I recently picked up F1 2013 on sale through Steam. I haven’t played any of the previous games in the F1 series, but I’m very impressed with the graphics and gameplay of 2013.

One important note: it’s hard. I mean, really hard.

In racing games, in general, I can jump into an open track free ride, get the feel for a car, and start winning races. In F1 2013, that is nowhere near the case. In fact, the team that I joined has an obvious disadvantage to many of the other cars on the track. So much so, that the goal given to me for the race was not to win, but to simply beat my teammate (who gladly came in last place).

My single regret is that I’m playing with an Xbox 360 controller, and not don’t have a steering wheel.

All-in-all, I very much enjoy racing around curvy tracks and I imagine I’ll be coming back to this many times in the near future.