The new PC games of 2020

Stay informed this year with our comprehensive list of every new 2020 game to watch out for.



2020 is upon us, and that's not just the year we're in—it also feels like it's the number of games coming out in the near future. There are so many! We've started rounding up every upcoming PC game out in 2020 that's worth paying attention to, along with what we know about when to expect it. It's our comprehensive guide to the next year in PC gaming.

We've organized the new games of 2020 by month and highlighted the biggest games of the whole year just below. Check back often to see how release dates have changed and what new PC games have popped up. Also, don't miss the "Release date TBA" page for everything that hasn't committed to an exact month yet. There's a whole lot of 'em.

Table of contents

Release date TBA
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

New games of March 2020

Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary PC (MCC)


Only three months after Halo: Reach launched on PC, 343 Industries surprise launched Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary on PC. If you already bought the full Master Chief Collection for $40, Halo 1 will come as a free update. Alternatively, you can buy each game individually for $10. If 343's continues at this pace, we might see Halo 2: Anniversary soon pop up soon.


The Political Machine 2020



March 3 | Stardock Entertainment | Link | Political simulator

The once-every-four-years political simulator is, like the U.S. elections, right around the corner. Political Machine 2020 will include democratic candidates Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Pete Buttigieg. On the Republican side, Trump can face off against Mitt Romney and George W. Bush.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps




March 11 | Moon Studios | Link | Metroidvania

Ori and the Blind Forest crushed players' hearts with an emotionally charged narrative and crushed their spirits with challenging Metroidvania gameplay, so why not go for two?

Doom Eternal


March 11 | Moon Studios | Link | Metroidvania

March 20 | id Software | Link | FPS
Doom Eternal brings hell to Earth, a nice change of setting from 2016's excellent reboot. Expect to fight twice as many demons in this installment, using a brutal upgraded armory. This includes a new version of the Super Shotgun, which features a grapple-friendly 'meat hook' on the end, and hopefully a ton more ludicrous weapon mods. As of October, Doom Eternal's planned November release date was delayed to March 2020.


Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord



March 2020 | TaleWorlds | Link | Action RPG

Another one we’ve wanted for-freaking-ever. This sequel adds way more RPG elements, including a full single-player campaign with an unwieldy level of freedom, new factions, castle sieges, and childrearing. It’s...a lot, so here’s everything we know.

Bleeding Edge




March 24 | Ninja Theory | Link | Co-Op Competitive Action
Ninja Theory (Hellblade, DmC, Enslaved) is taking its melee combat chops and building something that looks like Borderlands meets Overwatch.

Doom 64




March 20 | id Software | Link | FPS

PC gamers are finally getting the N64 Doom, and it’s also a preorder bonus for Doom Eternal. Of course there’s some visual improvements, but we don’t know if much else will justify the (currently unknown) standalone price tag.

Half-Life: Alyx



March 23 | Valve | Link | VR

They did it. The madmen, they did it. It’s not quite Half-Life 3, but it is a full-length Half-Life game starring Alyx Vance, all played in VR, so it might as well be.

Naraka: Bladepoint



"Early 2020" | 24 Entertainment | Link | Action

24 Entertainment, a Chinese studio, revealed a trailer for its slick and stylish multiplayer melee action game that promises a "boundless movement system" that enables players to climb, hang, wall-run, and more, aided by an "aim-at-whatever-you-want" grappling hook. We're a little fuzzy on how it all works—there are block and parry systems but no actual block or parry buttons. The trailer also shows players grappling, swinging, climbing, and wall-running all over the place. It's expected to arrive early in 2020.

The Biggest Games of 2020
There are tons of new games coming in 2020, but only some can truly knock it out of the park. Here's what we're most looking forward to, and what we think will be the biggest games of the year.

Half-Life: Alyx



March 23 | Valve | Link | VR

They did it. The madmen, they did it. It’s not quite Half-Life 3, but it is a full-length Half-Life game starring Alyx Vance, all played in VR, so it might as well be.

Doom Eternal




March 20 | id Software | Link | FPS

Doom Eternal brings hell to Earth, a nice change of setting from 2016's excellent reboot. Expect to fight twice as many demons in this installment, using a brutal upgraded armory. This includes a new version of the Super Shotgun, which features a grapple-friendly 'meat hook' on the end, and hopefully a ton more ludicrous weapon mods.

Cyberpunk 2077

 September 17 | CD Projekt Red | Link | RPG

Hackers, limbs with swords in them, and Keanu Reeves—what more can we ask for?
The team behind The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt turn the classic tabletop game into a full-fledged adventure. Cyberpunk 2077 was originally planned for April, but will now release in September after a delay.

Halo Infinite

 2020 | 343 Industries | Link | FPS

We now know that Halo Infinite will be a launch title for the next gen Xbox "Scarlett." It's also coming to PC. We didn't get to see any gameplay at E3 2019, just the spiffy story trailer you see above.

Dying Light 2




2020? | Techland | Link | Open world

For all it’s glorious zombie parkour, the original Dying Light really failed to give players a narrative worth remembering. Techland clearly wants to change that by bringing on writing powerhouse Chris Avellone (of KOTOR 2, Pillars of Eternity, and Fallout: New Vegas fame) so it can give you more a more compelling reason to hopscotch the undead. Narrative choices in-game will alter the world, like a certain faction constructing additional outposts and unfurling banners across walls, which you can slide down like a drunken musketeer. As for the zombies, they’re more likely to hide from the sun now, but that makes their dark indoor dens that much more dangerous and lucrative for brave (read: totally dead) acrobats. Dying Light 2 has been delayed from its original "spring 2020" window and doesn't yet have a new planned release.

Death Stranding

 June 2 | Kojima Productions | Link | Geopolitical QWOP

Hideo Kojima's first game since unshackling himself from Konami and buddying up with Sony. Shockingly, we get a PC release only half a year or so after the PS4 debut, if estimates are to be believed. Reconnect a post-apocalyptic America by delivering packages and establishing network links. As you can imagine, that's the simplest description of a Kojima game we can write without writing a college dissertation.

Kerbal Space Program 2

 2020, possibly 2021 | Star Theory | Link | Space Sim

The little green weirdos are back, this time with an easier tutorial system so you crash and burn with a little less frequency. There's also space colony building, interstellar travel, multiplayer, and continued mod support.

Microsoft Flight Simulator



 2020 | Asobo | Link | Flight Sim (duh)

Asobo and Microsoft are using Bing Maps of all things to scan the known world, including Andy's hometown of Glasgow, with a scary level of detail. Live weather data will factor into flight plans, too.

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

 2020 | Hardsuit Labs | Link | RPG

The vampires of modern day Seattle are missing their leaders, leaving a massive power vacuum for clan leaders to fulfill. You're a newly created vampire (a "thinblood") who gets to waltz into this simmering city and the politics and clashes of its various clans. Check out everything else we know about this long-awaited sequel.

Rainbow Six Quarantine

 "Next Fiscal Year" | Ubisoft Montreal| Link | 3v3 Tactical Shooter

It appears that Rainbow Six Siege's popular Outbreak mode was a sort of proof of concept, with alien zombies and some recognizable operators hunting them down. Ubisoft says of Quarantine: "What Siege is to the PvP shooter genre, we will be to PvE co-op." There's a chance this one comes out in 2021, what with Ubi's delay.

Watch Dogs Legion

 "Next Fiscal Year" | Ubisoft | Link | Action RPG

Another victim of Ubi's decision to delay some key titles. You'll get to take on a fascistic government in modern-day London, and damn near anyone you meet (and their unique talents) can be recruited to the cause of overthrowing them. Will Ubi finally take a meaningful political stance? Probably not, but look! Piggy masks!

Total War Saga: Troy


2020 | Creative Assembly | Link | Strategy

The Total War Saga games (of which this is only the second) focus on a very specific period of time. We've got the classic war between the Greeks and the Trojans across the Aegean, secret agents, no cavalry, and special troops designed to evoke the origins of mythic beasts, like a minotaur who's just a big dude wearing a bull's head cap. Check out everything else we know.


Marvel's Avengers

 September 4 | Square Enix | Link | Action RPG

Kamala Khan aims to get the Avengers back together in this action RPG with single-player, co-op, multiplayer, and an all new tale divorced from the MCU. We keep getting some vague Destiny vibes what with the apparent focus on replayability.

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