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 (886 reviews) - 90% of the 886 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.
Helpful customer reviews
16 of 18 people (89%) found this review helpful
957.1 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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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
108.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2015
Graphics are nice enough, controls after tuning are fine too.
If you enjoy timetrials (90% of my playtime) and chasing yourself you will have fun.

However carreer mode ...
The AI is really really stupid and penalties are harsh. When it runs into you you will be punished (throttle limit for x amount of secs) despite having done nothing wrong and it continues as if nothing happened.
Also I find that the rules are not applied correctly at all times, sometimes you will get no penalty for being in the grass with all fours, at other times you will get one (again limiter on throttle) while you are 100% sure that you had still one tire on the tarmac. I play in cockpit mode so I had a clear view on the front of my car at all times and I could repeat it while testing.


TBH,
I enjoyed '97 (PSX), '98 (PSX), 2001 (PC), 2006(PSII), and all other versions I have ever played much much more. If I had to choose between this version and 2006 on my PSII I would go for the latter (heck even 2001) any day of the week despite the graphics being dated a bit.

I could suggest you try for yourself and make up your own mind and refund if needed but the game requires you to do all the tests before you get to drive races in career mode.
Not sure if you will manage to get there within the two hour period as playtime included time to download and steam adds an hour (for some bizzare reason) when you go the the support section.

Arcade mode is available from the start but is not representative of the 'real' game.



See comments for more details about why it was not running for me at some point. ;)
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20 of 26 people (77%) 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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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
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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25 of 38 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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