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Episode #727 Available Now! The Semi-Popular Video Game Podcast On this Episode:

Xenoblade Chronicles 3, The Mortuary Assistant, Symphony of War, and More!

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2021 Game of the Year Videos

Watch Thumbnail Image - Brad Simons' Top 10 Games of 2021

Brad's Top 10 Games of 2021

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Watch Thumbnail Image - Chris Davis' Top 10 Games of 2021

Chris' Top 10 Games of 2021

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Watch Thumbnail Image - Nick Henderson's Top 10 Games of 2021

Nick's Top 10 Games of 2021

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Watch Thumbnail Image - Ed Mitchell's Top 10 Games of 2021

Ed's Top 10 Games of 2021

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Latest Year in Review (2021)

These are the Top 10 Games of 2021 as voted by the 4Player staff and community. Use the button below to watch our individual Top 10 lists from that year. Hover/Tap over each block to reveal the title! You can look back at more of our favorite games from previous years on our 'Years in Review' page!

  1. # 10

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    Hitman 3

    IO Interactive

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    Studio Pixel Punk

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    The Forgotten City

    Modern Storyteller

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    Psychonauts 2

    Double Fine

  5. # 6

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    Halo Infinite

    343 Industries

  6. # 5

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    Resident Evil Village


  7. # 4

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    It Takes Two

    Hazelight Studios

  8. # 3

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    Metroid Dread

    Mercury Steam

  9. # 2

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    Monster Hunter Rise


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    Daniel Mullins Games

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The 4Player Revival Club is an on-going community project that encourages members to nominate, vote, play, and discuss games of old! Every couple months, a member of the staff or community will curate a short list of games that the club will then vote on. When we have a winner, Nick will stream the game each week and a dedicated room is created in Discord where participants can discuss the game. At the end of each session, Nick will record a podcast with the curator and a guest from the club to talk about the game! To join, you can subscribe on Twitch or support us on Patreon at the $3 tier or higher.

Currently Playing
Dev: Square
Pub: Square
Release: 2/10/2000
Plat: Sony Playstation

Winning our latest poll which (curated by Brad) is the elusive but classic Playstation RPG, Vagrant Story. This game is often discussed in the same breath as Square's other powerhouse RPG series, Final Fantasy, and has stuck with people thanks to a timeless visual style that still looks stunning over two decades later.

**Catch the game live with Nick as he usually streams the Revival Club games on Tuesday nights at 9:00pm CST. This game will be in play through the end of June 2022.

Previously Played
The Darkness (Double Feature)
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine
Dark Messiah of Might and Magic
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
Final Fantasy XII
Castlevania: Symphony of the Night
Sleeping Dogs
Dragon's Dogma
Devil May Cry 3
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The Players

Brad Simons
Castlevania Nerd / Lover of Menus
Nick Henderson
Relentless Optimist / Champion for the underdogs
Nolan Hedstrom
Prince of Dad Jokes / Will beat you at games
Kris Guthridge
Dungeon Master / Walking encycopedia of film knowledge
Chris Davis
Played 800+ hours of 'The Division' / Maker of Videos
Ed Mitchell
Development wizard / International Man of Mystery