Best Games Halfway Through 2021 So Far
After a hard 2020 with postponed games and problems, the video gaming industry finally caught up with the demand. I wish we can say the same thing about GPU prices though. So far in 2021, we’ve had some of the most memorable games of the decade, and some of these titles will go on to become cult classics for sure.
Even so, developers have yet to unlock the true power of next-gen consoles due to the global pandemic. However, we are closer than ever to see what the next-gen is capable of. But enough of that, let us show you the best games halfway through 2021 which mostly can be bought with PlayStation Gift Cards found at OffGamers.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
One of the best classics of our time is the Ratchet & Clank series. After all, the series is 19 years old now and has grown to be a groundbreaking game. Honestly, the game shows us what the next-gen is capable of. When you start the game, you will be mesmerized, everything about it feels so intense. While the game is a bit predictable, it still manages to keep your interest. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is one of the best games of 2021 for sure. Of course, since it is a PS exclusive, the game is only available on the PlayStation 5.
Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
If you are an RPG fan, we urge you to take a look at this fantastic game, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut. The definitive edition of the game maximized everything we love about this fantastic title. This edition of Disco Elysium brings in full voice acting to the game, and it is pretty good. Additionally, players can access new quests, new areas, and so much more. Disco Elysium was one of the best games of 2019 and it won several awards. Therefore we are sure they will replicate that success with this edition.
Resident Evil Village
Visuals check, story check, gameplay check. Resident Evil Village became a classic within 2 months after release. Capcom’s survival horror game ticks many boxes. Resident Evil Village takes place three years after the events of Resident Evil 7 and we have some fantastic characters in the game (ahem, Lady Dimitrescu). If you like survival horror games with a fantastic narrative we suggest that you give Resident Evil Village a chance. The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia.
If you want to find a million ways to assassinate somebody, Hitman is the series for you. Iconic assassin Agent 47 returns with this game and we continue where we left off. The world-building is fantastic and the levels are magnificently designed. There is always something to explore in Hitman 3 and that is what makes it so unique. After all, the game got really high scores from critiques as well. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia.
Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
Switch fans get ready to be spoiled. Nintendo revealed their new OLED Switch Model and we recommend you try it with Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury. While the base game is also great, the Bowser’s Fury expansion was a fantastic journey. A big open world, with marvellous levels and areas that you can explore, Bowser’s Fury brought Mario to 2021. The gameplay mechanics are simply fantastic with a bit of throwback to classical Mario. Therefore we are sure that Nintendo will aim for this type of gameplay in the future.
EA is not the most popular company out there for sure. However, Knockout City is an extremely interesting game. The developers took something as simple as dodgeball and mixed it with fun. The game has five maps and six modes currently and there will be more in the future. Knockout City is a breath of fresh air for players who have had enough of traditional sports games. The only downside of the game is its price, however, the player base is vibrant and EA have announced that the first 25 levels will be free-to-play. Knockout City is available on Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and 5, as well as Xbox One.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition
One of the best remakes we have seen in years. Get ready to experience the Mass Effect universe in 4K. All three games are remastered for this legendary edition. Upon this, they have fixed the bugs and improved on everything from combat mechanics to vehicle movements. Mass Effect Legendary Edition is a fantastic remake for those who want to experience the series in today’s graphics. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
Our list would not be complete without a hack and slash game. Chivalry 2 takes everything Chivalry 1 made and elevates it to the next level. Chivalry 2 supports up to 64 players on a server and shows us what medieval warfare would look like. The game has 4 classes now and each has different weapons and skills. If you are a medieval warfare fan we suggest you give it a try. Chivalry 2 is one of the top games of this year for sure. The game is available on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.
This endless RPG turned a few heads in 2021. Our hero awakens in a destroyed world and sets out to try and rebuild it. There will be survivors along the way to help you and enemies to fight. But in each Loop, players will fight with new enemies and your decisions will affect the outcome of each encounter. Loop Hero is an ingenious attempt to revive roguelike games and it does so in a unique way. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux.
The first half of 2021 was great but the second half is going to be even better. This is when we will finally see the power of next-gen graphics with Battlefield 2042, Humankind, Total War Warhammer 3, and many more coming soon. Since Covid has been slowing down; the number of games coming in the second half of 2021 is insane. Therefore stay tuned for what’s to come!
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