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The Best New Xbox Games Of 2021

Updated July 28, 2021 336 votes 33 voters68 items

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    Hitman 3

    Stealth

    DeveloperIO Interactive

    PublisherIO Interactive

    PlatformPC, 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.

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    Little Nightmares II

    Puzzle-platformer, Survival horror

    DeveloperTarsier Studios

    PublisherBandai Namco Entertainment

    PlatformPC, 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. 

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    Outriders

    Third-person shooter

    DeveloperPeople Can Fly

    PublisherSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

    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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    Control: Ultimate Edition

    Third-person shooter, action-adventure

    DeveloperRemedy Entertainment

    Publisher505 Games

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4

    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

    DeveloperClever Beans

    PublisherDeep Silver

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    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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    DeveloperUbisoft Pune, Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft Chengdu

    PublisherUbisoft, Universal Studios

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3

    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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    Iris.Fall

    Adventure, Puzzle

    DeveloperNExT Studios

    PublisherPM Studios

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    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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    Bonkies

    Party

    DeveloperStudio Gauntlet

    PublisherCrunching Koalas

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    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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    DeveloperRyu Ga Gotoku Studio

    PublisherSega

    PlatformPlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

    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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    Bladed Fury

    Action, Side-scroller

    DeveloperNExT Studios

    PublisherPM Studios

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

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

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    Shadow Man Remastered

    Action-adventure game, Platform game

    DeveloperAcclaim Studios Teesside

    PublisherAcclaim Entertainment

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 2

    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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    DeveloperGrimorio of Games

    PublisherJanduSoft

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    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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    It Takes Two

    Action-adventure

    DeveloperHazelight Studios

    PublisherElectronic Arts

    PlatformPlayStation 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. 

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    Marvel's Avengers

    Action-adventure

    DeveloperCrystal Dynamics

    PublisherSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

    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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    Curse of the Dead Gods

    Action, Role-playing

    DeveloperPasstech Games

    PublisherFocus Home Interactive

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    The action indie game has players seek untold riches, eternal life, divine powers in an accursed temple filled with bottomless pits, deadly traps, and monsters.

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    DeveloperVicarious Visions

    PublisherActivision

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

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

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    Nier

    Action role-playing, Hack and slash

    DeveloperCavia

    PublisherSquare Enix

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

    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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    The Elder Scrolls Online

    Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

    DeveloperZeniMax Online Studios

    PublisherZeniMax Online Studios, Bethesda Softworks

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, macOS, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One

    Set in Tamriel, players are tasked to explore a rich, living world in order to regain your lost soul and save the world from Oblivion.

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    Rust

    Adventure, Role-playing video game

    DeveloperFacepunch Studios LTD.

    PublisherFacepunch Studios LTD.

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Mac

    The multiplayer survival game tasks players to survive in the wilderness fending off animals and other players.

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    Metro Exodus

    First-person shooter, Survival horror

    Developer4A Games

    PublisherDeep Silver, Koch Media

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Xbox X/S, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Set in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former Russian Federation and Republic of Kazakhstan, the player must cope with the new hazards and engage in combat against mutated creatures as well as hostile humans.

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    DeveloperSNK Corporation

    PublisherSNK Corporation

    PlatformXbox X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

    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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    A Plague Tale: Innocence

    Action-adventure, stealth

    DeveloperAsobo Studio

    PublisherFocus Home Interactive

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Set in 1348 France, Amicia and her younger brother Hugo must avoid being captured by the Inquisition through villages devastated by a deadly plague.

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    Judgment Remastered

    Action-adventure

    DeveloperRyu Ga Gotoku Studio

    PublisherSega

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4

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

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    Resident Evil Village

    Survival horror

    DeveloperCapcom

    PublisherCapcom

    PlatformPlayStation 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.

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    Mortal Shell

    Action role-playing

    DeveloperCold Symmetry

    PublisherPlaystack

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    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.