Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. May 5, 2021
    74
    MotoGP 21 seeks a place among other great racing games (in 2 and 4 wheels), but does very little to reinvent itself. A very polished game that does not take many risks.
  2. Apr 27, 2021
    70
    MotoGP 21 is a fine racer that’s realistic to a fault at times. It’s not beginner friendly and you’ll certainly need to be a part of the two-wheeled racing community to appreciate this niche, but it’s good fun all the same. A bit of practice and patience will do newcomers well, while veteran speedsters will feel at home with the familiar tracks, riders, and machines.
  3. Apr 27, 2021
    70
    MotoGP 21 is yet another slow, tentative step forward for the bleary-eyed series. There are clear improvements visually, with the physics, and with a few new features to aid realism. However, for every improvement, some areas are showing their age or have abandonment issues. The tutorial is as absorbing and educational as a brick wall, the career mode just feels shallow, and finding that balance for non-simulation purists can be a chore. Still, these are balanced by the strong racing when you find those perfect settings and the improving AI. Also, the use of the PlayStation 5's DualSense controller is brilliant, putting the feel of the bike into your hands.
  4. Apr 23, 2021
    70
    A new tutorial system makes MotoGP 21 a good year for new riders to jump aboard this long-running motorcycle racing sim, though its other additions are slim enough that returning players will probably feel let down. One of the biggest new features, making you retrieve your bike after a spill, won’t be a good idea until the AI has to do it as well, but the tweaks to the bike handling are notable improvements to what is still most certainly the best-feeling MotoGP game to date.
  5. Apr 22, 2021
    70
    Milestone's MotoGP series has taken some significant steps forward in recent years; expanding the career mode, making the bike handling more realistic and lively, but it's a little tougher to see the signs of progress in MotoGP 21. This is a slighter evolution of the series, with the biggest changes the ones that you can see from the jump to the new generation consoles and, if you're on PS5, feel through the DualSense controller.
  6. Apr 28, 2021
    68
    Stagnation instead of progress: Milestone once again lives up to its reputation of preferring fast recycling instead of developing the franchise in a meaningful way and addressing points of criticism in terms of AI, among other things.
  7. May 5, 2021
    65
    MotoGP 21 is a fine racing game, that surpasses its predecessor in a couple of subtle ways. However, that's not enough to truly set this game apart from the competition. Its content is rather limited, the AI still makes odd decisions and collisions just don't feel like... well, collisions. Milestone's on the right path, but it hasn't quite reached its destination yet.
  8. Apr 22, 2021
    65
    Disappointing ! Milestone was off to a good start with its pretty MotoGP 20, full of promise with finally a career mode worthy of the name. But instead of polishing it, the Italian studio has put the diamond in the next-gen's garage this season. MotoGP 21 is stagnating in the gameplay, the fault of the sets and animations still unchanged and quite dull, an AI that falls back into its faults causing too many accidents and the absence of a split screen mode. Worse, the title regresses in content, puts the historical mode to oblivion and brings no notable novelty to the career. Even the shimmering visual identity of MGP20 has given way to a dreary ersatz menu, enough to assure us of one thing: the next installment in the series will be expected around the corner.
  9. Apr 25, 2021
    60
    Off the track, the MotoGP 21 builds upon what its predecessor did well. On the track, however, we get improved and more realistic gameplay. At first it feels like a change for the worse, but the more we play, the more we like it. We do wish MotoGP 21 had more noticeable improvements on the new generation of consoles, although significantly shorter loading times and a superb use of the Dualsense’s features does make the game more enjoyable.
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  1. Apr 24, 2021
    MotoGP 21 is, without a doubt, the simulator of the two-wheel sport par excellence. It has the official license that gives it access to all the official bikers and circuits but, above all, with a great job behind it that allows it to offer a pure and demanding simulation experience but that knows how to reward the player's effort. The package is surrounded by a technical section that gives lukewarm progress for the new generation and, above all, by the presence of that career mode that can become a real sink of hours. If you are a follower of the genre and, above all, if you haven't been close to the saga in years, it is a title to consider.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Apr 23, 2021
    9
    A very solid racing game. MotoGP21 is a great game of the MotoGP series. The tutorial system is great for new fans of the series and the newA very solid racing game. MotoGP21 is a great game of the MotoGP series. The tutorial system is great for new fans of the series and the new gameplay improvements make this a recommendation to racing fans. Full Review »
  2. May 19, 2022
    0
    do you want to know, the only thing that I really really hate and really dislike is that this game has NO MULTIPLAYER OFFLINE SPLIT SCREEN.do you want to know, the only thing that I really really hate and really dislike is that this game has NO MULTIPLAYER OFFLINE SPLIT SCREEN. how could a racing game in the latest generation of consoles does not have such basic feature??? what does development expect from this? WE JUST WANT TO PLAY OFFLINE with our dad, friend, brother, sister, that's the point of happiness of a racing game. WE DON'T NEED ONLINE MULTIPLAYER, the only thing that is really needed is a split screen like the previous generation of MotoGP. I am a fan of motogp games and bought almost all of the series because of the split screen, but because of this I ended up selling my motogp 21 disk. I'm looking forward to MotoGP 22 or later. Please with great respect, keep the offline split screen multiplayer feature if your game wants to be successful. Full Review »
  3. Aug 22, 2021
    0
    Graphics look outdated and compared to other racing games like Forza Horizon, it's not good...