2020 was an amazing year for video games. We saw a ton of exciting releases and, thanks to the lockdown, we had a lot of time to sit at home and play games. Here's to the hope that 2021 will surpass 2020 in terms of the quality and quantity of the video games we see.
In order to host a proper welcome to 2021, we've gathered a list of the top three games that you should be looking forward to in 2021.
- Release Date: 20 January 2021
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Stadia, Nintendo Switch
Hitman 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the 2016 reboot of Agent 47. The 'dramatic conclusion to the world of assassination series' will feature six new exotic locations including Dubai, Dartmoor, Berlin, and Chongqing. If you own a copy of Hitman or Hitman 2, you'll be able to load all the maps and your progression to Hitman 3.
Once again, players will have the chance to step into the shoes of Agent 47, the silent killer, and assassinate high-value targets across the globe. You'll have an assortment of weapons and tools, some deadly and others wacky.
For the first time ever, Hitman will come with VR support, so you'll be able to 'actually' step into Agent 47's shoes and see the world from his lethal perspective. And, since you can import Hitman and Hitman 2, you can even play those games in VR with. The only minor downside here is that you'll have access to the VR experience only on PS4 with PSVR and PS5 with backwards compatibility. PC players are, unfortunately, out of luck.
- Release Date: 28 January 2021
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X/S
The Medium is an upcoming, Microsoft exclusive psychological horror video game. The unique point of the game is that it will render two worlds simultaneously. So players the players must explore and survive two realities at the same time.
Basically, The Medium is supposed to be an extravagant tech demo that will highlight the swift loading speeds of Xbox Series S/X by rendering two worlds at the same time. But unlike some other uninspired tech demos, The Medium is a full-fledged horror game that has been hyped to blow you away. Coming from the team behind Layers of Fear and Observer, The Medium's horror scale is being compared to Konami's cancelled Silent Hills.
If you're a horror fan, then The Medium is a must play in January. The game will work best on Xbox Series S/X. However, if you're thinking about playing the game on PC, then make sure you're packing some beefy specs or have a fire extinguisher handy because rendering two worlds at once ain't an easy task.
King Arthur: Knight's Tale
- Release Date: 12 January 2021
- Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S
We have all heard the Arthurian legends and countless retellings of the story. But have you heard the retelling where Modred is the good guy and you're tasked to kill Arthur? This reimagining of the Arthurian myth makes Mordred the saviour of Avalon, on a quest to finish off Arthur, given to him by the Lady of the Lake.
King Arthur: Knight's Tale is a unique blend between turn-based tactical and classic character-based RPGs where you, as Sir Modred, are tasked to gather 30 knights of the round table and save England. Nurture a knight by giving them good loot and sending them on epic quests and they will stay by your side forever. Don't recognise their work and give them lowly rewards without any fame and they'll turn against you. And if you send them on an extremely risky quest, they may never come back.
One of the big selling points of Hitman 3 was backwards compatibility with Hitman 2 progress and levels, allowing you to transfer over data...