Top 5 Upcoming Games of 2021

Top 5 Upcoming Games of 2021

Every time a new generation of consoles is introduced, it manages to attract a new segment of people into gaming. These are the people who don’t find the need to own a console or modify their PCs for heavy gaming. First-generation gamers have a lot of expectations and no experience. These people typically buy a console only because they liked a particular game. And that game becomes the reason they try to experience the world of gaming. Since a lot of us might be getting a new console this holiday season, here are the top 5 upcoming games of 2021 to look forward to.

The Medium

The Medium is a psychological horror game that features dual-reality gameplay immersing the player into the real world and the spirit world at the same time. The player, playing as a medium has to use psychic abilities to solve the dark mystery spanning across both worlds while surviving the encounters with The Maw – a monster born from an unspeakable tragedy.

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  • Release Date: 28th January 2021
  • Developer: Bloober Team
  • Publisher: Bloober Team
  • Platforms: Xbox Series X/S, Microsoft Windows


After the destruction of Earth, Outriders, an elite force, is on the lookout for a new habitable planet and reach Enoch in the search of hope. The Outriders get to choose from one of the four starting classes at the beginning of the game. Each class has a special power type (Pyromancers – fire, Devastator – brute power, and Tricksters – manipulation of time and space). The fourth class is set to be announced closer to the launch date. As players progress in the game, so does the damage factor for each power type. The RPG promises great visuals, an engaging storyline full of side quests and formidable opponents created by the anomaly.

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  • Release Date: 2nd February 2021
  • Developer: People Can Fly
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia

Still can’t decide on which next-gen console to buy? Find out if you should purchase PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X

Rainbow Six Quarantine

Building up from the Outbreak event featuring in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Seige, the developers Ubisoft aim to bring a radically re-designed, full game experience for the 3 people tactical co-op shooter in Rainbow Six Quarantine. The Rainbow operators will face off against a totally new breed of a mutated alien parasite. Infecting human host and their surroundings, this new enemy is more lethal and challenging than ever before.

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  • Release Date: Early 2021
  • Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows


Deathloop is the most interesting entry in this top 5 list of upcoming games of 2021. The game transports you, Colt, a deadly assassin on the mysterious 60s inspired island of Blackreef. For Colt, this island is like a prison. He is trapped within an endless time loop that resets at the end of each day. The only way to escape is to break the time loop by assassinating 8 key targets across the island before the day resets. As you plan to extinguish all your targets, lurking in the shadows will be the rival assassin, Julianna whose sole mission is to kill Colt and as a result, keep the loop going.

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The game offers a unique blend of a multiplayer mode within the single-player storyline. Players, while experiencing the main story as Colt, can also choose to play the role of Julianna, sneaking into another player’s campaign to stop them for breaking the loop. The multiplayer mode is completely optional. Players can either let Julianna be controlled by in-game AI or let another player control it.

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  • Release Date: 21st May 2021
  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows

Far Cry 6

Far Cry 6 is a first-person shooter set in Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. A nation set in a backdrop of a war led by the protagonist, Dani Rojas, a freedom fighter, against the dictator of Yara, Anton and his son Diego.

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The game is rumoured to feature Yara as the biggest open world in Far Cry yet. The players, as part of their campaigns, will be able to use a variety of makeshift weapons, vehicles, and Amigos, the new fangs for hire in their quest to burn the tyrannical regime down.

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  • Release Date: Late 2021
  • Developer: Ubisoft Toronto
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia

These are only a few of the upcoming games of 2021 I am eagerly looking forward to playing next year, specifically Deathloop and Far Cry 6. But which of the above games are you most looking forward to? Tell me in the comments.

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