What are the Top 10 Xbox Games Of 2021? This year has been an amazing treat for the gaming community so far. There have been some of the most anticipated releases in 2021 till now, and the developers are not stopping yet. Gamers have witnessed some very popular games go down in expectations. While on the other hand, there have been some surprise new XBOX games that have made the fans go crazy. It has been almost eight months now in 2021, and we are still four months away, which is a long time for games to come out.
In addition to that, these last four months see the biggest releases in games every year. The fall and Christmas period comes with a lot of amazing surprises, and the gaming community is always looking forward to it. Similarly, this year has been the year of great games, and there are still more in store. However, here we are going to focus on the XBOX games for 2021. Moreover, we will shortlist the top 10 XBOX games of 2021. Also, to note, this list will be a mix of the games that have already been released so far and the ones that are yet to arrive in the remaining months of 2021. So let us go ahead and check out the top 10 Xbox games of 2021.
This popular release from 2021 was quite a surprise for the fans of the action RPG genre of games. Biomutant was first released on 25th May 2021 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, and PS5. It is an open-world game set in a post-apocalyptic world with a third-person gameplay mechanism. The players have to take control of mammalian warriors of their choice to fight against several mutated animals along the way. In addition to that, the players can customize their warriors with various abilities like strength, intellect, knowledge, durability, and more. Furthermore, they can get more different weapon choices as they progress in the story.
The game has been developed by Experiment 101, which is a Swedish developer. Moreover, the popular Australian video game publisher THQ Nordic has backed up the game. Players had a lot of fun playing Biomutant. The game had amazing visuals and graphics that were even more amazing to experience on the latest Series X and S consoles of Xbox.
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9. The Medium
This Microsoft exclusive game was a surprise for the gamers this year. The psychological horror game was released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox on 28th January 2021. In addition to that, The Medium was also the first exclusive game for the Series X and S consoles. Although, what impressed the players was a different and new approach. The game offered a new horror gameplay experience with its alternate reality mechanism. Gamers got to play the character named Marianne, who goes on a quest to find out the source of her spiritual powers. The game gets interesting when the screen splits in two and shows the two alternate dimensions or realities of Marianne set in different worlds.
8. Hitman 3
The astonishing stealth game blew away the fans when it came out on 20th January 2021. Hitman 3 is the conclusion in the world of this amazing assassination game trilogy which has made a huge fanbase all around the world. IO Interactive has developed this game as well as published it. The game has a total of six missions, and each mission is set in a different region of the world. In addition to that, Hitman has been popular for its variety of in-game consequences. This means that the players can get different consequences every time they execute a mission differently. The game has amazing visuals and is a treat to experience in 4K 60 fps on the Series X and S.
7. Mass Effect Legendary Edition
The Mass Effect game series has been one of the most popular and loved game series out there in the gaming community. The gaming franchise that entered the world of gaming in the year 2007 with the first Mass Effect game became famous quickly. The game garnered a lot of fans, and therefore the success paved the way for more games in the series. The famous game from BioWare and EA made a comeback in 2021 after almost four years from its last release in 2017.
However, this was not a game with a new story or reboot of any kind. The game came out as a Remastered version of the previous games in the series under the title of Mass Effect Legendary Edition. Although, the game was more than just a remaster of the original trilogies in the series. It included over forty DLCs, new weapons and armors, and amazing enhanced graphics for a smooth 4K gameplay experience. The game exceeded the expectations of the developers and publishers and was a big success.
6. Resident Evil Village
Another successful offering in the Resident Evil game series was released this year on 7th May. Resident Evil Village is a game in the survival games genre, and it became a huge hit for the developers and publishers of Capcom. The game follows the story of the protagonist named Ethan Winters, who is on the lookout for his daughter Rosemary that has been kidnapped. He has to fight dangerous enemies like werewolves, ghost-like beings, vampires, and other creatures in an Eastern European Village. The game is much more enhanced and expansive in terms of graphics and environment than its predecessors.
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5. Little Nightmares 2
The long-awaited prequel to the original Little Nightmares game was finally released on 11th February 2021 on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia, and Nintendo Switch. The game became an instant hit, and later an enhanced edition of the game was released on 25th August 2021 PC, Xbox Series X and S, and PS5. It follows the genre of horror adventure games with an addition of a puzzle platform which keeps the players intrigued along with a lot of fear. Little Nightmares 2 was praised a lot by the fans and the critics for its amazing gameplay, environment, visuals, and graphics. Therefore, the game has been a huge hit for the developers at Tarsier Studios as well as its publishers Bandai Namco Entertainment.
4. It Takes Two
This action-adventure game is yet another astonishing gaming experience for gamers, which makes them wanting more every time. As the name suggests, It Takes Two is only a two-person game where players can choose to play online with another teammate or play split-screen co-op. Either way, the game is worth playing every time and gives a completely satisfying experience. It follows the story of two married characters who are turned into dolls. They will have to work together to return to their normal forms. Jokingly, this game might just prove to be a better couple’s therapy session for many couples out there. So, why not try it out and experience it yourself.
3. The Gunk
This new upcoming action-adventure game is one of the most anticipated games for Xbox players. The third-person shooter game has intrigued the fans a lot since it was first announced. The developers at Image & Form Games even showcased a gameplay trailer at the Gamescom 2021 event. Although the trailer did not reveal much about the story of the game, the graphics look visually attractive. This is another exclusive game that will release only on Xbox and Microsoft Windows first. However, the game might come to other platforms at a later date. The release date for the game has not yet been announced, but it is expected to come out anytime in December this year.
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2. Forza Horizon 5
The Forza Horizon game series has been a huge success for Microsoft game developers over the years. The series has garnered a huge fan base and is considered one of the topmost racing games ever. Therefore, the developers are coming out with a new installment in the series after three years since the last game, Forza Horizon 4, was released in 2018. Forza Horizon 5 is probably the most highly anticipated game this year. That is why the game has made it to the second spot on our list. It will be an exclusive offering for PC and Xbox consoles from Microsoft. The game is set to release on 9th November 2021 and will be set in Mexico this time. Forza Horizon 5 was a must in the list of top 10 Xbox games of 2021.
1. Halo Infinite
It is not a surprise that Halo Infinite is on the top of the list of the top 10 Xbox games of 2021. The latest offering in the hit game franchise is arriving on Xbox consoles and PC on 8th December 2021. The gaming community has been anticipating Halo Infinite since the developers first showcased a demo last year. Although, what is more intriguing is that the game will now with a battle royal style online multiplayer game mode as well. The battle royal mode has been quite popular in recent years with games like PUBG, Call Of Duty Warzone, and many more. Therefore, the level of excitement in fans has gone up after seeing the multiplayer demo of the game. In addition to that, the multiplayer mode will be free to play and will arrive on Xbox Game Pass on the first day itself.