Parents' Guide to

F1 2019

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Challenging racing sim burns up tracks with realistic play.

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While casual racing game fans will find it difficult, serious racers and devotees of Formula One racing will really enjoy this authentic driving simulation. Like previous installments, F1 2019 is a realistic driving game that tries to re-create what it's really like to drive a Formula One race car. Besides having all of the events, the professional drivers, and their teams, this game also lets you fiddle with all aspects of both your cars and the races you enter. It boasts authentic physics and handling, though the settings do let you adjust these with assists that make it slightly easier to steer and brake.

As for this year's model, not only does the game have improved visuals that make it look even more like a real race being broadcast on TV, but the online modes have been expanded to include a "make your own tournament" option. It also adds Formula Two events and drivers, with the career mode starting you off as an F2 racer before you graduate to F1. What isn't new: All of the game's depth and realism can make it intimidating and difficult for those unfamiliar with real Formula One racing and for people who just aren't great at realistic driving games. Even with the assists turned on, the difficulty level here can be a bit frustrating. But if you are a fan of the real thing, or just prefer your racing games to be realistically difficult, F1 2019 is like having the keys to your very own race car.

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