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The Best Games Announced At E3 2021

June 18, 2021 290 votes 28 voters25 items

List RulesVote up the upcoming games you're most excited for that came out of E3 2021.

When E3 2020 was canceled last year due to the pandemic, developers had to delay all of their upcoming projects to E3 2021. While it was unfortunate that so many games got delayed, E3 2021 made up for last year's cancellation as there were so many big reveals at this year's E3. Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and many more held detailed press conferences and presented all of their upcoming games being released this year and in the future.

This list of the best E3 2021 games announced, which includes Battlefield 2042, Back 4 Blood, and Elden Ring, brought in vibrant and detailed presentations of gameplay that got gamers excited with its creativity and high definition graphics. Long-awaited sequels, like Metriod Dread, and Halo Infinite, were announced with a 2021 release date, bringing back longtime fans of the series. Brand new games, like Starfield, Atomic Heart, and Redfall, have gamers excited for future E3's and for what's to come.

Vote up the top E3 2021 announcements with featured trailers, and be sure to check out our most anticipated games of 2021

  • Video: YouTube

    The upcoming dark action fantasy role-playing game from Souls series creator Hidetaka Miyazaki and fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin had fans hyped when it was first announced at E3 2019. An offical gameplay trailer and in-depth breakdown from Miyazaki have players ready to face off against terrifying bosses, explore a dazzling open world, and dive into a mysterious and cryptic story.

    • Release: 2022
    • Developer: FromSoftware
    • Genres (Video game): Action, Role-playing game, Fantasy
    • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Video: YouTube

    One of the first announcements of E3 2021 comes the seventeenth installment of the Battlefield series. Fans are excited for this latest installment of the popular military shooter as the trailer showcases gameplay and epic tactics that are only possible in a Battlefield game. From driving C4-strapped ATVs into helicopters to shooting down a jet with a rocket launcher mid-flight, Battlefield 2042 excited fans even more with a release date of October 22, 2021. 

    • Release: 2021
    • Developer: Dice
    • Genres (Video game): First-person shooter
    • Publisher: Electronic Arts
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
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    Metroid Dread

    Video: YouTube

    Originally developed as a Nintendo DS game in 2005, but was canceled due to technical limitations, fans of the series were disappointed and nearly lost hope for a new Metroid game. However during the Nintendo press conference, Metroid creator Yoshio Sakamoto announced the next chapter of the Metroid series and its release date of October 8, 2021 for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo released trailers and gameplay commentary on what kind of adventures awaits for Samus, getting longtime fans excited for this direct sequel that has been spent 19 years in the making. 

    • Release: 2021
    • Developer: MercurySteam
    • Genres (Video game): Action-adventure, Single player, Sci-fi, 2D
    • Publisher: Nintendo
    • Platform: Nintendo Switch
  • Video: YouTube

    First announced at E3 2018, the game was originally to be launched in 2020 with a public beta before its initial launch. However, production of the game was delayed to an undefined date in 2021 due to the pandemic. During the Microsoft conference at E3 2021, the single player trailer made its debut and showcased a new story featuring Master Chief. Meanwhile, the multiplayer trailer displays a fun experience that makes longtime fans of the series reminiscent of classic fast-paced Halo mulitplayer, and also features Jeff Steitzer's return as the voice of the multiplayer mode announcer.

    • Release: 2021
    • Developer: 343 Industries
    • Genres (Video game): First-person shooter, Sci-fi
    • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
    • Platform: Xbox X/S, Xbox One, PC