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Review: F1 2016 (PS4)

F1 2016 (PS4)

Fast-idious

Codemasters is back, and with real assurance. It had seemed for a while that the once racing game experts had fallen off the wagon so to speak, with European rally turning to American X-Games and Formula One lacking the glitz and glamour of its real-life counterpart. Thankfully, the developer seems to be back on track following the...

Review: DiRT Rally (PS4)

DiRT Rally (PS4)

We rally, rally like it

DiRT Rally is a beast – a beautiful, brilliant, and breath-taking beast that will humble you, drive you mad, and leave you grinning like an idiot once you master it's brutally tough driving challenges. Think Bloodborne but with cars and you'll understand the punishing pleasures awaiting those brave enough to strap in and...

News: DiRT Rally Looks Set to Make a Mess on PS4

DiRT Rally Looks Set to Make a Mess on PS4

Maybe

Codemasters has proven a shadow of its former self on the PlayStation 4 thus far, shipping F1 2015 and not a whole lot else. Fortunately, while the decision seemed strange at the time, DiRT Rally has proven an enormous success in Early Access – and it looks like the simulation could be taking a long easy right all the way to Sony's new-gen...

Review: F1 2015 (PS4)

F1 2015 (PS4)

On the Button, or in the pits?

After some unfortunate delays, Codemasters finally wheels out its debut F1 game for the current generation of consoles. Fans who have stayed with the series in its many iterations on the PlayStation 3 can now at last spin around Silverstone with the teams and drivers of the new season along with their new machines...

News: DiRT Rally May Yet Get Stuck in the PS4's Mud

DiRT Rally May Yet Get Stuck in the PS4's Mud

"It's something we should be looking to do"

Codemasters, the firm best known for racing games such as GRID, is a bit of a British institution, so it's positively peculiar that it's still yet to release a PlayStation 4 title. The company will be hitting the new-gen starting grid with F1 2015 a little later this year, but the organisation also seems...

News: Overlord: Fellowship of Evil Is Marching to PS4, But It's Not the Game Many Fans Wanted

Overlord: Fellowship of Evil Is Marching to PS4, But It's Not the Game Many Fans Wanted

How very evil

Well, if you had your hopes firmly set on a traditional Overlord game on PlayStation 4, you're going to be disappointed with what Codemasters has come up with. The franchise, which typically sees players assume the role of a comically evil tyrant who controls hordes of horrible minions, has been on hiatus for some time, but it's being...

Review: F1 2014 (PlayStation 3)

F1 2014 (PlayStation 3)

Stuck in the past

One of the hardest things to achieve in a yearly franchise is a hook to keep people coming back. It’s true of not only sports games, but the sports themselves – after all, no one wants to invest time into something that stays the same every year. For Formula 1, the answer has been the biggest shake-up in a generation, with new...

Review: GRID Autosport (PlayStation 3)

GRID Autosport (PlayStation 3)

Three-point turn

GRID 2 was largely seen as a disappointment by many of the series’ fans – a step in the wrong direction, lacking the focus and discipline that made the original release such a compelling outing for racing enthusiasts. GRID Autosport, the latest offering from British firm Codemasters, aims to redeem the series – and bar a few...

Review: F1 2013 (PlayStation 3)

F1 2013 (PlayStation 3)

Pedal to the Vettel

After an exciting first half to the 2012 season, last year’s Formula One World Championship trudged towards an inevitable third title for Sebastian Vettel, continuing his and Red Bull’s dominance of the sport. The 2013 season was, however, supposed to be more competitive; with stable technical regulations, it was said that...

News: F1 2013 Is Pulling Out of the Pit Stop Tomorrow

F1 2013 Is Pulling Out of the Pit Stop Tomorrow

Codemasters set to announce annual update

Sebastian Vettel may be running away with this year's championship, but that’s not stopping Codemasters from readying F1 2013 for release. The title – which will almost certainly launch later this year – is set to be officially unveiled tomorrow, as teased by an image posted on the franchise’s...

Review: GRID 2 (PlayStation 3)

GRID 2 (PlayStation 3)

Five years in the pit lane

The racing genre is divided between arcade and simulation fans. While other genres have fairly interchangeable skill sets, what works in an arcade racer will send you straight to the hospital in a racing sim; the no holds barred action of Need for Speed caters to the former, while Gran Turismo appeals to the latter. But...

News: UK Sales Charts: GRID 2 Leads the Pack, Remember Me Doesn't Get Forgotten

UK Sales Charts: GRID 2 Leads the Pack, Remember Me Doesn't Get Forgotten

Caught in the slipstream

Codemasters’ stylish racer GRID 2 has secured a second week atop the UK charts, despite a 50 per cent drop in sales. The slick driving experience managed to accelerate beyond FIFA 13 and Remember Me, the latter of which managed a respectable debut in third position. That doesn’t look like a bad performance for the title,...

News: GRID 2 Doesn't Need the PS4 to Deliver a Social Experience

GRID 2 Doesn't Need the PS4 to Deliver a Social Experience

Codemasters blazing trails on current hardware

Social may be the big hook of the PlayStation 4, but Codemasters is delivering on the promise on current generation hardware. This brand new GRID 2 trailer offers a good look at the impending racer’s multiplayer suite, and it includes community-driven features such as video sharing and dynamic...

Preview: Sitting Behind the Wheel of GRID 2

Sitting Behind the Wheel of GRID 2

Test drive

Ask any racing fan what their favourite gaming experience has been over the past five years, and there’s a good chance that Codemasters’ Race Driver: GRID will rank at the sharp end of their list. Since its release in 2008, GRID has developed something of a cult following, thanks in part to its strong racing heart and fine damage...