#6 Game of the Year 2021 - It Takes Two
It Takes Two was one of the surprise releases of the year. When we first played it back in May, we knew that it would be in this conversation at the end of the year. It's the rare adventure game that's designed from the ground-up to be a cooperative experience, and it executes on that perfectly. There's excellent pacing with puzzles, which cleverly tie into the narrative and themes as well as just being downright fun to play.
It's one of those games that will have you angrily yelling at your friends one moment, and laughing with them uncontrollably the next. Hazelight Studios has shown some tremendous growth over the years, and It Takes Two is the company's best work yet.