Our Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2021

Our Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2021

Although 2020 has sucked, it has been an incredible year for gamers with video games like “Ghost of Tsushima“, “Spider-Man: Miles Morales“, “Call of Duty: Warzone“, and so much more.

Still, there is a lot to look forward in terms of video games coming in 2021.

From new LEGO titles to stories with four different caped crusaders and even brand new originals, 2021 has it all. Gamers will not want to miss any of these games, so start saving your money now.

These are the Top 10 Video Games coming in 2021.

10. Gotham Knights

Gotham Knights is easily one of the most anticipated video games of 2021
Image via: WB Games

This game generated a ton of hype from DC FanDome for its intriguing story and four playable characters, but it doesn’t appear to be very different than previous Batman games. I know that’s going to trigger a lot of Batman fans out there.

We’ve already had four Arkham video games, so seeing this doesn’t really strike a very exciting note. That being said, this takes the No. 10 spot because we’re hoping the characters are all unique. Gotham should be lively and full of stuff to do with friends. This Gotham is looking like it will be an expansive world, more like something along the lines of “Cyberpunk 2077” or even “GTA”. If that’s the case, this could potentially end up being something great.

9. Resident Evil: Village

Yes, for one of the top video games in 2021, we have another in the Resident Evil franchise
Image via: Capcom

While I’m not the biggest horror game fan, even I cannot ignore the hype for this game.

Set in an old time village, this game looks just as creepy and scary as any of the ones that have come before it. Just looking at images of the village gives me the feeling that anything could be lurking behind every corner, I can’t even imagine walking through it myself.

The trailers have been pretty good. And the intrigue of the village and the giant castle that looms behind it are enough to excite even a scaredy-cat like me.

8. Halo: Infinite

The more things change with video games, the more they stay the same, as we will discover in 2021.
Image via: Microsoft

Back when this was announced, gamers were excited that the Halo franchise was trying to go back to it’s roots of “Halo CE”. Fast forward to the Xbox Games Showcase, and it’s become a giant meme. The graphics looked very underwhelming for next-gen, and it just didn’t have that punch that other video games had.

That, along with the delay to late 2021 has dampened our excitement for the game. But it sits at our No. 8 spot solely because it’s Halo and its multiplayer is always a blast at the very least.

7. Fable

Image via: Microsoft

A new “Fable” video game has been long anticipated, and now it’s finally coming in 2021. With the support of next-gen capabilities, this game looks stunning.

We literally know nothing about this game since the only thing revealed was a teaser to announce the title, so it’s not super high on our list. But given that it’s going straight to Game Pass for console and PC, how could you pass this up?

It’s important to note that “Fable” has no set release date and may release in either 2021 or beyond.

6. Far Cry 6

Image via: Ubisoft

Everything about this game so far sounds great. From that hyper realistic teaser to the images of the new, tropical nation Yara. Even the game’s description was great.

“As Dani Rojas (playable as a female or male character), you will help stoke the fires of revolution through guerrilla warfare across the island of Yara”

Far Cry 6’s official press release

It sounds so fun, but the only thing is that we haven’t seen much from it. This makes it to No. 6 because of how amazing that trailer was, but we’re holding off for some gameplay footage before we bump this up the list any further.

5. God of War: Ragnarok

Image via: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Unlike other games on this list, we have seen nothing about this game. All we have is a title: “God of War: Ragnarok”.

Why the excitement then? Remember, the first game earned the Game of the Year title in 2018 and still being talked to this day, two years later. There is a ton of hype around “God of War: Ragnarok.” PlayStation exclusives in recent years have a track record for being pretty great, so I’m confident with putting this at No. 5.

4. Hogwarts Legacy

Image via: Warner Bros.

We’ve gone far too long without a Harry Potter game, so we’re praying this will be a game to remember. Right now, this sounds amazing.

It’s an open-world RPG that explores new and other very familiar locations. You can customize your character, learn spells, and craft potions. The only reason this isn’t higher on the list is because we’ve only seen one cinematic trailer and no gameplay.

I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait to run the halls of Hogwarts while chugging magical potions.

3. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Image via: TT Games Studios

LEGO games are hit-and-miss nowadays. They used to pump out classics like “LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga” and “LEGO Indiana Jones“. However, this particular video game is very different than anything that’s come before.

It has voice actors and all the things that are iffy about the recent LEGO titles, but you can’t help but get those same “Complete Saga” feelings. It looks like that game, but way better.

You can play all nine films, start wherever, play hundreds of characters, and the part is that it’s a massive open world. If you want, you can just travel to Coruscant and run around before traveling to Geonosis or Hoth.

In a way, this is the Star Wars game we’ve always wanted. This could be something truly special.

2. Horizon Forbidden West

Image via: Guerilla Games/Sony

This was among one of the first games announced for PlayStation 5, and it looks wholly next gen. The graphics are amazing, the designs of everything are great, and it looks so interesting. You get to fight robot dinosaurs in a beautiful world. What’s not to love?

Again, we haven’t seen much gameplay, but it’s ranked so high because we’ve already gotten a taste of what’s in store in the first game. This is going to be a true next-gen title and we cannot wait.

1. Deathloop

Image via: Bethesda

I know what you’re thinking, “This game?” Yes, this game.

“Deathloop” is shaping up to be something really special. For one, the art style is a joy to watch and the game itself just sounds super intriguing. The goal is to kill multiple targets across a wide map, but whenever you die, you start the loop over. No, you won’t have to replay the entire game every time you die, but it makes for really interesting gameplay.

You’ll be going through certain levels many times over, getting a little bit farther each try. That feeling of slowly mastering the level and getting more efficient is what makes this game worth playing. It’s what makes games like “Superhot” and “Geometry Dash” so addicting. You’ll even need to get creative and use the loop to your own advantage in different ways at certain points.

From everything we’ve seen thus far, this game looks incredible, thrilling, and absolutely frustrating in the best ways imaginable. We can’t wait to get our hands on it.

What do you think of our list? Is there anything we missed? Let us know over on Twitter @MoviesMatrix or check out or video games feed @eGamingMatrix.


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