If Horizon Forbidden West is anywhere near as great as Horizon Zero Dawn was, it’ll be a treat. Following its release in 2017, Horizon Zero Dawn won a number of awards—including a BAFTA and a Writers Guild of America Award for Achievement in Video Game Writing. By its second anniversary in 2019, it had sold over 10 million copies. Hone up those spear and bow skills, and get ready to jump back into Aloy’s postapocalyptic world sometime this year. Now if only we could snag a PlayStation 5 to load it up on. —Saira Mueller
Release date: TBD, 2021New WorldAmazon Game Studios’ second major release, New World, is set in Aeternum, also known as the Eternal Isle, which is an alternate 17th-century world. Here, you will battle “brutal legions of the Corrupted,” while the world is “hell-bent on your destruction.” Thankfully, New World is an open-world MMORPG, so you can buddy up with your friends to create a Company and take on all those former heroes and adventurers who succumbed to the ancient evil that has pervaded the land (and, apparently, killed them all). Humans are not the only ones to fall prey to this evil, however—creatures of legend have also turned to the dark side.