F1 2013: COMPLETE EDITION - PC

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F1 2013: COMPLETE EDITION (PC)
Also for: PS3, Xbox 360
Viewed: 3D Combination Genre:
Compilation
Racing: Formula One
Media: DVD Arcade origin:No
Developer: Codemasters Soft. Co.: Codemasters
Publishers: Codemasters (GB)
Released: 23 May 2014 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+

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Summary

Codemasters is back to give players the fastest of the fast in F1 2013. You can, of course, play as any team of this season and drive like one of the legends like Lewis Hamilton or Sebastian Vettel. But, there's also a new Classics mode that delivers nostalgia for those who are old enough to remember the 80s, or a history lesson for those who aren't.

F1 Classics is basically 80s mode. In this mode you have access to a load of vehicles and tracks from the 80s and the entire colour palette goes a bit toward the sepia end of the scale to give it a retro feel. In the Classics section you can play Grand Prix, time trial, time attack or scenario mode. Classics can certainly be as challenging as the 2013 stuff but in different ways. The cars don't hug the track like modern ones, making it harder to corner and easier to crash, for one. At the same time they don't go quite as fast so it's easier to stay in control.

The Scenario mode has made a welcome return in which there are many scenarios (obviously) that each pose an unusual challenge for you to overcome. Each one of these is really just a story that masks a simple goal like "overtake everyone and finish 10 seconds ahead of the leader".

For the more dedicated F1 fan, there's the option to turn off all the things put in to make life easier such as braking assists and customise your car to the nth degree. It's this kind of fine attention to detail that will really set fans' hearts a-flutter.

Of course, online and multiplayer functionality make a return. As well as online and split-screen multiplayer, gamers will be able to make use of Codies' RaceNet community hub, which offers connected players in-game challenges to better their friends and community-wide challenges to pit them against the wider world.

In this Complete Edition, players get the added bonus of all the game's 'Classic' content, including content from the '80s and '90s.