This week on Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee recounts the five best, worst, and blandest games of 2021.

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Feels a bit inappropriate to say “Happy new year” these days. We should just say “New year.” New year, internet. New year, Yahtzee. The cosmic odometer has indeed ticked over again. ‘Tis the season of writing the wrong date on all our official documentation for the next couple of weeks. Many indifferent returns. If I sound a bit unenthused in this, the intro to the Best, Worst and Blandest games of 2021, it’s because picking the best games of 2021 was like picking my most acoustically satisfying bathtime farts. Most years have at least one thing that jumps out and takes me roughly by surprise and reminds me why I’m still doing this bullshit, but I struggle to think of anything that excited me in 2021. No Undertales, no Obra Dinns, no Spiritfarers – well, there was one thing, but, well, we’ll get to that.

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