2020 is shaping up to be a blockbuster year for video games. This year brings us long-anticipated sequels to beloved properties, new IPs from some of gaming’s highest-regarded developers, and not to mention, the strong livelihood of both the Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X dropping this holiday season! We decided to compile a list down below of 5 of our most anticipated games slated to drop this year!
#5: Marvel’s Avengers
I don’t think this one needs much explanation. This will be the first true Avengers console game (we’re not counting LEGO Marvel’s Avengers here) since the birth of the MCU. While we’re admittedly disappointed the game won’t be open-world, we’re nonetheless stoked to be an Avenger in Crystal Dynamics’ first non-Tomb Raider project since 2005.
#4: DOOM Eternal
Yes, Bethesda is no longer as reputable as they once were, but, come on. We’re getting a new DOOM game, guys. Remember how insane the series’ 2016 reboot was? Everything we’ve seen from its sequel Eternal has us extremely excited for what looks to be an equally-intense demon-slaying experience.
#3: Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red looks to be one-upping themselves in the content department following the massive The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. One of its producers David Borzymowski has said while Cyberpunk‘s open-world map might be slightly smaller than Wild Hunt‘s, it’ll be “far denser”. Cyberpunk 2077 looks to be the closest thing we’ve gotten (and may ever get) to a Blade Runner game – and Keanu freakin’ Reeves stars. How could we possibly not be pumped for its release in September?
#2: The Last of Us Part II
Part II will be taking place five years following the events of the first game, regarded by some as one of the greatest games ever made. We’re anxiously waiting to learn how Joel and Ellie have been surviving in the post-apocalyptic United States since we last saw them, though we dread the prospect of at least one of them not making it come game’s end.
#1: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
What could we possibly be anticipating more than the sequel to The Last of Us, you ask? Well, that’d be a new Animal Crossing title. The last full-fledged game in this series we got was New Leaf for the 3Ds in 2013 and speaking for us, the wait to inhabit a new island and make new acquaintances with its friendly anthropomorphic animals has been painful. New Horizons‘ updated art design is absolutely beautiful and we’re very confident Nintendo will deliver villagers another charming experience that won’t collect much dust.