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The Best Upcoming Games of 2020

Here are all the most exciting new games for 2020 and beyond on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC The upcoming games of 2020 is an exciting - if slightly slippery - place to be. There have been a few delays, a few release date changes and tweaks, but there are so many big titles on the horizon, from big RPGs to interesting indie games, the list continues to fill up with games like The Last of Us 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and Ghost of Tsushima to look forward to. Oh, and there's the not so little matter of the next-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles currently set for release at the tail end of the year. There are also a variety of exciting indie releases to watch out for this year, such as the time-looping thriller 12 Minutes, the dungeon-crawling love fest Boyfriend Dungeon, and the touching cozy management sim, Spiritfarer. And if you can believe it, that's barely scratching the surface of the frankly massive and ever-growing list of stellar games.

This list covers all of the most exciting releases we'll be seeing in 2020 on a variety of platforms, and from the way it's already shaping up, it's going to be a very big year for exciting game releases. We also look beyond the year to more releases we can hardly wait to get our hands on:

The Last of Us 2

Platform(s): PS4 Release date: June 19 Buy: The Last of Us 2 pre-orders The Last of Us 2 picks up the story of Joel and Ellie five years after the original game. While survival in a post-outbreak world will still be the key theme of the game, and it will be set - at least partly - in Seattle. Ellie is seriously pissed off about something in the latest reveal trailer, and the stakes look higher than ever. Originally set for release in February, Naughty Dog made the decision to push back the release date to make sure it's as polished as possible, and we can't wait to reunite with Ellie and see where her story takes us.

Ghost of Tsushima

Platform(s): PS4 Release date: July 17, 2020 Buy: Ghost of Tsushima pre-orders Sucker Punch hit us with quite the surprise when it first revealed Ghost of Tsushima out of the blue: a samurai-led tale of ancient Japan from the studio that brought you the Infamous and Sly Cooper series. You play a swordsman known as "The Ghost," who's fighting for his life against the invading forces of the Mongol Empire. The story that unfolds is based on real historical events that kicked off in the year 1274. The latest trailer that debuted at the Game Awards 2019 not only gave us a release date, it also showed off some seriously slick combat and a variety of gorgeous vistas in "the biggest game Sucker Punch has ever made by wide margin." Prepare yourself for plenty of intense melee combat in a large, open-world take on feudal Japan.

Tell Me Why

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One Release date: Summer 2020 Dontnod's latest narrative adventure follows the story of reunited twins Alyson and Tyler Ronan who have a special bond. Described as an "intimate thriller," the twins use their special bond to uncover the mysterious of a troubled - albeit loving - childhood. The game is set to explore the idea of memory and both twins are playable protagonists, which sounds very intriguing. As with past Dontnod games like Life is Strange, you'll be able to make choices that shape the twins' story. Interestingly the story will unfold over three chapters that will all release in the summer, so you'll be able to experience the narrative journey from start to finish.

Wasteland 3

Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One, PC Release date: August 28, 2020 Set in the post-apocalyptic frozen lands of Colorado, Wasteland 3 looks like a fantastic tactical RPG to tuck into with your pals. Available to play entirely solo or in co-op, the third entry in the Wasteland series is a story-driven experience where your choices will matter. Every decision you make can offer you new opportunities or close you off to them, as well as take you to new areas and lead you to different story arcs. This choice and variety makes it sound very replayable, and the setting is set to present you with some difficult moral choices as you decide how to lead in the frozen wastes. This is definitely one to watch, especially since InXhile has been working to evolve the series' turn-based combat, and will also include a new dialogue system and fully voice acted characters to add to the immersive RPG side of the experience. Read More...