F1 2014 (video game)

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F1 2014
F1 2014 cover.jpg
Developer(s)Codemasters Birmingham
Publisher(s)Codemasters Racing
Composer(s)Ian Livingstone[1]
SeriesFormula One
EngineEGO Engine 3.0
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Release
  • JP: 2 October 2014
  • AU: 16 October 2014
  • UK: 17 October 2014
  • NA: 21 October 2014
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

F1 2014 is a racing video game based on the 2014 Formula One season developed and published by Codemasters. The game features the team and driver line-ups from the 2014 season, as well as the Red Bull Ring, Hockenheimring and the brand-new Sochi Autodrom. The game was going to be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles but it was cancelled.[citation needed]

The game allows players to choose any team to drive for in Career Mode, rather than making the player start at a team lower down the grid and work their way up, as in other titles. The game does not feature Classic Content, a feature from the game's predecessor which allowed users to drive historic Formula One cars around historic tracks.

This was the last Formula 1 game released for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the last F1 game to be released in September/October.

The game featured the initial driver line ups for the 2014 season, substitute drivers Will Stevens and André Lotterer, although all driving in FIA Formula One races during the 2014 season, were not included in the game.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings60.43%
Metacritic62/100
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer70%
Game Revolution4.5/5
OPM (AU)50%
OPM (UK)5/10
Hardcore Gamer4/5[2]

The game received a mixed review from Eurogamer, citing lack of new features and uninspiring career mode.[3]

Hardcore Gamer gave the game a 4 out of 5, saying "F1 2014 plays to its strengths and doesn’t get bogged down with clutter. While classic F1 races can’t be recreated this year, the career mode is a far more diverse and enjoyable experience. The racing action is more intense than ever before, leading this to be one of most enjoyable F1 games ever created."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Greening, Chris. "Ian Livingstone returns to Formula 1 2014". Game Music Online. Retrieved 3 October 2014.
  2. ^ a b Peeples, Jeremy (4 November 2014). "Review: F1 2014". Hardcore Gamer. Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved 30 November 2014.
  3. ^ "F1 2014 Review". Game review. 15 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.

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