It’s now time for our fourth post celebrating the best games of 2021! If you missed the previous post for our best games of the year, you can review them right now!
My Game of the Year: Rustler (PlayStation 4)
Hey kids, have you ever wondered why GTA 5 is called “5”? It’s not just because of some stylized naming convention, but because, once upon a time, Rockstar made four previous games in the series, and the much older ones were not open world 3D experiences. I know, it sounds totally crazy!
Rustler (or Grand Theft Horse as it is commonly referred to) harks back to the days of the top-down GTA experience. Everything is lovingly crafted and pays great homage to its inspiration. I would not have been surprised if I was told the Rockstar of old made this game! Rustler is an absolute must for those who want a taste of ye olde Grand Theft Auto games.
Honorable Mention: Resident Evil Villlage (PlayStation 5)
I don’t like scary games – and I never will – so why did I play Resident Evil Village to completion? Because Capcom, that’s why. After the disaster that was Resident Evil 6, Capcom went back to the drawing board and hit it out of the park with RE 7. Capcom was convinced that lightning could strike twice… and it did! Village takes some influences from Resident Evil 4 and continues with the formula of RE7. Whilst it may not be perfect. It is a genuinely fun endeavor with a thoroughly engaging storyline, gameplay, and characters. Even if, like me, you are not a horror game fan – or a Resident Evil fan – Village is an absolute must-play for anyone who wants to play a well-put-together game.
Honorable Mention: Ratchet and Clank : Rift Apart (PlayStation 5)
Like the_nmac mentioned yesterday, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is an excellent game on PlayStation 5. I was blown away by the graphics, gameplay, and the excellent soundtrack – what an amazing game!
That’s all for me!
What were YOUR best games this year?