You might think 2020 is still a ways off, but it’s just around the corner. While some people might be eager for the games coming out this holiday season, we are already looking forward to the best of 2020.
1) Cyberpunk 2077
Wondering which game will be King of the ring? Three words: Keanu F*cking Reeves. While Cyberpunk has plenty of other things going for it, John Wick is guaranteed to put it over the top.
2) Final Fantasy 7 remake
Final Fantasy 7 was one of PlayStation’s biggest hits, and that was with mostly terrible graphics overlayed on attractive looking static backgrounds. Now that the game is making the leap into amazing looking fully rendered characters and environments, Square would have to do something remarkable for it to not be one of the top games of the year.
3) Dying Light 2
The first Dying Light was an immersive, graphically impressive action game set in a post apocalyptic zombie-filled universe, but it didn’t rely on the zombies to make it excellent. Rather it was the game’s engaging story and action that pulled players into it’s universe and never let go. Dying Light 2 will be four times the size of the original, and that means way more everything to keep players engaged the second time around.
4) Halo Infinite
One of the first games confirmed for Project Scarlet, Halo Infinite has been pitched as a spiritual reboot of the first truly great shooter series. The original Halo helped Microsoft truly differentiate the original Xbox and now Halo is once again poised to be a system seller for the next gen. While Halo Infinite recently lost it’s Creative Director, since he served as director on the failed Halo 5, that might be a blessing in disguise.
5) Watch Dogs Legion
Watch Dogs Legion has the most potential to either be amazing or awful. The premise sounds very cool: situated in a post-brexit London, you can take control of any character in the game to rise up against the corrupt government in power. Characters have fully simulated lives, with personal backstories unique appearances, customized clothing, fully voice-acted personas, and unique gameplay traits, unlike NPCs in most games. If everything works as advertised, Watch Dogs Legion could be an incredible game, however Ubisoft already fell short of expectations with the first Watch Dogs, so only time will tell how Legion fares.