Best Games of 2021 So Far

We’re only halfway through the year, and there are already so many amazing games!

Why wait till the end of 2021 to celebrate some of the year’s best games? We’re halfway through, and there are already some GOTY contenders. So here’s a chance to get a look at some of our favorite games of 2021 so far, as chosen by the GameSpot staff.

Read more about our picks for the best games of 2021 at https://www.gamespot.com/gallery/the-best-games-of-2021-so-far/2900-3756/#1

00:22 – Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
00:44 – Guilty Gear Strive
01:49 – Little Nightmares II
02:38 – Resident Evil Village
03:03 – Knockout City
04:18 – Before Your Eyes
05:16 – Hitman 3
06:21 – Returnal
07:35 – Cris Tales
08:47 – Famicom Detective Club: The Missing Heir + The Girl Who Stands Behind
09:54 – Chicory: A Colorful Tale
11:06 – Persona 5 Strikers
12:44 – Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
13:40 – Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
14:48 – Monster Hunter Rise
15:50 – MLB The Show 21

50 Comments

  1. atash torabi on August 3, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    😍 Sony wins 😎



  2. Ulrican414 on August 3, 2021 at 9:18 pm

    A baseball game? 10/10. Baseball games are beloved by millions all over the world said no one ever.



  3. EastOfTheWeast on August 3, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Below zero? Heh?



  4. Uhachiji Uhachiji on August 3, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Ratchet and Clank was so good



  5. LibertarianV1 on August 3, 2021 at 9:22 pm

    Where’s It Takes Two ?!



  6. locally Hated on August 3, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    It takes 2 is better than all these



  7. Zood9 on August 3, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    Gamespot pull out xbox press conference move



  8. atash torabi on August 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    demon’s souls goty



  9. Luis Pedro on August 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    IT TAKE 2???



  10. McConartist on August 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    It takes two? Mass effect trilogy?



  11. INeedAboutTreeFitty on August 3, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    Some of these are kinda shitty candidates. A weird paint game with a dog and a fucking baseball game? Come on. Wheres Scarlet Nexus?



  12. Truth Seeker on August 3, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Where the hell is Metroid Dread.
    Best game I’ve ever played



  13. Mr.Falafel on August 3, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    where da fuk is it takes two?



  14. Ryan Bounedara on August 3, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    HEAVEN OR HELL



  15. Dr. Mantis Toboggan on August 3, 2021 at 9:29 pm

    Best game trailers of 2021 so far. There fixed the title for you.



  16. gibihakkasy on August 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    I know it’s a long shot since it’s a small indie title. But I really love Wildermyth! Everyone who love RPG must try it



  17. VOODOO VIBES on August 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Deaths door?



  18. Ryan Davidson on August 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    super lazy video



  19. Stefan Hatcher on August 3, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    PlayStation have killed it so far! Everyone else has fallen behind



  20. Frankus G on August 3, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Just wait until SMT V comes out



  21. Jack Hall on August 3, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    Personally think half of the games chosen are completely wrong. They didn’t even include the remastered legend of Zelda Skyward Sword. I’ll just leave it at that.



  22. 1BALINT1 on August 3, 2021 at 9:32 pm

    It Takes Two is my game of the year thus far!



  23. Firdaush Bhadha on August 3, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    This is why no one likes you.

    Not you Kurt..We know you are just a pawn.



  24. Leon Kennedy on August 3, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Re8 of course!!!!!!!



  25. King TiltImmune:117.109 on August 3, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    No game other than hitman and re8 release this year for now



  26. Lifted_Buckmaster on August 3, 2021 at 9:40 pm

    So the gist of the video. GameSpot has a bunch of anime lovers and there have been very very few good games released. Got it



  27. Davitron Rex on August 3, 2021 at 9:42 pm

    My personal list is
    RE the village
    Returnal
    Demon Souls
    ,that is all.



  28. Rok Zupan on August 3, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    the returnal, little nightmare 2, resident evil village, sonic colors are my favourite



  29. Phil on August 3, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    DISCO ELYSIUM FINAL CUT. Masterpiece. I know the original wasn’t this year, but they’ve added enough that it should be considered as a release this year. Incredible game.



  30. Julie Bennett on August 3, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    Oh and my favourite fast paced game would be scarlet nexus



  31. TheEdoubleP on August 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm

    A bunch of trailers? 😕 might as well just write a list on the website.



  32. Sandeep Singh on August 3, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    This is the laziest video ever.



  33. ASDDASADSS ASDASDDASASDD on August 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm

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  34. Jim Rey Games on August 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    Village ( GOTY ) ❤️



  35. Ramey on August 3, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    My personal favorites right now are It Takes Two, Returnal, and Little Nightmares 2.



  36. Julie Bennett on August 3, 2021 at 9:56 pm

    My favourite was Microsoft flight simulator and I loved (lil’ side game) would be the ascent its so good recommend



  37. MrBucketlist on August 3, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    I’m still waiting for the ad to finish so I can watch the actual video



  38. Fakkusu-P on August 3, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    I like all the picks just where is scarlet nexus?



  39. Barry Allen on August 3, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Where the hell is NARITA BOY ???



  40. Kermit with a mustache on August 3, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Nier Replicant
    Scarlet Nexus
    NEO – The World Ends With You



  41. SilkySlapJaw on August 3, 2021 at 10:02 pm

    Great lazy video! Best one this year!



  42. Felipe Zorzi on August 3, 2021 at 10:06 pm

    Village? hahaha overrated crap, doesn’t even look a RE game.



  43. Shawn Jackson on August 3, 2021 at 10:08 pm

    Not the greatest list…



  44. Kei Asai on August 3, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    Forza Horizon 5 or Battlefiled 2042. Easy picks.



  45. YeetBomb on August 3, 2021 at 10:11 pm

    MLB



  46. Troy Rakes on August 3, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    It’s a tough choice between returnal and ratchet and clank. Both were truly awesome games!



  47. J P C on August 3, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    Hey, Gamespot, what about indicating in which platform you can find each game!?



  48. 335449286 on August 3, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    …….ending on a high note I see……



  49. Unbid Meteor2 on August 3, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    Genshin Impact?



  50. Lincy on August 3, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Great video, and I am glad Monster Hunter Rise made it on the list, it my favorite, though I do wish they would bring more post launch contents in their future updates