Top 10 New Upcoming Narrative Video Games Of 2020

If you enjoy game narratives then you should be pleased to note that there is plenty of upcoming titles that will showcase a storyline likely to keep you intrigued from start to finish. 2020 is shaping up to be a big year and with it comes a slew of video game titles that are both available for current generation consoles and preparing for the next generation. In this list, we’re going to showcase our most anticipated narrative titles slated to release in 2020 but you’ll want to bookmark this page. We’re going to continue this list with more video game titles as they are announced.


#10 12 Minutes
  • Developer: Luis Antonio
  • Publisher: Annapurna Interactive
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Announced during E3 2019 comes 12 Minutes, an adventure game coming from a former artist that worked at Rockstar Games and Ubisoft. The game is rather simplistic to understand, it mimics concepts such as the film Groundhog Day or the video game The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask in that gamers have a time loop aspect. In order to progress, players will be replaying a 12-minute cycle until they complete the tasks at hand. From what we know so far, the game follows a man who learns that his wife is pregnant but the celebration is cut short as a cop bursts into the room and accuses the wife of murder. The scuffle ends up with the wife dead but then the game restarts and it’s up to you in navigating the day in hopes in finding a peaceful resolution.

#9 Halo Infinite
  • Developer: 343 industries
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, Project Scarlett, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

The Halo series has been popular since it first came out during the original Xbox generation. Now years later we’re gearing up for the next big release, Halo Infinite. This installment takes place after the events of Halo 5: Guardians but unfortunately, we don’t have too many details as of yet in what the narrative will hold. What has us excited is that the game has been stated to be Master Chief’s greatest journey to save humanity. With the less than stellar reviews for Halo 5: Guardians, we’re hopeful that the development team opted to go back and bring out an excellent story for veteran players along with a great jumping point for newcomers to the franchise.

#8 Bravely Default 2

  • Developer: Silicon Studio
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

After being a 3DS series, the Bravely Default franchise will find its way on the Nintendo Switch platform this year. A third installment if you count the spin-off title after the first installment was announced during The Game Awards 2019. Unfortunately, we actually don’t know very much about the game at all yet. We know that this will feature a new storyline, heroes and likely environments. With Bravely Default being quite a successful hit JRPG title when it was available on the 3DS, there is certainly a fan base eagerly awaiting to get their hands on the game. 

#7 Tell Me Why

  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

You may be familiar with Dontnod Entertainment. It’s a development studio that really hit its strides with the launch of their episodic adventure, Life is Strange. Since then, the studio has received plenty of fame and attention for their word on mature adventure titles. Currently, the studio is wrapping up the second season of Life is Strange and they have another adventure title slated to launch in 2020 called Twin Mirror, a game we make mention to in this post as well.

However, during XO19 we got the announcement of Tell Me Why, a new adventure title that will feature three episodes. From what we know so far, this game will tell a story revolving around twins, one of which had altered their gender. As a result, the story will have the twins going back to their child home in hopes of getting some clues and answers to their troubled childhood. We expect this story to be deep and aimed at a mature audience when it launches sometime next year.

#6 Marvel’s Avengers
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: Google Stadia, PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: May 15, 2020
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

After the success with Marvel’s Spider-man, a new Marvel video game IP is in the works. The video game is known as Marvel’s Avengers and it will toss players into various hero roles. With characters like Iron Man, Captain America, Hulk, and Black Widow, there are plenty of fan-favorite characters being represented from the Marvel franchise. We’re not going to get the game until May of 2020, but we do know the overall premise of the in-game narrative.

Marvel’s Avengers will take place during the event known as A-Day. What was supposed to be a celebratory day where the Avengers gather to unveil their new headquarters, it was instead marked down for a catastrophic accident. During the reveal, an accident caused most of the San Francisco area to be destroyed leaving the world to ban all heroes. Five years have passed since the Avengers disbanded but are now left to reform to save humanity from annihilation. While this game is available for players to go through alone, there is a cooperative option attached to allow up to four players.