Hohoho, Merry Christmas!

It’s a time for giving, and boy do we have a fantastic gift for one of you lucky lot…

To celebrate the Christmas season, we’re giving away our biggest prize yet; one lucky winner will receive:

  • Legion 5 Gen 6 Laptop (featuring an AMD Ryzen 5600H, and an RTX 3050 Ti)
  • Legion Recon Laptop Backpack
  • Legion M600 Wireless Mouse.

To enter the competition, we’d like you to submit a short review of your favourite game of 2021 in the comments below.

Your review needs to be no longer than 150 words, and can be for any game released in 2021: from AAA PC titles to mobile games! We’ll pick our favourite review from the entries to determine a winner.

In addition, we’ll also select a handful of the reviews to be featured in an upcoming article post, and some might even get a mention on our Legion Twitch streams. Neat, huh?

And if all that wasn't enough, anyone who enters the competition will also receive a legendary ‘Game Reviewer’ badge to display on their Legion profile:

Of course, we’ll be monitoring your reviews, and any that are deemed as spam or violating our community guidelines will be removed and entries deemed invalid – make sure to follow the instructions above to be in with a chance of winning!

The prize draw closes at 23:59 GMT on 05/01/22, and we'll judge a winner from all valid entries.

So what are you waiting for? Drop your reviews below, and you could be the proud owner of a seriously cool swag bag of Legion goodies!

This competition is open to UK/EU residents only, and closes on 5th January at 11:59PM GMT. You can find the full T&Cs here.

To get things started, we’ve added a smattering of Game of the Year reviews from our very own Legion staff – check them out below!


 Daniel Cox, UK Community Manager: Battlefield 2042

Oooooh, a controversial one? Perhaps. Despite the rocky launch and some unconventional balance/gameplay changes, Battlefield 2042 still delivers on bombastic, epic scale warfare that DICE have mastered over the years. Gunplay feels more solid than ever, and the debut specialist system offers exciting mechanics to goof around with. It’s not all perfect: scurrying around the gigantic maps on foot can lead to spates of downtime, and the absence of a class system somewhat dumbs down the tight-knit, tactical squad gameplay of previous entries. BUT, it’s still choc-full of those signature Battlefield moments. I played a game last night where, in the space of 10 seconds, I parachuted off a skyscraper, watched a jet crash into a helicopter, and then whipped out a rocket launcher to blast an unsuspecting tank as I came in to land. You can only experience stuff like that in Battlefield!

 Ben Green, US Community Manager: Metroid Dread

Long have we waited (well, I’VE waited anyway) for this game that I never knew I needed. The 2D Metroid games are some of my all-time favorite (Fusion being the best), so you can imagine my excitement when Dread was announced. Even more exciting? It actually lives up to the hype! Metroid Dread was the only game this year that I legitimately binged when it released. It takes the fast-paced action of its predecessors to the next level, borrowing inspiration from newer titles like Hollow Knight (dashes) and Ori and the Blind Forest (beautiful art design & background detail). The story of this game is also expertly crafted – without going into spoilers, safe to say that Dread ties previous titles together into the perfect capstone to the 2D Metroid saga. Whether you’ve played a Metroid game or not, I know you’ll LOVE the gameplay and art design of this title.

 Alex Leopold, Content Strategist: Battlefield 2042

Yes, yes, I know it’s not the “best” game, but "best” is ultimately super subjective, right? I’m defining “best” because Battlefield 2042 is the game I haven’t stopped playing this year. It’s kinda like how I would nevvvvvver I have voted for The King’s Speech for an Academy Award. I get it, it's a well-crafted film, but I'm not going to watch it again; gimme some action. Anyway, Battlefield is the right pick FOR ME. Big, beautiful maps that are just a blast to play around in. It’s not perfect as the classes don’t have much differentiation but that's nitpicking. I’ve been a fan of the series since Battlefield 1942 and 100 years later, it ultimately holds up and is my favorite game of 2021.

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  • My favourite game released in 2021 has to be Forza Horizon 5 (FH5). It was justifiably picked as IGN's Game of the Year and, in my opionion, it should have picked up the GOTY award from other review sites as well.

    As a game that actually lived up to the hype, FH5 builds on what made FH4 great and takes them to the next level. The graphics are incredible and the game runs really well on modest hardware even with the settings at high.

    There is plenty to do in terms of challenges and collecting cars and the the multiplayer also has a good combination of modes.

    The fact that the game was available day 1 on Game Pass was great and many new players to experience the world of Forza Horizon.

  • My favourite game this year has to be Crab Game. Although I haven't watched the drama 'Squid Game', the variety of mini-games makes it enjoyable to play for hours at a time and they're straightforward, meaning new players can easily get into the game. It's a competitive game where you go through several challenges until there is only one player standing. Fairly simple, right? The simplistic design also means that anyone can play, even if their pc is a toaster! One thing I liked in particular about the game was the voice proximity where you can have conversations with people and make new friends. It's also pretty fun to push people off platforms. 10/10 would recommend.

  • Favourite game of 2021? I guess mine would probably be Guilty Gear Strive, if you told me that I would be playing a fighting game where an anime girl who summons dolphins can fight the USA Secretary of Defence that uses an alien trapped in a coffin as a weapon (he's DLC by the way), all while having a killer soundtrack playing in the background, I would probably believe you to be honest. With amazing anime style visuals to keep your eyes glued to the screen and an online experience to die for (maybe not the lobbies to be honest) I recommend people to give this a try if they ever get the chance.

  • House of Ashes from The Dark Pictures Anthology had me at Ashley Tisdale, never would i have thought to pair an ancient swarm of vampiric lost boy creatures erupting from underneath a temple underneath a village, dicovered by the one and only Ashley Tisdale and her fellow americans on a raid during the iraq war. I had a grand time playing this all in one sitting, and making me cast my mind back to 2003 was horror in it's self. I'm more than ready for more episodes in this anthology in the future, i need more Curator shade.