Top 7 New & Interesting Video Games of 2021

By Trenton Fagan

Shield Staff


2020 was a year full of tragic events and brilliant occurrences that will change history as we know it. People also called it the “Year of Games,” as video games helped people get through the year-long pandemic.


In a quest to find the perfect game to pass the time, challenge yourself, or just to play and game with some of your friends, here’s a list of the top seven games for any type of gamer from beginners to veterans.


“Cyber Shadow”

Genre: Action


This is a side-scrolling action game with a eight-bit style to it, which personally I love. The game is all about ninjas. You can go play it on PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Switch and Windows. With its arcade style of play, this is perfect to spend the day playing with friends.


“Little Nightmares 2”

Genre: Puzzle


This Puzzle-Platformer horror game is the second Little Nightmares game in the franchise. Between its silent storytelling and unique gameplay, this is a beautiful yet terrifying game. You must try and avoid these levels of strange creepy monsters. This game has been all over YouTube and almost everyone who plays it has fallen in love with the characters and the story. This is the game of the summer for all those who love single-player games. Available on most video game platforms.


“Ghosts ‘N Goblins”

Genre: Shooter


This medieval shooter side-scroller is a little on the old school side. The design of the game isn’t great and the game is currently only on Switch. But that allows you to beat a ghost or a goblin in between bus rides or when you have a break in the day. Or see how far you’ll get on one run. Available on Switch and PlayStation 4.


“Nuts”

Genre: Adventure


This is a weird game where you watch squirrels on surveillance. You record them, report your findings and unlock the secrets those squirrels hold onto. This is more of a relaxing game for those who own a Switch, Windows or MacOS.


“Pokemon Snap”

Genre: Simulation


Pokemon Snap was a legendary game in the Pokemon community, and now with the announcement of the upcoming game, fans are anxious to have it in their hands. Even non-Pokemon fans seem interested in this new version of the game. In this game, you go around and snap photos of some of the Pokemon in certain areas. The original game only had the first 155 original ones. I hope they have way more than that.


“Kena: Bridge of Spirits”

Genre: Action


I choose this game for the list because it looks like one of those games that will take the summer by storm, and it might even be named the “game of the year.” The story follows Kena, who helps the deceased move from the physical to the spirit world. Kena looks like it has an interesting art style, and it releases in August on PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows and PlayStation 5.


“Ys IX Monstrum Nox”

Genre: Role-Playing


This is an open-world game where you hack and slash your way through the world and level up the items, weapons and overall stuff you gain in the game. This action role-playing game is on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows.


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