F1 2013

Written by Phil on . Posted in Latest

 

Steam have had F1 2013 as a free download from Thursday to this Sunday. I have been bombing around in F1 2012 recently and thought this was an opportunity not to be missed. The best thing about the new version is the retro racing. I went to the British Grand Prix a few times in the late 80’s and early 90’s and as such that era is the part I relate to the most (Mansell, Prost, Senna etc) So it was great fun racing in the classic cars from that time. I have to be honest there isn’t enough in the game to justify buying it because there isn’t much more on offer than 2012.

I banged in a few fastest laps playing as Mr Schumacher (lets hope he recovers) Codemasters i think have nailed this game. Me being a simulator nut would love to have more options to tinker with the settings of the car and more in depth telemetry but that takes nothing away from the racing which is what it’s all about.

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  • RangerX3X

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    Awesome stuff…I am going to have to check out the free play as well. I like the retro cars and tracks however I am not sure I will be picking it up as I don’t need a new copy every year.

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    • Phil

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      Yeah unless your an F1 fanatic i see no reason to buy it. The retro is great like i said but still very limited. If they dedicated a whole game to different eras and put the same effort as they do now with the game i think that would be a great move.

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  • RangerX3X

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    Thanks for posting this. I do not normally do the free play weekend things on Steam, but this gave me a chance to evaluate the full game which I would have probably bought at 75% off. I am glad I did the free play because frankly I don’t care for the new game that much. First, the retro cars appear to be only usable in one-off Grand Prix and other modes, but not a season challenge or full career mode (a complete missed opportunity there). While the 2013 cars generally look a bit better than 2012, the menu navigation screens look worse and most importantly the car handling has changed. Easy mode should be just that – easy mode. It seems as if they played with the braking model for the game (at least in easy mode) because now it is somewhat difficult to brake at certain parts of tracks (when previously it did not require much user input at all). If I wanted to run at higher difficulties, I would have selected moderate or hard settings. Again, thanks for posting this because it led me to save $15.

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