2021 is coming to an end, and many excellent works have been released this year, which can even be called masterpieces. Players should have the best game of the year in their minds, so here will share with you the best game of 2021, let’s take a look.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is a game developed by Insomniac Games. This game is a cross-generational game carefully crafted for PS5 and is known as one of the must-play games for PS5. With the support of PS5 performance, players can experience the use of CGI technology to play games. Ratchet & Clank integrates cutscenes and game screens, so that there will be no loading screens between games. Space-time transmission is a major feature. With a large number of enemies, explosive special effects, and chaotic and full scenes, the game can still achieve smooth teleportation and jump.
Insomniac Games has played a good role in trigger feedback, and will have a different feedback feel with each weapon’s shooting method, and also designed the trigger to be half-pressed and full-pressed. This change not only gives the controller a different experience, but also greatly improves the functionality of the PS5 controller. Although Ratchet & Clank cannot be regarded as the most breakthrough game, the technology and graphics brought by this game symbolize the breakthrough technology of the future game industry.
As a RogueLike work, Returnal adopts the third-person shooter gameplay, providing a unique experience for many players who are not familiar with this type of game. Even though Returnal uses fragmented storytelling to present the story, many players don’t know what the story is saying after playing, but the gameplay design is much better. Returnal’s gameplay is more biased towards RogueLike, which means that the game will restart every time the player dies.
Although the Rogue part of the game is not better than the indie game design, Returnal does a very good job in terms of action. The game makes good use of the PS5’s trigger feedback and capabilities, and the overall feel has been significantly improved. This action shooting game is definitely done very well, and it also has a new game experience for players who don’t know how to play Rogue.
Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5 is the latest work in the Forza racing series. Although the gameplay is similar to other racing games, Forza Horizon 5, as a next-generation console game, has not only improved in all aspects, but also introduced new features. This time, Forza Horizon 5 uses Mexico as the framework, allowing players to run freely on the map, and the design of the environment and weather changes have been greatly changed.
In addition, Forza Horizon 5 contains a large number of vehicles, and has done enough research on the engine sound of each sports car. At the same time, it restores the exhaust noise of each car in the game, so many car lovers can’t put it down. In addition to matching the internal parts of the car, the player can also design the appearance of the car to look like in his mind. For players who like to modify their vehicles, this game is very suitable for them.
Psychonauts 2 is a 3D platform jumping game. The rich and bright colors of the game, the bold and psychedelic use of colors, and the unique environmental design all exude the personal charm of Italian pilots and make it a unique work of art. Although the story uses a humorous and interesting way to present the plot, the protagonist finds various negative emotions after entering the world in the mind of the troubled person. The expression of the game is based on situations players may encounter in real life. The studio does not just want to purely show the fantasy and unique world in the player’s mind in the game, but also wants to let the players understand their spiritual world through this theme.
Although Psychonauts 2 can only be regarded as satisfactory in terms of gameplay, the game is quite excellent in terms of environment design, art, music, and plot. The level design in the brain world of each character has distinctive features. This game really deserves to be included in one of the best games.
Guardians of The Galaxy
Guardians of The Galaxy is developed by Eidos Montreal and has produced a new Marvel masterpiece. The studio’s plot can be said to be very bold this time. In addition to the original crew of the Guardians, some unpopular characters have been brought to the game. The plot of the entire game is very good, and the sense of substitution is very strong. Everyday bickering, independent stories and the 80s golden music library can not help but make players love this game. The game also has the fun of open exploration, but it is slightly weaker in terms of combat.
Compared to fighting, what everyone wants to see is the dialogue. After all, the feature that they are talking about all the time is the soul of the game. Although the choice between the dialogues does not affect the ending direction, it can make the player feel the sense of participation. Even if the story uses a longer script to narrate, the player will not be bored. Guardians of The Galaxy can be said to be the most surprising work of this year.
Relying on the refreshing fighting and innovative loop mechanism, Deathloop has successfully won high evaluations from major media. Although Deathloop’s gameplay is similar to the injustice and murder, but this time they added a looping mechanism. Deathloop cannot be said to be a RogueLite game, because the main scenes are fixed, but it is biased towards time loops. Players need to arrange the planning process during the cycle so that they can break this cycle. As a 3A game dominated by action shooting games, it takes a lot of confidence to build the game framework into a time loop.
Not only does Arkane Studios do a great job of time looping, but the gameplay is also very addictive. It provides a lot of game freedom and uses superpowers to perform well-designed assassinations. It also adds a lot of content to the exploration. Deathloop has become one of the few unique 3A masterpieces. Even if the map only has four repetitive maps, the high degree of freedom of gameplay and the pleasurable sense of blow can also make players enjoy the game.
Tales of Arise
As a classic old IP, Tales series is transformed into a faster-paced, smooth-fighting gameplay that caters to the market. The story has been carefully designed from the beginning, showing players the background story of each supporting role, and presented it in a comic style. small theater. It improves the player’s sense of substitution and also helps them better understand the character’s personality. The character layout is also very good, and the character of each character has been transformed into a level. Although Tales of Arise has made changes, it has not completely lost the characteristics of JRPG.
The game still insists on using long scripts to tell the story, bringing players into this world, and using a small theater to let players integrate into this team. The combat part is definitely one of the highlights. The combat system is not too complicated, allowing players to quickly get started and experience smooth and refreshing fighting. And whether it is finishing animation special effects or art, the visual effects are absolutely full marks. In addition to the great changes, the overall game quality is definitely the best in history.
Resident Evil: Village
Resident Evil 8 is a breakthrough new work in the Resident Evil series. Although the change in style has prevented many players from adapting, it still received a lot of praise. After the protagonist, Ethan, experienced the Baker family horror, Ethan is no longer the weak and scared man. So in the sequel, players can see that Ethan is already familiar with the use of firearms, and even gives players a sense of oppression in the gameplay. The family affection that they want to express in the game is definitely a highlight. Even if Ethan himself is still very scared, he must do his best to fight the enemy for his daughter. Players should know that Ethan is just an ordinary person with a family in the story. Although the plot has no direct relationship with the Resident Evil, viewing the story from the perspective of an ordinary person is also a brand new experience in the series.
Then, what Resident Evil 8 presents is not horror, but a shooting game with horror elements. In addition to the story and gameplay, the RE engine is definitely the biggest contributor, the picture has been greatly improved, the expression of the characters and the atmosphere of the environment are also well done. This work is not only a breakthrough in the Resident Evil series, but also opens up the way for Capcom in the future.
It Takes Two
As a small studio funded by EA, Hazelight Studios has almost achieved the quality of 3A games in terms of gameplay, music, story or mirroring. This time, the level of It Takes Two surpassed players’ expectations. The two-person line uses the family as the background to tell an unforgettable storyline, allowing players to learn emotional dedication and love from the game. The official didn’t put any elements to collect or slow down the rhythm in the game, but put all kinds of game content into the game. The game also has a variety of game types to ensure that every aspect of the game provides a unique experience.
Even though the game adopts a linear gameplay, there are surprises and mini games hidden in every corner, which increases the player’s desire to explore. And this game does indeed achieve the elements of cooperation. The two characters have different abilities, so they need to cooperate with each other to pass the level smoothly. It Takes Two’s excellent mirroring and humorous and interesting dialogues make players enjoy it. Even many players have a better relationship with the other half because of this game, and because of the appearance of two people, the other half tries to enter. In your own game world.
These are the best games of the year. Have players played these games?