Top 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2021 on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S

 

Top 20 Most Anticipated Games of 2021 on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S

Although 2020 made us suffer, it still gave us a lot of cool games. Of course, we expect even more stunning projects from the new year. It's time to take a look at the list of upcoming releases and choose which ones to watch especially closely. It is about the most anticipated games on PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S that we will recall in this article.


The most anticipated games of 2021


Dying light 2

Dying Light 2 was expected back this spring, but it was postponed indefinitely. Polish developer Techland proudly tops the list of the most anticipated games on Steam. And this is not surprising, because the first part was solid, and the trailers of the sequel look juicy.

Dying light 2

In the sequel to Dying Light, we are promised cute graphics, a large open world that adapts to the player's actions and decisions, and, of course, even more impressive parkour.


The latest news and rumors around the project were not the most rosy: Chris Avellone left the position of the lead writer after a sex scandal, the management could not agree on the final vision of the game, and the company's office was in complete confusion. Despite this, we are confident that the game will live up to expectations and will be released in 2021.


Elden ring

Information about the new brainchild of FromSoftware has to be collected bit by bit, but in this case the halo of mystery is only good for the game. We know what developers are capable of! According to rumors, we are waiting for Hidetaka Miyazaki's most ambitious project, where the maestro will try to reinvent the Souls-like genre and give gamers a fresh experience by making a greater focus on RPGs.

Elden ring

release date Elden Ring has yet to be announced, but authoritative journalist Jeff Grubb recently announced that the game, which George Martin himself helped script, is almost ready. This was also confirmed by Lance McDonald, Chief Cutout Search Engineer at Souls-like. If the information from insiders is correct, then we will most likely be able to plunge into the world of pain and suffering already in 2021.


Far cry 6

It makes no sense to present this series. The place of actionFar Cry 6 will be the fictional tropical state of Yara, where we will have to make a revolution. We will fight against the dictatorship of Anton Castillo, played by Giancarlo Esposito, best known for his role as Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad. With charismatic villains, the series has always been in perfect order. Although a young man looks even more interesting than the main villain, suspiciously similar to little Vaasa ...

Far cry 6

Ubisoft originally planned a release on February 18, 2021, but the pandemic has made adjustments. According to the latest data, at the earliest, we will be able to help the rebels and capture the outposts from May 26, 2021.


GhostWire: Tokyo

Tango Gameworks looks like one of the most mysterious projects on our list. From the trailers, we know for sure that we have to use magical power to cleanse Tokyo of all sorts of evil spirits - and nothing else. While everything is so incomprehensible that it is unlikely that gamers would generally followGhostWire: Tokyo , if not for one "but": the studio is responsible for the development of Shinji Mikami (Shinji Mikami).


GhostWire: Tokyo

Long ago Mikami created the very first Resident Evil and then relaunched the series in the fourth part. But there are many other merits for him:Dino Crisis ,Devil May Cry ,The Evil Within ... Almost all of the master's works become hits, and GhostWire: Tokyo is unlikely to be an exception.


Gotham knights

The game trilogy about the adventures of the Dark Knight ended more than five years ago, but crime in Gotham continues to flourish, which means there is work for superheroes. Only this time we will not be given control of Batman himself, but his friends: Robin, Red Hood, Nightwing and Batgirl.


Gotham knights

The gaming division of Warner Bros. claims that it will be possible to complete the game both alone and in a cooperative, and also in every possible way denies any relationshipGotham Knights for service games: fortunately, artificial barriers and unkillable enemies are not expected. There are never too many superhero games, so we are waiting for news. The main thing is not to repeat the story withMarvel's Avengers .


Halo infinite

Halo Infinite turned into a laughingstock at its first release. The gruesome graphics instantly became a meme, forcing Phil Spencer to even apologize to disgruntled fans and journalists to investigate and claim the game was in production hell. Be that as it may, the continuation of the story of the Master Chief is wanted by everyone.


Halo infinite

Initially, Halo Infinite was supposed to be released simultaneously with the new generation of Microsoft consoles, but difficulties forced the developers to postpone the release to 2021. Well, we look forward to and hope for the best.


Hitman 3

The continuation of the series about the most famous assassin in the world of video games is hardly worth expecting revelations. Most likely, we will get the already familiar mechanics and slightly improved graphics, but in this case there is nothing wrong with that. Each new Hitman is, first of all, huge locations and dozens of elegant ways to eliminate your target. IO Interactive copes with this task skillfully, but we don't need more.


Hitman 3


It will be possible to evaluate the continuation of the plot and fulfill new contracts already in January 2021.

King's bounty 2

King's Bounty 2 is called neither more nor less "the hope of the domestic gaming industry", and it seems that this time the responsible title fell into good hands. 1C Game Studios uses resources rationally and soulfully to create a beautiful open-world game where exploration is harmoniously replaced by tactical battles. You will have to win again not by calling out, but with the help of your mind and ingenuity.

King's bounty 2

Once the King's Bounty series gave birth to the legendary "Heroes of Might and Magic", and this time, perhaps, will give rise to a new wave of cool projects from domestic developers. We will be able to check whether King's Bounty 2 succeeded or not already in March 2021.


Little nightmares 2

If you don't understand what the indie game is doing on this list, then you must have missed the first part - and in vain. Little Nightmares is a dark fairytale that has achieved success for its eerie atmosphere, pleasing graphics and charming sound design. The game had only one problem - short duration. The audience was clamoring for the supplement and will soon receive it.

Little nightmares 2

Despite the fact that the sequel will have two heroes on the screen, there is no co-op. The developers fear that the joint passage will destroy the main value of the game - just the very atmosphere. Other gameplay features include the long-awaited opportunity, albeit awkward and helpless, to fight off enemies. Otherwise, it will be the good old Little Nightmares with new puzzles, locations and bosses. And that's great.


Outriders

At one time, gentlemen from People Can Fly (by the way, Poles again) created hurricane Painkiller andBulletstorm , and in 2021 they plan to repeat the success withOutriders . The game belongs to the genre of cooperative looter shooters, and although there is no shortage of such projects, the studio still knows how to do addictive furious gameplay.

Outriders

It will be possible to play in the company of up to three people, although for the passage of the plot, if desired, it is allowed to completely refuse to support living comrades. We could have been shooting, collecting loot, using abilities and pumping the character back in 2020, but the release was postponed to February of the new year. Well, we look forward to it!


Psychonauts 2

Tim Schafer became famous while working at LucasArts, where he developed many hit quests like Full Throttle andGrim Fandango . It was he who later founded Double Fine Productions, which in 2005 releasedPsychonauts . The story of a boy-psychonaut named Razputin was impressive, but the continuation had to wait a decade and a half.

Psychonauts 2

The money for the creation of the game was collected through crowdfunding, and at the beginning of 2016, the authors managed to attract almost four million dollars. Alas, the development dragged on, and the release was planned as early as 2020, but the opportunity to re-evaluate Razputin's superpowers was postponed to the new year. Hopefully this time everything goes according to plan.


Resident evil village

Not all fans appreciated the changes that came with Resident Evil in the seventh part. However, there were probably much more favorable reviews, and the publisher was pleased with almost eight million copies sold . So the return to first-person perspective was not long in coming.

Resident evil village

In an eerie village with a majestic castle in the middle (does it look like anything?), Danger is definitely waiting at every corner. However, this time Ethan Winters will immediately be ready to give the creatures a terrible rebuff, because the developers have promised more action than in the last part. The decision, of course, is controversial, because it is for the actionResident Evil 7 has received a lot of criticism.


While Capcom leisurely informs us about the details of the game, and pirates who hacked Capcom are leaking gigabytes of information to the network, gamers continue to wait for the release and build theories why Chris "Not a Hero" Redfield is presented as almost a villain in the sequel. We will be able to get to the bottom of the truth already in May 2021.


Saints Row 5

The Saints Row series is often referred to as a crazy Grand Theft Auto clone. This is a serious title, as GTA characters usually know very well what madness is. Not too long ago we got a remasterSaints Row 3 , and now we are looking forward to the new part number.

Saints Row 5

Almost nothing is known about the game, and the Internet is full of rumors about what events it will be devoted to: they even say that the main character of past adventures will become the opponent of the "Saints". The developers are not in a hurry to dispel the fog, but publishing house THQ Nordic confirms the release between April 1, 2021 and March 31, 2022.


Shadow warrior 3

What is Shadow Warrior? Of course, this is a bloody action game with stylish locations, an original arsenal and epic multi-phase boss fights. In terms of meat level, the game can be compared withDoom , so it's no surprise thatShadow Warrior 3 awaits.

Shadow warrior 3

It is unlikely that the changes will be as serious as in the sequel, and they are not particularly needed. Unless the plot would be nice to tighten up. But the main thing is to keep the same frantic dynamics and add even more ways to kill enemies.


Skull & Bones

"Pirate" Skull & Bones announced back in 2017, but instead of being released on the originally designated date (the second half of 2018), the game was postponed and restarted. But gamers continue to wait impatiently, because such projects are rare, like black pearls, and Skull & Bones also boasts of huge ambitions. Ubisoft uses the term "AAAA game" in relation to it, and this is hardly an empty phrase.

Skull & Bones

Yves Guillemot has confirmed that the release is scheduled for April 2021 to March 2022. Of course, we would like to evaluate Skull & Bones as early as possible, but the main thing for Ubisoft is not to repeat the bad experience of colleagues from Microsoft with their launch.Sea of ​​Thieves .


The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

There are never too many games based on the Tolkien universe (John Tolkien), and if Gollum himself is given control of us ... The main character The Lord of the Rings: Gollum will be nicer than Andy Serkis's version, but, according to the developers' promises, it can still be scary.


The Lord of the Rings: Gollum

The project belongs to the genre of stealth action games, and one of its most important mechanics is the dualism of the protagonist: if Gollum is a real predator, then Smeagol is an easy prey, but a kind and peaceful nature. Only our decisions will determine which personality wins in the end. Alas, the game has neither an official release date nor a gameplay trailer, but we hope for the best and look forward to a release in 2021.


The medium

The Medium is probably the most anticipated Xbox exclusive right now. The main character will have to move between the material world and the world of spirits and, of course, face a variety of horrors. The developers themselves from the Bloober Team (Poles again!) Call their brainchild a psychological third-person horror.

The medium

Trailers skillfully whip up suspense, and Bloober Team's experience only strengthens the confidence in the high quality of the game. After all, they already have a terrible dilogy behind themLayers of Fear , gorgeousObserver and quite tolerantBlair Witch . It will be possible to fight spirits already from January 28, 2021.


The Wolf Among Us 2

First part The Wolf Among Us was one of the most successful projects of the untimely deceased Telltale Games. Fortunately, LCG Entertainment bought the studio's assets and announced that it would be rebuilt. And then the announcement arrivedThe Wolf Among Us 2.


The Wolf Among Us 2

The sequel promises to match the spirit of the original as much as possible and give us a dark detective story, where the ending will depend on the player's decisions. True, now all episodes will be released at once, and Bigby's adventures can be completed in one sitting. There is no exact release date, but most likely we will be able to appreciate the efforts of the revived Telltale in 2021.


Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

The first Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines is deservedly called one of the best RPGs in history. Even though its technical side was really terrifying at release, the game still gained cult status, and the sequel became one of the most anticipated projects of the new year.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

Until Bloodlines 2 really looks like the sequel we deserve: beautiful graphics, radically different clans, a huge number of abilities and dozens of ways to solve problems. Sadly, news came out in December that the release could be delayed until 2022, but let's hope for the best.


Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Previously, the development company Fatshark has already released two cooperative shooters in the Warhammer universe, and in 2021 it plans to enter the same river for the third time. Of course, the niche of cooperative shooters is not that empty, but it is always fun to cut hordes of enemies with friends.


Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

According to the trailers, the game looks vigorous and dynamic. Let's see what comes of it.


Bonus: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Maybe adding a remaster to the list of the most anticipated games is a controversial matter. However, the first part of Shepard's heroic adventures came out in 2007, and many young players associate Mass Effect exclusively with the infamousAndromeda . The iconic series deserves to be remembered and passed again.


Bonus: Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Of course, you shouldn't expect drastic improvements, but still the game was created when Bioware were in their prime. Therefore, the deep plot, stunning characters and exciting quests are hardly outdated.

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2021 should be a year rich in great games for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X / S. It seems that even the most enthusiastic gamers will have a hard time finding time for at least a third of the expected projects. But not all worthy projects made it to our top. Therefore, it's time to decide what you would like to play the most this year and follow the news carefully.

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