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Siliconera’s Overall Game of the Year 2021

Siliconera Overall Game of the Year 2021

We here at Siliconera have named our platform-specific awards, but this is the big one: our overall Game of the Year 2021! Read on to see what game won the highest honor from the team.

These awards represent the consensus of the Siliconera staff. For more of the year’s award selections, check out our Game of the Year 2021 archive.

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Winner: Shin Megami Tensei V

It was a long time coming. Fans had to wait a while for Shin Megami Tensei V, so expectations were high. So meeting them as well as it did? It’s a huge accomplishment. It’s a signature SMT game, with its punishing difficulty and wealth of demons to fight and fuse. It could be a breakout moment for the franchise, earning it the mainstream attention it’s long deserved. Congratulations, SMT V: you’re Siliconera’s Game of the Year 2021.

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Tales of Arise

It’s a fresh start for the Tales franchise! Arise looks as good as the series has always played, and smart efforts to modernize systems allow you to get more immersed in the story without so many hindrances. It’s the best that Tales has been in a long, long time, and it’s more than deserving of being a Game of the Year finalist.

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Monster Hunter Rise

Rise is a return to the classic Monster Hunter formula. In doing so, it’s able to build on all the work of the previous decades of the game, delivering iterative improvements that longtime fans really appreciate.

Thanks for checking out our Game of the Year awards! Missed any of our selections? Check out the archive.

Graham Russell
Graham Russell has been writing about games for various sites and publications since 2007. He’s a fan of streamlined strategy games, local multiplayer and upbeat aesthetics. He joined Siliconera in February 2020, and served as its Managing Editor until July 2022. When he’s not writing about games, he’s a graphic designer, web developer, card/board game designer and editor.