Top 10 New Open World Games Of 2020

#5 Watch Dogs Legion
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, Stadia
  • Release: March 6, 2020
  • Co-op: Online Only 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Watch Dogs will have a third main installment released in 2020, Watch Dogs: Legion. This time around the game takes place in a fictionalized version of London where DedSec is now focusing on a new regime that’s taken over the United Kingdom. The title was announced during E3 2019 and it has one particular attribute that Ubisoft was thrilled to share worldwide during the expo. Unlike the past installments where the game focuses on one particular protagonist, Watch Dogs: Legion will have a seemingly endless amount of playable characters.

The goal of the game at times will be recruiting potential players to aid in the DedSec cause. Take for example the gameplay footage revealed during E3 2019 where the main protagonist begins a hunt to find a civilian that is hand with hacking drones. During the mission, our protagonist dies but instead of a typical game over screen, we are instantly swapped to another formerly recruited member to complete the task. As a result, players may be able to freely gather new recruits that may have a specialized skill or attribute that may prove to be useful during a certain mission.

We don’t know just how big of the game world will be just yet but developers have included a number of different regions and areas for players to explore.

#4 Skull & Bones

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online Only 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

We’ve been waiting for Ubisoft to drop Skull & Bones for a good while now. The video game has been delayed for a couple of years now, but there is a push to get it out in 2020. If you’re unfamiliar with the game, Skull & Bones is an upcoming open-world naval warfare game. Players take on the role of a pirate captain who sets off into the open seas in search of treasure and loots to steal. From the footage shown so far, Ubisoft is opting to give players a strategic game as well as not only will you have to deal with other pirates but government ships.

One of the examples Ubisoft has shown when it comes to Skull & Bones is that players can attempt to fool an opposing ship by raising their flags. Likewise, you’ll have to make note of the landmasses as you can make use of cover from land or attempt to cut off an enemy around an island.

#3 Gods & Monsters

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS, Google Stadia
  • Release: February 25, 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

The same team who worked on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is working on a new IP known as Gods & Monsters. Within the game, players will take on the role of a young boy who is the world’s last chance when it comes to defeating a horrible monster known as Typhon. The gods have been defeated but has supplied our protagonist with the tools needed to face against the monsters that flock the lands. One of the elements you likely see right away that the visuals of the game look similar to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Likewise, this game is going to be set within an open world that is not only filled with mythical creatures to fight but dungeons to clear and puzzles to solve.

#2 Dying Light 2
  • Developer: Techland
  • Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online Only 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Dying Light 2 was unveiled during E3 2018 where we are once again tossed into the zombie apocalyptic world and forced to fight for survival. Players will be in a new city location where factions are at a constant battle to retain control of the area. However, the developers are giving players more freedom as they can choose to go down a variety of pathways though they will all have their own particular consequences.

Just as before, this is an open world game that will allow players to traverse freely. You’ll have to battle the undead if you choose to leave beyond the city walls, but it seems that life inside the walls is not always safe either. Set fifteen years after the events of the original title, Dying Light 2 will still retain the same hostile zombie creatures though they will continue to be lethargic during the day and more aggressive at night.

#1 Cyberpunk 2077
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt Red
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 16, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Post-launch

Cyberpunk 2077 has been a highly anticipated video game title from development studio CD Projekt Red. The same folks that brought out the successful RPG series, The Witcher, is bringing out a futuristic open-world dystopia for players to enjoy. In this game, players will be taking on the role of a mercenary that relies on street cred to get new jobs and offers from different companies. Also, a large part of this game is focused on choices and allowing the players to determine the best way in their opinion to handle the situation at hand.

This game is also set in an open world environment and it’s quite lived in. From the footage shown off so far, there appears to be plenty of NPCs going through their own daily routine and likewise, the city itself will be filled with buildings that players can enter. In my opinion, we’ve only scraped the surface so far as to what all we can expect from this in-game world such as the augmentations you can acquire, the gangs you’ll run into and the random events that will be playing out on any given street. With so much hype building up from this title, we’re holding onto hope that the famed development studio can deliver a fun and thrilling game to enjoy for hours on end.