2021 was a wonderful year! It might be a little better than 2020, but not much. This year we experienced the catastrophe of the closure of the Suez Canal, Space Jam 2 made people no longer want to watch another movie in their lifetime, and earlier in the year a person named Trump forgot how democracy works.
However, things were not so bad. Some clever people managed to make the Covid 19 vaccine, the Dune movie turned out to be much better than we thought, and most importantly, we had a good game in 2021.
1. Everhood ( Everhood )
Producer: Surefire Games/Producer: Chris Nordgren and Jordi
Genre: Adventure, Role-playing , Rhythm-driven
platformer: computer, switch
There are many games that encourage you to Avoid fighting, look for peaceful solutions, and think about the cost to violence. However, there are few games that convey these concepts in the form of dancing on acid! In this game, you leave behind strange religious experiences, fight with your perceptive powers and interact with strange characters, and your only guide is the bubbly electronic music that plays in the background. In describing the game, suffice it to say that in one of your first battles, your opponent is a magic mushroom (referring to the psychic substance of Magic Mashrom). Ignore its semantic underpinnings and just enjoy playing Guitar Hero on acid.
2. Chicory: A Colorful Tale ( Chicory: A Colorful Tale )
Producer: Finji/Producer: Greg Lobanov
Platform: PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Switch
Title of this game The unit is both very accurate and very misleading. Because the story that this game tells is really colorful, but in it you do not play the role of chicory. In this game, you play the role of a dog that I would like to call Pizza.
The main subject of Chicory is a colorful story. Walking in the game world, solving puzzles and coloring in a black and white world are all done through coloring. one of the amazing aspects of the game for me was that its creators have managed to find so many ways to use the game's theme in its gameplay. That's why adding color to the game world and meeting its fun characters is so much fun. Chicory is the most lovable game of the year, and surprisingly, it has a lot to say about the nature of art and creativity.
3. The Killer Series ( Of the Killer Series )
Producer: garmentdistrict/Producer: garmentdistrict
The third game is a little different from the other titles on the list, because only It is not a game, but a collection of games. This series is called "'s of the Killer", like killer gangs, killer voice, killer blood and a number of other titles.
The best way to describe the games in this series is "Walking Simulator" (Walking Sim). In these games, you play the role of a girl named BB (BB) and you have the task to wander in her role in dilapidated and strange city buildings that are full of crazy humans and monsters.
Writing the game at the same time It is both light-hearted and has a depth of theme that you can explore if you wish. All the games in this series have a feverish dreamy mood, but all of them are very funny and have an imaginative tone. Also, all these games are free and you can play them at this link. I recommend at least try Drool of the Killer, which is my favorite game in the series.
4. Slipways ( Slipways )
Producer: Beetlewing/Producer: Beetlewing
Style: Strategy Turning
Now that we're talking about mini-games, this is the best opportunity to introduce It is a sleepwalker. The 4X (4X) strategy game is a galaxy on a galaxy scale that is highly compressed and is offered to the audience in the form of delicious snacks. The main mechanisms of the gameplay are very simple: colonizing the planets and connecting them to trade routes; But behind this simple appearance lies an incredible depth. In this game you have to manage large production lines, research bases and landing projects so that you can turn your small colonies into prosperous utopias; Even if you have to blow up some planets or turn your loyal citizens into dough to achieve this goal, you will get the maximum possible score before the end of your term as governor.
Slipoviz is one of My favorite games in 2021 were about burning phosphorus and wasting time, and I'm sure it will work for you.
5. Silicon Dreams
Producer: Clockwork Bird/Producer: James Patton
Silicon Dreams is the best game unofficially adapted from a movie. This game is basically the equivalent of the expanded Voight Kampff test in the movie Blade Runner.
In this game, you play the role of an Android who works for a cyberpunk robotics company. Your job is to talk to other Androids and measure their emotions to see if they are defective, technically defective, or lying to you. Free him, erase his memory or disable him forever. You know all the time the bitter truth that if your relationship with the company you work for breaks down, the same thing can happen to you. They are not voiced, they are so great that the dialogues of AAA games do not even reach their feet.
6. Mundaun ( Mundaun )
Producer: MWM Interactive/Producer: Hidden Fields
Genre: Adventure, Highlights
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4
Let me be honest with you: when graphics for the first time I saw Mondown, I knew he was going to make it to this list. The artistic design of the game is extremely murmuring. The game's graphics are as if someone had drawn it with a pencil or charcoal. This style is very much in line with the atmosphere of the game, which is the horror of the village.
However, what I did not expect was that the mountainous and scary environment of the game would overwhelm me so much. The game relies heavily on a sense of anguish and tension, not pure fear, and unparalleled horror situations arise: like squatting with a scarecrow, hiding in your dead grandfather's house at night, and spending too much time making the right coffee. Which is obviously necessary for your survival and you should make as much coffee as possible whenever you can.
If you are looking for a village horror game reminiscent of the Resident Evil 8 experience, Still very different, Mondown is exactly what you are looking for.
7. The Forgotten City ( The Forgotten City )
Producer: Dear Villagers/Producer: Modern Storyteller
Genre: Adventure, First Person
Platform: PC, Xbox one and X Series, PlayStation 4 and 5, Switch
The Forgotten City is a completed version of one of Skyrim's most popular articles of the same name. In this game, you travel back in time to a small Roman city that is ruled by only one law: if someone commits a crime, golden statues scattered in the city come to life and all the people are massacred. The idea behind the game is not only an interesting context for learning a lot of historical lessons, but also presents you with very satisfying moral dilemmas. The Forgotten City is not a perfect game, but even when it is bad, it fails in an interesting way, and this is one of the prerequisites for a game to be included in this list.
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8. Genesis Noir ( Genesis Noir )
Producer: Fellow Traveler/Producer: Feral Cat Den
Genre: Adventure, Puzzle
Platform: PC, Xbox One, Switch
Speaking of detective games, Let me ask a question: What is the biggest puzzle in the world? The answer to the question is clear: how the world came into being.
Genesis Noir is a classic Old School detective story whose detective subject is the creation of the universe! The game is very stylish and everything you do inside it, from improvising jazz to summoning space black holes that devour reality, engages you with the game.
Another tip about playing friend My point is that the course of events in the game and your research into the shooting of a bullet that breaks reality does something that you have to look for in the universe from the beginning to the end of its life and beyond. Genesis Noir is a fluid, eye-catching and very creative game that if you are interested in unconventional experiences, you should definitely try it.
9. Loop Hero ( Loop Hero )
Producer: Devolver Digital/Producer: Four Quarters
Platform: Computer, Switch
Describing loop heroes is hard work. For starters this is a great way to get word out that Idle is a mix of Idle, puzzle, and puzzle. Loop Hero - which is the name of the main hero of the game - is constantly moving around the path, fighting enemies such as live sludge, eating potions and collecting items. Your job is to help Loop Hero stay alive until he reaches the final bass.
To do this, you must build small towns that give the Quest hero, treasure chests with powerful equipment, and Build cemeteries that are full of moving skeletons that Loop Hero can fight and gain experience with. They open in the game and cause this cycle to never be repeated.
10. SpookWare ( SpookWare )
Producer: Dread XP/Producer: BEESWAX games
Genre: MiniGame Collection
I know what you're thinking: We're halfway through the list and you're wondering Why is there no mention of a game that is an imitation of the Warioware series and whose main characters are a number of skeletons? Well, luck is on your side! Because Spooker is exactly that kind of game.
It's a love letter to B Movie's horror movies, as well as Mario Paper's role-playing games, thanks to its great sense of humor and great visual style. .
I do not think there are many games that offer the player a variety of activities as spooky: from playing the bango in a school band to solving the murder case of an undead and going to the dojo to learn the secret. And the Umami code. The first episode of Spokuire is full of such activities and we hope that with the release of the next episodes, their number will increase.
11. Unpacking ( Unpacking )
Producer: Humble Bundle/Producer: Witch Beam
Platform : PC, Xbox one and X-Series and S Series, Switch
Only one gameplay mechanism in Anping There is also the transfer of objects from the box to somewhere inside the house. that is all. From this description, it may seem that unpacking is a game for those who are obsessed with sorting. If you have this idea, know that it is absolutely true! But behind the gameplay is defined in terms of arranging and designing a story that is surprisingly emotional; This story is about the emotional burden that even the most mundane objects carry, and states that the way we interact with the physical space around us reflects tiny facts about our lives and relationships that we may not even realize.
Anping The narrator is a very good story that is uniquely defined.
12. Unsighted ( Unsighted )
Producer: Humble Games/Producer: Studio Pixel Punk
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch
Unsight is probably one of my favorite metro drives in all There is a simple reason behind this interest: MetroDvania games have a simple formula that according to this, the more you progress in the game, the more capable you become and the more confident you become to progress. But Unsight changes this formula completely.
At Unsit, it is not your job to just explore and defeat the bosses; In this game you have a series of robot friends who live in the village and you have to prevent them from going off and as a result they go crazy.
This has always caused you a sense of increasing tension and pressure Accompany, which makes every step you take to progress feel extremely satisfying. Because you have to race with the hands of the clock to retrieve your memories and find a way to defeat the main enemies of the game before it's too late. Best of all, the game has a lot of mental control and is very visually beautiful.
13. Webbed ( Webbed )
Producer: Sbug Games/Producer: Sbug games
Genre: Puzzle, Scuba Diving
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Switch
In the web, you play the role of a very cute spider And you play a lover who is trying to save his friend from the clutches of evil birds. Turn into a rope and hook that uses the ability to throw spider webs in a creative way. I was, because the spinning mechanism is very fun in itself.
Even if you get a lot of insects, this game is worth playing, especially since the spider you control is very googly and tough. You can feel bad for him!
14. Nerts ( NERTS! )
Producer: Zachtronics/Manufacturer: Zachtronics
Genre: Card games
The next game is a card game made by Zachtronics, a company known as It is made to make phosphorous games.
Nurtz is a very simple game. The best way to describe it is that Solitaire is competitive, but it is far more chaotic and aggressive than Solitaire. Shouting at your friend to add an ace to the middle cards so you can win the game, while others are looking for the right card to respond to your card and calling you deaf, is a feeling if you do not experience it yourself. It's hard to describe.
Narcissus is a very exciting game and has one of the best motivational songs to start the match, played at the beginning of each hand.
15. Escape Simulator ( Escape Simulator )
Producer: Pine Studio/Manufacturer: Pine Studio
In recent years, escape rooms have become one of the hottest group activities. Have become new. Unfortunately, the popularity of this phenomenon coincided with the outbreak of Covid 19 and people being forced to stay home.
But until group activities are allowed in the real world, the escape simulator is a good alternative for fans of this hobby. Each stage of the game takes place in a room that will eventually become a much more complex space than it first seemed.
Each room is relatively small and takes an average of 10 minutes to escape. , But that does not mean it's going to be easy. Together with my teammates (the game has a co-op online), we came across some difficult puzzles that were very enjoyable to find and the things you need to do to escape also have a surprising variety. These things range from breaking code, connecting wires, solving math problems, guiding a rumba robot, and even skull (!). (Trust me; it all makes sense when you play the game.)
The game escape simulator is great. Just before playing it, ask a few of your friends to join you in this experience. I assure you that none of you will regret it.
16. Cruelty Squad
Producer: Consumer Softproducts/Producer: Consumer
Genre: First Person Action
Suppose you are a carnivore who moves your neurotransmitters The problem of death has been solved, and your whole life is summed up in being the addicted arm of a corporate death machine known only as the Cruelty Squad. Aren't you entertained yet?
At first glance, this game is pure Jack. Its control is awful, its graphics are disgusting and the sounds it produces are scratching the soul. But behind this shattered appearance, there is a very powerful tactical shooter game at its heart There are layers of puzzle and worldliness that will make more sense as you immerse yourself in the vulgarity and filth that make up the crazy world of the game.
Buried under eight million layers of Irony - Cruel Squad is a game in which you can sell all your victims in the open market and spend the profits from this deal by putting a gun in your face.
17. Sable ( Sable )
Producer: Raw Fury/Producer: Shedworks
Platform: PC, Xbox one and X and S Series
As ugly as the previous game was, this game is It should be beautiful, to the extent that a screenshot can encourage gamers to experience it. Sibel is one of the most eye-catching games I've ever experienced, and its music, created by the Japanese Breakfast Band, completes the experience as an audio/visual masterpiece.
But that's where the game's strengths end. It is not possible. Another reason for Sibel's uniqueness and remarkability is its special approach to "player selection". This game not only gives you complete freedom to go wherever you want in the beautiful world environment that has been prepared for you, but also allows you to decide who you are going to be in this world. Do you want to become a partisan superhero? Do you want to become a historian mechanic wandering among the carcasses of ancient spaceships scattered throughout the game? Do you want to be the greatest Hoverbike driver of all time? Like the Chum Queen, a powerful queen with a strange appearance. When you see him, it's better to bow to his passion.
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Well, until Here are seventeen games that I think you should play. So there are three games left. Unlike the previous seventeen games, these three games are introduced in qualitative order, and I think if you are going to try only one of the games on this list, go for one of these three games.
18. Before Your Eyes
Producer: Skybound Games/Producer: GoodbyeWorld games
The third resilient list is dedicated to the unique game before your eyes. The main idea of the game is very interesting. The only way to progress in this game is to blink. So whenever your webcam detects your blinking, whether you like it or not, there will be a leap forward in the game. Sometimes this leap is only a few moments, sometimes a few years; There is no way back.
This system makes the gaming experience unique, as you have to fight the natural urge of your body to blink so that you can stay as long as possible. For example, this moment might be playing the piano, looking at an art gallery, or having an important conversation that is going to change your life. But you may miss this important conversation because you blinked at the wrong moment.
However, do not worry. Because this game is exactly about the moments of life that we are going to miss and then be greedy for. Although I do not want to reveal the path that the game's story takes, I have to say that this game has an interesting conception of one of our assumptions about life, and that is that sometimes the shortness or shortening of the experience you like is complete. It's beautiful in its own right.
If you're looking for a game that will make you cry, this is the best game of the year in front of your eyes.
19. Wildermyth ( Wildermyth )
Producer: Worldwalker Games/Producer: Worldwalker
Genre: Tactical Planning
Platform: Computer, Switch
one of the most common debates about video games is whether games should be storytelling. Organic that the game system produces automatically, or that their story is pre-written and experienced by the player in a directed way.
Wildermith ends this discussion once and for all, because both The type of story is best used in its heart. Wildermith's description as a role-playing game in which a series of people fight over networked maps is an accurate description, but it's not true about it. Because the main attraction of the game lies in seeing where the evolving stories of your characters are going to go.
In this game, playful adventurers gradually become experienced masters, heroes who They have a legendary place in the battle to be killed, and the characters experience events such as being wounded, being enchanted, and being transformed (like becoming a cool bird) that remain influential throughout the game seasons.
Wildermith also has a considerable amount of content; For example, there are five different groups in the game that are very enjoyable to fight; These groups include Stimpank robotic zombies, other spatial and temporal dragons, and tentacles. Each of these groups also has their own campaigns and stories.
one of the reasons I like game campaigns is that your previous game periods are basically events that happened in the past and the characters belong to the campaigns. Older people may appear as guests in the new campaign and occasionally join your group to help you. This mechanism gives a lot of depth to the world in which the more you play, the deeper it gets.
Wildermith is a lasting proof that the narrative and gameplay systems in the game do not have to contradict each other. Conversely, when these two factors work together, we can use them to create more compelling stories with a stronger foundation. If you're interested in dynamic adventures and strategy games, you'll love Wildermith as much as I do.
20. Inscription ( Inscryption )
Producer: Devolver Digital/Producer: Daniel Mullins
Genre: Ruglaike, Cards
> Platform: Computer
We come to the description, my favorite game in 2021.>
Oh, where do I start?
Description is a dark and sick card game in which you face the mysterious inhabitant of a hut and you have to sacrifice everything you love to just live. Stay. In the previous sentence, I used "victim" literally. For example, one of the items that can be used early in the game allows you to brush your teeth to use it as a weight on the game balance scale. From now on, everything just gets weirder!
Given that the game was created by Daniel Mullins (his previous game, also known as Pony Island, was weird), You can be sure that you will encounter secret and very creative moments that break down the fourth wall into its constituent molecules.
Alternate Reality Game, which after The game ends, it is very detailed and worth trying, even if the others have finished. It is interesting to know that in order to do this, gamers had to enter the forest in the real world and dig up an old floppy disk!
Although there are many games that have metafiction elements, the description of Most of them are superior, because even if we ignore these strange elements, a card game is really good.
In this game, instead of consuming mana or building land (two of the common gameplay mechanisms in card games) , You have to kill squirrel cards to summon more powerful creatures. It is precisely thanks to this dynamic that the remarkable depth of the game is revealed. Are you willing to massacre your entire army to summon a larger creature? Are you willing to sacrifice your tempo to produce a beehive or warren card that will provide you with resources? Would you rather embarrass your opponent by using a combo with clumsy cards that come back to life after each one is sacrificed? It was over with the story of the game. This game is so good. The seemingly impossible combination of accessibility, depth, and surprise is what keeps you hooked until the last minute. If the game throws a bear wall at you and causes you to lose, do not worry. Another person will do your best not to waste your sacrifice.
Well, this is you and this is 20 games from 2021 that you should not miss their experience. The games I introduced were very diverse, but I think some of the games on this list are among the best of all time and we will talk about them years after their release. Whatever your interests - horror games, strategy gameplay, first-person shooters - I hope there is at least one game on this list that makes you say to yourself, "I must try it."