The gifts have been unwrapped, the clock has struck 12, and a new year is upon us. As things get underway, Gamers Heroes takes a look at the 5 best games of January 2021. Oh, and we won’t make you click through five pages to look at the entire list.
5 Best Games of January 2021
Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Core Collection
Get ready to make another trip to Freddy Fazbear’s Pizza with Maximum Games’ Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Core Collection. This collection brings with it Five Nights at Freddy’s, Five Nights at Freddy’s 2, Five Nights at Freddy’s 3, Five Nights at Freddy’s 4, and Five Nights at Freddy’s: Sister Location. New to this console release is a new achievement and trophy system, along with optional cheats.
Five Nights at Freddy’s: The Core Collection will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch on January 12, 2021.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition
Originally released back in 2010 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, players will once again be able to return to the world of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s Scott Pilgrim comic with Ubisoft’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition. This 2D arcade-style beat’em up has players fighting through waves of bad guys as the titular Scott Pilgrim in an attempt to win the heart of Ramona Flowers. Players will be able to purchase power-ups along the way, and all of the DLC content from the original release has been included.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Complete Edition will come out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 14, 2021.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy
The newest entry in the Atelier series (which has roots dating back to the PlayStation 2), Koei Tecmo and GUST’s Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy picks up the story three years after the original Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout. In this title, Ryza and her team as they attempt to decipher the mystery of the “Lost Legends” ruins surrounding the royal capital. Players will be able to fight enemies with the “Real-time tactics” battle system, and can rebuild items with the “Linkage Synthesis” mechanic.
Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on January 26, 2021.
The dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy, IO Interactive’s Hitman 3 will once again put players in the shoes of Agent 47. A number of new targets will be available across six different locales, including Dubai and Dartmoor, England. PlayStation VR support, along with the ability to import maps, levels and progress from the previous two entries, will also be included.
Hitman 3 will come out for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch, and PC on January 20, 2021.
Hot on the heels of their 2019 Blair Witch video game adaptation (you can read our review of that here), Bloober Team’s The Medium is set to release this month. A third-person psychological horror game, players will take control of the medium Marianne, who has the ability to travel into the spirit realm. Players will be able to use her psychic abilities against hostile forces, and can also interact with energy spots called spirit wells. We’re especially looking forward to this game’s soundtrack, which features Akira Yamaoka and Mary Elizabeth McGlynn.
The Medium will come out for the Xbox Series S/X and Windows 10 PCs on January 28, 2021.