Halo Infinite was awarded Game of the Year (GOTY) through the Game Informer: The American newspaper recognized the great value of the Xbox exclusive, excluded from the Geoff Keighley awards because it was only released in December.
Still on Geoff Keighley’s award, Halo Infinite won the award for best game of the year by popular vote, but by the traditional jury the award went to It Takes Two, but remembering that the Master Chief game cannot compete for the traditional jury award for having been released after the deadline.
Halo Infinite was highly acclaimed by 343 Industries, which manages to offer an open world structure without giving up the environments and mechanics that have always characterized the brand and determined its success.
For all that, Game Informer launched its top 10 of the best games of 2021, let’s see:
- Halo Infinite
- Resident Evil Village
- Metroid Dread
- Life is Strange: True Colors
- Forza Horizon 5
- It Takes Two
- Psychonauts 2
Halo Infinite therefore snatched the top spot from the astonishing Deathloop (also from Microsoft), which in turn was able to overcome the exceptional survival horror Resident Evil Village, the new face of Capcom’s horror thanks to the new setting and style-inspired Gothic.
The indie Returnal, Housemarque’s roguelite shooter made exclusively for PS5, ranks fourth in Game Informer’s top 10, followed by Metroid Dread, the episode that relaunched the Nintendo series. Forza Horizon 5 and Psychonauts 2 also occupied the podium and so we have four games from Xbox Game Studios.
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