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The best rated PC games of 2021 - Top 50

The best rated PC games of 2021 - Top 50

By Sam Jones

The best rated PC games of 2021 - Top 50

By Sam Jones - 24th Dec 2021

Who triumphed in the war of the charts

The best rated PC games of 2021 - Top 50

It's unfortunate that this year has seen a plethora of delayed games from studios across the world - however, we've still had some pretty awesome game launches in 2021.

Since January, lots of lots of games have been flocking onto our screens and into our libraries across a multitude of platforms, taking us on new adventures and discovering epic characters, gripping stories and, above all, plenty of fun with friends. As the year draws to a close, some of you may have pondered what games hit a high note with fellow players.

Here, we've put together the top 50 PC games of 2021 - as rated by gamers/users on Metacritic - to look back on which AAA and Indies have been a well received this year, along with some wise words from the critics too.

50-41

50-41

50 - Farming Simulator 22 - 5.4/10

49 - INDUSTRIA - 5.8/10

48 - The Good Life - 5.8/10

47 - Astria Ascending - 6/10

46 - JETT: The Far Shore - 6.1/10

44 - Solar Ash - 6.4/10

43 - Riders Republic - 6.5/10

42 - Time Loader - 6.8/10

41 - FORZA HORIZON 5 - 6.9/10

"The graphics, lighting and weather effects are some of the best we've seen in a racing game, but of course it's all about the cars" - Het Nieuwsblad - 100/100

40-31

40-31

40 - Killsquad - 7/10

39 - After the Fall - 7/10

38 - Football Manager 2022 - 7.1/10

37 - Chorus - 7.1/10

36 - Halo Infinite - 7.1/10

35 - Bright Memory: Infinite - 7.2/10

34 - Crysis Remastered Trilogy - 7.3/10

33 - Sherlock Holmes: Chapter One - 7.3/10

32 - Hextech Mayhem: A League of Legends Story - 7.3/10

31 - FIGHTS IN TIGHT SPACES

"A fantastic blend of turn based strategy, deck builder and roguelike games, Fights In Tight Spaces belongs among the best these genres has to offer" - Finger Guns - 90/100

30-21

30-21

30 - Lemnis Gate - 7.4/10

29 - Exo One - 7.4/10

28 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade - 7.5/10

27 - AWAY: The Survival Series - 7.6/10

26 - Unsighted - 7.6/10

25 - Ruined King: A League of Legends Story - 7.7/10

24 - Gloomhaven - 7.8/10

23 - Unpacking - 7.8/10

21 - AGE OF EMPIRES IV - 7.9/100

"Age of Empires 4 builds greatly on the series' reputation that began in 1997. If you're a fan of RTS games, world history, or both, this should be an easy recommendation" - Windows Central - 100/100

20-11

20-11

20 - In Sound Mind - 8/10

19 - Happy Game - 8/10

18 - Archvale - 8/10

17 - Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon - 8.1/10

16 - Aeterna Noctis - 8.1/10

15 - The Eternal Cylinder - 8.2/10

14 - Hot Wheels Unleashed - 8.2/10

13 - The Legend of Tianding - 8.2/10

12 - Blue Reflection: Second Light - 8.2/10

"A masterful, methodical journey through the shadows of Edo Japan – brilliantly polished and perfectly paced, my only real sadness is that there was not more of it" - WellPlayed - 95/100

10-1

10-1

8 - Lone Echo II - 8.4/10

7 - Final Fantasy V Pixel Remaster - 8.4/10

5 - Impostor Factory - 8.5/10

4 - Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - 8.5/10

3 - The Riftbreaker - 8.6/10

2 - Inscryption - 8.7/10

1 - FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER - 9.5/10

"Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker caps off a lengthy story arc in the best way possible" - GamingTrend - 100/100

Some of the top Steam PC games of the year are available right here at Fanatical - check them out!

The best rated PC games of 2021 - Top 50

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