Top 10 New Action-Adventure Games Of 2020

The Forgotten City

  • Developer: Modern Storyteller
  • Publisher: Dear Villagers
  • Platforms: PC, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

The Forgotten City was a popular mod for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. After gaining so much attention online and even winning some awards, Modern Storyteller decided to make a standalone version for the game. If you’re not familiar with the mod, The Forgotten City follows a man who stumbles upon an ancient ruin city in Rome. Through some time travel, players are tasked with finding out just what caused the city to collapse. This is mainly a murder mystery, you’ll have to talk with different NPCs in a branching dialogue and investigate the area in hopes of finding out the person behind the city’s destruction. Thanks to the branching dialogue, it appears that there will be a few different endings available in the game which will add some replay value.

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

  • Developer: Ember Lab
  • Publisher: Ember Lab
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Kena: Bridge of Spirits looks to be quite a colorful and vibrant adventure game. Made by indie developer, Ember Lab, Kena: Bridge of Spirits is a third-person action-adventure game where players take the role of a young girl named Kena who is looking for a sacred mountain shrine. Along the way, Kena is able to discover and help wandering spirits known as Rot trapped and scattered throughout the lush forest lands. Rot also provides players with some unique and powerful abilities which make the hunt to find these spirits worth your while. These little spirits can even deliver a powerful attack against any hostile creatures you may find along the way. We’re still waiting to hear more about this game, but visually, this game has us eager to try the title out.

The Last Campfire

  • Developer: Hello Games
  • Publisher: Hello Games
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Hello Games may be best known for No Man’s Sky. The game was incredibly anticipated and while it failed to live up to those expectations initially, the development studio had kept up with the work and brought out several updates to make it more of what the game was originally envisioned about. Now the studio has a new game in the works called The Last Campfire, an adventure game with puzzle and platforming mechanics. Not too many details are known about this game right now but we do know you take the role of a being known as an ember. Lost from his home, players will venture out into the wilderness in hopes of finding not only his homeland but also some meaning.


Death Loop

  • Developer: Arkane Studios
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PS5, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

From the development team that has brought out the Dishonored series, Arkane Studios, comes their next video game title release, Death Loop. Death Loop is an action-adventure title that follows an assassin by the name of Colt who happens to be stuck in a time loop. Set within an island called Blackreef, Colt has to take out eight special targets in order to stop the time loop. Each attempt you make that is unsuccessful will result in you getting put back at the start of the time loop. This means that you’ll get the chance to learn the various enemy movement patterns or level setups.

Likewise, if you take too much time then the time loop will restart so you’re not only dealing with hostile enemies but a time limit as well. There’s one more important element that makes this game even more challenging. Somewhere else on the island is another master assassin that is tasked with taking out Colt. If you enjoy more competitive gameplay then the rival assassin named Julianna can actually be controlled by another player online. However, this feature can be turned off and the AI will simply take control of Julianna.

12 Minutes

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

12 Minutes is 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 to deal with 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.

Everwild

  • Developer: Rare
  • Publisher: Xbox Game Studios
  • Platforms: PC, XSX
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Rare has been said to be making a return with a new game in 2020 and we know now that the title is Everwild. This long-running studio has brought out quite a few iconic titles over the years and they certainly captured quite a bit of attention with this new game of theirs. Information is still a bit scarce, but it looks to be an adventure game that deals with nature and animals along with mixing in some type of magical element. We’re still uncertain just what to expect, but Rare has managed to bring out some incredible experiences in the past and with this being an Xbox Series X game, we’ve got some high expectations.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Publisher: Nintendo
  • Platforms: NS
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Nintendo offered gamers one special last announcement before they closed out their E3 2019 Nintendo Direct. In a surprise announcement, Nintendo is bringing out a sequel to their hit release, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. We’ll avoid spoiling anything about the original title as it’s still quite popular and a game well-worth playing if you have yet to check it out on the latest Nintendo console hybrid. With that said, it appears that Link and Zelda will have a new foe to deal with after being discovered living below the surface. We don’t know anything specific about the game yet as the Nintendo Direct upload only stated that the sequel is in the works. Here’s to hoping that we’ll get to explore the Breath of the Wild version of Hyrule once again before 2020 wraps.