Best PS4 Games 2020: The Last of Us 2, Elder Scrolls 6, Dying Light 2 & more

Our list covers all of the most exciting releases we’ll be seeing for the PS4 in the coming year.

Julian-Sims by Julian Sims

2020 is shaping up be an absolutely huge year for gamers!

There is a whole horde of new games on their way, and that’s not to mention the two next-gen consoles are now confirmed for an end of 2020 launch.

Let’s not waste any time – here are the best upcoming games for PlayStation.

Doom Eternal

Release date: 20 March

Price: £49.99

TIL DOOM DO US PART: Eternal looks set to be the first big release of the year

Doom Eternal is the sequel to 2016’s Doom, and the upcoming release is set to be even sharper, more chaotic and gore-filled than ever before.

The release was recently pushed back to March, but judging from the new trailer, it’s going to be worth the wait.

With a larger backdrop to the blood-fuelled action and new online multiplayer modes confirmed for the game, there’s plenty to get excited about. 

After being contained on Mars in the last game, the new trailer starts by showing that Hell has arrived on Earth in 2151. As the planet burns the Doom Slayer prepares to dive into the fight.

The trailer showcases new movement mechanics, a fresh set of enemies, and the ubiquitous gore & metal soundtrack that it is precisely the adrenaline-pumping tease that fans wanted to see.

The Last of Us Part 2

Release date: 29 May

Price: £49.99

LAST ONE STANDING: The sequel has been seven years in the making

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.

Cyberpunk 2077

Release date: 17 September

Price: £49.99

BREATHTAKING: Keanu Reeves features as a ghost that lives inside the head of the game’s protagonist

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.

READ MORE: Cyberpunk creator sheds details on two of the game’s biggest gangs

Details of the game’s map have just been released, thanks to the inclusion of a map in the front of the artbook 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.

Dying Light 2

Release date: TBC

Price: TBC

DYING HOPE: Will we see Dying Light 2 in 2020?

It’s looking like we are going to have to wait until Spring 2020 at the very least to get a taste of Dying Light 2.

The original game is a timeless masterpiece that still gets millions of players a month, so the development team can be forgiven for taking their time.

READ MORE: A deep dive on Dying Light 2’s interactive environment & the infected

Dying Light 2‘s E3 2019 showcase featured several minutes of footage of the gameplay, the infected and the interactive environment where the game is set.

In the Dying Light sequel, the plot will be an organic, reactive creation that can head in a vast array of directions (directions that can be traced back to specific decisions you make in the game).

Techland also tells us that the map is four times bigger than its predecessor’s, and while a load of the game’s content can be seen in one single play-through, you’ll want to explore the rest.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Release date: 2020-2021

Price: £49.99

GOING UNDERGROUND: Watch Dogs has made the journey across the Atlantic and landed on the bank of the River Thames

Ubisoft’s third instalment in the Watch Dogs franchise is on the horizon, and this time the action will be coming to the streets of London in Watch Dogs: Legion.

The initial release date of Watch Dogs: Legion was set for March 6, 2020, but it has been pushed back to a much broader “2021” launch.

The story puts you in the London branch of a hacker group, who are battling against a regime that has taken control of the United Kingdom with a state-of-the-art surveillance system.

In Legion, every character you meet can be recruited and controlled as you build up your very own resistance movement.

This means that there’s no ‘main protagonist’ as such – which could open up multiple storylines (while this is not confirmed, it would be very cool).

The Elder Scrolls 6

Release date: TBC

Price: TBC

RESPECT YOUR ELDERS: This screenshot, taken from the prequel Skyrim, shows the stunning open world

Bethesda’s commitments to other projects have slowed down progress on The Elder Scrolls 6 in recent times, but the developers recently reassured fans that the game is very much on its way.

That said, it won’t be releasing until next-gen consoles finally do in the back end of 2020.

The teaser trailer put out at E3 2019 was pretty underwhelming, but despite the nature of it, a series of rumours regarding the location of the 6th instalment have been circulating.

We are beyond excited to see what the upcoming Xbox can do to elevate the experience that Elder Scrolls titles typically deliver.

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