Top 15 New Third-Person Games Of 2020

#10 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: N/A

We knew that Crystal Dynamics was working on something Avengers related for a couple of years now and during E3 2019 we finally got the first reveal of Marvel’s Avengers, a new storyline that follows Earth mightiest heroes in their journey of protecting innocent civilians from those that would do them harm. This third-person action title will put players into a variety of heroes in the game, but only a few characters have been unveiled to show up in the narrative so far. With that said, you’ll still see the staple characters such as Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor.

We know that the story revolves around A-Day which was a celebratory event where the Avengers unveiled their new headquarters in San Francisco. Unfortunately, during this event a catastrophic accident caused the city to be destroyed and with it came the outlawing of all superheroes. Because of the new law, the Avengers disbanded but now a few years later, Earth is under a new peril leaving the group to put aside differences and join back together to save humanity from impending doom.

#9 Elden Ring

  • Developer: FromSoftware
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

The Souls franchise has been around for several years now and it certainly gained a massive following. As a result, fans are keen on whatever FromSoftware has in development and while it seems like we’re not getting another Souls game, at least nothing that has been officially unveiled quite yet, there is another game that has generated quite a bit of interest. Elden Ring is the next game in the works and as a new IP, we don’t have much information to go off on. While we can expect a third-person RPG that will have the feel of a Souls game, there is also plenty of anticipation in regards to the narrative. Working on this project is also the author, George R. R. Martin who was responsible for the Game of Thrones series, otherwise known as A Song of Ice and Fire.

#8 Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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

Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4 was a massive hit so it came to no surprise when Insomniac Games announced another Spider-Man video game was in the works. Coming out later this year we are going to get a new standalone Spider-Man experience this time as Miles Morales. Rather than picking things up with Peter Parker after the events of the PlayStation 4 Spider-Man, this next-generation video game title, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, will put players back into the Spider-Man universe, but this time a year after the events from the first game.

We can expect the same overall style of gameplay but there will be a few different powers and tricks players can pull off being Miles Morales. While the story doesn’t have much in terms of the premise in what we can expect, we do know that the story follows a war between a high-tech gang and an energy corporation in New York City. Unfortunately, don’t expect a game that will be as big as the original Spider-Man title, as the development studio has already stated the scope for Spider-Man: Miles Morales is quite a bit smaller than the PlayStation 4 release.

#7 Gods & Monsters

  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Ubisoft made a quick reveal of their newest IP Gods & Monsters during E3 2019. Not a ton of information was unveiled though we do know that the game will follow a Greek mythology journey. Players will be taking on the role of a young boy who is given the powers to defeat Typhon, a monster that has taken out the gods. This is also a game being developed by the same team who worked on Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. While we’re still waiting to hear and see some footage for the gameplay of Gods & Monsters, it’s easy to see where the visual inspiration came from. Visually, Gods & Monsters can easily be compared to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Likewise, we may see a large open world to explore with hostile enemies, puzzles, and bosses to face as well. 

#6 Ghost of Tsushima

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

Sucker Punch should be a well-known development studio now. This development studio has brought out two popular franchises on the Sony platform which are Sly Cooper and Infamous. Now their latest upcoming IP is Ghost of Tsushima and we’re hoping to get our hands on it in 2020.

Not too many details were released about the game though we have a bit of narrative information so far. Within Ghost of Tsushima, players will be sent all the way back to 1274 Japan where the Khan forces have invaded and slowly taken over the island. Players take on the role of one of the very last samurai who must face Khan and his forces. However, because its clear that using the traditional samurai ways of fighting will mean suicide for Jin, players will need to become a ghost as they lurk in the shadows and use new battle tactics.