Votes have been cast, arguments had, and now GamesRadar+ is here to reveal the best games of 2021
A sinlge-player blockbuster that smartly puts the focus on the core team and their incessant bickering. Guardians' wonderfully weird world shines thanks to a sharp script.
There's no right or wrong way to play this procedurally generated sandbox, with Iron Gate delivering an experience that is primed to react to any action you decide to undertake.
Come for the tough co-op puzzles, stay for the joyous acting, beautiful set pieces, and inventive approach to play.
From trying to unlock the secrets of Castle Dimitrescu to the unsettling escape from House Beneviento, Village packs in some of the scariest Resi setpieces in years.
A game about a dog who ends up with a magic paintbrush and has to restore color to the world. This heartfelt tale isn't a glorified digital doodle, but a note on self-belief.
Infinite's expansive sandbox provides the series freshest campaign entry since Bungie was still in charge. Those online PvP firefights are predictably awesome, too.
Hitman 3's masterfully-crafted settings keep you guessing from start to finish. Want to crush someone in a gigantic grape press? Have at it. An ingenious puzzle box of murder.
Another ingenious platformer/puzzler hybrid from Double Fine; one that isn't afraid to tackle difficult topics with a deft touch while still making you laugh.
A PS5 plaformer so good, it's basically a playable Saturday morning cartoon. Every clump of fur and glint of steel is pixel-perfect, and the world pops with color and craftsmanship.
A layered and systemic stealth game that takes great delight in keeping you guessing until the very end. It's every inch as good as Dishonored 2, which says it all.
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