F1 2019 Review


July 22, 2019

CrispySinger

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F1 2019 hits the ground running (you know what I mean) with a spectacularly presented game, that retains all of which made F1 2018 such a hit. Not only that but it’s just another example of the excellent racer games that Codemasters are infamous for developing.

F1 2019 has an abundance of modes that enable the game to cater to a wide audience of fans, ensuring newcomers can ease themselves in, whilst hardcore and longtime fans can just right into the action. The variety of modes for gamers to play really adds to the lifespan of the game, not only that but the inclusion of weekly challenges and online leagues and further incentive to get the most out of the game by challenging yourself against the best of the best online in the new dedicated F1 Esport area.

What is this mysterious area I hear you ask? Well for the first time ever the F1 Esports series has been given an integrated section in which players can get information on qualifying events, race highlights, leaderboards and much more. Not only that but from here you can register for the upcoming ESport 2020 series of events. Which is definitely a welcomed addition to the game, which I feel will only help solidify this as the new standard of F1 games moving forward. The multiplayer has also been given a more personal touch this time around, by allowing players to compete and earn experience points by completing special events and the likes. Whilst this isn’t a big deal to some, others will relish in the fact that they can now customise their racer with new ESports branded equipment and gear. I for one don’t overly mind about such features being included in a game like this, but it is always nice to add your own flair to your character so to speak, and more so when it comes to Multiplayer.

The career mode is an absolute pleasure to play, as always. Building on the solid foundations set by previous games, the career mode continues to provide intense, engaging and exciting gameplay throughout. The addition of NPC characters that are intertwined with the story, following you through your career really brings new life into the games career mode.

Rivalries that are formed through the games story help provide further incentive to focus on honing your skills, as it makes the game feel more than just a journey from A to B, checking off the requirements in between. These rivalries don’t just have an impact on the races throughout the game’s career mode, these also impact the interaction between other characters and yourself directly, a great example of this is the press conferences that can take place between racing segments of the game. You’ll be asked different questions based on how you perform against these characters throughout the game, not only that, but you can also see what their thoughts are on you and other drivers based on the transcripts that you can view following their interviews.

Having the addition of these characters really makes you want to do your best and come out on top, and I personally think this was an excellent move to make on the teams part. It is worth noting that for those who are not interested in this new approach, there is an option to turn off these features, which means those who are just wanting to focus on a pure simulation experience are not hindered in doing so, whilst allowing other players to relish in it.

F1 2019 Trailer

The Verdict

"DEFEAT YOUR RIVALS"

The Story - 9

The Gameplay - 9

The Experience - 9

The Presentation - 9

The Sound - 9

The Value For Money - 9

I Give This Game A

9 / 10

Once again, similar to F1 2018, F1 2019 is a game in which you get more out of it when you put more into it. Those who don’t take the time to really fully explore all that the game has to offer won’t even scratch the surface on what F1 2019 holds in stock for its players. Codemasters has delivered one of its best racing simulator games to date with the release of F1 2019, which is a title I’d highly recommend to anyone looking for a solid racing game.

About CrispySinger

A Gamer who loves pretty much all genres of Games! (More so RPG, FPS, Survival Horror, Action Adventure etc.) Known to collect “Retro Games and Consoles” and also for being guilty of having an ever expanding back log of games. To get to know him better and see what he’s been up to, catch him online via his Gaming Accounts… You know what to do!

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