REVIEW: F1 2013, Xbox 360 Racing, £34.99

F1 2013

F1 2013

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The James Hunt biopic, Rush, has reignited racing fans’ interest in the history of Formula One, back when men were men and cars were, er, cars.

His rivalry with Niki Lauda was the stuff of legend, and F1 2013 seeks to harness this retro racing feel with the introduction of all-new 80s classic content, in addition to all the cars, stars and circuits from the present day.

F1 Classics, the new game mode introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker, allows you to race famous cars from Ferrari, Williams and Lotus, against icons of the sports like Nigel Mansell, Mario Andretti and Gerhard Berger, on historic circuits including Brands Hatch and Circuito de Jerez.

Wiping the rose-tinted fog from your visor, the game still boasts the modern-day polish we’ve come to expect from Codemasters’s franchise.

It’ll be interesting to see how things move to the next level when drivers drop into a PS4 or Xbox One driving cockpit.

Glorious, high-speed hijinks.