As we have passed the halfway point of 2021, we felt why not revisit an old roundtable idea? Specifically what our favorite games of the year have been so far. There’s still much to come, but it’s always good to reflect on what has already come – especially before the game of the year time hits.
So check out below to find out from the staff here what our favorite games of 2021 currently are!
Josh Miller – The Family Man
I’m not going to lie…2021 hasn’t had a ton of games that interested me. And some that have been on platforms I don’t own (I’m looking at you Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart). However, of the ones that have, Last Stop has stood out as my favorite of the bunch. I’m at that point in my life where I love a chill narrative heavy experience, and Last Stop satisfied that very itch.
For those unaware, Last Stop is another narrative adventure game in the vein of games released by Telltale or Dontnod. Annapurna has done so well picking the games to publish, and Last Stop is no different. The game has you bounce between a few different characters within six chapters (plus the 7th that ties everything together). As someone who has difficulty finding time to play, its nice to complete a chapter in a reasonable amount of time each play session, though the time could vary between 5 minutes and 20 minutes. The characters are great (god I love Molly), the mysteries and suspense keep me engaged, and I felt thoroughly happy with my experience by the end.
Last Stop somehow stayed under my radar prior to its release. That probably helps it stand out more. But I’ve also found most games are in genres I’m not interested in, and those I’ve been excited about, have let me down. The latter half of 2021 has some games I’m eagerly awaiting, so I don’t know if it’ll crack my top 5 come game of the year. But as of right now, it’s one of the top games of 2021 and everyone should try it.