If you were one of many who adopted gaming into their everyday lives during quarantine, then you’re probably anticipating the top upcoming video games coming out this year. Whether you’re into the immersion of first person shooter tactical role playing games (RPGs), wanting to fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic horror world or wish to fulfill a life as an intergalactic space pirate, the amount of different video games on the rise is only growing. Whatever kind of platform you own or are deciding to invest in, be sure to be on the lookout for these most anticipated video games coming out this year.
“Stray” (Ps4 and Ps5)
You ever wonder what it’s like to live life as a stray cat in a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk world? Sony just revealed a release of a third-person feline puzzle simulation for this year, and what’s to come is an adventure of a backpacked cat trying to find home and a lost family. Among detailed developments by BlueTwelve Studio, gamers are immersed into a graphically enrapturing take on the Kowloon Walled City of Hong Kong occupied by robots and the iridescent super structures around them. Although the game’s details are still surfacing, what’s anticipated is your journey as a cat maneuvering through various obstacles around every neon-lit alleyway.
“Mario Golf: Super Rush” (Nintendo Switch)
Fans of any “Mario Party” game are always on the lookout for fresh gameplay and new ways to explore the powers of their favorite Mario characters. Set for release on June 25, “Mario Golf: Super Rush” will have you playing golf with up to four friends locally or online with the option of 16 different characters and assorted game modes. While the game is meant to have a friendly atmosphere, the competition is always fierce when playing modes like Speed or Battle Golf. But if you’re looking to just enjoy the animated greenery of the game, Gold Adventure is a single player option where it’s you against Mushroom Kingdom locals.
“Halo Infinite” (Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Microsoft Windows)
One of the most anticipated games coming out this year is the last and final “Halo” series, a military science fiction game that has been a gamer addiction since the early 2000s. Said to have a more expansive and intense Master Chief story to date, “Halo Infinite” will not only showcase Microsoft’s commitment to pristine graphics but also offer a chance to explore new modes, a handful of new guns and a storyline that hooks you in. With no other announcements of upcoming versions of “Halo,” developers want “Halo Infinite” to continue to grow over time, creating a game that will be enjoyed for another 20 years.
“Breath of the Wild 2” (Nintendo Switch)
Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the “Zelda” franchise, “Breath of the Wild 2” is one of the more popular and anticipated games coming out for Nintendo Switch. Because game critics and fans gave such high reviews over the first game, this sequel is a packed adventure expected to be another one of Nintendo’s big hits. The makers of this open world fantasy paid close attention to detail when it came to graphics and different exploratory options. As a result, the legend of Zelda continues on.
“Dying Light 2” (Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Ps4, Ps5, Microsoft Windows)
A sequel to the 2015 survival horror RPG is finally said to release this year with an even more extreme journey through the zombie apocalyptic world that Aiden Caldwell, the game’s new protagonist, has been adapted to overcome. With the developers equipping Caldwell with even more abilities to parkour across the dying city buildings, what’s expected is an expansive world full of scavenging, climbing and aggressive zombies around every corner. The team at Techland has been waiting to release this post-apocalyptic open world space, so be on the lookout for this one of a kind role playing action horror.
“God of War: Ragnarok” (Ps4 and Ps5)
With 16 years of one of the most epic franchises that Sony Interactive Entertainment has released, “God of War: Ragnarok" is said to follow another Greek mythological journey that protagonist Kratos is always destined to conquer. Having to adapt to these unworldly fantastical realms, this gory action adventure is paralleled with actual history regarding ancient Greek mythology, which makes it even more appealing to gamers with those kinds of interests. The game is known for its long puzzle-like structure infused with bloody combat action – this new release should have the same appeal.
“Horizon Forbidden West” (Ps4 and Ps5)
Continuing the story of Aloy, a young huntress from the first “Horizon Original Dawn," is a new journey involving the hero making her way through uncharted lands to find the source of a mysterious plague. The game is a beautiful open world third-person role playing game in which you explore and interact with incredibly lifelike environments and ecosystems while battling different animals and obstacles. The game is known for its high-tech advanced computer generated imagery, so be prepared for an immersion into one of the most fascinating post apocalyptic Earths known in the gaming world.
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