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F1 2012 (PC)

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Release Info:

  • Developer: Codemasters Birmingham
  • Publisher: Codemasters
  • Platform: PC
  • Format: DVD-ROM, Digital Download
  • ESRB Rating: Everyone
  • Release Date: September 18, 2012

Key Features:

  • Includes all drivers, courses, and teams from the 2012 season
  • Embark on a five-year career
  • Test your driving skills against the world's best drivers in the Champions Mode
  • Use optional "flashbacks" to recover from mistakes without losing time
  • Learn how to drive by completing the Young Driver Test
  • Choose from a variety of driver assists to adjust the game's difficulty
  • Complete objectives over an abbreviated career in the Season Challenge Mode

Description:

F1 2012 continues Codemasters' award-winning Formula One racing series that features all official drivers, courses, and teams from the sport's 2012 season. One of the key changes includes an advanced weather system that will see storm fronts moving across the circuits, potentially affecting certain parts of the track as rain pours down on the tarmac.

The Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas has also been included for the first time in the series, and there are new play modes that offer a faster way to experience the racing without having to go through an entire career. Those new to the F1 series can learn the ins-and-outs of driving with the Young Driver Test, which will help determine the level of complexity.

In the Season Challenge, for instance, you'll be able to participate in an abbreviated career that spans a mere ten, five-lap races in predefined weather conditions. In the Champions Mode, you'll be able to test your driving prowess in head-to-head matches against the sport's six world champions. Of course, you'll still be able to follow your driver through a five-year career, which includes all 20 races comprising the FIA Formula One World Championship.

As you win races in the career mode, you'll be able to earn contracts from rival teams, complete objectives to impress the higher-ups, help develop parts for your car, and more. Full practice and qualifying sessions are included for the authentic experience, but players can also select a one-shot qualifying option if they'd rather speed up the process and concentrate solely on the events.

Time Trial mode lets you practice each track while trying to set personal bests in lap times. You can also race against ghost cars from friends and those in the community for an added challenge. Time Attack offers a series of scenarios to complete, where you'll be given a specific car, tire type, weather condition and track and must defeat three ghost cars.

Online Grand Prix is single race of seven laps with dynamic weather and a 15-minute qualifying session to determine starting position. Players can also create custom online races with the Custom Grand Prix option. Returning from F1 2011 is the Co-op Championship mode, where you and a friend can enter a season as teammates.

Minimum System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4Ghz or AMD Athlon X2 5400+
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD HD2600 or NVIDIA GeForce 8600
  • DirectX Version: 11.0
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB free space
  • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card
  • Other: Broadband Internet connection

Supported Graphics Cards: AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series; NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series; Intel HD Graphics 3000 or higher; AMD Fusion A8 or higher.

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows Vista or Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel Core i7/AMD Bulldozer
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: AMD HD6000 or NVIDIA GeForce GTX500 with 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX Version: 11.0
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB free space
  • Sound: DirectX-compatible sound card
  • Other: Broadband Internet connection

Supported Graphics Cards: AMD Radeon HD2600 or higher, HD3650 or higher, HD4550 or higher, HD5000 Series, HD6000 Series, HD7000 Series; NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or higher, 9500 or higher, GTX220 or higher, GTX400 Series, GTX500 Series, GTX600 Series; Intel HD Graphics 3000 or higher; AMD Fusion A8 or higher.

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