We live in a society, but at least that society has video games. Here’s a list of the bigger upcoming releases to look forward to for the remainder of 2021.
New World (PC) releases September 28 ($ 40)
Amazon’s first proper entry into the gaming world is an MMORPG (massively multiplayer online role-playing game) where players colonize a fictional world similar to the Americas.
FIFA 22 (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO) released October 1 ($ 60)
Have you ever watched football thinking “Can I do this?” The best-selling sports video game franchise is back for the 28th year in a row to give you the chance to score screams outside the box.
Far Cry 6 (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Stadia) releases October 7 ($ 60)
How does the overthrow of a regime sound in a tropical paradise aesthetically inspired by Cuba? This first-person shooter will have the largest map in Far Cry history and, according to the editor, is a story “about the conditions that led to the rise of fascism.” With Giancarlo Esposito as the main villain, there’s almost no reason not to wait for Far Cry 6.
Metroid Dread (Switch) releases October 8 ($ 60)
Metroid Dread was originally designed in the mid-2000s for the Nintendo DS but was discontinued. Fifteen years later, we finally see Metroid returning in the first 2D Metroid game since Fusion in 2002.
Back 4 Blood (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO) released October 12 ($ 60)
The editors of the Left 4 Dead franchise return with their spiritual successor to the beloved multiplayer zombie game. The new mechanics include a card mechanic where players build a deck to alter their stats. Players take on the role of “cleaners” who invade zombie areas to make them safe for citizens.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO, Switch) releases October 26 ($ 60)
Marvel’s first big entry into the gaming world with Marvel’s The Avengers was a disappointing and underwhelming launch for many comic book fans. Their latest release will be a third-person action-adventure game in which players command Star-Lord and fight their way through the universe with their loving team of Guardians of the Galaxy.
Mario Party Superstars (Switch) releases October 29 ($ 60)
Gather your taste buds and minigame the night away with all your favorite Mario characters on remade maps and minigames from the latest Mario Parties.
Call of Duty: Vanguard (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO) releases November 5 ($ 60)
Witness the birth of Special Forces and the threat of combat coming from WWII theaters in the 19th installment of this blockbuster first-person shooter franchise. Call of Duty Vanguard comes with 20 new multiplayer maps, a revamped Vanguard-centric Warzone experience, and more WWII zombies to make your heart beat faster.
Forza Horizon 5 (PC, XSX, XBO) releases November 9 ($ 60)
The Forza Horizon franchise is, without a doubt, Microsoft’s most consistent franchise. This arcade racing game lets you travel through beautiful countries, enjoy the views and roar through the picturesque landscapes. Forza Horizon 5 takes you to Mexico and introduces you to a new weather system to make your journeys past active volcanoes, ancient Mayan architecture and bustling Mexican metropolises even more exciting.
Battlefield 2042 (PC, PS5, XSX, PS4, XBO) releases November 19 ($ 60)
Battlefield returns in what promises to be an intense comeback for the franchise after the disappointing launch of Battlefield V. Without single-player mode, the story of the collapse of the European Union and the ensuing war between the America and Russia will run in multiplayer. Dynamic environments, new weapons, 128-player maps and a futuristic, cyberpunk aesthetic make this Battlefield one of the most anticipated versions of the new generation of consoles.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (Switch) release November 19 ($ 60 each)
The classic fourth-generation Pokemon games return in Nintendo’s remake of Diamond and Pearl. You can explore Sinnoh again, but this time with updated graphics and gameplay.
Halo Infinite (PC, XSX, XBO) releases December 8 ($ 60 campaign / free multiplayer)
Master Chief returns in this beloved sci-fi shooter to battle the Banished, a group of Brute mercenaries. In response to the backlash of Halo 5’s lack of split-screen gameplay, Couch Co-op has been revived for Halo Infinite. While single player will cost $ 60, multiplayer is completely free and sees new additions, like a grappling hook, as well as updates to classic Halo staples like the Assault Rifle.