The 3 Games You Don’t Want To Miss This Year!
If you’re a fan of video games, you should be prepared for a busy year, and let’s hope you haven’t made a promise to test all of them. This year, we’re going to see a lot of new releases. Some of them we’ve been waiting for a while, others we’ve had an unexpected treat. Due to the pandemic, many games have been pushed from last year to this one, and the list of new video games is long. The only place that seems to be able to keep up with the list is Wikipedia (2021 Video Games). With so many new games coming out, you may miss the best, but don’t worry about it! We’ve narrowed it down to the top 3 games you don’t want to miss this year, here they are;
Elden Ring (December 31, 2021)
This game was announced almost two years ago at E3 2019 and is planned to be released on December 31st, 2021. The anticipation started to build up as soon as the new year started and 12 months before it’s live, it’s already expected to be the best RPG games of 2021 in the Middle East. The rest of the world seems to have the same high expectations and the game has won the “Most Anticipated Game” Award, without even a new trailer or sneak peek release. Perhaps all of this secrecy is fueling the excitement as well but it’s not difficult to understand where the excitement is coming from.
Elden Ring is developed by From Software (Super-popular titles include the Souls series, Bloodborne, and the latest Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice). The developers collaborated with the Game of Thrones author George R.R Martin, so we can be sure the story will be superb. Hidetaka Miyazaki, former director of Dark Souls, is in charge of this project as well. We already know this game will be similar yet vastly different from Miyazaki’s previous excellent projects. It will be an action RPG, although this time featuring an open world. It is a matter of discussion of how open and *largescale * it will be. Typically compact, this time the setting is expected to be built for deep exploration.
The game won’t feature populated cities like The Elder Scrolls series but instead, conform to the theme of dungeons and ruins. One of the features we do know about is that unlike Dark Souls, you can finally ride horseback. Maybe due to the huge distances, we will have to cover?
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Back 4 Blood (June 18, 2021)
Like many others, you probably feel disappointed that Left 4 Dead 3 will not come out any time soon and the expectations were high in 2020 that Valve would confirm the rumors of the release. However, the disappointment got a lot easier to handle when it was announced Back 4 Blood will be released on the 18th of June this year.
The game is being developed by the original team behind Left For Dead(2008) and holds the same concept. Except that in what is more than a decade, we have made unbelievable advancements in all game technology. We should definitely expect a revolutionized version of the all-favorite zombie-survival shooter. At the same time, we already know some of the updated game mechanics.
This time, players will be able to upgrade their avatars, with various improvements such as Player’s Health, Damage, and Stamina. Also, the heroes are now called “Cleaners”. They are much more confident and experienced than previous regular folks who just stumbled upon an apocalypse. To learn more about the upcoming release, check out this detailed guide about the game.
Deathloop (May 21, 2021)
A scenario we all know quite well, the Time Loop. Our protagonist is stuck waking up on a sunny beach of an Island called Blackreef. Possibly not the worst place to be, it’s got a beach after all. You assume the role of Colt, an assassin with a mission to take out specific targets before midnight. Otherwise, the Loop resets, and you have to do it all over again. Our hero seems to be the only one being stuck in this time-trickery. All the other residents of the island pay no heed to what they do since they know it’s going to reset tomorrow. Presumably.
The game is a blend of mainly single-player with some multiplayer action sprinkled in. The multiplayer aspect enables you to assume the role of Julianna, another assassin with the goal of annihilating Colt. Basically, someone may be trying really hard to win the game, and you get the chance to burst into their session and ruin it all. Or, you will get surprised by meeting Julianna in your own game. Sounds thrilling. The player will have the ability to use stealth, various weapons, and terrain to attain their goals. You will have multiple runs through the game unless you manage to somehow do it your first time?! Unlikely.
The game is described as the perfect murder puzzle, and you will have to be on top of your game to solve it. It is being developed by Arkane Studios, the French Company behind the famous Dishonored series, and the late release Prey(2017), a title that was warmly received by gamers. For now, they are planning to release it in May this year, falling behind on the promised schedule of late 2020. It will be a Windows and PlayStation exclusive for one year, and then available to all gamers.
With Deathloop in May and Back 4 Blood in June, we will have plenty of time to play these games until it’s time for Elden Ring. We will have to wait until the very last day of this year to know if it really lives up to the expectations and will crown the year as the best game of 2021. At least we will have lots of fun while waiting!