2020 was one hell of a year for PC gaming. With the launch of new graphics cards and some hotly-anticipated game launches, players were spoilt for choice. But maybe you’ve made your way through games like Cyberpunk 2077 and Doom Eternal, and you’re left looking to the future, for the next big PC game. The great news is that in 2021, there is plenty to come.
In this guide, we’re going to pick out some of the best upcoming PC games of 2021 to give you an idea of what’s in store. Read on for our recommendations so you can prepare your rigs and get down to business when they land on the platform later this year.
The Best Upcoming PC Games of 2021
Given we’re so early in the year, we know there are plenty of games coming in 2021, but not all of them have official release dates just yet. We imagine we’ll hear about those very soon though. For this list, we’ve made sure to only touch on games that have a confirmed 2021 release window at time of writing.
Resident Evil Village — May 7
If you’ve been anywhere near social media in 2021, you’ve likely seen a large vampiric, hat-toting villain called Lady Dimitrescu. The lady is one of the main antagonists of Resident Evil Village, Capcom’s fast-approaching sequel to 2017’s Resident Evil 7: Biohazard. This time around series icon Chris Redfield is involved, and the story is touching on werewolves, vampires and all kinds of terrible zombie horrors, stemming from a mysterious European village.
Deathloop — May 21
Arkane Studios is known for making inimitable games, from Dark Messiah to Dishonored and 2017’s Prey. After some time working on Wolfenstein games, the team is back to work on something unique, and that has resulted in Deathloop – a 60s-inspired sci-fi shooter described as a “murder puzzle” that players need to perfect. It sounds fascinating, and is inspired by Arkane’s cancelled games like The Crossing. A studio of such undoubtable ambition, Deathloop is going to be one to watch this year.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga — Q2 2021
It’s hard to believe that it’s been more than 15 years since the first Lego Star Wars game. If you’re a fan, you’ll be pleased to know that in 2021 we’re getting a fully-fledged reboot of the franchise for next-generation consoles. Developed by Traveller’s Tales, The Skywalker Saga is a reimagining of the entire saga, with The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker added for good measure. Keep an eye on this one.
Halo Infinite — Fall 2021
Famously delayed away from the launch of Microsoft’s next-gen consoles the Xbox Series X and S, it’s easy to forget that the next instalment in the Halo franchise is coming to PC at launch too. An intriguing open-world spin on a famous formula, 343 Industries is hard at work trying to reinvent Master Chief’s escapades for the next-generation. It’s easily one of the biggest games on PC by default in 2021, so keep some hard-drive space spare for this one.
Psychonauts 2 — TBA 2021
Double Fine started its game development journey with the 3D platformer Psychonauts in 2005, and the game’s powerful legacy has led to a sequel, one that’s coming to PC in 2021. Psychonauts 2 looks like a meaningful development of the game’s original premise, one that sees protagonist Raz exploring the minds of other people and learning about their inner workings with his psychic powers.