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Here's a full list of 2021 games broken down by month to help you to keep track of what's releasing next.
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As game studios switched to working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, a number of big releases originally planned for launch in 2020 got pushed back. Now there are plenty of big games, both delayed and newly announced, to look forward to in 2021. Here are the most anticipated games of this year to watch for.


Hitman 3 | Stealth Hijinks | January 20
Agent 47 is back for more comedy assassination hijinks, and progress from Hitman 2 will carry over—in fact, you'll be able to play the maps from both of the last two Hitmans in Hitman 3. We also recently learned that the engine supports 300 active NPCs at once.

Deathloop | FPS Sandbox | May 21
Arkane returns with another FPS adventure, and this one sounds like a great time. Master assassin Colt is stuck in a time loop on Blackreef Island where he'll have to sneak and plan and maneuver to kill all of his eight targets in 24 hours, or start over.

Back 4 Blood | Co-op zombie murder | June 22
Turtle Rock Studios are returning to run and gun zombie co-op under a new name but don't be fooled, this is essentially a Left 4 Dead game, which we're all for.

Halo Infinite | Chief's next rodeo | 2021
The Chief is back in the long-awaited next game in 343 Industries' take on Halo. The Banished are back for Master Chief to tangle with, and this time he's got a grappling hook! Taking a page from other FPS series, Infinite's multiplayer will actually be free to play while the campaign will be purchased as usual.

Elden Ring | The big Souls RPG | 2021?
From Software's ambitious RPG (with a world co-developed by Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin) may still be far away, but we can surely hope that it's coming sometime in 2021.

Gotham Knights | Superhero team up | 2021
Batman is dead, and his superpowered proteges are all that's left to defend Gotham City: Batgirl, Robin, Red Hood, and Nightwing. Developed by the studio behind 2013's Arkham Origins, Gotham Knights can be played alone swapping between the four heroes or in two player co-op.

New World | Amazon-powered MMO | 2021
Amazon's premiere MMO has been in the works for a long time, and has almost released once already. It looks like 2021 will finally be the time for this promising realistic take on traditional MMOs.

Resident Evil Village | Horrific vacation | 2021
The eighth mainline Resident Evil game picks up where RE7 left off, with Ethan Winters investigating a new threat in an extremely creepy village.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 | Bloody RPG | Second half 2021
The sequel to a bloody cult classic is being created by Hardsuit Labs. You'll create your own vampire and start out as a newly minted Thinblood on the streets of Seattle while navigating the politics of the city's other vampire clans.

Ruined King | LoL RPG | 2021
Riot continues to broaden its portfolio with Ruined King, a spinoff League of Legends story taking the form of a turn-based RPG. The game stars a handful of League heroes making the jump from MOBA to RPG: Miss Fortune, Illaoi, Braum, Yasuo, Ahri, and Pyke.

Age of Empires 4 | Strategic Return| 2021
We haven't heard a lot about Age of Empires 4 years after its announcement, but as far as we know, Relic is still chugging along on the anticipated follow-up to a classic strategy series.



January 2021 game releases
January 7—Noch - Apocalyptic survival horror
January 8—Iron Conflict (Early Access) - World War 2 RTS
January 13—Skellboy Refractured - Cardboard action RPG
January 14—Scott Pilgrim vs. The World Complete Edition - Beat 'em up re-release
January 14—Sunlight - A first-person hike in the woods
January 18—Everspace 2 (early access) - Open world space shooter
January 20—Hitman 3 - Stealth simulation hijinx
January 21—Ender Lilies (Early Access) - Side-scrolling action RPG
January 21—Orange Cast: Sci-Fi Space Action Game - What it says on the tin
January 25—Atelier Ryza 2 - Another Atelier fantasy RPG
January 26—Encodya - A kid and her robot point & click adventure
January 28—The Medium - Bloober Team's next horror game
January 28—Sword of the Necromancer - Dungeon crawler
January 28—Yakuza: Remastered Collection - Yakuzas 3, 4, and 5 finally on PC

February 2021 game releases
February 4—Aircraft Carrier Survival - Strategy simulation
February 4—Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood - Action adventure
February 5—Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition - Souls-like action RPG
February 8—Becastled (Early Access) - Siege defense
February 10—Little Nightmares 2 - 2D platformer thriller
February 17—Nebuchadnezzar - Isometric city-builder
February 21—Rogue Invader - Roguelike action shooter
February 23—Persona 5 Strikers - Persona's Dynasty Warriors spinoff
February 25—Imagine Earth (Early Access) - Colony management sim
February ??—Hellish Quart - Sword fight simulator

March 2021 game releases
March 1—Foregone - 2D Action platformer
March 9—Stronghold Warlords - Historical RTS
March 16—Mundaun - Hand-drawn horror
March 18—Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake - Action adventure
March 25—Lords of Exile - Side-scrolling platformer
March 25—Yakuza 6 - The conclusion of Kiryu's punching saga
March 26—Balan Wonderworld - Action platformer
March 26—It Takes Two - A cartoony co-op adventure
March ??—Disco Elysium: The Final Cut - Free update with extra voice acting
March ??—Kena: Bridge of Spirits - Cinematic action adventure

April 2021 game releases
April 1—Outriders - Third-person looter shooter
April 21—Nier Replicant - Mind-bending action remake
April 22—Humankind - 4X strategy game


May 2021 game releases
May 10—Hood: Outlaws & Legends - Team-based PvPvE
May 12—Huntdown - Arcade shooter
May 21—Deathloop - FPS sandbox

June 2021 game releases
June 22—Back 4 Blood - Turtle Rock Studios' off-brand Left 4 Dead (Our preview)


2021 GAMES: JULY
No games announced for this month yet. Check back soon!

2021 GAMES: AUGUST
No games announced for this month yet. Check back soon!

2021 GAMES: SEPTEMBER
No games announced for this month yet. Check back soon!

2021 GAMES: OCTOBER
No spooky games announced just yet. Check back later in the year!

2021 GAMES: NOVEMBER
No games announced for this month yet. Check back soon!

2021 GAMES: DECEMBER
No games announced for this month yet. Check back soon!



2021 GAMES: RELEASE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED
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As we kick off 2021 there are plenty of games that have been announced for this year but without a specific date set just yet. There are also plenty of games here that were planned for 2020 and have slipped the mark, which we're anticipating will release at some point in 2021. You might also spot just a bit of wishful thinking here. Will Tunic finally launch this year? What about Hollow Knight: Silksong? We sure hope so.

12 Minutes - Indie story thriller
The Ascent - A different cyberpunk RPG
Age of Empires 4 - Real-time strategy
The Artful Escape - Psychedelic adventure game
Atomic Heart - Sci-fi Soviet shooter
Axiom Verge 2 - Sci-fi Metroidvania
Babylon's Fall - Action RPG
Biomutant - Kung-fu cat RPG
Black Book - Card battler RPG
Book Of Travels - Tiny MMO
Boyfriend Dungeon - Rogue-like dating sim
Bright Memory: Infinite - Action FPS
Chivalry 2 - First Person Sworder
Circuit Superstars - Top-down motorsports
CONV/RGENCE: A League of Legends Story - Action platformer
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course - DLC
Dying Light 2 - Zombie-killing parkour
Eastward - 2D indie RPG
Elden Ring - From Software's next big RPG
Evil Genius 2 - Goofy strategy
Evil West - Cowboys vs. vampires
Far Cry 6 - Action FPS
Fights in Tight Spaces - Turn-based James Bond
The Forgotten City - Action RPG
Get In The Car, Loser - Lesbian road trip RPG
Ghostwire: Tokyo - Neon combat
The Good Life - Mysterious cat caper plus photography
Gotham Knights - Crime-fighting team up
Halo Infinite - Master Chief's next adventure
Hogwarts Legacy - Magical RPG
Hollow Knight: Silksong - Challenging metroidvania
Indiana Jones - MachineGames' (untitled) Indy game
Jett: The Far Shore - Interstellar adventure
Kerbal Space Program 2 - Physics disaster
Know By Heart - Story-based adventure
Lake - Postal worker simulator
The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV - Latest in a long-running JRPG series
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga - Blocky beat-em-up
Loop Hero - Deck-building dungeon crawler
The Lord of the Rings: Gollum - Fantasy spinoff RPG
Lord Winklebottom Investigates - Point & click adventure
Mass Effect: Legendary Edition - Remastered trilogy
N1RV-ANN-A - Cyberpunk bartending visual novel
Naraka: Bladepoint - Multiplayer sword battler
New World - Amazon Games Studios' colonial MMO
Nighthawks - A vampire RPG from adventure game veterans
Oddworld: Soulstorm - Throwback 2D puzzler - Our preview
Pharaoh: A New Era - City builder remaster
Psychonauts 2 - Classic 3D platformer sequel
Rainbow Six Quarantine - Tactical FPS spin-off with zombies
Resident Evil Village - Horrific vacation
Roller Champions - Competitive roller derby
Ruined King: A League of Legends Story - Narrative adventure
Sable - A lovely open-world adventure
Scavengers - PvPvE shooter
Scorn - First-person horror
The Settlers - Reboot of classic build-up strategy game
Shadow Warrior 3 - Guns, parkour, and gore galore
Skull & Bones - Naval RPG
Solar Ash Kingdom - Action adventure
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe - Comedy narrative, expanded
Stray - Adorable cyberpunk cats
Tales of Arise - Action RPG
Tunic - Cute fox adventure
Warhammer 40,000: Darktide: Vermintide, but 40K
Way to the Woods - Bambi adventure
Weird West - Dishonored dev does a top-down immersive sim
Windjammers 2 - Classic disc tennis sequel
Witchbrook - Wizarding school life sim
Wrath: Aeon of Ruin - Quake-like retro shooter
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 - Blood-sucking sim - Our preview
Young Souls - Artistic 2D beat-em-up
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