The top games coming in 2020: Cyberpunk 2077, Half-Life Alyx, The Last of Us 2 & more (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Switch)

With plenty of highly anticipated games in store over the coming year, we really are spoilt for choice!



2020 is set to be a massive year for the gaming community!

There are a ton of new games being released and the two next-gen consoles are now confirmed for an end of 2020 delivery.

With so many highly anticipated games on their way, including Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2 and The Elder Scrolls 6, we’re going to be spoilt for choice.

This list covers all of the most exciting releases we’ll be seeing in 2020 on a variety of platforms.

Let’s not waste any time – here’s the list.

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The Elder Scrolls 6

Release date: TBC

Consoles: PS5, Xbox Series X

This screenshot, taken from the prequel Skyrim, shows the open-world that the community is edging to get back to

After years of waiting, Bethesda finally confirmed that The Elder Scrolls 6 is on its way, releasing a short teaser trailer at E3 2018 to get the community excited.

That trailer in question reveals very little, but that hasn’t stopped fans on Reddit from posting their location theories – some of which are rather convincing.

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The trailer could point at a whole host of settings for the long-awaited sequel, so it would be best to explore the rumours in a cautious manner.

This canonical RPG is likely to stay in production for quite some time, as Bethesda Softworks is trying to get another sci-fi RPG out in time for next-generation consoles.

Cyberpunk 2077

Release date: April 16

Consoles: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Keanu Reeves features as Johnny Silverhand – a digital ghost that lives on in the head of the game’s protagonist, V.

It seems like a lifetime ago that Cyberpunk 2077‘s first teaser trailer popped up, but we are now just a few months away from finally returning to Night City.

Recent trailers and gameplay have shown us a few of the new features coming to Mike Pondsmith’s game, and we couldn’t be more excited to see the return of the dystopian RPG.

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Details of the game’s map have just been released, thanks to the inclusion of a map in the front of the art book that comes with Cyberpunk 2077’s Deluxe Edition.

It does look surprisingly small in terms of the city footprint – assuming it doesn’t continue much further north – but there is no need to get upset.

While The Witcher 3 has a bigger map, it doesn’t utilize vertical space with giant buildings and skyscrapers, which Cyberpunk 2077 is going to be absolutely brimming with.

Cyberpunk 2077 will also offer a fully customizable experience, as when you load the game, you’ll get to create your own character (a mercenary named V) and select their gender, ethnic background and backstory.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Release date: TBC

Platforms: Switch

This shot (taken from the short teaser trailer) features Zelda and Link wandering through abandoned ruins – but are they alone?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 is expected to be one of the highest-grossing games of 2020, considering the immense success its predecessor saw at Google Switch’s launch in March 2017.

Breath of the Wild 2 is still in development, and though an 82-second teaser trailer released recently, it hasn’t given away much at all.

That said, there are a few scenes in the trailer that have given birth to a host of fan theories, and some of them are rather convincing.

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We’re pretty used to seeing Zelda as a damsel in distress, but she could finally become an optional playable character in the sequel, or even a fully playable heroine.

An interview between IGN and Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma confirmed that the sequel is going to have a much darker tone than Breath of the Wild. 

“The new Breath of the Wild or the sequel to it, it’s not necessarily going to be related to Majora’s Mask or inspired by it… What we showed you currently is a little darker,” Aonuma said.

And if the Twilight Princess’ darker tone was in response to the far cheerier Wind Waker game, we can expect Breath of the Wild 2 to be a lot more haunting than the original.

Starfield

Release date: TBC

Consoles: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X

The upcoming sci-fi RPG’s trailer is rather short, but paints a great picture of where the game will be set.

Starfield is Bethesda Softworks’ next big project, and it has allegedly been in the making for the best part of a decade.

We’ve heard that the science-fiction RPG is set to release before The Elder Scrolls 6, despite all of the hype surrounding the Skyrim sequel. 

READ MORE: Everything there is to know about Starfield

It looks like Starfield will launch just in time for next-gen platforms PS5 and Xbox Series X‘s release in the ‘Holiday’ period of 2020.

However, Bethesda may be facing major development issues on the new game, with a Reddit leak suggesting that director Todd Howard is “more absent” than ever, as he is now having to work on several Bethesda titles at once. 

The community is concerned that development issues could make Starfield a bad game, however, Reddit leaks can’t always be trusted.

And while the Starfield release date may be a ways off yet, Howard has confirmed that parts of the game are already in an operational state. 

The Last of Us Part 2

Release date: May 29

Platforms: PS4, PS5

It’s a shame we have had to wait so long for a sequel, but developers Naughty Dog has finally confirmed that The Last of Us Part 2 is arriving in 2020.

The original received a 95% rating on Metacritic and was GamesRadar’s Game of the Decade, making the sequel one of the most eagerly anticipated games of 2020.

If you’re looking for a game that focuses on stealth, survival and gore, this is the one for you.

Success in fights will require the right balance between stealth and physicality, as damage seems to have a more realistic impact on health than before.

READ MORE: Everything you need to know about The Last of Us 2

The most recent gameplay trailer shows these features off in stunning high-definition, but be warned – it’s not for the faint-hearted.

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