From indie games to cult favorite reboots, there are so many upcoming games to look forward to! 2020 is just around the corner, and we have a whole list of new games to watch out for aside from typical new years’ resolutions.
The list can get overwhelming so we’ve narrowed it down to 15 for easier searching:
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC
From what we’ve seen so far, Cyberpunk 2077 features a futuristic Grand Theft Auto feel. What distinguishes it from the latter is the body modifications and stunning hyper realistic gameplay.
Night City, California seems like a place worth spending hours exploring again and again, not to mention Keanu Reeves’ surprise addition as a main character! Rightfully so, he’s the internet’s beloved celebrity.
Marvel’s Avengers Game
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC
With the success of Avengers: Infinity War, it’s not hard for many fans to get hyped with the premise of the titular gameplay.
Play as Ms. Marvel, help reassemble the team after a catastrophic event, and save the world while wearing a variety of costumes and upgrades! Would it live up to the franchise’s glory? Fans may have to play the game and see.
The Last of Us 2
Platform: PlayStation 4
It’s been nearly seven years since the original game was first released, so it’s no surprise how fans are too eager for the sequel to finally arrive.
Seems like The Last of Us Part 2 looks worth the additional wait, as it digs deeper into Ellie’s story – navigating life amidst the viral uprising and gaining a reason to seek out revenge.
To sum it up, the sequel looks incredibly intense and harrowing, and well-produced!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Platform: Nintendo Switch
If you’re looking for another promising game to play on Switch, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a great choice! Unlike the mobile edition, it looks like a full-fledged version of your favorite chill-out life sim game.
The game’s premise is all about living on an island together with a bunch of creatures, as you explore the terrain, complete tasks, build up a home, and interact with your friends. You can also play together with up to four local and eight online friends, making it an ideal hang-out activity to spend time with your buddies.
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
The Diablo franchise is back, and darker than ever! Blizzard’s latest Diablo installment reminds us of the early style of Diablo 2 with the more polished play of Diablo 3.
Finding an ideal middle ground is effective in keeping fans excited for Diablo IV. There hasn’t been a clear indication of whether it would actually be released in 2020, but here’s to hoping.
Dying Light 2
Platforms: PS5, Xbox Scarlett, PS4, Xbox One, PC
This sequel would make you look forward to romping through the undead… yet again.
Just like the original Dying Light game, you will have to survive in a human settlement infiltrated with a barrel of zombies. The parkour-style navigation is paired with a brutal, first-person combat. Keep in mind that the infected zombies have changed, though!
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch
As one of the biggest games in the world, Minecraft has been transformed into a whole bunch of different things. It’s only about time for the game to become a whole new Minecraft.
Minecraft: Dungeons takes the ever-familiar Minecraft universe and applies it to a straightforward dungeon-crawler formula.
The four-player game looks fast-paced and frenzied, with the classic franchise look paired with new and old creatures and locales. Youtube superstar Pewdiepie might be the first to try out the new game once released, but we’re hoping for no more Sven-like related casualty.
Platforms: Xbox Scarlett, Xbox One, PC
A new Halo game is about to be released!
Halo Infinite brings back the Master Chief as the lead, along with introducing a gorgeous new game engine. The game recently released a teaser for fans to get excited about, and it’s sure to give major old-school vibes.
Little Nightmares 2
Platforms: Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch
Little Nightmares II is a suspense/adventure game where you play as Mono, a young boy trapped in a world that has been distorted by the humming transmission of a distant tower.
With the girl in a yellow raincoat named “Six” as his guide, Mono sets out to discover the dark secrets of The Signal Tower and save Six from her terrible fate. This action-packed game is surely worth checking out!
Call of Duty: Black Ops 5
Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Are you a big fan of shooting games? Here’s a good news for you!
An official release date hasn’t been dropped for Call of Duty: Black Ops 5 yet, but fans assume it will likely be coming in Q4 (October – November) of 2020 based on previous years’ release.
It will be the fifth installment to the widely-famous Black Ops series, which was first launched in 2020.
Platform: Mobile (iOS, Android)
Heads up, Stranger Things fans! This Pokemon Go-like mobile game will allow players to explore the Upside Down while in the real world.
If you are traveling to work, school, or just strolling through town, you will be able to battle the many creatures lurking in the Upside Down. The mobile game will have an old school style to it, much like the Netflix show. It is set to release sometime in 2020.
Final Fantasy VII (Remake)
Platform: PlayStation 4
This remake pays homage to the original Final Fantasy VII, which was first released in 1997.
Set to release on March 3, 2020, fans can expect strong waves of nostalgia as they play this titular game. Many have been clamoring for a remake of this beloved Final Fantasy game for years, and now a reboot is finally in sight!
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Switch
This indie game is all kinds of interesting! If you’re looking to try out something new, Spiritfarer is all about sending the dead off to the afterlife.
Players will have to manage the passageway from life to death in this simulation game. You can choose to spend time with the dead before you send them off to their final resting place.
The goal of Spiritfarer is to help players cope with the idea of having to say goodbye to their loved ones one day.
Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Switch
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea?
Everyone’s favorite yellow sponge is heading off to the current generation of consoles! Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom is considered a cult classic by many fans, which features Spongebob and his friends as they try to collect spatulas and save Bikini Bottom.
Dubbed as “rehydrated” instead of “remade”, Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom will have a new multiplayer mode as well as other classic content from the original game.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Set several years in the future of the Rainbow Six world, Rainbow Six Quarantine is set to release sometime in Q1 2020.
In this world, Rainbow Operators will be tasked to find and eliminate alien parasites that are putting the human race at risk.
Quarantine is stepping away from the traditional PvP like other games in the series. Instead, it will be a 3 player co-op adventure for you to play with friends or strangers.
Having a hard time choosing which game to try out?
There’s no need to get overwhelmed with the variety of options you can choose from. To make it easier for you to pick a game to try out, here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Choose a game closest to your heart
Some upcoming games aren’t relatively new to the gaming scene. In fact, some are reboots of previous titles made better with improved gameplays. If some titles are familiar to you because you’ve played them in the past, it may be a good reason to try it out once released!
- Don’t hop into bandwagon and stick to your preference
It’s tempting to play the games everyone’s hyping about. That can be a good thing, especially if you happen to enjoy these games, but if you don’t — there’s no reason for you to force yourself. Stick to your preference and try out the games you actually have fun playing. The last thing you want is to end up having a “burn-out” sensation from streaming.
- Make sure the game is compatible with your device
Some games aren’t cross platform. There are games limited to console (PS4, Nintendo Switch) only, while some games may only be played on the PC. Before you consider trying out any upcoming game, make sure you can access and play them on the devices available to you.
- Read reviews before playing!
Online reviews can give you an idea as to what the game is all about and if it’s worth trying out. Positive reviews give you more reasons to check out a certain game, while negative reviews can save you the time and frustration from wasting your time over games which probably won’t be of your liking.
It’s a yearly tradition for gamers to look forward to upcoming game releases — that’s the reason why game developers are doing their best to push their games to a higher level and learn from the previous versions which needs improvement. All this is done to ensure that each game is worth spending your money for!
Contrary to popular belief, buying games isn’t a total waste of money as long as it gives you satisfaction and happiness. Disregard what others say as long as you purchase these games legally, without affecting anyone or hurting your finances. Sit back and relax because we’re looking forward to enjoy these games with you, gamers!