SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2021

4. Monster Hunter Rise – Switch

“As much as I loved the scale and production value of Monster Hunter World, especially Iceborne, the return of Monster Hunter to a portable console in Rise on the Switch was exactly what I wanted. This game dominated the middle third of 2021 for me, and it proved that the series still has plenty of room to adapt and evolve without changing the core of what makes it so great.” – Jordan Elek, Staff Writer