After arriving on iOS a few weeks back, F1 2016 has arrived for Android. The racing simulator gives you all 21 races of the just concluded 2016 season and allows you to race as your favorite team and driver in one-off races, a season and in weekly challenges. Codemasters, who has been developing the official F1 games for Xbox, Playstation and PC, fully optimized this build of the game for mobile with mobile friendly touch controls and graphics. If you have played one of their games in the past on other platforms, you will not be disappointed with what you see in this game.
The game weighs in at a hefty 1.2GB download and you will need at least 2.7GB of storage on your device in order to install it. Yes it is heavy but all that graphic goodness comes at a cost, mostly the amount of storage required.
Another element that may cause some to pause before downloading F1 2016 is the price. The game is $9.99 which, in this day of .99 cent apps, is expensive. Personally I do think it is a little high
even as a die-hard F1 fan. However, once you get into the game you will quickly find that there are no in-app purchases and adverts. You get the game in all its goodness completely unlocked and ready to play. Personally, I’m willing to pay.
Having played the game a bit this morning, the graphics on my Nexus 6P were outstanding and the game is huge fun. The controls are easy and the responsiveness is pretty good although there are times it lags a bit. That lag however doesn’t hinder overall game play.
You can download F1 2016 in the Play Store right now and get going on your racing season.