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5 Best PC Games of 2021

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The year 2021 was a rather happening year for PC games. A lot of big games were rolled out and so PC gamers were hooked most of the time. Being a PC gamer is rather advantageous. For one, PCs come cheap and you can keep upgrading them as per your budget. Many times, computers give you a better control over graphics.

In any case, everyone likes to enjoy a good game on the computer once in a while. If you are looking for some top games to play, then the last year had a lot to offer.

From AAA games and popular sequels to nostalgic remakes and indie hits, we have listed some of the top PC games to check out!

Top 5 PC Games that Came Out in 2021

Based on the reviews, ratings, gameplay, and overall public reaction, here are the best PC games of 2021.

5. Halo Infinite

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Hands down, Halo Infinite was one of the best games of 2021. The AAA title came out towards the end of the year and pretty much every PC gamer was spending hours on it. The “open-world” Halo game created a buzz in the community.

The multiplayer mode was released nearly a month before the full game was rolled out. This gave the players a glimpse into the new Halo. When the campaign mode came out, players immediately noted that it had better weapons and combat mechanics than the multiplayer.

The main story has a stronghold on the game, which feels very Halo-like. The open-world forms a rather small part with side missions. Halo Infinite feels familiar, but the newly added elements refresh the spirits,

Did Halo really have to be an open-world game? That's something players have still been debating about on the mile-long Reddit threads.


4. Psychonauts 2

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Very few games manage to pull off humor in an action-adventure game. But Psychonauts 2 will have you smiling from start to the end. Unlike many other games in the genre, Psychonauts 2 explores mental health without getting all serious.

Raz, the protagonist, explores the psyche of people battling with the demons in their head (panic, doubt, regret). Much of the fun lies in the sheer unpredictability of the game. The combat is precise, side quests are cool, and dialogues are funny.

For some, the boss battles might be frustrating. But vivid imagery, funny lines, and the gripping story overshadows this minor inconvenience. If you have never played the original Psychonauts, then you need to try the sequel ASAP!


3. Resident Evil: Village

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Resident Evil Village was a pleasant surprise and a worthy successor to Resident Evil 7. Players are hooked right from intro to the very end. The snowy village, old ruins, and ramshackled structures add an impressive layer to the game's gloomy tone.

Some players might find the protagonist a bit baffled and boring. But the NPCs and monsters steal the real show. The gameplay is exciting. It fluctuates between action-packed and terror-filled stealth. Many players claim that Resident Evil Village is the spookiest RE game to the date.

If you love the Resident Evil franchise, then this game is a must-have!


2. Death's Door

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Death's Door visuals are enough to blow your mind away. People who have already played Death's Door will tell you that it's Zelda-type adventure game with the Dark Souls' theme. However, this aesthetic game is much easier to learn and the graphics are simply gorgeous.

As a player, you step into the shoes of the Crow (a.k.a. the Reaper). Your goal is to capture three particular souls and open the Death's Door. In the mean time, you get to fight some demons, solve puzzles, and

The difficulty builds up gradually as you pass the levels. Even with the adorable NPCs and gorgeous visuals, there's a foreboding tone to the game. It's no surprise that the game has positive ratings. If you like mystical stories, adorable visuals, and adventure games, then you must try Death's Door.


1. Age of Empires IV

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If you have been playing the Age of Empires games, you might observe that the fourth installment borrows all the good elements from Age of Empires 2. Thankfully, none of the hard edges of Age of Empires 3 have made it to the latest game.

As a player, you get to fight medieval battles, build your empire, and enjoy the documentary-style cut scenes. In the game, you can play Skirmish mode or go for the four campaigns (English, Mongols, Rus, and Normans). If you are new to the series, there's an elaborate tutorial.

Rich graphics, intricate theme, and classic skirmishes make Age of Empires 4 an absolute delight. If you are into historical-themed games, then you surely don't want to miss out on AoE 4.


Forza Horizon 5, too, was one of the biggest releases of the year. It had a new mini-multiplayer mode, which was an instant hit. The Mexican map is elaborate and the graphics look stunning on the PC. However, the racing game had some minor glitches and had mixed reactions.

Other notable releases in 2021:

  • Chivalry 2 is the successor to the hit game Chivalry. It's a hack-and-slash multiplayer set in Medieval times.
  • Hell Let Loose, a WWII game with two layers of commanders, team management, and FPS. If you are a fan of Call of Duty's WW titles, you will have a blast playing this game.
  • MARVEL's Guardians of Galaxy takes combat to a whole different level. Visually, the game is really pleasing. And it has your favorite Marvel characters!
  • It Takes Two is the finest co-op game that you can play right now. If you like games with a strong story, then you should check out It Takes Two.
  • The Ascent is a futuristic sci-fi game that is a unique combo of RPG and shooter. The visuals of the game look very Cyberpunk-type.

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Nitisha is an esports journalist and gaming enthusiast. When she's not punching the keyboard, you'll find her in Nuketown with the squad.