F1 Manager 22 Review

Pros: - It has the official F1 License.
Cons: - Doesn't allow to create your own team.
- Simulation is too deterministic.
- Simulation is too shallow at times.
While we had high expectations for the game when it was first announced, I think a good portion of people were expecting something like the My Team mode but from a managerial perspective. What we ended up getting was a licensed feature removed copy of Motorsport Manager.

While it may be unfair to compare those two, as MM is as much older game with plenty of mods which extend it even beyond of what this game can do, you'd expect a bit more polish from a game that costs twice the price. But I think the comparison is somewhat fair because some of the UI elements are exactly the same as the ones in MM but with a different skin on top. Car setup is the same, tire selection is the same...Apart from some specifics this game has, even the manual driver management is similar. That makes the asking price not be worth it, IMO.

Graphics wise, some of the drivers are...let's say the developers didn't quite get the skin tone correct in some. Either their skin is too dark, they look like they have a fake tan or sunburn. When some of them have facial movement, they...It's almost like the gates of hell are opening in front of your very eyes. Granted that is not so much important for a game of this genre but those assets add several GB to the game size and...You'd expect at least some polish in that regard.

As per the simulation, many aspects which are exclusive to F1 are lacking, things like briefings (which MM has to some extent in a different form), media stuff and so on. Things that My Team has. The simulation itself is also quite shallow and deterministic. Once you figure out how the thing functions, you can pretty much take any team with any combination of drivers to the points. You'd think the various differences between different cars from different teams would be well represented, but they're not.

Apart from a few small things here and there, you'd better off getting Motorsport Manager and using some F1 mod instead.
Pros: 1. Made by people who love F1 *for* people who love F1. You may be thinking "yes, Doug, no kidding," but that will become more and more appreciated after more years of EA releases.

2. Very good graphics for what it's trying to do.

3. Captures the vibe of race day. I'm kicking along with Aston and spent a whole race in Jeddah just trying to finish ahead of Williams. But even that totally goosed my competitive spirits.

4. Good tutorial for the most part.

5. Scouting young drivers is kinda cool
Cons: 1. I wish I could *communicate* more. Like in briefings, press conferences, with drivers or staff, whatever. Think Football Manager. One reason these guys are becoming as popular as the drivers isn't just DTS...it's the personalities they show us. We're all either a Toto or a Christian or a Guenther (and we all had that one weird 7th grade science teacher who was a Binotto.) Let us use that.

2. Give drivers some personalities too. Right now, I have Lance Stroll doing everything short of bringing me coffee and washing Seb's underwear. No complaint yet about being a No. 2 driver. And what about some Lewis-style tyre whining?

3. On-track incidents are just plain wonky.

4. You can't create a team from scratch. Be a lot cooler if you did.

5. Car setups could go a lot deeper.

6. One small graphic touch that would help would be to show tyre graining.
I came into this with managed expectations, as the devs are essentially blowing the dust off a primarily abandoned genre. It's a good start, but that's exactly what it is...a start. Go into it with that attitude and you'll have a good enough time.
Pros: Good Race Engineer Voices.
Beautiful Graphics.
Realistic Sounds.
Small Download Space Required.
Amazing Track Details.
Good Driver Models.
Good UI Overall.
Up-To Date F1 2022 Graphics.
Good Hybrid And DRS.
Good Management For The Drivers.
Many Things Your Able To Do.
Cons: Bad AI Driving And Overtaking.
Semi Unrealistic Crashes
Tires sometimes not appearing in a double stack
Cant Escape DRS Trains.
Developing A Car Is Very Hard.
Not Identical Helmet Model.
There Are A lot Of Pros That are just amazing so far considering it was released fully today, its still in semi-development that's why the cars aren't 100% identical to the real life ones, (e.g Alfa Romeo) Which isn't a Must More of a Small Detail, As well as the drivers still having their gloves on all the time, some other small details like the steering wheel and the shifting being a weird as well, but other than that its so far one of the best and is amazing compared to F1 22.
Pros: Licensed F1 manager, F1 graphics, Actual race engineers, graphics.
Cons: Crashes, Pitlane in quali/practice, steering wheels, Crofty, fast forward.
F1 manager 22 is a good game but there is a lot of room for improvement. So the good things; its great to have an actual engineer not jeff or marc who have had the same voice lines since 2014. The fact that its all licensed and not just Motorsport manager with mods is also great. For the most part graphics are pretty solid as well. Now the bad, the crashes are so not legit its just funny also the way the AI drives could use some improvement but IMO its not that big of a deal. Some small things like steering wheels not being representative of the real cars and when in quali/practice the cars just pull into the garage like its a house garage. Also just a quality of life change I would like to see is a way to shorten the races or just fast forward faster. Now onto the thing I think is worst, Crofty. Crofty's voice lines are executed very poorly it just sounds so bad. Karun Chandock is in the game and he does a great job compared to Crofty IMO. So F1 manager gets a 4/5 from me but it definitely has room for improvement.
Pros: - Interface
- Graphics
- management during races
Cons: - Artificial intelligence
- many mistakes
- Shallow management system
- Very tight game due to actual sponsorship contracts
- It doesn't allow you to create your own team (even in the game the class doesn't want a new team so they don't split the money?)
The version released before the official release is full of bugs and very simple content. A game that had everything to be the best manager of all time, looks like another slot machine.

It should allow you to create a team in F3 and try to make it to F1, it would be majestic, it has so much licensed content on hand and it does something so shallow and simple.

Games from 20 years ago are still better in terms of management, this one only wins in terms of graphics.
Pros: Motorsport Manager on steroids, with immersive F1 22 style graphics
Cons: Crashes look clumsy and comments are a bit general
This is going to eat a lot of my free time...
I really like this one! It's not perfect, but the gameplay is actually really nice. The different camera angles really give an immersive feel. If they improve how the crashes look, it's a winner to me. 4,5 out of 5 stars.

P.s. multi pitstops work perfect for me?
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Pros: License
Voice acting Team Radio-Commentary
Cons: One stop strategy only
No Helmet/Face for F2/F3/Reserve drivers
For now, it is NOT better than MotorsportManager. Let's just hope Frontier will give us some patch.
And yeah.. We want some Mods/Trainers
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Pros: Lincesed for F1, F2, F3
Management in race, practice and qualy
Cons: One stop strategy is OP
No tyre difference
DRS train
Driver contract happens instantly
Bad AI Driving
Blue flags doesn't work properly
This game have a lot of potential but it need more improvements to be a great game.
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