MotoGP 21

Rating Summary

Based on 36 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

77

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 36 critic reviews
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IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Apr 23, 2021

MotoGP 21 is a good year for new riders to hop on but it hasn't particularly distanced itself much from MotoGP 20.

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71 / 100
May 5, 2021

Wobbly and unstable in all the right ways, and some of the wrong ones too.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Apr 22, 2021

A super-authentic bike racing sim that the hardcore will love. And while less experienced players may struggle at first, the effort is worth it.

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7 / 10
Apr 22, 2021

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.

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8.4 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2021

MotoGP 21 is a consistent and solid racing experience, which gives the joy to ride just become better and better on the track. For the first time in the series, it's even a little bit more gentle with rookies and newcomers, thanks to a tutorial and a better help system. It lacks only of narrative dimension which could help to express all the emotions of motorsport.

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8 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2021

MotoGP 21 offers an authentic motor racing simulation, welcoming for veterans of the series, but often alien for newcomers. Handling is great, and the career is deep, with plenty to keep players racing through the season.

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8.6 / 10.0
Apr 22, 2021

MotoGP 21 is the best MotoGP simulator you could wish for and on PS5 it's even better. There are some technical imperfections, but none of them can ruin a rewarding, fun and addicting gameplay.

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7 / 10
Apr 22, 2021

Although certainly not extraordinary, MotoGP 21 is a decent enough racing game. Some more innovation would have been nice but given the complications caused by COVID, I can understand the limitations in place. Series veterans will most likely enjoy this but I can't see it attracting many newcomers with so many great racing options already on the market.

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M3

Top Critic

Apr 23, 2021

Off the track, MotoGP 21 builds on what its predecessor did well, even if it's not much news. Out on the track, however, we get renovated and more realistic gameplay mechanics. However, we lack more noticeable improvements now that the series has found its way to a new console generation; much more than higher resolution, more details in the environments and significantly shorter charging times we do not get.

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7 / 10.0
Apr 27, 2021

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.

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