F1 2021

Rating Summary

Based on 76 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

85

Top Critic Average

93%

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IGN

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2021

F1 2021 is the best-looking and most customisable instalment of series so far and, while it's a little plain, the new story mode is a well-executed and fun new addition.

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91 / 100
Jul 12, 2021

Another superlative simulation of the Formula One world, now with an enjoyable story mode too.

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Recommended
Jul 12, 2021

An entertaining and surprisingly effective new story mode heads up an otherwise modest refresh for Codemasters' official series.

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Metro GameCentral

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 12, 2021

Codemasters' best Formula One game so far adds an excellent story mode, along with a raft of new tweaks and options to make it more accessible.

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Polygon

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Unscored
Jul 19, 2021

Codemasters’ F1 series has taken hundreds of hours from me since 2017, and in return it’s given me a rich, new sports fandom even in my late 40s. And now, F1 2021 is teaching me to expect imperfection, to own my mistakes, and forgive myself. The result may be messy, but it’s mine.

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9.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2021

‎F1 2021 is the perfect complement for any Formula 1 fan. The new game modes elevate this edition several points above its predecessor thanks to a simulator that Codemasters has turned into a gift for fans of single-seater cars, and that every year comes closer to perfection.‎

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86 / 100
Jul 12, 2021

F1 2021 is a great racing game, specially once you move into the car and feel the excellent handling and the great performance. Modes (specially Braking Point and classic content) could have been better, but you will feel like Hamilton and Verstappen racing each other for the victory.

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8 / 10
Jul 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.

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8.8 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2021

There isn’t a ton to dislike about F1 2021. The latest version adds to the series’ win streak with another strong iteration. With a few additional layers to the visual and audio presentation, we could have been looking at a form of racing perfection. As it is, F1 2021 is still really good.

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8 / 10
Jul 12, 2021

The future of the F1 series is cloudy right now. EA is the new boss, but its influence probably won’t be seen until next year’s game. F1 2021 adds a few new fixins to the strong foundation of last year’s game, along with the misfire that is Braking Point. Having the option to add dynamic dramatic events to the existing Career mode would be preferable to bland pre-rendered cutscenes that come with Braking Point. There's a lot of fun to be had with F1 2021, even if a true next-gen leap may not come along until next year.

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