F1 2022 The Game Review (Xbox Series S)

This F1 2022 The Game Review has us racing in the new cars of the Formula 1 2022 season with the authentic lineup of all 20 drivers and 10 teams, and take control of your race experience with new immersive or broadcast race sequences. Create a team and take them to the front of the grid with new depth in the acclaimed My Team career mode, race head-to-head in split-screen or multiplayer, or change the pace by taking supercars from some of the sport’s biggest names to the track in our all-new Pirelli Hot Laps feature.

F1 2022 The Game Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 46.6GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Racing gameplay.
  • Six difficulties modifiers-beginner, amateur, experienced, professional, elite, and custom.
  • Accessibility options – subtitles, subtitles language, voice chat, mono mix, mono mix balancing, Colourblind mode, convert incoming voice into text chat, chat text size and multiplayer lobby voice guide.
  • Graphics settings – gamma, motion blur strength, HDR, and peak Nit adjustment.
  • Telemetry settings- UDP mode, UDP port, and UDP format.
  • Full camera setup and a FOV slider.
  • F1 life is a section where you can view trophies, super cars, Theatre of unlocked clips, customisation and virtual showroom.
  • Career can be played solo or two player (Co-op or contracts) online.
  • Two player season can be started solo and your partner can join later.
  • Flashback where you can roll back time.
  • Solo career is played as a driver or my team which is where you do everything. Begin your career in F2 or skip straight to the F1 season. Start from the beginning of the season or join at a particular weekend.
  • Character creator – avatar, country/region, name, audio name and driver number, helmet, pose, podium emotes and victory radio call.
  • Ten teams – Ferrari, Red Bull, AMG, Alfa Romeo, BWT Alpine, Scuderia Alphatauri, HAAS, Mclaren, Aston Martin and Williams Racing.
  • Official game with official names and teams.
  • Acclaim – works like EXP in that you earn it from racing and your Acclaim gets you noticed by other teams.
  • Resource points – earned from free practice and practice programmes and is used to upgrade your car.
  • Car R & D is split into four areas – aerodynamics, chassis, power train and durability.
  • Live broadcast presentation.
  • Feels like a step up in overall atmosphere and appearance.
  • Good loading times.
  • Can fully rebind the controls.
  • Tutorial pop ups can be triggered.
  • Solo game modes – Grand Prix, Time Trial and Pirelli Hot laps in sports car.
  • Multiplayer game modes – Social play (beginner-friendly/experienced drivers/browse/create custom), Weekly event, splits reen, ranked play, leagues and previous weeks results.
  • Brand shop to spend currency on branded gear for your avatar.
  • Podium pass is a battle pass with free and paid for tiers.
  • Some of the best handling in a game.
  • Press briefings-you interact with the press via multiple choice answers to questions, this has an effect on how the game moves on.
  • Button shortcuts allow you to change settings as you are driving.
  • Full weather, and day/night cycle.
  • Damage model is insanely accurate.

F1 2022 The Game Review Cons:

  • Communicating with online servers message keeps popping up and you can’t do anything when it shows.
  • Not every driver number is available.
  • In-app purchases for cosmetics and the podium pass rewards.
  • Feels at times you getting unfairly punished in collisions.
  • Small in-game text.
  • A lot of jargon.
  • Possible to press a button or direction by accident and just fill the screen with menus and prompts.
  • The media sections still feel like filler.
  • Hard to justify a reason to upgrade from last year.
  • The crowds still look weird in places.

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F1 2022 The Game.

Official website.

Developer: Codemasters

Publisher: EA Games

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Xbox

  • 10/10
    Graphics - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Length - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
9.6/10

Summary

Another year and another formula 1 game is upon us. F1 2022 is last year’s game with a few more extra tweaks and better graphics fidelity in a nutshell. But it also manages to innovate the series. For me, this is the year that an F1 game has not hit a new high but maintained the high standard of last year’s game. I can’t put it on one individual thing but instead, I think it’s the year everything clicked into place and had the necessary adjustments and additions to make a cohesive and solid offering, the controls are so smooth and responsive, I found that using a steering wheel is an absolute game-changer, you can adjust so much and it really makes it the definitive experience. , I would still do full weekends to improve lap times rather than skip to race, of course having upgrade resource points tied to practice definitely motivated me. Sure little has changed overall but it set me up for a better time straight away in my career. I can easily say this game has improved and feels a lot better over last year’s edition and is a solid offer for F1 fans and driving fans, in general, you should check it out, I cant see many faults and it’s all win-win for F1 fans. In closing F1 2022 is a game that has refined the F1 game to within an inch of its life, From fluid familiar controls to jaw-dropping graphics and sound work, F1 2020 is the F1 game for gamers. Those who like to tweak and adjust their cars will be pleasantly overwhelmed with all the many options available to them and brings it all together in a way that can only be described as excellent. F1 2022 isn’t a game that steps up higher than previous games but it does just enough to keep the high standards intact.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!