5 Best Single Player Games in 2020

Best Single Player Games

There’s nothing quite like a good single-player game to get stuck into and relax with at the end of a long day. If you’re looking for a new single-player game, these days you’re spoiled for choice. That’s why we’ve listed our top five picks for single-player games to pick up next.

These five games are must-plays if you’re looking for a good single-player title to get started on in 2020. We’ve tried to give you a bit of a mix in terms of genre, and we have no doubt we’ve missed off a few popular ones - let us know which in the comments!  

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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Release Date: 19 May 2015

Genre: Action role-playing

Developer: CD Projekt Red

Publisher: CD Projekt Red

If you want a role-playing fantasy game, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a great choice. The Witcher games have recently spiked in popularity due to the release of the Netflix show in late 2019.

In The Witcher 3, you play as Geralt of Rivia, a monster-hunter who is also known as a Witcher. Geralt must find his adopted daughter who went missing from the Wild Hunt, a force who is determined to capture her and use her powers. 

Along the way, Geralt must battle against monsters and other forces by using his own powers, fighting abilities and series of weapons. 

Assassin’s Creed Origins

Release Date: 27 October 2017

Genre: Action-adventure, stealth

Developer: Ubisoft Montreal

Publisher: Ubisoft

Moving on from a fantasy world to a historical one, Assassin’s Creed Origins is set in Ancient Egypt and follows an alternate history storyline. 

The storyline follows Bayek, a Medjay, and his wife Aya who try to protect the people during a time of political upheaval in the Ptolemaic Kingdom. 

Bayek and Aya are thrown in the middle of a centuries-long conflict between the Brotherhood of Assassins and The Order of the Ancients.

As in typical Assassin’s Creed fashion, there is a fantastic open world to explore and even a Discovery Tour which gives you the chance to learn more about the time of the Ancient Egyptians. 

You can explore temples, pyramids and meet famous faces such as Cleopatra herself. It’s a great game for history fans but there’s plenty for anyone to enjoy here. 

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Release Date: 15 November 2019

Genre: Action-adventure

Developer: Respawn Entertainment

Publisher: Electronic Arts

If you are looking for a good Star Wars Game with Metroidvania influences, then Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a great choice. One of the biggest titles released last year, its release coincided with the final installment in the latest Star Wars movie trilogy.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order does not disappoint, and it has a lot to live up to with a dedicated Star Wars fan base. This title is set 14 years before A New Hope and follows a Jedi Padawan called Cal Kestis. Cal is being hunted through the galaxy by the Galactic Empire but must also complete his Jedi training.

Players get to develop their lightsaber skills and Force powers throughout the different combat scenarios and mini-quests along the way. 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Release Date: 22 March 2019

Genre: Action-adventure

Developer: FromSoftware

Publisher: Activision 

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is an action game set in the Sengoku period in Japan. The story follows Wolf, a shinobi, who wants revenge on a samurai clan who kidnapped his lord. 

Players experience a combination of exploration, stealth, and combat in this game, with the chance to level up and develop new abilities within a skill tree layout. Combat focuses on using a katana to attack an opponent’s posture and balance in order to land a fatal blow. 

There are three possible endings in this game, depending on your decisions leading up to it, so there is the opportunity for multiple playthroughs if you enjoy the title. 

Red Dead Redemption 2

Release Date: 26 October 2018

Genre: Action-adventure

Developer: Rockstar Studios

Publisher: Rockstar Games

In 2018, Red Dead Redemption 2 was the game that everyone was talking about. If you haven’t had a chance to play it yet, put it on your list for 2020 because it’s not one you’ll want to miss. 

Red Dead Redemption 2 follows Arthur Morgan, an outlaw who must travel across and do what he can to survive in a dying Wild West setting. Arthur is on the run from fellow members of the Van der Linde gang and the authorities so must keep those threats at bay. 

Set in a beautiful open world, Red Dead Redemption 2 allows you to explore the landscape by foot or horseback to meet new characters, learn their stories, take on small jobs and also go hunting. You could easily spend hours just wandering around the place if you feel like a relaxing playthrough away from all the conflict. 

Final Word

We hope that you will find something you enjoy in our top picks for the best single-player games. Any of these titles will be a great option if you’re looking to get lost in an immersive world. 

Of course, there are hundreds of other single-player titles we could have picked for this list. If you think there should have been another one on here, please let us know in the comments below what your favorite single-player game is.

If you get bored playing alone or feel ready to look for a multiplayer title afterward, make sure you check out our list of the best multiplayer games to play in 2020