The 17 Biggest Video Game Releases [Complete With Trailers]

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2020 is going to be a big year for video games. In addition to some huge sequels and remakes of classics, we can also look forward to entirely new games and new console releases from Google, Xbox and Playstation (probably towards the end of the year).

It doesn’t make sense to speculate about the new consoles since they are more than a year away, but it’s never too early to talk about the games that we know are coming.

Here are the 17 biggest video game releases of 2020.

1. The Last of Us Part II

The original The Last of Us game was a breakthrough in modern video game storytelling. For many, it was one of the first games that built connections with its characters and developed those characters throughout the course of the story. If you haven’t played Part I yet, put that on your to-do list because The Last of Us Part II is coming in a few months.

Unfortunately for Xbox and Switch users, The Last of Us is a Playstation exclusive. The good news? PS4 bundles are cheaper than ever.

Platform(s): Playstation 4
Release Date:
May 29, 2020

2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Ori and the Will of the Wisps is the follow-up to Ori and the Blind Forest, which came out in 2015. This Xbox and Windows exclusive from Moon Studios is a colorful and magical looking platformer that is sure to awe children and adults of all ages. Platformers have made a bit of a resurgence lately, and there’s no doubt that the Ori series is leading the charge.

Platform(s): Xbox One, PC
Release Date
: February 11, 2020.

3. Final Fantasy VII Remake

If you’ve ever played the original Final Fantasy VII, you know why the remake is so highly anticipated. The original FF VII is considered by many to be the best Final Fantasy game and one of the best RPGs of all time. Cloud Strife is back and we couldn’t be more excited!

Platform(s): Playstation 4
Release Date
: March 3, 2020

4. Animal Crossing New Horizons

Animal Crossing New Horizons was originally set to release in 2019, but the release date was pushed back to March of next year. This is the fifth installment of the sim game and the first version for Switch. We’re excited because this is the perfect type of game to play on the go, so the Switch is the perfect companion.

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
Release Date
: March 20, 2020

5. Trials of Mana

Trials of Mana is another remake by Square Enix (the makers behind games like Final Fantasy, Chrono Trigger, and many other classics). If you’re a fan of classic Japanese RPGs, this one comes loaded with nostalgia. We’re looking forward to this one because the original Trials of Mana was never released in the States.

One of the best parts of Trials of Mana? It’s not exclusive! (Sorry Xbox users, you’re still out of luck on this one.) 

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, PC
Release Date
: April 24, 2020

6. Cyberpunk 2077

From the makers of Witcher III: Wild Hunt (one of the best games of the past decade) comes a new futuristic RPG: Cyberpunk 2077. This open-world RPG looks a bit like Grand Theft Auto set in a dystopian city and we can’t wait to see how it compares to Wild Hunt. Time to step off the horse and get behind the wheel, because Cyberpunk 2077 is sure to be a thrill ride with a well-developed storyline and even a Keanu appearance (or two).

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Google Stadia
Release Date
: September 17, 2020

7. Minecraft Dungeons

Believe it or not, Minecraft is the best selling video game of all time (that’s right, it recently surpassed Tetris). So there’s no doubt that fans will be lining up to play Minecraft Dungeons, a new twist on a now-classic game.

Unlike the original game, which focuses on building your own worlds, Minecraft Dungeons is a classic dungeon crawler set in Minecraft’s pixelated universe.

Platform(s): PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One
Release Date
: Spring 2020 (exact date TBD)

8. Call of Duty: Black Ops 5

Call of Duty games are highly-anticipated every year, but due to the backlash on the most recent release of Modern Warfare, fans are eager to get their hands on a new release. We don’t know much about the game yet, but the rumors are certainly flying about. It seems like Treyarch will be the developer, but we don’t want to speculate beyond that.

Platform(s): PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One
Release Date
: TBD (Typically released in the fall)

9. Halo Infinite

This is obviously a big one. Halo has long been a cornerstone of Xbox gaming and there is no reason to believe Halo Infinite will be any different. Infinite is slated to launch alongside the new Xbox console: Xbox Scarlett.

Platform(s): PC, Xbox One
Release Date
: TBD (Holiday season 2020)

10. Dragon Age 4

You might think from this list that we’re a little partial to RPGs, and you wouldn’t be wrong. That’s one of the many reasons we can’t wait to explore Dragon Age 4. It’s been over five years since the release of Dragon Age: Inquisition, so BioWare’s had plenty of time to work on this game. Even so, there are not a lot of details surrounding Dragon Age 4 and we’re not exactly holding our breath for a 2020 release date, especially with the recent news that the game is in pre-production still.

Platform(s): TBD
Release Date

11. Dreams

From the creators of Tearaway and Little Big Planet, Dreams is a dream come true. Not only will you have access to a ton of mini-games, but you will also be able to design your own games, create music, collaborate with other gamers and more. This is a game for creative geniuses.

With its ever-expanding capabilities, you can play racing games, shooting games and share your new ideas are creations with gamers around the world. Dreams will inspire your creative side and activate your gaming addiction. Dreams is, unfortunately, a Playstation exclusive as well. It might be time to upgrade to a new gaming system for this release.

Platform(s): Playstation 4
Release Date:
February 14, 2020

12. Nioh 2

If you were a fan of the first Nioh, you’ve probably already pre-ordered the Nioh 2 sequel. Navigate Yokai’s home, the Dark Realm, through ravenous fighting, intense battles and supernatural powers.

As you strengthen your demonic battle abilities and build up to be a robust Sengoku-era fighter, you will eventually turn into a Yokai. You will drop intense massacres as a single-player or with your friends in this upgraded sequel.

Platform(s): Playstation 4
Release Date:
March 14, 2020

13. Doom Eternal

It’s about time Doom had a sequel! Doom Eternal was originally supposed to come out in 2019 but has been pushed back to 2020. Fingers crossed, everything rolls out as planned at the end of March. We are okay with waiting a bit longer because the trailer looks impressive and we know once released we will be hooked.

Doom Eternal is your opportunity to raise hell with the updated demon-destroying tech, flamethrowers and a retractable DOOM blade. The weaponry upgrades for this game will make you tougher, quicker and a better player for overall demon-slaying destruction.

Platform(s):  Xbox One, Playstation4, PC
Release Date:
March 20, 2020

14. Half-Life: Alyx

We’ve been waiting for an update for over ten years and it’s finally here. Even though it isn’t Half-Life 3 like you might expect, Half-Life: Alyx takes place between the first and second game, so half-life 1.5. Half-Life: Alyx is a PC and VR exclusive where you will be responsible for taking on the alien race yourself and keep the humans alive.

Since this game is intended for PC’s, the visuals will be top-notch and with the upgraded VR capabilities the environmental and combative aspects will mimic real-life amplifying the intensity.

Platform(s):  PC, VR
Release Date:

Related: What Are The Best Virtual Reality Games To Play In 2020?

15. Resident Evil 3 

We were big fans of the 2019 Resident Evil 2 remake, which makes us extra excited to be reunited with Jill Valentine and Carlos Oliveria in Resident Evil 3. Navigating the horrific blood-filled city full of zombies, combat and in-depth puzzles within Raccoon city is destined to be another fan favorite.   

Not only will you be able to create a personalized survival experience within the Resident Evil universe, but this release will also include more zombie time with the inclusion of Project Resistance.

Platform(s):  Xbox One, Playstation4, PC
Release Date:
April 3, 2020

16. Marvel’s Iron Man VR

Exclusive to Playstation, Marvel’s Iron Man VR game allows you unleash your inner superhero as Iron Man himself.

You will be in the full red suit flying around fighting enemies and saving people in true superhero form. You will realize how tough it is to be Tony Stark.

Platform(s):  Playstation4 
Release Date:
May 15, 2020

17. Marvel’s Avengers

There’s another Marvel release in 2020 and the Marvel’s Avengers game has all your favorite very realistic looking superheroes taking turns dominating. You will play the role of Ms. Marvel and help realign the team after a tragic event.

Gathering the Hulk, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow and more won’t be an easy task, but it’s sure to be action-packed.

Platform(s): Playstation4 Xbox One, PC, Stadia 
Release Date:
September 4, 2020

As you can tell, 2020 will be jam-packed with remakes and new releases to keep you busy for quite a while – and this list only scratches the service!

Whether you are a hardcore gamer looking for a fast-paced first person shooter or you’re a casual player searching for a game to play while you wait for the bus, the most anticipated games of 2020 won’t disappoint.

Biggest Video Game releases of 2020: 

  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Animal Crossing New Horizons
  • Trials of Mana
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 5
  • Halo Infinite
  • Dragon Age 4
  • Dreams 
  • Nioh 2 
  • Doom Eternal 
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Resident Evil 3 
  • Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  • Marvel’s Avengers 


Darin Evangelista

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