17 Upcoming PC games that will keep you Occupied in 2021

A new series of next-generation games are on the horizon and GPU performance is in higher demand in 2021.

With all-new game reveals and next-generation gaming technology, high quality 4K gaming may have reached its peak. Knowing what upcoming PC games to look out for will give you a positive mindset moving into 2021. Luckily, I have gathered all the awesome games that are releasing on most consoles and on PCs.

Here are the 17 Jaw-dropping upcoming PC games that will keep you occupied in 2021 in no particular order.

1. Batman Gotham Knights

Developed by WB Games Montreal, Batman Gotham Knights is an open-world role-playing game set in a time after Batman and James Gordon’s deaths. The increased crime and Lawlessness has left the city in chaos and the GCPD has turned corrupt. This has left Batman’s proteges Dick Grayson / Nightwing, Barbara Gordon / Batgirl, Tim Drake / Robin, and Jason Todd / Red Hood to put the city back in order.

You can play the entire game either solo or in a two-player Co-op so you can enjoy cozy times with a friend or a family member.

This is my second favorite game on the list and one that I am anticipating.

Release Date: 2021

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The Red Hood – Image from The Batman Gotham knights Website

2. Halo Infinite

After watching the live demo, I was fascinated by the graphics and exciting new features like the grappling hook. The original release date was August 2020 was then extended to late 2021 which is why this game made this list.

The First-person shooter developed by 343 industries is a continuation of Master Chief’s story in Halo 5: Guardians. Master Chief returns in the third chapter of the “Reclaimer Saga” with his most glorious adventure yet, to save humanity. Halo Infinite put more focus on the master chief than it did in Halo 5: Guardians.

This is definitely a banger of a game and should be added to your bucket list.

Release date: Late 2021

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Image from the Halo Infinite Website

3. S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2

The long-awaited Post-apocalyptic open-world first-person shooter game is announced to release in 2021. Developed by GSC Game World for Windows. Although, at the Xbox games showcase we learned that Xbox series X users have the opportunity to enjoy the game on their console. S.T.A.L.K.E.R stands for Scavengers, Trespassers, Adventurers, Loners, Killers, Explorers and Robbers and S.T.A.L.K.E.R 2 is the 4th installation of the series of games.

Introducing A-life 2.0 (an AI that operates with or without your awareness), the decisions you make influence the world around you. The game introduces a nonlinear story that has many endings based on the decisions you make through gameplay.

After going through troubled times over the years, GSC shares that this is their biggest game and yet to be the most Epic of them all.

Release date: 2021

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4. Resident Evil Village

The upcoming survival horror developed by Capcom brings in new twists and improvements to the resident evil series. The eighth entry brings in ultra-realistic graphics and is powered by the RE engine. The aim is to fight to survive. This has been the vision of all resident evil games.

The game is staged years after the tragic events of Resident Evil 7 biohazard. After weathering the storm, Ethan’s life comes crashing down when Chris Redfield makes an appearance and wreaks havoc in Ethan’s life. Ethan falls into a nightmare that forces him to search for answers to establish his life again.

The game is set in Europe just as Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and will be played in a first-person perspective.

Release date: 2021

5. Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

The trailer of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide yells mayhem and gruesome action. The upcoming first-person action game is developed by Fatshark is planned to release on the Xbox series X/S and steam in 2021.

It is set in the 40,000 universe & is a 4 player Co-op that you can grab a couple friends and have fun with.

The game won the game of the year PC-gamer award, which goes to show that there is plenty this game has to offer.

Release date: 2021

6. Outriders

This third-person shooter developed by People Can Fly and published by Square Enix is set to be released on February 2nd, 2021.

It has the essence of role-playing games as you can customize your Outrider and pick from one of four unique classes to destroy your enemy. Each class has its own set of destructive abilities. Explore the hostile planet of Enoch as you set out on a journey to find the mysterious signal.

The game is set to release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S. It will also release on Stadia later in 2021.

Release date: February 2nd, 2021

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Images from the outriders website

7. Hood: Outlaws & Legends

This awesome PvPvE game that is set out in medieval times is based on performing the perfect heist and getting away with the loot, alive. In each mission, you team up with Three of your friends and go against a rival group of four players. You must eliminate the guards and get to the loot before the other team does. As you can tell this leads to an epic three-way battle. Will you choose to be stealthy or will you go in guns blazing?

Release date: October 5th, 2021

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Image from the hood: outlaws and legends website

8. Far Cry 6

In the 6th installment of the Far Cry Series, you must work against a dictator and his son to bring order back to Yara. Set in the Caribbean island named Yara, you take the role of a guerrilla fighter. Your mission is to attempt to liberate the nation from the oppression of a ruthless Tyrant.

Developed by Ubisoft Toronto, the game will be available on February 18th, 2021.

If you are a lover of the Far Cry Series then this is definitely one of the upcoming PC games to pick up in 2021.

Release date: February 18th, 2021

9. Biomutant

This open-world action role-playing game is set in a world that was struck by a natural disaster. The disaster caused toxic oil from beneath to pollute the tree of life. The tree is the creator of life and consists of 5 roots. You have to save the tree of life by defeating the creatures that are at the end of each root.

The game offers an adventure of a lifetime as there are many weird characters you can meet. There are also different forms of travel such as horses, jet-skis, and air balloons. The martial art style allows you to mix in shooting, melee, and powers from your mutations while having the freedom of movement and agility. You play as a mammalian warrior in a world filled with mutated animals and you will be able to recode your genetic structure. Recoding your genetic structure changes the way you look and influences your gameplay.

The game is developed by Experiment 101, the child company of THQ Nordic, and is played in a third-person perspective. This is an awesome game to play on your own as it is a single-player game.

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Image for the biomutant website

Release date: 2021

10. Chorus

Chorus or Chorvs is an evolutionary space combat shooter game that features dark horror elements and a mysterious world. You play as a skilled pilot named Nara. Nara was part of a cult and she was the right hand of the leader of the cult. Her ship is an advanced AI that has been there and fully understands what Nara is going through. You lead them both on a quest for redemption across the galaxy.

The game features innovative space fighter combat meaning it won’t feel like any other space shooter game out there. You can mix and match weapons to get a unique set of weapons and unlock deadly abilities. Nara and Forsaken become one as you can chain different powers together to become the ultimate living weapon.

Release date: 2021

11. Humankind

A new release from Amplitude Studios and Sega brings a 4X game to the mix. Humankind allows you to create your own civilization by combining about 60 historical cultures. You can lead to different outcomes depending on the cultures you pick, hence the motto of the game “ How far will you push humankind”. The game is created to rival Civilization 6. As the player, you lead your civilization across six major eras of human civilization starting at the nomadic age. You direct how civilization expands, create cities, and control other units as they interact with other civilizations. You build fame by making good decisions, accomplishing good deeds, and winning battles.

If you enjoyed Civilization games then you’ll love humankind. You can play the upcoming PC game In Lucy Opendev on Steam on the 15th of December to give it a go.

Release date: April 22nd, 2021

12. Evil genius 2

Evil genius is a Spy-fi strategy game developed by Rebellion Developments and will release in the first half of 2021. The game is the sequel of Evil genius which originally released in 2004 by Elixr Studios. In 2006, Rebellion purchased Elixr giving IP rights to Rebellion, including the rights to evil genius.

In evil genius 2, one of your major objectives is to build an island layer. You get minions that do the heavy lifting while you stand around giving orders. Each minion has its own unique personality meaning they have different traits. These traits give you clues as to what jobs the minions will best be suited for. As you expand and train your minions you can create specialists to help improve your evil plans.

In the original game, you didn’t have access to the doomsday device until the very end of the game. In the new release, your objective is to build a doomsday device from the ground up. If you’re into strategy games, evil genius 2 will be a profound top upcoming pc game pickup in 2021.

Release date: First half of 2021

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Image from the evil genius website

13. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

The upcoming Action-adventure game is scheduled to be released in 2021 will the 6th entry of the Star Wars series games. The game is the successor to Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens and will adapt all nine entries it the Skywalker Saga series of films.

The new twist to this game is that it is an open-world game, unlike the previous games which proceed linearly. You can begin the game from any of the nine Skywalker saga episodes and complete them in any order you wish. Each episode consists of 5 story missions making a total of 45 missions. You an improved combat system, lightsaber wielders using a variety of combos with light attacks, heavy attacks, and force moves. Blaster characters have an over the shoulder camera angle mimicking a third-person shooter game.

If your a fan of Star Wars and LEGO as I am, picking up The LEGO Star Wars game should be in the best of your interest.

Release date: Spring 2021

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Image from The LEGO star wars website

14. Shadow Warrior 3

I couldn’t help but chuckle at the humor instilled in this game when I watched the demo. The developers definitely do their best at blending humor and gruesome action into this game. This is my favorite game on the list essentially because I believe I would never get bored playing Shadow Warrior.

The upcoming first-person shooter game is developed by Flying Wild Hog and is a sequel to Shadow Warrior 2 which was released in 2016.

As the player, you assume the control of Lo Wang who is the series protagonist. He has a large arsenal of firearms arms he uses to destroy anyone who gets in his way. In the linear action-packed campaign, Wang runs on walls, uses a grappling hook to swing from place to place. He uses large guns to blast through his enemies and has a katana for close up melee attacks.

This is a superior game I am anticipating in 2021 as I found myself hooked watching the demo.

Release date: 2021

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Image from the shadow warrior website

15. Roller Champions

When I first had a look at the gameplay of roller champions, the first thought that came to mind was, “Is this rocket league on roller skates?” It turns out that the game has a different dynamic to it.

Developed by Ubisoft Montreal the Upcoming game is a free to play 3v3 competitive multiplayer sports game to be released in 2021. Two teams battle each other to earn 5 points within seven minutes. To get goals, a player must have the ball, evade other team players as they attempt to tackle and shoot the ball in the hoop. The player in possession of the ball must at least complete a lap before attempting to take a shot. The more you play the game the more fans you get. You even get fans for not winning a game.

Release date: 2021

16. Hitman 3

Returning for the most important contracts of his career, agent 47 carries out contracted assassinations of criminal targets across the globe. The beloved stealth assassination game will be the eighth installment to the Hitman series. It is also the conclusion of the Assassination trilogy. IOI’s award-winning Glacier technology powers HITMAN 3’s tactile and immersive game world making gameplay unparalleled.

As the player, you assume control of agent 47 and travel exotic locations while doing what agent 47 is born to do, assassinate.

You can import all the game locations from HITMAN 1 and HITMAN 2. This will be at no additional cost to you.

Release date: January 2021

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Image from the hitman 3 website

17. The Medium

In this psychological horror game, you assume the character of Marianne, a medium. You live in two worlds, the spiritual and the real world, and the ability to inhabit both worlds aids for puzzle solving. Many Years ago, an unthinkable tragedy took place at the hotel that you travel to and there you begin to search for difficult answers.

The game is developed by the Bloober Team and played in the third-person perspective.

Release date: 28 January 2021

Conclusion

As you can see, 2021 has some epic upcoming PC games giving us a wide array of choices. Personally, I am going with Shadow warrior 3. Which game will you be going with? Let us know in the comment section below.

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