PlayStation Blog posted a nice little list of games that caught the eye of PlayStation devs, and it includes quite a few heavy-hitters like Deathloop, Elden Ring and more.
And the best part is that the list is a result of a survey of leading voices in the industry, who practically shared their PlayStation favourites in 2021.
Deathloop seems to be a huge favourite among developers, as it got a nod from teams behind Streets of Rage 4, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Fall Guys, Crash Bandicoot 4, Genshin Impact and The Last of Us Part 2.
As far as gameplay goes, Deathloop is not your run of the mill shooter - it rewards observant players , and you will have to do things over and over again.
Elden Ring got a glaring review from the director of Marvel's iron Man VR, Ryan Payton, who said, "I don’t think people realize just how poised for greatness FromSoftware is with their next title. Since the original Demon’s Souls launched a decade ago, this prolific Japanese studio continues to hone its craft while consistently innovating along the way, and now stands as one of the most important game developers in the world."
Horizon Forbidden West
There was no way Aloy wasn't going to make the list, as the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn is quite highly anticipated, and it got the nod from devs of Marvel's Avengers, Nioh 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Assassin's Creed: Valhalla, God of War and Final Fantasy VII Remake.
Guerrilla recently announced they're slowing down PC updates , as the rest of the team are moving to work on Forbidden West.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits
There's no way Kena: Bridge of Spirits hasn't caught your eye, because cute critters and mystical surroundings always make for a good recipe. Resident Evil 3 director Peter Fabiano highlighted Ember Lab's upcoming title as the one to watch and perfect to share with the family.
Little Devil Inside
The gorgeous combination of archetypal story and unique art style earned Little Devil Inside a nod by Demon's Souls creative director Gavin Moore who said, "After playing so much Demon’s Souls and continually being bested in 2020, I’m looking forward to 2021 when I will explore beautiful worlds that aren’t always trying to kill me."
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank are back in style and got a nod from Guerrilla and devs of Returnal.
Resident Evil Village
Last but not least, Resident Evil Village is here for a reason - Capcom are back from remakes into the original territory, and it looks like they've already struck gold.
In fact, Resident Evil Village already has a fan favourite villain, before it even launched. Lady Dimitrescu has taken the internet by storm, and even the dev admitted he was surprised how many people want to be chased by her .
You can find individual dev comments and lists on PlayStation Blog .