The first half of 2021 has come to an end and it has brought some of the most jaw-dropping games one could ever play. The best steam games of 2021 as of now are already topping the charts. Hop in and check which ones you are missing out on and grab the best deals before it’s too late.
The gaming industry has been growing steadily, rather slightly exponentially amidst the global pandemic. The restrictions due to the CoronaVirus have boosted the sales of games. This in turn has made a lot of people turn to platforms like Steam. The traffic that Steam has seen in the past year and a half has simply been remarkable. Like every considerate company, Steam offers its users a huge number of offers and deals to make sure the graph keeps climbing.
Since there are a huge number of games available on Steam, it might get slightly difficult to find the right set of games to spend the extended pandemic we all are experiencing. No need to worry, we got you covered. Here are the best steam games that have dominated or are surely going to dominate 2021.
For all the stealth fanatics out there, Metal Gear Solid V is one of the definitive open-world stealth games if not the definitive one. The game is set in an era that is marauded with war and jeopardy. The main character who had taken up the mantle of Snake post the aftermath of Ground Zeroes is who we play with. The main purpose of the game is to primarily apply stealth tactics to accomplish missions in an otherwise open world. The timeline of the game is that of 1984. Konami and Kojima Productions have done extremely well to take the legacy of Metal Gear forward with this game. Steam is even offering a limited-time discount on Metal Gear Solid V. Gamers are sure to enjoy this third-person stealth game. Hence, it is highly recommended.
This action-packed Role Playing Game (RPG) developed by Capcom is one fine fantasy ride every gamer should experience. The gameplay is similar to and rather is based on previous versions of the game. The player can customize the main character and control him/her from a third-person perspective. The main character is aided by an assistant and aids him/her in most situations. The plot revolves around an unknown land populated with monsters and magical beasts. The main quest involves defeating the evil Elder Dragon who keeps wreaking havoc. On completion of the main storyline, which in itself is gripping and pretty interesting, the player can choose the fate of their character. Once the knowledge of elder dragons is attained, players can stay back and conduct research in the land.
The game has a number of elements to offer right from strategic thinking to far-sighted approach. Presently, Steam is offering a discount on Monster World as well. It is pretty much worth the money anyway.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a direct sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, which was released back in 2015. The game is set in a 2D Metroidvania world, basically the kind of setting which was made popular by games like Metroid and Castlevania. The gameplay is more enthralling but involves more elements to it. The story continues from where the predecessor left off and continues with the journey of Ori via means of exploration and puzzles. The game has been critically acclaimed by many and should be on your gaming list for 2021. Steam sales seem to favor this game less since it’s one of the bestsellers. Therefore, grab it while the discount is still on.
In case you thought that there are games that cater only to action and adventure loving audiences, you might want to
reconsider that thought. The Super Mega BAseball 3 is perhaps one game which not only sets the tone for most sports based games but also lives up to its legacy. Like the previous two installments of Super Mega Baseball, the third one has a realistic yet virtual feel to it. Metalhead Studios, the developers have introduced loads of new features with this version of the game. There is a cross platform online gaming mode called the Online Leagues. The game supports 1-4 players on local co-op modes. Players can even import teams from the previous version of the game. Another new feature is the franchise mode which lets players play the way baseball is played at professional level. Steam has a few offers for the game, it would be wise to grab it while the offers are still on.
Irrespective of the fact that The Witcher 3 is a game that dates back to 2016, it is still on this list because of the mesmerizing gameplay it has to offer. The world of Geralt of Rivia is the quintessential fantasy RPG. The subsequent update that added around 32 hours of gameplay to the original game made it all the more beautiful. The added downloadable content that goes by the name Blood & Wine completes the story of our main character Geralt and gives his journey a befitting culmination. The gameplay and plot have been some things that have made headlines all throughout the gaming world. The added element that makes CD Projekt’s Polish adaptation a hit is its sheer brilliance. Undoubtedly, the game has done p[erfect justice to the novel series by Andrezj Sapkowski. Steam is offering a huge discount on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, don’t miss the offer!
With Dota, Valve developed one of the most historic games ever. The legacy continues with Dota 2. This online game brings together the thrill of Online gaming along with the intricacies of strategic action gameplay. Dota 2 is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game that happens to be the direct sequel to Defense of the Ancients (DotA). The gameplay is similar to that of DotA with some tweaks and upgrades. The myriads of elements that are involved in the gameplay make it complex yet intriguing. The online gaming experience that DotA brought had been unparalleled for a long time and the same can be said for DotA 2 by far. Since DotA is Valve’s home production, there are better deals available. Grab yours as soon as you can.
The first installment of Dying Light had the gaming world drooling over the sheer masterpiece it was. The sequel is going to be more promising than the first one itself. The early leaks, trailers, and concept arts show that the game is on its way to being a bestseller. The scheduled date of release is December 7 2021 but well, anticipation does get the better of most of us, doesn’t it?
Game mechanics have been enhanced from that of the previous installment. Like most games today, Dying Light 2 is an open World First-Person Action RPG. The game is based in a world suffering from a Zombie Apocalypse. The primary objective of the player is to survive and save as many as he can. There are a number of side missions that can be taken up as well. Though there is still time for the game to hit Steam, it’s surely one of those games you should keep an eye out for.
Far Cry has been a franchise Ubisoft has only improved with time. The fascinating part is that it wasn’t bad in the first
place. Since the release of the first installment, Far Cry’s position in the gaming industry has become stronger with time. The 6th installment to the franchise was declared a hit even before it was released. Voice casts including that of Giancarlo Espocito and Troy Baker add to the stirring storyline of the game. The classic First Person shooter game doesn’t deviate from its original story type and in the course adds more elements in the latest edition.
Right from survival tactics to controlling heavy weight weaponry, Far Cry 6 has all the elements to make it one of the greatest First Person Action Adventure games. Telling anything about the plot would be like spoiling the experience for the player. Since Steam’s sale is on, there is a discount on Far Cry 6 as well. You may call it a sincere recommendation, to try it yourself. You surely won’t regret it.
If you are a fan of zombie survival games, Surv1v3 might just be the right game for you. Candymakers couldn’t succeed in making an eye candy deal out of the game but it surely has some serious gameplay mechanics. Primarily developed for the Virtual Reality experience, the graphics ain’t the highlight of this game. The plot and the gameplay are what make Surv1v3 a game you should not judge on the basis of its looks. The game supports a co-op mode along with a single-player mode. The plot of the game is about a zombie apocalypse that you need to survive alone or with your friends. The game is a Steam VR exclusive, so you might wanna give it a shot.
For all those gamers who have been wondering whether there are any games that set their hearts racing, we have Drift21. This immersive racing simulation game has the right elements to provide a holistic gaming experience. Drift21 has some of the most desired cars in the contemporary world, The graphics and the design give it a larger-than-life experience for the gamers. The experience has even been defined to compete with some of the greats like Forza and Need For Speed.
The game has officially licensed cars and one of the most popular racing circuits: Japan’s EBISU circuit. Released last year, the game has been accepted widely and accepted well by almost all users throughout the world. It has got a 5 star rating from almost 98% users on steam. Since it is a Steam exclusive, you may want to grab it soon, before Steam decides to treat it like an exclusive.
The games that have been released in 2021 have been amazing, but the ones which have featured in the list are ruling the gaming world. Their dominance maybe since the very first time they were launched, or with gradual awareness and updates. There are more games that might be on your list but wouldn’t have made it to this one. The list of games that have been discussed here is the ones that have intrigued a number of users. There can be more games on this list, there surely are going to be more games on this list in the near future. Are there any games that you think should have made it to this list?