The video game industry saw massive sales in 2020 thanks to people of all ages having some extra time on their hands. The two major video game console makers, PlayStation and Microsoft, have new consoles on the market. Games are now being made with a focus on those new consoles and gamers are able to see just what makes them so unique. So, far, PS5 and Xbox Series S and Series X haven’t been able to show off their full capabilities. Perhaps in 2021, gamers will get to see just what those consoles can do.
With a number of highly anticipated games set for release in 2021, here is a look at the 5 most popular video games of 2021 in the UK – new and old.
Mortal Kombat 11
If you were a child of the early 1990s, you will remember the hoopla over the original Mortal Kombat. With the amount of violence in video games and on television today, it is amazing to think so many people were outraged at the original game. Now, Mortal Kombat is on its 11th edition and as popular as ever. In April 2019, Mortal Kombat 11 hit the shelves for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. By December 2020, it had sold over 8 million copies to become the second highest-selling edition of the game franchise.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
This is another callback to a very popular game that came out decades ago. Like Mortal Kombat 11, it is updated for modern gamers and delivers an outstanding experience. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an action-adventure game for Nintendo Switch and Wii U consoles. Although released in 2017, it has enough storyline and action to keep fans playing for years. Players control main character Link, who wakes up after a 100-year sleep and must save the kingdom of Hyrule from Calamity Ganon. The game sold around 18 million copies in just two years of sales to become the best-selling Zelda game. Fans of online games can enjoy great free online slots of their favorite casino games. You can even play some of the best Internet casino slots available without making a deposit.
On July 16, 2021, EA Sports will launch the latest Formula One (F1) video game edition for the PS4, PS5, and all Xbox consoles. This year’s game will once again give gamers the chance to sit in the cockpit and drive around the world’s top F1 race circuits. It will feature several upgrades including an overhaul to the story mode. Fans of the game are very excited for F1 2021 thanks to the PS5 version running 4K/60FPS and the Xbox Series X running at 1440p/120FPS.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2
In September 2020, one of the most popular video game franchises in history (Tony Hawk Pro Skater) rebooted the original two versions of the game. Often considered the best editions of the Tony Hawk Pro Skater series, a new generation of gamers learned to shred street and park courses like never before. Just weeks after its release, Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 sold 1 million copies as old-school gamers and modern players united. This game doesn’t get old thanks to the new online play, soundtrack and continually being able to carve up bowls.
It Takes Two
It Takes Two was released on March 26 for the PS 4, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S, PS 5, and Xbox One platforms. Created by Swedish game developer Hazelight Studios, It Takes Two is a cooperative game. The artwork looks like the characters came straight out of a Pixar film. In the game, a couple is transformed into dolls and must race through crazy levels to escape while working together. Their escape is a metaphor for repairing their failing relationship. The gameplay is fast and the graphics are engaging.