F1 2012

F1 2012 1.0

Superb Formula 1 sim for Mac

For the first time, Mac users can experience a truly realistic Formula 1 game with F1 2012 for Mac. F1 2012 is by far the most accurate Formula 1 simulator for Mac. View full description

PROS

  • Realistic
  • Features all licensed drivers and tracks
  • Play as driver and engineer
  • Play against friends and via LAN

CONS

  • Requires a very high-spec Mac

Does this game consume a lot of resources?

Excellent
9

For the first time, Mac users can experience a truly realistic Formula 1 game with F1 2012 for Mac. F1 2012 is by far the most accurate Formula 1 simulator for Mac.

F1 2012 for Mac features all the realism of the official Formula 1 circuit and is officially licensed by the FIA with drivers, teams and cars. You can choose to be any driver on the F1 tour including Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. All of the tracks from 2012 are here including the legendary Monaco circuit and the brand new Texas circuit in for the United States Grand Prix.

You can play either as a real F1 sim in Career Mode which requires all the skills of a professional driver or in arcade mode for a less exacting but more entertaining experience. If you want a taste of life outside of the cockpit, you can also compete as a race engineer as well as driver, requiring the fine-tuning of your car set-up, weather conditions and your own handling preferences. If you just want to test how fast you really are, you can play in Time Attack mode which simply times your fastest laps.

You can of course compete in the FIA World Drivers Championship featuring all 20 circuits from the F1 2012 season. The driver abilities in F1 2012 are matched to the real-life skills of the drivers. Some, such as Lewis Hamilton are particularly good in bad weather for example. If that's not realistic enough for you, you can also compete against a friend in split-screen world or players from around the world via LAN.

The main downside of F1 2012 for Mac is that it is very demanding on resources. The developers recommend at least 8GB of RAM and some ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards aren't supported so you'll need a new MacBook Pro or iMac to play it.

F1 2012 for Mac is the most realistic Formula 1 game you'll find for Mac.