As we come to the end of a fantastic decade in gaming, we’re anticipating some great things to kick off the new decade in 2020.
Here, we’ll be taking a look at some of the biggest titles we’re most excited about seeing in 2020. We’ll be exploring a range of genres and gameplay types from RPG to first-person shooters.
While it’s currently difficult to say whether these will indeed be the best games of 2020, we think these are the main contenders.
April 16 Delayed Until September 17, 2020
Cyberpunk 2077 is already one of the most anticipated games of 2020. This title will be brought to you by the same people behind The Witcher 3 so we’re expecting great things. It looks like it’ll be one of the most intense RPG titles we get to see in the future.
In Cyberpunk 2077, you play as a gun for hire in the futuristic streets of Night City. There’s plenty of combat but also a big roleplaying element with multiple dialogue options and opportunities for non-combat conflict too.
Also, the beloved Keanu Reeves is in this game, what more do you need to know?
The Last of Us Part II
Release Date: May 29
Platforms: PlayStation 4
This is another huge title to be released in 2020. The Last of Us was widely popular and fans were thrilled when they learned that there would be a sequel.
The Last of Us Part II promises plenty of the same zombie-fighting action and brings back the same core cast to battle for survival. This sequel takes place five years after the first one and focuses on Ellie as the protagonist. Five years have seen the Infected grow smarter and more coordinated, making them an even deadlier force.
Release Date: Holiday season
Platforms: Xbox Series X and PC
It’s fair to say this will be one of the biggest games in the world when it finally releases. Anticipation and expectations are high from fans of the Halo series.
It will also be the launch title for the new Xbox Series X which means we’ve got a lot to look forward to at the end of the year.
Halo Infinite has been called a soft reboot of the franchise where the story will continue but feature a re-imagined concept. Those behind the development say they wanted a game that adapts to a user’s choices and actions and that there will be more RPG elements than in previous Halo games.
Release Date: March 20
Following on from a widely popular Doom reboot from a few years ago, Doom Eternal is the next sequel in the series and even features a 2v1 game mode.
In this game, players will battle against two of the five demons that your opponent controls. Each demon will come with their own set of skills and weaknesses which you will need to combat.
For those who are after a gory, action-packed game with plenty of monsters to battle against, then Doom Eternal looks like it’ll deliver all that and more.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
March 3 Delayed Until April 10 2020
Platforms: Playstation 4
Final Fantasy fans have been waiting for years to get their hands on a Final Fantasy VII remake and it’s finally arriving in 2020.
Square Enix has brought a complete re-imagining of the game to this remake, resulting in a full-length version of a small part of the original game. For those looking for a full and faithful remake, we imagine there might be some divisive opinions as old material is blended with original content. However, we hope this will be worth the wait. This remake will have a whole new voice cast, with motion capture technology and a huge improvement in the graphics.
Release Date: March
Platforms: PC and Valve
This is a huge title on the list. We are finally getting a new Half-Life game in 2020 but not only that, we are getting a brand new VR experience along with it.
Half-Life: Alyx looks like it will be set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2 and features Alyx Vance, Gordon Freeman’s partner in Half-Life 2.
It’s looking like this will be a VR-only title which might put some fans off who can’t quite invest in VR technology at the moment.
We’re interested in how well the virtual reality aspect will perform and are curious about what opportunities it will open up in terms of gameplay. With expectations so high, we hope it will not disappoint.
Resident Evil 3
Release Date: April 3
Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC
It’s fair to say expectations are high with this one. Fans of the Resident Evil series have already been treated to a popular remake before with Resident Evil 2. We have high hopes for this one and aren’t too worried about how well it’ll go down due to the previous success of the last remake.
Resident Evil 3 features more of the intense action as characters flee from the iconic foe, Nemesis.
While this is a faithful remake, there was also a huge announcement recently which will bring something new and exciting to the series. Project Resistance was a bit of a mystery project at Capcom and we didn’t know much about what the game would be. However, Capcom recently revealed that this wouldn’t be a standalone game, after all, it will, in fact, be the multiplayer aspect of Resident Evil 3. It will feature a 1v4 player setup and will go alongside the Resident Evil 3 storyline.
May 15 Delayed Until September 4th 2020
Marvel and gaming fans have been waiting so long for a real Avengers game but we’ll finally be getting Marvel’s Avengers in the summer of 2020.
So far, the trailer has received some mixed responses, particularly surrounding the characters’ faces and the stunted game mechanics in the originally released footage. However, the gameplay looks a bit more promising, with fluid combat and a range of different fighting styles.
We hope it delivers because expectations will be high after a year that brought us the concluding Avengers: Endgame movie. That’s if the hype around The Avengers series hasn’t died down by then.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Release Date: March 2
Platforms: Nintendo Switch
Taking a break from all the other action and gory titles on this list, Animal Crossing’s sequel is finally arriving! Although subject to a disappointing release date pushback to 2020, it does look like Animal Crossing: New Horizons will finally be released in just a few months.
What we know about it so far looks promising. The visuals all look new and improved as do the opportunities for crafting. You will be able to explore the island, go fishing, hunt creatures, pick flowers and make new friends.
There will also be a multiplayer option, both local co-op and online co-op to enjoy the game with friends.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
Release Date: Unknown (pushed back from March)
Following on from one of the greatest RPGs and vampire games ever designed, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 will finally be released sometime in 2020. It was originally going to be released in March but has recently been pushed back to an unspecified date later on in the year.
Fans of the original have been waiting quite some time for this sequel to drop and it promises to offer the same character-building and decision making that the game was famous for. Fans of the universe will be pleased to see that all five of the original clans will be featured, with more added via DLC, we expect.
The combat system has had a big overhaul which should feature some much-improved action in this series. A single-player campaign clocks in at around 25-30 hours of gameplay, so we’re really looking forward to where the story takes us.
While this is certainly not an exhaustive list, it’s some of the titles we’re most looking forward to in 2020.
Which games are you most excited to play in 2020? Let us know in the comments below.