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Best upcoming games 2020: most anticipated titles for PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

Best upcoming games 2020
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In search of the best upcoming games of 2020? Then look no further. The new year (and new decade) has officially begun and and it's shaping up to be one for the history books when it comes to gaming. 

All eyes may be on the next-generation Xbox Series X and PS5 to look forward to at the end of the year, but there's plenty of fantastic games releasing on console and PC before then that we can't wait to get our hands on. So, whether you're looking for boot-shaking scares, heart-racing thrills or some wholesome narrative, we've got you covered.

Here at TechRadar we've gathered together a list of the best upcoming games coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2020 (we've even thrown in some confirmed titles for the next-gen consoles). We'll be updating this list as titles release and others are announced, so watch this space.

So without further ado, buckle up and get ready to update your wishlist with the best upcoming games in 2020...

Doom Eternal

Best upcoming games 2020

Doom Eternal (Image credit: iD Software)

When's it out? 
March 20, 2020

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC

What's it about?
The sequel to 2016's Doom promises to be an ultra-violent, fast-paced shooter with plenty of demon slaying to keep you busy. 

Doom Eternal is aiming to go bigger and better than ever before, introducing an enhanced Doom slayer and a host of new demons – and this time the invasion has spread further than Mars.

Check out our hands on Doom Eternal review.

Cyberpunk 2077

Best upcoming games 2020

Cyberpunk 2077 (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

When's it out? 
September, 2020 [delayed]

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One and PC

What's it about?
If you've been living under a rock and don't know about Cyberpunk 2077 then let us enlighten you. 

Cyberpunk 2077 is an dystopian RPG from The Witcher 3 developer CD Projekt Red, set in a gritty, science fiction world metropolis. It's based off the pen-and-paper RPG of the same name and promises to be a game-changer when it releases this year – though sadly a few months later than expected.

If that's not enough for you, then the announcement that Keanu Reeves plays a major role in the game should hopefully get you excited. 

Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Best upcoming games 2020

Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Image credit: Square Enix)

When's it out?
April 10, 2020

What platform?
It’s been confirmed the game will come to PS4 first, but it may appear later on PC and Xbox One.

What's it about?
Originally released in 1997, Final Fantasy 7 secured its place as one of the greatest JRPGs to date. So it's no surprise that Square Enix is releasing a remake, over 20 years later.

The development road for Final Fantasy 7 Remake hasn't exactly been smooth. The game was initially announced back at E3 2015, and was due for release on March 3, 2020, but has since been delayed to April 10, 2020. Regardless, we're still extremely excited to get our hands Square Enix's reimagining of the classic Final Fantasy game.

Here's what it's like to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake if you never played the original

Watch Dogs: Legion

Best upcoming games 2020

(Image credit: Ubisoft)

When's it out?
March 6, 2020

What platform?
PS4, Xbox One and PC

What's it about?
Watch Dogs: Legion seems to see you taking on an organization called Albion who have distributed riot drones all over London to keep people in line. You're a member of the resistance: DeadSec.

What's interesting about Legion is that you play as more than one character (a whole host actually), with permadeath wiping out the one you're playing if you happen to end up on the wrong end of an electric bullet. You can apparently play as anyone - with every Londoner being recruitable and fully simulated.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best upcoming games 2020

Animal Crossing (Image credit: Nintendo)

When's it out?
March 20, 2020

What platform?
Nintendo Switch

What's it about?
Nintendo has finally given the fans what they want. During a Nintendo Direct in September 2018, the company announced (via a short teaser trailer) that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is coming to the Nintendo Switch. While the original release window was set for 2019, it has since been pushed back to 2020. 

We're expecting Animal Crossing on Nintendo Switch to offer the same charm and wholesome atmosphere of previous Animal Crossing titles, while hopefully adding some new characters, more furniture and more areas to explore. 

Marvel's Avengers

Best upcoming games 2020

Marvel's Avengers (Image credit: Crystal Dynamics) (Image credit: Crystal Dynamics)

When's it out? 
September 4, 2020

What platform?
Xbox One, PS4, PC and Google Stadia

What's it about?
Marvel's Avengers sees you playing as your favorite superhero in an all-new story set in the Marvel universe. Playing as one of Earth's Mightiest Heroes, your mission is to save the day from an evil force - just normal superhero stuff.

Officially announced at E3 2019, the game will have a multiplayer component alongside a single-player campaign, though it wasn't shown off during the event. What we've heard from Crystal Dynamics in a closed-door briefing is that you'll assemble into teams of four online, customize your characters and fight online together through new scenarios. Crystal Dynamics says this content will be free and will come at a constant clip.

Check out our hands on: Marvel's Avengers review.

The Last of Us Part 2

Best upcoming games 2019

The Last of Us Part 2 (Image credit: Naughty Dog)

When's it out?
May 29, 2020

What platform?
PS4

What's it about?
The Last of Us 2 sees Ellie all grown up and much more mature than we've seen her before - not only is she fanning the flames of romance but she's also become a lot more violent (read: badass) in her efforts to survive.

We don't know much about the story so far but Joel hasn't appeared in the footage we've seen yet, although we do know Troy Baker is involved so he's definitely going to show up eventually. 

Ghost of Tsushima

Best upcoming games 2020

Ghost of Tsushima (Image credit: Sucker Punch Productions)

When's it out? 
Summer 2020

What platform?
PS4

What's it about?
We don't know a whole lot about Ghost of Tsushima yet, except that it's an open world action-adventure being developed by Suckerpunk Studios and published by Sony - meaning it'll be a PlayStation 4 exclusive.

Ghost of Tsushima is set in 1274 Japan - during the first Mongolian invasion - and sees you take on the role of last samurai on Tsushima Island, determined to defend his home and traditions.

Halo Infinite

Best upcoming games 2020

Halo Infinite (Image credit: 343 Industries) (Image credit: Xbox)

When's it out? 
'Holiday' 2020

What platform?
Xbox One and Xbox Series X (maybe PC)

What's it about?
The sixth game in the main Halo series, Microsoft announced at its E3 2019 keynote that Halo Infinite will be a launch title for the next-gen Xbox Series X consoles during Holiday 2020. 

While we don't know much about what to expect from Halo Infinite, we do know that Master Chief is back and he looks stunning on next-generation hardware (we;;, from the trailers).

Breath of the Wild 2

Best upcoming games 2020

(Image credit: Nintendo)

When's it out?
TBC

What platform?
Nintendo Switch

What's it about?
Nintendo has confirmed that a The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel is in development, with a trailer suggesting a darker turn for the next mainline Zelda game. 

We don't know much about Breath of the Wild 2, but we've got high hopes considering its predecessor was such a critical success. What we do know is that it'll land on Nintendo Switch - the big question is when?

Dragon Age 4

Best upcoming games 2020

Dragon Age (Image credit: BioWare)

When's it out?
TBC

What platform?
Probably PS4, Xbox One and PC

What's it about?
After being an open secret for so long, Dragon Age 4 has now been confirmed by BioWare and we’ve even been teased by a minute-long trailer. At the moment we’re cautiously calling the game Dragon Age 4 (but this title isn’t confirmed). 

It'll no doubt be a couple of years before we see the fourth instalation in the popular RPG franchise Dragon Age, but we're expecting a bigger open-world, further exploration of that cliffhanger and even more characters to swoon over and seduce.

The Elder Scrolls 6

Best upcoming games 2020

The Elder Scrolls 6 (Image credit: Bethesda)

When's it out?
TBC

What platform?
Probably PS4, Xbox One and PC 

What's it about?
We've no idea what it's about but we definitely won't see The Elder Scrolls 6 release in 2019 - but it's hard to ignore the behemoth so we're being delusionally optimistic. 

Metroid Prime 4

Best upcoming games 2019

Metroid Prime 4 (Image credit: Nintendo)

When's it out?
TBC

What platform?
Nintendo Switch

What's it about?
A brand new Metroid Prime game is coming to the Nintendo Switch. However, Metroid Prime 4 may be some way off as Nintendo had to scrap the project back in January 2019 and start again. 

Due to development problems, we don't know much about what Metroid Prime 4 will involve, or when we will see it, but we can't help but be excited.

Starfield

Best upcoming games 2019

Starfield (Image credit: Bethesda)

When's it out?
TBC

What platform?
Probably PC, PS4 and Xbox One 

What's it about?  
We don't really know what Starfield is about yet. Bethesda has been pretty tight-lipped about its upcoming single-player RPG. We do know it's set in outer space and that it'll be a while before it's released.