Best cooperative game of 2021: Back 4 Blood

The successor to Turtle Rock’s Left 4 Dead is our favorite co-op game this year.For more information about this year’s game of the year award, check out our GOTY 2021 hub, We will update throughout the month.

Evan Lahti, Global Editor: Before it was released, we were worried that adding a sighting device to the Left 4 Dead formula (a perpetual motion gun running game) would slow it down too much. But Back 4 Blood’s gun is silky smooth in your hand, containing nuances beyond its traditional appearance.