F1 2010 in depth review

This post will give you in detail review of the F1-2010 game for PC.

Also one thing I want to make clear is that DO NOT DOWNLOAD this game from the Internet. I am warning you people because this game has to be activated using a Windows Live account. So Piracy will lead you no where.

Now lets begin with the review.

Starting up……

Well as soon as you start the game you feel that this is the game of the year. This is because the way the game starts you feel like you are a Real F1 driver. The game starts with the press conference at which you give your introduction. This introduction of yours and the choices you make decide which team you can join. I f you are expecting to race with a team like Ferrari or Red Bull directly then its not going to happen. You have to start with a  rookie team like HRT Racing or Virgin Racing.

Moving on, after the Press conference you enter your Van where the Agent greets you and tells you all the necessary things about your contract and stuff. also you can check the Team Objectives and the Race conditions from the Van.

Then comes the Paddock. This is where you get the different menus like any other game. Here you can hone your driving skills by going for a Time Trial also.

And yes if you really want to drive for the Big Teams you can do so using the Single Rae mode.

Going into the race……

Now lets discuss about the gameplay. Another warning-This game is not for the ones who like Rash Driving. It requires a lot of Skillful driving and Great Patience. Don’t approach this game like any other racing game. It is not.

The gameplay is just awesome. This game puts you right into the seat of an F1 driver. After playing this game you understand how hard it must be in real life to drive an F1 car.

The weekend starts with 3 practice sessions, 1 Qualifying session and the Race. All the rules in real F1 are followed in the game as well. So you get a limited set of tires for the weekend that you have to use wisely. So the key here is Be Wise.

Next before the race starts you start it on Full fuel load. So the car does not behave really well. Understeer is what you have to tackle at the start. As you progress through the race the fuel load starts going down and the car starts behaving differently (starts Oversteering ).

Also the tires wear out during the race duration and you start losing grip, thus the car slips and slides and you start losing time. Changing the tires at the right time can reap big results. Thus strategy matters a lot. Again Be Wise.

Another aspect of the game that makes life worse is Engine wear. Engine power goes down as you reach the end of the race. Also an Old engine might give away making you retire from the race. So try preserving your engine during the race or you might lose it all in the last lap. So again Be Wise.

And to top it all the competition is hell tough.

Now since we have finished discussing about the Gameplay lets move onto the Graphics.

Graphics

The graphics are just awesome. Every detail from cars to tracks to drivers and pit crew is perfect. The lighting is also very good which makes the game all the more beautiful. Every race has its own weather which is according to the weather you get at that time of the season.

Even the Paddock and the drivers have been detailed to the T. Also the Pit crew and the Pits are truly great in terms of detailing and characterization. Track surface detailing and spectators are also designed with great attention.

Overall graphics are really great.

Overall

Codemasters has done a great job in creating the best F1 game till now. This by far beats the NFS series for PC gaming. You can’t get better Graphics and Gameplay than that in a PC game. Its almost equivalent to playing on a console.

So my vote for the Best game of 2010 goes to F1 2010 just because of the Gameplay and the Graphics.

Now lets discuss about the gameplay. Another warning-This game is not for the ones who like Rash Driving. It requires a lot of Skillful driving and Great Patience. Don’t approach this game like any other racing game. It is not.

The gameplay is just awesome. This game puts you right into the seat of an F1 driver. After playing this game you understand how hard it must be in real life to drive an F1 car.

The weekend starts with 3 practice sessions, 1 Qualifying session and the Race. All the rules in real F1 are followed in the game as well. So you get a limited set of tires for the weekend that you have to use wisely. So the key here is Be Wise.

Next before the race starts you start it on Full fuel load. So the car does not behave really well. Understeer is what you have to tackle at the start. As you progress through the race the fuel load starts going down and the car starts behaving differently (starts Oversteering ).

Also the tires wear out during the race duration and you start losing grip, thus the car slips and slides and you start losing time. Changing the tires at the right time can reap big results. Thus strategy matters a lot. Again Be Wise.

Another aspect of the game that makes life worse is Engine wear. Engine power goes down as you reach the end of the race. Also an Old engine might give away making you retire from the race. So try preserving your engine during the race or you might lose it all in the last lap. So again Be Wise.

And to top it all the competition is hell tough.

Now since we have finished discussing about the Gameplay lets move onto the Graphics.

Graphics

The graphics are just awesome. Every detail from cars to tracks to drivers and pit crew is perfect. The lighting is also very good which makes the game all the more beautiful. Every race has its own weather which is according to the weather you get at that time of the season.

Even the Paddock and the drivers have been detailed to the T. Also the Pit crew and the Pits are truly great in terms of detailing and characterization. Track surface detailing and spectators are also designed with great attention.

Overall graphics are really great.

Overall

Codemasters has done a great job in creating the best F1 game till now. This by far beats the NFS series for PC gaming. You can’t get better Graphics and Gameplay than that in a PC game. Its almost equivalent to playing on a console.

So my vote for the Best game of 2010 goes to F1 2010 just because of the Gameplay and the Graphics.

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About Abhijeet Deshpande

well I am a Computer engineer who likes to read about new technologies and also research about future technologies. I have created this blog for people who are interested in technology just like me and want to learn about them in detail. Also I am a automobile freak so you can expect some technologies related to them also on this blog. So as I have quoted "Its not just any other Technology related blog".

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