Video Games 2 the MAX: The 25 Best Games of 2021

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Every year an incredible amount of games come out and there’s no way to play all of them. However, there is certainly quite a number that stand out above the rest when it comes to the end of the year. Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison are joined by Randy Isbelle in attempting to do just that and select their 25 Best Games of 2021, with of course the top spot gaining the coveted title of “Game of the Year.”

Each of the three console makers had their slew of hits that could potentially land one of their games in that number one place. Third-party publishers also had some major titles come to market that gained critical and commercial success as well. However, if there was any contingent that definitely proved its own point in 2021 it was the indie game space. So many of the year’s finest came from small studios or perhaps you could call others in the AA tier. Regardless of how one frames the year, this was another tremendous year for games. Perhaps it was devoid of a large range of AAA blockbusters due to delays caused by the still ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but the breadth of gaming certainly proved its worth in their stead.

Join us as we look back at the year that was, each host gives out their Top 10 Games of 2021, and then the debate begins in earnest in constructing those defining 25 games of 2021.

Video Games 2 the MAX: The 25 Best Games of 2021

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About Video Games 2 the MAX

Video Games 2 the MAX is a podcast where Sean Garmer and Marc Morrison get together to talk about everything involving Video Games every week. they discuss what they are playing or reviewing, the gaming news of the week, upcoming games, a special topic, and more.

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Sean Garmer

Sean Garmer has a long history with video games, since childhood. But truly, things got serious when he discovered Pokemon on the Gameboy, and thus his Japanese RPG fandom was born. Sean has channeled that love of games into reviewing them. He also analyzes the games industry on the Video Games 2 the MAX podcast and writes on various sites. Sean pretty much plays any kind of game nowadays, but he still prefers his first love, the JRPG.

Marc Morrison

Marc Morrison brings years of experience writing about games (and of course, playing them) to Video Games 2 the MAX. He currently writes a Top 8 column every week at 411mania and also reviews games. Marc plays all different kinds of games and takes analyzing them to heart.



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Sean Garmer (Reviews Editor)
Sean Garmer (Reviews Editor)
Sean Garmer brings almost two decades of experience from the online Journalism field to Last Word on Sports. Sean's previous writing includes the World Cup, MLS soccer, football, and wrestling. Sean currently edits and writes video game news, articles, and reviews for LWOS and also contributes to his podcast. "Video Games 2 the MAX" to the website and the Last Word Radio feed. When he's not busy here or at his other job, he's spending time with his daughter, or playing video games.
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