As this year is coming to an end, I wanted to ask YOU what were your favorite games for 2021?
Based on IGN's review, here are the games that excelled in all categories in 2021:
Deathloop came out on September 14th, 2021, after years of trailers and anticipation. Fans of Arkane Studios got exactly what they expected from the studio; a bunch of large playgrounds to explore and uncover while learning different ways to play with the environment and AI.
DEATHLOOP transports you to the mysterious island of Blackreef, where an eternal struggle between two extraordinary assassins will determine the island's future. As Colt, you must find a way to put an end to the timeloop trapping the island in an endless cycle, all while being hunted by the island's inhabitants.
Forza Horizon 5
Some people play Forza Horizon 5 for its gorgeous scenery or accurate vehicles. Some play it for its online community and competitive races. Others are into making detailed custom designs or completing challenges. Still, others like to drive cars off cliffs. The brilliance of Forza Horizon 5 is the way in which it welcomes and embraces every one of these types of people by presenting enough roadway for them to drive on for miles. Its adoring rendition of Mexico is beautiful from coast to jungle, from city to desert, peppered with ever-changing weather and real-world details that make driving through it all — which is a lot! — a joy.
The next era of Halo begins! To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the franchise, Halo Infinite’s multiplayer beta is available now and free to play on Xbox and PC. Begin your personal Spartan Journey today with Season 1, "Heroes of Reach", and stay tuned for upcoming, limited-time in-game events and exclusive rewards. Halo Infinite's campaign is available for pre-order now and launches December 8.
When all hope is lost and humanity’s fate hangs in the balance, the Master Chief is ready to confront the most ruthless foe he’s ever faced. Step inside the armor of humanity’s greatest hero to experience an epic adventure and explore the massive scale of the Halo ring. To experience the campaign, purchase Halo Infinite (Campaign).
"HITMAN 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy and takes players around the world on a globetrotting adventure to sprawling sandbox locations. Agent 47 returns as a ruthless professional for the most important contracts of his entire career. Supported by his Agency handler, Diana Burnwood, 47 joins forces with his long-lost friend Lucas Grey. Their ultimate mission is to eliminate the partners of Providence, but they are forced to adapt as their hunt intensifies. When the dust settles, 47 and the world he inhabits will never be the same again."
Ratchet and Clank Rift Apart
It had been 12 years since Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time came out — the last full-length, completely original mainline Ratchet & Clank game — when Rift Apart hit the PS5 this year. Expectations were high, but Insomniac absolutely rose to the occasion to give us its most gorgeous, well-told Ratchet game yet. - Colin Stevens from IGN
Resident Evil Village
Like it or not (and many survival horror traditionalists do not), Resident Evil is one of the best action game series going today. Resident Evil Village alternates between arcade-like shooting gallery scenes, giant boss fights with elaborate patterns to identify, and twitchy escape sequences from invincible enemies, all building to a surprisingly explosive ending fitting more of a classic Call of Duty campaign than a zombie-filled mansion. Despite all of these high-intensity moments, when you do catch your breath, Resident Evil Village is captivating and smart. - Sam Claiborn from IGN
What are YOUR favorite games of 2021?