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Games You Absolutely Must Play in 2021

Games You Absolutely Must Play in 2021
Written by Ragini Salampure

Listen, some games you just can’t take a pass on. If you haven’t played the titles we are going to discuss, it’s just not really an option to skip. These are the great masterpieces of the 21st century, and could actually call yourself a gamer without playing them? 

We are not saying you have to love them, but most of you will. Some have a love-hate relationship with quite a few of these, and that’s for a good reason. The truly epic and unique games often offer you a combo of absolutely stunning features and at the same time grand short fallings.

The more truly innovating a product is, the more criticism it receives. And that’s no light scrutiny. The developers should actually listen to the voice of both the fans and critics. After all, no improvement would come if they were deemed perfect for the start.  

And look, you don’t have that much to lose. Games on the Steam platform, for example, have a 2-hour refund window. Playing a game for an hour can tell you a lot. If it is not your cup of tea, don’t drink it.

Hitman 3

Definitely not an example of a love-hate relationship. This is a love-love game. The culmination of the Hitman series, a two-decade-long amazing showcase of true craftsmanship is upon us. In other, less poetic words, this is the game of your dreams. In the ultimate adventure plot, we are yet again tasked with eliminating the world’s toughest targets, playing as the bald Russian ruthless assassin. In the third part, everything is better. You have more guns, more ways to kill the bad guys (are you the bad guy?), more sophisticated level design, and so much more. Need I say anything else?

Not only brilliant on a technical level, but this time Hitman will also surprise you with its storyline l. Don’t get me wrong, the Hitman series is pretty good at giving you a good plot. But this time, it’s different. Is it a spoiler if I say it’s the ending? The finish line of Agent 47? We can’t actually be too sure about that, but it’s possible. An ending to a great franchise is always bittersweet.

I played all the Hitman titles. Definitely hardcore fun. But even folks who haven’t, still say that it’s one of the greatest games of all time. Imagine an artist who spends twenty years perfecting his magnum opus. This is the greatest work of IO Interactive (the developers). They put all they had into this game. Thousands of people put in hours of their time, so you and I can enjoy this brilliant ending to an exceptional saga.

Don’t just take my word for it. You can grab it on absolutely any gaming platform, there is even a version for the Nintendo, which is the first company’s release since 2003. A pal of mine from Qatar, with whom we constantly team up in online games, recently wrote an excellent detailed review of the game. It’s thorough, brief, and contains all the info you might still need before deciding. Check it out on arabicgamer.net. With a couple of clicks in your browser, you can translate it in a matter of seconds. 

Cyberpunk 2077

Now, this is not what we expected to receive. Cyberpunk came out half-baked, and that’s part of its beauty. The developers put so much focus on crafting the ultimate storyline; they forgot to attend to game mechanics and stability. Why is it still great? It’s thrilling despite its lack of perfection. As time went on, devs were able to make the experience much smoother.

But that’s not the main point here. They managed to do something nobody has before. Imagine transferring to the world of cinematic Blade Runner, except you are in the lead of all the action, and not just a spectator. That’s exactly what we got. A futuresque design that wasn’t supposed to hit the shelves (in this case of your digital gaming library) in the next decade, we got it in 2020. It’s a glimpse into what gaming can become. And a little dreaming goes a long way.

Of course, the game received backlash. As we’ve said, it’s not always black-and-white. The games that come out the most polished, are usually not the ones that capture our hearts and memory forever. Despite its troubled technical launch, Cyberpunk 2077 is an example of what gaming is supposed to be. A journey that takes your love for video games to another level. Here is a detailed article by Forbes that will answer all of your remaining questions.

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