2021 had many great titles, especially for next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5. The first full year of Sony’s latest console features several great titles offering experiences not available anywhere else in the game, and many of them they are among the best releases of the year.
Here is our pick of the best games released in 2021 for the PS5.
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Sony started 2021 strong with the roguelike, Returnal. Players explore a mysterious planet where death forces them to repeat the cycle, and only escaping the world can free them from this torment. With a disturbing atmosphere and unique third-person action, Returnal is one of the first next-gen titles and one of the most memorable games of 2021.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
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As the first release from Ember Labs, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a testament to what indie games are all about: passionate and heartfelt game design. Follow Kena on her journey to guide Lost Spirits to the afterlife in this coming-of-age story of a spirit guide trying to make her father proud. The gorgeous visuals, the adorable Rot companions, and the beautiful animations like huge highlights here. Kena: Bridge of Spirits is unmistakably impressive from a technical and narrative standpoint. It’s a starter that players of all ages are sure to enjoy,
Resident Evil Village
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No one does horror like Capcom, and after the phenomenon that is Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, fans were eager to experience the next chapter in Ethan Winters’ story. Resident Evil Village takes players to a spooky castle in Europe with vampires, cursed dolls, and telekinetic murderers as Ethan searches for his kidnapped daughter. With improved mechanics and new horrors to uncover, Village is one of the scariest games of 2021, with unmatched quality.
It takes two
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Co-op games have declined over the last generation, but Hazelight Studios has almost single-handedly kept the genre flourishing with story-driven two-player experiences. It Takes Two puts the players in the shoes of May and Cody, a struggling couple on the brink of divorce. Through a series of platforming levels, players must reinvigorate the couple’s relationship during this emotional journey of self-discovery loaded with humor, thoughtful storytelling, and a wide variety of gameplay for the he experience remains pleasant.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart
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Insomniac Games continues its momentum this generation with Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. in the summer of 2021, acclaimed by fans and critics. The series’ basic wacky weapons, jaw-dropping visuals, smooth gameplay, and action are back in Rift Apart. Our familiar mascots embark on a journey that stands out from the other entrees. With a new playable character in the Lombax, Rivet, skyscraper-sized boss encounters, some of the most fun-to-use pistols and tools in the series, this is by far the most powerful entry. of the franchise. Also noteworthy are the levels that teleport players across the universe in seconds using the power of next-gen hardware with near-instant load times.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
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Few would have expected Guardians of the Galaxy to become the hit of 2021, but Eidos Montreal has created one of the best superhero games of the generation to date. With excellently written dialogue that’s very funny, a killer soundtrack, and a heartfelt story from start to finish, this is possibly the best rendition the Guardians have seen outside of the comics, even rivaling the James films. Gunn.
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If at first you can’t do it: die, die again. That’s the mantra of Bethesda’s exclusive PS5 master class, Deathloop. Players only have one day and four different times (morning, afternoon, evening, night) to kill the eight visionaries hidden on Blackreef, including rival assassin Julianna Blake. Deathloop combines unique gameplay mechanics, well-written dialogue, and great flexibility in how players can approach issues. Deathloop is a game that players will explore for years to come.
For more on PlayStation, be sure to check out our other articles like the November 2021 Free Games here on Pro Game Guides.