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    Game Of The Year 2021 (So Far) – GI Show

    by Ben Reeves on Jul 01, 2021 at 01:00 PM

    On this week's episode of The Game Informer Show, we discuss a handful of games we've been digging recently, including Sea of Thieves: A Pirate’s Life, The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles, Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights, Wildermyth, Chicory: A Colorful Tale, and Lego Builder's Journey. Then we spend a good part of the show talking about the best games we've played so far this year and speculate about what could end up being our Game Of The Year for 2021. Will it be Resident Evil: VillageRatchet & Clank: Rift ApartReturnal, or could it be a game we haven't even played yet like Metroid Dread or Halo Infinite?

    It's a full show, but we make time for another round of fantastic community emails. So please join Dan Tack (@dantack), Marcus Stewart (@MarcusStewart7), Kimberley Wallace (@kstar1785), Alex Stadnik (@Studnik76), and Ben Reeves (@Benjaminreeves) for a new wild and ever-entertaining episode!

    Thanks for listening! Please make sure to leave feedback below and share the episode if you enjoyed it. You can watch the video above, subscribe and listen to the audio on iTunes or Google Playlisten on SoundCloudstream it on Spotify, or download the MP3 at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to send your questions to for a chance to have them answered on the show!

    Our thanks to The Rapture Twins for The Game Informer Show's intro song. You can hear more of their music on their website.

    To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

    00:00:00 - Introduction
    00:01:24 - Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights
    00:13:19 - Chicory: A Colorful Tale
    00:23:44 - Sea of Thieves: A Pirate's Life
    00:30:17 - Wildermyth
    00:34:24 - The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
    00:40:03 - Legend of Mana
    00:43:38 - Lego Builder's Journey
    00:45:38 - Game of the Year (So Far)
    01:16:52 - 2021's Big Upcoming Titles
    01:19:55 - Community Emails

    Products In This Article

    Sea of Thievescover

    Sea of Thieves

    Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PC
    Release Date:
    March 20, 2018 (Xbox One, PC), 
    November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S)
    The Great Ace Attorney Chroniclescover

    The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles

    PlayStation 4, Switch, PC
    Release Date:
    Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knightscover

    Ender Lilies: Quietus of the Knights

    PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
    Release Date:
    June 22, 2021 (Switch, PC), 
    June 28, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One), 
    July 20, 2021 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)
    Chicory: A Colorful Talecover

    Chicory: A Colorful Tale

    PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Switch, PC, Mac
    Release Date:
    June 10, 2021 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Mac), 
    December 15, 2021 (Switch)
    Lego Builder's Journeycover

    Lego Builder's Journey

    PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS
    Release Date:
    December 19, 2019 (iOS), 
    June 22, 2021 (Switch, PC), 
    November 25, 2021 (Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One), 
    April 19, 2022 (PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4)