The new games of 2021 are already looking like a stacked bunch. Due in part to the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 was a chaotic year that saw quite a lot of games—big and small—get delayed until 2021. Now that the new year is almost upon us, we’ve got quite a feast of new PC games to look forward to even early in the year. Highly anticipated games like Halo Infinite and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 have made their way to this year’s calendar alongside big, newly-announced games like Hitman 3. With the new PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles launching late in 2020, 2021 is sure to be full of surprises. The new year’s releases will likely capitalize on the power in those new consoles, which PC versions should benefit from too.
We likely haven’t quite seen the end of game delays caused by the pandemic as developers continue to work from home. As with last year, we’ll keep this page up to date with all the new announcements, delays, and reveals for games releasing in 2021.
This is your big guide to the games to watch in 2021, which we’ve organized by month to help you look ahead. At the top we’ve highlighted the biggest and most anticipated games launching this year. At the bottom are 2021 games with release dates “TBA”—things that should be (or we hope will be) arriving in the next year—but haven’t yet committed to a release date.