the 27 Upcoming Games of 2021 to Be Excited About

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Here are all the hottest new upcoming video games to be released In 2021 and beyond on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

Well, New games for 2021 and beyond get stronger with each passing month, especially when it comes to adding new games to this awesome coming list.

Oh and some confirmed release dates and delicious teasers. Of course, there is still a lot set to arrive this year and next with no confirmed release date, but the upcoming games for 2021 and beyond will be very exciting.

Across all platforms, there are tons of noteworthy games trending for PCs and consoles in 2021. From RPGs to indie games and much more, there’s sure to be something for you.

Be it for Ps4, Ps5, Pc, Xbox, or Nintendo Switch, In this article, you will find the 27 best upcoming video games for 2021.

27. Outriders

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X
Release date: April 1, 2021

Kicking off the list of the best upcoming video games of 2021 with ” Outriders”. A brand new shooter IP from People Can Fly, published by Square Enix. You play as a member of humanity forced to flee Earth and land on a planet called Enoch.

However, a massive storm called The Anomaly is forcing them back into the cold. However, when they wake up, they find themselves imbued with ridiculous powers.

Well, It’s a diamond effect that meets Dom and so are we.

26. Returnal

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Platforms: PS5
Release date: April 30, 2021

Next up we have one of the best first PS5 exclusive games of the yearn, which is also Housemarque’s return to the genre he made a name for himself, blending his patented arcade-em-up style into a story driven by the third-person adventure of the video game Returnal.

You play Celine, an astronaut stuck on a hellish day of the Groundhog type, as she tries endlessly to make her way out of the recurring cycle of death.

Therefore, You know, exactly what kind of light fun you want to see in the spring months.

25. New Pokemon Snap

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Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release date: April 30

Behold one of the top classic video games ever, the 1999 oldy finally got an upcoming sequel of 2021 – albeit called the New Pokemon Snap.

You’ll be able to explore beaches, forests, deserts and more while you shoot the more than 200 Pokemon you’ll find there.

You’ll also be tasked with investigating the mysterious Illumina as well in the Lental District, so it’s not just wildlife viewing.

24. Resident Evil 8: Village


Platform(s): PS5, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: May 7, 2021

Resident Evil Village 2021 is the upcoming new sequel to Resident Evil 7, and takes place a few years after the events of the last game.

Ethan returns to find himself in a new place of trouble in a mysterious village as he searches for answers.

In the trailer, we see the familiar face of Chris Redfield appear, and he is said to have set off a chain of events that lead Ethan to this strange new setting. But why is Chris there? Is it friend or foe?

Trailer leaves us a lot of questions. We also see the great werewolf-like creature feature, which will undoubtedly be a new type of enemy that we have to face.

23. Deathloop

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Platform(s):  PS5 (timed exclusive), PC 
Release date: May 21, 2021

Imagine Groundhog Day, but you two kill each other who end up killing each other every day, and then the nausea repeats.

Okay, this is Dithloop. One of the best upcoming games of 2021, it takes place in the mysterious black coral reef, in what has been described as “a time of madness”.

In the development in Arkane Lyon, it’s clear that our killers have very different ideas of their current situation.

Juliana wants to protect her, while Cole hopes to break free from the never-ending episode, what they always do is kill each other. Repeatedly.

22. Back 4 Blood

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Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: June 22, 2021

Left 4 Dead 3 In all but the name, Back 4 Blood is the same four-player co-op zombie experience you’d expect from the Valve series – only without Valve’s involvement.

We dig deeper into the latest version of the game and we can confirm that it has the same frantic energy as the Left 4 Dead games, humor, distinctive style, and of course, lots and lots of zombies. Ah Yeah, you gotta wait for this upcoming game of 2021 Because, It’s going to be a pretty mess.

21. Mario Golf: Super Rush

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Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Release date: June 25, 2021

From one of the best games of all times comes Mario and his pals wearing tweed caps and flat caps once again in the upcoming all-new 2021 Mario Golf.

This time, you’ll get a story mode to play with, which will feature your Mii characters as they compete in challenges, and earn experience points to boost their stats.

And yes, there are motion controls. U.S. too.

20. Solar Ash

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Platforms: PS4, PS5, PC
Release date: June 2021

Solar Ash is one of the latest video games from Hyper Light Drifter and in the upcoming june 2021 you’ll see players travel through a crack in space known as Ultravoid, which happens to engulf entire worlds.

The game is a completely personal experience, as the characters must find solace in one another while looking to advance their struggle to something more optimistic.

19. Little Devil Inside

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Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, PC
Release date: July 2021

After starting life as a Kickstarter project, Little Devil Inside has already appeared in the PS5 big screen in 2020.

It’s an RPG with survival elements, with little sense of humor. Set in the Victorian era, you are tasked with discovering – and fighting – a host of strange monsters. It just looks like fun.

18. Ghostwire: Tokyo

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Platform(s): PS5 (timed exclusive), PC
Release date: October 2021

As people begin to evaporate from Twico’s neon-lit streets, something is clearly not quite right.

In Ghostwire: Mysterious, weird characters in Tokyo begin to patrol the streets, terrorizing monsters based on Japanese myths and traditions.

It’s made by the same studio that brought you the survival horror The Evil Inside, which is promising. Especially since it seems like it is full of supernatural entities, supernatural events, conspiracies and astrology.

17. Stray

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Platform(s): PS5, PS4, PC
Release date: October 2021

Have you ever wanted avideo games where you play a street kitten? Well in 2021 it will be your chance.

This is Stray, and as the title suggests, you play a stray cat exploring a cyberpunk world full of robots.

Because of your stature, you’ll be able to sneak under cars, climb rooftops, and even be a little sneaky.

Your mission is to decipher an ancient mystery to escape from this long-forgotten city, with the help of a small drone, known only as the B12.

16. Sable


Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: TBC 2021

With great art style, an original soundtrack, and an interesting premise, the sable is one of the upcoming games of 2021 that really looks very promising.

From indie developer Shedworks, you’ll play a sable that takes off in the game “Skating”, which is said to be a rite of passage that will have you traveling through vast deserts.

During your adventure in the landscapes, you can explore them any way you want at your own pace.

From traveling on your bike (yes, you have a Hoover), to climbing ruins, or walking on foot, you can solve puzzles and meet other nomads who might just ask for your help.

15. Kena: Bridge of Spirits

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Platform(s): PS4, PS5, PC (Epic Games Store)
Release date: TBC 2021

This new upcoming and exciting adventure video game from the developer Ember Lab sees you play Kena, a young spirit guide who sets out to find a sacred mountain shrine in an abandoned village inhabited by trapped spirits.

Kena is also joined by adorable little misty spirits known as Rot that we immediately want from the plush.

To help you along the way, you can collect Rot throughout your journey to gain abilities and change the environment around you to progress. It sure gives some Pikmin vibes and a lot of charm.

14. Open Roads

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Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: TBC 2021

Prepare for a wild ride with Tess Devine and her mother, Opal, as they reveal their family’s secrets.

After discovering the notes and messages hidden in their attic, mother and daughter make trips to visit the family’s old abandoned property to learn more about the family’s history.

By revisiting the memories each property holds, Open Roads explores the relationship between Tess and Opal and takes them on a “journey into the past they will never forget.”

From Fullbright, developer of Gone Home and Tacoma video games, this 2021 upcoming high-profile adventure features the voice acting talents of Keri Russel and Kaitlyn Dever.

13. Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart

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Platform: PS5
Release date: TBC 2021

An all-new 2021 Ratchet and Clank adventure from Insomniac games is upcoming somewhere in 2021 exclusively for the PS5, and it’s an epic dimensional shattering adventure.

Dr. Nevarius gets his Dimensionator tearing holes between worlds, and pulling the Hero duo with him.

There will be new gadgets, new worlds and more to discover in Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart, including the new, playable, female Lombax from another dimension.

12. Boyfriend Dungeon


Platform(s): PC, Nintendo Switch
Release date: TBC 2021

Boyfriend Dungeon from Kitfox Game lets you set the history of your weapons. It really makes sense. If you think about it, fighting side-by-side in close quarters is the perfect setting for romance to blossom.

You get a summer job battling critters in “dunj,” and it’s here that you discover that your weapons can turn into historyable bachelors who also happen to be cuddly.

Any money you earn can be used to take out your weapon on romantic adventures, and as you fight together to remove an invasion of monsters your bond will grow.

With a comprehensive cast of characters and romance, this dungeon dating mix already looks like one of the most swoon-worthy upcoming indie games releases of 2021.

11. Far Cry 6

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Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: TBC 2021

Yes that’s right. Far Cry games franchise will be back again in 2021, the new 6 sequel is set in Yara, which has been described as “a tropical paradise frozen in time,” Far Cry 6 sees you play the role of a local Yaran named Dani Rojas.

By taking on the role of a guerrilla fighter, she set out to bring down the dictatorship regime of Anton Castillo (played by Giancarlo Esposito).

As the leader of Yara, Castillo wants to return the nation to its former glory, and he is willing to do so by any means necessary.

10. Halo Infinite

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Release date: 2021

Carrying an odd new header and working on an all-new game engine known as Slipspace, Halo Infinite’s first trailer almost seems to indicate that the next Master Chief’s adventure will have MMO features, or at least open-ended and sandbox-like flavor.

That instantly familiar shot of his armor also sparks a potential technical cut for everyone’s favorite Spartan, though the plot details are still shabby for now.

MMO or otherwise, the upcoming 2021 Halo: Infinite could be just the best Halo games comeback we’ve all been waiting for.

9. 12 Minutes

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Release date: TBC 2021

Nomada’s interactive 12-minute thriller has been on our radar since the studio debuted at E3 2019. You play as a pair stuck in a 12-minute time loop.

A romantic evening with your wife quickly turns into a nightmare when a police officer breaks into your house and accuses your wife of murder.

Suddenly you go back to the moment before it all, and as you go through each time loop, you have to work to change your destiny and break the cycle once and for all.

Inspired by The Shining, Memento and Rear Window, it’s easily one of the most interesting indie games to look forward to in 2021.

8. Psychonauts 2

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, PS4
Release date: TBC 2021

The original Psychonauts is a cult classic that everyone who plays it loves, and it set the tone for all of Double Fine’s following games: fun, quirky, imaginative, and relentlessly witty.

Now, more than ten years after their first adventure at Whispering Rock Psychic summer camp began, Raz, Lili and the elite members of Psychonauts are back for yet another 3D platform adventure.

By capturing where the PSVR-exclusive Rhombus of Ruin stopped, Psychonauts 2 promises more bizarre, vibrant mental landscapes to explore as Raz runs and jumps around the inner thoughts of the unique and often funny characters.

7. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time remake

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Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release date: TBC 2021

Ubisoft brings back one of the most memorable games of the PS2 / Xbox / Gamecube era with a remake of Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

It might seem surprising to a long-standing studio, but this marks Ubisoft’s first complete remake, distinct from other titles that they have simply redesigned for newer hardware.

However, The Sands of Time edition is very faithful to the original, only with modern graphics and gameplay.

6. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

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Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, PS4
Release date: TBC 2021

After the first Vampire Masquerade: Bloodlines was released in 2004, nothing has come close to a great vampire RPG since then.

Fortunately, Hardsuit Labs and Paradox Interactive bring the bloodlines back in time with a sequel that promises to take us on an immersive role-playing experience as a vampire thrown into the vampire world in Seattle.

As a newborn vampire, you will find yourself caught in the blood trade war between rival factions of vampires.

With dialogue options, alliances to make, and choices to make, Bloodlines 2 is one of the best new 2021 video game to get excited about, it will be available for Pc, Xbox one, and PS4. Hence, It appears that it will take shape to fill the void left by the first game.

5. Lord of the Rings: Gollum

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Platform(s): PS5, Xbox Series X
Release date: TBC 2021

Prepare yourself to become precious with Lord of the Rings: Gollum, an all-new game from Daedalic Entertainment where you unsurprisingly play the role of Gollum.

Starting at Barad-dûr, the castle of Mordor where Gollum is being held, the game will take you through several Middle-Earth locations with promises of “gigantic and continuous environments, each with multiple mission missions and a host of friendly or unfriendly faces” – according to the developer in an interview with Edge magazine anyway.

Aesthetically, this new game of 2021 is inspired by Tolkien’s special graphics and plays like an adventure and stealth game that takes advantage of Gollum’s dual characters as well.

4. Chorus


Platform(s): Xbox Series X, Xbox One
Release date: TBC 2021

Name me another game in which you play as a conscious spacecraft. Come on, try. Well, hello to Chorus, the new spaceflight combat shooter, where you play Nara and Forsaken, their superstar conscious.

Taking the genre straight to the next generation of consoles, Chorus looks so cool, blending exploration across the universe with outmatching your enemies in an epic mission to free a persecuted galaxy.

3. Horizon Forbidden West

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Platform(s): PS5
Release date: TBC 2021

Horizon Forbidden West is officially back for the 2017 sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, and this time we’ll embark on a post-apocalyptic journey to San Francisco in America.

The 2021 trailer that debuted during Sony’s Future of Video Games event showed Horizon Forbidden West upcoming to PS5, featuring gorgeous, vibrant landscapes, new big machine creatures, and most interestingly – underwater sequences.

No doubt we’ll have more puzzles to uncover when we return to the unique world of Guerrilla Games when it finally launches on the next-gen console.

2. Gotham Knights

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Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: TBC 2021

WB Games Montreal is working on a brand new Batman, but there is a problem – where is Batman

The Gotham Knights takes charge of protecting what the studio calls “the most dynamic and interactive Gotham City yet,” with unique abilities and skill trees available to each of the four musketeers – Red Hood, Nightwing, Robin and Batgirl.

It’s an on-off, squeaky co-op, with open-world action and adventure gameplay. Expect to see a lot of DC villains trying to conquer Gotham in the absence of Batman, which means that Gotham Knights will definitely have their hands full.

But, with the extremely martial look of Batman: Arkham-esque, you’ll have tons of tricks up your sleeve.

1. Atomic Heart

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Platform(s): PS5, Xbox Series X, PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release date: TBC 2021

Atomic Heart is a strange atmospheric horror shooting game with some of the most amazing monsters we’ve seen in recent memory, and we can’t look away.

Originally announced in 2020, Mundfish announced the miserable USSR vision equipped with robots and holograms, and is slated to be upcoming and launched on PS5, Ps4, Xbox Series X, PC and other last-generation games consoles sometime in 2021.

Despite a planned release on last-generation consoles, the game is billed as a next-gen experience, with a 4K trailer and Ray Trac trailer showing the benefits of playing on the latest hardware.

But aside from the realistic shadows and reflections, we’re sure you won’t soon forget the grim scenes you’ll encounter in Atomic Heart regardless of the platform.

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