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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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.
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55 of 57 people (96%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,772.9 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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44 of 60 people (73%) found this review helpful
54 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
Dark Souls with wheels
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43 of 62 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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26 of 33 people (79%) 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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30 of 40 people (75%) 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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14 of 16 people (88%) 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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
after purchasing this on sale, my gah: timeless, this f1 game from codemasters is going down as a classic!

i know this will be funny, but always remember THIS is the final officially-licensed f1 game we'll be seeing the legendary red baron Michael Schumacher along with other 5 champions fingerboy Vettel, hammertime Hamilton, samurai matador Alonso, smooth smurf Button, and ice"cream"man(leave me alone) Kimi...yep you heard it right: 6 F1 champions inside this 2012 season in its time!

plus we have the great veterans: the future 2016 champion(hope not to jinx it) britney Rosberg, mark Wibbah, felipebaby Massa, superpedro Dela Rosa, the season podium prospects: the former 1st-lap nutcase Grosjean, checo Perez, kamikaze Kobayashi...and the ever-consistent Nico "The Hulk"enberg!

they are too complete here we also have our lovable honey badger Ricciardo in his youngster year, ayrton senna's journeyman nephew Bruno, niceman Kovalainen, vyborg rocket Petrov and much much more...and oh i forgot, the guy we love(to hate?): the crashtor Pastor Maldonado in his best season(1st and only win)!

the driving physics is very good for its time: feel the difference of each team's cars during the penultimate year of the V8 era, with bending wide frontwings, coanda-effect exhausts, and the controversial stepped noses! features are adequate: coop and splitscreen gaming, time attacks and trials, champions mode(again, 6 champions~), the team switcheroo season challenge, and a career mode that can say you are the driver yourself!

every formula one fan, even those are not, will enjoy the ride of this epic F1 season...so grab this game!
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11 of 12 people (92%) 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.

Although 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 definitely 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 to test your skills.

The cars do feel great to drive, and the number of modes to play makes the game even more interesting for sure. It is a brilliant game altogether, and I definitely have had huge amounts of fun with it.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
19.5 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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Cyberwinter
60.0 hrs
Posted: September 25
10/10
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BLITZRAZOR01X
117.2 hrs
Posted: September 23
Pros:
- improved graphics
- improved sound
- localized weather
- Champions mode
Cons:
- physics still not refined enough - most cars tend to understeer
- no Grand Prix mode
- AI still slow into the first corner and tend to spin out easily when you make contact with them, which results in a penalty
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retroZzZ
100.1 hrs
Posted: September 21
Was a good game for codies when it came out and afaik it still works well on the PC. Obviously not as graphically nice to look at as the newer F1 titles, but heres hoping one year they do a 'remastered' DLC including F1 in this era to add to one of the newer titles.

Unlike 2013 it had no extra content, and the whole season challenge I found kinda cool in the sense it didnt follow the normal schedule for the year, but at the same time it was a weird addon that did not really need to be included in the game. The challenges scenarios were a nice addition however, although I remember finding them rather easing using the G27 (harder on the controller, depends what you're best at.)

When it came out it was a nice game, but obviously it would be overpowered in all areas by its newer games - although if you liked the 2012 season - I'd recommend it (especially with some mods that are still around!)
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DeAndreDost
9.7 hrs
Posted: September 13
It's still a great game if you focus on playing offline mode, because online is the ♥♥♥♥ in F1 games.
But yeah offline it's a really great game and you'll have a lot of fun.
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Daimonizomai
15.6 hrs
Posted: September 13
broken piece of chit, cheers wankmeisters. i mean how the ♥♥♥♥♥ does the ai beat you with slicks in wet conditions on lowest difficulty while at the same time your on the correct wet tire? there are many other things to that make this game a complete waste of time but going on about it is too. kunnts
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Blinkzatan
12.9 hrs
Posted: September 10
I love the engine sound, so pure with V8 engine
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Dupi
11.2 hrs
Posted: August 24
One of my favourite F1 game. The only negative is that there is no custom championship, but overall it's still good
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Anurada Herath
5.3 hrs
Posted: August 21
I've owned this game for about a month and I still haven't gotten past the tutorials. What the actual f.
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Arnaud CHRISTIER
234.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
не оч
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