The Games of 2020
This year is shaping up to be another incredible one in terms of game releases across both AAA titles and indies. There are, of course, a massive number of games released every year and we definitely expect to see numerous surprises — games that will be announced and released this year.
As we look forward to the rest of 2020, it would be easy to put together a list of 100 games without too much trouble. In this piece, though, we’ve decided to focus on the real heavy-hitters; the highly-anticipated games to keep an eye on.
Let’s take a look at what’s coming down the pipe this year.
A follow up to the wildly popular Doom 2016, Doom Eternal has fans itching with anticipation to get back in the action.
With new worlds to explore, new movement types, and new and terrifying demons to battle, this powerhouse of gaming legend is setting itself up to be another huge block buster of gaming.
Playable On: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Release date: March 20, 2020
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the upcoming installment of the hugely popular series that’s taking players out of their cozy town and on an adventure to a new on a new island location on Nintendo Switch.
Promising big areas, more crafting, activities, and friendships, New Horizons promises to be everything Animal Crossing fans have been waiting for since Animal Crossing: New Leaf came out in 2012.
Playable on: Switch
Release date: March 20, 2020
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Probably one of the most anticipated remakes in history, Final Fantasy VII Remake has set the world abuzz since it’s announcement. Recreated from the ground up in Unreal Engine 4, everything we’ve seen of this game so far has been incredible.
The trailers and game play show so far promise a new and exciting spin on the beloved RPG classic. While it’s a PS4 exclusive for a while, PC, Xbox (and overly optimistic Switch fans) will be waiting eagerly for its eventual release on other platforms as well.
Playable on: PS4 (Timed exclusive)
Release date: April 10, 2020
The Last of Us 2
Another fabled and highly anticipated sequel, The Last of Us 2 is promising more tense atmosphere and heart breaking story that we loved from the first installment.
While this is a PS4 exclusive game, many have purchased the console solely for playing through Naughty Dog’s first cinematic masterpiece and we have no doubt more will do so for this installment as well.
Playable on: PS4
Release date: May 29, 2020
Easily one of the most talked about and anticipated games to release in 2020, CD Project Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 is set to make huge waves in the gaming industry this year.
A step away from the 3rd person action RPG that was The Witcher 3, Cyberpunk 2077 is a first-person shooter RPG that takes place in the fictional world of Night City. Based on the cult favorite table top game, this sci-fi adventure is set to once again set the bar for story-based gaming.
Playable on: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Release date: September 17, 2020
Now this indie title may not be on everyone's radar, but with industry veterans from such titles as Bioshock: Infinite, Call of Duty Black Ops, and Doom 2016, Prodeus is looking to be the sleeper shooter of 2020.
A Kickstarter backed project, Prodeus is set in a beautifully crafted world that looks both retro and modern at the same time. This retro FPS is promising to deliver buckets of blood soaked, fast-paced, and fun game play that should appeal to old and new fans of the genre.
Find out more at http://www.prodeusgame.com/
Playable on: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch
Release date: Late 2020
While PlayStation fans have plenty to look forward to this year, Xbox fans won’t soon be left in the dust.
343’s Halo Infinite is slated to bring the series back to its roots. Built on an entirely new engine, Halo Infinite is slated to make a huge splash on Xbox One and Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X this holiday season.
Playable on: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Release date: Holiday 2020
These are just some of the massive and exciting games set to release this year, with many more still being announced every day, this year should keep in the most hardcore gamer happy for the near future.