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F1 2017 – The Verdict

F1 2017 – The Verdict

I’ve been playing a bit of F1 2017 recently, mainly in between sessions of Destiny 2 or Dishonored 2, and it’s proving to be a splendid game, one where I’ve finally found a way to play, and enjoy, what is a great racer.

DiRT 4 – The Verdict

DiRT 4 – The Verdict

Rally, one of the purest forms of motorsport. Man and machine against the road, a co-drivers hastily barked instructions all that keeps them from slipping off the road and out of the action. Codemasters reached near perfection with distilling the core rallying experience into a video game with DiRT Rally a few years ago. Now, they’re back with DiRT 4, a racing game with rally at its heart, but a different beast to the hardcore icon from 2015.

DiRT Rally – Early Access Hands On

DiRT Rally – Early Access Hands On

Codemasters sneakily released a new game onto Steam Early Access the other week when they went public with DiRT Rally, the latest game in the DiRT series, but one that takes an approach more in keeping with the older Colin McRae Rally games. Codemasters talk boldly about realism with Rally, and I’ve been checking it out over the past few days to see how it fares, and how it stands compared to other rallying titles.

Grid 2 – Hands On

Grid 2 – Hands On

I had no idea what it was going to be like playing a modern racing game with a wheel and pedals until I hit Grid 2 at the Eurogamer Expo. The last time I did was in an ancient beat up SEGA Rally Arcade unit that was gathering dust in my University Students Union. So playing Codemasters’ next big racer with a full wheel and pedal setup was like walking on Mars to me, I didn’t have a clue how things were going to work.

To be honest, it didn’t really work; I spent more time smashing my Ford Mustang into pieces on various trees and rocks than actually driving smoothly on the road in the point-to-point race I was in. This was just one of the demo booths available for Grid 2, the other was a traditional two-lap race with a bunch of AI opponents and an Xbox 360 controller.

F1 2012 – The Verdict

F1 2012 – The Verdict

There comes a time where everyone feels the need for a little more excitement in their life, a little more danger. For me extreme sports are where I get my kicks, and nothing is more extreme than the high-speed and precision of Formula One. Lucky for me Codemasters have just released F1 2012, and at the touch of a button I can be in control of my very own powerfully tuned behemoth. That settles that then.

F1 2012 Hands On First Impressions

F1 2012 Hands On First Impressions

Being a fan of Formula One and wanting to play a F1 game are two entirely different things. In my opinion the games that I have seen in the past haven’t delivered the excitement and tension I get when watching the races on TV, and don’t convey the same feel of complete precision and total control that the drivers have over their extremely powerful cars. That is until now.

On Board F1 2012 – Circuit of the Americas Full Lap

On Board F1 2012 – Circuit of the Americas Full Lap

It might be tricky for anyone keen to glance at the currently unfinished Circuit of Americas track, due for it’s maiden race in November of this year. Luckily for us Codemasters creative director Stephen Hood has already driven round the track using next months final, pre-launch version of Codemasters F1 2012 game. Hit the jump to see the full track.

Grid 2 Teased By Codemasters – Reveal Next Week

Grid 2 Teased By Codemasters – Reveal Next Week



Oh my! That is a teaser trailer for Grid 2 from Codemasters and that has really caught my attention. The original was an awesome reboot of the TOCA series and few titles since have quite managed to match it. The teaser promised something else to come, probably the full reveal, next week on the 8th of August. Hell. Yes.

F1 2011 Shows Off Safety Cars

F1 2011 Shows Off Safety Cars

I say, safety cars appearing in an F1 game? That definitely gets a bit of a thumbs up from me, must wonder how F1 2011 will decide when a safety car needs to be deployed though. The new game has lots of fun features, hopefully I can get into it a bit easier than last years edition.

F1 2011 Gets Co-op

F1 2011 Gets Co-op

I do wish to declare that I believe F1 2011 including a co-op season mode is a very good idea. For once you will have the chance to both work with your co-op buddy, and also to utterly ruin his game. Imagine, you both have been racing at the very limit of abilities of your car all season and have managed to secure the Constructors Championship, a perfect bit of team-work. It is the last race of the season, you have a gentleman’s agreement that the guy who leads into the first corner will keep the race lead, only to totally ruin his race, and your friendship, by knocking him out of the race to secure the win and the Drivers Championship. That sounds awesome.