Top 10 New Single Player Games Coming in 2020

#5 The Elder Scrolls VI  
  • Developer: Bethesda
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platforms: TBA
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

After years of dealing with releases of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Bethesda made the announcement at E3 2018 that the next iteration of the franchise is in development. The problem here is that we have practically no information at all about the game. Bethesda didn’t offer any details but instead stated that the next installment to The Elder Scrolls franchise will be a next-generation game and will release after their newest upcoming IP, Starfield. The Elder Scrolls franchise has mainly been a single-player narrative focus experience and we expect the game to retain those aspects when it does release. For now, we will have to keep tabs on the game and update the post when new information is revealed.

#4 Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, Google Stadia
  • Release: March 6, 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Yes

Watch Dogs is receiving a third installment in 2020 known as Watch Dogs: Legion. The video game will be based in London this time around as DedSec is looking to take out a new regime that has control over the United Kingdom. This is still an action-adventure title with a new open world to explore, but there is one big change that the game franchise is focusing on for this upcoming title. Instead of having players go through the campaign as one particular character, Watch Dogs: Legion has players swapping through characters. Announced at E3 2019, Ubisoft showcased the game in which players are constantly recruiting NPCs into DedSec and it’s through these recruits that players will be able to swap between these cast of characters for their unique skill sets.

As a result, players can go into a mission as a big brute focused on force to a little old granny that’s skilled with various gadgetry. The choice is yours, but do know that these characters can bite the dust. As a result, if a character is killed off during battle, they are no longer accessible meaning you may have to go out and find a replacement. This seems to be an ambitious game design choice and one that we’re eager to try out.

#3 Cyberpunk 2077
  • Developer: CD Projekt Red
  • Publisher: CD Projekt
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: April 16, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Post-launch

CD Projekt is known for their works with The Witcher series that started all the way back in 2007 and didn’t wrap up until 2016. Now that The Witcher game series has come to an end, more of a focus has been put on their upcoming project, Cyberpunk 2077.

Cyberpunk 2077 is open-world RPG that’s set in the distant future. Apparently, this upcoming title will also be massive and the biggest open-world title that the developers have ever worked on. As a result, we can expect a long narrative, a seamless filled open-world environment along with countless quests to complete. From the gameplay footage, we have seen so far for the game, this science fiction based world will have players exploring a massive city and tweaking their character with new useful augmentations. After all, it’s not easy work being a mercenary and you’ll need every advantage you can get as you take on new odd jobs.

The development team has proven to be quite ambitious with The Witcher series and we’re hoping that the studio can provide another incredible experience with this upcoming release. In the meantime, we recommend checking out the gameplay footage released so far when it comes to Cyberpunk 2077 as it gives a great look into the game world and some of the combat mechanics you’ll have when going through various missions.

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

During Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct upload, we got a surprise reveal of a sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The original title was a huge hit when it first released on the Nintendo Wii U and later on for the Nintendo Switch. This was both a generally well-received open world action-adventure along with being a solid installment to The Legend of Zelda franchise. At any rate, during the last few moments of Nintendo’s E3 2019 Direct, we got the unveiling of The Legend of Zelda: breath of the Wild sequel. It currently doesn’t have any details about what we can expect other than the small teaser trailer showcasing Link and Zelda venturing down into the depth below where something has awoken. We expect that the same open world will be free to explore though maybe new areas will pop up. With the first installment to this Breath of the Wild series being a single-player beloved hit, we have high hopes that Nintendo will be able to deliver a similar experience with its sequel.

#1 The Last of Us Part 2

  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: February 21, 2019
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

A staple franchise for the Sony PlayStation 4, The Last of Us, is receiving a new installment. The sequel is coming out and it’s going to bring out the same characters we fell in love with in the first video game. Set years into the future where Ellie has gone from a child to a young adult is living life normally. Even though there is still the growing threat of the zombie-like virus that is turning into mindless hostile creatures, it seems that the main threat in this world is opposing human groups. The storyline for the sequel is more or less focused on a cult-like group though we’re still relatively in the dark on their motives.

After Ellie’s love interest is captured and seemingly killed, our main protagonist decides to embark on a journey of revenge. Fueled by hate, Ellie will take on the group even if the odds are not in her favor, but luckily she will have some help along the way. In a trailer released during the Sony State of Play of September 2019, we get the confirmation that Joel is not only alive but willing to put his life on the line once again to aid Ellie on her journey.

If you’re after a single-player campaign to get lost within, you can’t go wrong with The Last of Us Part II. With that said, you will need to have played the first installment to get the background of the world and some of the main characters. Luckily the game is available on the PlayStation 4 and it’s quite an incredible journey to go through.

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System Shock

  • Developer: Nightdive Studios
  • Publisher: Nightdive Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

System Shock is an action-adventure title that released back in 1994 for the PC. Now, years later, we’re getting a remake from Nightdive Studios. This studio is hoping to recapture the game’s success but now in a whole brand new revamped way. This project has been in the works for a few years now and even went through a bit of a hiatus but the development studio is back to work and is hoping to see the game release within 2020.

After being funded through Kickstarter and surpassing its original intended release of December of 2017, there are definitely fans out there that are waiting on this game to finally get through development. From the looks of it, we may not have to wait too much longer before we are all trapped in the Citadel Station and must fight our way to survival from the mutated crew.