Top 10 New Open World Games Of 2020

#5 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, PS5, XSX
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Assassin’s Creed fans have been waiting patiently for a new installment to release from Ubisoft. The video game development studio opted to hold off from releasing a new installment in 2019 so after its year break we were introduced to Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. The video game is the next installment to the franchise in which players will be taking the role of Evior, a Viking that is seemingly being pushed by the Templar Order. We’re still early into the game announcement stage so not a ton of information has been released.

With that said, we are coming off of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey one of the largest games from the franchise and we’re expecting this installment to be just as large. Set in 873 AD, the game will put players into Norway and medieval England. We know that there will be four kingdoms available and likely a ton of interesting locations to explore. Traveling will apparently be on foot along with naval longship’s similar to the travel we had in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, but again, we’re still waiting for a bit more information to come out on the game to really see just how much of an open world we’ll have to explore.

This game also is slated for the end of 2020 for current and next-generation video game consoles. As a result, there could be a chance that this gets pushed into 2021. At any rate, we’ll simply have to keep a close eye and see just what all the development studio opts to bring with this next thrilling Assassin’s Creed installment.

#4 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.

#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 The Outer Worlds – Peril of Gorgon

  • Developer: Obsidian Entertainment
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: September 9, 2020 (DLC)
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

The Outer Worlds was a big RPG hit in 2019 from Obsidian Entertainment and going into 2020 we are receiving a storyline DLC. It’s actually set to be the first of two planned storyline DLC expansions. With Peril of Gorgon, players are tossed right back into the game with their crew, that’s right it’s a DLC that further expands the game rather than putting players into a new character or scenario that distance itself from the main campaign. We don’t have a ton of information about it, but this game seems to put players back into a quest that will require plenty of choices and consequences.

In fact, there are likely going to be quite a few choices available with the ability to essentially murder everyone before really diving into any quest. This game is also set on a new plant called Gorgon which looks to feature quite a few mountainous terrains to go through, however, just how big of a world this will be for players to explore has yet to be unveiled. While there are likely several quests and ways to complete them as well, there are some decent rewards for going through this DLC. One of which is a new science weapon called The Pest Extermination Tool that will pull enemies towards you.

#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.