Here’s the initial list of our most anticipated games of 2021, but stay tuned: we will be expanding this list and then updating regularly throughout the year as games release and new titles are announced.
RESIDENT EVIL VILLAGE
Capcom’s survival horror series keeps kicking, shrugging off a bloated and mediocre sixth core entry to deliver 2017’s compelling Resident Evil 7, which shifted gears to a first-person view and even offered optional VR support.
Resident Evil Village (there’s a “VIII” in there) will continue that theme, looping back on the same main character with a return to the first-person horror.
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RATCHET & CLANK: RIFT APART
It’s been a long while since the last fully original Ratchet & Clank game (the last one was a remake), and while Rift Apart largely doesn’t look too different from the usual series formula, the PlayStation 5 hardware unlocks some compelling new twists.
Essentially, the system’s super-speedy SSD storage enables the titular rifts, which let the heroic duo hop between worlds on the fly. Otherwise, this looks like another fun, cartoonish quest with dreamy visuals and amazingly entertaining weapons, and is due in June.
Alkane’s work on Dishonored and Prey made clear that they don’t make typical shooters, and Decathlon is coming to put an exclamation point on that statement.
Death loop takes place within a time loop that keeps repeating unless your assassin lead can take out eight targets – but there’s also a rival assassin on the island looking to muck up your plan.
GOD OF WAR: RAGNAROK
Speaking of brilliant PlayStation 4 exclusives, Sony’s God of War reimagining was among the generation’s best games, and now it’s coming back in 2021 on PlayStation 5.
While not officially confirmed to be called God of War: Ragnar just yet, the first teaser hints at that title and suggests that the Norse mythological event – which led to the end of days – will drive the latest brutally intense adventure.
We should’ve been playing Halo Infinite already, and it was supposed to be the big Xbox Series X/S launch game. Instead, the above trailer showed that it could potentially use a fair bit more polish, and it wasn’t long after blowback that Microsoft and 343 Industries decided to push the shooter sequel into 2021.
Surprisingly, it’s now slated for an autumn release – but the stakes are high here. Halo 5 was a letdown and Halo Infinite is supposed to be the big boost the flagging series needs, so Microsoft can’t afford to rush it.