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The new PC games of 2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps
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The holidays have come and gone and 2020 is marching right along. Despite the number of big games that got delayed early this year, there are still plenty coming out this spring for you to look forward to. We've rounded up every new game for the year so you can check back to keep an eye on what's coming in each new month. We've got the dates (or approximate ones) and the details for every game you'll want to keep an eye on throughout the year. This is your big guide to PC gaming in 2020.

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 still a whole lot of 'em.


Table of contents

Release date TBA
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


New games of April 2020

Resident Evil 3 Remake

April 3 | Capcom | Link | Horror

Nearly on the heels of the Resident Evil 2 Remake, Capcom has announced Resident Evil 3 will get the same treatment in April 2020. Jill Valentine takes on Raccoon City again with a new wardrobe and an updated face. The remake will also come with Resident Evil Resistance included, the 1 on 4 asymmetrical multiplayer mode.

Trials of Mana

April 24 | Square Enix | Link | RPG
The third entry in the classic Mana series, rebuilt into a fully 3D game, an upgraded battle system, voice acting(!), and a remastered soundtrack(!!!).

Gears Tactics

April 28 | Coalition | Link | Strategy

Set 12 years before Gears of War at the start of the Locust War, Gears Tactics is a turn-based strategy along the lines of XCOM. "It's our take on the classic turn-based strategy genre, with a character-driven story, faster, more aggressive gameplay, a customizable squad and equipment—and of course it wouldn't be a Gears game without massive boss battles," Coalition studio head Rod Fergusson said in 2018.

Minecraft: Dungeons

April 2020 | Mojang | Link | Dungeon crawler
Dare I say it, are they making the Minecraft equivalent of Ultima Underworld? Okay, no, it's more of a classical Diablo-style hack-and-slash looter, but however it turns out, you'll be able to bring three friends along for this spin-off.

Grounded

Spring 2020 | Obsidian | Link | Survival Co-Op
It’s Honey, I Shrunk the Kids meets classic survival games (think ARK, Rust), with you and a band of friends surviving giant bugs and other threats in the backyard.


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.

Cyberpunk 2077

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.

Halo Infinite

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

dying light 2 release date

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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.

Death Stranding

June 2 | 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

Total War Saga: Troy release date

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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.

Marvel's Avengers

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.