 50% scaled tyre database), qualified last on first two races but with huge first laps, great tactics and a bit of luck managed to get some points.
Simply awesome.

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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
28.2 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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
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
10.5 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
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Fantastic game that is a must have for any F1 fan. Everything in the game looks beautiful, from the track to the livlery on the cars. The controls are tight and responsive and the entire game experience is very well polished
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