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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'. Take your team to the top in the acclaimed ten-year 'My team' Career mode, or race head-to-head in split-screen and multiplayer. Immerse yourself in the greatest racing spectacle on the planet and race with the authentic lineup of twenty heroic drivers and ten iconic teams from the 2021 Season: 'braking point' - the thrilling new story experience, new ways to play: two-player career and 'real-season start', acclaimed 'My team', split-screen and multiplayer Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Aug 16, 2021
    100
    ‘F1 2021’ builds on the solid foundation of its predecessors and has retained their strengths. The sense of speed is phenomenal, and thanks to the many driving aids, both a beginner, a seasoned simulation racer and everyone in between will find plenty of challenge on the track. The game also takes advantage of the powerful hardware of the latest Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X, thereby also eliminating one of its biggest shortcomings: the miserably long loading times between races are a thing of the past.
  2. Jul 12, 2021
    90
    F1 2021 is the complete package. Braking Point is an excellent single-player experience, driving is perfection, and there's so much to do. It really does have everything, regardless of whether you are a fan of the sport or not.
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    Jul 28, 2021
    90
    Another stellar sim that isn’t quite as assured on PS5 as you might hope. But story mode is worth playing and career mode is the best in the business. [Issue#4, p.82]
  4. Jul 12, 2021
    85
    F1 2021 is a solid, full-bodied chapter full of content. It probably represents one of the best hybridizations between simulation and accessibility on the market today.
  5. Aug 5, 2021
    80
    A new year, a new F1 game. This one boosts an elaborate story mode, that's somehow both clichéd and very much worth experiencing. On top of that, F1 2021 also has a number of significant improvements over its predecessor. There's still some clumsy animations, though, so take that into account.
  6. Jul 27, 2021
    80
    When Codemaster's acclaimed F1 series makes its debut on the new consoles, it is not the enhanced graphics that make the biggest impact, but a brand-new story mode. An exciting addition, which unfortunately does not reach its full potential. Fortunately, the superb career mode is intact and slightly improved, as are the many options available to those who prefer to play online. Although some content has been removed since last year's version, and a few other issues remain, F1 2021 offers almost everything an F1 fan could wish for.
  7. Jul 12, 2021
    70
    There either isn’t enough focus on the story to engage you or the racing focus is held back by the unattainable challenges and grind that comes with progressing. My Team is largely the same and if you paid more for the legendary drivers, you’ll be selecting one of those seven as a teammate at a time and won’t be using them in any other mode. The removal of Classic Mode and the ability to race as a current F1 driver in any mode outside of Grand Prix is disheartening and the fact that this information wasn’t made readily available to potential buyers isn’t good. Hopefully the issues with the AI can be patched as the actual racing and car physics are still excellent. There was a lot of opportunity for F1 2021, and on top of three circuits on this year’s calendar not being readily available for launch, there’s a lot left on the table for the current generation premiere of the series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 10 out of 23
  1. Jul 19, 2021
    10
    I am a fan of F1 maybe this will not be an objective assessment but the game is good, the steering wheel mode is well done. The graphics areI am a fan of F1 maybe this will not be an objective assessment but the game is good, the steering wheel mode is well done. The graphics are stunning not to mention the music effects. I recommend it for F1 fans. Expand
  2. Jul 18, 2021
    10
    Realy good game!!! Better than F1 2020. The new story mode “Breaking-Point“ is fun to play.
  3. Jul 18, 2021
    9
    Strong entry into the F1 series. As a frequent but casual player, I have felt the difference between 2020 and 2021. The cars feel moreStrong entry into the F1 series. As a frequent but casual player, I have felt the difference between 2020 and 2021. The cars feel more responsive, but also more affected by the curbs and change in altitude on tracks which features a change in gradient.

    Multiplayer is as toxic as ever unfortunately, but having been placed into B safety rating this seems to have improved.

    I am however getting a regular crash at the end of every ranked race and I still need to work out if this is affecting my ratings. Essentially the race finishes and the podium celebrations commence and then on the next screen I have what looks like the inbox with two items stating 'to do' - cannot navigate off the screen and if I select one of these items I get a playstation error code.

    These things aside, really enjoying the game and feeling more competitive than ever!
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  4. Aug 20, 2021
    7
    O jogo é bom, mas não adicionaram as novas pistas e ainda removeram os carros clássicos.
  5. Jul 30, 2021
    3
    Poorly optimized code - screen tearing and frame drop in most 30fps sequences outside races, and graphics aren't even impressive - peoplePoorly optimized code - screen tearing and frame drop in most 30fps sequences outside races, and graphics aren't even impressive - people models often looks like something from a PS3 game. Game is also littered with micro-transactions and is constantly pushing the player to buy a VIP pass. Disgusting!
    I'm done with the F1 franchise which look more and more like FIFA cash-grab.
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  6. Jul 26, 2021
    2
    I would love to rate this game higher but I can't due to the fact that you can't complete a race on multiplayer (litrally near impossible)I would love to rate this game higher but I can't due to the fact that you can't complete a race on multiplayer (litrally near impossible) because there's a 90% chance that someone will ram you off the track at the first corner and if somehow your still going by the second pray to our Lord jesus christ for the blessing Expand
  7. Jul 20, 2021
    0
    Niestety gra ma pełno błędów z poprzednich części, brakuje torów, brakuje poprawy kilku torów, gra warta może 100 zł / 25 USD DLC the game.Niestety gra ma pełno błędów z poprzednich części, brakuje torów, brakuje poprawy kilku torów, gra warta może 100 zł / 25 USD DLC the game. Wielki breaking point niestety nic nie wart przez liniowość i dalej nie ma torów z sezonu 2020 Expand

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