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 (667 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
33 of 46 people (72%) 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, 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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
33.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 12, 2014
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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19 of 30 people (63%) found this review helpful
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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
131.9 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 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
28.3 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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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
34.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 20, 2013
An exciting racing experience
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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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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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
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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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
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
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2014
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
144.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
I mainly raced against friends (and AI), and did a few season challenges (among which 1 in co-op). Most were 25% races; I only did a 100% race once. I'm no Formula 1 aficionados, but I immediately liked F1-2012. Challenging but yet simple, enjoyable from your couch with a controller, I liked the balanced mix between arcade and simulation. Fuel and tires management is not much but it adds a little strategy aspect, affecting pit stop in a fun and sometimes decisive way. I progressively removed the driving assists, and I had tons of fun improving my lap times. Winning then gives you great sense of accomplishment, like "Look 'ma, no hands". On the down-side, AI difficulty isn’t very progressive, amateur or intermediate are too easy for me, but pro is just out of my league. And the penalty system is another thing that may be improved. Anyhow, I still like to race a couple of tracks now and then. And win, of course.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
228.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 14, 2014
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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5, 2014
Always used to play Grand Prix and Grand Prix 2. Anyone old enough to remember those?
What a difference a decade or two makes. This is cheap at the mo and would recomend it.
Not a game for relaxation tho! Once you are in it you want to win.
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