Below are the top 12 long-awaited games of 2020. With several new releases in 2022, you should rather start finishing your leftover stack of 2019 games. There is no dearth of newly released despite all eyes being on the holiday season when the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X launch.
New titles in long-running franchises will launch, including some that are already seen for over a decade, and also some completely original games will hit the major studios.
Here are the most expected and long-awaited games.
Top 12 Long-Awaited Games
1. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
One of the most acclaimed games for Xbox One and PC, Ori and the Will of the Wisps was launched on March 11, which is a sequel and appears like an eternity ago. Created by Moon Studios, it took its own time to create a compelling Metroidvania game than release something it had to rush. Almost like its first game, you play as the titular character and explore locations using newfound abilities, returning later to unearth previously hidden parts. This time the game’s gorgeous art style has offered better details complemented by the wispy score.
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a switch game by Nintendo which has already had many other games like Mario, Zelda, and Pokémon to its credit. This series focuses on a vacation setting with your character given free hand to customize an island as you see fit. It has all the classic Animal Crossing components and more variety in activities and more options for multiplayer. You will find the game’s famous characters like Tom Nook in their best role and you cannot wait to fall deeply into debt after buying a house.
3. Nioh 2
The first Nioh was a complete surprise as to how well it acquired the entire market starting from the Software formula and transforming it into a stylish action game. It also outshined the Souls series in some respects, with its creative bosses, but Nioh 2 is also generating the heat with its features and is not going to simmer down anytime soon. In this game you combat intensely and enhance your abilities, you can turn into the ultimate Sengoku-era killing machine, and you can also transform into a Yokai yourself to deliver lethal blows.
4. MLB The Show 20
It is one of the most engaging PS4 games that has been released in years. This MLB The Show 20 has full Minor Leagues rosters for its teams. That means you’ll be able to see upcoming players and celebrities like Tim Tebow make their way through the farm mechanism before coming to the majors. The game has also gotten a new take on its Road to the Show and March to October modes to get more choice and rewards, and the gameplay engine and A.I. have been completely overhauled.
5. Half-Life: Alyx
Valve’s VR-exclusive Half-Life: Alyx is the first brand-new game in the series in almost a decade. Featured between the original and Half-Life 2, it’s a first-person VR action game with great visuals you would have never seen on a headset. You would require a robust machine to power it all, but you would not mind doing that as it will get you the chance to unravel the latest chapter in Valve’s mysterious shooter series as it is too tempting to avoid.
6. Doom Eternal
Played on Xbox One, PS4, and PC, the Doom series would still be relevant in 2020! After 2016’s great reboot, Id Software is left with nothing to prove in a sequel, but Doom Eternal has much more than just this. The Doom slayer now has blades integrated into his suit for more efficient demon-murdering and can fire himself from a special BFG cannon, and also has a grappling hook to fly with lightning speed. As with Doom II, most of the games take place on Earth, and once you’ve completed the campaign, you can give a try to the asymmetrical multiplayer mode.
7. Final Fantasy VII Remake
The name is a bit of a misnomer as it is only the first half of an episode release model, but Final Fantasy VII Remake will release in March. Narrating the same story as the original PlayStation game but with an entirely new combat system that blurs the line between role-playing and action same as that of Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy VII Remake appears it will make happy both newbies and professional series fans, provided you don’t end up waiting many more years for the entire game to complete.
8. Resident Evil 3
After the grand success of Resident Evil 2 which was released in 2019, Capcom has come up with a full Resident Evil 3 remake. This game is an updated version of the classic Jill Valentine action-horror game, with villain Nemesis coming back to scare you whenever you even think of taking a breather. Along with the remake, it also features Resident Evil: Resistance, an asymmetrical multiplayer title allowing lets the player to unleash hordes of enemies and traps on survivors.
9. Gears Tactics
Similar to the strategy game Halo Wars, Gears of War will leap from third-person shooting to Gears Tactics. A game for PC, it has released on April 28 but coming to Xbox One later down the road, Gears Tactics is an XCOM-like strategy game that plays out in turn-driven combat and chronicles the very start of the Locust War. It is not the same Gears of War you know, but it looks to be an intelligent and engaging spin on the franchise and boasts a 40-hour campaign with no micro-transactions. It is also available for free to those who have an Xbox Game Pass for PC subscription.
10. Marvel’s Iron Man VR
Marvel’s Iron Man VR is the only video game that will let you be Iron Man. This is a first-person virtual reality game that you can put into his famous suit, with two PlayStation Move controllers used for flying through the air and using his iconic gadgets and abilities. You can completely upgrade your armour, and can also learn more about Tony Stark as a person and not just the tech magnate and saviour of Earth.
11. The Last of Us: Part II
Naughty Dog company has taken time to develop The Last of Us: Part II and released on May 29 but as per the high standards it set for itself with the original game. The sequel stars Ellie, who is today several years older, and you will see her reunite with father figure Joel in a post-apocalyptic world that is on the verge of collapse with infected humans. This sequel appears to be darker than the first game, and in this game, you happen to witness more tragic losses for your heroes.
12. Marvel’s Avengers
Compatible with Xbox One, PS4, PC and Stadia, Marvel’s Avengers is an action-based game released by Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix. Starring the Avengers, Iron Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Black Widow, Thor and more, this game is based on a tragic event that resulted in the organization being disbanded, and a new threat warrants its revival. Apart from traditional campaign content, you will also get a live service element that supports cooperative play.
These are the top 12 most-awaited games that every gamer would have been waiting to enjoy.