2019 has given us some awe-inspiring games such as Control, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. These games have given us countless hours of immersive gameplay and left us hungry for the next big releases. Well, we’re in luck. As 2019 draws to a close, we’re looking to 2020 for the next generation of high-quality game releases, and we’re excited. Let’s take a look at the top 10 must-play games for 2020.
1. Troy: A Total War Saga
Inspired by Homer’s Illiad, this game transports you right back to the Trojan war where you get to fight in spectacular real-time battles. At its heart, Troy: A Total War Saga is a strategy game where you’ll have to use your digital era brain to thrive and survive in the bronze age. In true ancient Greek form, the game will feature a barter economy, mythical gods, and a nuanced diplomacy system. The exact release date hasn’t been announced but the game is confirmed to be hitting screens in 2020.
2. Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Avid fans of the Final Fantasy franchise will be thrilled to learn that the Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released on March 3, 2020. The remake will have some distinct differences from the original Final Fantasy 7, making it more in line with modern gameplay. While the original was all about turn-based combat, the remake will feature real-time combat but with a turn-based feel (the gameplay slows right down so you can pick your next attack moves).
3. Nioh 2
Featuring Dark Souls style combat, demons, and paranormal powers, this action roleplaying game from Team Ninja has garnered tons of hype. The game is an epic Samruai adventure set in the violent Sengoku era of Japan and has the age rating to match! Nioh 2 is set to be released on March 13, 2020.
4. World Of Warcraft: Shadowlands
The latest World Of Warcraft Expansion was announced at 2019’s BlizzCon and is scheduled to be released in the late summer of 2020. From the gameplay footage and announcements so far, the initial response from game reviewers has been overwhelmingly positive. The game is themed around life and death and the afterlife, with some stunning new zones and a new covenant system. It looks like Blizzard has listened to the criticism of Battle For Azeroth regarding such issues like difficulty to farm World of Warcraft gold as easily as it was possibly before and made steps to fix these issues for Shadowlands.
5. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Platform: PS4, PC, Xbox One
The developers have been tight-lipped over the latest Dragon Ball Z release so not much is known in terms of gameplay or mechanics, but regardless, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the game. What we do know is that it’s an action RPG with tons of fighting and a large world to explore. The game is set to be released on January 16, 2020.
6. Gods and Monsters
Platform: PS4, PC, Xbox One, Switch
Gods and Monsters is a new open-world action-adventure game by Ubisoft. Players get to roam freely around a Breath of the Wild-esque world and fight deadly monsters from Greek mythology. The game is set to be released in February 2020.
7. The Last of Us Part II
Fans of the original game have been long awaiting the release of The Last of Us Part II. The Last of Us was hugely popular and cleaned up at game award shows for its compelling story and terrifying visuals, so there are high expectations for the sequel. Like the original, it’s an action-adventure survival horror game that’s sure to have you throwing your controller in fear.
8. Hindsight 20/20
Platform: Xbox One, PS4, Switch, PC
This game revolves around the “hindsight is 20/20” concept, allowing players to go back in time and change choices they made in their first playthrough so they can experience different outcomes. There isn’t an official release date yet but it’s expected to arrive in game stores around the spring of 2020.
9. Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
Platform: PS 4, Xbox One, PC
This upcoming action role-playing game takes place in the vampire riddled modern-day city of Seattle. Become a vampire and journey your way through the immersive night-time missions! The game is scheduled to be released in March 2020.