As a Formula One fan, the desire to play a reasonably realistic game based on real drivers, teams and circuits has been there for a long time. The challenge has been the lack of such a game. Sure the console games are fantastic from Codemasters but on mobile devices – both Android and iOS – there were F1-style games but nothing that would truly satisfy a fan of the sport. That changed when Codemasters, the developer behind the console F1 games, released their mobile centric game, F1 2016. While it doesn’t have the level of controls or customizations that the console level game has, F1 2016 is a remarkably well developed game with outstanding graphics, real teams, real drivers and, of course, real circuits.
I have been playing F1 2016 since the day it was released and I will admit, despite the hype, that I was skeptical that it would be a good game playing experience. Happily, I’m wrong. It is a great playing experience. It’s not perfect but it is fun and challenging and that should keep F1 fans who want to turn a few laps at Monaco, Spa or Silverstone, happy and satisfied.