Are you looking for your next favorite game for 2021? Look no further. In this article, we list some of our top great new releases for PC – offering you hours of fun and interactive gameplay, with titles you’ll keep coming back to for years to come.
BACK 4 BLOOD
From the popular zombie cooperative game makers of Left 4 Dead comes the PC game Back 4 Blood, an unofficial follow-up where players fight along with their friends to beat the Ridden. These are zombie humans who have been plagued with a parasitic life form that feeds off the host. Along with the 4-player cooperative story mode, there’s a competitive multiplayer mode in which players can chase their friends around arenas while playing as one of the Ridden.
As you play in campaign mode, you rack up a collection of the coolest Back 4 Blood cards to help amp up your character for every game – putting you in a position to claim victory against the onslaught of the infected each time you head out.
In this open-world massively multiplayer online game from Amazon Game Studio, players will find themselves wrecked on the mystical isle of Aeternum, where they have to level up their avatars to survive and make their character stronger. There isn’t any form of automatic targeting, so you’ll need to aim to attack and fend off the bad guys in real-time with guns, swords, and even magic.
Additionally, there aren’t any classes in New World. Instead, you will have to add skill points to your personal features as you move up and upgrade your New World weapon and trade skills as you use them. If you are eager to get online on one of the bustling New World servers, try consulting a New World beginner’s guide to find out how you can play with friends in the New World.
DIABLO 2: RESURRECTED
Diablo 2: Resurrected will take you on an incredible mission to defeat the nefarious trio – Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal – once more. The popular role-playing game has been rebooted from the top-down, with upgraded graphics and enhanced features. With the click of a button, the game can be restored to its original format to demonstrate how many things have changed.
You can either navigate the game solo or fend off Hell’s scariest enemies with up to eight of your friends. If you have not had the opportunity to play Diablo 2, this reboot is intended to demonstrate to new and former players why this game is thought by many to be one of the greatest role-playing games in history.
Deathloop, Arkane Studios’ most recent stealth action game, takes place on the fantasy isle of Blackreef, a place that’s stuck within a time loop where every day repeats itself again and again. Players take control of Colt Vahn, someone who wakes up on a beach with a case of amnesia. He’s forgotten his identity, with his only memory being of a woman called Julianna killing him. The two infamous assassins go up against one another in the time loop as Colt attempts to strategize his escape.
Deathloop has garnered critical acclaim down the aisle, including a Metacritic score of 88 out 100, who have described this title as one of the best games of 2021.
LIFE IS STRANGE: TRUE COLORS
Life is Strange: True Colors follows the character of Alex Chen, who possesses the ability to read the feelings of people around her. After her brother’s death, Alex comes back to her hometown of Haven Springs, located in the mountains of Colorado, where she has to use her psychic gifts to reveal the truth about his death.
As Alex gets to know the local townsfolk of Haven Springs, she delves deeper into her own emotions in a town that really feels full of life, a sense of community and hope.
Ten years after Psychonauts first came out, Psychonauts 2 was finally released, and it’s massive. The Psychonauts 2 is an uncommon sequel that manages to prove itself to be an upgrade over its predecessor in every way that counts. It’s chock full of gorgeous worlds and unexpected interactions, and its colorful characters are both comical, realistic, and easy to relate to.
Psychonauts 2 is a bizarre platformer with a range of fantastic characters. Players take control of Raz, a well-trained acrobat with psychic abilities who has been enlisted by an elite set of psychic spies – the Psychonauts. Jump, explore, and finish assignments in your mission to beat a murderous psychic supervillain in a novel and unforgettable story.
From the same people who brought you Endless Legend comes a brand-new period, turn-based strategy game – Humankind. Rather than choosing a single historical kingdom and taking control of its trajectory – from Neolithic tools to modern technology – this game is divided into seven historical eras, with every leader in Humankind picking a different culture for that specific era. This means that your empire may be dominated by Vikings in Medieval times, only to be followed up with by Persians in the early-modern period.
Regardless of which path you decided to follow, the purpose of this game is to earn yourself the most Humankind fame by the time the game is complete. You can do this in a few different ways. Such as when you go to war with foreign nations – as you inevitably will. Battles in this game are incredibly detailed. Players can beat great odds by doing things like taking advantage of the in-game terrain, giving everything a hyper-realistic feel that is dependent on strategy more than chance.
This game takes place in a very sleek, urban world where players take control of a factory worker in a futuristic, cyberpunk metropolitan city. In this city, all property is owned by the Ascent Group. That is until everything falls apart and characters have to find a way to survive the environment. This action role-playing game has a ton of enemies to combat and a wide variety of guns, controllable robots and hacking enhancements.