SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2021

1. Metroid Dread – Switch

Metroid is alive, and better yet, it’s thriving. Nintendo opted to let Mercury Steam, the folks behind the 3DS’ Samus Returns, helm the first original 2D Metroid in over a decade, and thank god they did. Playing Dread made me feel anything but. Its intricate level design, rewarding sense of progression, and wonderfully atmospheric setting made the game an absolute joy to play. Given the game’s critical acclaim and financial success, I can only hope I’ll get the chance to write about Metroid Prime 4 while recapping my top games come this time next year.” – Jon Yelenic

It’s been a fun year covering the games of 2021 and 2022 looks like it’ll be a killer year with those that were pushed to next year and those that were aiming for next year all along. Thanks to all of you that make it this far and we hope you stick with us for 2022.