There’s no doubt that 2020 is going to be another big year for the games industry.
From Greek Gods to the futuristic cities of California, 2020 is going to provide a lot of options and experiences for gamers to choose from. Here are some of the most anticipated titles to look forward to!
10. Cyberpunk 2077
From the developers of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt comes Cyberpunk 2077. CD Projekt Red first revealed that they were adapting Mike Pondsmith’s board game into an open-world role-playing game at E3 in 2013.
Since then the studio has been teasing us with details about the game being set in a futuristic rendition of California with gangs and militarized mega-corporations being in charge. Players will be able to experience the game in first person and choose between a variety of classes for their mercenary. It has also been confirmed that an online multiplayer mode will be added to the game sometime after launch.
Cyberpunk 2077 is scheduled to release on April 16th for Google Stadia, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
9. Gods & Monsters
Gods & Monsters is a brand new IP that I’m excited to see make its debut in 2020. From its Legend of Zelda aesthetic to its embrace of Greek mythology, I think this is a title that people definitely need to be keeping an eye on in 2020.
With the team at Ubisoft Quebec working on it, I’m sure it’ll be another fresh and welcome take on Greek mythology, which they previously did a great job of exploring in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Overall, this is something that Ubisoft needs after a commercially and critically underwhelming 2019, which saw both The Division 2 and Ghost Recon Breakpoint under-perform.
As a result of a rocky 2019, Ubisoft, unfortunately, pushed back the release dates for three of their upcoming titles, including Gods & Monsters. Gods & Monsters is set to release in late 2020 or early 2021 on the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Google Stadia, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
8. Nioh 2
Nioh 2 is a sequel to the 2017 hack-and-slash title from Team Ninja of Ninja Gaiden fame. The first Nioh was a Playstation 4 exclusive, which featured a fully customizable character and the ability to earn gear as they combat a wide-range of demonic foes. They were also able to transform into a demon and explore an underworld realm. If you’re a fan of Dark Souls or the Ninja Gaiden series then you’ll probably enjoy this game as much as the first one.
Nioh 2 is scheduled to release on March 13th on the Playstation 4.
7. Ghost of Tsushima
It’s been six years since Sucker Punch Productions, the studio behind the Infamous franchise produced a major hit. That is about to change though with the release of Ghost of Tsushima, which looks like a brutal experience. Ghost of Tsushima is a third-person stealth/combat game set in feudal Japan. Players will have a wide-range of samurai-era weaponry and gadgets including smoke bombs at their disposal.
Ghost of Tsushima is scheduled to release on the Playstation 4 during Summer 2020.
Godfall was revealed during the 2019 Game Awards and has so far been confirmed to be the first Playstation 5 launch title. According to the developers at Counterplay Game, it is a third-person multiplayer looter-slasher title that looks to challenge the conventional foundations of the looter genre.
Besides launching alongside the Playstation 5, Godfall will be available on the Windows PC via the Epic Games Store.
5. Empire of Sin
From Paradox Interactive comes Empire of Sin, an XCOM-style Real Time Strategy set in Prohibition-era Chicago. In Empire of Sin, players will be able to assume the role of Mafia members and feud over control of the city. They’ll get an overhead view of their environment as they raid and take control of distilleries, brothels, and speakeasies.
It evidently will feature some RPG elements as players will be able to charm or bully their opponents into making concessions via a range of dialogue trees. I may not be a huge fan of XCOM, but the period and units available are appealing nonetheless.
Empire of Sin is scheduled to be released in Spring 2020 on the Nintendo Switch, Mac, Windows PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One.
4. Dying Light 2
Dying Light 2 is the sequel to the 2015 open-world zombie survival game from Techland. Based on the demo we saw at E3 2019, it appears that the parkour gameplay has been drastically improved from the previous installment.
If players are going to survive the game’s harsh environments then they’re going to have to use their heads and all of the skills at their disposal as they evade the zombie horde. Traversal looks to be a lot more fun as players will be able to move from rooftop-to-rooftop with the aid of paraglider wings and hooks. The rooftops are going to be notably safer compared to the lower levels of buildings as well, so staying above ground will be the key to survival.
Dying Light 2 is scheduled to release in the first half of 2020 on Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC.
3. Watch Dogs Legion
Like Gods & Monsters, Watch Dogs Legion was delayed after previously having a firm March 2020 release date. Now, it may release in the next fiscal year, which ends in April 2021 but insiders with knowledge of the delay have indicated that the French developer is still eyeing a 2020 release. The third installment in the popular hacking franchise is set to be one of the most ambitious Ubisoft titles since Assassin’s Creed Unity with players being able to take control of any NPC, each having their own unique personalities, backstories, and abilities.
These different abilities will all have their own strengths and weaknesses that can help players as they establish a resistance and free London. With the delay, it has been confirmed that Watch Dogs Legion will be a cross-generation release on Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X.
Watch Dogs Legion is scheduled to release on the Playstation 4, Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Windows PC, and Google Stadia.
2. Predator: Hunting Grounds
From Illfonic comes Predator: Hunting Grounds. It is a multiplayer title that will let players either play as the Predator or as a team of soldiers who will face off against the vicious creature.
Like in the films, the Predator will be able to pick off members of the team one-by-one if he can get them to split up. Some skill and strategy will definitely be required to do this as certain abilities such as the infrared will have to be recharged after usage. Additionally, the Predator is vulnerable if the team is able to coordinate. If you’re a big fan of the Predator franchise, you’ll enjoy this one.
Predator: Hunting Grounds is scheduled to be released on the Playstation 4 on April 24th, 2020.
1. The Last of Us Part II
From developer Naughty Dog comes The Last of Us Part II, the sequel to the celebrated The Last of Us which originally released as a Playstation 3 exclusive.
The long-awaited sequel is set five years after the events of the first game, with Ellie’s adoptive father Joel set to return. The Last of Us Part II was originally scheduled to release in February, but the game’s director Neil Druckmann announced in October that it would not make that release date. The announcement came a month after its original release date was announced.
The Last of Us Part II is scheduled to release on May 29th, 2020 on the Playstation 4.
What do you think of this list? What games are you excited for in 2020? Let us know in the comments below!