The Best New Xbox Games Of 2021

Here are the best new releases for Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One. Including Xbox exclusives and remastered versions, this votable list of 2021 Xbox games feature popular titles, like Outriders, Marvel's Avengers, Balan Wonderland, and Little Nightmares II.  What are your favorite new Xbox games of the year?

Vote up the top new Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One games of 2021, and check back as we update with other upcoming games coming out in 2021. 

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  • Resident Evil Village
    Survival horror
    22 votes
    • Developer: Capcom
    • Publisher: Capcom
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows

    The next installment of the Resident Evil series, Ethan Winters is kidnapped to a mysterious European village and has to rescue his daughter and escape the village.

  • Hitman 3
    24 votes
    • Developer: IO Interactive
    • Publisher: IO Interactive
    • Platform: PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

    The eighth main installment features Agent 47 making "business trips" to new locations, like Dubai, Chongqing, and Berlin.

  • It Takes Two

    It Takes Two

    14 votes
    • Developer: Hazelight Studios
    • Publisher: Electronic Arts
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    The action-adventure co-op game tasks players to cooperate each other and utilize special abilities in order to progress through levels. 

  • Little Nightmares II
    Puzzle-platformer, Survival horror
    21 votes
    • Developer: Tarsier Studios
    • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
    • Platform: PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One

    In the horror platformer sequel, Six is joined by new player character Mono as they explore a 2.5D world filled with puzzles. 

  • Destroy All Humans!
    13 votes
    • Developer: Black Forest Games
    • Publisher: THQ Nordic
    • Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

    Remake of the 2005 original game, players take on the role of an alien who arrives on Earth in 1950s America to harvest human DNA.

    • Developer: Ludosity, Fair Play Labs
    • Publisher: GameMill Entertainment
    • Platform: PlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4

    Featuring characters from various Nickelodeon series, players fight and knock each other out of 20 different stages in order to be the victor.