clock menu more-arrow no yes

Best of the Year

The best anime of 2022, so far

The best science fiction and fantasy books of 2022, so far

The best movies of 2022, so far

The best video games of 2022, so far

The best TV shows of 2022, so far

Guitar Hero meets Undertale in Everhood, 2021’s overlooked gem

Before Your Eyes tells a brilliant story about regret, our legacies, and the afterlife

The 10 best action scenes of 2021

Placement games were 2021’s most calming trend

The GTA Trilogy remaster is flawed, but so much more accessible

Co-op game Haven understands life as a couple during Covid

Our favorite memes of 2021

7 games that pushed accessibility forward in 2021

Our favorite stories of 2021

Horror games made living in 2021 more bearable

Filed under:

Polygon’s Best of 2021

The games, movies, TV shows, and moments that shaped 2021

View All Stories

Filed under:

Board games heavily influenced some of 2021’s best video games

Inscryption is the best video game of 2021

Nix Umbra is this year’s scariest and most enigmatic game

Chicory: A Colorful Tale showed us how to color outside the lines

Halo Infinite fulfills promises that were two decades in the making

Metroid Dread gives Samus new power — and new humanity

Resident Evil Village is a greatest hits of video game horror

Hitman 3 is absurd and hilarious, like trying to return a dead parrot

Filed under:

The 10 (or 11) best documentaries of 2021

Death’s Door balances a grim world with never-ending charm

Wildermyth is the video game miracle of 2021

Filed under:

The best tabletop games that we played in 2021

Psychonauts 2 tells one of the best stories games have ever told

Unsighted is an exquisite fight for survival

Filed under:

The best science fiction and fantasy books of 2021

The 50 best video games of 2021

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for Patch Notes

A weekly roundup of the best things from Polygon