Top 10 New Action Games Of 2020

Get ready for 2020 as we’re expecting for some big action-packed based video games to hit store shelves. If you enjoy blowing things up or gunning down a path then definitely check these video games out. We’ll continue to update this list with new announcements or updated information for the various games noted below.

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#10 Doom Eternal The Ancient Gods Part One

  • Developer: Id Software
  • Publisher: Bethesda
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: October 20, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Fans really craved Doom Eternal after the smashing success of 2016’s Doom reboot. However, one element that fans really hated about the reboot was the lack of content after the campaign ended. That was one element that the development studio at id Software really wanted to change up and as promised, we’re seeing our first DLC release coming for Doom Eternal. This installment will take place after the events of Doom Eternal, but we’ll of course refrain from spoiling anything in case you haven’t played the latest installment to the Doom franchise.

At any rate, this DLC storyline is said to take players into the heavens and having to battle against some ancient gods. Included in this mix is a brand new set of levels and enemies to face against. We’re not going to see new weapons from what was stated for this game already. Instead, this DLC will apparently bring out some new weapon mods that players might not have used as much during the main campaign. But, this is just the first DLC so we could see more weapons get added into the mix at a later DLC launch. For now, it looks like players can expect more of the same gameplay mechanics but in a brand new setting, storyline, and demonic foes to blast away into a million pieces.

#9 Watch Dogs: Legion
  • Developer: Ubisoft
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, Google Stadia
  • Release: March 6, 2020
  • Co-op: Online 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Watch Dogs is receiving a third main installment to the franchise next year. Ubisoft is taking players to London with Dedsec hoping to end a new powerful regime hitting the United Kingdom but there is a slight change up from previous Watch Dogs installments. With Watch Dogs: Legion players are not going to focus on a single character protagonist but instead a wide variety of potential NPCs. Instead of having a single player that is capable of every skill, the game puts a focus on recruiting NPCs that may have a useful attribute towards a mission. During E3 2019, we got a look at that with a mission regarding players having to seek out a drones expert.

During the gameplay mission, players were able to identify a character that is suitable at hacking drones and began his quest to recruit the specific character. With that said, during the mission, our protagonist was killed. Instead of a reaching a game over screen, the game put players in control of a member that is already recruited within the roster. From there players continued to pursue the character in hopes of recruiting him towards Dedsec.

It looks as if every character is capable of dying for good in-game so expect a rotating cast of characters to play as. Likewise, this is still an action-adventure title with plenty of missions and the ability to choose how to reach the end goal. For instance, you can opt for a more stealth-based approach or go in guns blazing. Also, just like the past installments, there is a wide assortment of gadgets and hacking tech around the city in order to cause a diversion or a more powerful attack using the environment around you.

#8 Marvel’s Avengers

  • Developer: Crystal Dynamics
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, Google Stadia
  • Release: May 15, 2020
  • Co-op: Online Only 4 Players
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Marvel’s Avengers is an upcoming video game by Crystal Dynamics which will tell a unique story of earth’s mightiest heroes. Overall, the game takes place during the celebration of the Avengers new headquarters unveiling in San Francisco, but a catastrophic incident occurs leaving the city destroyed. This event goes down in history and as a result of Earth outlaws all heroes, though years go by and a new threat emerges. Humanity requires dire help and has resulted in the Avengers putting aside their differences and stepping up to once again save the world.

This upcoming title received its first real unveiling during E3 2019 so at the time of writing this, there is not a ton of information to really go off on. With that said, it looks as if there will be a wide variety of Marvel heroes appearing in the game with the staple characters such as Black Widow, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Captain America already confirmed. With that said, there will be additional heroes added into the game after launch but they will come as free updates. At the moment, the gameplay looks to be rather linear with players swapping between various characters of the game. As a result, gameplay may drastically alter between the hero you portray at any given moment. For example, Black Widow is more stealthy and quick on her feet while the Hulk can deliver a devastating tank-like blow.

#7 Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Developer: Square Enix
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Platforms: PS4
  • Release: March 3, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

The Final Fantasy series has been around for decades and over the years there have been a few notable titles that stood out among the rest. One of those video game titles is Final Fantasy VII which is a game that released originally on the PlayStation back in 1997. Since its release, there have been vocal fans pleading to Square Enix to go back and remake the video game title for the current generation platforms. After years of requests, the remake is finally coming to the marketplace for the PlayStation 4 in March of 2020. Overall, it looks like the same storyline is intact with Cloud Strife joining with an eco-terrorist group known as Avalanche as they battle against the corrupt Shinra megacorporation.

With that said, a few notable changes are being made to the video game title that was not present during its initial PlayStation release. For starters, this video game title will drop the classic turn-based combat for an action RPG mechanic, so you can think of the Kingdom Hearts style of gameplay for comparison. Another big change-up compared to the original release is that this game will be launching as an episodic adventure so players will receive parts of the game initially until its fully complete. Gameplay footage has been showcasing some intense fast-paced action sequences and we’re sure that this game will be full of cinematic experiences which again, you’ll be able to enjoy starting on March 3, 2020.

#6 Call of Duty: Warzone

  • Developer: Infinity Ward, Raven Software
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 10, 2020
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: Online

Call of Duty is an iconic action FPS video game franchise. We’re not seeing any shortages of this IP releasing into the market as each year developers bring out a new installment for players to enjoy. With that said, there have been rumors stating that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare would receive a battle royale game mode. Battle royales are incredibly popular right now and the rumors turned out to be true. In fact, not only did Call of Duty: Modern Warfare receive a battle royale game mode, but it also was made free to those that didn’t own a copy of Modern Warfare. As a result, fans quickly downloaded and enjoyed this free-to-play FPS Call of Duty multiplayer game.

Just like with other battle royales video games, Call of Duty: Warzone throws players into a squad or a solo game match. From there, players are dropped into a massive map and must scavenge for resources while attempting to take down other opposing players. While the map size shrinks, the overall goal is to be the last man or team standing.