The best simulation games of 2021
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It is a little guilty pleasure that gamers offer. Whether we are a fan of beautiful mechanics or high aerobatics, the consoles and PCs can satisfy its passions. Here are the simulations that must hold your attention this year.
The series of F1 20xx has no longer presents the standard extension holder of Formula 1 on consoles and PCs. For the 2021 season, Codemaster gratifies us with an even further simulation, which offers a statement. If the graphics and immersion always push realism further, one can regret that the versions thoughts for the Xbox Series X and PS5 no longer exploit the capabilities of these two machines. Still, this F1 2021 is displayed on the top of the podium for delivering sensations of nerve and precise pipes. Above all, the pleasure of piloting is present at all levels, which one is beginner or expert from the steering wheel.
We salute in passing its history mode, baptized point of rupture, which is based on a scripted adventure between two pilots (a rookie and a veteran of the F1) which is really well built to discover the scenes of this sport. It is even possible to make this career mode with two players to exhaust on the track as teammates. At the same time, all the circuits and pilots are on the starting grid, while the multiplayer mode always proves to be demanding and exciting.
F1 2021, EA, on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC.
He had already outpayed the Pécellers in a trip sick last summer. Microsoft Flight Simulator also took flight on July 27th on Xbox Series X and S. A very expected return by owners of consoles, especially since this high-flight aerial simulation has been widely hailed by the press and players in 2020. With Flight Simulator, it is mainly the world that is offered to you to admire the beauty and immerse themselves before horizons that it is always difficult to admire in these times of sanitary crisis.
The studio Bordeaux Asobo can be proud of the work done in front of the technical prowess that this game represents. More than 37,000 airports and 2 million cities are present with a real-time dynamic weather and the game is enriched month after month, while hunting aircraft will be added free of charge next November to celebrate the exit of the top Gun Maverick movie. In the meantime, it would be a shame not to take a little altitude on board one of the best flight simulations of all time.
Flight Simulator, Microsoft, July 27th on Xbox Series X / S and PC.
True good surprise of the month of August when leaving, Rims Racing is a game to put in the hands of motorcycle fans. This simulation, very demanding, proposed around a small two-wheeled park (eight in total) may seem poor in first glance content, but this production actually hides a strong concept and a much more extensive offer than could believe it. If a matter of driving a bike and turning the gas handle, the developers also developed a less exploited catch in video games: Mechanical classes. And if you like to put your hands in Cambouis, you will be satisfied. Because you will have to know everything about your motorcycle by demonstrating screws, bolt by bolt the mechanical parts that composes it. It will thus be necessary to manage the wear, replacement and resale, tires to the carburettor, through the brake pads, the engine, the gearbox … an incredibly interesting aspect and finally quite pedagogical that injects A little new blood in this type of game. race side, it will be necessary to be pointed and dose skillfully gas and brakes so as not to crush each turn. If RIMS Racing remains perfectible (especially on braking management), this first opus poses the basis for a concept that deserves to be developed.
RIMS Racing, Nacon, on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One and PC.
WRC 10 (September 2)
One year after a WRC 9 more than convincing, his suite will arrive at a point named for rally fans. The official game of the World Championship will be at the rendezvous of the return to PS4, Xbox One, PC, but also optimized on PS5 and Xbox Series. WRC 10 will celebrate a little early 50 years of the WRC Championship (which will celebrate them in 2022) and the French of KT Racing hear this time propose a legendary edition that will bring together the great champions that marked the history of the discipline, including Sébastien Loeb, Sébastien Ogier, Carlos Sainz, Peter Solberg, Tommi Mäkinen and Colin McRae, in addition to being able to compete in the current championship. See you on September 2 to settle behind the wheel.
WRC10, Nacon, September 2 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S and PC.
Art of Rally
In a less realistic universe, but which remains focused on the simulation, art of rally arises there. Available on PC since 2020, this title that revisits the world of the off-road race has recently arrived on Nintendo Switch and Xbox Series. If some will think of the micro machines games from its approach to top, art of rally, however, distinguish itself by offering a demanding conduct through 72 special. Six different environments (snow, earth, sand …) propose in their own way a different approach, complemented by historical vehicles in the world of WRC reworked with Cartoon sauce. Minimalist but really taking, it would be a shame to miss. Especially since it is free in the Game Pass subscription for the owners of Xbox from August. Art of Rally, Funselektor, on PC, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S