Five of the Most Anticipated Video Games of This Year

Video games can be a great way to spend free time. From exciting adventures and action to world-building and strategy, playing video games on your computer or gaming device can open up a world of excitement. Here’s a guide to the top five most anticipated games that are still waiting to be released this year. Enjoy!

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

The Assassin’s Creed series has built a stellar reputation over the years for a very good reason: it’s an incredible series full of hours of fun gameplay, absorbing storylines and memorable characters. Ubisoft’s latest offering Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is due out November 17 and has gamers on the edge of their seats with excitement. The game takes place during a wild Viking invasion of the England in the year 873. The graphics and gameplay look outstanding from the trailers that are out and gamers are also amped up about the chance to swing two weapons at once as they experience the thrill of being a Viking warrior. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is certainly a game to look forward to.¹

Crusader Kings 3

Crusader Kings is one of the most popular strategy games out there and has been around a decade-and-a-half. The latest installment Crusader Kings 3 already has the gaming world abuzz with its extremely detailed maps and three-dimensional characters. This game is also set during a new time, spanning between the Vikings to the Ottoman capture of Turkey. You get to build dynasties and arrange marriages as well as form all sorts of alliances and make key tactical military decisions. This game is set to be released September 1, so keep an eye out for it.²

Elden Ring

Elden Ring is still shrouded in mystery, but this game comes from the creator of the wildly successful Dark Souls game Hidetaka Miyazaki and this alone has led to an enormous amount of anticipation. The game is actually being co-developed by Miyazaki and Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin, so you can expect some epic fantasy storylines and action to be coming your way in Elden Ring. The game is tentatively due out this year, so keep a lookout for Elden Ring and get ready to set off on the adventure of a lifetime.³

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 is due out November 19 of this year and it’s already got gamers jumping off their chairs with excitement and anticipation. Essentially, Cyberpunk 2077 looks like a cross between Grand Theft Auto and some kind of futuristic space age scenario. It’s the most highly awaited game since Witcher 3 and is full of all sorts of high tech gadgets and storylines. You can also modify your body and abilities as you accomplish crucial missions in Night City, California alongside interactions with a centrally important character played by Keanu Reeves. You heard that right: Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be lit and you don’t want to miss out.⁴

Empire of Sin

Romero Games is out with a new game set in Chicago during Prohibition when gangsters traded alcohol and built empires of profits. The release date is set for between October to December this year. The game is a turn-based strategy game that you view from an overhead angle and is sort of similar to the extremely fun XCOM franchise. However, unlike XCOM, in Empire of Sin you aren’t fighting aliens, you’re fighting rivals in the liquor trade and trying to take over their territory from distilleries to speakeasies and other houses of ill repute. This game looks like it will be great fun and will be worth your time to check out.²