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gameranx: Top 20 Best PC Games of 2021

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

2021 had a metric ton of great games for PC. Here are all of the games that we think are worth your time.

20-Forza Horizon 5

Platform : PC Xbox One XSX|S

Release date : 9 November 2021



19-Hell Let Loose

Platform : PC PS5 XSX|S

Release date : July 27, 2021



18- Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous

Platform : PC

Release date : 2 September 2021



17-Ready or Not

Platform : PC

Release date : 18 Dec, 2021



16-Back 4 Blood

Platform : PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX|S

Release date : October 12, 2021



15-Scarlet Nexus

Platform : PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX|S

Release date : June 25, 2021



14-MARVEL'S Guardians of the Galaxy

Platform : PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX|S Switch

Release date : October 26, 2021



13-Humankind

Platform : PC Stadia

Release date : 17 August 2021



12-It Takes Two

Platform : PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX|S

Release date : March 26, 2021



11-The Ascent

Platform : PC Xbox One XSX|S

Release date : 29 July 2021



10-Hitman 3

Platform : PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX|S Switch Stadia

Release date : 20 January 2021



9-Deathloop

Platform : PC PS5

Release date : 14 September 2021



8-Tales of Arise

Platform : PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX|S

Release date : September 10, 2021



7-DEATH'S DOOR

Platform : PC XBOX ONE XSX|S PS4 PS5 Switch

Release date : July 20, 2021



6-The Forgotten City

Platform : PC XBOX ONE XSX|S PS4 PS5 Switch

Release date : Standalone game 28 July 2021



5-Chivalry 2

Platform : PC XBOX ONE XSX|S PS4 PS5

Release date : June 8, 2021



4-Halo Infinite

Platform : PC Xbox One XSX|S

Release date : December 8, 2021



3-Eastward

Platform : PC Switch

Release date : September 16, 2021



2-Resident Evil Village

Platform : Stadia PC XBOX ONE XSX|S PS4 PS5

Release date : May 7, 2021



1-AGE OF EMPIRES IV

Platform : PC

Release date : October 28, 2021



BONUS

WilderMyth

Platform : PC

Release date : 15 Jun, 2021



LONE ECHO II

Platform : Oculus Rift, Oculus Rift S

Release date : October 12, 2021



Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Platform : PC PS4 PS5

Release date : September 21, 2021



Hot wheels Unleashed

Platform : PC PS4 PS5 Xbox One XSX|S Switch

Release date : September 30, 2021



Little Nightmares 2

Platform : PC PS4 Stadia Xbox One Switch PS5 XSX|S

Release date : 11 February 2021



ENDER LILIES: Quietus of the Knights

Platform : PC Switch PS4 XBOX ONE XSX|S

Release date : June 22, 2021



Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Platform : PC PS4 Xbox one

Release date : May 14, 2021



CHICORY: A COLORFUL TALE

Platform : PC PS4 PS5

Release date : June 10, 2021



GRIME

Platform : PC Stadia

Release date : August 2, 2021



Psychonauts 2

Platform : PC PS4 Xbox One XSX|S

Release date : August 25, 2021

0:00 Intro
0:13 Forza Horizon 5
0:45 Hell Let Loose
1:30 Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
2:06 Ready or Not
3:10 Back 4 Blood
3:43 Scarlet Nexus
4:24 MARVEL'S Guardians of the Galaxy
5:20 Humankind
6:07 It Takes Two
7:04 The Ascent
7:43 Hitman 3
8:26 Deathloop
9:07 Tales of Arise
9:45 DEATH'S DOOR
10:28 The Forgotten City
11:01 Chivalry 2
11:51 Halo Infinite
12:49 Eastward
13:33 Resident Evil Village
14:36 AGE OF EMPIRES IV
15:29 BONUS
 

Cryio

Member
Psychonauts 2 isn't even on the list, lol.

2021 was a solid year for PC gamers overall. Not best of all time, not amazing, but solid. I really do believe the last proper "weak" year we had was 2014.
 

AV

We ain't outta here in ten minutes, we won't need no rocket to fly through space
No Inscryption on a PC specific list

So What No GIF
 

IbizaPocholo

NeoGAFs Kent Brockman

New gaming consoles come and go every few years, but PC gaming endures with some of the best hardware and software that's exclusive to that platform. This year was no exception, as PC gamers had access to imaginative and genre-bending titles, games that pushed the flexible nature of those systems in wild new directions.

While PC gaming shared many a hit game with its console brethren, for this list we're looking at the games that could only be found on this platform...with one exception. That means no Resident Evil Village and its incredibly tall ladies, no Deathloop and its masterful approach to Groundhog Day gunplay, and no Halo Infinite reviving the beloved FPS franchise. In this list, it's the efforts of small studios and indie developers that took the top spots, bringing about an exciting selection of games in 2021.

0:47 - Before Your Eyes
2:35 - Valheim
3:55 - Wildermyth
4:56 - Inscryption
5:58 - Loop Hero
 
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