New Year is just around the corner, so every player wants to know what games to expect in 2020. Traditionally, at the end of the outgoing year, we have prepared a list of the most anticipated games of 2020 on PC and consoles.
By the way, games will be released this year on the next generation PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles (they are also on this list).
Release date – January 29, 2020 . Platforms – PC.
Reissue of the legendary real-time strategy game in the Warcraft universe. The game will include both the original Warcraft: Reign of Chaos and its popular expansion, The Frozen Throne. The gameplay will remain the same, but the main changes will affect graphics (4K), animations, audio, improved support for network mode.
Release date – March 11, 2020 . Platforms – PC, Xbox One.
A fabulous platformer, a sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest. In the second part, Ori continues his adventure, this time outside the forest of Nibel, to find out the truth about the “lost” and about himself. The main character will have new spells, as well as ghostly weapons.
Release date – March 13, 2020 . Platforms – PS4.
Continuation of the action RPG from the 3rd person. The plot tells the story of William Adams, who is one of the first travelers from Europe to Japan. Master the deadly art of a samurai as a half-human, half-supernatural Yokai warrior; Explore the violent Sengoku Japan and the deadly Dark Realm to free her.
Release date – March 20, 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia.
Continuation of the action from the 1st person – DOOM2016. Doom Soldier returns from Mars to Earth to continue destroying demons and other evil spirits. Several new mechanics will appear in the game, including climbing walls, dodging and pulling yourself to the enemy, and of course a new arsenal of weapons and even more bloody and spectacular kills.
Release date – March 24, 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One.
Cooperative sci-fi action about team battles in the arena in 4 vs 4. Choose your hero, each with unique abilities and role in the group, and defeat opponents in the cyberpunk arena.
Release date – March 2020 . Platforms – PC (VR).
The long-awaited official sequel to the Half-Life series, which is a spin-off of the VR-enabled series. Set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, the game tells about the creation of the Resistance movement, which was organized by Alix and Eli Vance.
Release date – March 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One.
The sequel to the medieval action RPG game set 200 years before the events of the original game. The game will receive modern graphics, an updated, more user-friendly interface and many new game mechanics, including the use of siege weapons, diplomacy, etc. The combat system will remain unchanged.
Release date – April 3, 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One.
A remake of one of the most beloved parts of Resident Evil. The success of the Resident Evil 2 Remake set the trend for a re-release of the zombie series, so Capcom continues to work in that direction.
The action of the game will unfold all in the same Raccoon City and show the events before the start of the epidemic, during, and after. STARS fighter Jill Valentine will have to plunge into the world of the zombie apocalypse, evacuate the city, and also survive in the battle with Nemesis – the deadly living project of the Umbrella corporation.
Resident Evil: Resistance Multiplayer
The game will also have a network mode “Resident Evil: Resistance” in the form of an asymmetric survival horror, where 4 players will have to confront the 5th player acting as a manager (puppeteer), who will be in every way (placing traps, zombies, etc. etc.) try to prevent survivors from leaving the experiment area.
Release date – April 10, 2020 . Platforms – PS4, PS5.
Another modern remake of the 1997 game. The game will tell the story of a group of rebels who challenged the Shin-Ra mega-corporation that has taken over the world. Dynamic battles in a fantasy and sci-fi world await us, as well as the possibility of slowing down time for a tactical attack.
Release date – April 24, 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4.
An asymmetric online action shooter in the Predator universe. 4 players are united in a team of elite special forces, who have to complete the assigned task as part of the operation, the 5th player gets the role of the Predator, whose task will be to destroy the uninvited guests.
Release date – April 28, 2020 . Platforms – PC.
The Gears of War universe is transported to a turn-based strategy world like XCOM. The game will become a prequel to the series, which will unfold 12 years before the start of the very first part, i.e. even before the Locust invasion.
Release date – May 26, 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch.
Co-op isometric game set in the Minecraft universe. Team up with friends up to 4 players locally or online, collect new items, weapons, defeat opponents and unlock new dungeons in a fun adventure of the popular game in a new way.
Release date – Spring 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One.
Pirate online game about battles on ships. Destroy competing ships with cannon shots or board them, grab the loot and become the thunderstorm of the Caribbean in this captivating action adventure from Ubisoft.
Release date – June 19, 2020 . Platforms – PS4.
The second part of the post-apocalyptic action adventure. The game takes place 5 years after the events of the finale of the first part. We will play for the matured 19-year-old Ellie. New mechanics will appear in the game, like jumping or crawling. Opponents will also become smarter and will be able to track the main character by smell. A more detailed skill tree will appear in the game, as well as the ability to dodge hits in melee.
Release date – July 17, 2020 . Platforms – PS4.
Samurai action adventure in Japan. The player will have to go to the island of Tsushima, captured by the Mongol invasion in 1274. Use the weapons of a real Japanese warrior and silently eliminate enemies to free your homeland from foreign conquerors.
Release date – 28 August 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One.
The third installment of the popular turn-based post-apocalyptic franchise. The game is set in the harsh conditions of the frozen Colorado during the nuclear winter. The player will have to explore the wastelands in search of other survivors in order to create a reliable shelter for survival. All of your decisions will have consequences and affect the ending of the game.
Release date – Summer 2020 . Platforms – PC, Xbox One.
New game from the creators of the Life is Strange series. The game tells the story of the twins Tyler and Alison Ronan, who have the superpowers of seeing past events. Solving the secrets of his childhood, and determining what is the truth, the player will create a unique storyline, leading to a unique ending.
Release date – Summer 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch.
Continuation of the legendary strategic pirate franchise. Start your journey as governor of one of the colonies in the Caribbean Sea, forge trade links with other islands in the archipelago, fight for supremacy and become the unquestioning leader in the Caribbean.
Release date – September 4, 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One.
Co-op superhero action game set in the Marvel Universe. Choose your Avenger, take 3 more friends and defend the world from the invasion of alien invaders. The game combines a dynamic battle system and cinematic storytelling. Each player will be able to create a unique fighting style for his character, choose active and passive abilities, etc.
Release date – April 16, 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia.
A first-person cyberpunk action-RPG from the creators of The Witcher 3, based on the Cyberpunk 2020 board universe. The game is set in the city of Knight City (California), in which the player will have absolute freedom of choice and movement. The game’s plot is completely non-linear – you have the right to do whatever you want.
Thoughtful and realistic atmosphere of the cyberpunk future, a deep RPG system that allows you to create your own unique character in every sense, dialogues with different outcomes, many new game mechanics, implants and a completely unique world created by hand.
Release date – Autumn 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch.
A turn-based isometric strategy game set in 1920s Chicago. The player takes on the role of the boss of one of the criminal gangs, and his main task will be to seize power in the entire city.
Release date – Winter 2020 . Platforms – PC, Xbox One.
Action-packed first-person shooter, the sequel to the Halo franchise. The game takes place after the events of Halo 5: Guardians.
Release date – Winter 2020 . Platforms – PC.
Continuation of the series of global strategies Crusader Kings. Create your kingdom, strengthen the power of the dynasty, declare war or enter into beneficial alliances to become the ruler of all of Europe.
Release date – Winter 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS5.
The first game for the PS5 platform. Co-op slasher in a fantasy world from a 3rd person, focused on combat in close combat. The player will have to choose one of 3 unique classes of the Order’s knights and prevent the onset of the apocalypse.
Release date – 2020 . Platforms – PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One.
Continuation of the post-apocalyptic zombie series. The game takes place 15 years after the events of the first part. The main character, Aiden Codwell, is already a carrier of the virus and can become a soulless monster at any moment. His task will be to find a cure, and before that he will have to resist the disease, which will try to break out in the absence of light.