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13 Reasons Gamers Should Be Excited

With the previous decade treating gamers to some amazing titles and moments, it’s with absolute glee that we look forward to what the next decade holds. And judging by these amazing titles coming to gamers in 2020, it looks like it’s going to be an amazing decade.

Cyberpunk 2077

Release Date: April 16, 2020

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

Without a doubt the most anticipated game this year, Cyberpunk 2077 is from the amazing developers of The Witcher series, CD Projekt Red. Based on the tabletop game, Cyberpunk 2020, featuring a massive open world filled with missions, NPC’s, a boatload of weapons and abilities as well as a gripping story. You’ll play as V, an agent that takes on various tasks in Night City. Rampant with homelessness, corruption and all-out gang warfare, V will have to step outside of the law to bring justice to this morally lost city. And of course it will feature Keanu “You’re Breath-taking” Reeves. Instant game of the year.

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Halo Infinite

Release Date: Q4 2020

Platform: Xbox One, Xbox X Series, PC

Not a lot is known so far of the next iteration in the highly-rated Halo series, but one thing we do know is that it will feature the return of series mainstay Master Chief. Many were disappointed with Halo 5’s story but developers have reassured us that Infinite will be heavily focused on the mighty Spartan. With the release date set to late 2020, many are speculating that it will be a launch title for the new Xbox X Series consoles, but rest assured Xbox One and PC owners, it is definitely launching on current-gen consoles and on Game Pass to boot.

Dying Light 2

Release Date: Q2 2020

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

The sequel to the 2015 surprise parkour-filled, zombie slasher hit, Dying Light 2 which was announced way back at E3 2018 will finally reach our consoles in 2020. Expect the same crazy parkour action around a brand new city, with updated visuals and even more terrifying zombies. Throughout the game, players will have to make a series of choices, each of which will have unforeseen consequences. The developer Techland has also promised a much larger map as well as support and potential upgrades for the new generation of consoles that are around the corner.

Marvel’s Avengers

Release Date: May 15, 2020

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia

When initially announced at E3 2019, many people were skeptical of the new Avenger’s game from Crystal Dynamics (developer of the recent Tomb Raider Trilogy). Many felt the gameplay looked off, the characters looked weird and many feared it might just be a quick Marvel Cash Grab. However, as more of the game has been revealed, the excitement for the Avengers has grown exponentially. Marvel’s Avengers will begin at the events of A-Day, the unveiling of the new Avengers HQ in San Francisco. However, after a quick turn of events which results in the death of civilians, the Avengers officially disband. Fast forward five years later, and all superheroes are now outlawed. However, a recent world event puts humanity at risk, and the only hope is to reassemble the Avengers.

DOOM Eternal

Release Date: March 20, 2020

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia, Switch

After the massively successful return of the Doom franchise in 2016, id Software returns with the direct sequel to one of the goriest and most action-packed games in the last decade. Experience a combination of speed and power as you rip your way across dimensions as the epically named DOOM slayer. Eternal will bring the same fast-paced action and ferocity of the 2016 iteration and pump it up to eleven. Bigger demons, more powerful guns and multiple ways to tear the otherworld demons apart is but a handful of reasons to get excited for the granddaddy of the FPS.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Release Date: March 3, 2020

Platform: PlayStation 4

One of the most celebrated and iconic games in videogame history finally gets its big remake and RPG fans around the world cannot wait. With a complete graphical overhaul as well as brand new battle systems, Final Fantasy VII Remake looks absolutely incredible and it’s hard to believe it’s based on the 1997 original. Although the look and systems have changed dramatically, developer Square Enix has made sure to stick to the original story and keep in place the elements that have made this game an all-time classic. It’s time to return to Midgar and relive the magical experience all over again.

The Last of Us Part 2

Release Date: May 29, 2020

Platform: PlayStation 4

Developer’s Naughty Dog have cemented themselves as one of the premier developers over the last two console generations, delivering gamers like the amazing Uncharted series that set a new level for adventure games. With Uncharted being the fun globe-trotting adventure, it’s their other classic The Last of Us that has stuck with gamers emotionally and when the sequel was announced many a gamer cheered as they knew it would be another emotionally draining venture through the post-apocalypse with a much older Ellie. The game looks amazing and the story is as heavy as ever, so don’t be surprised when this shows up on a lot of ‘game of the year 2020’ awards come December.

Vampire: The Masquerade Bloodlines 2

Release Date: March 31, 2020

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

The original was a clunky mess, but was arguably one of the most beloved RPG’s on PC back in the early 2000s. For years fans have been screaming for a sequel and finally in 2020 their screams have been heard. Based on the popular tabletop game, Vampire: The Masquerade, Bloodlines 2 follows the story of a human from Seattle, who wakes up as a vampire after being killed. Upon realizing they are now a vampire, players must upgrade their powers and join one of the five blood clans. The wealth of choices and side quests is staggering and looks to live up to the 2004 classic.

Nioh 2

Release Date: March 13, 2020

Platform: PlayStation 4

Described by many as Dark Souls with samurais, yet the original Nioh was so much more. Yes it shared a lot of similarities with the Souls series, but it brought a complex battle system, a deep and varied upgrade system and a unique story drenched in ancient Japanese lore. The sequel will feature various upgrades to the already popular systems and will be set in a new and equally dangerous Sengoku era. Expect a tough-as-nails action RPG that will push even the most seasoned Souls player to the edge.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

Release Date: TBC2020

Platform: Xbox One, PC

The last decade was not kind to flight simulator fanatics, with titles released few and far between, but Microsoft is set to change that in 2020 with a brand new entry into their every popular Flight Simulator series. Expect the same ultra-realistic controls and plane behaviors from previous entries, set to photo-realistic graphics, captured using tons and tons of geographical information to create a near-perfect representation of planet earth, some might even be lucky enough to fly over their own houses. Add in the challenge of real-life weather patterns and behaviors so you know potential pilot wannabes are in for an absolute treat.

Watch Dogs Legion

Release Date: TBC 2020

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Stadia

After a dreary first entry in the series, the original Watch Dogs had so much potential and with the release of Watch Dogs 2 developer, Ubisoft almost achieved its full potential. However, with Watch Dogs Legion, those early promises seem to be fully delivered. A radical departure from the original concept Legion takes place in a post-Brexit London. The game will follow a London-based hacker group, known as DedSec, as they try to fight the new London authority. Unlike the previous entries, there will be no single hero character, but instead you can recruit anyone in London to be part of the hacker group. So far our favorite is the mild-mannered granny.

Ghost of Tsushima

Release Date: Mid2020

Platform: PlayStation 4

After the incredible debut trailer earlier last year, The Ghost of Tsushima has been high on every PlayStation owner’s list. From the gorgeous landscape to the epic samurai showdowns, this game stood out from every single Sony announcement. Ghost of Tsushima is set in 1274 and explores the story of Jin Sakai. In the game, Japan is invaded by the Mongol people, who place them under extreme oppression. Players will have to master the way of the Ghost, in order to free Japan from the grips of Mongols. Featuring a beautifully rendered open world that can be explored without the use of waypoints or guidance objectives, this promises to be a sleeper hit for the PS4 goliath.

Elden Ring

Release Date: TBC 2020

Platform: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC

From the creators of Dark Souls, Bloodborne and Sekiro comes one of the most exciting titles of 2020, even though we hardly know anything about the game apart from an announcement trailer. However, it was the details revealed in the announcement trailer that got people talking, as developer From Software will create their first truly open-world game but also team up with Game of Thrones maestro George R.R. Martin to create a unique world and story. Considering the fantastic games From has created combined with the story-driven skills of Martin, this could quite possibly be their greatest game yet.