New games of 2021: all the upcoming PC games to watch for

2021 has had a quiet first few months. Some of the most highly anticipated new games of 2021 have been delayed to the fall, which makes a few months in our upcoming PC game calendar look a little bit lean. But it’s hardly empty, and you never know when a game like Valheim will come along and become a surprise smash hit.

Spring is looking up, with Resident Evil: Village coming in early May and the long-awaited Biomutant soon after.


Hades artwork.

(Image credit: Supergiant Games)

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The biggest new games of 2021 are also launching on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, which means developers have more power at their disposal while designing them. The PC versions will hopefully benefit as well.

Covid-19 caused some games to be delayed from 2020 to 2021, but it’s making an even bigger impact this year. Expect more as the year goes on and developers continue working from home. As we did last year, we’ll keep this list of the games of 2021 updated with new release dates and delay announcements. And on the bright side, for every game that gets delayed, something new and exciting pops up too. PC gaming is never boring.

This is your big guide to the games to watch in 2021, which we’ve organized by month to help you look ahead. At the top we’ve highlighted the biggest and most anticipated games launching this year. At the bottom are 2021 games with release dates “TBA”—things that should be (or we hope will be) arriving this year—but haven’t yet committed to a release date.

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