Too Long; Didn't Read
This year has felt more sporadic, with major releases peeping out every other month at best. Many intended releases were delayed due to COVID-19, developers were forced to change their work flows drastically to work from home. As a result of these changes, Triple-A releases this year have been relatively sparse— and few had the same "must play" critical acclaim that a brand new Zelda, Uncharted or GTA game typically garners. Over half of the top rated games for 2021 are all remasters or re-releases of old games.