11 Best Upcoming Video Games In 2021 You Should Be Excited About

Video games coming in 2021 you should look forward to playing.

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Despite being a global disaster, 2020 was one of the greatest years for the gaming industry. More people got into gaming because of being stuck home during coronavirus lockdown. Also, several popular titles such as The Last of Us Part 2 and Cyberpunk 2077 came out this year. However, as we are getting close to leaving behind 2020, gaming enthusiasts are already excited about the upcoming video games in 2021.

Multiple awaited video game titles are scheduled for release in 2021, and it is hard to keep track of all of them. That is why we have listed down the 11 best upcoming video games of 2021 that you should be excited about. So, without any further ado, let’s get started.

Best Upcoming Video Games In 2021

S.No Upcoming Video Games 2021 Release Date
1 Far Cry 6 TBA (2021)
2 Gotham Knights TBA (2021)
3 God Of War Ragnarok TBA (2021)
4 Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time Remake March 18, 2021
5 Hitman 3 January 20, 2021
6 Horizon Forbidden West TBA(2021)
7 Ratchet And Clank: A Rift Apart TBA(2021)
8 Halo Infinite TBA (2021)
9 Lord Of The Rings: Gollum TBA(2021)
10 Resident Evil 8: Village TBA (2021)
11 Back 4 Blood June 22, 2021

1. Far Cry 6

Ubisoft Toronto’s Far Cry 6 is definitely one of the best upcoming video games of 2021. As suggested by the name, the first-person shooter is the sixth installment of the fan-favorite Far Cry series.

The major highlight of Far Cry 6 is that the actor, Giancarlo Esposito, will take the role of a fascist dictator in the video game. For those who don’t know, Giancarlo Esposito is the same actor who did the role of Gus Fring in the Breaking Bad TV series.

The action-adventure video game was originally set to release on February 18, 2021. However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the developers said that Far Cry 6 would be delayed. Nevertheless, you can still expect it to release in 2021.

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia
Release Date: February 18, 2021 (Delayed)

2. Gotham Knights

The action role-playing game, Gotham Knights, is another big video game title set to release in 2021. The game is under development by WB Games Montreal, the same studio that gave us Batman: Arkham Origins.

The story of Gotham Knights is set after the death of Batman and James Gordon. With them gone, Gotham’s criminals are stronger than ever. That is why Batman’s allies, Robin, Red Hood, Batgirl, and Nightwing, comes together to protect Batman’s beloved city from chaos.

WB Games released the first story and gameplay trailer of Gotham Knights in August 2020 during DC fandom. Instantly, it became one of the most-awaited upcoming video games of 2021.

Platforms: Windows, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
Release Date: TBA (2021)

3. God Of War Ragnarok

Santa Monica Studio’s ‘God Of War Ragnarok‘ is one of the most awaited upcoming games for 2021. The studio announced the sequel for 2018’s God Of War in September 2020. Since then, players are eager to continue the story of Kratos and Atreus.

God of War Ragnarok will be exclusive to PlayStation 5, and as of now, there’s no word if the game will be available for PS4.

After a long wait, God Of War Ragnarok is confirmed to release in 2021. However, right now, there is no exact release date for the game.

Platforms: PS5
Release Date: TBA (2021)

4. Prince Of Persia: Sands Of Time Remake

Ubisoft’s Prince of Persia video game franchise was loved by millions of players worldwide. With the introduction of Assassin’s Creed, Ubisoft said its goodbye to Prince of Persia. However, a few months back, in the second Ubisoft Forward event, the French video game developer surprised everyone by announcing the Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time Remake.

Ubisoft Mumbai is developing the remake of the beloved Prince of Persia game, and it is set to release in 2021. What’s more, is that the developers are building the game from the ground up; from voice acting to combat, everything is being remastered from scratch. So, you could see why it is one of the most awaited upcoming video games of 2021.

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date: March 18, 2021

5. Hitman 3

The third and final installment of the World of Assassination Trilogy, Hitman 3 is set to release on January 20, 2021.

After the events of Hitman 1 and 2, Agent 47 will go on the most dangerous mission of his entire life. Interestingly, Agent 47 will carry out several dangerous assassinations around the globe. So, players will get to explore different countries in Hitman 3, and as confirmed by IQ Interactive, Agent 47’s journey will start from Dubai.

So, if you’re wondering which upcoming video games you should look forward to in 2021, Hitman 3 is definitely one of them.

Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows, Stadia, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: January 20, 2021

6. Horizon Forbidden West

The sequel of Horizon Zero Dawn, Horizon Forbidden West, will continue the story of Aloy. Our favorite huntress of the Nora tribe will go on a quest to stop a mysterious plague in a machine dominated world.

Guerrilla Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment plans to release Horizon Forbidden West in 2021 exclusively for PS4 and PS4. The upcoming role-playing game is one of the most awaited games of 2021. The first game was an incredible success and received remarkable reviews from both players and critics. That is why players around the world are desperate to play the sequel of the game.

Platforms: PS4, PS5
Release Date: TBA(2021)

7. Ratchet And Clank: A Rift Apart

Ratchet And Clank’s second installment, A Rift Apart, is scheduled to release in 2021 exclusively for PS5. In the upcoming third-person shooter, we’ll see Ratchet and Clank traveling through different dimensions to stop an evil villain.

In Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart, you’ll see different gadgets, new amazing worlds, and some dangerous and beautiful creatures. So, if you’re planning to play some amazing upcoming video games in 2021, then Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart should be on your wish list; that if you are a console player.

Platforms: PS5
Release Date: TBA(2021)

8. Halo Infinite

Halo Infinite, the sixth major installment in the Halo series, is set after Halo 5: Guardians. After delaying it multiple times, 343 Industries now plans to release the game in late 2021. However, the exact release date is yet to be announced.

Halo is one of the most popular first-person shooter games, which is exclusive to Microsoft’s Xbox. That is why Xbox enthusiasts are desperate to try out Halo Infinite in 2021. In the upcoming video games in 2021, you’ll play as Master Chief, who is on a journey to save the human race and defeat the mercenary group, The Banished.

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, Windows
Release Date: TBA (2021)

9. Lord Of The Rings: Gollum

Rejoice, Lord of the Rings fans, because the upcoming video game based on Gollum is scheduled to release in 2021. Developed by Daedalic Entertainment, the action-adventure video game is based on the worldwide popular Lord of the Rings books.

As the game’s description suggests, there are several stories about Gollum that haven’t been explored yet. So, in the upcoming 2021 video game, you’ll witness the entire journey of Gollum. Of course, the video game will allow players to make their own in-game decisions; however, every decision will impact the personality of Gollum in the long-run.

Platforms: PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Windows, PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Release Date: TBA(2021)

10. Resident Evil 8: Village

Resident Evil VIII is the eighth major entry in the survival horror video game franchise by CAPCOM.

The story of Resident Evil: Village is set a few years after Resident Evil 7’s events. Ethan Winters finally found moved on to his new life along with his wife. However, because of Chris Redfield, Ethan is dragged into other messy situations involving ugly and dangerous monsters. For those of you who don’t know, Chris Redfield was a popular character in previous Resident Evil games, so it is exciting to make a comeback in the upcoming Resident Evil game.

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows
Release Date: TBA (2021)

11. Back 4 Blood

If you’re a fan of multiplayer survival horror games, you should be excited about Back 4 Blood.

Coming from Turtle Rock Studios, the same studio that gave us Left 4 Dead, Back 4 Blood is a multiplayer zombie game. In the game, you have to survive the zombie apocalypse with 3 other players. In case you’re short of friends, you can move forward in the game with 3 AI teammates.

Back 4 Blood is scheduled to release on June 22, 2021. So, it’s one of the best upcoming games in 2021 that you should definitely look forward to playing this summer.

Platforms: PS5, PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Windows
Release Date: June 22, 2021

Do Try These Upcoming Video Games In 2021

That’s it; these are the 11 best upcoming video games in 2021 that you should look forward to next year. Of course, there are multiple other amazing titles scheduled to release throughout 2021. So, we’ll keep updating the list in the future by including more upcoming popular video game titles of 2021.

Delayed Video Games Release

Hogwarts Legacy (Delayed To 2022)

Avalanche’s Hogwarts Legacy was set to release in 2021 for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. However, recently, the studio pushed back the upcoming harry potter game’s release date to 2022.

Set in the 1800s, Hogwarts Legacy will take you on an incredible journey of wizards. Of course, by now, you must have realized that Hogwarts Legacy’s story is set before the events of Harry Potter.

Hogwarts Legacy will let you explore an open-world, where you can attend classes to learn new magical spells. The role-playing aspect of the game will allow players to build their own legacy in the world of wizards. You could say that the massive world of Hogwarts Legacy makes it one of the best upcoming video games.

Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, PS5, Windows, PS4, and Xbox One
Release Date: TBA(2022)

Shivam Gulati

Shivam Gulati

Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings. He enjoys gaming in particular, so he tries to keep track of what’s new in the gaming community and write about it. Visit his Gaming Channel IntroGamers on YouTube.
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