Hello, everybody. Today we are looking at F1 2016 for mobile devices. This game is published and developed by Codemasters Software Company. We should start with that: there’s a wonderful slickness to F1 2016. Every aspect of it is polished to a mirror sheen. It’s all bright and sparkling, a wonderful representation of the pinnacle of the motorsport world that it’s attempting to digitally ape. But that slickness is sometimes a bit too slick, a bit too precise. Much like the sport itself, sometimes things are a little too professional. It’s fun, but it’s not raw razor sharp excitement. This is very much on the simulation side of things. Even with the difficulty settings turned down, you’re rarely in a race for your life. Instead, you’re carefully working your way through the pack.
F1 2016 Gameplay and Review
And now let`s get to the gameplay review. There are a number of different modes here, but the main thrust of the experience comes from the career mode. Here you pick one of the drivers from the 2016 season and take them through the entire year. There’s practice, qualifying, and then the race itself. You can pick one of four different control styles when you start. There are two tilt options and two touch options. One of each lets you control the acceleration while the other takes that out of your hands. There are also a variety of assists to keep you on the right track. If you’re looking for a more authentic play through – or as authentic as you can get on a phone – then you can turn these off. The controls work well though, especially the tough ones. Although if you’re a fan of tilting then you’ll find them more than up to the task. Which is good, because the task is pretty large. Especially when you take on the full career mode. You can ramp up the number of laps and really lose yourself in the tarmac.
Real feel of racing in F1
This game is more a simulator than an arcade game, which is good for me. I am just not sure that all of the players will have the patience to play it.