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Game of the Year 2021

Welcome to our Game of the Year 2021! So when we say game, we actually mean games. Have a read below at what we both think deserve a highlight for our most favourite games that released and we played in 2021!


I’ve been pretty slack with the new games in 2021 as a load of older games took my fancy, working through games that I’d bought and should have played earlier, like Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite. Some times though, new games took my fancy so much that the backlog was thrown back into the background of my mind. A new Pokémon game is always going to be bought, even if it is a remake and a new Metroid release is a day one purchase. It was a year for older games, but with a load of great games released in 2021, they just couldn’t all be left to 2022 to be played.

  • Nintendo Switch
    • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury, Omno, Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Metroid Dread.
  • PC
    • Football Manager 2022
    • Twelve Minutes
  • Xbox
    • Sable
    • Halo Infinite – Click for our review
    • Curse of the Dead Gods.

Ben’s Game of the Year 2021 goes to Football Manager 2022. Ben says that the previous game was a bit hit and miss at times, but they’ve made some good little changes that pulled him right back in.


We’ve had a pretty impressive year for new games in 2021. 2022 is shaping up to look even better with the expected release of games such as Horizon Forbidden West coming next month. We are also expected God of War Ragnarök around September 2022, according to PlayStations own database. There has been some really fun games released this year, and below are my favourites that I have played.

    • Xbox
      • Forza Horizon 5
      • The Gunk
    •  PlayStation
      • Kena Bridge of Spirits
      • Ghost of Tsushima Directors Cut
      • Observer: System Redux
    • PC
      • PowerWash Simulator
      • Nuclear Blaze
    • Nintendo Switch
      • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
      • Sir Lovelot

For me, my Game of the Year 2021 goes to Kena: Bridge of Spirits which I played on the PlayStation 5. My review for this will be coming to the site soon. Check out the PlayStation State of Play trailer below.

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