Top 10 New Action-Adventure Games Of 2020

Who doesn’t love a good action-adventure? This upcoming year, 2020, is bringing in plenty of new titles and likely games that are set for the upcoming generation of platforms. We’re always keeping an eye out on new exciting titles to keep tabs on but we already have a good healthy list of games that we think may be worth playing if you enjoy a narrative full of adventure. In this particular list, we are covering the most anticipated adventure titles that we hope makes their release in 2020. You’ll want to keep this page bookmarked as we’ll continue to monitor and update this article with additional games as they are officially announced.

#10 Spider-Man: Miles Morales

  • Developer: Insomniac Games
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS5
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

If you loved Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4, Insomniac Games has a brand new adventure coming out later this year. Set to be a PlayStation 5 exclusive, Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a brand new story for players to go through. As the name suggests, players won’t be taking the role of Peter Parker this time around as the development studio opted to make a smaller scoped video game title set around Miles Morales. Rather than being a DLC, this game will be large enough to be its own standalone title on the PlayStation 5 although you can expect the same size game as something like Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. We’re still waiting for more information about the game, but it seems that the title will focus on Miles Morales a year after the events of Spider-Man. With a new war brewing between a high-tech equipped gang and an energy corporation, Miles is forced to use his powers to keep those he loves and innocent lives from being in harm’s way.

While the gameplay will remain the same overall in Spider-Man: Miles Morales from the original PlayStation 4 Spider-Man release, you can expect some differences. For instance, there seem to be some new powers that Miles Morales can pull off that Peter Parker couldn’t. With that said, it doesn’t appear that Insomniac Games is done with Peter Parker, but it may be a bit longer before we can a true sequel to Spider-Man.

#9 Marvel’s Avengers
  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: Stadia, PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: May 15, 2020
  • Co-op: Online Only 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

The Marvel cinematic universe is quite popular now and we also receive a stellar video game installment from the Marvel universe. We’re of course referring to the 2019 release Marvel’s Spider-Man. However, it looks like a new potential hit is in the works over at Crystal Dynamics with Eidos Montreal. The video game is Marvel’s Avengers, which has been a secret project for Crystal Dynamics but after E3 2019, we got the first glimpse of the game and what it will be about. Players will be controlling Earth’s mightiest heroes when humanity is caught in extreme peril.

The game follows after the events of A-Day, a moment in history where the Avengers unveil the new hi-tech headquarters in San Francisco. Things go awry causing a catastrophic accident that resulted mass panic and death. Fast forward a few years and The Avengers disbanded and heroes in general, were outlawed. Now a new threat on the planet may cause The Avengers to team back up and embark on a new mission to save humanity from annihilation.

#8 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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

The Assassin’s Creed franchise has been around for console generations at this point. It’s adapted as well over the years and while it was at one point an annual IP release, Ubisoft opted to put the franchise on ice for a year after the launch of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey back in 2018. This meant that through 2019 we had to wait and see just where the much-beloved franchise would take players next. We of course now know that we’re being taken to the Viking age with Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. Ubisoft is putting players into a Viking leader during their expansion into Europe. It’s a difficult battle ahead from the opposing forces though with will power, your followers, and the gods, you can’t possibly lose.

We’re still waiting to hear more about this game, though coming from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, we’re expecting some of the same styles of gameplay get brought over to this installment. Ubisoft has made Assassin’s Creed Origins and Odyssey a bit more action-oriented with various weapons, gear pieces, and customization abilities. There is also bound to be plenty of traveling involved with the use of longboats being displayed in the initial reveal trailer. Of course, what we’re also expecting to see is plenty of exploration and characters to meet. Ubisoft has already confirmed that going into this installment from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey will grant a few changes that fans had complained about. For instance, it doesn’t look like Valhalla will be using much of a leveling system. This could mean the game won’t force players to go through a series of side quests in order to complete the main campaign.

#7 Twin Mirror
  • Developer: Dontnod Entertainment
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: December 1, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Dontnod Entertainment has a new episodic adventure title in development for players to enjoy. The development studio may be best known for their Life is Strange series but the next episodic journey coming within 2020 is Twin Mirror. This is an upcoming psychological thriller which follows a protagonist named Sam who returns back to his old hometown to attend the funeral service of his best friend. Things take a turn for the worse when he awakens with no memories of the previous day while also covered in blood.

The development team is setting players up for a mature adventure title and Dontnod Entertainment definitely has experience in delivering fans with morally tough decisions through their developed campaigns. We haven’t seen too much in terms of the game so far, but if it’s anything like Life is Strange and Vampyr, players will be exploring the surroundings along with being presented with several choices in which will have bigger consequences within the game. Regardless, this is one title that is turning some heads since its announcement and we’re certainly going to keep tabs on it.

#6 Half-Life: Alyx

  • Developer: Valve
  • Publisher: Valve
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: March 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

For years now we’ve been waiting for the fabled Half-Life 3 announcement and its become quite a running joke now. Valve has been letting fans wait for a new installment for the beloved franchise, though it was quite a shock to see Half-Life: Alyx get announced. Now, this isn’t the Half-Life 3 we have been waiting for, in fact, the game itself takes place prior to the events of Half-Life 2. With that said, it will be a brand new adventure for players to enjoy set in the Half-Life universe.

This is a VR video game where players step into the role of Alyx Vance. As Alyx, you will be fighting off the Combine with her father Eli Vance. The trailer has shown quite a narrative-driven experience and with Valve developing the game, we have some high expectations that should make this VR title likely well worth the investment alone in purchasing a compatible headset and components required to get the title to run.