Best Upcoming Games For 2021
While 2020 was not a good year for the world in terms of the global health crisis and the subsequent lockdowns, it was a great year for gaming. We saw the new generations of GPUs for gaming PCs, and disc and digital editions for the Xbox and PlayStation. 2020 also marked the release of long-awaited, critically acclaimed games like The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Doom Eternal, Cyberpunk 2077, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and more.
At halfway through 2021, we have seen plenty of new releases for all major gaming platforms. Read on as we take a closer look at some of the best upcoming games of 2021.
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Horizon Forbidden West
This sequel to the critically-acclaimed 2017 Playstation 4 title Horizon Zero Dawn is all set for a 2021 release. While its predecessor was a PS4 exclusive at first, it was recently released for PC to universal acclaim. Horizon Forbidden West continues the story of Aloy in the post-apocalyptic world with faster and smoother performance and a promise of truly next-gen graphic fidelity, making it one of the most anticipated titles of 2021.
Halo has been one of the flagship titles of Xbox throughout its lifetime, and Halo Infinite promises to breathe new life into the fan-favorite shooter with next-gen performance and graphics. The game was originally set to release last year but got delayed to Fall 2021. Although an exact release date is not known, Halo Infinite is one of the most anticipated titles for this year.
Fans of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series rejoice! Harry Potter enthusiasts have longed for a good RPG set in the magical universe for decades, and their wish is finally coming true with Hogwarts Legacy. Although Harry, Ron, and Hermione are not the titular characters in this gaming adaptation of the Hogwarts universe, there is no doubt that the game will find wild global success once it releases later this year.
Far Cry 6
The sixth installment in the Far Cry gaming series will be released later this year on all major gaming platforms. The game features Breaking Bad and The Mandalorian star Giancarlo Esposito as the villainous dictator of a fictional totalitarian regime. The guerilla soldier fighting game will combine its conventional RPG formula with next-generation performance and graphics.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is the much-anticipated follow-up to one of the most popular games of the decade. The game promises to build on its wildly successful open-world formula with a brand-new campaign and countless hidden treasures for players to find.