In recent years, video game technology had taken leaps forward, transforming from pixelated graphics to lifelike graphics and immersive entertainment experiences. The 2020s had already seen the release of many great games, from record-breaking sales to critically acclaimed hits, but what games and technology will we be looking forward to?
With so many great video games releasing this year, it can be hard to know which titles you should be looking forward to most. But luckily, we can narrow it down to a few games that have been most eagerly awaited.
“Assassins Creed: Odyssey”
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey has hit stores in February. Set in Greece during the early years of Ancient Greece, Odyssey follows the origin story of the legendary Spartan hero, Alexios. Players take control of Alexios as he journeys from city-state to city-state, learning, growing, and unlocking new abilities.
Spider-Man is one of the most iconic superheroes ever created. He’s fun, he’s funny, he’s cool, and he’s always getting himself into some kind of trouble. And now, he’ll be the star of his own Spider-Man video game. After the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, it had already generated a lot of excitement online and in the studios, where developers are building the game.
“Kingdom Hearts III”
Kingdom Hearts III was finally released after years of waiting. With over 20 years of adventures and stories, the Kingdom Hearts series has finally been completed. The Kingdom Hearts series has spanned multiple consoles, and this third installment marks the longest gap in the series. Kingdom Hearts III follows the story of a young boy named Sora who discovers a missing piece of his heart. He learns he is part of a long line of Keyblade wielders, and his journey takes him to a dimension called Traverse Town.
“Call of Duty: Black Ops 5”
The COD series is one of the most popular video games in the world, and the COD series has always pushed the envelope with its gameplay, graphics, and storytelling. This year’s COD game has promised to bring even more to the table with an entirely new story, making it the perfect time to rank the most anticipated COD games.
“Uncharted 5: A Thief’s End”
The countdown to the release of “Uncharted 5: A Thief’s End” begins right now. The fifth installment in the critically acclaimed series, “Uncharted 5,” takes place in a sandbox-style open world full of adventure and surprises.
Sifu uses smarts to seamlessly blend gameplay into real-world challenges that players must overcome, using the techniques they learned from playing the game. For example, if you’re playing Bruce Lee, you’ll use your cinematic fighting style to take on opponents. Still, as you progress, you’ll soon realize that real-life situations call for more strategic, tactical thinking, even if you’re playing someone as iconic as Bruce Lee.
“Horizon Forbidden West”
Zero Dawn’s open world provided the perfect playground for Guerrilla Games to show off its powerful new engine, featuring a dynamic weather system and dynamic day-night cycles. In Horizon: Zero Dawn, players will find themselves in an open world full of mysterious robots, dangerous wildlife, and breathtaking vistas.
One thing is for sure – the video game industry hasn’t stood still. It’s never been hotter, and the industry’s future looks even brighter than it ever has before. The industry has already seen some monumental game releases, including the Nintendo Switch, which has sold over 100 million units and is already preparing to release some stellar games.
This year has shaped up to be a great year for video games, with some of the biggest releases of the year so far about to be unleashed. From games that bring us into faraway worlds to epic adventures to exciting sports games to intriguing new takes on classic genres, this year’s lineup has been one of the most diverse and exciting in quite some time.
The most anticipated video games of 2021 were diverse and came from a variety of publishers. Though each of the above-mentioned titles has its own story and gameplay elements, one thing all the games have in common is that they still offer an engaging experience that gamers can enjoy.