GOTY 2021

For a community that plays far too many video games, heres the ones that left an impression on us. A collective list of our users games of the year!

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#1Psychonauts 2
Points:37
Votes:12
Released:Aug 25
Brandon!
One of the best sequels I have ever played! An improvement over the first game in every aspect, and is bursting with creativity in every detail. One of two games this year to make me cry, so that's something!
#2Resident Evil Village
Points:32
Votes:12
Released:May 7
#3Metroid Dread
Points:26
Votes:9
Released:Oct 8
Baybob
As my first metroid game it was impressive how well the level design smoothly moved me from area to area while challenging me occasionally with fun bosses. Drew me right in and I wasn't released until I beat the final boss.
#4Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
Points:17
Votes:5
Released:Dec 7
#5Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Points:17
Votes:7
Released:Jun 11
chrominance
Rift Apart has pretty much everything you'd want in a Ratchet & Clank game (except I suppose the slight edginess and character friction from the PS2 games, but I wouldn't know about that as I never played them). It's a highly polished package with an arsenal of bizarre and wonderful weapons at your disposal, a bunch of fun environments to skate, grind and fly your way through, and plenty of intergalactic buffoonery and heroism in equal measure.
#6Deathloop
Points:15
Votes:6
Released:Sep 4
#7Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Points:13
Votes:5
Released:Oct 26
Brandon!
The biggest surprise of the year. The narrative work here is among the best I have ever played. Every moment is earned, and every setup is payed off. The other game that made me cry!
#8Returnal
Points:12
Votes:4
Released:Apr 30
Bosh
We all play a lot of games. They can at times blend together or have large overlaps. Returnal feels fresh. It is a arcade game blown up to AAA scale. Housemarque delivered a fantastic game, day 1, that had fantastic gameplay, sounded great, used the duelsense controller and kept me coming back for more.
#9It Takes Two
Points:12
Votes:5
Released:Mar 26
#10Forza Horizon 5
Points:11
Votes:6
Released:Nov 5
Yamaci17
Where the cars meet gorgeous Mexico graphics, the magic happens.

The Rest

#11Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury
Points:11
Votes:7
#12Monster Hunter Rise
Points:10
Votes:4
#13Hitman 3
Points:10
Votes:4
#14Halo Infinite
Points:10
Votes:3
#15Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Points:9
Votes:5
#16Persona 5 Strikers
Points:7
Votes:4
#17NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...
Points:7
Votes:3
#18Death's Door
Points:7
Votes:3
#19The Forgotten City
Points:6
Votes:3
#20Unsighted
Points:6
Votes:3
#21Inscryption
Points:6
Votes:2
#22Scarlet Nexus
Points:6
Votes:2
#23Far Cry 6
Points:5
Votes:2
#24Mundaun
Points:5
Votes:2
#25Boomerang X
Points:5
Votes:2
#26Guilty Gear Strive
Points:4
Votes:2
#27Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Points:4
Votes:2
#28Devotion
Points:4
Votes:1
#29New Pokemon Snap
Points:4
Votes:1
#30Quake
Points:4
Votes:1
#31Final Fantasy VII Remake - Episode INTERmission
Points:3
Votes:3
#32MLB The Show 21
Points:3
Votes:3
#33Hoa
Points:3
Votes:2
#34Lost Judgment
Points:3
Votes:2
#35Sable
Points:3
Votes:2
#36Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Happy Home Paradise
Points:3
Votes:1
#37PowerWash Simulator
Points:3
Votes:1
#38Diablo 2: Resurrected
Points:3
Votes:1
#39Immortals Fenyx Rising
Points:3
Votes:1
#40Moose Life
Points:3
Votes:1
#41The Binding of Isaac Repentance
Points:3
Votes:1
#42Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster
Points:3
Votes:1
#43Olija
Points:3
Votes:1
#44Unpacking
Points:3
Votes:1
#45The Artful Escape
Points:3
Votes:2
#46Fuga: Melodies of Steel
Points:2
Votes:2
#47Exo One
Points:2
Votes:2
#48Axiom Verge 2
Points:2
Votes:1
#49Back 4 Blood
Points:2
Votes:1
#50Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain
Points:2
Votes:1
#51Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Points:2
Votes:1
#52Eastward
Points:2
Votes:1
#53Secret Agent HD
Points:2
Votes:1
#54Super Auto Pets
Points:2
Votes:1
#55Control
Points:2
Votes:1
#56Mail Mole
Points:2
Votes:1
#57Mario Party Superstars
Points:2
Votes:1
#58NUTS
Points:2
Votes:1
#59Record of Lodoss War: Deedlit in Wonder Labyrinth
Points:2
Votes:1
#60Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania
Points:2
Votes:1
#61Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi
Points:2
Votes:1
#62Ghost of Tsushima - Iki Island
Points:2
Votes:1
#63Neo: The World Ends With You
Points:2
Votes:1
#64Orcs must die 3
Points:2
Votes:1
#65Rain on Your Parade
Points:2
Votes:1
#66Tormented Souls
Points:2
Votes:1
#67AERIAL_KNIGHT's Never Yield
Points:1
Votes:1
#68Bad Ben
Points:1
Votes:1
#69Castlevania Advance Collection
Points:1
Votes:1
#70Chicory
Points:1
Votes:1
#71Chivalry 2
Points:1
Votes:1
#72Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
Points:1
Votes:1
#73Tails of Iron
Points:1
Votes:1
#74Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
Points:1
Votes:1
#75Adios
Points:1
Votes:1
#76Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy
Points:1
Votes:1
#77Dot's Home
Points:1
Votes:1
#78Life is Strange: True Colors
Points:1
Votes:1
#79Little Nightmares 2
Points:1
Votes:1
#80Say No! More
Points:1
Votes:1
#81JETT: The Far Shore
Points:1
Votes:1
#82Mario Golf: Super Rush
Points:1
Votes:1
#83Shin Megami Tensei V
Points:1
Votes:1
#84Tales of Arise
Points:1
Votes:1
#85The Smurfs: Mission Vileaf
Points:1
Votes:1
#86Toem
Points:1
Votes:1
#87Wraith: The Oblivion - Afterlife
Points:1
Votes:1