2020 is upon us, y'all, and that's not just the year we're in—it also feels like it's the number of games coming out in the near future. There are so many! We've started rounding up every upcoming PC game out in 2020 that's worth paying attention to, along with what we know about when to expect it. It's our comprehensive guide to the next year in PC gaming.
We've organized the new games of 2020 by month and highlighted the biggest games of the whole year just below. Check back often to see how release dates have changed and what new PC games have popped up. Also, don't miss the "Release date TBA" page for everything that hasn't committed to an exact month yet. There's a whole lot of 'em.
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New games of February 2020
Zombie Army 4: Dead War
February 4 | Rebellion | Link | Co-Op Shooter
“Zombie Army 4” might be the most aggresively video game-ass video game title ever, but so far it’s proven to be a comfortingly familiar blend of Rebellion’s Sniper Elite gameplay and Left 4 Dead. Expect big occult vibes, Nazi zombie tanks, and Nazi zombie sharks.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
February 11 | Moon Studios | Link | Metroidvania
Ori and the Blind Forest crushed players' hearts with an emotionally charged narrative and crushed their spirits with challenging Metroidvania gameplay, so why not go for two?
February 13 | Mountains | Link | Narrative adventure
Florence was originally a short mobile game that won a fistful of awards. It clocks in under an hour with some light puzzling bits revolving around the protagonist Florence and her relationship with a cellist named Krish. It's a short and sweet slice of life story about ordinary life and love problems.
Daemon X Machina
February 14 | Marvelous Inc | Link | Anime mechs action
Previously a Nintendo Switch exclusive form last year, Daemon X Machina is headed to Steam. The premise is pretty straightforward. You're a big mech and you need to kick the metal rears of other big mechs. More specifically, you're a human mercenary fighting alongside other humans to defeat a bunch of corrupted AIs that have rebelled against humanity.
Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection
February 25 | Capcom | Link | It’s Mega Man
Delayed to February, this Mega Man collection combines Mega Man Zero 1, 2, 3, and 4, plus Mega Man ZX and ZX Advent. There’s a new slew of features designed to help players get through tougher areas, a new leaderboard “Z Chase” mode, an art gallery, and other goodies.
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
February 28 | Bandai Namco | Link | Anime Fighter
One Punch Man's debut game is already out in Japan, but the West has to wait until the end of February. For the most part, A Hero Nobody Knows looks like a standard anime fighting game, but it's fascinating to see now developer Spike Chunsoft is getting around the anime's purposefully overpowered main character.
The Biggest Games of 2020
There are tons of new games coming in 2020, but only some can truly knock it out of the park. Here's what we're most looking forward to, and what we think will be the biggest games of the year.
March 2020 | Valve | Link | VR
They did it. The madmen, they did it. It’s not quite Half-Life 3, but it is a full-length Half-Life game starring Alyx Vance, all played in VR, so it might as well be.
March 20 | id Software | Link | FPS
Doom Eternal brings hell to Earth, a nice change of setting from 2016's excellent reboot. Expect to fight twice as many demons in this installment, using a brutal upgraded armory. This includes a new version of the Super Shotgun, which features a grapple-friendly 'meat hook' on the end, and hopefully a ton more ludicrous weapon mods.
September 17 | CD Projekt Red | Link | RPG
Hackers, limbs with swords in them, and Keanu Reeves—what more can we ask for?
The team behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt turn the classic tabletop game into a full-fledged adventure. Cyberpunk 2077 was originally planned for April, but will now release in September after a delay.
2020 | 343 Industries | Link | FPS
We now know that Halo Infinite will be a launch title for the next gen Xbox "Scarlett." It's also coming to PC. We didn't get to see any gameplay at E3 2019, just the spiffy story trailer you see above.
Dying Light 2
2020? | Techland | Link | Open world
For all it’s glorious zombie parkour, the original Dying Light really failed to give players a narrative worth remembering. Techland clearly wants to change that by bringing on writing powerhouse Chris Avellone (of KOTOR 2, Pillars of Eternity, and Fallout: New Vegas fame) so it can give you more a more compelling reason to hopscotch the undead. Narrative choices in-game will alter the world, like a certain faction constructing additional outposts and unfurling banners across walls, which you can slide down like a drunken musketeer. As for the zombies, they’re more likely to hide from the sun now, but that makes their dark indoor dens that much more dangerous and lucrative for brave (read: totally dead) acrobats. Dying Light 2 has been delayed from its original "spring 2020" window and doesn't yet have a new planned release.
"Early Summer" | Kojima Productions | Link | Geopolitical QWOP
Hideo Kojima's first game since unshackling himself from Konami and buddying up with Sony. Shockingly, we get a PC release only half a year or so after the PS4 debut, if estimates are to be believed. Reconnect a post-apocalyptic America by delivering packages and establishing network links. As you can imagine, that's the simplest description of a Kojima game we can write without writing a college dissertation.
Kerbal Space Program 2
2020, possibly 2021 | Star Theory | Link | Space Sim
The little green weirdos are back, this time with an easier tutorial system so you crash and burn with a little less frequency. There's also space colony building, interstellar travel, multiplayer, and continued mod support.
Microsoft Flight Simulator
2020 | Asobo | Link | Flight Sim (duh)
Asobo and Microsoft are using Bing Maps of all things to scan the known world, including Andy's hometown of Glasgow, with a scary level of detail. Live weather data will factor into flight plans, too.
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
2020 | Hardsuit Labs | Link | RPG
The vampires of modern day Seattle are missing their leaders, leaving a massive power vacuum for clan leaders to fulfill. You're a newly created vampire (a "thinblood") who gets to waltz into this simmering city and the politics and clashes of its various clans. Check out everything else we know about this long-awaited sequel.
Rainbow Six Quarantine
"Next Fiscal Year" | Ubisoft Montreal| Link | 3v3 Tactical Shooter
It appears that Rainbow Six Siege's popular Outbreak mode was a sort of proof of concept, with alien zombies and some recognizable operators hunting them down. Ubisoft says of Quarantine: "What Siege is to the PvP shooter genre, we will be to PvE co-op." There's a chance this one comes out in 2021, what with Ubi's delay.
Watch Dogs Legion
"Next Fiscal Year" | Ubisoft | Link | Action RPG
Another victim of Ubi's decision to delay some key titles. You'll get to take on a fascistic government in modern-day London, and damn near anyone you meet (and their unique talents) can be recruited to the cause of overthrowing them. Will Ubi finally take a meaningful political stance? Probably not, but look! Piggy masks!
Total War Saga: Troy
2020 | Creative Assembly | Link | Strategy
The Total War Saga games (of which this is only the second) focus on a very specific period of time. We've got the classic war between the Greeks and the Trojans across the Aegean, secret agents, no cavalry, and special troops designed to evoke the origins of mythic beasts, like a minotaur who's just a big dude wearing a bull's head cap. Check out everything else we know.
September 4 | Square Enix | Link | Action RPG
Kamala Khan aims to get the Avengers back together in this action RPG with single-player, co-op, multiplayer, and an all new tale divorced from the MCU. We keep getting some vague Destiny vibes what with the apparent focus on replayability.