Next year is brimming with new, exciting games that will push consoles to their limit. The games releasing in 2020 include sprawling open-worlds, intense narratives and major nostalgic comebacks. Let’s look at five games releasing in 2020 that will define the last year of the 8th generation.
5. Watch Dogs: Legion
Ubisoft isn’t known for its innovation, but Watch Dogs: Legion may change that. The third entry in the hacktivist series, set in post-Brexit Britain, will allow you to embody every citizen of London. Democracy has broken down, paving the way for a militarized police state. To defeat this threat, every citizen must become a member of DedSec and strive to restore democracy. With a clear political message and a genuinely exciting premise, Legion is guaranteed to gain attention, whether the final product fulfils its promises or not.
4. Marvel’s Avengers
Marvel’s Avengers could be a triumph or a disaster; we don’t know yet. A story worthy of the Earth’s mightiest heroes is a tall order, but the game has some talented people at the helm. I trust that Crystal Dynamics & Eidos Montreal will deliver the quality we’ve come to expect from the cinematic universe. Taking place five years after a devastating attack on San Francisco, superheroes have been forbidden. When a shocking conspiracy is exposed, the team must suit up once more to save the planet and avenge the deaths of those who perished in the attack.
3. Final Fantasy VII Remake
Confession time: I’ve never played the original Final Fantasy VII. The impact that this game has had on people of my age isn’t lost on me, however. Many view FFVII as a childhood-defining game, so the news of a remake got people excited. Far from the polygon days of the ’90s, the remake has overhauled combat and recreated the journey of Cloud for a new generation to enjoy. I’ve never played a Final Fantasy game, but this seems like a must-play.
Final Fantasy VII: Remake will release in an episodic format. The first part releases exclusively for PS4 on March 3rd.
2. Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red blew the western RPG market wide open with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Improving on a near-perfect RPG was always a difficult task, but the Polish developer seems poised to do just that. Cyberpunk 2077 puts you in the role of V, a citizen of the futuristic Night City, a dystopian metropolis ruled by two things: corporations and technology. The gameplay of Cyberpunk 2077 has left me awestruck by the density of the world, and I can’t wait to get lost in this dangerous new world CDPR has created.
Cyberpunk 2077 releases April 16th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
1. The Last Of Us Part II
Naughty Dog is a master in the art of video game story-telling, and The Last of Us Part II looks to continue their impressive streak of masterclass experiences. We catch up with an older Elie and Joel, who appears to have found a safe place in this post-apocalyptic world. Something goes wrong, and Elie is compelled to seek revenge, though for what or whom, we don’t yet know. One thing is sure, it’s going to be an emotional ride, and I can’t wait.
The Last of Us Part II is exclusively on PS4.
There you go! Five games releasing in 2020 that shouldn’t be missed. This generation hasn’t been short of fabulous games, but next year is looking spectacular. There’s still plenty of doozies to come in 2019, but, thankfully, we don’t have long to wait until we can get our hands of these anticipated, perhaps generation-defining games. What games are on your radar over the coming year? Leave a comment down below.