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  • Summary: Every story has a beginning in F1® 2021, the official videogame of the 2021 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Enjoy the stunning new features of F1® 2021, including the thrilling story experience ‘Braking Point’, two-player Career, and get even closer to the grid with ‘Real-Season Start’.Every story has a beginning in F1® 2021, the official videogame of the 2021 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™. Enjoy the stunning new features of F1® 2021, including the thrilling story experience ‘Braking Point’, two-player Career, and get even closer to the grid with ‘Real-Season Start’.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Jul 13, 2021
    94
    The new game has applied a generous amount of polish to the things that it carried forward, and the new modes, such as Braking Point and the two-player career mode, add some appreciable entertainment to a solid racing game. It is equally enjoyable to an F1 nut as to someone who is entering the sport fandom, and I have been having a great time whenever I fire it up for a few laps.
  2. Jul 16, 2021
    90
    F1 2021 has undeniably struggled with COVID and the limitations it has put on both the sport and the game. However, either despite or because of these limitations, this manages a step forward that the series failed to take two years ago, it brings a genuine story to the game. Braking Point is an undeniable success and, one would hope, marks a starting point in which Codemasters can advance as the series moves forward. Beyond this new mode, almost every aspect has been polished to a diamond-like shine, with the only aspects needing improvement are the MyTeam mode, which already looks lacking as a story of progression when compared to Braking Point, and the poor AI in team management. Despite this minor issue, there's no doubt in my mind that this is the best of the franchise so far and a great launching point to the next generation.
  3. CD-Action
    Oct 12, 2021
    90
    At first glance, this year’s installment of the Codemasters’ Formula 1 franchise might seem very similar to the game we played 12 months ago. However, the improved driving model and the revamped, more engaging story mode make F1 2021 a significant step forward and the best game in the series. [10/2021, p.52]
  4. Jul 12, 2021
    85
    Whether you’re a fan of Formula 1, a die-hard sim enthusiast or even just a casual racing game fan then it’s hard to go past F1 2021. There’s something for everyone in this years offering, and I can’t wait to get stuck in to the new tracks later this year.
  5. Jul 12, 2021
    85
    F1 2021 is an extremely complete experience that the racing fans should definitely check out. Veterans will feel right at home, while newcomers shouldn't be too afraid of the mechanics thanks to all the accessibility options.
  6. Aug 16, 2021
    80
    Once again, F1 manages to be just a bit better in all the key areas. And, for the first time, there’s a documentary movie-inspired career mode that takes you right into the Formula 1 backstage. Overall, I guarantee you’ll spend dozens of hours on those circuits.
  7. Sep 16, 2021
    70
    F1 2021 is not the great evolution or the step forward that we expected. The reasons are in plain sight and neither the context nor what happens depends on Codemasters.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 46
  2. Negative: 36 out of 46
  1. gyk
    Jul 18, 2021
    10
    Quite good! The plot is interesting, the graphics do not stand still. But it would be necessary to refine the visual wear of the tires. ThisQuite good! The plot is interesting, the graphics do not stand still. But it would be necessary to refine the visual wear of the tires. This is very striking. They are always in front of your eyes and see their wear and tear normal wear and tear similar to what in real life is what people need. And now the wear is almost not visible, there is almost no visual difference between a new tire and a completely worn one. And I would like to return the rubber worms (pieces of rubber) in the corners as it was in f1 2016. Why they were removed then is unclear. They had a very good influence on realism. All this needs to be corrected once you raise the price of the game. It must match the price. And so it's not bad. Expand
  2. Feb 28, 2022
    9
    excelente juego algunos bugs estresantes pero se solucionan reiniciando el juego lo mejor es la nueva incorporación del modo historia yexcelente juego algunos bugs estresantes pero se solucionan reiniciando el juego lo mejor es la nueva incorporación del modo historia y el modo carrera igual pero muy divertido con mas de 40 % de ia Expand
  3. Jul 17, 2021
    4
    - They picked a pure white background for the UI and every time it pops out it blinds and you and hurt your eyes.
    - Every time a UI sound
    - They picked a pure white background for the UI and every time it pops out it blinds and you and hurt your eyes.
    - Every time a UI sound fires, all the other sounds skip for a fraction of a second, hopefully it's a bug and they will fix it.
    - They removed the very clear and practical development tree and add a new interface which is hard to read (vertical texts!?), navigate and understand. If it ain't broke don't fix it..
    - Every time you are in the garage and pass across the camera section you have this annoying and very noisy clip with the F1 logo which pisses you off.
    - They reduced the fast forward speed and it takes ages to skip to the end of a session and if you use the shortcut it will not bring you back to the computer room.
    - Drivers ratings are all over the place. Coulthard has a higher rating than Rosberg who is a World Champion and won against Hamilton!?
    - The new tracks are missing..
    - The old tracks haven't been updated..
    - They copy-pasted everything else..literally copy-pasted..it's unbelievable..

    What exactly did they do in one year beside ruining the UI? Unless you want an updated roster, buy the old game, this one suck and it will only gets worse because of EA..

    Finally EA increased the prices of the game in poor countries by a huge amount, so many gamers can no longer afford the game, but EA doesn't care cause is gonna milk people from rich countries anyway.
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  4. Mar 21, 2022
    0
    First of all, price of this game is 60€ (when not in sale). So this Formulapunk 2077 is the worst way of spending money on something. I boughtFirst of all, price of this game is 60€ (when not in sale). So this Formulapunk 2077 is the worst way of spending money on something. I bought this game because i wanted to compete in online races, guess what.. MP doesnt work at all (maybe 1 race and 30 tries). So i bought product for 60€ and what i get? 75 hours of gamplay (40 hours trying to connect or solve problems on forums and YT). This is warning for all. f1, ea, codemasters all this big names used for beautiful unfinished product and scam.

    Omg and egodumper crash.........
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  5. Jan 16, 2022
    0
    I bought this game on Steam during the winter sale. So months after its release. in less than 3 hours of gameplay I had 3 crashes that resetI bought this game on Steam during the winter sale. So months after its release. in less than 3 hours of gameplay I had 3 crashes that reset all my track progress. Never buying anything made by Codemasters or EA again. Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2021
    0
    The biggest dissapointment in the series of F1 Games. No classic cars, but they added useless singleplayer mode called "braking point". It'sThe biggest dissapointment in the series of F1 Games. No classic cars, but they added useless singleplayer mode called "braking point". It's ironic because it feels like the braking point of the series is on F1 2015 - the files of cars are stil called like 2015 ones. Track limits are the worst. You can abuse them as much as you want, but if you drive as F1 driver does you will get an invalidation. Multiplayer is still broken in many aspects. For me this is the worst F1 game ever, and I regret every penny that i spent on it. Many useless changes, not many useful ones. MFD looks like it's taken from 2010s. There are still some stupid cut offs of force feedback. This bug was in beta. I can't understand why are they charging so much for the game which is basically a reskin of F1 2020, which is a reskin of F1 2019, and so on... There is one good thing in this game - Driving feels much better, but that's the only advantage of the game that should be in development for another half a year. Expand
  7. Sep 27, 2021
    0
    This game is absoluttely **** thanks for that to ea.
    First minus is the price. Its definetly too much for this game.
    Second is card progres
    This game is absoluttely **** thanks for that to ea.
    First minus is the price. Its definetly too much for this game.
    Second is card progres system, dont do this **** with f1
    The ai is complitely shunted why they are so stupped, bugs its about this game there are so much of this in that game, and all of ea managment work is frustrating its cant be here, comeback power to the codemasters!!!
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