Players’ Choice: Little Nightmares II Voted February 2021’s Best New Game

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Players’ Choice: Little Nightmares II Voted February 2021’s Best New Game

Mono and Six swept the competition with their suspenseful adventure to escape.

The votes are in! This month players delighted in the suspenseful spooks of Little Nightmares II, crowning it the February Players’ Choice winner. Congrats to Tarsier Studios! 

March has just begun, but we can’t wait to see which game will sneak its way into our hearts next. Which upcoming game is on your must play list?

February has come to a close, which means it’s time to open up the Players’ Choice polls and vote for your favorite new release of the past month! From the stylish heroes of Persona 5 Strikers and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox to the tricks and puzzles of Little Nightmares II and the We Were Here series, February was bursting with unforgettable moments. 

We’ll keep the polls open until Sunday night at 11:59pm Pacific, so be sure to cast your vote before then. Make the pitch for your favorite release in the comments below! 

How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year.

What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will.

How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted.

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  • It’s a toss up between The Nioh Collection, Persona 5 Striker and Ys IX: Monstrum Nox for me. I’ll probably go with Ys IX as my game of choice.

    • I want to say Curse of the Dead God’s as I thought it would be the next great roguelike. It isn’t. I’ve had a nice time with it and it’s an 80+ Metacritic but the game wasn’t as impressive as I anticipated and it might be overrated.

      Destruction All-Stars is my game of the month because I’ve had more fun than with any other game listed. I know ppl are jazzed over Little Nightmares but I wasn’t enthused with the first game. It was a slow, peekaboo title with awesome art direction.

      Destruction All-Stars is my vote. Beautiful visuals, incredible DualSense implementation, and some fun 🍿 gaming.

  • I’m personally voting for Persona 5 Strikers. I’d be OK with games like Curse of the Dead Gods, Ys IX, or Little Nightmares 2 winning as well. I don’t think the Nioh Collection should be on here since they are just ports with slightly better graphics and framerates.

  • Wait, did Sony not even nominate Destruction AllStars for their Player’s Choice Poll? Lol even they know it’s not that great

    • Also why does it say write-in votes will be accepted yet you have no option for people to do so?

    • Write-in in the comments, I suppose?

    • @Krillinfan No they don’t pay attention to the comments for their votes. They used to have an other box for write-ins but they haven’t lately. They either need to bring that back or take that mention out of the rules description.

      I also see they added Destruction AllStars to the poll now lol

    • It’s there, but I’d love to know why you believe it is a bad game.

      In the world of junk food, mp titles it certainly does what the others do but at higher production values.

      None of these types of games are great, artful, masterpieces but in a world where Fall Guys is more than 40 million deep and an 80s Metacritic. A world where Rocket League spins difficult to line shots as incredibly nuanced, A1 gameplay and is hailed as a generational great. We trash Destruction All-Stars as being junk? It doesn’t correlate.

      Now, we can brush aside the $70 argument because it’s free for two months and $20 thereafter just like the other two games I mentioned. When reclassifying D All-Stars with the same price point as the other games it clearly offers advantages in certain areas is every bit as respectable.

      The only reason I go on about this is because the double standard is frustrating. If the game wasn’t down rated for a price point it never encompassed and if it received the respect it deserved u wouldn’t hear a peep from me. It’s probably 7.75/10 imo. It bothers me when I see ppl trash the game on false pretenses. If ppl enjoy hollow popcorn games like Fall Guys then why not All-Stars?

    • Looks like it got added after your comment.

      My vote went to it because I haven’t played any of the other games on the list and I did enjoy Destruction AllStars.

    • I heard some great things about Persona 5 strikers even though people gate way the game.

  • Didn’t Destruction AllStars come out in February? Am I crazy?

    • They knew no one would vote for it so they didn’t list it. I mean the game has like a 60 something Metacritic so should it really be among the best games of the month?

    • Mercenary09

      Metacritic is gospel now?

      Fallen Legion Revenant and Werewolf Apocalypse are up there with 50s Metacritics..

      “Should it be up there with this month’s best?”

      AGAIN, Werewolf Apocalypse, Fallen Legion, We Were Here, Arrog are up there but u have no problem with these 50’s, 60’s, and no name games.

    • @tyler Don’t be mad because you’re one of the only people who thinks Destruction AllStars is an amazing game. The game wasn’t even listed on this poll until I brought it up in the comments. At that point someone on the blog team saw it and went back and added it. That says a lot.

  • thanospizzacrust

    little nightmares 2 100%

  • I think little nightmares 2 should win, it’s is unique and good I differently recommend playing it you won’t regret it. I hope they do little nightmares 3 I NEED MORE.

  • little nightmares 2 and it isnt even close

  • Please patch in 1440p output with a firmware update for the PS5. For those that don’t know, plugging in a 1440p monitor into a PS5 will not be recognized as such, and will only output to 1080p. Due to the number of pixels on a 1440p display, when 1080p output is upscaled to 1440p it looks quite blurry. Often times I am hearing the excuse that Sony is marketing for gamers playing on TV, but if you already have NATIVE mouse and keyboard support for games that support it along with games such as Demon Souls, Apex Legends, etc. rendering internally at 1440p without issue then you should absolutely without question offer the ability to output at 1440p as well. Last generation Xbox One offered this and Xbox Series X/S have offered this since day one.

  • Uh… where’s the poll?

    I vote for Persona 5 Strikers!

  • ChaliceOf42Souls

    Pumpkin Jack

  • Persona 5 Strikers, hands down!!

  • Little Nightmares II gets my vote, I’m already looking forward to playing it all over again with the PS5 upgrade dropping later this year. Destruction AllStars is a close second, I’ve had a blast with it in these past weeks.

  • It’s gotta be P5 Strikers

  • All these games are kinda awful. I went with Little Nightmares. Wanted to do Curse of the Dead Gods, but it disappointed me. I wanted a more Diablo style game and it’s just another impossibly hard constant death rogue-like. And yeah I beat Diablo 3 on Ironman Nightmare. There’s a huge difference between games that allow you to survive if you’re smart vs ones that expect you to die constantly. One is fun to me and the other is not.

    • My vote went to persona 5 strikers it’s a fantastic sequel. Story is wonderful gameplay is fun if challenging at times and the music is amazing as always with persona games.

    • So the games are awful because you don’t like them? Little Nightmares 2 winning proves that wrong already, and I guess I don’t expect you to like Strikers if you aren’t a Persona fan but I’m not sure what’s not to like. Curse of the Dead Gods got glowing reviews too, and not impossibly hard if you learn the mechanics. There’s a reason that games like that and Hades do well. Sounds like you aren’t very open to different games, which is a bummer

  • Little Nightmares 2

  • I thought little nightmares 2 was a Great game, and my personal favorite out of the list.

  • Persona 5 Strikers for sure. Whenever I had an hour to spare I’d jump in and play a bit.

  • Which game “stole your heart” in February?
    Answer’s already in the question, Persona 5 Strikers

  • It’s gotta be P5 Strikers🤣
    It’s the only beautiful, colourful and gorgeous looking action game released last month!

  • I voted for *Little Nightmares II* for the best game of February.

  • Persona 5 is a really good game i havent bought it yet but need to get it

  • Wish I could pass comment on a PS5 game but as I cannot purchase one it’s not worth it. We are being forced to pay over the odds. Sony and the sellers are doing nothing to help. They all get their money

  • Persona 5 Strikers


    YS IX

    More jrpg, Sony!

  • Easily We Were Here. What great fun that was.

  • Definitely Persona 5 Strikers

  • The choice between P5S and LN2 is so hard cuz I enjoyed watching my friend play the LN2 but P5S was also very good as I enjoyed it as well, playing it for myself. I’d have to say that both P5S and LN2 are both the best games if I could choose both, but I chose P5S since I did enjoy it from combat perspective.

  • definitely little nightmares 2 i cried at the end

  • Little Nightmares 2 , its best game of the years , creepy , beautifull , sad , cool , etc….

  • C’mon! Everybody knows Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is the best game this year!

  • Honestly I had to pick little nightmares ll cuz I’m just a really big fan of how dark and mysterious the games are so yeah that’s why I picked that game

  • Of course Persona 5 Strikers!

  • Persona 5 strikers is definitely going to win

  • Persona 5: Strickers has my vote! 🔥

  • Why did this poll close early? Its 4pm EST on Sunday and the blog says its open until Sunday night 11:59pm Pacific.

  • Persona 5 Strikers!

  • Little nightmares 2, Easily.
    It’s one of those games that just oozes atmosphere and will forever capture hearts.

    Strikers is good, but I don’t think it captures the raw emotion a game like little nightmares 2 has. almost perfection

  • I am going for little nightmares 2. So so good, can’t have any more nice things to say about this game.

  • I’m trying to vote but I can’t find it :/

  • I say little nightmares 2 but how do you vote?

  • Congratulations to Little Nightmares II

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