The best upcoming PC games presented at The Game Awards 2021

By mkmike
The best upcoming PC games presented at The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards are now history, unlike the games shown at the event. Which of the revealed titles are the most promising?

TGA featured a somewhat unexpected victory of It Takes Two as the Best Game of 2021, Keanu Reeves doing a very flashy presentation of what Unreal Engine 5 is capable of and, naturally, a ton of announcements for the upcoming titles.

Let's take closer look at the PC games that, in our subjective opinion, looked the most promising and got us very excited about 2022.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Do we want to know what happens to the unfortunate siblings after the events of the first game in the series? As much as we would like to see the continuation of A Plague Tale: Innocence, we’re not entirely sure that they’re going to be ok. We’re talking about Medieval times, the time that involved the black plague. Let’s just hope that Amicia and Hugo will find their happiness among this madness.

Alan Wake 2

It’s been 84… 10 years since we started our journey with Alan Wake. The heavy thriller atmosphere will come back along with Alan, who will have to fight once again in this survival-horror sequel to Remedy’s masterpiece.

Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Can we ever get tired of zombies? Possibly, although Techland knows how to approach the topic in a fresh manner. It’s the night that we were scared of in the first Dying Light, as this was the time when the most dangerous undead were awakening. The game has “Stay Human” in its title, so maybe the sequel will focus on the plot a little more? Nonetheless, a survival horror with lots of parkour is still something to be excited about.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intergrade (PC)

You won’t understand the hit of nostalgia that some people felt while starting the game on their PlayStation consoles, unless you’ve also played the original game back then. The remake is only a part of the massive world that we’ll fully experience someday (I hope that’s clear, Nomura?), for now we have a beautiful fragment of the whole story.

Good English voice acting, f-a-n-t-a-s-t-i-c graphics and satisfying gameplay familiar to those who played some newer FF titles. PC gamers should really be looking forward to this one. It’s not overhyped at all, it’s just that good of a game.

Senua's Saga: Hellblade II

The first title in the series was constantly praised for its innovative approach to mental illnesses and even though the game had great gameplay, the story was its biggest advantage. Can we expect the sequel to live up to the first Hellblade’s fame? We certainly want to believe that this will be the case.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

PC players can’t really say that they’re overloaded with Persona titles, having only Persona 4 Golden and Persona 5 Strikers at their disposal. This title is a new version of a fighting game set in the world of Persona. Maybe it will be a smooth introduction to titles made by Atlus? By the way, they also did a quite innovative Catherine, if you’d like an alternative.


Now, there’s absolutely no way that this wasn’t inspired by Kiseijuu (aka Parasyte), so anyone familiar with the anime or, less likely, manga (that is quite old), can imagine what may happen in this title. Unfortunately, we don’t know too much about this game as of yet, which doesn’t mean that the creator of Silent Hill won’t bring us another horror banger. It’s the opposite that is more likely.

Sonic Frontiers

Can we please get a good Sonic game at last? Yeah, Sonic Mania is great, but it feels more like a compilation of other titles with the famous hedgehog, while we would prefer a completely new experience. As it seems, its creators want to make a game that feels and plays like The Legend of Zelda. Good luck with that. If the game turns out great though, we’re not going to complain.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

We know that life’s been really hard on Telltale these days and it’s even a bigger pleasure to see that the studio is most likely going to bounce back with this title based on Amazon’s series (which is based on a book).

There is not much to say about the game itself at the moment, but we all know that Telltale’s magicians can create a fantastic story like it's no big deal.

The Lord of the Rings Gollum: The Untold Story

This one’s a real mystery: it’s been in development for a long time and we can only assume that it will be an action-RPG focused heavily on a stealth way of dealing with opponents. Will it be good? No one can say that for sure, although the setting, as well as the main character of this title are just right for the fans of the universe created by J.R.R. Tolkien.

As you can see, The Game Awards 2021 announcements made us realise that the gaming industry is doing just fine and there’s a lot to look forward to. Aside from the PC titles we spoke about above, there are numerous games that were also announced during the event:

ARC Raiders (Embark Studios)
Babylon's Fall (Square Enix)
• Beat Saber: Lady Gaga (Beat Games)
• Chivalry 2: House Aberfell (Torn Banner Studios)
Chorus (Deep Silver)
• Cuphead: Delicious Last Course Island (Studio MDHR)
Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (Bungie Inc)
• Doke V (Pearl Abyss)
• Dune: Spice Wars (Shiro Games)
Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
Evil West (Flying Wild Hog)
• Fall Guys: Jack's Challenge (Mediatonic)
Forspoken (Luminous Productions)
Fortnite: Chapter 3 (Epic Games)

Halo Infinite (343 Industries)
Have A Nice Death (Magic Design Studios)
Homeworld 3 (Blackbird Interactive)
King of Fighters XV 2nd Open Beta Test
• Lost Arc (Smilegate)
Metal: Hellsinger (The Outsiders)
• Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Capcom)
• Nightingale (Inflexion Games)
Planet of Lana (Wishfully)
PUBG: Battlegrounds (PUBG Corporation) – the game switches to free to play model
• Rocket League Sideswipe (Psyonix)
Rumbleverse (Iron Galaxy)

Saints Row: Self Made (Deep Silver Volition)
Somerville (Jumpship)
• Star Trek: Resurgence (Dramatic Labs)
• Star Wars Eclipse (Quantic Dream)
Steelrising (Spiders)
• Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League (Rocksteady Studios)
Tchia (Awaceb)
• The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (Gun Media)
Thirsty Suitors (Outerloop Games)
Tiny Tina's Wonderlands (Gearbox Software)
TUNIC (Andrew Shouldice)
• Warhammer: Space Marine 2 (Fatshark)
• Wonder Woman (Monolith Productions)

That’s really a lot of games that we can (impatiently) wait for and we couldn’t be more happy about it. Which of these games are you waiting for the most? Which are you afraid won’t be good at all? Comment section is down here, you know the drill.

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