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 (618 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
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
3.9 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
34.1 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 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Try it
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
The best racing game ever.
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3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
I enjoyed.
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29.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
great
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20.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Great game at first but after a few races it's all the same! Just another F1 game to hit the shops.

+Great fun at first
+Has cockpit view

-Little replayability
-Gets boring after the first season

5/10 - Would only get this game if it's on sale
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72.9 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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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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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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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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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
One of the best F1 Games I have ever played. I am pretty dissapointed that you cannot control your car in the Pit Lane, but this is a minor thing.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
65.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
wery god game
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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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.4 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.7 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Best F1 simulation atm!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
53.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Awesome race game if you're into F1!
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