If you enjoy playing video games with a narrative, action adventure games are perfect for you. 2020 is a big year for video games with highly anticipated new titles and sequels in all genres set to launch around the year.
In this list, we will cover the most anticipated Action Adventure Games due to make their release this year.
#1 The Last of Us Part 2
Ellie and Joel left a mark on many hearts in The Last of Us back in 2013. A new instalment of The Last of Us series is coming out in 2020. The game follows Ellie several years after the events of the first instalment – but the adventure is pivoting away from the zombie-virus. A cult group has killed Ellie’s love interest, causing Ellie to decide to get rid of the group once and for all. The game’s story revolves around Ellie’s revenge. Fans will likely see Joel appear on her journey, but it is unclear how he will be involved.
#2 Cyberpunk 2077
Cyberpunk 2077 is easily one of the most highly anticipated video games of all time. Although it was set to come out in April 2020, the launch has been pushed to September 2020. The game is under development by CD Projekt Red, the creators of The Witcher series.
The open-world RPG game highlights a futuristic world where crime and greed flourishes. You take on the role of a mercenary who must take up odd jobs and earn street cred to gain respect and get higher-paying gigs.
#3 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Sequel)
In a surprise announcement at the end of E3 2019, Nintendo revealed that it is bringing out a sequel to their hit release, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The game’s story will revolve around a new foe that Link and Zelda discover living under the surface. No other specifics have been revealed, and all we know is that the sequel is in the works.
#4 Marvel’s Avengers
The Marvel cinematic universe saw a massive boost in popularity after the release of Endgame. A gorgeous-looking video game instalment from the Marvel universe is in the works over at Crystal Dynamics with Eidos Montreal.
Titled “Marvel’s Avengers,” fans got a glimpse of the game and what it will be about at E3 2019. You will play as theEarth’s mightiest heroes that fight for the survival of humanity when it is caught in extreme peril.
#5 Twin Mirror
Dontnod Entertainment revealed that they have a new episodic adventure title in development. The development studio is best known for its Life is Strange series, but their next game is not a sequel to it. Twin Mirror is an upcoming psychological thriller game that follows Sam, who returns to his old hometown to attend his best friend’s funeral service.
Things take a turn for the worse when he wakes up with no memories of the previous day, and he also happens to be covered in blood.
#6 Final Fantasy VII Remake
Final Fantasy VII was a massive hit when it first launched on the original PlayStation. For years, fans have been pleading Square Enix to re-make the game for current-generation platforms. Square Enix finally obliged and unveiled that Final Fantasy VII is under development and would receive a remake for the PlayStation 4.
The game will follow the same premise of Cloud, the protagonist, joining the Avalanche group as they fight against the Shinra corporation. Square Enix decided to alter the direction of the game a little bit, and instead of featuring the old-school turn-based combat, the game will feature action-RPG style gameplay.
#7 Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II
Developed by Ninja Theory, Hellblade II is a hack-and-slash psychological horror title that follows Senua, a warrior, venturing her way into Helheim. Seeking to rescue her deceased lover’s soul, Senua will battle a series of otherworldly entities – but since the protagonist has psychosis, her venture into Helheim may be too much to handle.
The sequel was announced during The Game Awards 2019, and the game will be released on the new Xbox Series X. The trailer looks fantastic, and fans are hyped for the game’s launch later this year.
#8 Gods & Monsters
Ubisoft unveiled their brand new IP during the press conference at E3 2019. Gods & Monsters is a title that visually mimics Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild; however, it does have a twist. The game is set in a Greek fantasy world, where players must save the gods fallen from a monstrous creature called the Typhon.
Our hero must embark on a journey to defeat dangerous monsters and solve a series of puzzles along the way. Gods & Monsters is being worked on from the team that created Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, and hence, fans have high expectations for the game.
#9 Tales of Arise
After Tales Berseria first hit shelves back in 2016, a new instalment to the Tales game franchise is finally coming out in 2020. Bandai Namco Entertainment is working on Tales of Arise, an RPG game that will launch on current-generation consoles.
If you’re familiar with the series, you will know that there are several instalments, but they are not always connected. Fans hope that this game will shed some more light on the lore and tie some loose ends.
#10 Beyond Good & Evil 2
The game will follow the protagonist from a struggling pirate to a captain of a massive vessel. If the upcoming Beyond Good & Evil game is anything like the first title, we can expect an entertaining narrative full of adventure. It will be an open-world video game, but it’s uncertain how engaging the world will be and if there will be enough events to keep players occupied as they explore the world.
Wrapping Up: Action Adventure Games Of 2020
2020 will leave its mark as one of the best years for Action Adventure Games, with new, stunning-looking titles coming out every other month. We are also likely to see more and more glimpses of the next generation consoles and the games coming out for them. The year will end on a high note, with the release of the PlayStation 5 and the new Xbox.