We are already halfway through 2020, and the past six months have been a wild ride for the PC gaming industry. From much-anticipated follow-ups such as Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and Doom Eternal, to surprising remastered titles such as Call of Duty Modern Warfare aimbot, and new releases like Death Stranding—2020 is shaping up to be a great year for PC gamers worldwide.
However, there are still a few more games that are anticipated this year. These titles are some of the most highly-awaited ones since they were announced to be in the works. Let’s take a look at some of the best upcoming PC games that are slated for a late 2020 release!
1. Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition
Guerrilla Games’ wonderful cyber-caveman and open-world RPG masterpiece, Horizon: Zero Dawn, will finally be available on PC this August 2020. Originally exclusive for PlayStation 4, it was a surprise for gamers everywhere to hear that the game will be coming to PC this year.
Lauded as one of the best-looking open worlds in PlayStation 4, Horizon: Zero Dawn is also known for its engaging storyline and exhilarating gameplay. Players can take down hulking, steel-clad machines with bows and arrows—making for intense and magnificent gameplay experience.
Since the Complete Edition will be released on PC, players can expect to be blown away by all the magnificent regions of the base game, including the expansion—Frozen Wilds!
2. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2
For those who grew up with a console, chances are you have seen, heard, or even played one of the many Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater titles. Activision’s take on the extreme sport of skateboarding was a clever mix of arcade-style gameplay, skill, dexterity, and precision.
This year’s iteration of the eponymous skateboarding video game is given the next-gen console treatment. The gameplay is still as dynamic and arcade-y as it was from the previous generations, but it now looks more up to speed with modern and updated video game visuals.
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 is a game that combines teenage nostalgia of yesteryears and current gaming sensibilities that players, both young and old, should experience once it is out in September 2020.
3. Marvel’s Avengers
Co-developed by Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal and published by Square Enix, Marvel’s Avengers is an action-adventure RPG that lets players control the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The game’s original story whisks players into a world that has come to resent superheroes following a tragic incident. It’s the player’s mission to uncover what really happened and of course, to reassemble the Avengers!
4. Star Wars: Squadrons
Despite the news that future Star Wars movies would be delayed, fans can still satisfy themselves with Star Wars video games. Moreover, there’s still Star Wars: Squadron to look forward to! Slated for an October 2020 release, this upcoming addition to the Star Wars gaming franchise could certainly fill the void for many fans that would not have any Star Wars movies to watch this year.
Star Wars: Squadron is a space combat game where players get to pilot the iconic X-Wing and TIE Fighters, respectively, and engage in space dog fights with other players. Published by Electronic Arts who recently had a runaway hit with Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes, Star Wars: Squadron is looking to be another home run—since the fan base has been wanting more spaceship-on-spaceship action from their beloved franchise.
5. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
Ubisoft’s most popular franchise, Assassin’s Creed, is set to release a new installment—this time, based on the Vikings. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla sets out players to play as Vikings who would clash axes against Saxons as they try to invade England.
Ubisoft started teasing fans about Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla last April 2020. The game is set to be released this coming November. Coming from the successful Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, which saw players navigate through Ancient Greece, Valhalla is set to bring more action and bloodshed that AC fans love about the franchise.
6. Cyberpunk 2077
Wrapping up 2020’s highly-awaited video game releases, we have Cyberpunk 2077. Since its teaser trailer eight years ago, avid fans of CD Projekt Red have been scouring for any details and news regarding its impending release date.
CD Projekt Red is responsible for Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, which is considered to be one of the best RPGs ever. Naturally, all eyes are on this new upcoming title from them—and fans have very high expectations.
As the title suggests, Cyberpunk 2077 is set in the not-so-distant future (2077), and it will have a futuristic cybernetic setting. Aside from that, the game is going to be a first-person game, similar to Skyrim. This is a departure from their previous titles, but recent in-game screenshots of the various locales of Night City look very promising.
These games can be purchased (or pre-purchased) and played in Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation, and Google Stadia. However, you can play them for free on your personal computer with a simple game launcher app for PC. Not only that you can play these games with ease, but you can also keep an eye out on all of the highly-awaited games once they are released
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