That Xbox One has found its successors in the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S models, does not mean that Microsoft has left it aside. Not much less. Those of Redmond have made it clear that they will continue to give him a field, unless the power does not allow it in some of their exclusive first-parties on consoles.
Something similar happens with PS4 in 2021, so let’s review now the best games that await us for Xbox One this 2021, which are not few!
Games now available on Xbox One this 2021
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition
From a cult game eradicated from digital stores more than five years ago, to a cult game that rises from its ashes under its definitive edition: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game – Complete Edition. If you liked the 2010 comic and / or movie and beat ’em up is one of your favorite genres, go for it without hesitation.
Games coming out soon or have a date
Agent 47 returns and does it to close the trilogy of “Murder world” in Hitman 3. If you are into action and stealth games with multiple possibilities, you have a date “with death” in this IO Interactive work that seems a safe value.
The new thing from the creators of Shovel Knight is called Cyber Shadow and it is a tribute to classics such as Ninja Gaiden or the most recent The Messenger for those looking for a challenge full of nostalgia. And standard with Game Pass.
Devolver Digital does not choose bad projects to promote, so Olija is one of its first indies in 2021 to have in the spotlight. Minimalist aesthetic and with a mechanic that revolves around the protagonist’s harpoon, they are his best assets to get fully into his story, with many surprises.
The Yakuza Remastered Collection
SEGA continues to bring love to Xbox, now with the arrival of The Yakuza Remastered Collection for the first time on a Microsoft console. An essential batch made up of Yakuza 3, 4 and 5. And yes, standard with Game pass. What embarrassment!
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood will put us in the shoes of Cahal, a powerful Garou who decided to go into exile after losing control of his own destructive rage. The reason? It can transform into a wolf and Crinos, an immense ferocious beast. So we will have three ways to master, with their corresponding powers, to punish those who defile Gaia. It can still surprise you.
Little Nightmares II
The sequel to Little Nightmares promises a lot, if we take into account the leap in ambition and quality that the first approach to this Little Nightmares II gave us. So if you feel like having a “bad” time, you have another mandatory date with Tarsier.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake
It is worth that the first impression was not very good, but Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake continues to be the update of a classic such as Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. And with the delay of Ubisoft (it was going to come out in January), it will surely polish what squeaked us the most from its trailer last year.
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life
With Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, SEGA once again reveals its recent commitment to Xbox and the incentive of Game Pass to enjoy an oriental saga that continues to gain followers in the West after the Shenmue.
Balan Wonderworld is a platformer that arises from the masters Yuji Naka and Naoto Ohshima, both of SEGA, so this work has plenty of credentials to imagine that it could well be a launch game for Dreamcast 2.
It Takes Two
If something knows how to do the study of Josef Fares is to create good stories that revolve around two specific characters. We were amazed by Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and surprised by the final twist of A Way Out, so It Takes Two seems like another ideal bet (with a more relaxed tone) to share with someone.
People can fly (Bulletstorm) has almost ready its new IP, called Outriders, where it embraces the mechanics of the Destiny shooter-looter in which to get together with more people to explore its universe. It will be necessary to give a vote of confidence.
Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
Its unfortunate name aside because of how difficult it is to memorize numbers, this update of the Nier Replicant from a decade ago is the ideal occasion to discover a version unreleased in the West, before NieR: Automata.
Back 4 Blood
If you are one of those who miss a new Left 4 Dead, you are in luck, because with Back 4 Blood Turtle Rock Studios returns to the style that it did best, after the Evolve fiasco. And yes, here we will fight zombies again.
More Xbox Series games expected this year
With influences that mix the tension of The Shining with the claustrophobia of Rear Window and the structure of Memento, Annapurna Interactive has in this 12 Minutes one of the indies most promising of 2021, where we’ll be stuck in a twelve minute loop until we solve your puzzle.
Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX
Anyone who has had a Master System will have the legendary Alex Kidd in Miracle World on a pedestal, and it is not for less, being a classic 8-bit SEGA. For this reason, his remake, baptized as Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX, seems to us as one of the strongest nostalgia shots of all of 2021.
The saga Crossfire from South Korean studio Smilegate He has more than a decade of experience in the online field, but with CrossfireX Remedy Entertainment (Alan Wake, Control) enters the equation to add a campaign.
Far Cry 6
It was initially said that it would come out in February, but Ubisoft has finally delayed it for an indeterminate “between April and September 2021.” But it seems that the wait will be worth it with Far Cry 6, especially for the figure of Giancarlo Esposito as a villain. Will there be a bombshell in the Far Cry 5 line? Hopefully.
Knowing that there will not be another Batman Arkham, the closest thing (and closest) to the DC Comics universe is in this Gotham Knights focused on cooperative action. Developed by the same team from Batman Arkham Origins, by the way.
The most anticipated game on Xbox One, by far. For something the saga is an emblem on Xbox. That it was delayed a year, without being able to debut with the launch of Xbox Series X | S, is the best thing that could have happened to Halo Infinite. That a game of this magnitude cannot disappoint. It has to be the finishing touch for Xbox One and we trust that this will be the case at Christmas.
Mass Effect Legendary Edition
If you missed the original Mass Effect trilogy a couple of generations ago, you’re in luck, as EA is releasing the full batch with all of its DLC. Three unforgettable RPGs for science fiction lovers in dangerous space.
Psychonauts 2 is, as its name suggests, the direct sequel to that cult work called Psychonauts, where Tim Schafer repeats as master of ceremonies in this lysergic production. And now under Xbox Game Studios.
Rainbow six quarantine
Rainbow Six Quarantine is the other Ubisoft game that will be released “between April and September 2021”, in this case having an interesting twist within the saga Rainbow six, by putting the inexhaustible zombies into the equation. There is desire, right?
Ubisoft’s biggest bet on extreme sport is called Riders Republic, a mix between Steep, Trials Rising and aerial madness in between. It remains to be seen if the mix sets, but it promises a chaotic and fun multiplayer, of course.
Song of Horror
Song of Horror was a surprise for lovers of survival horror, especially for how he played the trick of The presence, an entity that modified each game according to our way of playing. This, together with various tributes (with his own personality) to the classics of yesteryear, made it a success in terms of enjoying the reactions of scared people live on Twitch.
The Lord of the Rings – Gollum
The Germans Daedalic Entertainment, experts in graphic adventures, are in charge of the development of The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, where we will control Gollum himself in an adventure with touches of stealth and action. My treasure!
Tunic cannot hide the influence of Zelda, except for the change of protagonist by a fox and being set in another universe, but after getting at the controls of this adventure from the Finji studio we discover that it is much more challenging. His demo amazed us and we can’t wait to see what the final version has in store for us.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Graphically it may not seem next-gen, but Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 has an extremely attractive setting, as we immerse ourselves in the World of Darkness of Seattle in the form of an RPG. There is a thirst for blood, no?
And what about the rest of Xbox Game Studios?
As for video games that do not have an official date, but that may be coming out in 2021, we have the appointment with Forza Motorsport as the most likely. And, unfortunately, there will be many others that will not see the light on Xbox One, to the detriment of Xbox Series, such as Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, the recently announced Perfect Dark or the return of Fable. Anyway, Microsoft dropped in mid-2020, which does not rule out that the games presented at that cold E3, end up also coming out on Xbox One. We will see it these months.