Top 15 Upcoming Single Player Games for 2021, 2022, & Beyond

Single-player games will never die. Here are 15 Single Player titles that are coming out this year and beyond. All arranged by release dates. To see the complete list, visit our page on all Upcoming Single-player Games.

1. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Sadly for PlayStation 4 owners, Sony’s dynamic duo will also make a return as a PlayStation 5 exclusive.

In this latest adventure, We follow Ratchet and Clank go on a time-bending adventure with seamless transitions between one timeline to another. This is Sony’s flex for their high-powered SSD and console performance.

The combat remains the same, but with the addition of new crazy weapons that could even rival the previous game’s arsenal. It’s aiming for an early 2021 release.

2. NieR Replicant ver.1.22 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

2B may be out of the picture now, but it’s still great to see the NieR series getting some love after Automata’s success. The first of Yoko Taro’s ‘unique’ science fiction series, Replicant gets a massive remake that polishes everything from the original, including combat, music and visuals.

Like Automata, Replicant will have a fast-paced hack and slash combat. It’s still the same weird story old fans are familiar with, and new fans should prepare themselves for some serious narrative surprises that might even break the fourth wall. It’s set to release this April 23rd on the PC, PS4, XB1.

3. Resident Evil Village on PC, PS5, and Series X|S

Oh, boy. CAPCOM ‘knows’ exactly what it's doing with this eighth mainline entry of the Resident Evil series. Still rocking that immersive first-person perspective from 7, we return to the shoes of Ethan Winters as he traverses deep into a mysterious village ruled by… witches.

But we all know RE is all about the survival horror experience and they nailed the atmosphere in Village. Players are constantly hunted by these monstrosities and the choices are to fight or run away.

The game looks gorgeous, almost like RE4 remade. And it will continue to add layers to Resident Evil’s overarching plot, especially with Chris being a playable character.

It’s slated for a May 7th release and it’s coming to old-gen and next-gen consoles.

4. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

BioWare’s acclaimed science fiction trilogy is getting the Remaster it deserves this May 14. Of course this doesn’t include their black sheep, Andromeda.

The Legendary Edition will offer a new yet familiar experience for Mass Effect veterans. The graphical improvement and gameplay tweaks make everything not as clunky as it was before. All major DLCs from the previous titles will return, except for multiplayer modes which were great.

For first-timers, the scale of its science fiction story and cast of memorable characters are something to look forward to. The multiple storylines and branching narratives live on and we will finally get to see these iconic characters again—minus their controversial angles.

5. Deathloop on PC and PS5

From the creators of the Dishonored series comes a time-bending action adventure with a touch of cinematic style and the combat and stealth they’re known to deliver.

Deathloop explores the story of two assassins locked in a time-loop with two different goals in mind, to break the cycle and to keep it going. The visuals itself are a cause for anticipation and it will be a treat to immerse in its noir-ish steampunk environments. From the looks of their trailers, the gameplay is poised to be as fast-paced and dynamic as Arkane Studios’ previous hit titles.

This timed exclusive for the PlayStation 5 will also be on the PC on launch day in May 21st, 2021.

6. Horizon: Forbidden West on PS5 and PS4

Aloy’s first adventure on the PS4 was a pleasant surprise when it first came out. Its primitive cyberpunk future was both thoughtfully intriguing and packed with action.

With the arrival of a new console generation, the world of Horizon gets a massive upgrade. The PS5’s specs allows us a greater degree of immersion, offering exquisite details of an array of new locations. Forbidden West opens new doors to a massive area to explore. Within this territory will be breathtaking locales, from sand dunes, to beaches and valleys--each of them packed with the entry’s brand new mechanical creatures to battle.

Open world games have always given solo players a haven to explore, and it seems the Forbidden West will be a ripe paradise for years to come. It’s set to release in 2021 and playable on both PS5 and PS4.

7. Atomic Heart on PC, PS5, Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One

Mundfish’s FPS really drew us in with their stylish announce trailer from 2 years ago. After waiting and waiting to the sound of radio silence, we’ve finally gotten a better look at the title. And, it sure is a good look.

Their latest gameplay videos have really kept with the atmosphere they presented in their teaser and now it comes with Ray Tracing technology. Atomic Heart’s Soviet Union may still have some of the bureaucratic gray that we’re used to seeing. But some of it’s also almost like a fever dream. It's open-world is populated with weird flying machines and eccentric-looking enemies. For anyone looking to explore a creepy, funhouse version of Bioshock on the next-gen, this might just take the cake. It’s set to release sometime in 2021.

8. Gotham Knights on PC, PS5, Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One

It seems like the Dark Knight has left a legacy of his own. Knights is a successor of WB Montreal’s Arkham Origins but not within the same universe of Rocksteady’s Arkham series. It’s confusing, but let’s not dwell on that.

Just like Rocksteady’s crowning trilogy of Arkham games, Knights shares the same open-world gameplay and combat, but with a few exceptions. This time around, a focus on co-op encourages players to team up with others to take down Gotham’s scum. Playing as Batgirl, Robin, Nightwing or Red Hood feels like a bold undertaking, and we hope we get more gameplay variety between them. Coming this 2021.

9. God of War: Ragnaraok

The future of the Norse Pantheon doesn’t look too good now that Kratos and his ‘seemingly’ harmless son, Atreus, are slowly getting answers to their questions.

Ragnarok might be the biggest God of War game to date, considering the scale of this mythological battle that shaped Nordic stories. No one knows how this will turn out, but players are expecting to see epic boss battles that could rival previous entries. Maybe we’ll go toe to toe with Thor, or even Odin himself. Who knows? In the meantime, players can enjoy the PS5 upgrade of the original God of War and enjoy Kratos and Atreus’ journey in 60fps.

It’s a PlayStation exclusive and the game will be playable on both PS5 and PS4 this 2021.

10. Tales Of Arise on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Bandai Namco’s latest entry to their long-running series doesn’t look much like their previous games. It seems with Arise, the franchise is moving Westwards—not just geographically, but also, visually.

This entry hopes to provide an experience that’s both familiar and innovative. With this new direction comes a slew of modern improvements on the shortfalls that once plagued the old titles.

Unfortunately, this expanded form for the series will need a bit more time in the oven. Instead of its original 2020 release, reports expect it to release later this year. It’s set to release on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

11. Far Cry 6 on PC, PS5, Series X|S, PS4, Xbox One

Giancarlo Esposito enters Far Cry's roster of incredible villains in this new installment of the open-world shooter. After his stint in the Breaking Bad Universe, now he's lending his voice to Anton Castillo, the dictator in the fictional country of Yara.

The premise is promising, allowing players to take on the role of another set of arms. The setting is not only the biggest yet, it's also one of the first urban ones, clearly inspired by the culture and landscape of Cuba. This will make for an interesting action-adventure, steeped in political intrigue and a whole lot of guerrilla tactics. We expect to see more Honey Badgers ruining our journey, it's coming out on PC, PS4, Xbox One, Series X, and PS5 sometime this 2021.

12. Hogwarts Legacy on PC, PS5, Series X|S, PS4, and Xbox One

The future of the Wizarding World is somewhat rocky, considering the amount of controversies such as JK Rowling’s questionable tweets and Johnny Depp’s unfortunate resignation as Grindelwald. The only ‘potentially’ good Harry Potter content coming out soon is this RPG.

One would say it fulfilled the wishes of many: to be able to play a Harry Potter game where we can make our own character and cast spells on our own. Legacy has tons to offer for both casual and hardcore fans of the series. It still has a long way to go, since the game is still in its development stage. It’s slated for a 2022 release date.

13. Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League on PC, PS5, and Series X|S

The scale of Rocksteady’s Arkham series gave birth to a simple yet complex gameplay mechanic about counters and counter attacks with just a simple press of a button. Aside from providing a new perspective to the Caped Crusader, they also gave us a power fantasy on how it feels to become the Dark Knight himself.

In their upcoming title, we’re stepping into the shoes of these untameable anti-heroes. Nobody knows for sure how the game works, but if we’re given a choice of multiple playable characters with different story paths… then that’s ambitious. All we know is that Superman is evil, everyone is insane and Killer Shark looks cute.

14. Final Fantasy XVI

The beloved JRPG series from Square continues to improve. We now have Final Fantasy XIV’s latest expansion, Endwalker, coming up soon; we even had a taste of what’s to come with the first chapter of Final Fantasy VII Remake which came out last last year.

XVI, obviously developed by someone behind XIV, is a huge change in direction for the series. Its focus on character-action combat feels energetic and reminiscent of popular action games like Devil May Cry and Bayonetta.

The story is getting a major change as well. We’re giving up futuristic cityscapes and science fiction bullshit for a more medieval and dark fantasy setting. There’s no actual release date yet.

15. Elden Ring on PC, PS4, and Xbox One

You can tell how everyone is growing impatient about this game’s release date when an entire YouTube channel is dedicated to giving daily Elden Ring updates. These video updates are short, and surprisingly, they could get around five to ten thousand views per upload. The internet is a crazy place.

Hidetaka Miyazaki and George RR Martin’s project is still a mystery. It’s hailed by many as the most anticipated video game for the coming years. Knowing FromSoftware’s development schedule, it’s gonna take a looong time before we get some official news. Hopefully, we’ll get some sort of update this year. Please.

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