Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. 85
    Given the added power of the hardware, the Xbox version should look a lot better -- but it doesn't...[yet it] remains an extremely fun and accessible F1 racer.
  2. A great game in its own right and is wholeheartedly recommendable to anyone who enjoys racing games.
  3. I felt that for every step forward it took, it went a half step to the side. [Feb 2002, p.92]
  4. Most of the sound effects are fine, but the main engine noise sounds a little too high pitched. I know F1 cars run a cool, almost zippy noise, but here, it sounds more like you're driving a high-end Hoover.
  5. F1 2001 has superb graphics, great sound and unbeatable realism. There's not much more you can ask for in a racing game period.
  6. If you're a Formula One fan, the sport has seldom been treated as well. [Feb 2002, p.76]
  7. If you're a Formula One fan, the sport has seldom been treated as well. [Feb 2002, p.76]
  8. This is the best F1 game you can get. [Feb 2002, p.60]
  9. This is the fastest, best-handling F1 game since Bizarre Creations’ F1 ’97. [Feb 2002, p.168]
  10. The only problem with F1 2001 is that you have to really love F1 racing. If you don’t you’ll find this game boring.
  11. The gameplay of F1 2001 is the best yet for the series on a console. The nagging issues of super grip and limited tuning options have been addressed and the game has rounded the corner on its way to becoming a potential sim lover's dream.
  12. The graphics in F1 2001 are definitely some of the best I've seen in a Formula 1 game. Incredibly high-resolution textures populate everything from the tires on all of the cars to the steering wheels that your driver attempts to tame throughout the course of the race.
  13. The graphics in F1 2001 are definitely some of the best I've seen in a Formula 1 game. Incredibly high-resolution textures populate everything from the tires on all of the cars to the steering wheels that your driver attempts to tame throughout the course of the race.
  14. 91
    F1 2001 has superb graphics, great sound and unbeatable realism. There's not much more you can ask for in a racing game period.
  15. 89
    The gameplay of F1 2001 is the best yet for the series on a console. The nagging issues of super grip and limited tuning options have been addressed and the game has rounded the corner on its way to becoming a potential sim lover's dream.
  16. 85
    Given the added power of the hardware, the Xbox version should look a lot better -- but it doesn't...[yet it] remains an extremely fun and accessible F1 racer.
  17. 85
    This is the fastest, best-handling F1 game since Bizarre Creations’ F1 ’97. [Feb 2002, p.168]
  18. 82
    A great game in its own right and is wholeheartedly recommendable to anyone who enjoys racing games.
  19. 78
    I felt that for every step forward it took, it went a half step to the side. [Feb 2002, p.92]
  20. 80
    The only problem with F1 2001 is that you have to really love F1 racing. If you don’t you’ll find this game boring.
  21. 80
    This is the best F1 game you can get. [Feb 2002, p.60]
  22. 75
    Most of the sound effects are fine, but the main engine noise sounds a little too high pitched. I know F1 cars run a cool, almost zippy noise, but here, it sounds more like you're driving a high-end Hoover.

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