Decent pre and post-race commentary from Crofty, loads of radio chatter from your team, and the official F1 theme heard during real-life coverage of the motorsport all conspire to make F1 2021 sound completely authentic. Cars sound suitably loud and growly, as usual.
An astounding level of detail, right down to the little scuffs and scratches your car picks up during the course of a race, visible tyre degradation, and the various, exotic track venues like Yas Marina, Monza, and Monaco. F1 2021 looks incredible on Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Codemasters has F1's handling down to a fine art now, so it's no surprise that F1 2021's handling model remains every bit as engaging and responsive as recent instalments. A range of sliders and other options mean you can tailor the gameplay to your own specifications.
Braking Point adds even more value to F1 2021 with its cinematic narrative, while the usual Career modes and new Two Player career inject even greater longevity to proceedings. Online leagues, events, and competitive options, as well as local split-screen, flesh things out nicely.
A list that will have you settling in for the long haul, with two seasons, a full Two Player Season, 50 online races, and plenty of other activities to grind your way through for the 1,000G. There's a fair bit of overlap from previous lists, too, so don't expect any surprises.