The Best PC Games of 2021
The first months of 2021 were expected to be quiet. Few significant releases could disrupt the post-holiday lull. Many of us looked forward to the extra time that we could use to clear our backlogs. But, those plans went out the window. We’ve played quite a few of this year’s games, including the most popular PC games of 2021.
Like last year’s, our list of best PC games for 2021 already has a lot of variety. We were most impressed by the games we chose, ranging from turn-based strategy games that go back to World War II to surreal horror to a third-person stealth game that ends an excellent rebooted story and some platforming.
These are games we have reviewed and awarded a minimum of 8.5/10. Our score system will translate that to “Excellent” if you care more about words than numbers. Although the titles may not be perfect, they accomplish a lot of essential things which, in our opinion, are worth your time.
This list is not complete. We have just one quarter of the year left, but there are still many other games to look forward to. We’ll be updating this article as we go through them.
The Best PC Games of 2021
- Hitman 3
- The Medium
- Field of Glory 2 – Medieval
- Nioh 2: The Complete Edition
- Yakuza Remastered Collection
- Little Nightmares 2
- Gary Grigsby’s War in the East 2
- Resident Evil Village
- Total War: Warhammer 2 – The Silence & The Fury
- Psychonauts 2
- Forza Horizon 5
- The Song of the Evergreen: Grow
Hitman 3 is the end of IO Interactive’s World of Assassination trilogy. Agent 47 is no less a globetrotter than the previous two. The amount of murder and stealth that he uses is entirely up to you. Expertly constructed sandbox levels are designed to challenge players on their first visit. They also offer numerous incentives to replay locations or find creative ways to assassinate targets.
Was our review. We called it “a fascinating conclusion to the franchise that shyly continued the series’ tradition of iterating and improving on each entry”. . It’s a great way to begin the year. Hitman 3 is available on the Humble Store if you like sandbox assassination.
The Medium’s futuristic visuals, retro-inspired fixed camera angles, and dual-reality gameplay combine to make a memorable horror video. The title features nightmarish visuals based on the work of Zdzislaw Beksinski. It follows Marianne, the protagonist, as she explores Niwa resort and its surroundings.
As the title’s complicated narrative unfolds, you’ll be able to visit otherworldly and decrepit locations as well as solve old-school puzzles and escape terrifying foes. We called The Medium “a chilling ghost story that sure leaves a lasting impression” and gave it an 8. The game can be purchased from Steam.
Field of Glory 2 – Medieval
Field of Glory 2: Medieval might not reinvent the wheel, but its deep-without-being-overwhelming rule system and engaging tactical battles earn it a spot on our list of the best PC games of 2021. It doesn’t matter if you are playing custom or campaign battles; taking advantage of terrain can be crucial to your victory. While you’re looking after the positioning of your units, morale, cohesion, and command range of your general, it’s essential to consider each faction’s specificities.
Reviewing it, it was found that Field of Glory 2: Medieval “consistently makes memorable battlefield moments” before giving it an 8.5. It can be downloaded from Steam.
Nioh 2: The Complete Edition
Nioh 2: The Complete Edition includes both the base game and all DLC, which is quite convenient. It’s also an awesome Souls-like game that balances reward and challenge well. Although it is responsive and flashy, the combat system can take some time to learn. Once you are proficient with one of the many weapon types, it will bring you a lot of joy.
You can also create your character and switch between forms to gain additional power when fighting off monstrous enemies. Nioh 2 Complete Edition is “equally challenging and rewarding, with loot that rocks, a fighting system that is deep, nuanced and precise, and great performance for PC,” which is why we reviewed the game. It can be found on the Humble Store.