Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom): January 9
The first and only expansion to the massive RPG adventure game takes you to deadly, frozen lands.
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Bandai Namco): January 17
The RPG retelling of the Z saga.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Collection (Capcom): January 20
This trove of games includes four Mega Man Zero titles as well as Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent.
Neverwinter: Infernal Descent (Cryptic Studios): January 21
The free-to-play MMORPG will have a major module that presents its first-ever campaign for level 80 players.
Praetorians – HD Remaster (Torus Games/Pyro Studios): January 24
Praetorians is a real-time strategy game featuring armies and the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire.
Commandos – HD Remaster (Yippee! Entertainment/Pyro Studios): January 24
A real-time strategy game set during World War II, remastered in HD.
Journey To The Savage Planet (Typhoon Studios): January 29
A survival-type game in a hostile, alien environment.
Elderborn (Hyperstrange): January 30
A first-person action game which aims to provide the thrills (owing to metal music) and challenges (Souls-like melee combat). It’s currently part of Steam’s Early Access program but it’ll officially launch in January 2020.
Zombie Army 4 (Rebellion): February 4
Zombie Hitler is dead, but the uncountable hordes of zombies are still at it. Play with your friends as you survive by shooting your way and mowing down the undead.
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps (Moon Studios): February 11
The sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest is expected to release in early 2020.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV (Koei Tecmo): February 28
The latest in Koei Tecmo’s long-running strategy series will have you controlling hundreds of Chinese officers and warlords as you lead them on the path of conquest.
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows (Bandai Namco): February 28
Form your favorite team of heroes and villains and reign supreme in this battler based on the anime series.
Broken Lines (PortaPlay): February 2020
Set during World War II, this tactical RPG uses a “pause and play” system where you issue orders to your units and subsequently going ahead with those commands will let the action play out.
My Hero One’s Justice 2 (Bandai Namco): March 13
Another fighting game based on the My Hero Academia anime series.
Doom Eternal (id Software): March 20
Doom fans will be going to hell once more in 2020 after quite a delay. Doom Eternal will bring back pulse-pounding and gory action against the demon hordes. There will also be PvP where you can control the demons yourself. Greg Bargas had a chance to try out the demo during E3 2019.
Doom 64 (id Software): March 20
The classic Doom game from the N64 days will arrive on PCs. Doom 64 will also be available for free if you pre-order Doom Eternal.
Bleeding Edge (Ninja Theory): March 24
Fast-paced, fluid, and stylistic action. No, it’s not Devil May Cry, although DmC’s combat director Rahmi Tucker is part of the team. It’s Bleeding Edge, an upcoming 4v4 battler from Ninja Theory.
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4 (Koei Tecmo): March 27
Another game based on the hit anime series.
Half-Life: Alyx (Valve): March 2020
The first Half-Life game in over a decade, Half-Life: Alyx puts you in the role of Alyx Vance as she attempts to fight back against the Combine. This VR title is set between the events of the first two games.
Skull and Bones (Ubisoft): March 2020
Swashbuckling, open world multiplayer pirate title.
Trials of Mana (Square Enix) – Early 2020
Trials of Mana, the third game in the Mana series, has been fully remade for a modern audience.
Smart City Plan (Ambiera): Early 2020
Get started in building your sustainable and eco-friendly city.
System Shock (Nightdive Studios): Q1 2020
Nightdive will be “rebooting and re-imagining” the great System Shock. Most of the additions appear cosmetic or functional in nature (modern graphics, mouse controls), level design seems like it will largely remain unaltered. Delayed until 2020.
Conan: Chop Chop (Mighty Kingdom): Q1 2020
A four-player co-op game using cutesy sprites though it’s based on the Conan the Barbarian universe.
Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Heads Games): Q1 2020
Darkness will envelop the world, unless a little girl chosen by the gods themselves can stop it. Raji: An Ancient Epic is a tale set in ancient India.
Stela (SkyBox Labs): Q1 2020
Made by Halo Infinite co-developer SkyBox Labs, this platformer will have you exploring the mysteries of a dying civilization.
Last Oasis (Donkey Crew): Q1 2020 – Early Access
A nomadic survival MMO where you need to keep moving on board your contraptions to survive and avoid the harsh, scorching sun. Last Oasis’ Early Access release has been delayed until early 2020.
Necronator: Dead Wrong (Toge Productions): Q1 2020
A micro-RTS game with deck-building mechanics, you’ll have to build an undead army to take out the elves.
Grounded (Obsidian Entertainment): Spring 2020
It’s Bugs meets Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. Your microscopic heroes face off against hair-raising critters-turned-giants in this adventure game.
Phantasy Star Online 2 (Sega) – Spring 2020
The hit RPG will finally be arriving to the west in 2020. There’s no need to worry about fan-made translations or bringing out your old Dreamcast. This version of Phantasy Star Online 2 will actually be free-to-play.
Dying Light 2 (Techland) – Spring 2020
Say goodbye to Harran. Actually, say goodbye to most of humanity. The living have been nearly wiped out by the virus, and the undead stalk the lands in this massive new city. Dying Light 2 will also feature co-op action for up to four players.
Empire of Sin (Romero Games) – Spring 2020
From John Romero/Romero Games and Paradox Interactive, Empire of Sin lets you live the gangster lifestyle in Chicago during the Prohibition era.
Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (Palindrome Interactive): Spring 2020
A strategy game set in a dark fantasy world with vampires. The game combines empire management, turn-based combat, and card-game elements.
Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red) – April 16
Set in a futuristic dystopian world, you’ll play as an augmented character who has “a city to burn.” Wake up, Samurai, because it’s breathtaking. Wait, actually, no, you’re breathtaking. We’re all breathtaking. Thanks, Keanu!
Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang): April 2020
Minecraft, a game played by millions around the world, will present a new challenge: an action-RPG where you tackle dungeon denizens with friends.
Marvel’s Avengers (Square Enix): May 15
Catastrophe has led to the Avenger’s getting disbanded, but a new threat will lead to our heroes assembling once more.
Wasteland 3 (inXile Entertainment): May 19
Freshly funded by Microsoft, inXile are looking to bring the Wasteland franchise to new heights. You’re heading to the snowy mountaintops and hills of Colorado as you survive, explore, and battle your way through hours of turn-based tactical-RPG goodness.
Kerbal Space Program 2 (Star Theory Games): Q2 2020
The sequel to the hit indie game, start your space flight program and reach for the stars… or die trying.
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood (Cyanide Studios): Q2/Q3 2020
Set in the World of Darkness backdrop, you’ll play as a werewolf who’s out to protect nature. Hunt down greedy and evil interlopers in this third-person ARPG.
Sunless Skies: Sovereign Edition (Failbetter Games): First Half 2020
Get set for the biggest addition to your Sunless Skies experience. The Sovereign Edition will add new content to the base game such as stories when your crew goes starving, tweaks to the progression system, and additional ways to change your captain’s past. Owners of the base game will receive the Sovereign Edition as a free update.
Godhood (Abbey Games): First Half 2020
The makers of Renowned Explorers are back with a title that lets you play as a deity. Command your followers and make non-believers tremble. Already available via Steam Early Access, but the official launch has been slightly delayed until 2020.
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions): Summer 2020
Hideo Kojima’s mysterious new project was previously considered a PS4 exclusive. However, it’s been recently announced that Death Stranding will be coming to PCs in 2020.
Outriders (People Can Fly): Summer 2020
A devastated world, akin to cyberpunk (no, not the game, the genre itself) meets Mad Max, greets you in Outriders. You’ll even face off against terrifying foes.
Tell Me Why (DONTNOD Entertainment): Summer 2020
This upcoming episodic game from DONTNOD explores mature themes such as gender and sexuality. You get to control twins Tyler and Alison while the game has themes related to transgender concerns.
Chains of Fury (Cobble Games): Q4 2020
A retro-inspired FPS with comic book art style. You can even destroy and blow up walls to get around places.
Songs of Conquest (Lavapotion) – Late 2020
A turn based game where you build a kingdom, raise armies and control powerful magicians called Wielders.
Halo Infinite (343 Studios) – Holiday 2020
Witness the return of Master Chief in the latest addition to the Halo mythos. Halo Infinite will be releasing for the Xbox One, PC/Windows, and Project Scarlett, Microsoft’s yet-to-be-unveiled console.
The following games are expected to release some time in 2020, with no definite dates or months:
After the Fall (Vertigo Games)
A VR game set in Los Angeles during a zombie plague outbreak.
Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards (Digiart Interactive)
An action-RPG based on the Aluna comic book series.
Carrion (Phobia Game Studio)
Touting itself as a “reverse horror game,” Carrion lets you play as a vicious alien creature that smashes, slices, and gobbles up everything in its path.
Chivalry 2 (Torn Banner Studios)
Did somebody order a battle axe and a suit of armor? Well, it’s time to get medieval. Steam already has Mordhau, and it looks like Chivalry 2 will be competing as an Epic store exclusive.
Cris Tales (Dreams Uncorporated)
Cris Tales is an ode to classic JRPG art and mechanics, where you get to glimpse into the past all while altering the present and future. A free demo will be available until June 24.
Crusader Kings III (Paradox Interactive): 2020
One of the most popular grand strategy games, Crusader Kings II, will finally have a continuation of the series.
Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (Studio MDHR)
A DLC offering which packs quite a punch (and a new challenge) for your heroes. It also introduces Ms. Chalice, a new character that will be playable for the DLC and the original adventure.
Destroy All Humans! (Black Forest Games/Pandemic Studios)
A remake of the PlayStation 2 classic that originally released in 2005. Destroy All Humans! lets you play as Crypto-137 as you annihilate the puny meatbags of earth.
Disintegration (V1 Interactive)
Designed by one of Halo’s co-creators, Marcus Lehto, and published by Private Division and Take-Two Interactive, Disintegration looks to make its mark as a sci-fi FPS.
Evil Genius 2: World Domination (Rebellion)
The first game released all the way back in 2004. The sequel will be releasing in 2020 and it’s ready to kick down the doors of the baddie’s lair. No, wait — you’re the bad guy, and it’s up to you to set up your defenses and train your minions to stave off the heroes.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic)
It’s part-battle royale, part-game show, and 100 percent chaos. Fall Guys will pit 100 players in multiple rounds and contests. Some will advance and many will fail, all until there’s only one left standing.
GTFO (10 Chambers Collective)
A four-player FPS co-op that pits you against nightmarish alien hordes.
Guilty Gear “2020” (Arc System Works)
The next game in the Guilty Gear franchise comes out in 2020.
In The Valley Of The Gods (Campo Santo)
A new first-person exploration game from the makers of Firewatch. Egypt is the setting.
King’s Bounty 2 (1C Entertainment)
The original King’s Bounty game was released in 1990. It was followed by King’s Bounty: The Legend, a revamped and renewed take on the classic. Since then, it has spawned numerous expansions and additional content, but never an actual sequel… until King’s Bounty 2 which comes out next year.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (TT Games)
This action-adventure game will feature your favorite characters from the Star Wars films (as LEGO figures). Best of all, the entire game will span all nine films from Episode I: The Phantom Menace to the upcoming Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. No storefront page is available at this time.
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Microsoft)
We last saw a Microsoft Flight Simulator PC game back in 2014. The long-running franchise will be returning in 2020.
Per Aspera (Tion Industries)
You are an AI and your goal is to terraform Mars into a lush, habitable planet. You’ll do it by way of technological marvels and with the help of astronauts. You’ll also be able to view the different areas of Mars that have been mapped by NASA.
Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine)
The long-awaited sequel to one of gaming’s greatest cult classics. It’s getting closer one agonizing year after another. It’s been delayed to 2020 because, hey, it’s Psychonauts 2.
Read Only Memories: Neurodriver (MidBoss)
The game combines narrative-driven adventure and point-and-click-based gameplay. There are even some easter eggs and tie-ins to Va-11 Hall-A.
Resident Evil 3 Remake (Capcom)
Get ready to survive Racoon City and the rampaging Nemesis as Jill Valentine. Resident Evil 3‘s remake, while still a rumor, has been predicted by YouTube channel Spawn Wave to have a 2020 release. The channel has also provided information in the past regarding Elden Ring and George R. R. Martin’s involvement.
Resolutiion (Monolith of Minds)
An adventure game which pays homage to classics SNES titles with Legend of Zelda-esque presentation, although it might also remind you of the more recent Hyper Light Drifter.
Roller Champions (Ubisoft)
A competitive sporting game where you take on the opposing team on your rollerblades. Perhaps it will give Rocket League a run for its money?
Rogue Company (First Watch Games)
Light ’em up and mow down your foes in a tactical shooter where you play as elite mercenaries.
Sable is a coming-of-age tale of discovery through exploration across a strikingly rendered open world desert.
SnowRunner (Saber Interactive)
Formerly known as MudRunner 2, the next game in the series will bring players to snow-capped mountains and frozen roads. Oh, and it also had a name change. SnowRunner will be exclusive for a time in the Epic Games Store come 2020, although there’s no specific month yet or even a store page.
Soda Dungeon 2 (AN Productions, Poxpower)
A laid-back dungeon crawler where you can craft and upgrade your town and base.
Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)
Spiritfarer is a cutesy and cozy game… about death. As the ferryman of the dead, you can farm for materials to build your boat, bringing the deceased with you as you sail to new lands. Ultimately, you’ll have to guide them to the afterlife that awaits.
An MMORPG set in an expanding universe with destructible environments. Will be releasing via Steam Earyl Access this year.
Starship Troopers – Terran Command (The Aristocrats)
With humanity on the verge of extinction, you’ll need to take control of soldiers to defeat the Arachnids in this RTS. It’s time to do your fight against the bugs, citizen. Would you like to know more?
Streets of Rage 4 (Lizardcube)
The classic beat-em-up that long-time arcade gamers remember fondly is back.
Stronghold: Warlords (FireFly Studios)
Stronghold: Warlords is all about shoring up your castle’s defenses or storming the walls in a siege battle. The focus would be on the Far East, as you get to control Warlords — khans, samurai, imperial generals, and more — during your conquests.
Surviving the Aftermath (Iceflake Studios Oy)
Currently available as an early access title via Epic, this strategy management game will have you building and protecting your colony in a post-apocalyptic world. The official release will be in 2020.
Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco)
The seventeenth (!) entry in the Tales franchise.
The Falconeer (Tomas Sala)
Explore a vast ocean world on a gigantic falcon as you fight against other flying beasts.
The Pedestrian (Skookum Arts)
A game combining 2D and 3D where you get to control a stick figure as it makes its way through various puzzle rooms.
The Wizards – Dark Times (Carbon Studio)
Dark Times and dark days are upon us. The Wizards – Dark Times is a standalone expansion for The Wizards VR spellcasting game series.
Total War Saga: Troy (Creative Assembly)
The Greek kings and the lords of Troy will do battle in the next Saga game for the Total War franchise.
Truck Driver (SOEDESCO)
Play as, you guessed it, a truck driver. Haul cargo and take on various jobs as you build your career.
Twin Mirror (DONTNOD)
Dark psychological thriller from the team behind Life Is Strange. Will arrive in 2020 as a timed exclusive for the Epic Games Store.
Unexplored 2: The Wayfarer’s Legacy (Ludomotion)
A rogue-like game set in the overworld and far from the confines of dank dungeons.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 (Hardsuit Labs/Paradox Interactive)
The return of the cult classic RPG set in the World of Darkness. The sequel has been slightly delayed. It will no longer release in the first quarter of 2020, though it’s still expected to come out some time next year.
Tormentum 2 (OhNoo Studio)
A point-and-click game set in a dark and horrifying land.
West of Dead (Upstream Arcade)
A fast-paced shooter starring Ron Perlman. An open beta is currently available.
A cel-shaded FPS that originally released in 2003 will be getting an all-new remake.
Dual Universe (Novaquark)
A civilization-building MMORPG. Will undergo alpha in 2019; beta and subsequent release in 2020.
Command & Conquer Remasters (EA)
The original gang behind the classic RTS games will bring back nostalgia and Kane’s vengeance. The developers are expecting a 2020 release window.
Star Citizen: Squadron 42 (Cloud Imperium Games)
A single-player spacefaring game set in the Star Citizen universe. Alpha and beta releases, and possibly a full version, are expected to release in 2020.
Starpoint Gemini 3 (Little Green Men Games)
An adventure/space flight sim in a vast open-world that takes you beyond the Gemini system.
The King Of Fighters XV (SNK)
Not much is known about the upcoming title except that it’s being developed by SNK and is slated for a 2020 release. For now, take a look at the trailer for the most recent game in the franchise.
This Land Is My Land (Game-Labs)
Made by the folks behind Ultimate General, This Land Is My Land is an ambitious historical title where you play as a Native American facing encroaching settlers.
Witchfire (The Astronauts)
The Astronauts (Ethan Carter) are returning to their Painkiller/Bulletstorm roots for a fantasy shooter. The developers noted that a 2019 release date might not be feasible. A 2020 launch is more likely.
Everspace 2 (Rockfish Games): 2021
The sequel to the hit space shooter will arrive in 2021.
IGI: Origins (Antimatter Games): 2021
Set in an alternate 1980s while the Cold War rages, you’ll control an MI6 agent as he attempts to unravel a global conspiracy.
The Lord Of The Rings – Gollum (Daedalic Entertainment): 2021
An action-adventure game with Smeagol, releases in 2021.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong (Big Bad Wolf): 2021
The game based on the tabletop RPG’s 5th edition might be a worthy addition to the franchise.
Gods & Monsters (Ubisoft)
From the makers of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Gods & Monsters will let you explore a world teeming with danger and wonders, owing to the influence of Greek mythology. This and a couple of other major titles from Ubisoft have been delayed, with no definite release date as of yet. This is following the poor reception of Ghost Recon Breakpoint which led Ubisoft to adjust their financial targets.
Watch Dogs Legion (Ubisoft)
Set in a post-Brexit UK, Watch Dogs Legion will let you use your technical savvy and hacking skills, as well as giving you the ability to play as other characters in the game world. Check out Greg Bargas’ hands-on preview. This and a couple of other major titles from Ubisoft have been delayed, with no definite release date as of yet. This is following the poor reception of Ghost Recon Breakpoint which led Ubisoft to adjust their financial targets.
Rainbow Six Quarantine (Ubisoft)
Imagine Rainbox Six with zombies, and that’s what you’ll get from Quarantine. It will feature a team of three operators versus mutated hordes. This and a couple of other major titles from Ubisoft have been delayed, with no definite release date as of yet. This is following the poor reception of Ghost Recon Breakpoint which led Ubisoft to adjust their financial targets.