Best of 2021: Surprise of the year

Several times a year, it happens that our minds are left with something completely unexpected. Unfortunately, we often shake our heads in disbelief at senseless scenes and terrible game catastrophes, but that’s not what today’s category is about. We are pleasantly surprised here. Here we are glad that we did not expect something, it happened and it took our breath away. There were more than enough games that caught us unprepared this year, but in the end the next group made it into the top three.

3. místo: Guardians of the Galaxy

The Game Guardians definitely deserve their place in the rankings, although, unlike the rest of the winners, this is a big three-game game of an established studio. But one that went without the usual burnt-out advertising massage. The creators of the modern Deus Ex series and the latest Tomb Raider, really experienced developers with high-quality titles around their necks, announced the Guardians during the summer and released them just a few months later.

We would expect a different approach to promotion from such a large brand, but the studio decided on a moment of surprise that worked. The resulting title is a great action adventure with a great story and announcing characters that you will learn to love very quickly. Not to mention that even large studios can still surprise us!

2nd place: Loop Hero

Loop Hero

In the silver position, we reach independent waters, where an advertising campaign is not really expected. Even Loop Hero just came out one day and whoever noticed him found himself in a roguelic sky. The game took the loop of the genre literally and let the protagonist run in circles, while making the player a god who throws both goodies and sticks at the feet of a tirelessly rotating river.

This is the most interesting thing about this game. You need to create a challenging monkey track for your mentee so that he can grow stronger by defeating enemies and not die on his own. Nobody expected it, Loop Hero appeared like a bolt from the blue and took control of the internet for a while. Deservedly deserved.

1st place: Inscryption


No matter how much we were surprised by previous games, only one can be the most surprising. And this is the freshest Inscryption, which surprisingly doesn’t work at all. At first glance, it looks like a completely ordinary card game.

It will surely impress you by enriching the already well-known card formula with roguelike elements with a 3D environment and horror atmosphere, to which it attaches a few clever ideas, but the true essence of the game and what takes your breath away is hidden deep inside the eyes of ordinary spectators. And like Patrik in our review, we can’t tell you what the magic of the game is, because it would disappear immediately.

Inscryption is simply the most original, imaginative, mysterious and most bizarre game of this year, and whoever knows it only from materials available on Steam, for example, can’t even believe us. And that’s it: Despite the tedious presentation, this is a definition of unusualness, and in dictionaries, the word “surprising” should be cited as an example of Inscryption. You just have to experience it for yourself, even though it is true that after our recommendation you may not be so surprised …

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