SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2021

7. Returnal – PS5

“After nearly 15 years of making great smaller games, Housemarque has finally gotten the chance to make a big budget game that is just them at the top of their game. Returnal is a big budget roguelite that features all of the sublime action feel that Housemarque is known for with some of the best visuals of this generation and it’s also a great showcase for the DualSense’s haptics and triggers. I wish I were better at this game, but the recent suspend cycle update certainly helps me get one more advantage on these jerk aliens that keep killing me.” – Chris Selogy, Managing Editor