Here are the most interesting new games coming to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC in 2021 and beyond.
Biggest Games Coming Out in 2021 and beyond are being announced at a breakneck pace. From late August to the end of 2022, a slew of new games will fill stores with new experiences across all platforms.
We keep this list of Best 15 Future games current by adding all major new titles on all platforms as they are announced, including those for the new Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles, as well as PC and Switch. Therefore, be sure to add these new games, as well as upcoming Xbox Series X titles, upcoming Switch titles, new PC titles, and upcoming PS5 titles, to your wishlist.
There is a slew of noteworthy games coming to PC and consoles in 2021 across all platforms. From massive RPGs to artsy indies and much more, there’s bound to be something for everyone here.
Below, you’ll find everything worth waiting for in 2021 and beyond – on every platform.
1. 12 minutes
Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Date of release: August 19, 2021
Since the studio revealed a trailer at E3 2019, Nomada’s interactive thriller 12 Minutes has been firmly on our radar. You take on the role of a husband who is trapped in a 12-minute time loop. A beautiful evening with your wife rapidly becomes a nightmare when a police officer enters your home and accuses your wife of murder. Suddenly, you’re transported back to the moment before everything began, and as you progress through each time loop, you must work to alter your fate and finally break the cycle. It’s easily one of the most intriguing indie titles to look forward to in 2020, drawing inspiration from The Shining, Memento, and Rear Window.
2. Psychonauts II
Platform(s): PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4
Date of release: August 25, 2021
Psychonauts is the kind of cult classic that everyone who plays adores, and it established the tone for all of Double Fine’s subsequent games: lighthearted, eccentric, inventive, and endlessly intelligent. After more than a decade since their first experience at Whispering Rock Psychic Summer Camp, Raz, Lili, and the Psychonauts’ elite members have returned for another mind-bending, 3D platforming adventure. Psychonauts 2 picks up where the PSVR-exclusive Rhombus of Ruin left off, promising more imaginative, vibrant mental mindscapes to explore as Raz sprints and hops about the inner thoughts of eccentric, frequently funny people.
3. Life is Strange: True Colors
Platform(s): PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and Stadia
Date of release: September 10, 2021
Life is Strange: True Colors is the next installment in Deck Nine’s graphic adventure series (the team behind Life is Strange: Before the Storm). Alex Chen, a young woman with a terrible foster care history, reunites with her brother only to have him dead in a mystery accident. She’ll employ her psychic empathy abilities to read and manipulate the emotions of others in order to uncover the truth about her brother’s death.
Platform(s): PS5 (timed exclusive), PC
Date of release: September 14, 2021
Assume Groundhog Day, except you and your partner are two assassins who end up killing each other every day, and then repeating ad nauseam. That is Deathloop. The game takes place in the enigmatic Black Reef, during what is referred to as a “period of lunacy.” At Arkane Lyon, it’s evident that our two assassins have diametrically opposed views on their current predicament. Juliana wishes to safeguard it, while Cole wishes to escape their never-ending cycle, but what they always do is murder one another. Repeatedly.
5. Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, and PC (Epic Games Store)
Date of release: September 21, 2021
Amid this new and endearing adventure from developer Ember Lab, you take on the role of Kena, a young spirit guide on a quest to locate a sacred mountain shrine hidden in an abandoned village teeming with trapped spirits. Kena is also accompanied by beautiful little fuzzy spirits dubbed the Rot, of which we instantly want a plushie. Assisting you in your adventure, you can acquire Rot to gain skills and alter the environment around you in order to proceed. It definitely has a Pikmin vibe and a lot of charm.
Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC
Date of release: September 23, 2021
Sable looks and sounds really promising already, with a great art style, an original soundtrack, and an intriguing storyline. You play as Sable, who embarks on her “gliding,” which is claimed to be a rite of passage that will take you through wide deserts. While traversing the environment, you are free to explore it in any way you desire at your own time. You can solve puzzles and meet other nomads while riding on your hoverbike (yep, you have a hoverbike), climbing ruins, or strolling on foot.
7. Far Cry 6
Platform(s): PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC
Date of release: October 7, 2021
That is correct. Far Cry is making a comeback. Set in Yara, a “tropical paradise frozen in time,” Far Cry 6 casts you as Dani Rojas, a local Yaran. As a guerilla warrior, you set out to overthrow Anton Castillo’s totalitarian regime (played by Giancarlo Esposito). As Yara’s leader, Castillo is determined to restore the nation to its former splendor, and he is willing to use any means necessary to accomplish it.
8. Metroid Fear
Nintendo Switch platform(s)
Date of release: October 8, 2021
For the first time in 19 years, a new 2D Metroid game is on the horizon. Metroid Dread will conclude the saga that began in 1986 and will introduce the 2D Metroid games to the Nintendo Switch for the first time. It borrows ideas from Metroid: Samus Returns for the 3DS, but also from Alien: Isolation. New robotic adversaries known as the E.M.M.I. will pursue Samus as soon as they detect her passing through their patrol zones. By utilizing new abilities such as a Phantom Cloak that temporarily renders Samus invisible, you may just be able to dodge them. However, expect to run – a lot.
9. Back 4 Blood
PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC
Date of release: October 12, 2021
Back 4 Blood is, in all but name, the same four-player co-op zombie experience as the Valve franchise – minus the Valve involvement. We dug into the game’s recent alpha and can confirm that it retains the same frantic pace as the Left 4 Dead series, as well as the humor, distinct style, and, of course, an abundance of zombies. It’s going to be glorious mayhem.
10. Battlefield 2042
PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC
Date of release: October 22, 2021
Battlefield is back, and this time we’re heading near future. When Battlefield 2042 debuts later this year, the game will feature massive 128-player engagements via its all-out combat modes Conquest and Breakthrough. There will be additional content, like Hazard Zone, but the true draw is the massive, dynamic areas located around the globe. Each of them will feature constantly shifting battle conditions and gameplay obstacles, challenging players to adapt to sandstorms, rocket launches, and tornadoes.
11. Guardians of the Galaxy by Marvel
Platform(s): Xbox Series X, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X, Xbox One, and PC
Date of release: October 26, 2021
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, developed by Eidos Montreal, is a completely new Marvel game. You’ll take on the role of Star-Lord, leading the Guardians as they attempt to redeem the universe from an (accidental) crisis they created. While you will be playing entirely as Star-Lord, you will be responsible for the team’s actions and will be able to command them in battle as well. Additionally, it’s set to an appropriately awesome 1980s soundtrack.
12. Age of Empires IV
Date of release: October 28, 2021
Age of Empires 4 will allow players to relive history through a campaign that spans eight civilizations throughout history, from Joan of Arc’s battles against the English to Genghis Khan’s conquest of Asia. You’ll be tasked with the responsibility of constructing towns, managing your resources, and leading your men into battle on land and water. Four unique campaigns span over 500 years of history, from the Dark Ages to the Renaissance, with 35 objectives each.
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13. Republic of Riders
Platform(s): PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, and Stadia
Date of release: October 28, 2021
Riders Republic, which Ubisoft hopes will become your next favorite social area, is on its way. Riders Republic allows you and your pals to explore a massive open environment constructed by connecting together prominent US national parks such as Yosemite and Grand Teton. The game includes a variety of sports to participate in – biking, snowboarding, skiing, and the flying wingsuit – as well as plenty of other activities. Visit stunt parks, climb mountains, collect items, or simply discover the most picturesque sites – there will be enough to see and do.
Platform(s): PS5, PS4, and PC
Date of release: October 2021
Have you ever desired a game in which you took on the role of a small street cat? Now is your chance. This is Stray, and as the title implies, you take on the role of a stray cat exploring a cyberpunk world populated by robots. You’ll be able to sneak beneath automobiles, clamber over roofs, and even be a little bit sly due to your stature. Your mission is to unravel an ancient secret in order to escape this long-forgotten city with the assistance of a little drone identified only as B12.
15. Forza Horizon 5
Platform(s): Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC
Release date: November 9, 2021
The Forza Festival is returning, but this time to Mexico! That’s correct, Forza Horizon 5 will take us to South America later this year, showcasing some of the most stunning Xbox Series X graphics to date. Playground Games promises that this will be the series’ largest, most enjoyable, and diversified release yet, with the Mexican setting offering a diverse spectrum of distinct biomes to explore. Additionally, anticipate regional weather systems, expanded character development possibilities, and, of course, more automobiles.
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