We don’t have some sort of Best Game of 2021 award in PC Invasion (at least in terms of site-wide consensus). However, each writer can list the titles they really enjoyed in a given year. As such, here are my personal favorites for 2021. I’ve arranged them chronologically based on their release date.
It’s true, most of my picks are the games I’ve reviewed. However, a select few went ahead of the pack after I decided to write instructions for them. I have experienced their gameplay firsthand though another writer handled the review. You can also take a look at mine The most anticipated game of 2022 If you feel like it.
The Genshin effect
I know what you’re thinking. It’s correct, The Genshin effect launched in 2020. However, it’s a live-serve game that gets a lot of content in subsequent updates. Arguably, its biggest updates were introduced in 2021. First, Golden Apple Islands was added in the version 1.6 update in June. Then we saw version 2.0 in July, which included Inazuma Vùng region. More updates have given us new islands to explore, characters to acquire and secrets to uncover.
If you want to learn more about The Genshin effect, you can check our guide and central feature.
Hitman 3 closed the World of Assassination Trilogy (i.e. more recent games in the series). With five huge maps and a linear level serving as the conclusion, it shows the power of Agent 47. You must use your wits to come up with creative ways to eliminate items. his spending.
If you want to learn more about Hitman 3, you can check our guide and central feature.
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights launched as an Early Access title in January 2021. It officially came out on June 22nd, completely pleasing me from the moment I started playing it. With an emphasis on Metroidvania goodness and challenging duels, it’s up to you to keep the White Priestess Lily alive.
If you want to learn more about Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights, you can check our guide and central feature.
Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
I didn’t get it review Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, which was released on September 2nd. However, I have received an additional code so that I can write instructions for it. This computer role-playing game (CRPG) sets a high standard where new mechanics are introduced as you progress.
In the end, you will control the armies to fight the demons. Likewise, you will gain power from the Mythic Path you have chosen. Due to the multitude of combinations and important decisions, you are bound to spend hundreds of hours playing many times.
If you want to learn more about Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, you can check our guide and central feature.
Deathloop, released September 14, is a first-person shooter (FPS) game starring Colt Vahn. He is stranded on an island and he has absolutely no idea what is going on. Hilarity takes place in this bizarre adventure where Colt learns of sinister plots and crazy experiments, all hunted down by an agent named Julianna. Colt’s death allows him to respawn at the beginning of each day, but he recalls clues and hints you’ve found. As you piece the story together, you’ll discover a means to defeat all the bosses in one day, breaking the loop for good.
If you want to learn more about Deathloop, you can check our guide and central feature.
Far Cry 6
Let’s face it, many of Ubisoft’s open world games tend to follow a certain formula. That is evident in Far Cry 6, out October 7th. That being said, I like it better.
Your character, Dani Rojas, joins a group of freedom fighters who are working to overthrow the dictatorship of Anton Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito). A lot of fun also happens, from seeing your companions mess with soldiers to a game of cockfighting. Finally, even though I’m not from Latin America, the game speaks volumes for me, as a Filipino, thanks to its themes and minigames.
If you want to learn more about Far Cry 6, you can check our guide and central feature.
Similar to Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous, I could not review Encode when it came out on October 19th. Instead, I picked it up on a whim a few days after its release. I immediately fell in love with it.
EncodeYour game is filled with intelligence and creativity. It starts out as a rogue card game in Act 1. Then, in Act 2, it turns into a classic 16-bit RPG. According to level 3, it has soul-like side scrolling vibes. Along the way, you’ll still build a deck to defeat your enemies and solve puzzles in the environment. It was a memorable experience and I even plan to give it a try Kaycee’s Mod beta.
If you want to learn more about Encode, you can check our guide and central feature.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
I have included the previous part Collection of Shadow Images games like Man of Medan and Little hope. The titles follow a specific theme: choose a historical event or macabre lore, add a twist, and follow a Choose Your Own Adventure style gameplay. All playable characters can live or die based on your choices and quick time events (QTE).
House of Ashes, released on October 22, is no different. Set during the Invasion of Iraq, members of opposing forces must band together to survive the creatures lurking in the depths. It certainly packs more action than previous offerings.
If you want to learn more about The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes, you can check our guide and central feature.
Forza Horizon 5
Rounding the package is Forza Horizon 5, a racing game coming out on November 5th. No, I don’t review it, but I wrote some tutorials. I definitely enjoyed the whole experience, thanks to the open world map (the game is set in Mexico), the many challenges you can complete, the races you can participate in, and the hundreds of cars that you can get.
If you want to learn more about Forza Horizon 5, you can check our guide and central feature.
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