Deathloop is the first to kick off the 2021 end of year video game party. But it’s not the only one. We have many things to look forward to over the next months, including a new Metroid, Halo Infinite, and some cheeky Pokemon remakes. There are still many great 2021 games you can look back on or play before the flood of new titles.

Highlights include Ratchet and Clank (one of few games that really takes advantage of PlayStation 5’s incredible power), Resident Evil Village and, more recently, Psychonauts 2. As more exceptional games arrive on consoles and computers, this empyreanrule list of 2021’s top games will be updated.

Eastward

You like games such as Zelda: A Link to The Past and Earthbound You should. You are a sensible adult with great taste.

Eastward is a top-down game that’s reminiscent of all 16-bit RPGs you loved. Although it is slow-paced and takes some time to get started, it is well worth the investment. It’s a stunning and well-designed experience. Beautiful on every level.

Deathloop

The best reason to get a PlayStation 5 right now is Deathloop. It’s a puzzle-based murder game where you wake up on a beach and find yourself trapped in a timeloop. This is a timeless tale that will never go out of fashion. You can have fun with the combat system, and great voice acting brings memorable characters to life. Blackreef Island is the main attraction. You’ll love exploring loop after loop of it.

Disco Elysium – The Final Cut

Disco Elysium received many awards upon its 2019 release. These included a perfect score on GameSpot and many Game of the year nominations. There were also several Best Narrative winners. A new Final Cut was released on PC and PlayStation 4 and 5 earlier this year. It features extensive voice acting (over a million words) and additional quests. Later this year, Xbox and Switch releases will be available.

If you don’t know how to play this, do it.

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil Village, also known as Resident Evil 8, celebrates 25th anniversary of the legendary survivor-horror franchise. It celebrates everything that makes this series so great: suspense and memorable characters as well as explosive combat and surreal locations. Horror. There is so much horror.

Resident Evil Village is an easy game for fans — and well worth the effort for everyone who wants to play it.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Ratchet and Clank’s Rift Apart is the latest AAA Exclusive and it just may be the best, too. It showcases the PlayStation 5’s capabilities, much like Returnal and Demon’s Souls before it. It also makes use of the PS5’s SSD hardware to speed up load times and to create high-quality design. This is a great adventure for any PS5 owner.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, is just one example of how the Wii U has been a valuable asset to the Switch. Super Mario 3D World, like Mario Party 8, Bayonetta 2, Pokken Tournament, and Donkey Kong tropical freeze was initially a Wii U title. This package includes the sweet and short Bowser’s Fury addon, which makes it a great package . (Which is almost everyone.

It takes two

Night clubs in air-conditioning ducts. Street Fighter-esque one-on-one battle with a squirrel It takes two to win it all. The story follows Cody (a married couple who plans to divorce) and May (a childless woman who finds herself trapped in toys created in her image by their daughter). It’s all pretty standard stuff.

This game is about problem solving and spousal teamwork and is only for two players. You’re certain to have a great time with It Takes Two if you have a partner that’s available enough to play 12 hours of coop platforming.

Monster Hunter Rise

You’re likely to have played a Monster Hunter before and know what Rise is all about. It’s basically a series of boss fights against more powerful monsters. You can hunt larger monsters if you defeat them. Rise introduces new mechanics that make combat easier and a list of exceptional monsters to hunt. There are many other things to see: You will spend well over 50 hours exploring all the game has.

Snap a New Pokemon

It was over 20 years before Nintendo finally released a Pokemon Snap 2. New Pokemon Snap, appropriately named, is quite fun. “Take photos of Pokemon” sounds more like a mobile game than it does a full-priced title in 2021. New Pokemon Snap is more than just a reason for its existence. It’s a fun adventure that will keep Pokemon lovers smiling.

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Mass Effect Legendary Edition takes three Mass Effect games and throws in all their DLC. then turns all that into 4K. Although the resolution increase is important, it’s only one of many improvements. Optional features, quality-of life features, and controls have been improved, especially in the original Mass Effect.

This deal is a great deal if you have never played the franchise before. You can find lots of Mass Effect here.

Psychonauts 2

Psychonauts is a great sleeper. Either you didn’t get the original 2005 game or you loved it and have been waiting for a sequel. It’s finally here 16 years later. This lively platformer has received a lot of critical praise and has been dubbed one of the 2021’s most memorable. GameSpot called the game an “astonishing accomplishment in almost every regard.” Xbox Game Pass owners can enjoy this amazing achievement for a sweet price.