Games to Watch in 2021: We have discussed the games and games awards of 2020. Now its time to see forward, 2021. The Games to Watch in 2021. Both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launched in November 2020. The launch was accompanied by less fuss than normal, because the corona virus simply throws a spanner in the works. That is a major social problem, but it means that console farmers cannot in any case run the production they would have liked to see. As a result, many gamers are still empty-handed, while a small part of the gaming population has one of the consoles under or next to the TV (and in some cases they have been able to buy both).
A lot of launch games were pretty cool to play, as you can see in our articles about the best games of the moment and the best games of 2020. But what are the titles we can look forward to? Both Sony and Microsoft have a lot of games in the pipeline. Unfortunately, there is an important side note here. It may be that a specific game will be postponed at a later time, so we may not be able to get started in 2021. So, let’s face it: these are the games you can look forward to in 2021.
Games to Watch in 2021
The Hitman games have always been great games, but with the reboot a few years ago, the now independent developer IO Interactive shows well what it has to offer. In Hitman 3, Agent 47 is back: the man with a barcode on his neck must carry out a variety of missions at the risk of his life. The gameplay builds on what we saw in parts 1 and 2, with large, open levels offering multiple options for taking down the many enemy targets. And that of course without being spotted.
The bullet is now through the church: Halo Infinite will be released at the end of 2021 as an exclusive title for Xbox Series X and Series S. The iconic Xbox shooter, with its unparalleled multiplayer, was supposed to be a launch title, but the developer did not meet that deadline. The game is built on a new engine (the basis of a game) and is getting better and better. Loyal Halo fans know what to expect in terms of gameplay, but this time we’re doing it in all-new environments with new stories and characters.
Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart
Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart should become one of the biggest exclusive games to play on your PlayStation 5 this year. When is not yet clear exactly, but for the time being the game has not been moved forward. Ratchet and Clank is a popular platform duo that PlayStation owners have hopefully known for years, because those games guarantee hours of unadulterated gaming fun. The inter-dimensional gameplay at the center of this section seems to use a lot of the horsepower present in the PlayStation 5.
God of War Ragnarok
It may be hopeful, but we have no reason to believe yet why God of War: Ragnarok (aka God of War 2) isn’t coming to PlayStation 5 in 2021. The previous part is one of our favorite games on PlayStation 4, which combines challenge, beautiful environments and a challenging combat system with beautiful visuals, sound design and a special relationship with your virtual son. We hope this new part takes everything that makes the original so good and builds on the bricks laid out back then.
Horizon: Forbidden West
Playing homegrown games remains something special. Once we unlocked the platinum trophy on the PlayStation 4, it felt much more special than many other PS4 titles. The big open world, the cool concept behind the robot dinosaurs and the own twist behind the end of the world: finishing Horizon: Zero Dawn tasted like more. And luckily we’ll get that in 2021 on PlayStation 5, in the form of Horizon: Forbidden West. This time the environment is a bit more tropical, so we expect a strong title in terms of gameplay and graphics.
The developers of popular horror games Layers of Fear and Blair Witch are now working on a new horror game, namely The Medium. This should be a Silent Hill-like video game, where horror and mystery are a good mix. The atmosphere is very important in these types of games, so it is good to see that at least the composer of Silent Hill games is participating in The Medium. In the game we are introduced to Marianne, a medium who lives between two worlds: the real world and of course that of the spirit world.
Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2
A good game that is often overlooked is Hellblade: Senua’s Saga. This is a psychological horror and puzzle game, which leaves quite an impression after playing. So that we are looking forward to Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 we put under the heading understatement. At the time of writing we don’t know anything about the story yet, but it is clear that the game will make optimal use of the next-gen hardware of the Xbox Series X. It also looks like the dark tones of the first part will be preserved. in gameplay and decoration.
Far Cry 6
The Far Cry series has stood for pure and unadulterated entertainment for years. The series is known for its large open world with convincing environment and large amount of enemies. You can put those enemies down in many different ways. Although the game sometimes suffers from ‘typical Ubisoft design’, it is also the case that the enemy characters leave a deep impression on the player. For Far Cry 6 we see that this will be the case again, as none other than Giancarlo Esposito plays the main enemy.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
There are many Games to Watch in 2021 but we only selected few. Last of them is Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. This may not immediately be a title that is on your radar, but we can recommend that you put it on it. This is the sequel to a cult classic that can best be described as ‘Deus Ex, but with vampires’. This new part takes that first part as a basis, but adds modern ideas to the formula. In this part, we see that The Masquerade is broken – and that while it just kept those vampires hidden. As a result, war breaks out between different factions, in which you can get involved with your self-developed character.