Since the first consoles came out, gamers around the world would wait in anticipation each year for new games to hit the surface! And each year there tends to be a general improvement in the overall gaming experience of the games that are released. However that isn’t always the case, 2021 has been a big year for the gaming community. 

Our top 10 list has been split into two parts, one being the top 5 worst games and the other being top 5 best games. Each of the games placed on our list had to have a minimum of 7 reviews from professionals or critics. We like to roll the bad news out first so the good news can soothe the pain, here’s our list of the best and worst games of 2021!

Top 5 Worst Games of 2021

Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition

There may have been worse games that were released in 2021 but the sheer fact that this game was released by Rockstar, makes the poor remaster of this classic game franchise all the more painful. Though the next gen console versions of the remaster were far better than the Switch version, the laughably buggy launch and performance issues were experienced through all platforms! 

Somehow the remastered graphics have managed to make the game look in fact much worse than the original by taking away some of the game’s original charm. Nintendo life went on to say “This is a poor port, a shoddy, stuttery, low resolution mess full of bugs, glitches, audio problems and more besides.” about the Switch version of the remaster. You hate to see one of the world’s biggest game franchises put out content of such low quality. We can only hope it’s due to Rockstar investing more energy in Grand Theft Auto Six.


One of the biggest points of releasing a so called new game is to create an authentic gaming experience and new mechanics. With Taxi Chaos you are essentially paying for a counterfeit version of Crazy Taxi. Brining no new life to a dying arcade racing game, Taxi Chaos takes what actually made the original game so enjoyable away! 

Though it may be a casual game and it’s not exactly the priciest game to purchase when buying a game, it is so unoriginal in fact that you might save the hassle and money by not buying it in the first place. The game has just missed the mark in improving some of the gameplay features to make it more enjoyable than its predecessor. 

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – EarthBlood

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is based on the World of Darkness tabletop RPG series. The stealth/action/RPG game and is based on a werewolf named Cahal, who is disgusted by pollution and seeks vengeance against a large oil company. A seemingly interesting concept that was plagued by unimaginative gameplay mechanics. 

The game drew a lot of attention when it was unveiled at E3 a few years prior to it’s release. The game met players with a good impression but later critics saw the game as vastly repetitive, the story was rather distasteful and the gameplay only got worse as you consumed more of it.

Balan WonderWorld

If you haven’t heard of Balan WonderWorld, it’s become a bit of a meme at this point already! Balan WonderWold had actually originated from the creator of Sonic The HedeHog. Sure there’s a certain acquired taste for 3D platform games but this is one simply felt as though it was made to upset you! 

Some critics even said the game played as though it was made a decade ago. Pocket Tactics said Balan Wonderworld is an otherworldly disaster: tedious to play, visually repellent, and – at least on Switch – stomach-churning to control”. The game simply had odd costume swapping mechanics, extremely simplistic controls, and a story that was rather incoherent.

eFootball 2022

This game is good at one thing, and that’s being the worst game of 2021. Reaching the title of Steam’s worst reviewed game at one point. A pro soccer franchise that is over 20 years old, even considered to be the best in it’s genre at some stages. eFootball was not the original name of the game series, with a new name and other changes the game opted to become free to play too! 

eFootball 2022 had a launch that could be considered to be quite miserable. Players stated the graphics were atrocious, a tremendous lack of content and most importantly a slow paced incomprehensible gameplay that stripped away the core strengths of the PES series! And even with possible updates Screen Rant added “the question over eFootball 2022’s worth will still need to be repeatedly asked.”

Top 10 Best Games of 2021 It Takes Two

In this fantastic Co-Op puzzle solver, the two main characters May and Cody are a couple on the verge of divorce. They are suddenly trapped in the figures of their daughter’s pet dolls. They are tasked with the quest to find a way back into their bodies through an imaginative and truly emotional storytelling mend to create a  brilliant puzzle solving game. 

It Takes Two was developed by Hazelight, and the award-winning studio behind the critically acclaimed A Way Out and Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. It Takes Two is classified as a 

Action Adventure, and Linear game bringing an almost Co-Op Mario like adventure. GameStar had this to say about the expectational game “Fast-paced, very smart and original adventure for two players, full of surprises and awe-inspiring moments.“

Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart 

Ratchet And Clank: Rift Apart hasn’t revolitionasiled the structure or storytelling from previous series’ however not changing what made the Ratchet And Clank games so original may have been the best part of this release. The game features incredible graphics from Ratchet’s fur to the background animations, it is simply gorgeous! Though this is not a cross generation game, what this game brings in aesthetic is simply not possible on older hardware!

The game also holds amazing storytelling with some excellent comedy. In this series you play as Ratchet, a furry space critter and his robot companion as well as featuring their cross-dimensional twins! said “Charming, infinitely fun and full of content and ideas, such is the new game from Insomniac Games. Another notch in the collection of titles that PlayStation owners simply should not miss.”

Hitman 3 

The return of Agent 47, could this be the best of the series? The hitman games feature assasination missions that are open and multidimensional! Finding yourself navigating the eccentric mansions and estates to find the perfect disguise and method of securing the kill! With mayhem, bizzare moments and a good bit of humour this game is simply a blast to play!

IGN said “ Rich, rewarding, and highly replayable, Hitman 3 is one of the barcoded butcher’s best appearances.” If you enjoyed the previous Hitman games this one will hit just right for you. The game is refined to create more seamless stealth gameplay and adds many visually pleasing stages that are highly enjoyable! Though we may not see Agent 47 return for some time after this, we’re happy he’s been sent off with the right respects!

Forza Horizon 5

The Forza Horizon series has brought many innovations throughout the years, this one might very well be the best one yet! This Forza game features an expansive open world map based on landscapes within Mexico. An arcade type racing simulator that brings a plethora of the worlds greatest cars as well as classic and experimental vehicles in a truly exciting experience. Find yourself drifting through races, contests, and stunt challenges in this brilliantly thrilling Forza series! 

Featuring amazing and comprehensive customization options for the cars in the game it almost makes you feel like you actually know what you’re doing! Racing through the open world map with friends is a visual masterpiece. Gaming bolt simply said “History repeats itself as Playground Games once again delivers one of the best open world racers you’ll ever play.” and we couldn’t agree more!

Halo Infinite

How can you mention the best games of 2021 without mentioning Halo Infinite! Halo fans everywhere have been waiting for a new release of the series for some time now, and Halo Infinite did far from disappoint! Here you are humanity’s greatest hope, Master Chief, faced with confronting the most perilous of foes in an open world setting! With a multitude of new weapons and grappling hook,engaging in combat feels all the more thrilling! 

The multiplayer of Halo Infinite is everything we loved about the multiplayer options in the previous Halo games. It’s a break from the highly competitive, fast reflexes and all important loadout that everyone is used to adding a more enjoyable experience. TrueGaming said “ Halo Infinite will be loved by its fans as well as newcomers as it is a breath of fresh air in the campaign and multiplayer modes.”

And that’s our list of the top 10 bets and worst games of 2021. Our list is not the end all and be all of games released in 2021 however we’re giving a scope of the most popular worst and best games that were released! 

These games will give us all a better idea of what to expect in the future not only from the game developers already mentioned but all game developers out there! Each year there will be new games to reach our screens and we think it’s really important to consider what they could hold for us! We hope you enjoyed our list of the worst and best games released in 2021!