Codemasters edge Crammond for ‘best F1 game’ honours

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F1 2011 by CodemastersF1 Fanatic readers voted Codemasters’ F1 games the best Formula One racing series.

F1 2010 and F1 2011 were picked by 38% of readers as the top F1 racing titles.

Second place went to the Geoff Crammond Grand Prix series with a quarter of the votes – an impressive result for a non-console title, the last edition of which was published 11 years ago.

Another PC title, rFactor, was a distant third with 9% of the vote which over 500 readers participated in.

Codemasters creative director Stephen Hood said: “To be mentioned in the same breath as Geoff Crammond makes us very proud.

“Many within the studio grew up playing his games and they’ve been a true influence.

“Formula One is massively important to us at Codemasters. We recently signed an extension to the license and have exciting plans for our F1 series this year and beyond. We cannot wait to share them.”

F1 Fanatic readers were asked to nominate the best F1 racing games and from that a shortlist was compiled. Here’s the result in full:

Codemasters F1 games
Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix series
EA Sports
Grand Prix Legends
F1 series: Psygnosis/SCEE
F1 series: Bizarre Creations
F-1 World Grand Prix

There are the individual games included in each series:

Codemasters F1 games – F1 2010, F1 2011
Geoff Crammond’s Grand Prix series – Formula One Grand Prix (aka World Circuit), Grand Prix 2, Grand Prix 3/GP3-2000, Grand Prix 4
rFactor – rFactor
EA Sports – F1 2000, F1 Championship Season 2000, F1 2001, F1 2002, F1 Challenge ?99-?02
Grand Prix Legends – Grand Prix Legends
F1 series: Psygnosis/SCEE – Formula One 99, Formula One Arcade, Formula One 2000, Formula One 2001, Formula One 2002, Formula One 2003, Formula One 04, Formula One 05, Formula One 06, Formula One Championship Edition
F1 series: Bizarre Creations – Formula 1, Formula 1 97 (aka Formula 1 Championship Edition)
F-1 World Grand Prix – F-1 World Grand Prix, F-1 World Grand Prix 2

Read F1 Fanatic’s reviews of F1 2010 and F1 2011:

Do the Codemasters games deserve to be at the top of the pile? What are you looking forward to in their forthcoming F1 2012? Have your say in the comments.

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77 comments on Codemasters edge Crammond for ‘best F1 game’ honours

  1. nemo87 (@nemo87) said on 17th May 2012, 17:05

    Think this is a great win.. Love the code masters games.
    Buggy yes but it doesn’t affect the game play much which is awesome :)

    I personally can’t wait for 2012

    Yeah they older ones were good but a bit far fetch.. Hardly believable

    Well one codemasters!

    A DTM game next please ;)

  2. Pierrre said on 17th May 2012, 19:21

    The top F1 racing titles? … The games have the charm of aplle.

    Very pretty but very sterile and deadlocked.

    many errors in the game and barely support from codemasters

  3. AndrewTanner (@andrewtanner) said on 17th May 2012, 21:44

    Seems like a fair result to me. I voted for the Codies effort. I enjoy old F1 games but I won’t vote for something just because of nostalgia purposes.

  4. xmurrx (@xmurrx) said on 17th May 2012, 23:14

    No love for It is by far the most realistic and accurate consumer-available racing simulation the you can get. It has an extremely accurate Williams FW31 and they also operate an officially sanctioned world championship.

  5. Rodrrico (@rodrrico) said on 18th May 2012, 0:08

    Sadly a great number of people here are not familiar with quality as they have ‘grown up’ on rubbish. GP4 and Rfactor all the way. Don’t get me wrong I enjoyed F1-2010 and F1-2011 but they lack any depth or anything that actually resembles a simulation. Just goes to show that like some birds, people are attracted to shiny things…

  6. Pamphlet (@pamphlet) said on 18th May 2012, 4:35

    I even have a damn NES game collection and I still think you people should stop looking at the old games through rose-tinted glasses. F1 2010 and 2011 aren’t that bad, and neither are F1 ’97 or GP4 that good.

  7. Keith Collantine (@keithcollantine) said on 18th May 2012, 8:36

    I have a question: where are all the people who voted for the Codemasters games?

    Both here and in the previous article which featured the poll (which had nigh on 200 comments) there are very few comments from people saying they voted for them. I’d like to know why they did.

  8. Martin Rasmussen (@floptickle) said on 18th May 2012, 12:50

    I still wish that there was more love for rFactor.

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