Let’s face it, 2020 has been pretty cruel to us so far. But hey, how about this for a silver lining: An entire roster of amazing video games are set to release this year. The hype is real, and we CANNOT keep calm.
Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla? Cyberpunk 2077?? Life behind locked doors is looking pretty good now. So, without further ado, here’s the list of the top 5 most awaited video games of 2020.
Initial release date: 19 June 2020
Platform: PlayStation 4
Developer: Naughty Dog
The story is set in the post-apocalyptic United States and the events pick up 5 years after The Last of Us (released in 2013). Ellie, a 19-year old girl, gets into a conflict with a mysterious Christian Cult and has to survive against hostile humans and cannibalistic creatures infected by the mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus. Captivating and horrifying at the same time, The Last of Us Part II looks as promising as its first installment.
Initial release date: Month not specified
Platform: Xbox Series X, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Developer: 343 Industries, SkyBox Labs
Genre: First-person Shooter
Halo Infinite is the sixth main entry in the Halo series. The plot follows the events after Halo 5: Guardians, and continues the story of Master Chief as the third chapter of the “Reclaimer Saga.” Let’s raise hell, shall we?
Initial release date: 17 July 2020
Platform: PlayStation 4
Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
Genre: Action-adventure; Third-person RPG
This Sekiro style RPG title from Sucker Punch Productions takes you to Tsushima Island, Japan, in the year 1274. As one of the last surviving samurai, you rise to fight back against the Mongolian invaders using a new fighting strategy: the way of the ghost. This action-adventure stealth game features a vast open-world that can be explored without guidance.
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Initial release date: December 2020
Platform: PlayStation 5; Xbox Series X; PlayStation 4; Xbox One; Google Stadia; Microsoft Windows
Developer: Ubisoft Montreal
Genre: Single-Player RPG
Well, this one needs no introduction. Play as a Viking and rejoice in the return of hidden blades in the twelfth major installment of the Assassin’s Creed series. Fans have totally lost their minds since Ubisoft dropped the world premiere trailer and for good reason. Let’s just say, Odin is with us.
Initial release date: 17 September 2020
Platform: Xbox Series X; PlayStation 4; Xbox One; Google Stadia; Microsoft Windows
Developer: CD Projekt; CD Projekt RED
Genre: Open-world RPG
Okay, this is by far THE most anticipated game of 2020 since the trailer dropped at the E3 2019. Cyberpunk 2077 comprises the most elaborate scale of story-driven, open-world RPG experience, set in a futuristic noir setting. The stunning visuals, courtesy of REDengine4, along with a gripping story and lawless gameplay, make it the most hyped game of the year, and we sure hope it lives up to it.
The year has had its share of setbacks, but it also promises to be a big one when it comes to video games. With the next-gen consoles set to release towards the end of the year, we can expect a horde of games to follow. However, even without the next-gen games, we won’t be left wanting.
Which one are you most excited about? Anything we missed out on the list according to you?