Pole Position 2012 will put your manager skills to the test by putting you in charge of your Formula 1 racing team.
User reviews: Very Negative (58 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 26, 2012
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About This Game

Pole Position 2012 will put your manager skills to the test by putting you in charge of your Formula 1 racing team. It’s your responsibility not only to buy spare parts, but also to design the car and to recruit the members of your team. And then, you have to decide which training sessions are the most appropriate for your pilots.

Pole Position 2012 offers you more features than ever in a Formula 1 racing team management simulation. The whole technology tree was revised from the ground up and you have to pick your own research from over 100 new technology projects. The team management system is easier to use and is even more interesting.

Key Features:

  • Take control of an existing racing team or create your very own team.

  • Create your very own driver
  • Research more than 100 new car improvements
  • The new team management system is easier and more fun to use.
  • Build different structures such as a wind tunnel or a fitness center
  • Make your dreams come true and live a life of luxury: get a villa or even a private jet plane
  • Decide on the individual training sessions of your pilots to help them improve their skills
  • Rebuild your cars from scratch to improve their performance on each specific racetrack

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    • OS:Windows XP SP 2 / Vista / 7
    • Processor:AMD/Intel Dual Core Processor
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB Shader Model 2.0 DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
    • OS:Mac OS X 10.6
    • Processor:2GHz Intel Mac Core Duo
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256MB VRAM
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 2
This game is simply terrible in every way possible. I first bought this game about a year ago and got bored after 5 miutes. The choices you make mean nothing and its more like watching a set of events planned out before you even load the game.

I thought id give this another crack with updates being made and now the game crashes every time i try to play it.

0/10 complete waste of money.
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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
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If this game was free, it wouldn't be worth your time. At $19.99 the devs can go ♥♥♥♥ themselves.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This must be one of the worst programs ever produced. Even having it on sale comes close to fraud.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
This game blows goats at such unbelievable levels it will blow your mind.
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58 of 73 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
Do not touch this or there new version 2014 its bad game is bugged they refused to fix it ignored emails and now try to sell a newer version sorry avoid this company its a joke they shouldnt even be on steam
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30 of 43 people (70%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 20, 2013
Worst game ever!! Not what I expected. Want a refund!
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2013
Crap!!!!!!! now it just crashes
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2013
WORST EVER to grace my PC. Any student final year project would definitely fare better.

A totally unethical company which release a game that is not playable. refuses to address bugs.

Even pirated shops sales people offer better after sales service for unworkable games.
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29 of 46 people (63%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2013
sucks
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21 of 34 people (62%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
What a Waste
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
I have 192 steam games, this is the worst one out of all of them. Buggy, horrible UI, horrible AI, I honestly could not say enough bad things about this game.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
This game was practically free and I still feel like I was robbed. The screenshots are not even remotely relevent to the game play. the last F1 management game I bought was back in the mid 1990s and I would say it was vastly superior to this in every way so avoid it at all costs.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
It absolutely refuses to run. Always hangs up when it loads, or when I occasionally make it past the boot up screen, it won't let me make a new game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Grade A+++ EPICFAIL.

Brilliant idea so poorly executed, full of glitches and absolute cone of silence from devs for patches. In it current state it's totally unplayable.

This game would be abandonware if someone was able to fix it.

Last patch was in May 2012....


Edit note : 8th March, 2014
- After some discussion on the RM2014 ( the recent released successor to PP2012 ), there has now been a patch update attempting to bring the game out of the totally broken stage it was left in. I will update this review further after iv'e checked the patch out.

Update : 30th March, 2014
- Still very broken, now crashes randomly so often I am unable to even test the game mechanics without wanting to burn my PC. Developer does not care and still sells this steaming pile of donkey excriment along with it's successor Racing Manager 2014 without fixing the game.

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY !!!!, you have been warned, this game is really bad and totally unplayable, even if you engage in self mutilation, DO NOT BUY THIS.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
I got it when it was on sale by 90%. The game is a piece of cake. I won my first race by tuning the handling and acceleration with a 3 star team in addition to buying all the top notch supplies.

The game can be a challenge if you handicap yourself, but otherwise, not really. It only gets easier and easier as you get sponsors, and as long as you win races, you can replace your parts very easily. Some parts get worn out to 50% after one race, but they cost less than 25-50k while winning a race gets you 1m. If you have two drivers, that can go up to 1.9m, and there are lots of free agents at the start to hire mad cheap. My salaries were 50k even though it said a 20k salary would guarantee a contract signing. It's very easy to hire personnel as well. You just have to make sure you're balanced.

For $2, it's worth it. For $20? Nuh uh.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 19, 2013
this game is unplayable, nice concept but its a waste of money and hard drive space
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
It's an okay game. The management is fun, but the game is filled with bugs and glitches.

If the game fails to load and you have a multicore processor, set the affinity to only one core.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
Not worth your time. Not a very good simulation/simulator.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
screen shots are diseptive thought id get to drive and build the car got to be in my top 10 worse games ive played
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2013
A better name would have been "Race Team Management Simulation 2012." There is absolutely no resemblance to the Atari/Namco "Pole Position" series here, despite the presented screenshots and very-large-font "POLE POSITION" in the name... There is no real-time driving here. (re-read that last sentence to see why other reviewers are also disappointed).

Unless you're craving another sim-email/team manager, I recommend you get your racing fix elsewhere.
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