Up For Debate - What are your Top 5 games of the year so far?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Jun 26, 2021 5:00 PM
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We’re coming up to the end of June 2021 and so far it has been a pretty wild ride for games this year, with a lot of ups and downs. To commemorate this moment we thought we’d ask you guys what are your top 5 games of the year so far?

Obviously we still have a ways to go before the end of the year and many more games to come out, but so far 2021 has been a little dry so this might be a bit difficult. Then again there have been some big releases so maybe it won’t be that hard, but in case you’ve forgotten what came out this year here’s a quick rundown of the biggest releases of 2021 already:

Now obviously that isn’t the complete list as a lot of indie games came out too like Subnautica: Below Zero, but if we listed them all then we’d be here for a while. We also probably missed some big releases, so do let us know your own picks not from the list above in the discussion area below!

We’re also not limited to just PC games here by the way, if there was a particular console game that you really enjoyed like Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart or Returnal then feel free to choose those! As we said, this is a top 5 games of the year so far list, regardless of what platform you played them on.

Also let us know whether 2021 has been a good year for gaming so far! Obviously the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has been pretty hard on a lot of people still including the gaming industry, so we don't want to undermine their work or issues they may have experienced. We're just curious to see how the games of 2021 have been so far!

So what do you think? What are your Top 5 games of the year so far? Are they mostly AAA titles or indie games? Has it been a good year for gaming so far? What games are you most excited for later this year? Let’s debate!

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14:57 Jun-27-2021

1.Scarlet Nexus



  1. Phantasy Star New Genesis - SUCH an awesome MMO

  2. Monster Hunter Rise

  3. Monster Hunter Stories 2 (The Demo was actually pretty fire)

  4. Metroid Dread (It's not out but I'm a die hard metroid fan)


This year has definitely been a JRPG/Anime game year for me so far. I love how awesome Scarlet Nexus is so far and want more like it.

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10:50 Jun-27-2021

im somewhat addicted to yakuza like a dragon. At first it wasnt my playthrough game, but i decided to give it ago since uve like 30minutes videos in the game and gameplat 5m which was not my think and i skipped most of the early parts of the game. After that i got into the game and im watching the story line. I dunno but i think ive watched this game somewhere else.

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10:51 Jun-27-2021

now im focused on eri's buisness and im top 50, but i dont know how to lvl up my character above lvl 23 from lvl 19

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06:34 Jun-27-2021

Chivalry 2 and Days Gone did it for me this year tbh. Currently playing through Scarlet Nexus and i kinda like it, so that's also on a "good game" list for me. Biomutant and Outriders... I finished Biomutant, but only cuz my build was op and i was just wreaking havoc. Outriders is supposed to be right up my alley but i just gave up trying to like it after 20 hrs or so, maybe will pick it up at some point cuz of the changes they've made to loot - idk. Got bored of Nioh 2 pretty fast as well, even though i liked Nioh 1. Expected a bit more from PSO2NG too.

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00:40 Jun-27-2021

Days Gone (PC) is the best for me so far. Nioh 2 (PC) was somewhat okay, RE8 was not bad too.
Outriders and Biomutant were huge let downs. Generic and gets boring after around 15-20 hours. I'm not counting in remasters cause these aren't new games.

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20:39 Jun-26-2021

Outriders was the super let down this year, the graphics are somewhat nice, but the gameplay and story are super lame, might have been a good game 10 years ago.

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21:22 Jun-26-2021

Agree 100%

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20:08 Jun-26-2021

Valheim
Days Gone (PC)
Yakuza 3-4-5-6 &#603


Should have been Resi 4 too but far too arcade like for my tastes :/


Decent year so far however, plenty of good games out there to enjoy ^^

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20:06 Jun-26-2021

Haven't even played a single 2021 game yet :D

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21:24 Jun-26-2021

Same
The game I played recently (The Prison Architect) is like 5 - 6 year old title at this point.

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15:09 Jun-27-2021

I only started playing GTA V this year

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02:07 Jun-28-2021

I didn't play it on my laptop.
Only on an Xbox 360 like 5 - 6 years ago.

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20:04 Jun-26-2021

Valheim
Necromunda: Hired Gun
The Medium
Necromunda: Hired Gun


thos are the only games of 2021 that i enjoyed

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19:44 Jun-26-2021

1- Yakuza 3-4-5-6 (still didn't play LAD since it's been added recently to XGP)
2- Knockout City (Game is fun)

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19:11 Jun-26-2021

outriders
deep rock galactic
control
godfall
and im really looking forward to the riftbreaker, demo is awesome

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19:02 Jun-26-2021

Do to the pandemic slowing down game development i only bought 1 game this year and i was disappointed in it. :/ But 2022 seems to bring lots of great games.

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18:43 Jun-26-2021

My list is primarily expansions, and indies for sure taking the gold for me:



  1. Cloudpunk: City of Ghosts

  2. Subnautica: Below Zero

  3. Wasteland 3: Battle of Steeltown

  4. Loop Hero


That's about all I've played from this year, other than some older games, some games in the very early EA stages, and the Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition.


I still want to try Biomutant, Nier Replicant, Solasta, Going Medieval. So, I don't have an opinion on them yet.

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