Video Game Release Dates: Biggest Games of 2021 and Beyond

2021 may not be as big as some years for video games (thanks, pandemic), but that doesn't mean you'll be starved for new games throughout the year. Lots of games have been delayed to 2022, but plenty are hitting their release dates as well. Whether you have a PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, or PC, you'll absolutely be able to find at least something to get excited about before year's end. There's a little something for everyone, no matter what genres you're into, or which console you own.

It's an exciting time to be a video game fan, so read on for a look at what's to come. And if you're the preordering sort, you can click the buy link if you want to lock in a preorder to make sure the games arrive on launch day. Click the shortcuts below to hop to your system of choice.

Upcoming PS4 and PS5 Games

Here we are in October, the spookiest month of the year. To that end, PlayStation owners are getting horror games like Dark Picture Anthology: House of Ashes and Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. That's in addition to heavy hitters like FIFA 22, Far Cry 6, Back 4 Blood, Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy and more. I think it's safe to say the fall flood of big games has arrived.

October 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • FIFA 22 – October 1 – Buy It
  • Alan Wake Remastered – October 5 – Buy It
  • Jett: The Far Shore – October 5
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – October 5 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania – October 5 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Far Cry 6 – October 7 – Buy It
  • Back 4 Blood – October 12 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • The Riftbreaker – October 14
  • Crysis Remastered Trilogy – October 15 – Buy It
  • Demon Slayer: The Hikonami Chronicles – October 15 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • NHL 22 – October 15 – Buy It
  • Dark Picture Anthology: House of Ashes – October 22
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy – October 26 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Nascar 21: Ignition – October 26 – Buy It
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – October 28
  • Riders Republic – October 28 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars – October 28

November 2021 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Monster Crown – November 2 – Buy It
  • Just Dance 2022 – November 4 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard – November 5 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 – November 9
  • Grand Theft Auto V (PS5) – November 11
  • Battlefield 2042 – November 19 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • Farming Simulator 22 – November 22
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker – November 23

January 2022 – PS4 / PS5 Release Dates

  • Elden Ring – January 21 – Buy It
  • Forspoken – January 2022
  • Rainbow Six Extraction – January 2022 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5

February 2022 – PS4 / PS5 Game Release Dates

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human – December 7 – Buy It: PS4 | PS5
  • King of Fighters XV – February 17
  • Horizon: Forbidden West – February 18 – Buy It
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – February 22
  • Sifu – February 22
  • Saints Row – February 25

March 2022 – PS4 / PS5 Game Release Dates

  • Gran Turismo 7 – March 4
  • Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin – March 18
  • Tiny Tina's Wonderlands – March 25
  • Grand Theft Auto 5 (PS5) – March 2022
  • Marvel's Midnight Suns – March 2022

Upcoming PS4 and PS5 Games – Release Date TBA

  • Abandoned – Q4 2021
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – 2022
  • Babylon's Fall – TBA
  • Chorus – TBA
  • Crimson Desert – TBA
  • eFootball – Fall 2021
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – 2023
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • Final Fantasy XVI – TBA
  • Five Nights at Freddy's Security Breach – 2021
  • Forspoken – Spring 2022
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo – Early 2022
  • God of War: Ragnarok – TBA
  • Goodbye Volcano High – TBA
  • Gotham Knights – 2022
  • Grid Legends – 2022
  • Hogwarts Legacy – 2022
  • Project Eve – TBA
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake – TBA
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga – Spring 2022 – Buy It
  • Life is Strange Remastered Collection – Early 2022
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 2022
  • Marvel's Wolverine – TBA
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2 – 2023
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • Pragmata – 2023
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – TBA – Buy It
  • Resident Evil Re:Verse – 2022
  • Season – TBA
  • Solar Ash – 2021
  • Stray – TBA
  • System Shock Remastered – TBA
  • Tchia – TBA
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – Early 2022
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – TBA – Buy It
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Blood Hunt – 2021

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games

Switch owners will not have to look far to find big-name games to play in October. This month sees the release of a number of games that have made big splashes on other systems, like Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, Crysis Remastered Trilogy, and more. Nintendo Switch Online is also getting a premium tier that will give access to Nintendo 64 and Sega Genesis games. And, of course, two big first-party titles are also launching: Metroid Dread and Mario Party Superstars.

October 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • FIFA 22 (Legacy Edition) – October 1 – Buy It
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes – October 5 – Buy It
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – October 5 – Buy It
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania – October 5 – Buy It
  • Metroid Dread – October 8 – Buy It
  • Tetris Effect: Connected – October 8
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut – October 8
  • Monster Crown – October 12 – Buy It
  • Crysis Remastered Trilogy – October 15
  • Dying Light: Platinum Edition – October 19
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Cloud Version) – October 26
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – October 28
  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars – October 28
  • Mario Party Superstars – October 29 – Buy It
  • Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack (N64 & Genesis Games) – Late October

November 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Just Dance 2022 – November 4 – Buy It
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic – November 11
  • Nintendo Game & Watch: The Legend of Zelda – November 12
  • Shin Megami Tensei V – November 12 – Buy It
  • Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl – November 19 – Buy It

December 2021 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp – December 3 – Buy It
  • Big Brain Academy: Brain vs. Brain – December 3
  • Danganronpa Decadence – December 3 – Buy It

January 2022 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Pokemon Legends Arceus – January 28 – Buy It

February 2022 – Nintendo Switch Game Releases

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human (Cloud Edition) – February 4

March 2022 – Nintendo Switch Game Release Dates

  • Triangle Strategy – March 4
  • Marvel's Midnight Suns – March 2022

Upcoming Nintendo Switch Games – Release Date TBA

  • Aztech: Forgotten Gods – Fall 2021
  • Bayonetta 3 – 2022
  • Chocobo GP – 2022
  • Disney Magical World 2: Enchanted Edition – Holiday 2021
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon – 2022
  • Hindsight – 2021
  • The House of the Dead Remake – TBA
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land – Spring 2022
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 Buy It
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga – Spring 2022 – Buy It
  • Life is Strange: Remastered Collection – Early 2022
  • Life is Strange: True Colors – 2021
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 2022
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – 2022 – Buy It
  • Metal Slug Tactics – 2022
  • Monster Hunter Rise – Sunbreak (DLC) – Summer 2022
  • Neon White – Winter 2021
  • OlliOlli World – Winter 2021
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • The Outer Wilds – TBA
  • Oxenfree 2 – 2021
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire – TBA – Buy It
  • Rune Factory 5 – 2022
  • Skul: The Hero Slayer – TBA
  • Shadowrun Trilogy – 2022
  • Splatoon 3 – 2022
  • Star Wars: Hunters – 2022
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge – 2022

Upcoming Xbox One and Series X Games

The deluge of big fall games officially begins in October, which means Xbox owners will be flush with options when it comes to new games. There's Alan Wake Remastered, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, Far Cry 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, Riders Republic, and more. It's a lot, friends. Even if the world is a scary place right now, you can stay inside, stay healthy, and get your gaming on.

October 2021 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • FIFA 22 – October 1 – Buy It
  • Alan Wake Remastered – October 5 – Buy It
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – October t – Buy It
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania – October 5 – Buy It
  • Far Cry 6 – October 7 – Buy It
  • Back 4 Blood – October 12 – Buy It
  • The Riftbreaker – October 14
  • Crysis Remastered Trilogy – October 15 – Buy It
  • Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles – October 15 – Buy It
  • NHL 22 – October 15 – Buy It
  • Dark Picture Anthology: House of Ashes – October 22
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy – October 26 – Buy It
  • Nascar 21: Ignition – October 26 – Buy It
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – October 28
  • Riders Republic – October 28 – Buy It

November 2021 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Monster Crown – November 2
  • Just Dance 2022 – November 4 – Buy It
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard – November 5 – Buy It
  • Football Manager 2022 – November 9
  • Forza Horizon 5 – November 9 – Buy It
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 – November 9
  • Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox Series X|S) – November 11
  • Battlefield 2042 – November 19 – Buy It
  • Farming Simulator 22 – November 22

December 2021 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Halo Infinite – December 8 – Buy It
  • Shredders – December 2021

January 2022 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Elden Ring – January 21, 2022 – Buy It
  • Rainbow Six Extraction – January 2022 – Buy It

February 2022 – Xbox One / Series X|S Game Release Dates

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human – December 7 – Buy It
  • King of Fighters XV – February 17
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – February 22
  • Saints Row – February 25

March 2022 – Xbox One / Series X|S Game Release Dates

  • Marvel's Midnight Suns – March 2022

April 2022 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl – April 28, 2022 – Buy It

November 2022 – Xbox One / Series X|S Release Dates

  • Starfield – November 11, 2022

Upcoming Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S Games – Release Date TBA

  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey – TBA
  • Ark 2 – TBA
  • As Dusk Falls – TBA
  • Atomic Heart – TBA
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – 2022
  • Avowed – TBA
  • Bright Memory Infinite – TBA
  • Chorus – TBA
  • Contraband – TBA
  • Crimson Desert – TBA
  • Crossfire X – TBA
  • Echo Generation – 2021
  • eFootball – Fall 2021
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – 2023
  • Eiyuden Chronicle Rising – 2022
  • Everwild – TBA
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • ExoMecha – TBA
  • Fable – TBA
  • Forza Motorsport – TBA
  • Gotham Knights – 2022
  • Grid Legends – 2022
  • The Gunk – Fall 2021
  • Hello Neighbor 2 – TBA
  • Hogwarts Legacy – 2022
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga – Spring 2022 – Buy It
  • Life is Strange Remastered Collection – Early 2022
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 2022
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • The Outer Worlds 2 – TBA
  • Party Animals – 2022
  • Perfect Dark – TBA
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis – TBA
  • A Plague Tale 2: Requiem – 2022
  • Pragmata – 2023
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – TBA – Buy It
  • Redfall – Summer 2022
  • Replaced – TBA
  • Resident Evil Re:Verse – 2022
  • Scorn – TBA
  • Second Extinction – TBA
  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade II – TBA
  • Slime Rancher 2 – 2022
  • Somerville – 2022
  • State of Decay 3 – TBA
  • Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin – 2022
  • System Shock Remastered – TBA
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – TBA – Buy It
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Tide – TBA

Upcoming PC Games

Most of the big games in October are multi-platform, so if you scanned what's coming to the other consoles in October as you scrolled down here, you already know basically what to expect. But one big game PC owners can pick up this month that console players can't is Age of Empires IV. That's in addition to FIFA 22, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania, NHL 22, Far Cry 6, Back 4 Blood, and all the rest.

October 2021 – PC Game Release Dates

  • FIFA 22 – October 1
  • Alan Wake Remastered – October 5 – Buy It
  • Jett: The Far Shore – October 5
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – October 5
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania – October 5 – Buy It
  • Far Cry 6 – October 7 – Buy It
  • Back 4 Blood – October 12 – Buy It
  • Monster Crown – October 12
  • The Riftbreaker – October 14
  • Crysis Remasttered Trilogy – October 15
  • NHL 22 – October 15
  • Dark Picture Anthology: House of Ashes – October 22
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy – October 26 – Buy It
  • Age of Empires IV – October 28 – Buy It
  • Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – October 28
  • Riders Republic – October 28 – Buy It
  • Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars – October 28

November 2021 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard – November 5 – Buy It
  • Football Manager 2022 – November 9
  • Forza Horizon 5 – November 9 – Buy It
  • Jurassic World Evolution 2 – November 9
  • Battlefield 2042 – November 19 – Buy It
  • Farming Simulator 22 – November 22
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online: Endwalker – November 23

December 2021 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Halo Infinite – December 8 – Buy It

January 2022 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Elden Ring – January 21, 2022
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen – February 22
  • Forspoken – January 2022
  • Rainbow Six Extraction – January 2022 – Buy It

February 2022 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human – December 7 – Buy It
  • King of Fighters XV – February 17
  • Sifu – February 22
  • Saints Row – February 25

March 2022 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Marvel's Midnight Suns – March 2022

April 2022 – PC Game Release Dates

  • STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl – April 28, 2022 – Buy It

November 2022 – PC Game Release Dates

  • Starfield – November 11, 2022

Upcoming PC Games – Release Date TBA

  • As Dusk Falls – TBA
  • Atomic Heart – TBA
  • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora – 2022
  • Avowed – TBA
  • Babylon's Fall – TBA
  • Bright Memory Infinite – TBA
  • Chorus – TBA
  • Contraband – TBA
  • Crimson Desert – TBA
  • Echo Generation – 2021
  • eFootball – Fall 2021
  • Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – 2023
  • Eiyuden Chronicle Rising – 2022
  • Everwild – TBA
  • Evil Dead: The Game – TBA
  • ExoMecha – TBA
  • Fable – TBA
  • Forza Motorsport – TBA
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo – Early 2022
  • Goodbye Volcano High – TBA
  • Gotham Knights – 2022
  • Grid Legends – 2022
  • The Gunk – Fall 2021
  • Hello Neighbor 2 – TBA
  • Hogwarts Legacy – 2022
  • Jett: The Far Shore – TBA
  • LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga – Spring 2022 – Buy It
  • Life is Strange Remastered Collection – Early 2022
  • The Lord of the Rings: Gollum – 2022
  • Open Roads – 2021
  • The Outer Worlds 2 – TBA
  • Perfect Dark – TBA
  • Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis – TBA
  • Pragmata – 2023
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time Remake – TBA – Buy It
  • Redfall – Summer 2022
  • Resident Evil Re:Verse – 2022
  • Scorn – TBA
  • Season – TBA
  • Second Extinction – TBA
  • Senua's Saga: Hellblade II – TBA
  • Shovel Knight Showdown – TBA
  • Solar Ash – 2021
  • State of Decay 3 – TBA
  • Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin – 2022
  • System Shock Remastered – TBA – Buy It
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge – 2022
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection – Early 2022
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 – TBA – Buy It
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Tide – TBA

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