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Top 10 Most Anticipated Games of 2020

Games of 2020

Check out the biggest games hitting consoles and PCs in 2020!

2020 is lining up to be a blockbuster year for games, with big licensed projects, highly-anticipated sequels, and exciting new IPs all hitting our consoles and PCs. We’ve rounded up 10 games we can’t wait to get our hands on this year.

Doom Eternal

Release date: 20 March 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC | Switch)
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2016’s Doom reboot is easily one of the best first-person shooters of the generation, so anyone who loves some fast-paced demon-hunting should have the sequel on their radar this year. Doom Eternal ups the ante of the already-crazy pace of the gameplay, introducing a grappling-hook shotgun, flame belch attack, and a host of other weapons and tweaks to keep you killing faster and more frantically. There’ll also be a full multiplayer component that allows players to control demons, each with unique powers and abilities, versus a slayer who is ‘fully loaded’ with all the skills from the single-player campaign.

Marvel’s Avengers

Release date: 4 Septeber 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
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Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics’ elusive Avengers game is finally arriving this year, which will allow players to take on the role of all the core Avengers, namely Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor in an all-new story, which picks up during a devastating attack which results in the Avengers disbanding. Five years later, with all superheroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Much like 2018’s Spider-ManMarvel’s Avengers combines cinematic storytelling with a robust single-player campaign, but Marvel’s Avengers will also incorporate co-op gameplay.

Cyberpunk 2077

Release date: 16 April 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
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From the the team behind the breathtaking adventure that was The Witcher 3, comes a new spin on a cyberpunk future, aptly (and quite descriptively) titled Cyberpunk 2077. The game takes a somewhat similar set-up to The Witcher series, throwing you in a dense, open-world full of missions and things to do; but this time around, you’ll have to battle your way through maniacal robots, augmented humans, and all kinds of weird, futuristic monstrosities. It looks to be incredibly deep with some interesting RPG mechanics, but the gorgeous gunfights and a compelling story are the real attraction here.

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Release date: 3 March 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)

After the success of other remakes, Square Enix is reviving one of the most beloved RPGs of all time, Final Fantasy 7, but reworked from scratch to provide fans with a brand-new FF experience. The remake includes a full graphical overhaul and a realtime combat system (though a classic turn-based system will also be available). It’s being released in episodes, starting 3 March for Playstation 4.

Ghost of Tsushima

Release date: TBC 2020 (PS4)

Moving away from the inFamous series for the first time in a while, the team over at SuckerPunch is working on a brand new IP called Ghost of Tsushima — an open world adventure game set in Feudal Japan where you take on the role of a samurai. What we do know about the gameplay is that there’s going to be a lot of samurai action, as you’ll tasked with battling overwhelming odds against the incoming Mongol Empire using your katana, samurai skills, and honour to protect your homeland.

Half Life: Alyx

Release date: March 2020 (PC)

Yeah, it’s not exactly the Half-Life game we really wanted, but Half-Life: Alyx looks to be an interesting spin in the Half-Life world using virtual reality. Valve promises that the game will feature all the hallmarks of classic Half-Life including world exploration, puzzle solving, visceral combat, and an intricately woven story that connects it all with the characters iconic to the Half-Life universe.

Resident Evil 3 Remake

Release date: 3 April 2020 (Xbox One | PS4 | PC)
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Capcom is continuing the hype around remakes with the upcoming reworking of Resident Evil 3. Like the original, the game will star Jill Valentine as she tries to escape Racoon City while dodging a new unstoppable creature known as Nemesis. The remake will take a similar form to last year’s brilliant Resident Evil 2 remake, returning to an over-the-shoulder camera, mechanics, and vastly updated visuals. It was also confirmed that another Resident Evil game Capcom has been working on, the multiplayer-centric Resident Evil: Resistance, will come bundled with the Resident Evil 3 remake.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Release date: 6 March 2020 (PS4)
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Ubisoft’s hack-’em-up franchise seems to be going through somewhat of a reshuffling after Watch Dogs 2, as Watch Dogs: Legion expands the universe to London, and allows players to take control of anyone in the sprawling city, rather than a single protagonist. Each character in the game will have their own background and skillset and provide a more dynamic influence on the game’s narrative as the story progresses.

The Last of Us: Part II

Release date: 29 May 2020 (PS4)
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The Last of Us barely needs an introduction at this point. One of the highest-rated games of all time, Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic survival adventure was a harrowing yet brilliant release on PS3 (and later remastered for PS4), and we’re finally seeing the second part of the story in 2020’s The Last of Us: Part II. Not too much is known about the story or how much time has passed between the first and second game, but it will follow a more mature and battle-hardened Ellie as she sets out on a quest for revenge, with new stealth mechanics, trickier enemies, and emotional story-beats that’ll likely leave us in tatters.

Dying Light 2

Release date: TBC 2020 (PS4 | Xbox One | PC)

One of the best games of 2015 is getting its long-awaited sequel this year, as Dying Light 2 arrives on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The open-world zombie-survival parkour sequel takes place 15 years after Dying Light, starring a new protagonist named Aiden Caldwell, who has some new traversal tricks up his sleeves. Players can use tools such as a grappling hook and a paraglider to get around the city quicker, and even utilise the undead to break your fall from high jumps.

Which gaming releases are you most excited for in 2020? Let us know by tweeting @MenStuffZA, posting on our Facebook page, or commenting below.

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