While 2020 was a horrible year for almost everything and everyone, many of us sought refuge in video games. During the pandemic, we have enjoyed some really old, and classic video games. The video game industry had a terrific year. We foresee a flurry of new developments throughout the following year, with high hopes for the rest of 2021. Here are the topmost anticipated games of 2021 we are keeping an eye on.
Elder Scrolls 6
I have been waiting ever since 2011 for the new elder scrolls game. It has to break barriers and be different but also do all the things that make elder scrolls great. Elder Scrolls has always been very dear to my heart. Originally starting with Oblivion and then ending with Skyrim, and again with Skyrim. Hopefully, they can make this area as diverse and as beautiful as the original elder scrolls games. I’m excited to hopefully see some gameplay footage this coming Christmas most likely. Maybe another November release in 2022. Well, it might be far out but I can wait if it’s going to be worth it.
This game is the reason to have a good pc. The long-awaited sequel in the Diablo series. This top-down perspective dungeon crawler varies based on your character and what you have. The graphics look amazing, and the gameplay flows very well and rewards you for making combos. even if it is prerelease gameplay it looks great. I can’t wait to be able to play this game.
Mass effect is personally my favorite sci-fi third-person shooter. Mostly because of the characters and story. After seeing the reveal trailer I was ecstatic. Commander Shepard is back?! The return to the old characters and universe has me excited. Also thinking about what the possibilities are. I am very much on the radar for this upcoming game.
Battlefield has always been about multiplayer with massive maps. This time it’s in the future, and weather can play a part randomly. The trailer shows how epic it can be. Getting out of your jet and shooting down someone else’s, and being able to get back in yours is just something that can be done in the game. I am very excited to see more of this game.
Halo was a cultural phenomenon when I was a kid. I was intrigued with the violence, yes, but also the Sci-Fi aspects. The interesting story of master chef. This game has a lot of potential. Time will tell if this timeless series has what it takes to last forever.
This game is going to be scary, really scary. I remember playing the original for the Xbox 360 on my small standard box TV down in the dark basement. Headset in. Almost too scary to play at times. Bringing that level of fear back into the modern age is definitely something that has been a long time coming. I can’t wait for this remake of the classic sci-fi survival horror to come out.
Age of Empires 4
Age of Empires was the first game I ever played that I got really into. My dad and my brother would play LAN matches and taunt each other while battling it out. That same type of Age of Empires 2 age of kings style is coming back and looking better than ever. This game is going to break new grounds. Having next-gen graphics in a real-time strategy game should be a very cool look. Personally, I am looking forward to giant naval battles.
Ever since Farcry 3 came out I’ve been always paying attention to the sequels. I only got into 4, and only playing a bit of Primal. But hopefully, this new edition will pique my interest. If it brings back the assassin type of the first-person shooter that I remember then I’ll be very happy to return to the far cry series.
Diablo 2: Resurrected
This remake of a classic definitely has me excited. Mostly because it’s kinda a mix of played a lot, yet never finished. I feel like I would have to beat this multiple times with different characters. One of the most anticipated remakes of all time for sure.
This game looks very unique and entertaining. Definitely a change up to sequels and remakes. This original concept hasn’t been done yet to my knowledge. It’s like groundhog day but a shooter. Has me interested in where they go with it hard to say if it will be truly 0n the list as one of the most anticipated games of 2021.
Lord of the Rings: Gollum
Lord of the Rings is one of my favorite series of all time. I’m intrigued by the choice of the character. I’m wondering what kind of game it would look like. Considering Gollum never really being much of a fighter. Especially against orcs. I’m assuming it’s going to be primarily story-based. Hopefully, it does live up to the Lord of the Rings name.
Crysis Trilogy Remastered
I remember seeing Crysis growing up. It was the pinnacle of gaming. Specifically for powerful PCs at the time. I can’t wait to see how beautiful and destructive this game is going to look.
Warioware: Get it Together
Warioware has been a very weird but fun game series. It’s nice to see it finally coming to the switch. I don’t know if they are implementing the switch touchscreen or gyro controls for the joy cons. But I am assuming that they are going to try and be as innovative and crude as they can be. I’m looking forward to this as one of the most anticipated games of 2021 to this minigame-based switch game.
I have a very mixed relationship with the Fable series. I like what it tries to do, but then it doesn’t do certain things well. If they just stick with what makes Fable good then I have great hopes for the series.
Call of Duty (TBA)
I’m not sure what the next game is going to be but it’s got to be good. Call of Duty has been pushing the envelope for its series ever since the most recent Modern Warfare game. Where is the mode Warzone going and what are their plans are for the full game. Whatever it is will be epic and hopefully worth the price as one of the most anticipated games of 2021.