Top 10 New Sci-Fi Games Of 2020

Dive a bit into the future with these upcoming science fiction video game titles. 2020 is looking like it will be filled with several incredible video game titles, but if you’re wanting a sci-fi experience then you’ll want to check out the list of video games below. These are the more anticipated games that will release with a sci-fi element, but you’ll want to keep this page bookmarked. We’re going to continue monitoring this article and adding even more video game titles as they are announced.

#10 Star Wars: Squadrons

  • Developer: Motive Studios
  • Publisher: EA
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: October 2, 2020
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

There’s always room for more Star Wars video games and now EA has a new release coming out this year for current-generation platforms. This Star Wars: Squadron’s video game is all about space dogfights between the New Republic and the Galactic Empire. This game is said to take place just after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi which picks up when the second Death Star is destroyed. As the New Republic begins to pick up steam and take over, the Empire is still putting up a fight. Players will be taking the role of a pilot on both sides of the war which may give a look behind the motives between each pilot’s reasoning behind the war, though that’s speculative at the moment.

At any rate, there seems to be a big emphasis on multiplayer support. So far we know that there is a 5v5 game mode in which players are zipping through space as they attempt to fight off the antagonist’s fleet ship. There’s even cross-platform support which means no matter what platform you’re playing on, players can connect online and enjoy the gameplay. Another aspect of this game is that those on the PlayStation 4 and PC platforms can enjoy VR support which should give quite an immersive feeling in battles.

#9 Kerbal Space Program 2

  • Developer: Star Theory Games
  • Publisher: Private Division
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Kerbal Space Program puts players in control of a space program where your sole purpose and duty is to create functional ships for a crew of Kerbals. With a collection of parts that will play an effect through the build of a spacecraft, players will learn how to successfully develop a spacecraft capable of going into space and landing back down to Earth.

Now a sequel is in the works where players can once again launch Kerbals into space but with hopes of gathering new resources and solving secrets to the entire galaxy. There will be a ton of new features added into the game as well such as an improved UI, animated tutorials and of course next-generation in-game items. Players will have access to brand new engines, fuels, and parts in order to construct a ship that will safely navigate deep space along with successfully landing without harm.

Furthermore, a new big feature will be added to the game which is colonies. Since you’re seeking out precious resources, you’ll need to establish a colony that can sustain itself along with with mine the various goods within the planet. 

#8 Doom Eternal: The Ancient Ones

  • Developer: id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS, PS5, XSX/S
  • Release: October 20, 2020 (DLC)
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

When the 2016 Doom reboot released into the market it was a massive hit. Fans thoroughly enjoyed the direction and action-packed content id Software took the franchise. It felt like the old school Doom game with a modern touch. However, one thing that fans felt was lacking is the post-launch content or the lack of content. There’s nothing really available to keep players going through the game afterward and that’s one area that id Software was going to change up when Doom Eternal launches.

Now that Doom Eternal is available, we’re getting our first post-launch DLC to enjoy. This DLC is called The Ancient Ones and to avoid spoiling anything from Doom Eternal, this DLC takes place after the game campaign. Still, you can expect the same overall intense combat and action-packed gameplay. Unfortunately, this DLC won’t be adding any new weapons, but you can expect new levels and even some new enemies to face against as well.

#7 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Quarantine 
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, XBO, PS4
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online 3 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

The Tom Clancy’s series is mainly a tactical shooter than follows storylines based around fighting terrorism based around the world. However, During E3 2019 we got a surprise new look at the game franchise. Known as Rainbow Six Quarantine, this new video game seems to be taking place in the not so distant future with the battle being against an infection that is seemingly turning people into deadly monsters.

Unfortunately, the trailer reveal for this game is rather brief so we don’t have any full unveiling of the creatures that players not only have to put down but stay clear of from catching the disease. We shouldn’t be too far away from a new reveal for this game as it seems that Ubisoft is hoping to put the game out early next year for the current generation platforms. 

#6 System Shock
  • Developer: Nightdive Studios
  • Publisher: Nightdive Studios
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

You may have recalled the science fiction title, System Shock. This was a PC video game released back in 1994 and Nightdive Studios is currently working on a remake. After successfully funding their campaign for the remake through Kickstarter, gamers will hopefully dive into this FPS within 2020. Within the game, players take on the role of a highly-skilled hacker who ends up being indebted to an executive of TriOptimum. The game takes place after an accident that leaves you in a coma, but once you awake, you find that you’re alone.

It seems that the station is being monitored by cyborgs and mutants that are under the control of an artificial intelligence named SHODAN. Players will now have to use their advanced hacking skills to stop SHODAN and escape with their life. While development had a bit of a rocky start that ended up with a hiatus, Nightdive Studios is back on track with this upcoming reimagining of the action-adventure game.