We’re almost at the end of 2020 and fortunately for gamers everywhere, 2021 is looking quite promising. A bunch of new games are being released and some of them look great. Here are our highlights of the biggest games set to come out in 2021.
First up on the list is Outriders. Outriders is a third-person looter shooter featuring four different playable classes, all of which have unique abilities. We’ve got the Trickster who can manipulate time, the Pyromancer who handles fire, the Devastator who seems to enjoy seismic attacks, and the Technomancer who is Outriders‘ take on the summoner class.
The game is set in a recently colonized alien planet called Enoch, and it’s the players’ job to survive this hostile planet by shootin’, lootin’, and using the powers they acquired from the Anomaly. The game delivers major Destiny 2 -slash-Remnant: From the Ashes vibes. One final important tidbit: Outriders it will not feature a PvP mode at launch.
Little Nightmares 2
Little Nightmares 2 is an adventure horror game that starts right after Six manages to escape the Maw in the original Little Nightmares. She meets Mono, who she works with in order to walk around the ruined metropolis known as the Pale City, and together they try to free everyone in the city from the TV transmissions that the evil Thin Man uses to brainwash them.
If you’re into cyberpunk, then you might want to check out The Ascent. The whole game takes place in a dystopian world known as Veles, that happens to be controlled by a corporation named The Ascent Group, which suddenly and mysteriously collapses.
The player’s job is to figure out what happened to The Ascent Group, and stop the many hostile factions from taking control.
I’ve got great news for Harry Potter fans. You might not have received a Hogwarts letter of acceptance when you were 11, but you have a new chance to be a part of the Harry Potter world. Hogwarts Legacy follows the story of a Hogwarts student.
The player gets to choose their favorite Hogwarts House and even which classes they wish to attend. There is a vast open-world to explore, including iconic places like Hogsmeade Village, the Forbidden Forest, and many others.
Players will learn to cast spells, brew potions, tame magical creatures, and even learn to counter the dark arts.
Insurgency: Sandstorm is a FPS which released on PC back in 2018, it is now being published on other platforms.
This game caught my attention for its realistic gameplay. The weapons work similarly to real life, which is pretty awesome, plus it is difficult to win without good teamwork.
There are a lot of improvements from the first Insurgency, like better visuals, more fire support, night vision, and character personalization.
Praey For The Gods
Praey For The Gods is a survival game where the main character is stranded on a frozen island and has to survive with the resources she comes by. That means looking for food, water, shelter, and weapons, since this frozen island is full of hostile creatures.
Once the basic survival resources are gathered, players then venture out to face off against behemoths, also known as Gods, and defeat them. Each God has a unique fighting skill and unique weak points so, in order to defeat them, the players must study them and search for clues to their vulnerabilities.
One word of advice: don’t underestimate the survival part, as the more hungry or tired the character gets, the weaker she is when fighting Gods.
Far Cry 6
For those of you who played the previous games in the series, there’s no need for explaining. However, if you are unfamiliar with this franchise, you’re in for a lot to discover here, and I’d recommend you start by playing the older games.
Far Cry 6 is a first-person shooter with a deep narrative. It takes place on a fictional Caribbean Island by the name of Yara, where the player controls a guerrilla fighter called Dani Rojas, who has made it his mission to dethrone the island’s dictator, Antón Castillo, and return the island to its former glory.
I love the Halo franchise. The whole military sci-fi setting, interstellar wars, fighting off an alliance of aliens called the Covenant, and the fact that I could play the main campaign as a duo – it was all great. And now we’re getting a new chapter in the series: Halo Infinite.
As far as the story goes, the developers are keeping it a secret, so there is not much to be said here. However, we do know that Master Chief is the main character in the game again, and that the story happens after the events of Halo 5.
— Halo (@Halo) July 31, 2020
We also know that Forge mode is making a comeback in Halo Infinite. There will also be a Halo ring, and micro-transactions are also to be included in the game. We can also count on new armor designs, weapon skins, and new weapons altogether. My favorite part is that Halo Infinite will have an open world of sorts, meaning we’ll have a lot more to do in the game.
Last but not least, the multiplayer mode will be 100% free-to-play.
Resident Evil: Village
Resident Evil is getting a 10th game in the series, and if you’re a fan you might want to check it out. The game is a sequel to Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, and follows the story of Ethan, who together with Chris Redfield finds a mysterious village in Europe and… everything else about the story is being kept a secret. Our own Andrew Gonzalez has some strong opinions about Resident Evil: Village already.
Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2
Everyone who knows me, knows I love games where your actions change the course of the story, and Vampire The Masquerade: Bloodlines 2 is a perfect example of that idea done right. Every action you make affects the narrative, and the discipline and abilities you choose will set you on a certain path.
The game gives off a Vampyr or perhaps even The Dark Pictures Anthology vibe, and I love it. The story is set in a version of Seattle seemingly run by vampires. The city has different factions, and the player can choose their own path.
The game begins with the player as a human who is attacked and converted by a vampire. The player must learn to control their new urges, and survive the hostile world while managing complex vampire politics.
The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes
Speaking of The Dark Pictures Anthology, it’s is getting a new game, House of Ashes, and I am quite excited about it. The game will take place right after Little Hope, and it will lead players in a new exciting and scary story, where all their actions will lead to the group’s survival or death.
Warhammer 40K: Darktide
Warhammer 40K: Darktide is a 4-player cooperative first-person shooter set in the dark sci-fi Warhammer universe, and a spiritual success to Vermintide 2.
There is not much we know about the story, but we do know that it will be focused on a squadron of Imperial Guard soldiers who set out to investigate a cult deep in the bowels of the Atome Prime hive city. We also know that one of the playable classes will be an Ogryn, which is just excellent.
Last but not least, the sequel to Blizzard’s iconic hero shooter Overwatch seems to be headed for a Q1 2021 release.