2021 is sure to deliver some of the biggest and best games that we’ve ever seen. The PS5 and Xbox Series X are here to stay and they will be bringing out some quality AAA titles this year, here are 13 of them to keep an eye on.
The latest iteration of hardware from Sony and Microsoft are created from state-of-the-art technology capable of running some games we never thought possible 20 years ago, but the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X can do just that.
Already we’ve seen Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, and Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla look jaw-dropping on the new consoles, but there’s so much more to come.
13 big games to look forward to in 2021
God of War: Ragnarok
The hugely-anticipated follow-up to 2018’s masterpiece, God of War: Ragnarok is set to continue the heart-wrenching journey of father and son as Kratos and Atreus deal with the consequences of their actions from the first game.
The latest and greatest adventure from the legendary soldier – Master Chief. Microsoft’s premier franchise promises to deliver more of the epic sci-fi combat that has made the series so famous.
Horizon Forbidden West
After discovering some harrowing truths in 2017’s breakout hit – Horizon Zero Dawn – Aloy returns to embark on an even bigger and bolder adventure, battling the dangerous mechanical beasts that inhabit the land.
Ratchet & Clank: A Rift in Time
Everyone’s favorite lovable duo find themselves in more trouble as they need to quell an unwanted threat across multiple timelines and realities – using more zany weapons, of course.
Gran Turismo 7
Considered by many to be the ultimate showcase of simulated racing perfection. We can expect Polyphony Digital to hone GT7 to absolute, unbridled perfection and deliver the quintessential racing game.
Resident Evil 8 Village
Early indications are that Resident Evil is set to carry on where Resi 7 left off. Only this time with even darker themes and potentially lore-changing narrative beats.
The trailers even show the game bearing resemblance to the sensational Resident Evil 4.
Final Fantasy 16
The series that helped to popularize the JRPG genre is back for a 16th mainline entry in the franchise. Its debut trailer showed more magical monsters, wicked spells, and a glimpse of its next thought-provoking narrative.
How it’s taken this long for a large-scale, RPG Harry Potter game to be made is anyone’s guess, but the wait is nearly over. Choose your house, take the classes, and become a master wizard in the world of Hogwarts.
The unthinkable has happened as Batman is dead. Now, his most famous disciples and students will unite to eradicate the criminals that have taken over Gotham and defeated the city’s greatest hero.
Bethesda’s intriguing new creation is being headed behind the team that made Dishonored, so you can expect some slick and stylish action as you endlessly kill in a never-ending time loop.
Agent 47 returns to finish off the reboot trilogy and conclude his story, and it could be the final one to be made by IO Interactive. Hitman 3 is darker, more mature, and as secretive as ever.
Far Cry 6
It’s Giancarlo Esposito’s turn to try and emulate Vaas, Far Cry’s most iconic villain, and become an unforgettable bad guy. Knowing Ubisoft, the game will be gorgeous, flashy, and consume hours of your life.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
The original Breath of the Wild wasn’t just one of the best games of the generation, it’s statistically one of the best games ever. BOTW2 has a huge standard to live up to, but most Zelda games generally do.
These are 13 great reasons why 2021 is going to be another great year in the annals of gaming history.
Let us know which ones you’re most looking forward to and to see if we’ve missed any that you’re particularly looking forward to.
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