2021 has been a good year for gaming already with games such as the recently released Resident Evil Village, Returnal, It Takes Two, Hitman 3, Monster Hunter Rise and more already proving to be great successes. But, there’s still over half of the year left so let’s take a look at 5 games to look forward to for the rest of 2021.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart isn’t very far off releasing now with the game’s June 11 release date less than a month away now. In this latest adventure, the titular heroes Ratchet & Clank embark on a mission to stop a robotic emperor intent on conquering cross-dimensional worlds, with their own universe next in the firing line. They’re joined by Rivet – a Lombax resistance fighter from another dimension. From the trailers and gameplay videos we’ve seen so far, it’s fair to say that Ratchet & Clank: Right Apart looks like a true next-gen showcase.
Back 4 Blood
Left 4 Dead fans will be keeping a close eye on its spiritual successor, Back 4 Blood. Back 4 Blood is a thrilling cooperative first-person shooter from the creators of the critically acclaimed Left 4 Dead franchise. Experience the intense 4 player co-op narrative campaign, competitive multiplayer as human or Ridden, and frenetic gameplay that keeps you in the action. It’s one that should be exciting to review, just like how there’s the Casimba Casino Review as well.
Back 4 Blood features a dynamic, perilous world in a 4-player co-op story campaign where you must work together to survive increasingly challenging missions. You can play with up to 3 of your friends online or go solo and lead your team in battle. You can choose from 8 customizable Cleaners, one of the immune survivors, and a range of lethal weapons and items. Strategize against an ever-evolving enemy bent on your total destruction. The Alpha impressions were glowing so this is definitely one to look forward to.
God of War: Ragnarok
What more can be said about God of War 2018 that hasn’t been praised already? The soft reboot was a triumphant return for Kratos and easily one of the best games of the entire generation. It might seem a bit soon, then, that its sequel is ready for 2021 but that’s the latest info direct from Sony themselves. As of right now, not a whole lot is known about God of War Ragnarok but here’s what we do know:
We know it’s still being developed by Sony Santa Monica and will carry on with Norse mythology. In fact, the ending of God of War 2018 showed the introduction of Thor. We also learned that Faye was actually a giant called Laufey, making Atreus half-god and half-giant, and was born with another name, Loki. The trickster god from Norse mythology. Given how great God of War 2018 was on PS4 hardware, God of War Ragnarok should be even more breathtaking on the PS5 and is one to look forward to if it is indeed still coming out in 2021.
Life is Strange: True Colours
The award-winning Life is Strange is, in my opinion, the best episodic story game. True Colours brings with it an all-new playable lead character and a thrilling mystery to solve. Alex Chen has long suppressed her ‘curse’: the supernatural ability to experience, absorb and manipulate the strong emotions of others, which she sees as blazing, colored auras. When her brother dies in a so-called accident, Alex must embrace her volatile power to find the truth – and uncover the dark secrets buried by a small town.
Deathloop certainly has one of the most interesting premises I’ve ever seen for a video game. Deathloop is a next-gen FPS from Arkane Lyon, the award-winning studio behind Dishonored. In Deathloop, two rival assassins are trapped in a mysterious timeloop on the island of Blackreef, doomed to repeat the same day for eternity. Arkane is renowned for magnificently artistic worlds with multiple pathways and emergent gameplay. Deathloop will present a stunning, retro-future, 60s-inspired environment that feels like a character within itself.
There’s also a multiplayer element to Deathloop but it is completely optional. You’ll experience Deathloop’s main story as Colt, hunting down targets across the island of Blackreef to break the loop and earn your freedom. All the while, you’ll be hunted by your rival Julianna, who can be controlled by another player. So if you’re feeling devious, you, too, can step into Julianna’s stylish sneakers and invade another player’s campaign to kill Colt.