Join Home Telecom in celebrating National Video Game Day on September 12, 2021. Unbeknownst to many, video games date back to 1958. However, this annual celebration has evolved into an 18 billion dollar industry that ranges from old-school Mario Brothers games and digital games to the latest Virtual Reality challenges.
Top Rated Video Games of 2021
We’ve poured through the reviews and rounded up the top 10 trending video games for 2021 just in time for National Video Game Day.
- Hitman 3 - If you want closure to the “World of Assassination” trilogy, you’ve come to the right place. Agent 47’s extermination tour visits six new locations and doesn’t disappoint fans.
- Resident Evil Village - A quarter-century after the first Resident Evil tormented and terrified gamers, this survival-horror franchise is back. There's simply nothing like this modern horror-filled game that takes terror to dizzying new heights.
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart - This sci-fi adventure has graphics reminiscent of a Pixar movie. Jump between dimensions and shoot at skeletons and robots, and we guarantee you'll feel like a kid again.
- Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury - Nintendo dominates with this miniature open-world structure that will keep fans coming back level after level.
- Monster Hunter Rise - Monster Hunt is a fascinating game that attracts newcomers and hardcore monster hunters alike.
- Returnal - Featuring an astronaut that lands in a hostile alien world and gets trapped in a time loop keeps gamers hooked from beginning to end.
- Valheim - A breakout hit of 2021, this game sold more than 6 million copies within a mere two months. The best way to sum up this game is to combine Minecraft and set it in a Viking-themed purgatory.
- It Takes Two - Explore the story-driven co-op adventure that takes two-player gaming to new heights. This game is unexpected and helps build teamwork skills while receiving rave reviews from critics.
- Genesis Noir - Stylish and intoxicating, this game is a blend of La La Land and Interstellar and is an evocative theme that leaves players breathless.
- Disco Elysium: The Final Cut - What if an amnesiac, alcoholic detective woke up in a strange room and then fell into a world of socio-political fever dreams? This memorable game is rapidly gaining a big fan base.
Upcoming Video Game Releases
Are you looking for the latest video game releases by month? Check out these new game titles that are sure to make a splash during the remainder of 2021.
- Lake – September 1
- Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous – September 2
- WRC 10 – September 2
- Big Rumble Boxing: Creed Champions – September 3
- The Medium – September 3
- Chernobylite – September 7
- Encased – September 7
- F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch – September 7
- Sonic Colors: Ultimate – September 7
- The Artful Escape – September 9
- Life is Strange: True Colors – September 10
- Lost in Random – September 10
- NBA 2K22 – September 10
- Port Royale 4 – September 10
- Tales of Arise – September 10
- WarioWare: Get It Together! – September 10
- Deathloop – September 14
- SkateBIRD – September 16
- Aragami 2 – September 17
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits – September 21
- Diablo II: Resurrected – September 23
- Sable – September 23
- Death Stranding Director's Cut – September 24
- Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot – September 24
- Lost Judgment – September 24
- Ghostrunner – September 28
- In Sound Mind – September 28
- Astria Ascending – September 30
- Hot Wheels Unleashed – September 30
- Life is Strange Remastered Collection – September 30
- Rogue Lords – September 30
- FIFA 22 – October 1
- Phoenix Point – October 1
- Super Monkey Ball: Banana Mania – October 5
- Far Cry 6 – October 7
- Metroid Dread – October 8
- Back 4 Blood – October 12
- Demon Slayer: The Video Game – October 15
- A Little to the Left – October 21
- The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes – October 21
- Battlefield 2042 – October 22
- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy – October 26
- Solar Ash – October 26
- Super Robot Wars 30 – October 27
- Age of Empires IV – October 28
- Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water – October 28
- Riders Republic – October 28
- Mario Party Superstars – October 29
- Just Dance 2022 – November 4
- Forza Horizon 5 – November 9
- Grand Theft Auto V – November 11
- Shin Megami Tensei V – November 12
- Pokémon Brilliant Diamond – November 19
- Pokémon Shining Pearl – November 19
- Farming Simulator 22 – November 22
- Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker – November 23
Video Game Bandwidth
Now that you’ve picked out your ultimate collection of video games to celebrate National Video Game Day, how much bandwidth is required to stream them without having hiccups and interference?
Online gaming for one connected device requires a minimum of 25 Mbps over cable or fiber. If you have two gamers in your home, you're looking at double that requirement for a minimum of 50 Mbps. Multi-player gaming and streaming HD on multiple devices can easily require 300 Mbps for fast speeds. To better understand what internet speed requirements you need for the best gaming experiences, visit Home Telecom's speed calculator.