TOP 10 CONSOLE GAMES FOR 2021

  • Deathloop

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Release date: 21 May 2021

Originally set for 2020, Arkane’s Deathloop is now coming in May 2021, when it’ll come to PS5, and PC – fans on Xbox Series S/X will catch on eventually, but they’ll need to wait longer. When it arrives, it’ll be a reasonably wild-looking time-loop shooter – think Groundhog Day with assassins and you’re halfway there.

  • Halo Infinite

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC

Release date: Autumn 2021

Pre-order: Amazon

Halo Infinite will mark the return of Master Chief, but is additionally allegedly a spiritual reboot for the whole franchise – which is extremely intriguing. We’ve now seen the primary gameplay from the title, but that was a short-lived relief, as quickly afterward it had been delayed until autumn to offer the team time to reply to some fairly critical fan feedback. Let’s hope it’s better by the time the discharge rolls around.

  • Resident Evil 8: Village

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Release date: 2021

After a detour to remake Resident Evil 2 and Resident Evil 3, Capcom is returning to the most story in Resident Evil 8: Village. Continuing with the protagonist and first-person perspective of Resident Evil 7, this otherwise seems like a touch of a clean slate for the franchise, with a rural snowy setting

  • Horizon Forbidden West

Platforms: PS5, PS4

Release date: 2021

The sequel to the hugely successful Horizon Zero Dawn is due to a while in 2021, and curiously it’ll be coming not only to the PS5 but also the older PS4. Since the first got a PC port eventually too, there’s high hope that an equivalent will happen here also. Expect another open world, with giant robot dinosaurs and more of an equivalent ancient tech aesthetic that made the primary game such successful.

  • God of War: Ragnarok

Platforms: PS5

Release date: 2021

The safe money was probably on God of War 2 not arriving until 2022, but it seems the gods are smiling on us. Kratos and son are going to be back before we’d hoped, but going by the title things won’t be so rosy for the Norse world. Ragnarok rarely ends well for anyone involved.

  • Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Release date: 2021

The third entry within the Dark Pictures Anthology is headed to Iraq for a messy tangle between Sumerian devils and a platoon folks troops. like Man of Medan and tiny Hope expect an interactive horror story mostly played out through quick-time events and exploration, with a cast of characters to play as and options for both local and online multiplayer.

  • GTA 5 Remastered

Platforms: PS5, Xbox Series X, PC

Release date: Q3/Q4 2021

One of the most important games of all time is getting its third release, as GTA V involves next-gen consoles the PS5 and Xbox Series X. The ‘expanded and enhanced’ game is due in late 2021, and can also feature an updated GTA Online – now being spun-off as a standalone game too.

  • Rainbow Six: Quarantine

Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC

Release date: 2021/22

Pre-order: Amazon

This standalone Rainbow Six title is inspired by the limited-time Outbreak event in Rainbow Six: Siege, and sees teams of three players work together against a technological parasite. It’s co-op PvE, instead of PvP like Siege, and will be an enormous hit if it breaks beyond the core Siege fan base.

  • Far Cry 6

Platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PC, Stadia

Release date: 2021/22

Pre-order: Amazon, Game, Walmart, Ubisoft, Microsoft

Far Cry 6 is breaking bad as Giancarlo Esposito steps into the lead villain role of Ubisoft’s biggest shooter franchise. He’ll be the dictator of a South American country, you will be one among the people instigating a revolution against him. Expect sneaking, shooting, and every one manner of open-world nonsense.

  • New Pokémon Snap

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Release date: Unknown

Pokémon Snap, the adorable game from the N64 era where you went on safari and took photos of your favorite pocket monsters, is making a comeback on the Switch. Nintendo hasn’t said much about the aptly named “New Pokémon Snap” just yet, with no release date and no real gameplay details, but the corporate has confirmed that it will combine the gameplay of the 1999 hit with new worlds to explore and new Pokémon to snap!