Codemasters’ F1 22 is the latest entry in the long-running racing series, and it’s the best one yet. But that doesn’t mean it’s perfect.
The good: The on-track action is as thrilling as ever, with new features like tire wear and degradation adding to the sense of realism. The game looks gorgeous.
The bad: Despite some great new tracks, like Hanoi and Portimao, the overall selection feels a bit light. And while the new My Team mode is a welcome addition, it’s not as fleshed out as it could be.
The bottom line: F1 22 is the best Formula One game yet, but it doesn’t quite reach the same heights as last year’s model.
If you’re a fan of racing games, or even just a casual observer, Codemasters’ F1 22 is definitely worth checking out. It’s not perfect, but it’s the best Formula One game yet.
The new generation of F1 is finally here, and with it comes a brand new video game. F1 2022 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4/5, and PC, and it’s packed with all the features that fans have come to expect from the franchise. The game includes all 20 tracks from the 2022 season, as well as all 10 teams and their drivers. Players can also create their own custom Championships, and race against friends in multiplayer mode. There’s even a new ‘My Team’ mode that allows players to build their own team from scratch and compete in the Constructors’ Championship. With so much to do, F1 2022 is sure to keep players entertained for hours on end. So if you’re a fan of Formula One, be sure to check out the new game today.
F1 2022 might not be a radical departure for Codemasters’ long-running series, but it’s still a confident and accomplished racer. Despite some familiar tracks and teams, there’s plenty of new content to dig into, including two new drivers’ championships and a comprehensive co-op campaign. The handling model is as accurate and nuanced as ever, while the visual makeover ensures that F1 2022 looks fantastic on current-gen hardware. In short, this is another stellar entry in Codemasters’ impressive stable of racing games.
F1 22’s new F1 Life feature allows you to kitting out your avatar with fresh threads and decorating your pad with gaudy artwork on the walls and a supercar on display in the living room. I love the idea of embracing the more glamorous side of the sport, but rather than having the luxury of browsing the rails of a Monaco boutique it feels like you’re rifling through the bargain bin at Sports Direct with a handful of Puma t-shirts and EA Sports-branded caps and not much else in between to choose from. There are plenty of more options to choose from in real life, so why not give players more options in game? Also, some of the artworks are downright ugly and I don’t want them cluttering up my perfectly curated space. Still, it’s a step in the right direction and I’m hoping that they’ll expand on this concept in future iterations.
In F1 2022, VR works across the board to provide an incredible experience. With a decent FFB wheel like Fanatec’s DD Pro, you can really get a feel for the race. The combination of realistic graphics and haptic feedback makes it feel like you’re right in the middle of the action. And because VR is so immersive, it’s easy to forget that you’re wearing a headset and not actually sitting in a cockpit. That’s why VR is such a welcome addition to F1 2022. It brings the game to life in ways that traditional television simply can’t match.