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The Best New Xbox Games Of 2021

Updated April 30, 2021 172 votes 17 voters42 items

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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    Outriders

    Third-person shooter

    Set during the 21st Century, players embark on a journey to the hostile planet of Enoch in order to discover the source of a mysterious signal.

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    Hitman 3

    Stealth

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

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    Control: Ultimate Edition

    Third-person shooter, action-adventure

    The action-adventure game tasks players to explore a paranormal headquarters and utilize powerful abilities in order to defeat a deadly enemy known as the Hiss, that has invaded and corrupted reality. 

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    Gods Will Fall

    Action-adventure

    The action-adventure indie game has players face the brutal trials and dangerous creatures in order to sever the gods’ callous grip on humanity. 

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    Little Nightmares II

    Puzzle-platformer, Survival horror

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

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    Bonkies

    Party

    The jolly couch co-op party game tasks players to raise wacky buildings all over the cosmos for the glory of apekind. 

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    Iris.Fall

    Adventure, Puzzle

    The single-player adventure puzzle game has players switch between a 2D and 3D world where they have to navigate and pass through two realities interlaced with black and white imagery.

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    Bladed Fury

    Action, Side-scroller

    Set in ancient China, this indie game has players hack and slash their way through Chinese history, and mythology. 

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    In the eighth installment of the Yakuza series, Ichiban Kasuga goes on a personal quest to become a hero and uncover the reason for his betrayal. 

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    Based on the Scott Pilgrim series, players must battle through seven levels in order to defeat Ramona Flower's seven evil exes.

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    The dungeon-crawler action role-playing game has players reach the depths of the Necromancer's dungeon to bring Koko back from the dead, no matter the cost.

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    Shadow Man Remastered

    Action-adventure game, Platform game

    Based on the Shadowman comic book series, Michael LeRoi becomes a voodoo warrior called the "Shadowman", charged with protecting the living world from threats from the Deadside.

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    Nier

    Action role-playing, Hack and slash

    A spin-off from the Drakengard series, the game features find a cure for an illness, known as the Black Scrawl.

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    It Takes Two

    Action-adventure

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

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    Taking place in 1787 Japan, warriors from all across Japan and beyond the ocean, converge to investigate evil forces and vanquish them. 

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    Judgment Remastered

    Action-adventure

    A spin-off to the Yakuza series, the game follows Takayuki Yagami as he explores a mysterious and gruelsome case.

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    Marvel's Avengers

    Action-adventure

    Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team the Avengers, inhuman teenager Kamala Khan embarks on a quest to reassemble Earth's Mightiest Heroes to combat a new enemy.

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    Resident Evil Village

    Survival horror

    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.

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    Mortal Shell

    Action role-playing

    In a world where humanity wither, rot, and fester in ruins, this remaster tasks players to track down hidden sanctums in order to discover their true purpose. 

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    The remaster of the first two Tony Hawk's games has players perform the greatest and hardest skateboard tricks. 

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    Ride 4

    Racing

    The fourth installment of the high octane Ride series features dynamic weather, time of day, endurance racing, and pitstops.

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    Cyber Shadow

    Action, Platform

    The 8-bit indie game follows a cybernetic ninja named Shadow who sets out to rescue his clan in a world overrun by machines.

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    Olija

    Action, Adventure

    The indie game arms players with a legendary harpoon, and tasks them to lead castaways out of a hostile country and back to their homelands.

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    Habroxia 2

    Shooter, 2D

    The second installment of this indie series has players navigate and blast their way through space. 

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    The action game tasks players to retrace the history of arcade video games through six different genres.