Best Games of 2021: Here Are WhatsGood’s Favourites For The Year!
Best Games of 2021 – We’ve got them right here! Well, our favourites anyways!
2021 is just about wrapped up and while the year didn’t seem like it was anything too special for gaming for the first months, it really pulled through in the end and delivered some truly spectacular titles.
Join us now, as we celebrate the our list of very best games that we played in 2021! Games are listed in no particular order.
#1 Psychonauts 2
Best Art Direction and Creativity
What a great time I had with this game. It’s full of fun, great characters and a good story to boot. It might not be a graphical heavyweight for the Xbox Series X, but it still tickled my eyeballs with its incredible art design.
Review Verdict: ★★★★★
Psychonauts 2 is a joy to play, and a shining example of what makes video games great. I enjoyed playing it so much that I didn’t want it to end, resulting in my first ever full 100% completion of a game’s collectibles and achievements.
#2 Metroid Dread
Best Pure Video Game Experience and Level Design
If there’s one game that got its hooks in me in a way that I just couldn’t tear myself away from it, it’s Metroid Dread. This game wasn’t really that high up on my priority list, as I haven’t even really spent much time playing Metroid games before, despite enjoying the MetroidVania genre. Not long after I began my review playthrough, I realised that this was a game that was grabbing a hold of me and hanging on… HARD.
Metroid Dread is such a perfect classic representation of what a video game is, and what it feels like to play a game that feels like the geniuses that designed and put it together are nothing less than pure masters of their craft. The graphics on the Switch look great, but the smooth, progressive evolution of the gameplay combined with some of the best level design I’ve ever seen make this most possibly the best game that came out this year. The Game Awards seem to think it was, seeing that it got one of their top honours.