This week marks the official release of F1 2021 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, which includes a brand-new story experience called 'Braking Point', two-player Career mode and various other features.
As of today, the first reviews have gone live, giving us a chance to see how the critics have found it so far.
Here's a quick overview of what everyone's saying:
"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."
PC Gamer (9/10)
"Another superlative simulation of the Formula One world, now with an enjoyable story mode too."
Push Square (8/10)
"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."
"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."
Eurogamer (No Score)
"It's a pleasure to have a racing game so fully featured arrive on the new crop of hardware. There are faults that'll be familiar to long-time fans, and indeed the question whether series stalwarts will find enough new here to warrant the outlay. This is a modest update, then, but a mostly successful one."
The reviews are still mostly being counted for now, so the Xbox Series X version doesn't have an accurate score on Metacritic at the time of writing, but it looks like it'll settle somewhere around the 80-90 mark.
An impressive outing for Codies as always!
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