The ultimate list of best games for PS5, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch OLED in 2021.

NEED A NEW GAME TO PLAY OVER CHRISTMAS? We've tried a lot of games and picked our favorites so you don't have to. Here are the best games available in 2021 for PS5, Xbox, PC, and the new Nintendo Switch OLED - with no fuss.

Some of the games are brand new, while others have been around for a while.

But they all have one thing in common: they are all great.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Astro's Playroom - This game comes bundled with the PS5 and could be dismissed as a gimmick to show off the DualSense joypad, but it's a brilliant and wondrously sensory game in its own right - not to be missed.

Miles Morales, Spider-Man - This add-on to the Spider-Man video game reboot is absolutely stunning and showcases the PS5's graphical prowess.

It's also a lot of fun, and you'll probably spend hours swinging around Manhattan in the snow.

God of War - This iconic PS4 titan has been revamped for the PS5. It's more stunning than ever.

Without a doubt, it's one of the best games of the decade.

Even if you've never touched the franchise before, this is a must-play.

Fall Guys is a cheap, happy, and endlessly addictive game.

Consider Takeshi's Castle crossed with Fortnite.

Fifa 21 - Let's face it, if you care about football at all, you probably already have this game, but we had to include it just in case!

Agent 47 is back in Hitman 3, and he's looking swanky with ray-traced graphics and exotic new locations to explore (including Dubai).

It Takes Two - This action-adventure platformer is designed for two players (which means you'll need two DualSense joypads or find a friend online).

You play as a divorced couple who have been turned into dolls by their daughter Rose - a heartwarming and entertaining game.

Call of Duty Warzone is still completely free to play, and the Pacific-region Caldera map has been added to the game.

Solo or with friends, it's a lot of fun.

The following are some of our Xbox favorites:

Wait until you see the next-gen rendering of Mexico in Forza Horizon 5 - as you blitz across it in the auto industry's finest.

A one-of-a-kind racer

Assassin's Creed Valhalla isn't an Xbox exclusive, but it's a must-have if you own the system - and especially if you're a fan of the series.

It's the most visually stunning AC yet, and the gameplay is fantastic as well.

Gears 5 - The big-hitter of third-person shooters, Gears 5 combines all of the franchise's best elements into one game.

It also looks amazing on a Series X.

Dirt 5 is similar to Forza Motorsport, but it's a lot messier.

Dirt 5 is high-octane, thoroughly muddy, and a ton of fun.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a simple platformer with a unique animation style that tugs at the heartstrings while also wowing with its slick visuals.

Fortnite is a massively popular video game that has become a cultural phenomenon, and it's completely free! Why not?

Take a look at these fantastic PC games.

League of Legends is one of the most popular games in the world, and for good reason: this free-to-play MOBA will keep you glued to your screen for hours, days, weeks, and months.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands - This iconic MMORPG continues to rage with glorious vigour, and the Shadowlands expansion has been revamped for new and returning players.

Call of Duty Vanguard - To get the best graphics, play Vanguard on a PC.

This return to World War II is fantastic, with a gripping cinematic campaign and engrossing multiplayer.

Cyberpunk 2077 - Despite a rocky start on consoles, many fans have favored the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077.

A sprawling and engrossing game that benefits from a powerful graphics card.

Watch Dogs Legion - This game has a lot of ray-tracing, so it's a great game to play with your new GPU.

It's also set in a fantastically realized sci-fi dystopian London that's a joy to explore.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is undeniably one of the best games of all time, and it still holds up today, especially on a powerful PC with high-resolution graphics.

Its two expansions, too, are well worth the money.

Overwatch, Blizzard's smash-hit class-based shooter, is one of the most popular games in the world.

There's also a sequel coming out soon, so start practicing now.

Grand Theft Auto 5 - It's been out for a while, but it's still a fantastic game that looks great on high graphics.

GTA Online, the game's free counterpart, is also worth playing.

Microsoft Flight Simulator - You fly real planes like real pilots, with the real world mapped out and rendered fairly accurately.

You have no risk of physical harm if you crash and burn.

What else do you require?

Outriders - Set in a future where life on Earth is no longer possible, you're tasked with colonizing a new world in this Destiny-style third-person RPG shooter.

It's a lot of fun and was made with co-op in mind, so grab a friend or two and start blasting.

Try these before the new Nintendo Switch OLED arrives, Nintendo fans.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - We all need this peaceful respite from the horrors of reality right now.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is arguably the most iconic Nintendo Switch game to date, and it's still going strong in 2021.

Play it now before the sequel is released!

Super Mario 3D World is a stunning remake of a Wii U game with a bonus campaign called Bowser's Fury thrown in for good measure.

Pokmon Sword and Shield - One of the more enjoyable handheld Pokmon games, with plenty of depth, color, and strategy to keep you occupied.

Luigi's Mansion 3 is a lesser-known but still excellent Nintendo Switch game that Mario fans will enjoy.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a game that requires no introduction.

Why haven't you bought it yet if you already own a Switch?

Stardew Valley - Similar to Animal Crossing, Stardew Valley is a peaceful diversion from daily life that will calm even the most troubled souls.

The Oculus Quest 2 VR headset is The Sun's preferred alternative to a gaming console.

With a VR headset, you can play the legendary Beat Saber, which is similar to Guitar Hero but with lightsabers.

The Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition from Dell is a gaming PC that outperforms both of the new consoles.

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