Games to Upgrade For – 2021 Edition

2020 was a big year for great games, and 2021 is shaping up to be amazing too! So, I thought it would be worth looking to the year ahead to see what great games are on the horizon – just like we did last year! Here are the PC games to upgrade for in 2021.

Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (February 4, 2021)

Even though we haven’t seen all that much of this game, I’m pretty confident to say it looks amazing so far. The gorgeous stylistic look of the game is certain to look amazing on a kick-ass PC. From the quick look at game play recently released on the PlayStation, the combat seems very fluid and almost reminds me of an old school PS1 game that has been remastered. So, if you are going to kick-ass as a werewolf, why not do it in style when this game releases in February 2021.

source: Wccftech

Deathloop (Releases May 21, 2021)

If there is one thing Arkane Studios does well, its good looking games. Both the Dishonored series, and Prey were gorgeous games with amazing game play. And it seems their upcoming release is no exception. Deathloop is a first-person shooter with a 70’s theme, where every time you die, you get looped back to start all over again. An FPS that looks this fun and engaging, deserves to be played on a great system that’s for certain! So, keep an eye out for this stunning game when it releases in May 2021.

source: Press Start Australia

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes (Releases sometime 2021)

While we have only so far seen a super quick teaser, if Supermassive Games’s past games are anything to go by, this game is going to look amazing too! Both Man of Medan and Little Hope both utilizes incredibly life-like graphics for their characters, so much so it’s hard to tell if it’s switched to live action. These games have consistently delivered in terms of intense storytelling and looks, and the latest in the series coming out in 2021, House of Ashes, looks like it will be no exception. Hopefully this game releases sooner rather than later, with no confirmed release date yet however.

source: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Far Cry 6 (Releases sometime 2021)

Do I even have to explain by now why Far Cry is a game worth upgrading for? These games consistently look incredible, not to mention have big, detailed open world environments. On top of that, Far Cry 6 is bringing us back to the tropics finally, where we haven’t been in since Far Cry 3. Playing the Far Cry games at low settings is just a crime! On top of that, Far Cry 6 is going to star Giancarlo Esposito! Don’t make yourself watch that INSANELY talented man’s acting at low settings! Luckily though, you do have some time to save up, with no solid release date set just yet.

source: GamesRadar

Gotham Knights (Releases sometime 2021)

If you’ve even just taken even a glimpse of the previous Arkham games by WB studios, you will understand why this is on this list. The world of Gotham City has always looked gorgeous in those games – and the last of them came out back in 2015! Imagine how good it will look now 5 years later! Even though this technically not part of the same Arkham universe, it will still certainly pack a punch when it releases. Also, playing as 4 different characters with unique combat skills and styles will certainly play all that much smoother on a great system. Like the past few games listed, we still don’t know a release date yet, but fingers crossed it will be sometime this coming year.

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Halo Infinite (Releases Q3/4 2021)

So, you might be thinking, “Hey, didn’t you say to upgrade for this last year?” And yes, you are correct. This game was originally slated for release in December 2020, but after a very lackluster trailer released earlier in 2020, the game was suddenly pushed back. But the silver lining is it can be on these lists twice – hooray for me! With surely to be very impressive graphics and game play, this game is sure to be a big release when it finally drops in the latter half of the year. So, like I said last year, you’ve had more than enough time to get your saving together for this beast of a game! Don’t let Master Chief down!

source: Microsoft

Hogwarts Legacy (Releases sometime 2021)

It’s finally here! The Harry Potter game we have ALL been waiting for! For years, fans have wanted a Harry Potter RPG game, and it’s finally on the way. While we haven’t seen all that much of the game yet, and it does seem quite stylized, why wouldn’t you want to make sure your rig is top notch for this game? Exploring Hogwarts with frame drops or stuck on ultra-low settings? No thank you very much! Releasing (fingers crossed) at some point in 2021, I know I and many others are eagerly awaiting when this game finally releases (especially considering my Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail years back, so this is the closest I’m gonna get!).

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Psychonauts 2 (Releases sometime 2021)

This is just my personal pick on the list because I ADORE Psychonauts. It’s honestly one of the most underrated games of all time. Hearing it was getting a sequel filled me with such joy, and it should for you too as this is a great game and hopefully the sequel brings more awareness to it. While I don’t expect the game to be too graphically intense as its pretty stylized, why not upgrade for it? It’s a game worth your love and attention and… just get it promise? It was a first due for release in 2020, but was pushed back to 2021 – so more than enough time to save up! Now go play the first game while you wait please!

source: Doublefine YouTube

Back 4 Blood (Releases June 22, 2021)

Games have been pretty quiet on the zombies front lately, but not for long! From the team that made Left 4 Dead, comes Back 4 Blood! Although it’s technically an entirely different game, it follows a similar premise to Left 4 Dead. You have a team of 4 people, fighting through a zombie apocalypse. The game and gun play look suburb, not to mention the graphics look pretty polished too, even from the alpha game play footage we’ve seen. With a June 2021 release date, those of you who love zombie games don’t have long to wait!

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Crimson Desert (Releases Winter 2021)

While we still don’t know all that much about this game, the recent trailer premiered at the Game Awards 2020 was incredibly impressive. This upcoming open world action-adventure game is developed by Pearl Abyss most known for the multiplier RPG game Black Desert Online. The game boasts high fidelity graphics and game features, as well as an amazing story too. It’s due for release in Winter 2021, so we should see a bunch more trailers hopefully between now and then to find out even more!

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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition (Releases Spring 2021)

Many Bioware fans were super ecstatic to hear about the Mass Effect trilogy getting a remaster. (No more clunky Mako for us… at least, we hope.) Considering the original 3 hold up quite well anyway, we can only begin to imagine how amazing the remaster will be! Also, lets be honest, some of the game play leaves a bit to be desired too. So, this remaster is honestly the greatest idea ever, and many of us can’t wait to jump back into Shepherds shoes! With an estimated Spring 2021 release, luckily, we might not have to wait very long!


Elden Ring (Releases ???)

The much-anticipated next game by From Software, seems quite illusive in terms of its release date. Many believed it would release sometime in 2020, however now that’s moved to a ‘hopeful’ 2021 release date instead. From the brief announcement trailer in 2019, it looks like this game is going to be truly impressive and with the combined minds of Miyazaki AND George R.R. Marin, it’s sure to be a fantasy EPIC! Considering From Software’s last game, Sekiro: Shadows Died Twice only came out in 2019 it might be little hopeful to expect the game to release next year, but we can dream can’t we!

source: Gamespot YouTube

So, there were the PC games to upgrade for in 2021!

Whether half of these actually come out next year remains to be seen, but it never hurts to be ready! Are there any other Games to Upgrade for in 2021? Let us know below!

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