The official FORMULA ONE™ game returns with new circuits, split-screen and co-op Championship modes plus all the cars and stars from the 2011 season. Debut ahead of the drivers at India’s Buddh International Circuit, race the iconic Nürburgring circuit for the first time in High Definition and take on Abu Dhabi with a spectacular...
User reviews: Very Positive (71 reviews)
Release Date: Sep 19, 2011
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The official FORMULA ONE™ game returns with new circuits, split-screen and co-op Championship modes plus all the cars and stars from the 2011 season. Debut ahead of the drivers at India’s Buddh International Circuit, race the iconic Nürburgring circuit for the first time in High Definition and take on Abu Dhabi with a spectacular new day night transition. Use KERS and DRS to blast past rivals and race wheel-to-wheel against Lewis Hamilton, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel. Go from Rookie to 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION in career mode, set your best lap in Time Attack or test yourself online against 16 players plus 8 AI to simulate a full 24 car grid. Off track, become immersed in the world’s most glamorous sport with enhanced media interaction, expanded Paddock, new Parc Ferme area and celebration animations. F1 2011™ - be the driver, live the life – go compete!

Key Features

  • The sequel to the BAFTA award winning 2millon+ seller F1 2010™
  • Go compete in split-screen, co-op Championships and online against 16 players plus 8 AI to simulate full 24 car grids
  • Features all the stars, cars and circuits from the 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™
  • Debut ahead of the drivers at India’s Buddh circuit and take on the Nürburgring for the first time in High Definition in a FORMULA ONE game
  • Use KERS and DRS for new attack and defence options – blast past rivals and defend your line
  • Be the Drive, live the life – new Parc Ferme area, enhanced media interactions, new celebrations and more immerse you in the world’s most exciting sport.
  • Race wheel-to-wheel with stars like Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso
  • Go from Rookie to 2011 FIA FORMULA ONE DRIVERS’ WORLD CHAMPION in career mode or take on quick fire modes including Time Attack.
  • Features new Pirelli tires, flashback and new authentic engine damage

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
    • Memory: 2GB Ram
    • Graphics: GeForce 7800/Radeon X1800 or higher
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive:12.5 GB HD space
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Soundcard or onboard audio
    • Other Requirements: Online play requires log-in to Games For Windows - Live. Click here for a list of countries/regions with service.

    Network Requirements:

    • Broadband internet connection required (512kbps+ recommended)
    • TCP/IP Network

    Supported Graphics Cards:

    • ATI Radeon x1800, x1900, x1950, HD2400, HD2600, HD2900, HD3XXX Series, HD4XXX Series, HD5XXX Series, HD6XXX Series
    • NVIDIA Geforce 7800, 7900, 7950, 7950Gx2, 8400, 8600, 8800, 9600, 9800, 9800Gx2, GeForce 210, GT220, GTS250, GTX2XX Series, GTX4XX Series, GTX5XX Series
    • Not compatible with all integrated sound/graphics solutions (inc. laptops).

    Recommended for DX11:

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or AMD Phenom II x4
    • Memory:4GB Ram GB RAM
    • Graphics: GeForce GTX460 or ATI Radeon HD 5850
    • DirectX®: 11
    • Hard Drive:12.5 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX Compatible Soundcard or onboard audio
Helpful customer reviews
0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Too bad, no driving wheel and joystick support, I am out.
Posted: October 18
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
60.1 hrs on record
Great racing game spent many hours on this and imo it is far superior to F1 2012. Takes a lot of skill to master but is so rewarding once you do. A helpful tip - the game takes on a new level of awesome when you use a steering wheel and pedals
Posted: June 26
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
It's a very good game, online playing with friends, but any longer than 20 laps on the single player race, and get a bit boring with out tire and fuel simulation on
Posted: June 24
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2 of 8 people (25%) found this review helpful
259.4 hrs on record
Fantasic F1 Game, one of the best in the series.
Posted: June 25
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5 of 115 people (4%) found this review helpful
208.0 hrs on record
Over 200 fun filled hours with this game but no longer playable sue to Games For Windows shut down so no save games will work, you can no longer do any more than a single race. Very sad that no fix has been put in place for this.

Still the best games in the series.
Posted: September 6
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
The main intrigue of F1 2011 was clear in advance — what of numerous shortcomings of the crude predecessor will manage to correct this time? On a choice were offered graphics (too gloomy for such glamourous sport), physics (tram), artificial intelligence of rivals (together with a cursor it was copied from DiRT and GRID not familiar with the world of "Formula One"), repetitions of races (even it is close not similar to the telepicture) and all intra game menus (annoyingly slow). Effect of freshness which last year's game (F1 2010 knocked down I was the official simulator of "Formula One" first for much years) this time any more won't work therefore as some are expressed not nice Russian партократы, "the turn of policy of real affairs" came. (This my opinion and it can not coincide with yours).
Posted: February 23
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
12.3 hrs on record
Simulation racers have always been a double edged sword for me, some are good, some are bad but most I have come to hate. Every once in a while though a game comes along that changes your entire preconceived notion of the genre; F1 2011 is one of those games. F1 2011 is the sequel to the hit F1 2010, and while this game was a hit it suffered from a shoddy console port and early release to meet console schedules which resulted in game breaking bugs. The biggest question a person could ask is does 2011 suffer from any of the same problems that 2010 did or have they been remedied? The easiest way to put it, yes the bugs have been worked out.

Breaking into F1 2011 is quite a simple and enjoyable experience; with everything from an intuitive menu system to detailed stats located throughout. It's one of those games that is focused on the theatrics and immersion to keep you engaged all the way from menu to race and works quite well. There are several modes to choose from ranging from Career, Grand Prix, Multiplayer and Proving Grounds. The Career takes you across the entire 2011 Formula One race circuit with the choice of picking from one of twelve teams and twenty four drivers. This is by far one of the most well setup careers for a racing game I have seen in a long time and as you progress you actually feel as if you are moving up in the ranks. With leveling, challenges, practice, long qualifying and races you can make anywhere from 3 to nearly 75 laps; you will never find yourself looking for something to do.

Grand Prix is very similar to the career but more of an arcade mode. You can just jump in, pick a car and select a line-up of tracks that you want to do rather than the linear career which is locked down to the real 2011 race season. This is a good way to get a feel for all the tracks and cars prior to actually dedicating yourself to the career. Multiplayer is fully customizable with so many options and things to do it's impossible to list without droning on. They really went all out on this with three modes to partake in multiplayer, Online, Splitscreen and LAN. The final mode is Proving Grounds which has two individual modes within it, Time Trials and Time Attack. Time Trials is a basic trial mode where you pick a track and try to get the best lap times you possibly can while facing off against a ghost car of your previous best times. Time Attack works similar to this but pits you against set times to beat and attain gold, silver or bronze metals as a reward for refining your driving abilities and beating times.

This is the product of a console port that did everything correctly. No bugs that I could find, fluid motion, fairly high detailed environments and a driving experience that will leave you wanting more and more. Making your way through the career will leave you with a sense accomplishment as you have to work for your position in the poles. Dynamic difficulty is very apparent as you complete races; it seems as if with every win the competition gets harder and harder to keep you on your toes. If you are looking to create a car suited to your specific wants and needs there is no shortage of customization for this. You can choose specific tires for the event, a variable scale from wet to dry for your top speed and down-force; then tweak all aspects of the car individually so you will have the perfect race winning machine.

All of the menus in the game and ways you select things heighten the overall immersion into it. Things flow with a natural pace and easy to understand parameters for selections which never confuse you into doing something you don't want to do. Before, during and after races you are granted a true Formula One experience which includes interviews, reading mail you have received, or hanging out in your trailer watching the world of activity taking place outside. For the most part the environments are stunning, there will be moments of photo realism which cannot even be put into words but this is a contrast to the things which are also not very convincing like low texture quality on certain things. With 19 locations spanning all across the globe the amount of sights to take in is massive. Tracks are designed to exact specifications just as if they are real and the weather effects are something out of this world.

Taking part in a race in the rain versus a clear and dry day is a night and day difference. Not only will the world around you look more real and convincing but so will the race. The amount of tension you get from taking corners in the rain is breath taking. Watching the spray from it as it flies off of the car’s tires is something else and the visual effects accomplished through the use of DirectX 11 technology is out of this world. To put it mildly the game is beautiful but just as expected from a console port it does exhibit some drawbacks to overall visual quality due to limitations of 6 year old consoles.

Multiplayer is a testament to how much love and care was devoted to this game, it works great for international play, has a nice learning curve for playing with actual humans and some fantastic modes. You can go head to head with friends, play actual races with a full roster, do co-op or even split screen for those limited to playing at home. They really pulled out all the stops for this and give you multiplayer gaming just as you would want and need, nothing was spared here.

If you are looking for a realistic Formula One experience this is as close as you will get to taking a trip to Monaco and watching a race first hand. The sound of the engines, tires screeching, crowds cheering and cars that handle like they are on rails. This game is a true testament to those who have a huge passion for racing and for games. I don't know how I can put it plainly enough but everything just works! This is without a doubt the most well rounded racing title I can think of, you would be absolutely out of your mind to not check this out and for those missing out on it; what a shame.
Posted: November 28, 2013
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
39.5 hrs on record
Good with a pad but truly epic with a good wheel. Great racing, and it's faster than the real thing
Posted: November 29, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.2 hrs on record
Solid game in the F1 series. Fun to play around with.
Posted: July 27, 2013
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
180.6 hrs on record
Fantastic F1 game but unfortunately buggy and Codemasters won't release more patches. So my recommendation is to buy newer game of Codemasters F1 series, which hopefully doesn't have as annoying bugs as this one.


Grade: 7/10

Without bugs grade would have been 8 or 9
Posted: January 6, 2012
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
39.8 hrs on record
Neeeeeooooooowwww!!!
Posted: September 25, 2011
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.8 hrs on record
køb det det er nice
Posted: September 25, 2011
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
74.5 hrs on record
Even Better Then 2010! Graphics have been polised the AI has also been injected with some serious steroirds. They think alot more about moves and can somtimes out fox you. Even on intermediate it can somtimes be a struggle. On professional its a true challenge. Expert Mode must be impossible :D Great Game
Posted: December 1, 2011
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
96.6 hrs on record
KAMUI, you close to di Resta one second per lap. Be careful.. PLEASE be VERY CAREFUL with di Resta!!1 We need this point! (c)
Posted: December 11, 2011
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.1 hrs on record
There's POO on the LOO
Posted: September 22, 2011
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
I bought this game cause it features new Pirelli tires and new authentic engine damage. xD
Posted: September 21, 2011
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1 of 21 people (5%) found this review helpful
25.0 hrs on record
jaralem jointa, jestem notowany,mam kuratora, jest pojebany



żartowalem
Posted: April 26
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114.4 hrs on record
This game is great, but bugged. I've sunk a lot of hours into it, and been raged about a quarter of the time, but still loads of fun!

2012 is looking ace too!
Posted: July 14, 2012
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94.3 hrs on record
Codemasters have done it again,top quality racer .
Nice balanced racer ,superb mixture of arcade and simulation.
Posted: August 29, 2012
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