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F1 2017 Wins Best Racing Game of 2017

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F1 2017 Wins Best Racing Game of 2017

The F1 series has always been a favorite of mine over the past few years. I first interacted with the series with F1 2014. Back at that point, the series had a long way to go to get to the point it could be considered the best racing game on the market.

For several years, the F1 series was simply very good to solid but not quite encroaching on great.

Fast forward to today, and F1 2017 is our choice for the best racing game of 2017 and it should get consideration for the best sports game period.

Its the Career Mode Stupid

F1 2017 features a career mode which is massively expanded and that alone gives this game a dose of realism you are hard pressed to find elsewhere.

You develop your skills and hone your car over several seasons. The car management in particular is just incredibly in-depth and will keep you busy trying to shave parts of seconds off of your time.

On top of that, you have to manage a pit crew to maximize your time, you have an R&D unit to manage, and you need to work on certain practice programmes to maximize things such as fuel management.

And, in case you want the option, female driver avatars are now part of the whole experience as well.

The career mode’s expansion this year really brought the whole experience up a big level.

But It’d Mean Nothing if The Gameplay Wasn’t Amazing

There are 20 official circuits in the game along with alternative track layouts. This variety in the gameplay along with solid car physics and good AI makes each and every race different in some way.

In fact, the on-track gameplay has been a series strong suit for quite awhile — it was the stuff around that which brought the experience down. Now that both are at a high level, you have what is basically a must-play combo for any racing fans.

There are other new additions this year from a new Championship Mode to enhanced Multiplayer options which give players so much to do.

The Best

F1 2017 is the best racing game of 2017. Given the depth and variety of options, the great gameplay, and the now excellent career mode — this should come as no surprise.

If you haven’t yet played the game, its available on PS4, XB1, and PC today. Be sure to pick it up and enjoy what is one of the best sports gaming experiences of the last year.

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  1. Well-deserved honor. F1 2017 is a great game. The only racing game released in 2017 that approaches it for fun, realism and features is WRC 7.
    Solid choice. I don't watch much F1 on television, but this game is a must have for race sim fans. Great tracks, exciting passing, deep modes. Now..I remain hopeful due to the resurgence of Indy car racing for an Indy car only game that would be as deep as this...
    "For several years, the F1 series was simply very good to solid but not quite encroaching on great.
    Fast forward to today, and F1 2017 is our choice for the best racing game of 2017 and it should get consideration for the best sports game period."
    This is what I'm talkin' bout! Bravo on this selection; this game is brilliant.
    I was eagerly waiting for F1 to release its 9th installment on the PS4. Great game to play. I am into racing, but the true definition of racing is explained by F1. I along with my friends bought additional resources just to play this game. We have been crazy about this game for so long.
    As it should have. It's the class of the field. No racing game comes close IMO. This game illustrates how far every other major racing game that tries to replicate an official racing series has to come. I'm looking at you here Nascar Heat.
    F1 is fantastic. From the visuals, the sounds, the gameplay, the immersion of the career more, career development, etc. etc. There's just nothing to really complain about. I'd maybe prefer some better stat tracking like it had in previous versions to track your history throughout all modes of the game. I'd like to see it like Forza really. Track my history for all tracks, rate my turns, track my best laptimes, race starts/finishes/podiums at each track etc. etc. That's my only complaint, and it's nitpicking really.

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