Feel the power of new turbocharged FORMULA ONE cars in the most accessible FORMULA 1 video game yet. F1 2014 features all the cars, drivers and circuits from the 2014 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, including new tracks in Russia and Austria, the return of the Hockenheimring in Germany and the 2014 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX which ran at night for the first time in 2014. A new driver evaluation system which tunes the game to your level, shorter career options, refined handling and new Very Easy difficulty level brings FORMULA ONE alive for absolute novices. Experienced gamers can customise their settings to enjoy a more serious simulation of the demands placed upon FORMULA ONE drivers. An expanded Scenario mode, extensive online multiplayer options and split-screen racing enhances F1 2014’s recreation of the world of FORMULA ONE for long-established fans and newcomers to the series.
NEW CIRCUITS – Race the new Spielberg circuit in Austria, the new Sochi Autodrom in Russia and the return of the Hockenheimring, plus experience the 2014 FORMULA 1 GULF AIR BAHRAIN GRAND PRIX which was run as a night race for the first time this year
ALL THE CARS, ALL THE STARS – F1 2014 features all of the new season’s driver changes up and down the grid and the dramatic changes in this season’s cars
EXTENSIVE MULTIPLAYER OPTIONS – Prove yourself in two-player split-screen or online in 16 player races with 6 AI to simulate full 22 car grids
DRIVER EVALUATION SYSTEM – Replacing the Young Driver Test in-game is the driver evaluation system, which tunes the game to your level following a one lap race
RACENET – Track your stats and get new regular online challenges with RaceNet, Codemasters’ free online community hub
ERS DEBUTS – Replacing last season’s KERS system, ERS delivers drivers more power automatically and opens up overtaking opportunities – feel how this extra power changes the race
EXPANDED SCENARIO MODE – Complete an increased range of scenarios based on real-world racing situations and earn medals in this extended mode
REFINED HANDLING -Enhanced game physics combine with refined handling via gamepads to deliver a more authentic and accessible driving experience for all players
TURBOCHARGED FORMULA ONE – Experience the raw power delivered by the new turbochargers in changes the handling in each F1 2014 car
ENHANCED CAREER MODES - Play through a full FORMULA ONE season or choose from shorter seasons, including 7 race and 12 race options.
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IF you're not playing in any league, and you don't need to buy it, it's really better to just wait for the next edition, which supposedly should be far better than this one. I will start with the fact, that compared to previous edition, more stuff was taken out of the game, than placed IN the game. What game does that anyway? You don't have classic cars or tracks anymore. Sure, 2 new tracks were added, because they were raced in 2014 F1 schedule. But... that's mostly it. Oh, the gameplay is a little tweaked, and provides a little bit new experience. There you have it, I have wrote about all new stuff worth mentioning. Not too much, am I right? Signle player career was also messed up. No young driver tests, and what is the WORST in my opinion - you can start career in any car you like! You can even choose Mercedes in your first season and win everything. I much preferred the oldschool, where you had to climb up to eventually finish in top teams, now you have everything given from the start. Like I wrote at the beginning, if you're not a part of F1 league, and don;t have to 'upgrade' to F1 2014, you will be better off waiting for 2015, or just buying F1 2013 at much lower price.
It has a really challenging handling model, with a wheel, you need to feather the throttle to try to minimise wheelspin. Sudden direction changes will disrupt the cars balance so beware. With manual gear shifting it's easier to control the massive torque you get with this game. For those reasons I find this title really fun. It's great fun learning to apply the throttle & it's really challenging to find the right gear to enter and exit a corner to deal with tyre degredation. At the same time it's a shame they haven't taken the game up a level in terms of content and variety of content. There's not a whole lot here. Wet weather is almost undriveable & there are mods out there already to remove rain from the game, which is sad, but it's impossible to drive with aids off. The reintroduction of the short career season is nice. I like 7 race seasons. All in all, it's a fun game with a challenging handling model. I recommend those with a wheel to just turn all assists off & enjoy the game how it should be played. Don't buy the game expecting it to be revolutionary, buy it as an expansion to the 2013 game, an upgrade on an already fairly enjoyable series.
Now, the title might seem a little depressing at first, but I need to clear something up. I said "Last Long," and the reason for this, is because the game is extremely enjoyable, but I honestly couldn't play it months later after its released. Why, might you ask? well, because it gets old. Races all start to feel the same, and altogether, everything gets boring. Now to the good. The game honestly feels great, and the handling, graphics, gameplay, tracks, everything just feels good. The game sticks very close to being as realistic as them can, which I like, and altogether it's a very solid game.
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