Sat, 06 August 2022
GAMES: F1 22
Verdict: Another authentic racing sim
What is it?
F1 22 is a racing video game developed by Codemasters and published by EA Sports. The game holds an official license of the 2022 Formula One and Formula 2 championships, including all teams, cars and drivers.
F1 22 features new car models with updated physics. The game also features an updated track list, adding the new Miami International Autodrome. Sprint races, a new addition to the sport, are also included as is adaptive AI, which adjusts the pace of AI cars according to the performance of players to ensure players are competitive from race-to-race. Other new features include immersive broadcast options, designed after televised Formula One broadcasts, as well as interactive pit stops. The game also introduces a customisable hub mode called F1 Life to allow players to collect supercars, clothing and accessories.
As always, the circuits are inch-perfect replicas but under the surface, the same old problems apply. The crowd look like terrible cardboard cut-outs and the drivers out of the car are poorly animated. Luckily, on the track, the game is smooth as butter and pixel-perfect when it matters. Small touches, like neat new post-race clips of the battle-worn cars and updated camera angles on the old podium celebrations, slightly rejuvenate parts of the series.
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