Top 15 New Single Player Games Of 2020

You don’t always have to jump online and go through a game with other players. Sure it’s nice to go along a campaign with a friend or two, but sometimes you rather just sit back and enjoy a video game alone. Either after a hard day at work or a long session at school, tuning in to a fantasy world and going through a video game can turn things around. If you’re a fan of single-player focused video games and want a heads up on what to expect for 2020, then we have you covered. In this list, we’re going to showcase some of the more anticipated video games releasing in this coming year. Likewise, check back often as we’ll continue to monitor and update this post when new video game titles are revealed.

#15 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

Obsidian Entertainment has made some truly remarkable RPG video games over the past several years and their last big release that has come out into the market was 2019’s The Outer Worlds. In a lot of ways, the game acted similarly to the development team’s time with the Fallout franchise. It’s a first-person RPG experience in which players are traveling through different planets and completing missions. Each decision you make has a consequence and the narrative really shifts around towards your will. However, if you completed the game don’t write it off just yet as most of us will be ready to dive back into the RPG epic once again.

Two DLC story expansions are coming for the game with the first set to release on September 9, 2020. This DLC is called Peril of Gorgon where players will take their crew that they’ve established during the campaign and embark on a new storyline journey. Sent to an asteroid named Gorgon, players are in for a noir-themed investigation that revolves around a mysterious drug and murder. Just like with the main campaign, there is a ton of choices that players will be able to make throughout and each will play a role in the narrative. Outside of that, players can still expect a slew of new weapons, armor, and characters to interact with.

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

Dontnod Entertainment has a new episodic adventure title for players to enjoy. The development studio may be best known for their Life is Strange series but the next episodic journey coming this year that’s not attached to the Life is Strange franchise 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 covered in blood.

The development studio is not known for delivering video games with a multiplayer component. Ever since their first release, Remember Me a last generation game that released in 2013, Dontnod Entertainment has only developed titles with single-player in mind. They also seem to thrive on their narrative journeys that are filled with choices and consequences which does give some incentives in not only playing it casually on your own but going back to replay the game to see just how certain situations would have potentially played out.

#13 Ghost of Tsushima

  • Developer: Sucker Punch Productions
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: TBD
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

An upcoming action-adventure game that may be a quick sale for players due to the developer working on it alone is Ghost of Tsushima. Sucker Punch Productions is the development studio behind the game and it’s slated to be based around the last samurai of a small island. We’ve seen this game on and off over the past couple years, but we’re hoping that it makes out of development and into the market before the end of 2020.

As mentioned, this is a game based around the last samurai of Tsushima Island. Set in 1274, players step into the role of Jin Sakai, who is the last person fighting back for the island after it was invaded by Mongols. With samurai no longer being the prime threat, Jin quickly understands that he will need to resort to a new fighting technique known as the Ghost, to successfully fight back.

#12 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

  • Developer: Raven Software, Treyarch
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, XBO, XSX/S
  • Release: November 13, 2020
  • Co-op: Online/Local
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online/Local

Call of Duty is an annual video game franchise so we were expecting something to come out for the franchise in 2020. We now know that title will be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, a title that is actually set to take place after the events of the first Call of Duty: Black Ops game. This time around as the name suggests, we are the height of the Cold War where a time of uncertainty looms over nations due to the threats of nuclear war nearing. Players will be taking the role of Russell Adler, a CIA officer that is been tasked to hunt down a believed soviet spy by the name of Perseus.

This is a step back to the traditional Call of Duty title for the Black Ops series as if you can recall back to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 release, the title didn’t come packed with a campaign for players to complete. Instead, it was a multiplayer-only focused game, but this upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will come packed with a campaign storyline that you can complete alone along with a slew of multiplayer game modes such as the return of the beloved Zombies game mode.

#11 Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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

After Assassins’ Creed Odyssey launched into the market, Ubisoft opted to put the franchise on hold for a year and take time to craft the next installment carefully before its release. As a result, Ubisoft has introduced Assassin’s Creed Valhalla which is slated to release this year. We only have one trailer for the game so far and information is a bit scarce. As a result, more information is bound to come out over the coming months as Ubisoft prepares for a launch towards the end of 2020. In this game, players will be following a Viking expansion that is moved into England where we are supposedly going to have at least four major kingdoms to explore.

The Assassin’s Creed franchise is easy to dive into, especially as of late with players able to step into a unique individual character role and live out their life. From Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, players are able to freely explore, meet with different characters, align themselves with certain factions, and tweak their character with a wide range of gear pieces. That’s all likely to make a return, but we do know of at least one major change-up from the last installment. In Assassins’ Creed Odyssey, players felt like they had to grind in order to progress the game. With this installment, you can progress and play the game you’d like to enjoy. Ultimately, if you want to enjoy the single-player campaign then you can do so from beginning to end. Whereas in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, players had to reach certain level caps which oftentimes resulted in completing side quests.