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The Most Anticipated Games Of 2021

Updated May 14, 2021 727 votes 89 voters 1.2k views32 items

List RulesVote up the upcoming games you're most hyped to play.

Here are the most anticipated games coming out in 2021. From long-awaited sequels to exciting original games, this list of 2021 video game releases features new titles for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and other platforms. Some of these games, like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Final Fantasy XVI, have no release dates yet, but we're hoping updates are coming soon. Other new games of 2021 include Hitman 3, Resident Evil Village, and Halo Infinite.

Vote up the games you're looking forward to the most.

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    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    Not much is known about the Breath of the Wild sequel, but we've been waiting for this game since 2017. What can we expect from the sequel to one of the greatest games of all-time? While we didn't get much from the trailer, BOTW 2 fan theories and predictions include the absence of blood moons, the secret to beating Ganon, and the return of Legend of Zelda villain Demise. 

    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is an upcoming action-adventure game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. 

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    Starfield

    2021 (But very unlikely...)

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows

    Starfield is an upcoming action role-playing video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. Other than its outer space setting, not much is known about the game....  more
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    Hitman 3

    January 20, 2021

    Genres (Video game)Stealth

    PlatformPC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC

    Hitman 3 (stylized as HITMAN III) is a 2021 stealth game developed and published by IO Interactive, and the eighth main installment in the series. Like its predecessors, Hitman 3 is a stealth game...  more
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    Halo Infinite

    Late 2021

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    PlatformXbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows, Xbox One

    Halo Infinite is a 2021 first-person shooter game developed by 343 Industries and published by Xbox Game Studios, and the sixth main entry in the series....  more
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    Far Cry 6

    Late 2021

    Genres (Video game)First-person shooter

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    Far Cry 6 is a 2021 first-person shooter game developed by Ubisoft Toronto and published by Ubisoft. Set on Yara, a fictional Caribbean island ruled as a dictatorship by "El Presidente" Antón...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Survival horror

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Windows

    Resident Evil Village is a survival horror video game developed and published by Capcom, and the tenth major installment in the series. Set a few years after the events of Resident Evil 7: Biohazard,...  more

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    Final Fantasy XVI

    (Hopefully) 2021

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    PlatformPlayStation 5

    Final Fantasy XVI is an action role-playing game developed and published by Square Enix for the PlayStation 5, and the sixteenth title in the mainline Final Fantasy series. The game is set in the...  more
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    Monster Hunter Rise

    March 26, 2021

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    Monster Hunter Rise is a 2021 action role-playing video game developed and produced by Capcom for the Nintendo Switch. As with other Monster Hunter titles, Monster Hunter Rise has the player take the...  more
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    Little Nightmares II

    February 11, 2021

    Genres (Video game)Puzzle-platformer, Survival horror

    PlatformPC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One

    Little Nightmares 2 (stylized as Little Nightmares II) is a 2021 puzzle-platformer horror adventure game developed by Tarsier Studios and being produced by Bandai Namco Entertainment. After escaping...  more
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    New Pokémon Snap

    (Hopefully) 2021

    Genres (Video game)First-person rail shooter, Simulation

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    New Pokémon Snap is a first-person simulation video game developed by Bandai Namco Studios and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company for the Nintendo Switch. Players visit a variety of island...  more
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    Gran Turismo 7

    Spring 2021

    Genres (Video game)Sim racing

    PlatformPlayStation 5

    Gran Turismo 7 is a 2021 racing video game developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment, and is the eighth main installment in the series....  more
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    Deathloop

    May 21, 2021

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 5, Windows

    Deathloop is an action-adventure game developed by Arkane Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game was released in 2021 for PlayStation 5 and PC. The player takes control of Colt, an...  more
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    Outriders

    February 2, 2021

    Genres (Video game)Third-person shooter

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

    Outriders is a third-person shooter developed by People Can Fly and published by Square Enix. In the beginning of the game, players create their custom characters and choose from four classes, each...  more
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    Metroid Prime 4

    (Hopefully) 2021

    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    Metroid Prime 4 is an action-adventure video game developed by Retro Studios and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, and the fourth installment in the series....  more
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    Sable

    Late 2021

    Genres (Video game)Adventure

    PlatformXbox Series X/S, macOS, Windows

    Sable is an open world exploration video game developed by Shedworks and published by Raw Fury. As the young girl Sable, the player explores sand dunes and ruins while solving puzzles and discovering...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Action, Sports

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

    Knockout City is an action sports video game developed by Velan Studios and published by Electronic Arts. The game was released in 2021 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox...  more

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    Genres (Video game)Platform

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury is platform game for the Nintendo Switch developed and published by Nintendo. Revamped from the original Wii U game, the game adds a new campaign following Mario...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Third-person shooter

    PlatformPlayStation 5

    Returnal is a third-person shooter science fiction psychological horror video game developed by Housemarque and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 5 in...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Vehicular combat

    PlatformPlayStation 5

    Destruction AllStars is a vehicular combat game for the PlayStation 5. Destruction AllStars is an action-packed sports event that pits drivers against one another in an intense, futuristic...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

    Gods Will Fall is an action-adventure video game developed by Clever Beans and published by Deep Silver. The game was released on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 29th,...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Side-scroller, Puzzle, Platform

    PlatformPlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, PC

    The Pedestrian is a side scrolling puzzle-platform game developed and published by American studio Skookum Arts LLC. The game was originally released in January 2020 for Linux, MacOS and Microsoft...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Action, Role Playing

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC

    Persona 5 Strikers is an action role-playing game developed by Omega Force and P-Studio and published by Atlus. It was released in Japan for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in February 2020, with a...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Battle Royale, Maze

    PlatformNintendo Switch

    Pac-Man 99 is a battle royale maze video game developed by Arika and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game was released for Nintendo Switch in 2021. The game has 99 players compete...  more
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    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

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

    Hood: Outlaws & Legends is an action-adventure game developed by Sumo Newcastle and published by Focus Home Interactive. The game was released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and...  more

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    Genres (Video game)Action-adventure

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

    Subnautica: Below Zero is an action-adventure game developed by Unknown Worlds Entertainment and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The game was released for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PC,...  more