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Upcoming Games for Horror & Science Fiction in 2021

Since we are all going to be stuck inside for the foreseeable future we thought we’d check out what science fiction and horror games are coming up in 2021.

Even though Gracie and Shawn were disappointed not to see a new Silent Hill game in the line-up at The Game Awards (to be perfectly honest, there was very little horror mentioned at The Game Awards, in general, but is that really a surprise) so the Kali Krew got their own list of games to keep an eye out for in the coming year.

Below is a list of games ranging from fun to psychological horror to shooters to tempt our itchy litle tentacles to make us go “gimme, gimme, gimme” this year.

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC (Windows)

Chosen by Gracie

“I have really liked the other games from Supermassive so far. I loved Until Dawn and The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan (review to come). I’ve recently started Little Hope and so far I’m loving the plot. So I’m very excited for House of Ashes.” – Gracie

Check out Gracie’s review of Until Dawn

GhostWire: Tokyo

Platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, PC (Windows)

Chosen by Gracie

“GhostWire: Tokyo made my list last year but I’m assuming it got pushed back a bit. As I said before the trailer looks amazing. And I’m perfectly happy to wait a little bit (ok, not happy but at least I can tolerate it) if the game comes out and it’s not broken as all hell. I’d much rather wait for a polished product than get a broken one quickly.” – Gracie

Horizon: Forbidden West

Platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5

Chosen by Lilyn

“This one tosses you into a distant future where mankind has fallen, and things are going steadily more sideways. It looks like it has a bit of a No Man’s Sky thing happening, which makes me happy, and the visuals are gorgeous. (Note: They’re aiming to release in Q4 of 2021, but I don’t see a hard release date anywhere.)” – Lilyn

In Sound Mind

Platforms: Playstation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Windows)

Chosen by Gracie

“In Sound Mind sounded intriguing because it sounds fairly unique. A psychological horror puzzle game with creative boos fights. Plus, I recognized The Living Tombstone from his Five Nights at Freddy’s songs (Five Nights at Freddy’s and It’s Been So Long are on my player) so I’m excited to see what kind of soundtrack he’ll create.” – Gracie

Little Nightmares II

Platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Nintendo Switch, PC (Windows)

Chosen by Gracie

“Little Nightmares II was also slated for last year but got pushed back to 2021. I’ve heard a lot of good things about the first game so hopefully, this is a good follow-up!” – Gracie

Martha is Dead

Platforms: Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PC (Windows)

Chosen by Gracie

“Of the newer games that I looked at the two I was most excited about was House of Ashes and Martha is Dead. The plot sounds intriguing and I love a good psychological horror game.” – Gracie

The Medium

Platforms: Xbox Series, PC (Windows)

Chosen by Shawn

“It’s actually designed for the new Xbox hardware so it should make great use of the system. It’s a very cool looking horror game and the music is by the composer of the Silent Hill series.”. – Shawn

New Pokemon Snap

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

Chosen by Shawn

“This is only assuming it comes out this year but it should be.” – Shawn

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Platforms: Playstation 5

Chosen by Lilyn

“This almost makes me want to buy a PS5. Ratchet & Clank has been around for a while, and I truthfully don’t think I’ve played any of them, but I’m always on the lookout for games that won’t scare the bejesus out of me, wuss that I am.” – Lilyn

Resident Evil Village

Platforms: Playstation 5, Xbox Series, PC (Windows)

Chosen by Gracie

“Resident Evil Village is a sequel to Resident Evil: Biohazard and I have heard very, very good things about Resident Evil: Biohazard. It returns to its creepy roots and hopefully, Village will continue in the same vein.” – Gracie


Platform: Playstation 5

Chosen by Gracie

Returnal is a 3rd person rogue-like shooter set on a hostile alien world. It’s not exactly my main cup f tea but it sounded interesting!” – Gracie

Sons of the Forest

Platforms: Unknown at this time but most likely 2021

Chosen by Gracie

“The trailers look great and creepy and, watching TT’s girlfriend play it, the creatures are pretty cool looking.” – Gracie


Platforms: Playstation 5, PC (Windows)

Chosen by Lilyn

“A sci-fi game that I get to play as a cat. Hook me up!” – Lilyn

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Are there any games that you think we’ve missed? Let us know in the comments down below!

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