The 10 best games of 2021, according to the critic – Games – Tecnoblog

The year 2021 brought some games that were successful with the public and stood out in the specialized critics. Titles like Force 5, Hades e Psychonauts 2 drew attention for the graphics, gameplay and also for the plot built by the producers. But, did the critics really like these games? Check out the 10 best games of 2021 according to Metacritic.

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Psychonauts 2 is one of the best games of 2021 (Image: Press/Double Fine)

10. Chicory: A Colorful Tale

Although it looks a bit childish and doesn’t attract much attention, Chicory: A Colorful Tale was one of the most outstanding independent games of the year. The game is an adventure based on a coloring book, in which you must explore the power of painting to explore the scenarios and solve the puzzles offered by the game.

Released in June 2021, Chicory: A Colorful Tale got a rating of 90 from the specialized critics, guaranteeing the tenth place among the best games of the year. The game has over 10 hours of gameplay and is available for different platforms.

  • Released: June 10, 2021;
  • Note: 90/100;
  • Available platforms: PC, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch.

9. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Appealing for nostalgia, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 secured the ninth place among the top 10 games of 2021. The classic skateboarding game has been remastered, bringing next-gen graphics to environments that were successful in the past.

In addition, the soundtrack remained, precisely to bring the feeling of playing the original game. With that, the game also got a score of 90 on Metacritic.

  • Release: March 26, 2021;
  • Note: 90/100;
  • Available platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch.

8. Microsoft Flight Simulator

If for some this is just a game, for others it is a simulation of the most faithful to reality. Produced by Xbox Game Studios, Microsoft’s aviation simulator offers a real experience for those passionate about flying. The game features a series of settings, aircraft models, different weather aspects and even night flights.

Officially released in July 2021, the game is only available for PC and Xbox consoles, and has also earned a rating of 90 with critics.

  • Released: July 27, 2021;
  • Note: 90/100;
  • Available platforms: PC and Xbox Series.

7. Psychonauts 2

Another release from Xbox Studios, Psychonauts 2 it also ranks among the top 10 games of 2021. The platform-style adventure game brings together eccentric and even conspiratorial elements to create a narrative that seeks to trap you during gameplay.

The game also brings cinematic effects and even humorous ones. With grade 92, Psychonauts 2 managed to remain in seventh place among the best rated games.

  • Released: August 25, 2021;
  • Note: 92/100;
  • Available platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox Series.

6. Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker

For fans of Final Fantasy, a DLC Endwalker it also drew attention and got good reviews from the specialized critics. According to Metacritic, the expansion launched on December 7 earned a 92 mark and won sixth place in the top 10.

The pack brings new narratives, new difficulties and additional areas. In addition, a number of other new features were added to the original game. Like the game, the expansion is available for PC, PS4 and PS5.

  • Release: December 7, 2021;
  • Note: 92/100;
  • Available platforms: PC, PS4 and PS5.

5. Forza Horizon 5

Released in late 2021, Forza Horizon 5 it is also among the highlights of 2021, according to Metacritic. With the story mode set in Mexico, the game brings landscapes with detailed graphics for those who are already on the new generation of consoles.

Furthermore, it is possible to play with a multitude of car models, and you can even customize the cars as you wish. For many, Forza Horizon 5 it is the game of the year, however, for the critics, the game only reached the fifth position with a 92 note.

  • Released: November 5, 2021;
  • Note: 92/100;
  • Available platforms: PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series.

4. Hades

Hades is a Roquelike that won the hearts of fans of the genre. The game challenges you to break out of the underworld while challenging the God of the Dead with a series of weapons and abilities that evolve throughout the gameplay.

Released in August, the game is available on several platforms and got very high marks from the specialized critics. According to Metacritic, Hades secured fourth place with a grade of 93.

  • Released: August 13, 2021;
  • Note: 93/100;
  • Available platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch.

3. Tetris Effect: Connected

In third place among the top ten games of 2021, Tetris Effect: Connected surprised everyone. The game is an expansion that offers players a multiplayer mode with crossplay across platforms, in addition to a cooperative mode.

The game brings beautiful visuals, soundtracks and special effects adding in quality to the final product. Despite being a theoretically simple and basic game, Tetris Effect: Connected got a 95th rating from the review.

  • Released: October 8, 2021;
  • Note: 95/100;
  • Available platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series and Nintendo Switch.

2. The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition

Surprising a large part of the specialized media, The House in Fata Morgana: Dreams of the Revenants Edition arrived at the Nintendo Switch earning an impressive amount of praise. The game got a score of 96 and secured second place among the best rated games of 2021.

For those unfamiliar, the game is a visual novel that offers a good atmosphere through the soundtracks, interesting dialogues and an artistic style that draws attention. The game was considered a masterpiece of the genre by critics.

  • Released: April 9, 2021;
  • Note: 96/100;
  • Available platforms: Nintendo Switch.

1. Disco Elysium: The Final Cut

Finally, the great champion of 2021 was Disco Elysium: The Final Cut. The RPG puts you in the role of a detective and offers a skill system so you can investigate murders and unravel crimes. The game was the best rated of 2021 with a 97 grade, according to Metacritic.

Disco Elysium is a game in which patience and intelligence are needed to advance through the story, as you can interrogate characters and look for clues during the game. The game was released in March 2021 and is available on most platforms.

  • Release: March 30, 2021;
  • Note: 97/100;
  • Plataformas disponíveis: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, Stadia, iOS.

With information: Metacritic.

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