Top 10 New Action Games Of 2020

Destroy All Humans! Remake

  • Developers: Black Forest Games
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, Stadia
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Destroy All Humans! released back in 2005 and while it had a couple of installments, the franchise has been dormant since 2008. Thankfully THQ Nordic and Black Forest Games are bringing out a remake of the franchise which will stay true to the gameplay and premise. If you’re not familiar with the game, players take on the role of an alien in the late 1950s.

Sent to Earth to collect human DNA, you’ll be presented with a large sandbox set of levels with challenges in each. For those moments that the humans start to attack back, players will have advance alien weaponry to use for the defense or offense. From an Anal Probe, the Zap-O-Matic and a slew of transportation vehicles like the flying saucer and jetpack.

Godfall

  • Developer: Counterplay Games
  • Publisher: Gearbox Publishing
  • Platforms: PS5, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: Online
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Counterplay is an indie studio that features talent that worked on quite a few different AAA video game titles. Their upcoming title in the works for PC and PlayStation 5 is Godfall which is a game catered towards cooperative gameplay. So far we know that the game is an action-RPG where the narrative is based around a high fantasy setting. Players will be taking on the role of the last member of the Knight’s Order, an organization that was established to prevent any potential apocalypse events.

As mentioned, the game does feature cooperative gameplay where up to three friends can jump in or drop out at any time. It’s a game based around close melee attacks, gathering loot and consistently making adjustments to armor sets or weapons. Being one of the first games announced for the PlayStation 5, there is quite a bit of hype already building up for this upcoming action title.

Fast & Furious Crossroads

  • Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment America
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: May 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Chances are you don’t need a recap on Fast & Furious as the franchise has become a blockbuster hit. There are so many new installments in the series and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. Now a new chapter is coming to fans through a video game known as Fast & Furious Crossroads, though the details as to what we can expect are a little scarce. Slated to launch in the spring of 2020, players should expect a fast-paced action-packed experience. With an assortment of buffed vehicles and a storyline that will take the family into a new journey that involves an international crime syndicate. While we’re waiting for more details to emerge for this game, we do know that there is some sort of multiplayer aspect, but it’s not quite certain just how it will be incorporated in the game at the moment.

Maneater

  • Developer: Tripwire Interactive, Blindside Interactive
  • Publisher: Tripwire Interactive, Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO, NS
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

If you’re looking for something a bit unique to try out then we suggest looking into Maneater. It’s a game that we’re hopeful will release this year, but overall the game is focused around being a shark. Take to the Gulf and devour anything that comes in your way. From divers to other wildlife that roams the waters, this is a rather unique action game. In fact, it’s also equipped with some RPG progression. As you play you’ll be able to further upgrade your shark giving it some new improvements that cater towards the way you play. Currently, the game doesn’t have a release date attached, though we’ll hopefully see a launch at some point before 2020 wraps.

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.

Back For Blood

  • Developer: Turtle Rock Studios
  • Publisher: Warner Bros.Interactive Entertainment
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: TBA
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

Turtle Rock Studios is best known for Left 4 Dead, a game they crated up and managed to release through the help of Valve. While the studio has a history of being attached to valve and then split off again to work on their own projects, Turtle Rock Studios had come out to unveil that they are making a spiritual successor to their Left 4 Dead franchise known as Back 4 Blood. It’s a game being developed currently and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, but so far, news has been a little scarce. While we know it’s going to be co-op focused with players battling against a slew of undead zombies, we don’t have the specifics on how many are able to join in and just when it will launch into the market.

Still if you’re familiar with Left 4 Dead you can expect the same overall gameplay which will include scavenging for items, completing tasks, and fighting off a variety of zombies. We’re likely going to see some unique features being added into this IP as well, though we’ll have to wait and find out for sure. We imagine that this will be a big hit once it receives a trailer as there are still plenty of players enjoying the original two installments to the Left 4 Dead franchise.

Fast & Furious Crossroads

  • Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO, PC
  • Release: 2020
  • Co-op: TBA
  • Competitive Multiplayer: TBA

The Fast & Furious franchise has been around for quite a few years now and it looks like we are going to receive a new video game based on the cinematic non-stop action series. We’re left waiting to know more about this game but it would appear that we get to step into a member of the crew as you take down an international crime syndicate. Just like the films we imagine you will be using a wide variety of exotic cars and we’re sure there will be some combat along the way. Driving should also be pretty great as well since its being developed by Slightly Mad Studios, the studio the has brought out the Project Cars franchise.

Star Wars: Squadrons

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

If you have been missing the action-packed Star Wars space battles then you’re in luck. A brand new video game is coming out into the marketplace later this fall. Star Wars: Squadrons is a game that follows both sides of the war, which being the New Republic and the Empire. Overall, the game seems to be focused around dogfights both in space and likely in various planets although we do know that the game will have a campaign attached as well. In this game, players will bet taking the role of both sides of the war as a pilot, somewhat similar to the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 video game. Players are essentially given an outlook behind each side of the war which will be taking place after the destruction of the second Death Star, shortly after the events of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.

The game is all about piloting your ship and it’s worth making note that there will be a way to further upgrade and enhance your craft. Through experience points, players will be able to unlock new weapons, shields, cosmetic skins, and of course various upgrades to give your ship a competitive edge when in battle. There’s also going to be cross-platform play and if you happen to play this game on either PC or PlayStation 4, there will be VR support.

Superhot: Mind Control Delete

  • Developer: Superhot Team
  • Publisher: Superhot Team
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: July 16, 2020
  • Co-op: N/A
  • Competitive Multiplayer: N/A

Superhot started out as a small prototype but quickly blew up in popularity. This actually allowed the crew behind the project to form Superhot Team and deliver fans a full build of the game to enjoy. If you’re unfamiliar with Superhot, the game puts players against these red glowing humanoid enemies all while time progresses extremely slowly. When players move the time begins to speed up, ultimately allowing you to beat up your opponents in a carefully strategic manner.

It turned into quite the action-packed game but fans were meant to enjoy even more content for the title. The developers were working on a DLC build that was meant to launch at the end of 2017, but what was meant to be a small DLC campaign turned into a standalone expansive sequel. This new title is called Superhot: Mind Control Delete. Overall, this is a refined version of Superhot with larger levels, new mechanics, additional powers, and characters to either take control of or fight against. It’s also a game that most of you won’t have to pay for as it seems that if you own an original copy of the game then you can receive a free download for this upcoming installment.


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.