In this piece, we have listed our favorite sci-fi video games that are the very best of what you can find on the market. 2021 has been a mixed year for the video game industry but things have really picked up in recent months and there have been some amazing future-style video games that have hit our screens, much to the delight of video game players.
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Set to be released at the start of November, Halo Infinite will be the sixth main title in the popular Halo franchise. Fans are super excited to get their hands on the game, having had to put up with multiple delays – the game was originally supposed to come out in November 2020. This hasn’t been an uncommon occurrence, though, with many titles being delayed.
This new Halo game will again follow the story arc of Master Chief, just like in Halo 5, as our protagonist is once again tasked with trying to save humanity from annihilation. It has been in development since 2015 and is a game that Halo fans just can’t wait to get their hands on at last. Who doesn’t love battling against endless hordes of bloodthirsty aliens?
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Can you name a more nostalgic video game series than Ratchet & Clank? This series has a special place in the hearts of many, thanks to how fun the earlier titles were. This game, titled Rift Apart, is the sixteenth Ratchet & Clank game in the franchise and is a direct sequel to the 2013 video game Ratchet & Clank: Into the Nexus. It is a Playstation exclusive title.
The game’s storyline sees our protagonists travel to a different dimension thanks to Ratchet accidentally firing the dimensionator weapon after being attacked by Doctor Nefarious. Players will be introduced to Rivet, a female Lombax (Ratchet’s species), as Ratchet does all he can to be reunited with Clank and return the universe to the state it was in before.
Biomutant was developed by Experiment 101 and published by the infamous NHQ, but the game just didn’t quite resonate with gamers, having been expected by many to be one of the biggest video games of this year. This adventure RPG was originally set for a 2019 release, so after almost 2 years of delays, fans were naturally excited for its appearance.
The game struggled massively, having been released at last, with the lofty expectations leaving fans feeling short-changed. Despite this, the game itself is really enjoyable and the puzzles and graphics are aspects that everybody seems to enjoy. With updates on the horizon too, this game is still worth getting – the in-game world is stunning.
Guardians of the Galaxy
A game that might already be out by the time you’re reading this, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was developed by Eidos-Montreal and will be published by the European subsidiary of Square Enix. The game will be based on the comic book series of the same name and will be released on Windows, Xbox One and Series X/S, Playstation 4 and 5, and on GeForce NOW.
The game’s plot will differ based on decisions made by the player, and so each playthrough can differ from the last, ensuring that the game remains playable for a long time. These decisions will be received differently by the other characters each time, and this will help create a dynamic and unpredictable video game storyline. This sounds really interesting!
A video game that enjoys a huge cult following even today, Crysis, released in 2007, was received really positively, with the combat style being a breath of fresh air in a somewhat stale genre. The game was then built upon by the 2008 DLC expansion, which allowed the same storyline to be played from the perspective of a different character.
In early 2020 Crytek, the game’s developer announced that a remastered version of the game was in development and would soon be released. The remastered game was set for release in September 2020 and was met with positivity upon release, with the second game update coming in December 2020, featuring an additional level that was missing initially.
Despite its well-documented release, at which time the game was hardly playable for many players, Cyberpunk 2077 is still highly enjoyable, and thanks to updates and patches that have come out in the past year, the gaming experience is now much more enjoyable. You will be glad to hear that the game runs much smoother on next generation consoles and on PC.
Coming from the same video game studio that brought us the amazing and widely celebrated Witcher 3, CD Projekt released the game to a huge amount of hype. The game received over 8 million pre-orders, of which three quarters were digital, and this alone covered the video game’s production cost as well as the entire marketing budget.
Scheduled to be released in mid-November, Battlefield 2042 has seemingly gone under the radar, with this release not getting the hype that the franchise’s other titles have received. Seen as a more realistic alternative to Call of Duty, this game will be the franchise’s first online/multiplayer-only title and this has divided both critics and fans.
This latest title will be set in the not too distant future in a world in which the global superpowers are competing for the planet’s dwindling supply of resources. This game will allow players to play with players on other consoles too, being the first in the series to feature multiplayer crossplay, as well as allowing players to edit their loadout during combat.
These are just some of our favorite futuristic games in 2021, what are yours?