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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: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  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. Sep 9, 2021
    80
    F1 2021 is one of the best F1 games to date, with a fun little story mode in the form of Braking Point, also presenting a great co-op driving career mode, and marking the return of the extremely detailed and fun My Team mode. The only drawbacks it has are its severely smaller amount of content than the 2020 edition, and occasional server problems.
  6. 80
    It hasn't moved far visually from last year's effort but the package F1 2021 is offering is substantial. Braking Point provides a daft narrative diversion that might offer new players a gateway into the sport. For the rest of us, career mode remains largely the same with plenty of time to be spent chasing the front of the grid. The handling feels consistent and the racing is compelling, although the AI does seem to lack a little pace. The DualSense offers some welcome additional feedback, although I did find initially the adaptive triggers off-putting.
  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: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 13 out of 30
  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 31, 2021
    10
    Bellissimo gioco. Previo alcuni bug dovuti al fatto che la EA è entrata in gioco "molto tardi", il gioco è fatto benissimo. Ho completatoBellissimo gioco. Previo alcuni bug dovuti al fatto che la EA è entrata in gioco "molto tardi", il gioco è fatto benissimo. Ho completato anche la storia "Breaking Point", è fantastica! Peccato per la durata, avrei preferito fosse più lunga, ma ci sta! Aspetto solo le nuove patch con le quali verranno rilasciati i nuovi tracciati.
    Ah, quasi dimenticavo. La PS5 si surriscalda TROPPO!! Spero sia un bug risolvibile, magari in inverno torna alla normalità.
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  3. Apr 12, 2022
    9
    Nice gameplay improvements and amazing storytelling with the Braking Point!
  4. Aug 20, 2021
    7
    O jogo é bom, mas não adicionaram as novas pistas e ainda removeram os carros clássicos.
  5. Mar 10, 2022
    3
    It just gets worse with every patch. Cars feel completely undrivable if you have it set to any level of difficulty with assistance turnedIt just gets worse with every patch. Cars feel completely undrivable if you have it set to any level of difficulty with assistance turned down. I feel like I was once again molested by EA and I really don't get off on it anymore...EA takes games and create garbage. Good job. Expand
  6. Aug 1, 2021
    1
    This Games is full of Bugs, the Cars drive like on Ice and the AI is complety stupid. Worst F1 Game since F1 2004. A absolut disgrace...
  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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