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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: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Jul 12, 2021
    100
    F1 2021 is probably the most in-depth, customisable and amendable F1 racer to date, so much so that there’s little that any fan of the sport could ever really want more of. Yes, it would have been nice to see Codemasters go deeper with their Braking Point story, yet it's extremely tricky to find anything too critical of what they've produced with F1 2021. After honing their skills with some glorious F1 racing experiences over the years, once again the latest edition manages to be the finest yet and should be the go-to racer for any fanatics of the sport.
  2. Jul 13, 2021
    93
    Despite Breaking Point not hitting the mark with me, F1 2021 is an exceptional game for their first entry onto the Series X consoles and will keep F1 fans happy for another year.
  3. Jul 25, 2021
    93
    F1 2021 is one of the best editions of the saga. It’s a solid game, with impressive graphics at 4K/60 fps and outstanding sound effects that try to transport us to a TV race. All of that is joined with a robust gameplay that adapts to every kind of player and a huge variety of game modes for single player and multiplayer.
  4. Jul 12, 2021
    90
    Much of F1 2021 builds on the high-class foundation from previous games that make the series one of the best racing games out there, but new additions, especially Braking Point, are both great pieces of content on their own and optimistic foundational pieces for the future.
  5. Jul 12, 2021
    90
    While it's a shame that classic cars have been nixed this year, F1 2021 is nonetheless an exhilarating racing game brimming with compelling modes and customisation features, as well as the new Braking Point story mode, for countless hours of wheel-to-wheel action. Another sterling effort from Codemasters, racing games don't really come much better than this.
  6. Jul 12, 2021
    90
    F1 2021 delivers the high-octane racing everyone is used to but mixes in greater multiplayer options through two-player career and the new social online lobbies and the addition of a compelling and well-structured story mode.
  7. Jul 12, 2021
    80
    F1 2021 is the best-looking and most customisable instalment of the long-running Codemasters series to date, and the ability to tinker under the hood of the core career experience and play co-op with a friend is very welcome. With the addition of Braking Point it’s also arguably the boldest F1 game so far. The characterisation is a little underdone and the E for Everyone approach means it’s quite an airbrushed take on the F1 world compared to Netflix’s tense and profanity-laden Drive to Survive, but injecting a story mode into the F1 series was a risk well worth taking and I’m certainly looking forward to more of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Jul 16, 2021
    9
    Have to give Codemasters a lot of credit. They have did a good job with F1 2021. The gameplay is solid and polished and the new career mode isHave to give Codemasters a lot of credit. They have did a good job with F1 2021. The gameplay is solid and polished and the new career mode is good. Seems to be their best game yet. It's a recommendation to everyone as well as racing fans. Expand
  2. Jul 17, 2021
    9
    It's a great game. Fun but competitive gameplay
    It has graphics that are not very surprising, but still very beautiful.
    I really liked this
    It's a great game. Fun but competitive gameplay
    It has graphics that are not very surprising, but still very beautiful.
    I really liked this game
    I recommend it to anyone who likes racing simulators :)
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  3. Jul 18, 2021
    9
    This is one of the best quality-to-life racing simulators I ever played so far, especially with the new story mode. Strongly recommended this
  4. Jul 28, 2021
    4
    Same stuff as FIFA series. Minor changes to sell the same game once again.
    Stay away from it
  5. Jul 15, 2021
    3
    Broken, buggy and disappointed. It's a reskin with a terrible EA story mode, released way too early.
  6. Jul 17, 2021
    2
    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. Aug 10, 2021
    0
    The buggiest game I have ever played. Total and utter neglect of the xbox users in the way of support or bug fixes. Constant crashing, forceThe buggiest game I have ever played. Total and utter neglect of the xbox users in the way of support or bug fixes. Constant crashing, force feedback stops randomly, among other things. By all means, it is an enjoyable game. That is when it works. Expand

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