These days it can seem as though a new video game is released every day, with more titles than ever currently available for consoles and PC alike. Certainly, 2020 will bring with it some epic new games, yet it’s safe to say that some are more hotly anticipated than others right now.
From comic book heroes to highly original first person shooters, the list of best new games set for release in 2020 is an exciting one indeed. In this article, we will take an in depth look at some of the most promising titles set to hit shelves, and disc drives, in the next twelve months.
So, without further ado, let’s get started with our list of the best new games set for release in 2020…
Gods and Monsters
February – Ubisoft – PS4, XBO, Nintendo Switch, PC
This hotly anticipated video game is just the latest in a long line of releases themed around ancient civilisations. Fresh out of the Ubisoft stable, Gods and Monsters has drummed up some considerable excitement for its similarities with the company’s wildly successful Assassin’s Creed franchise.
Certainly, fans will be excited to see how this title turns out, with the early signs pointing toward yet another marquee release from Ubisoft that perfectly blends old world myth with razor sharp modern gameplay and graphics.
May – Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal – XBO, PS4, PC, Google Stadia
From industry stalwarts Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, Marvel’s Avengers is set to be the first proper video game release of the world’s biggest comic hero movie franchise. Featuring everybody’s favourite characters, the game was initially a source of worry for many fans after a rough trailer was released to critical responses. However, with fans being drip fed encouraging gameplay previews, hopes have once more been reignited that Marvel’s Avengers will be able to approach the excitement and quality of the movies themselves.
April – CD Projekt Red – XBO, PS4, PC
Without a doubt one of 2020’s most hotly anticipated titles, Cyberpunk 2077 has all the makings of a potentially era-defining release. There has been no shortage of noise around this video game, which features Hollywood A-lister Keanu Reeves as a key character. Those lucky enough to have played the demo versions report some of the wildest, most immersive gameplay experiences ever created, not to mention graphics and a story to knock the socks off even the most experienced of gamers. Surely Cyberpunk 2077 is set to be an incredibly popular release that, if the rumours are to be believed, may be the beginning of something very special indeed.
Dragonball Z Kakarot
TBA – CyberConnect2 – XBO, PS4, PC
The super popular Japanese cartoon is finally set for another video game reboot next year after the success of the Dragonball FighterZ game. This RPG action video game looks set to provide all the thrills and spills that lovers of this series have grown up with or, indeed, grown into. With wacky characters, high intensity drama and 21st century graphics that manage to hold onto their anime soul, Dragonball Z Kakarot is looking more and more exciting with every new detail we learn!
Dying Light 2
TBA – Techland Publishing – XBO, PS4, PC
From legendary writer Chris Avellone, the second instalment in this exciting post-apocalyptic series looks set to wow audiences once more after the success of the initial title. Dying Light was renowned for its excellent story and parkour inspired gameplay and the second version looks to solidify this winning formula in an even more exciting package, with mind altering level graphics to boot. The dramatic tension in Avellone’s writing is what makes him the best in the RPG business; creating tantalising set pieces and weaving them into a nuanced yet always exciting storyline is what he does best and, for true video game savants, Dying Light 2 might just be the pick of the bunch when it comes to the best new games set for release in 2020.