Just because the world’s going into meltdown doesn’t mean that people are gaming any less. In fact, the current lockdown conditions have meant that we’re gaming more than ever before.
From big name titles on the next-gen consoles like the PS5 to the stunning slots and table games that you can find here, it looks like we’ve currently got some awesome gaming options to enjoy. But what are the key PlayStation games that everyone’s looking forward to in 2021?
Horizon Forbidden West
Horizon Zero Dawn was easily one of the PS4’s most enjoyable games. With a stunning open-world apocalyptic environment set in the future, it gave you many fun hours as you took out all manner of mechanised foes. In Aloy the game gave us one of the best female protagonists of recent times.
All of which has meant that Horizon Zero West has plenty to live up to. The game was originally meant to have been released to take advantage of the PlayStation 5’s new hardware. But the good news is that it will be fully playable on the PS4 and will even include a free upgrade to the PS5 version. There’s no release date for the Guerrilla Games title yet, but it is definitely coming out this year.
Horizon Zero West will again be set in the future, but this time it will see Aloy exploring the wastelands of 30th century California, Nevada and Utah. Just so you know, it’ll be the origins of a particularly nasty virus that you’ll be hunting down in Horizon Zero West. How apt.
God of War: Ragnarok
The 2018 instalment of God of War was great fun. This saw you taking on the role of Kratos – a grunting man-mountain – as he roamed the ancient Scandinavian realm of Midgard. While it was mostly about bludgeoning all manner of nasties with your battle-axe, God of War also packed an emotional punch thanks to the ongoing relationship between Kratos and his son Atreus.
Details about the next God of War are still pretty sketchy. We do know that it’s been developed by Santa Monica Studio for PS4 and PS5 and that it’ll be out in 2021. The fact that it’s subtitled Ragnarok suggests that it’ll follow on the events of the last game.
While the logo of the new game is supposed to have plenty of cryptic messages, it looks like you’ll have to wait a little longer to discover what the new God of War is all about. We’re guessing that it’ll follow on from the last game which basically means throwing your axe around, solving puzzles and casually flipping between different dimensions.
Far Cry 6
You never quite know what you’re going to get from the Far Cry series. Past instalments have treated gamers to everything from prehistory to some fairly whacked-out conspiracy theories. So it was always going to be interesting to see where Ubisoft would take us next.
It looks like the next Far Cry game is going to be set somewhere similar to Cuba. It’s going to feature all-manner of revolutionary themes as you aim to topple the evil dictatorship and free the citizens of the fictional island nation of Yara.
Once again, Far Cry 6 will be an action-adventure first-person shooter. But it is supposed to be the ‘largest Far Cry playground to date’ which is a pretty impressive achievement considering the sheer size of Far Cry 5. The game was supposed to have come out in February this year, but the release was postponed to later in 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Resident Evil Village
As if the currently pandemic wasn’t scary enough, then there’s a new Resident Evil game that’s threatening to drop on 7 May. This will be released on PS4 and PS5, and it’s supposed to be a direct follow-on from Resident Evil 8. As a result, you’ll get to enjoy plenty more terrifying first-person horror, although Resident Evil Village will also include a six-player online multiplayer game.
The action is all supposed to revolve around a mysterious village. This is probably going to host all manner of vile creatures and dangers – particularly as the Japanese translation of this game is Biohazard Village. Plus the initial trailer treated us to creepy characters like the vampire Lady Dimitrescu. All of which sets things up for a spooky summer of gaming action on your PlayStation.