F1 2021

25 critics

Score Distribution

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Cory WellsJul 12, 2021
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.
Richard SeagraveJul 12, 2021
F1 2021 is, without a doubt, Codemasters’ best F1 game to date. It’s just a shame that coronavirus hasn’t made its career mode quite as accurate as some might hope it to be, and some bits here and there seem to be lacking a bit of polish. Still, if you’re open to look past such issues, you’ll find a deep, rewarding racing experience that’s highly customisable.
Rob Gordon Jul 12, 2021
Overall, F1 2021 is an excellent entry in the series, with a number of additions and tweaks that make it feel refreshing to play. With one of the most comprehensive Career Modes available in a sports game and enough options to make it accessible to anyone, F1 2021 is enjoyable for newcomers and veterans alike. Fans may want to keep an eye on outside influences on Codemasters as time goes on, particularly with cosmetic options, but F1 2021 still provides the incredible thrills and deep choices of how to play that the series has become known for.
Paulmichael ContrerasJul 16, 2021
F1 2021 is the most fun you can have in a Formula driver’s cockpit. Braking Point brings the kind of drama you didn’t realize you needed in your racing life, even if it does get a little cringeworthy on occasion. This wonderful looking and sounding Formula racer shines on the PS5, even if some of the platform’s features are under-utilized at this time.
Stephen TailbyJul 12, 2021
With a bunch of smart additions, F1 2021 is a cracking simulator for both die-hard fans and newcomers. The Braking Point story mode doesn't have a particularly compelling narrative, but it's a brilliant gateway into the motorsport and a primer for the wider game.
Josh CoulsonJul 12, 2021
Last year’s F1 offering felt like it was waiting for something. A stopgap between generations that had arrived a year early. F1 2021 shows why F1 2020 felt that way. Like so many others creating games right now, the Codemasters team was clearly eager to show what it can do with the DualSense and everything else the new generation has to offer.
Charlie RidgelyJul 12, 2021
The visuals are absolutely stunning. Each and every track is realistic, from the mountainsides down to the grit of the asphalt. The cars look smooth as the wind around the various courses, moving as they would if you were just watching a race on TV. And the PS5's DualShock 5 controllers add yet another layer, causing the different terrains to feel unique as your tires roll over them. The triggers work far more like gas and brake pedals than in years past, as the pressure you apply really makes a ton of difference.
Richard WalkerJul 12, 2021
The best thing about F1 2021 – much like many of the other entries in the series to date – is that it's all things to all Formula One fans. It's as simple and accessible, or, indeed, as challenging and granularly detailed, as you see fit.
Luke ReillyJul 12, 2021
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.
Hylton GoodwinJul 22, 2021
Overall, F1 2021 serves up the most complete and well-rounded experience to date. Annual improvements aside, Braking Point alone would be enough for me to jump in, but the fact that Codemasters have gone to this length to provide a complete package is admirable. There is really very little to dislike about this iteration and it provides a very solid foundation for the series going forward into the new era of consoles.
Stefan LJul 12, 2021
F1 2021 is one of the broadest depictions of the sport ever created, building on familiar cars and handling alongside returning multiplayer, esports, and My Team career modes, while the new Braking Point story gives you a taste of the teammate drama you loved to watch (and mock) in Netflix's Drive to Survive.
Chris WhiteJul 12, 2021
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.
Daniel AndersenJul 12, 2021
F1 2021 is an upgrade from F1 2020, of that there is no doubt. With a lot of new content and minor improvements in gameplay and presentation, it is well worth the upgrade from last year's version of the game. It is basically way more than a "roster update" which we often see in sports games.
Martyn LockerJul 14, 2021
If you’ve grown tired of last year’s game then you can probably sit this iteration out; for first time players, or those returning after a couple of years' hiatus, Formula 1 games have never felt so authentic, so in-depth, yet so accessible. Slip on your race suit and climb into the cockpit.
Alejandro CastilloJul 12, 2021
F1 2021 continúa la excelente línea jugable impulsada desde su anterior entrega. La llegada de la nueva generación de consolas nos traslada un título que toma pocos riesgos, pero no por ello lo hace peor: es la mejor oportunidad de vivir con fidelidad la licencia sobre las cuatro ruedas.
Carlos GallegoJul 12, 2021
F1 2021 es un espectáculo de principio a fin. La enorme cantidad de modos de juego ya disponibles, sumados a la incorporación este año del modo carrera para dos jugadores, su versatilidad a la hora de ofrecer una experiencia para todo tipo de usuarios y el buen partido que se saca del DualSense en la versión de PS5 son sus puntos más fuertes.
Rafael AznarJul 12, 2021
F1 2021 es un notable juego de velocidad, especialmente cuando uno se sube al coche y se encuentra con su excelente manejo y con su gran rendimiento técnico. Los modos de juego, especialmente Braking Point y el contenido retro, podrían haber dado más de sí, pero os sentiréis como Hamilton y Verstappen compitiendo por la victoria en la realidad.
Saúl GonzálezJul 12, 2021
F1 2021 es la entrega más completa hasta el momento con un nuevo modo historia y mejoras evidentes en la conducción para que disfrutemos como nunca.
David OñaJul 12, 2021
Un excelente juego en la pista, que presenta su modo historia como gran novedad, y lo convierte en el peor apartado de todo el título. Si la idea es mantener Braking Point, queda mucho trabajo por hacer. De momento sabe a historia precocinada, hecha con prisas y sin cariño. Nada que ver con el resto de propuestas, que nos introducen de pleno en en mundial de F1. Si venís por las carreras, ni lo dudéis, pero si lo hacéis por el modo historia, sed cautelosos.
Michael KrostaJul 20, 2021
Den Weg zum Award verbaut sich Codemasters aber selbst mit seinem furchtbar penetranten Podium Pass und den ätzenden Pitcoin-Paketen, mit denen man sich kosmetische Inhalte gegen echtes Geld kaufen kann – woran man auch ständig erinnert wird. Liebe Entwickler: Baut diesen unsäglichen Mist entweder komplett aus oder gebt mir zumindest die Möglichkeit, bei all der gebotenen Einstellungsvielfalt auch diesen nervigen Podium Pass komplett zu deaktivieren!
IzokayJul 13, 2021
Pour son premier tour de piste sur next-gen, la série F1 de Codemasters réussit à proposer un contenu au niveau. Outre le mode scénario de retour et plutôt sympa dans ses défis et sa construction du style Drive to Survive, la série Netflix sur le monde de la Formule 1, le mode carrière à deux joueurs est un ajout qui s'annonce mémorable pour tous les duos de potes prêts à en découdre sur les circuits ou à coopérer.
Marco RavettoJul 14, 2021
F1 2021 non è un titolo sorprendente o stravolgente. Non rivoluziona quanto visto nelle passate stagioni motoristiche di casa Codemasters, ma prende tutto quanto c’era di buono e lo migliora in maniera più o meno sensibile. La guida è divertente, modulabile in modo da adattarsi sia ai neofiti del genere che a chi cerca un’esperienza sufficientemente complessa, per quanto non simulativa al 100%. Le modalità sono numerose, varie e ben strutturate.
Matteo MangoniJul 12, 2021
F1 2021 è un capitolo solido, corposo e pieno di contenuti. Rappresenta con tutta probabilità una delle migliori ibridazioni tra simulazione e accessibilità ad oggi sul mercato. Se in pista tutto ci è parso al proprio posto, e il prodotto targato Codemasters ha saputo non solo confermarsi, ma persino migliorare le ottime basi di partenza dell’anno precedente, il contesto, quello che un tempo rappresentava uno degli aspetti più riusciti del pacchetto, si è invece dimostrato stranamente in affanno.
Richard VerweijJul 12, 2021
Voor 2021 is het Codemasters, ondanks beperkte wijzigingen in de échte raceklasse, toch gelukt om de nodige vernieuwingen mee te nemen naar de grid. Bepaalde bestaande frustratiepunten blijven aanwezig, maar zouden middels updates weggewerkt kunnen worden. Al met al prima vermaak voor gedurende het seizoen waarin Max Verstappen richting de wereldtitel scheurt!
AdamXMXJul 26, 2021
Vývoj F1 2021 bol určite poznačený aj protipandemickými opatreniami. Ale nebál by som sa písať ani o zlom manažmente, či dokonca lenivosti. Chýbajú tri okruhy, výkonové rozloženie tímov je len prebraté z minulej sezóny aj napriek tomu, že sme už v polovici ročníka a čerešničkou na torte je odstránenie krátkych verzií okruhov a historických monopostov, ktoré boli v predchádzajúcich častiach.
Πλάτων ΠέππαςAug 10, 2021
Εν κατακλείδι, όπως και κάθε χρονιά έτσι και φέτος η κυκλοφορία της Codemasters, υπό τη σκέπη της EA πλέον, δεν απογοητεύει. Οι βελτιώσεις είναι μικρές μα σημαντικές και η υποστήριξη Ray Tracing από την κατά τα άλλα ξεπερασμένη EGO Engine δίνουν στο τεχνικό κομμάτι του τίτλου μια ανάσα ζωής. Η διατήρηση των καλών στοιχείων βέβαια του οδηγικού μοντέλου είναι εξίσου σημαντική.