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Gaming is generating billions in revenue each year. Just when you think a new game can’t top the one before, it does. Graphics are improving year on year, creating more immersive gameplay that helps propel games to the top of the leaderboard. Gamers now want to feel as though they are the protagonist, and that’s done through crystal clear graphics, realistic sounds, and epic storylines. 

From first-person shooters to online role-playing games, some of the games released in 2021 so far have sent gamers into a frenzy. Below you’ll find 4 games worth purchasing if you haven’t already.

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Now this one is nostalgic. For many millennials, Ratchet and Clank was the game to play back in the good old days. The latest version is everything you would hope it to be. Many are hailing it as the first demonstration of what new-gen technology is capable of. touches on the incredible space-age technology and how it is revolutionising gameplay. The 4K graphics of the PS5 makes it feel as though you could reach out and touch Ratchet or Clank.

As with the previous Ratchet and Clank’s, the dynamic duo set out on an adventure to save the world right from the beginning. Although it starts with the iconic ‘saving the world’ talk, the game offers so much more. The writing tells a more emotionally resonating story, creating multi-dimensional gameplay like none of the others. The price is high, but it’s oh so worth it.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3 was long-anticipated, mainly because IO Interactive announced that Hitman 3 would last in the series for a long while. The game is one to be savoured. It took 3 years for IO Interactive to produce this masterpiece, and it did not disappoint. Hitman 3 pays tribute to the previous games in the series by putting Agent 47 into Berlin nightclubs and the bright lights of Chongqing to carry out his lethal crimes. 

Players can expect to use the same elaborate assassination techniques as the previous games in the series. Agent 47 has a unique, stealthy assassination technique that puts players on the edge of their seats. There are 6 immersive maps to conquer, which are full of chaos and brutal carnage, which is what players are after.

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury

A far cry from the mass-murdering Agent 47, Super Mario 3D World + Browser’s Fury is a fun-filled, nostalgic game perfect for some easy gameplay fun. It’s only available on the Nintendo Switch, but it is well worth getting your hands on. There’s a brand new Mario fuelled adventure to be had that lies in the wake of Super Mario Odyssey. 

There are so many different levels filled with vibrant colours and varied content that has you doing all sorts of random things. At one point, there’s the option to use the Super Bell power-up, which turns you into a cat that can climb walls. It’s the sort of game that’s great for playing on a dreary, rainy Sunday when you need a bright, neon fuelled pick me up. It brings nostalgic comfort, it’s easy to pick up, and it’s great fun.

Resident Evil Village

Throwing it back once again, the new Resident Evil did not disappoint. Think brutality, sinister vibes, and slightly silly behaviour, and you have Resident Evil. The latest in the series is no different. It’s a true horror game that brings out people’s dark and deadly side like only a game can. The game is based around Ethan Winters searching for his daughter, who has been kidnapped, and he will stop at nothing to find her. 

Players comment that rather than being entirely based around gore and horror, Resident Evil Village centres more around action, which we love. You’ll find hints of the previous 7 games in the series, such as the jokey humour that Resident Evil always manages to squeeze into its creepy thrillers.

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

You’re not a true gamer if you haven’t played Legend of Zelda. The newest version in the series won’t be released until 16 July, but it is well worth talking about. Only available on the Switch, Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is one of the most anticipated games of 2021. Skyward has been remastered ready for a move to the Switch, with characters such as Wind Waker having an HD update. 

Many considered the original, officially released in 2011, to be one of the most revolutionising and iconic games in history. With a strong origin story that creates the basis of the game, players can expect a densely layered game full of adventure. 

Gaming is advancing more rapidly than ever before, serving the growing demands of gamers who require more immersive, realistic gameplay than ever before. With the introduction of pioneering consoles such as the PS5 at the end of 2020, it’s no surprise that 2021 is full of incredible games.

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