2021 has been a huge year for Xbox gamers across the world. The platform has had some of the highest-rated title launches of the year in various genres. And the publisher, along with developers, continues to offer fans nothing short of the highest order.
To give you a quick run-through and a brief idea about the most popular games designed for Microsoft’s platform, here’s a short summary of what this year felt like. That left many wondering, is 2021 the best year for Xbox Fans?
Incredible Games Xbox fans relished: 2021 edition
Xbox fans received some of the craziest and, at the same time, highly praised games. The star-studded line-up shared by a Reddit user includes the critically acclaimed games launched in 2021.
From Microsoft Flight Simulator to their latest entry in the longest Xbox exclusive franchise, Halo Infinite, fans have seen it all. And the Xbox community might even argue they had the better title launches compared to their adversaries. With this said, it must be noted that although Xbox has acquired Bethesda Softworks, Deathloop will not release on Xbox consoles until late 2022.
Xbox Exclusive: Halo Infinite
The seventh mainline game in Halo’s massive franchise, Halo Infinite, has taken over the gaming industry since its early launch last month. The Multiplayer Beta was released on Xbox’s 20th anniversary with the official launch scheduled for later today (December 8).
The campaign received some of the highest ratings for an FPS title this year and the multiplayer is already a fan favorite. With 343 Industries perfecting every aspect, one would be crazy to miss out on the game.
Forza Horizon 5
The record-breaking game, Forza Horizon 5, is undoubtedly one of the best games to release this year. The Playground Games’ title broke some marvelous Xbox and Xbox Games Pass within days of its launch and racked a 92 score from Metacritic.
Despite its outstanding performance, fans felt Horizon 5 was snubbed as Game of the Year at the Game Awards this year. Although it did get nominated in two other categories. It is definitely a must-try game, especially if you love cars.
A Double Fine masterpiece, Psychonauts 2, takes you on another journey through the mind and its common enemies. The game features some fantastic screenplay and detailed villains with intricately detailed traits based on psychological and mental terminology.
The game also stands the chance to claim the title of the Game Awards’ Game of the Year 2021 that takes place tomorrow (December 9). And who doesn’t want to play a game that could potentially be the official best game of 2021?
Microsoft Flight Simulator
The best-of-its-kind simulator lets players fly across the world in a plane of their liking and visit real-life destinations in a virtual world. The game has received a Metacritic score of 91 and is under the “must play” category by the website.
Age of Empires IV
One of the best-selling real-time strategy games, Age of Empires IV, forces players to think on their feet and challenges them mentally. It takes players to historic battles of earlier ages that contributed to the establishment of the modern world.
As the world moves close to 2022, these games stood out amongst several others in the market. Which game do you think is the best? Let us know in the comments down below.
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