Speaker 1: This is CNET and here are some of our best games of 2021. The end of the year is upon us. And we've put together a list of our favorite titles. Here's a quick look at some of the best games 2021 had to offer first stop halo, infinite. It barely missed the cutoff for our game of the year deliberations, but is more deserving of an honorable mention. This game was practically forged in fire with a long and arduous development period that could have ended in disaster, [00:00:30] but it managed to overcome those challenges to stand tall as one of the best in halo franchise history, with a great single player campaign and a highly enjoyable free to play multi player halos back and better than ever on Xbox and PC. Our runner up for game of the year is the forgotten city, an indie mystery adventure role playing game, that tasks players with unraveling the destruction of an ancient Roman city.
Speaker 1: This game was originally built using Skyrim Mo [00:01:00] tools way back into the thousand 15, but made its officials standalone debut in 2021. It's full of interesting characters with rich stories to tell it's so well written. In fact, it almost ran away with the top prize. You can find the forgotten city on just about every major console, Xbox PlayStation, PC, and even a cloud base for on Nintendo switch. And finally, C net's favorite game of 2021 was psycho nots too. The highly anticipated [00:01:30] sequel to 2005 psycho nots checked off all the right boxes. Not only did it capture the spirit of what made the original great it simultaneously expanded its universe and told a more grown story. There's still a lot of whimsical wonder to be found in psycho Notts too, though from the wide variety of mind, bending levels to the wacky cast of lovable weirdos and precision platforming challenges. It's a game about a kid hailing from a family of acrobats that manages to stick the landing. [00:02:00] You can find psycho Notts too on Xbox play a station and PC. There are eight other top 10 games and two more honorable mentions in our full game of the year coverage check out which games made the cut by visiting CNET.