Today we will see which are the top 10 PlayStations games in 2021 that are being played. Console gaming, especially PlayStation, has evolved so much over the years. The first PlayStation came out in 1994. Gran Turismo, Final Fantasy VII, and Crash Bandicoot were some of the most sold games for PS One, and it has the best graphics of that time. PS2 followed the success of the first PlayStation in 2000, and then PS3 did in 2006. But the best-selling model of the PlayStation series was the PS4, which came out in 2012. Even after the latest PlayStation 5 release, the fourth series is still the best seller.
As for the games, we have seen them evolving from just being 3D to being so realistic that it’s even hard to say if it’s real or not. Every year games with excellent stories and graphics are releasing which don’t compromise a glorious experience. PlayStation gaming has also become a part of e-sports. Many gaming tournaments are taking place around the entire world each year for PS gamers. There is no doubt this game industry will go further in the future. Thus, here are the Top 10 PlayStation games in 2021.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
This game is the most deserving game to be on a list of the top 10 PlayStation games in 2021. This action RPG is set in a fantasy world where we play as Geralt, a monster hunter known as Witcher. He is on a journey to find his adopted daughter, Ciri, who is on the run from the magical beings called Wild Hunt. We need to complete quests to level up and earn resources to upgrade or weapons, magic, and equipment. But the game has three endings, which depend on the player’s choices. This made the game more appealing to the gamers.
Polish game development company, CD Projekt RED, released this game in 2015. It was the third installment in the Witcher game series, and the plot is actually an adaptation of novelist Andrzej Sapkowski’s novel with the same name. The game won many awards, including the Game of the Year 2015. Undoubtedly, the story-telling and mechanics are so good that even after six years, the popularity of this game hasn’t faded.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
If you are a fan of games set in historical places, then you have definitely heard the name of the Assassin’s Creed series. AC Valhalla is set in ancient Europe, especially in the regions of Denmark and the United Kingdom. In this action RPG game, you play as a Viking, Eivor Varinsdottir, whose gender depends on which you pick at the start of the game. As Eivor, you raid many settlements while upgrading your own settlement and also leveling up your character level. Apart from Viking business, you get involved in the war between Assassins and the Templar journey. Throughout the journey, you come across many historical and mythological personalities. Aside from the ancient Viking era, the game also shifts to the modern era, where Layla Hassan is reliving Eivor’s memories to protect the world.
Ubisoft Montreal developed this twelfth installment in the Assassin’s Creed series and followed the events after the predecessor, AC Odyssey. The game series is widely known for its open world and parkour. Aside from walking on foot, you can again go into the water, but it will be on raiding boats instead of giant ships. Further, the map is also larger than past games, giving you the opportunity to explore more areas to cover. You can even roam around in the Norse god’s realm, Asgard. Without a doubt, Assassin Creed’s series always pleases the audience.
This football game series is the most popular sports video game. In this game, you can play single-player using real-life teams with actual players like Messi and Ronaldo against big teams. You can also play multiplayer with your friends on the same PC or other players online through the feature called Ultimate Team. In FUT, you play against FIFA players online and collect resources to buy better players to make your own star team. That’s not all. You can also play the career mode of a player or your own player. Further, you can also play career mode as a manager. As a manager, you buy players, sell them and scout young talents to form a formidable team. If you are tired of playing classic football, then you can also try your hands in the VOLTA or freestyle football mode in the game.
Electronic Arts developed this football game, and it’s the 28th installment in the FIFA gamed series. Over the years, the game has added more features and just gotten better. There is no doubt it is one of the Top 10 games in 2021. It is a popular game among gamers, and even many FIFA Esports tournaments take place around the globe. However, EA will release its next installment, FIFA 22, in September 2021. So you can grab the chance to pre-order the new game and play using your favorite team.
Horizon Zero Dawn
If you want to kill some mecha animals in a future post-apocalyptic world, then Horizon Zero Dawn is the game for you. The story is set in a future world where machines are in the top hierarchy and a young hunter, Aloy, is on a journey to unravel the past and protect humanity from extinction. In this game, you use stealth, melee, and ranged weapons to take down mechas and enemies. You need to complete many side quests besides the main story quests to level up your character. You can also roam in the wild and explore the land and tame wild mechas, and you can also ride some of them.
The Dutch game development company, Guerilla Games, developed this action RPG, whereas Sony Interactive Entertainment released this game as an exclusive for their PlayStation 4 in 2017. The game stood on the audience’s expectations, with its mind-blowing graphics, story-telling, and mechanics. Even after four years, the game still has a huge hype. Thus the developers even launched a Windows version of the game for PC users. Further, Sony and Guerilla Games will release a sequel, Horizon Forbidden West, for the new generation PlayStation 5 in 2022, but it will also be playable on PS4.
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
This game is for those who enjoy a beautiful story than mind-blowing graphics. However, this game fulfills both categories, as it has both a beautiful story and some magnificent graphics. The game’s plot revolves around Nathan Drake, a former treasure hunter. However, his presumed-dead older brother, Samuel Drake, returns and takes Nathan out of his retirement. Both brothers again set on an adventure to find the lost treasure of the English pirate Henry Avery. On this journey, they face enemies who are also looking for treasure. You can either stealthily eliminate your opponents or use melee and ranged weapons to fight them. You also need to solve puzzles to find clues that will lead you to the treasure.
A Thief’s End is the fourth installment in the Uncharted series. This game is developed by the American company Naughty Dog and published by Sony Entertainment. The Uncharted series has always been a PlayStation exclusive game and has been one of the best sellers. What makes this game unique is that the story is quite realistic, and so your character is a normal human with no superpowers. Therefore, you can’t just blindly jump into a fight and be a hero. Instead, you need to be careful and strategize to take them down. Thus, “Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End” is one of the top 10 PlayStation games in 2021.
Last of Us Part II
If you dreamt of living in a zombie apocalyptic world, then this game is meant for you. The game follows Ellie, a 19-year-old girl, who is set on a journey to take revenge for Joel Miller’s murder. Joel, who was the protagonist of the predecessor game, Last of Us, in which he had the task to bring Ellie, who is immune to the virus that turned most of the population into zombies. However, the cure could have killed Ellie. Thus he protects Ellie from the organization, and while protecting, he kills some surgeons. One of those surgeons was Abby’s father, the girl who killed Joel in Part II.
Aside from controlling Ellie, players also control Abby, who got stuck in a conflict between a religious cult and the army she works for. The game mechanics are quite similar to the first game, where you build weapons or loot weapons to take down enemies and zombies. Further, it also introduces some additional features, especially those which help in stealth. Naughty Dog developed this game, while Sony Entertainment released this game as a PS exclusive. There is no doubt it is one of the top 10 PlayStation games in 2021. You should definitely play this beautiful game. And don’t forget to play part one prior to this if you haven’t played the predecessor game.
Ghost of Tsushima
The story revolves around a samurai, Jin Sakai, who is the ruler of a Japanese island, Tsushima. But he and his uncle are against the invasion of a cruel and cunning Mongol general, Khotun Khan. After the battle, the Mongol general captures Jin’s uncle, Lord Shimura, and presumes Jim died. Jin sets on a journey to assemble allies to defeat Khotun Khan. On this journey, Jin makes many friends and learns the stealth ways of assassins and thieves. Because he knew winning the battle with his samurai ways was impossible. But also abandoning his samurai ways also lead to a matter of dispute in Tsushima. In this game, players can fight using a Katana or long-range fight with a bow and arrow. They can also use stealth assassination to take down enemies. Throughout the game, you complete many quests and explore the lands for items like armor and weapons.
American game development company, Sucker Punch Productions, was the developer of this game. At the same time, Sony Entertainment released the game on 17 July 2020 as a PlayStation exclusive game. The game received praises from pundits and experts for its graphics and story-telling. Further, the latest developers released a director’s cut version of this game on 20 August 2021. The director cut will feature some extra quests, items, and a new location, Iki Island. The action-adventure game is available for both Playstation 4 and the latest PlayStation 5.
God of War (2018)
Undoubtedly, the God of War (2018) is one of the top 10 PlayStation games in 2021. In this game, you take the role of Kratos, the former Greek God of War. He is now living in a world of Norse mythology, where he remarried a woman named Freya and also had a son Atreus. But after his wife’s death, he and his son are on a journey to fulfill Freya’s last wish to spread her ashes from the highest peak in the nine realms. On this journey, Kratos faces many gods and monsters from Norse mythology. Kratos’s past is also haunting him, as he kept his past a secret from Atreus. As the journey continues, they uncover many secrets about themselves and also Freya.
Santa Monica studios developed this action-adventure game, and Sony Interactive Entertainment released this game as an exclusive for their PS consoles. The game introduced new mechanics which were not similar to the past God of War titles. But what attracted everyone the most was the character and the story of this game. Especially, the protagonist attracted a vast audience because he was no more a mindless killing machine but a wise old man who cares for his son. The developers will release the next installment of the game in 2022 for both PS4 and PS5, and it will follow the events after the 2018 game.
Resident Evil Village
This game is one of the most popular horror games and revolves around Nathan Winter, who is the protagonist of the last game. RE Village follows the events after Biohazard. Now Ethan is living a peaceful life in Europe with his wife, Mia. The couple has a daughter, Rosemary. One day, Chris Redfield, the protagonist of past Resident Evil titles, attacks the Winter household and killing Mia and kidnapping Ethan with his wife. Soon Ethan wakes up in a mysterious village, and a mysterious woman, Mother Mirinda, and her four lords rule the village. Now Ethan is on a journey to find his daughter. On this journey, he unravels many mysteries about the village and also the root cause behind every problem in past games.
Capcom developed and published this first-person survival horror in 2021. This game is available for every platform, including PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. This game was a little different from its predecessor, as it had more action compared to the past titles, which were more focused on survival. However, it doesn’t compromise the survival element. The game didn’t fail its successful lineage. Thus, gamers complimented the game for its plot, characters, and gameplay. Undoubtedly, Resident Evil Village is one of the top 10 PlayStation games in 2021.
This game was great news for Marvel fans as they can play as their friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. The game revolves around Peter Parker, who is the superhero, Spider-Man. He needs to stop the plans of the game’s antagonist, Mister Negative, whose plan is to take control of New York City’s criminal underground with a virus attack. Thus, Spidey needs to stop this plan while also facing his personal problems as Peter Parker. In the game, players can explore NYC as spider-man and complete side quests besides the main quests. In the game, players can’t use any weapons but use their webs to throw objects or bind enemies with them.
The American video game developers, Insomniac Games, developed this game, and it is their first licensed game in their history of 22 years. Sony released this game as a PlayStation exclusive in 2018. The Marvel comics are the reference material for this game. However, they didn’t copy any of the comics or other media; instead, they created their own story on Earth-1048. The critics and gamers all around the game praised Spider-man for its graphics, characters, and gameplay. Many even said it is the best superhero game. The game is still popular in 2021, and it also has a sequel, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which came out in 2020 for PlayStation 4, and it also has a remastered version for the latest PS5.