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F1 2013 Review | Hot Wheels

Author:
Chris Hyde
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Reviews
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Codemasters, Codemasters Birmingham, F1 2013, Formula 1, Namco Bandai, Racing Games

F1 2013 Review | Hot Wheels

Platform: PS3 (reviewed) | Xbox 360 | PC

Developer: Codemasters Birmingham

Publisher: Codemasters | Namco Bandai

“It’s lights out, and away we go!” Yes, it’s that time of year again, as Codemasters deliver us their latest annual offering of Formula One racing - putting you in the driving seat against the most highly skilled and highly paid drivers in the world. And Max Chilton. And the big USP of this year’s iteration is that of classic cars and tracks to race around as opposed to just those on the current calendar. But will this addition and the package in general, see you racing to the shops, or leave you looking for an early retirement? And yes, the racing puns get worse.

Firstly let me be really clear on something. I place myself in a (what I hope is a fairly broad) demographic of gamers that love watching Formula 1 on TV, but when it comes to displaying that passion in an F1 simulator game, I’m useless. Seriously, I’m very, very bad at F1 games, and whilst this means that I won’t ever win the World Championship without some help (more later), it does also put me in a spectacular position to critique the game for the less skilled in F1 games, or those new to the genre or series. So strap yourself in, and prepare for the ride (told you).

F1 2013 Review | Hot Wheels

Your first step into F1 2013 will be the famous ‘Young Driver Test’ that happens each year to find F1’s latest prodigal talent. It’s a way for the game to not only introduce you to the controls and mechanics of the game, but also provides a premise for unlocking teams that you can drive with in the main career mode. The better you perform in each of these tests, the more notice you’ll attract from better teams, giving you more options in Career Mode. It’s a great introduction, both with its pacing but also with its unforgiving policy of performance. If there’s anything newcomers can learn from the Young Driver’s Test, it’s that that driving in an F1 game is all about precision, control and skill. Any wayward braking or cornering will be punished through lack of car performance, and failing tests. It sounds hard, harsh even, and it is, but this is F1, and the sport itself is a specialist sport for a reason. F1 gaming veterans will eat this test for breakfast, with it offering little difference from previous iterations, but as a familiarisation exercise, it still works competently enough.

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UK Games Charts | 5th October 2013

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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F1 2013, FIFA 14, GTA V, Just Dance 2014, NBA 2K14, The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, UK Games Charts, UK retail

UK Games Charts | 5th October 2013

FIFA 14 and Grand Theft Auto V still loom large over UK retail, but there's plenty of action below. F1 2013, NBA 2K14 and Just Dance 2014 have all debuted in the top ten, while the Wii U has another relatively rare chart success in The Legend Of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, clocking in at an impressive 4th place considering the low console install base. We've got all the action below.

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F1 2013 Launch Trailer Brings The Racing Drama

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Codemasters Racing, F1 2013, PC games, PS3 games, trailer, Xbox 360 games

F1 2013 Launch Trailer Brings The Racing Drama

F1 2013 is out today on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, so what better way to celebrate than watching an aptly dramatic launch trailer?

Well, technically, you could go to HMV Oxford Street right now and get involved in the public launch party. That's an option.

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F1 2013 London Launch Event Takes Place Tomorrow: Get Hands-On, Win Prizes

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Codemasters Racing, F1 2013, Launch party

F1 2013 London Launch Event Takes Place Tomorrow: Get Hands-On, Win Prizes

If you're in London tomorrow afternoon and love a bit of Formula One, why not stop in at the F1 2013 launch event at HMV Oxford Street? During the festivities, you'll be able to play the game, test your tyre-changing skills and even win some nifty prizes if your hot laps are fast enough. Details below.

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F1 2013 Interview | Greg Pryjmachuk On Classic Content And On-Track Improvements

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Features
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Codemasters, Codemasters Birmingham, F1 2013, Games previews, Greg Pryjmachuk, Interviews, Racing Games, Video interviews

F1 2013 Interview | Greg Pryjmachuk On Classic Content And On-Track Improvements

We sat down (or rather stood up) with Codemasters Birmingham's Greg Pryjmachuk yesterday to have a chat about the upcoming F1 2013 and discuss how the development team are striving to balance out the simulation nature of the sport itself whilst still catering towards accessibility. We also had a natter about the Classic modes, new to this year's game; how Codemasters have improved the on-track action; and the delights that the new save game mechanism will bring to Grand Prix fans who want the full strategic racing experience, but don't always have two hours to spare.

Check it out after the jump.

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F1 2013 | £19.85 | ShopTo | PC

Author:
Matt Gardner
Category:
Deals
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Codemasters Racing, F1 2013, PC games, Racing Games

F1 2013 | £19.85 | ShopTo | PC

F1 2013 (pre-order) | £19.85 | ShopTo
PC price comparison

Thanks to Murphy for the tip!

F1 2013 Classic Mode Cars & Tracks Revealed

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Codemasters Racing, F1 2013, PC games, PS3 games, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games

F1 2013 Classic Mode Cars & Tracks Revealed

Codemasters Racing have released a full list of the legendary 1980s and 1990s cars, drivers and tracks that will appear in F1 2013's Classic Mode - depending on the edition you buy. The trailer and upcoming mess of bulletpoints will make everything clear.

If you're a longtime Formula One fan, you're going to be in for a treat.

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No Online Pass For F1 2013

Author:
Jonathan Lester
Category:
News
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Codemasters Racing, F1 2013, Online Pass, PC games, PS3 games, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games

No Online Pass For F1 2013

Just a quickie: Codemasters Racing has confirmed that F1 2013 won't require an online pass to access its multiplayer component. It's great to see publishers following EA's lead, though of course, they popularised the system in the first place.

F1 2013 releases on October 4th for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. It will be available in two editions: a standard version and a 'Classic' Edition that includes a new mode featuring 1980s cars and commentary from Murray Walker.

F1 2013 Out In October

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Codemasters Racing, F1 2013, PC games, PS3 games, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games

F1 2013 Out In October

Codemasters Racing has confirmed that F1 2013 will release on October 4th for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360, following its reveal last week. In preparation, they've released some new footage of the Hungaroring track, complete with technical advice from consultant Anthony Davidson. Check it out below.

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F1 2013 Revealed For Current-Gen With A Trilogy Of Trailers

Author:
Jonathan Lester
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News
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Codemasters Racing, F1 2013, PC games, PS3 games, Racing Games, Xbox 360 games

F1 2013 Revealed For Current-Gen With A Trilogy Of Trailers

Comes In Standard & Classic Editions

F1 2013 has been officially revealed by Codemasters Racing, packing all of the new rule changes and transfers of the season, as well as several gameplay additions. Interestingly, however, it will be available in two flavours: a standard version and a Classic Edition that includes 1980s racers and Murray Walker commentary.

We've got three trailers, all the details and some screens after the break.

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