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Top 5 game releases to watch out for in 2021

We have seen some of the best classic games getting rebooted while getting some of the modern releases along the way.

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Video games have been a source of entertainment for a lot of people since the pandemic hit us. They have served as a platform to keep us sane and stay connected with our friends.

2020 showed some new aspects of gaming development, and some new innovations in the gaming industry were introduced as the developers were stuck at home. 

Since 2021 there have been a lot of new game releases that have made a huge impact on us. This will be a guide to some of the best games that were released this year.

If you are looking for some reliable reviews for the games we are about to mention, keep reading. Here are the top 5 game releases of 2021.

Monster Hunter Rise

The game was developed by a well-known name in the gaming industry: Capcom. This is a continuation to the monster series, and the game is very familiar to the base game itself. The gameplay, which includes killing monsters to craft weapons and armor, is still very enjoyable as it was when the game was first released.

The game takes the best parts of its predecessor and adds new interesting gameplay features to further elevate the experience. The game now also focuses on verticality in the environment, which was not there before. You can use the new Wirebug to navigate the skies of the world.

With new monsters to conquer and engaging combat with new moves to master, there is a lot that you can do in Monster Hunter Rise

Mass Effect Legendary Edition

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Mass Effect games were a huge hit in 2007 and were some of the most played games on Xbox 360. The game was very ahead of its time and offered a stunning sci-fi story with great visuals.

The community has been asking for an upgrade of the series for a long time. Well, now we are getting a reboot of these games in the form of Mass Effect Legendary Edition with stunning graphics and a supporting resolution of up to 4K.

The game has improved quite a lot in terms of graphics, user interface, vehicle controls and especially combat. The controls feel much smoother, and overall, the gameplay is better. The famous choice-and-consequence system, which allows every playthrough to play out differently, is still there. You can enjoy this modern masterpiece on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Hitman 3

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If you ever wanted to play as an assassin, carefully planning to infiltrate a place to take out the main target, then Hitman is the game for you. Hitman’s stealth system, the gameplay which allows the player to progress without getting detected by anyone, is still top-notch. The famous protagonist, Agent 47, is still as intense, deadly, and cool in this part as in the other ones.

The game contains some of the most innovative levels the Hitman series has seen yet. The graphics are on par with some of the most famous triple-A titles. All six maps that the game has to offer are beautiful and very immersive when played.

This part is the final one in the Hitman trilogy that started in 2016. The game is available on multiple platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, and even Google Stadia.

Returnal

If you saw Edge of Tomorrow and were blown away by the concept of the movie, then Returnal will be the game for you. It follows the same concept of death loop and hence the game title lives up to its name.  

Selene, the protagonist of the game, crashes on a strange alien planet known as Atropos. She is stuck in a time loop and is reborn every time she is killed by any creatures lurking in the wild. The game uses sound in the most innovative way and takes the concept of immersive games to a whole new level.

Its precise shooting may take some time to get used to but rewards players who have put their time and effort in. If you don’t have a PS5, however, then you might feel a little disappointed as the game is a PS5 exclusive.

Resident Evil Village

Resident Evil has been the game that is keeping the horror genre alive in the gaming industry. The game was developed by Capcom, and it created a lot of memes due to its main antagonist. The game was developed on the basis of the success that Resident Evil 7 received. 

This time the story takes place in an “abandoned” European village that offers even creepier surroundings. The game is available on PC, PS4, which can be upgraded to PS5 for free, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

The year 2021 has been one of the best years for both old and the new generation. We have seen some of the classical games getting rebooted while getting some of the modern releases along the way. If you are a gamer, then you are truly lucky to be alive at this time.

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