The pandemic has forced everyone to stay at home and work or attend school and college. It seemed fun at the start but as time passed we all got bored. There came a lot of new games like Among Us and Fall Guys which kept us entertained. Some like to play the latest games and some prefer to play the classics. Some like to play on PCs or mobiles and some prefer gaming consoles. Whatever is your choice, It’s time to update your Steam library with fresh new picks by us. Horror, Action, Role Playing, Sports, or Adventure.
You name it and we have it. Have a look at the top 10 games so far in 2021 which you may have completed or may have not, Maybe you had played these games again and again or you may have not even heard of it. There are a lot of quality games on Steam which you could play endlessly. This list has been prepared to keep in mind all kinds of gamers. So scroll down and find out our top 10 games which could make your pandemic much more interesting.
As the name suggests, Amnesia rebirth is the follow-up to the horror classic Amnesia: The Dark Descent. The prequel of Amnesia: Rebirth had already set high expectations from this game and it did stand up to the expectations. Here is a basic overview of the plot,
Protagonist Tasi Trianon finds herself lost in the Algerian desert in 1937 with, of course, amnesia. Trekking through a huge variety of dark and foreboding locales (most of which I can’t even hint at in good conscience), finding notes and photographs to piece together her past, while evading nightmare horrors using stealth and speed, all feel very familiar. But the stakes are much higher and the journey is much, much weirder. If you have played Amnesia’s first game then you will know this game is much darker than the previous version.
Amnesia: Rebirth deserves to go down as one of the most effective and mind-bending horror games ever made, just like its predecessor. If we talk about ratings, the game is rated 7/10 on Steam.
Well, we all know how amazing the Doom series has been. For decades the game has been talked about among our friends. Doom Eternal is the same. It was released back in March 2020 with very high expectations and this game too has surpassed all its expectations. It is much more immersive and enjoyable compared to Doom, the graphics are better, the gameplay is better and the difficulty has also increased.
If you have no idea about Doom, let me give you a quick overview. Doom is a first-person shooter game published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the fifth installment of the Doom series. The campaign story goes like this.
Earth has been overrun by demonic forces, wiping out 60% of the planet’s population, under the now-corrupted Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC). What remains of humanity has either fled Earth or have joined the Armored Response Coalition, a resistance movement formed to stop the invasion, which has gone into hiding after suffering heavy losses. The Doom Slayer, having previously been betrayed and teleported away by Dr. Samuel Hayden, returns with a satellite fortress controlled by the AI VEGA to quell the demonic invasion by killing the Hell Priests: Deags Nilox, Ranak, and Grav. The priests serve an angelic being known as the Khan Maykr who seeks to sacrifice mankind. The Slayer teleports to a destroyed city and kills Deag Nilox, but the Khan Maykr transports the two remaining priests to unknown locations, forcing the Slayer to continue searching.
The game has been highly rated at Steam with a rating of 9/10.
The evergreen, heart of e-sports and loved by all. Dota 2 is always going to make its way in a list of top games of any article. It was released way back in 2013 and since then it has been a blockbuster.
If you are a complete beginner and have no idea about this game, let me tell you about some basics. DOTA 2 was published by Valve corporation in 2013. This game is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game tasks you with selecting one of more than 100 playable Heroes to take to the battlefield, utilizing the character’s unique abilities, play style, and attributes to help your team achieve victory. Above all, it is free-to-play. It is one of the best MOBA games ever made.
It is also very highly rated on Steam with a rating of 9/10.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
This game is an adventure yet a casual game developed by Microsoft. This game is a sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest. The graphics of this game are quite relaxing and fresh. The game levels are quite unique and make your brain think with every level advancement.
Let us look at the basic overview of the plot. The story is a continuation of Ori and the Blind Forest. Kuro’s last egg hatches, giving birth to a baby owl whom Ori, Naru, and Gumo name Ku and raise as part of their family. Being born with a damaged wing, Ku is unable to fly until Gumo affixes Kuro’s feather to it. Ku and Ori go on a flight that ends up taking them out of Nibel and into Niwen, where a storm separates them. So the search for Ku begins and the game continues. I would highly recommend you to play Ori and the Blind Forest first.
This game is rated a perfect score of 10/10 on Steam. So you can clearly guess how perfect this game could be.
Red Dead Redemption 2
We all know how wildly this game was hyped. There were articles, videos, and whatnot before the launch of this game. Well, the game did justice to all the hype, to be honest. RDR 2 is one of the best games available on Steam and it has broken quite a few records too. The graphics and the detailing is surreal. The storyline is quite grippy and the mechanism is very good too. There is an end number of side quests that will keep you hooked.
Let us take a quick overview of the storyline. Well, the plot is twisted and quite lengthy, so in short what I would say is, the plot is no less than any Hollywood action movie about the wild west. There are heists, murders kidnappings, etc., and a good happy ending. You would get confused reading the plot with the characters’ names. So the best way to know the plot is to play this masterpiece and enjoy it.
This game is rated 9/10 on Steam.
Super Mega Baseball 3
Until now, all the games have been in the action, horror genre. This game is completely different. No bloodshed, no gunshots, no jump scares. Only pure fun by playing baseball online. Super Mega Baseball 3 has shown great improvement over Super Mega Baseball 2 in terms of on-field mechanisms, graphics, player traits, etc. This game was launched on 13th May 2020 by MetalHead Software Inc.
Let us have a basic overview of this game. These games have 5 types of modes. The exhibition, Pennant Race, Season and Elimination, and a brand-new Franchise mode. The Franchise mode is basically a career mode where you can build your franchise from the ground-up. There isn’t any story or a plot about the rising young superstars. It is a fun casual game for all baseball lovers. Yes, obviously you can make it intense and realistic by tweaking the franchise mode according to your needs.
This game is also rated 9/10 on Steam.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
The Witcher is one of the oldest and most popular game franchises. So popular that it also has its tv series on Netflix. The Witcher 3 was released on 18th May 2015 has shown some good improvements over its previous installment. In terms of one on one fighting, item-crating abilities, and smoother evasion techniques. The map of the Witcher franchise is one of the massive maps in any game ever created. Apart from campaign mode, there are a lot of side quests and easter eggs which will keep you hooked with this game for quite some time. The plot is amazing, the graphics are world-class and the game as a whole is perfect.
If you still have no idea about Witcher 3, let me give you a very short overview. The protagonist, i.e. Geralt embarks on a journey to find his surrogate daughter, Ciri. That’s it. The aim of the game is simple but the story to reach the end is truly amazing. Even after years of its launch, it is still one of the best games on Steam.
This game is rated a perfect 10/10 on Steam.
Monster Hunter World
Monster Hunter World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom. This is the fifth installment of this game series. This game was published in August 2018 for PC. Since it is a game developed recently, the graphics on this game are quite real-life-like. Not only the graphics but the gameplay is also very smooth. This is the first action-playing game in this list of top 10 games.
The plot of this game goes like this. You are given a hunter. You are a part of the Fifth Fleet which is part of a research commission. As part of the Fifth Fleet, the Hunter travels to the New World on orders from the Research Commission, an organization that studies the land from their central command base of Astera. The Research Commission tasks the Hunters with quests to hunt monsters and either capture or slay them for research purposes. By defeating or capturing monsters, player earn monster materials which can be used to craft equipment and weapons styled after the hunted monsters.
This game is rated 9/10 on Steam.
We all know the Tekken franchise. There have been a lot of Tekken games down the line. The Tekken 7 is the latest addition to it. It was released in March 2015. It is an arcade game. In this game, your character engages in different 1 on 1 combat as the story progresses. Old-school arcade game with a cool storyline and brilliant modern graphics.
If you want to get a gist of the game, here is a short overview for you. The story is a continuation of the game, Tekken 6. The game’s story is told from the perspective of a reporter whose wife and son are killed in the crossfire, leading him to begin writing an exposé on the Mishima Zaibatsu and G Corporation. Tekken 7 is a tale of fathers and sons attempting to murder each other to purge the Mishima clan from the Devil Gene, a magical DNA bit that transforms certain people into hellspawn.
This game is also rated 9/10 on Steam.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Last but not least. Metal Gear Solid V is an open-world stealth game published by Konami. It was released on September 1, 2015. There is a definite upgrade over Metal Gear Solid IV in terms of graphics and gameplay. It is a 6-year-old game but still worth playing.
In short, the plot of this game goes like this. The protagonist in this game wakes up after a nine-year coma, you scout, sneak and fight across military installations in Afghanistan and Africa. The end goal of this game is to kill the villain named Skull Face.
This game has been given a rating of 9/10 on Steam.
So this concludes the list of top 10 games on Steam for 2021. These games will surely kill your time and make your pandemic much more fun. They all are from different genres so that you don’t get bored by recurring gunshots or the same jump scare in every game.