Top 10 Editors’ Picks for 2021

Earlier, we announced Game informantOf the top 10 official games of 2021, but the list does not paint all the pictures. This list was compiled after hours of hard fighting, as we worked hard to squeeze our collective favorites into an official list. Unfortunately, many of our favorite games of this year did not make it into the official top ten, which is why we put these editor-specific top 10 together.

Below you will see the top 10 games of the year for each editor. Check out our personal favorites to see which employees’ tastes best suit your tastes. While you are here, please feel free to delete your own top 10 in the comments!


Andrew Lenner Main editor

  1. Halo infinite
  2. Need two
  3. Endless loop
  4. Spirit Flyer 2
  5. Forza Horizon 5
  6. Metroid Fear
  7. return
  8. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Valley
  9. Keena: The Bridge of Spirit
  10. Resident Evil Village

Matt Miller Magazine content director

  1. Halo infinite
  2. Soul of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Version
  3. Destiny 2
  4. Forza Horizon 5
  5. 4 blood back
  6. Endless loop
  7. Clever escape
  8. Metroid Fear
  9. return
  10. Griftland

Ben Reeves Online Content Director

  1. Endless loop
  2. Resident Evil Village
  3. Metroid Fear
  4. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Valley
  5. Forgotten city
  6. encryption
  7. Spirit Flyer 2
  8. Life is Strange: True Colors
  9. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  10. Chicory: a colorful story

Kimberley Wallace Function editor

  1. Resident Evil Village
  2. Life is Strange: True Colors
  3. Endless loop
  4. Spirit Flyer 2
  5. Rise story
  6. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Valley
  7. Persona 5 Striker
  8. Goddess Tensei V
  9. 4 blood back
  10. Neil Copies

Brian Shea senior editor

  1. Forza Horizon 5
  2. Endless loop
  3. Halo infinite
  4. return
  5. Far Cry 6
  6. encryption
  7. Soul of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Version
  8. Metroid Fear
  9. Forgotten city
  10. Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Daniel Tucker senior editor

  1. return
  2. Ruin library
  3. Little Nightmare II
  4. Monster Hunter Story 2
  5. Wilderness myth
  6. Forza Horizon 5
  7. Resident Evil Village
  8. Scarlet Center
  9. Goddess Tensei V
  10. Melvo Idle

Blake Hester Senior Associate Editor

  1. Resident Evil Village
  2. Killer 3
  3. Endless loop
  4. Resident Evil 4 VR
  5. Death Stranding Director’s Cut Version
  6. Fort night
  7. Spirit Flyer 2
  8. 4 blood back
  9. Halo infinite
  10. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

Jason Guisao Associate Editor

  1. Rise story
  2. Neil Copies
  3. Halo infinite
  4. Forza Horizon 5
  5. Endless loop
  6. return
  7. Life is Strange: True Colors
  8. Spirit Flyer 2
  9. Death Stranding Director’s Cut Version
  10. Mass Effect Legend

Marcus Stewart Associate Editor

  1. Spirit Flyer 2
  2. Death’s door
  3. before your eyes
  4. Endless loop
  5. Resident Evil Village
  6. Need two
  7. Chicory: a colorful story
  8. Forgotten city
  9. return
  10. encryption

John Carson Associate Editor

  1. Metroid Fear
  2. encryption
  3. Halo infinite
  4. Monster Hunter Rise
  5. Death’s door
  6. return
  7. Guilty equipment-hard work-
  8. Cycle hero
  9. Diablo II: Resurrection
  10. Dodgeball Academy

Gil Grote Associate Editor

  1. Life is Strange: True Colors
  2. sable
  3. Need two
  4. Death’s door
  5. The darkest dungeon 2
  6. Soul of Tsushima: Director’s Cut Version
  7. encryption
  8. Wallheim
  9. Clever escape
  10. New Pokémon snapshots

Wesley LeBlanc Associate Editor

  1. encryption
  2. return
  3. Halo infinite
  4. Endless loop
  5. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  6. Forza Horizon 5
  7. before your eyes
  8. Resident Evil Village
  9. Sea of ​​Thieves: The Life of Pirates
  10. Death’s door

Alex Stadnick Video editing

  1. Halo infinite
  2. Spirit Flyer 2
  3. Metroid Fear
  4. Resident Evil Village
  5. before your eyes
  6. return
  7. Endless loop
  8. Life is Strange: True Colors
  9. Ratchet and Clank: Rift Valley
  10. Little Nightmare II

Alex Van Aken Video editing

  1. Endless loop
  2. Halo infinite
  3. Death’s door
  4. Resident Evil Village
  5. Killer 3
  6. encryption
  7. Forgotten city
  8. Pokémon United
  9. Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  10. Cycle hero

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