The most anticipated game of 2020

Cyberpunk 2077

Genre: Role-playing game

Developer: CD Projekt RED

Publisher: CD Projekt RED

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia

Release date: 16 APR 2020

Fans of “the Witcher” and fans of role-playing games for many years waiting for Cyberpunk 2077. In April, the game is finally released and we can all go to the metropolis of night city in the role of a mercenary employed by a search device that allows immortality.

Unlike The Witcher 3, which probably can be called action-adventure with RPG elements in the Cyberpunk 2077 role-playing system will be much larger. In particular, it will allow you to create your own character and choose his biography, which will affect some lines. Also, the game will be three classes, although will allow to develop in any direction without restrictions — what abilities are interesting, and they can be pumped.

Since the game is set in the future, and the skill the hero will acquire, from hacking turrets to gain control over implants and even disable them. If you prefer to rely on firearms, and not to engage in hacking and crawling through the vents, this variant is also possible — firing promise to make user-friendly, not like in Deus Ex.

Elden Ring

Genre: Action

Developer: FromSoftware

Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release date: 2020

Elden Ring are expected not only fans of FromSoftware and Miyazaki Hidetaka, but fans of George R. R. Martin — on this project he works together with the creators of Dark Souls. At first it was hard to believe the rumors about this unexpected collaboration, but it really is. Sorry, known about the game, not so much.

Development Elden Ring began immediately after it was made the third addition to Dark Souls III. According to Miyazaki, the game will offer much more freedom than the last works of the Studio. Don’t expect an open world with densely populated settlements as in some of The Witcher 3, but the territory is large enough so that it can investigate on horseback.

The game will be more like Dark Souls than Sekiro. It again focuses on the role component, and the main character should be created in the editor. What exactly don’t need to worry about are the bosses — they will be one of the most important components, and FromSoftware are confident that we will be able to offer a wide variety of large and dangerous opponents, who will again be needlessly stress the players.

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Genre: Strategy

Developer: Rebellion

Publisher: Rebellion

Platform: PC

Release date: 2020

After 15 years of war between North and South will get a sequel. We will again become an evil genius and try to subjugate the whole world, acting from their own villainous lair. Have to train the rank and file bad guys, manage the operations and to protect against the forces of law and order — all as before, but with more modern graphics.

As promised by the developers, to capture the whole world will be offered hundreds of opportunities, from the division of Alaska and the sale of the British Royal family before the kidnapping of the governors. For all that will require skilled servants, and from the available professionals will be a lot of workers to any style of play.

To protect yourself from enemies you need using a network of traps to uninvited guests did not climb where do not ask. Here too, the options will be many: and pinball flippers, and poisonous clouds, and magnets with fans, and many other dangers that will come up with the eggheads in the service of the forces of evil. The result is a real citadel of evil, which obzaviduetsya any villain from James bond.

HalfLife: Alyx

Genre: Shooter

Developer: Valve

Publisher: Valve

Platforms: PC (VR)

Release date: March 2020

It’s hard to believe, but we waited for a new Half-Life. And it will be released in March. However, estimate it will not all — Half-Life: Alyx will be exclusive to virtual reality helmets. Fortunately, the game supports all available on PC hats, so to spend a fortune on the Valve Index is not necessary — just buy something cheaper, for example Go Oculus or Oculus Rift.

The project was created from scratch for virtual reality is not just an attempt by Valve to attract the audience to stagnant technology. Shooter will offer and exciting fights and interesting puzzles and the interaction with the environment — and most importantly, there will be a full-fledged storyline with dialogue and characters. And since the main character will be Alix, not Gordon
for the first time in the history of the series, the protagonist will speak.

Events Alyx occur between the first and second Half-Life. After the incident in Black Mesa, the population was herded into the cities Alliance. Alyx and her father Eli to organize resistance, to conduct necessary research and create weapons that allow people to repel the aliens.

Iron Harvest

Genre: RTS

Developer: KING Art

Publisher: Deep Silver

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release date: September 1, 2020

Iron Harvest offers to plunge into the strange universe, an alternate reality of the twenties of the last century. While Europe is trying to recover after the First world war, farmers in rural areas find the remains of walking dieselpunk robots participating in the battle on the battlefield. And because over Europe looms a new threat that these machines again have to use.

Will choose from three different from each other faction with forty types of units, and nine unique heroes. In addition to the single-player campaign, divided into three separate twenty-story and missions, Iron Harvest will boast cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes, and the ability to customize the interface to suit your needs.

According to the creators, they interviewed several thousand fans strategies in real time to find out what they like most in this genre and what they would like to see in the game. The result will be Iron Harvest “RTS fans for RTS” — the bar is raised high, but so far the game looks at least interesting, especially given the support for add-ons after release.

Kings Bounty II

Genre: Strategy, RPG

Developer: 1C Entertainment

Publisher: 1C Entertainment

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release date: 2020

King’s Bounty II promises a fresh perspective on the famous series of fantasy role-playing games. Here and step-by-step tactical battles, and an interesting adventure with a nonlinear storyline, and a lot of bright events, characters, and moral dilemmas — the creators say that every decision can change the fate of the world.

The sequel will talk about the looming over the territory Antars threat — its long-distance lines were affected by the Destruction that infects the land and people. Creatures turn into monsters, refugees are flocking into the Kingdom Nostra, food is not enough. In the role of one of three characters, the player must determine the fate of Antara and make decisions that will affect the future of every living soul.

The main innovations in the sequel relate to the phase of the fighting. Now the battle will take place on the sidelines of the three-dimensional terrain and unique obstacles like ravines, hills and vehicles, thus achieved the tactical diversity in these episodes. In addition, the number of soldiers on the battlefield corresponds to the actual size of the units and during a battle can occur unexpected events that can change the balance of power.

Marvels Avengers

Genre: Action

Developer: Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal

Publisher: Square Enix

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia

Release date: may 15, 2020

After the resounding success of “the Avengers” in the movie it was obvious that sooner or later will be big-budget game with their participation. In Marvel’s Avengers will be told a brand new story that starts at a solemn event dedicated to the opening of the headquarters of the Avengers, and will continue the decay of the order because of a tragic incident in which a detachment of the accused.

In the five years after that time to be a new organization, but it becomes obvious that the world is in more danger than ever needs the help of superheroes. The squad is combined and is sent on quests around the world — to pass the mission can be both alone and in cooperative mode, collecting all the team of Iron man, Captain America, Thor and Black Widow.

This is an action-adventure third-person game with RPG elements. In the commercials it was possible to observe approximately the same as in Destiny, the inventory of multi-colored outfit, characteristics and other elements typical for games services. Fans of the universe will be pleased to see the many costumes for all the characters to customize their appearance will let you want.

Nioh 2

Genre: Action, role playing game

Developer: Koei Tecmo

Publisher: Koei Tecmo

Platforms: PlayStation 4

Release date: March 13, 2020

The main character Nioh 2 is not an ordinary person, blood, possessing supernatural powers of the youkai. He will go to Japan the Sengoku period, where it awaits many dangers and explosive (or breaking gamepads, here how to look) action.

In Nioh 2, the developers wanted to leave it better than could boast predecessor. Therefore, the combat system of the second part promises to be no less exciting and rhythmic — and Dodge the blocks won’t disappear, as the fighting stands between which can be smoothly switched during battle. In the sequel there will be new types of weapons that will make the fights a variety and will give players much more possibilities.

The main change is due to the fact that the character has a special scale youkai when completing which he can transform into his demonic alter ego. Its ability to strengthen and appearance depend on the chosen Keeper, which in game three. The authors promise that such metamorphoses will make Nioh 2 much more entertaining than the first part, and smoother, even on normal PS4 sequel will be playable at 60 frames per second.

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Genre: Platformer

Developer: Moon Studios

Publisher: Xbox Game Studios

Platforms: PC, Xbox One

Release date: March 11, 2020

Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be a direct continuation Ori and the Blind Forest 2015. It is the same luxurious and infinitely charming metroidvania in which we go beyond the forest Niebel and learn “the real purpose of” ori.

If the first part of the combat system was primitive, in the sequel she will pay much more attention. Will have to memorize the order of attacks of the opponent, look for weaknesses in enemies and set weapons and abilities for the three slots. There’s a sword, great hammer, bow, throwing items, bombs features order added. Combat ability can be replaced, for example, the healing skill — it all depends on the selected style.

In addition to the double jump and dash, ori learns to use a hook, which will cling to the surface and “fly” to locations. Also, the hero can burrow in sand and emerge, making a higher jump, and damaging hurt on the way to enemies. All skills related to combat and movement can be improved — for example, the bow after the upgrade will be to release a few arrows instead of one.


Genre: Shooter

Developer: People Can Fly

Publisher: Square Enix

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release date: summer 2020

The announcement of the Outriders passed somehow unnoticed, and yet this new shooter from the creators of Bulletstorm. People have already done enough on Earth, and so he went to seek adventure in the alien world. The main character in uncharted planet Enoch, begins to follow a mysterious signal and occurs with aggressive creatures, awaiting new victims.

Outriders will be fun driving action game in the spirit of the previous games of the Studio, which can take place either alone or in the company of two friends. It seems that People Can Fly should be cooperative modern trends, but, on the other hand, the poles declare that for them it is a dream project. He is so ambitious that the development team has increased significantly, and the publisher in Square Enix actively helps the team to make a shooter as good as possible.

Details very little is likely to wait is until next year. It is only known that the story promised to pay enough attention to, and shooting will be as juicy and enjoyable as Bulletstorm. The main thing that in the end failed Rage 2 co — op- there shooting really beautiful, but everything else was very disappointed.

System Shock (remake)

Genre: Action

Developer: Nightdive Studios

Publisher: Nightdive Studios

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release date: 2020

25 years later System Shock brought before the modern audience in a new way. Nightdive Studios, the team responsible for creating the remake of the cult classic, along with some developers and actors had a hand in the original.

Funds for the establishment of a remake has collected on Kickstarter in 2016, and since then players have had the opportunity to evaluate several demo versions. Directly copy all the elements of the System Shock creators will not — according to them, not all components of the game has survived the test of time. In particular, the design of the cards now looks a bit archaic, so some “mazes” will disappear, and some locations will be more open.

The plot for the most part will remain untouched, but a visiting writer Chris Avellone will rewrite some dialogs and try to get rid of some plot holes. The development of the project went very smoothly — it was suspended for lack of budget, the engine had to be replaced on more convenient. But now things seem to have calmed down, and in the coming months we can expect a full release of the remake.


Genre: Action, adventure

Developer: Andrew Shouldice

Publisher: Finji

Platforms: PC, Xbox One

Release date: 2020

It’s hard not to fall in love with the visual style Tunic — a bit angular, but pretty damn cozy for a pleasant lighting and a soothing color palette. And the main character is a Fox, armed with a sword, makes this adventure even more charming. The development of the project for several years has been one person, but the release date always changing.

Tunic is reminiscent of The Legend of Zelda is also a game about exploring the world, concealing a lot of secrets. Character wakes up on the beach and doesn’t remember anything, so it remains only to find the first weapon and slowly walk through locations. Amnesia does not interfere with the hero to make rifts in eight directions, which is not just useful in battles with enemies.

The game has no pointers, quests and in General words — the world is you need to examine yourself. Further action suggests the environment — if the passage is closed in the bushes, and destroying their weapons Fox received only later, surely it makes sense to return to that place and to move the plot forward. As for the Hob, are common levers, ladders and bridges, opening short paths to already visited locations.

Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Genre: Role-playing game

Developer: Hardsuit Labs

Publisher: Paradox Interactive

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release date: 2020

The protagonist of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 was once a simple man, who lived in Seattle, but was killed after the resurrection was a weak vampire. About survival in the city, torn by a bloody confrontation between vampire clans, tells the sequel of the game fifteen years ago. It’s time!

Studio Troika Games, which released the first Bloodlines, closed in 2005, and since then her staff had to run up on a variety of companies. But on the second part still has some people familiar with this universe, including several of the writers and composer.

In the beginning of the game you will need to select the appearance of the character, his biography and one of three disciplines: the ability to fly and call upon bats, the ability to raise above the ground objects and people, and the ability to use smoke for attacks, disappearances and penetration into hard to reach places. It would be possible to join one of five clans, each of which offer their own unique discipline. Many of the characters, the dialogues with the choice replicas, interesting side quests, explore the world — all what you expect from role-playing games will be here.

Wasteland 3

Genre: Role-playing game

Developer: inXile Entertainment

Publisher: inXile Entertainment

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

Release date: may 19, 2020

Instead of the arid Arizona Wasteland 2 the third part will send players on a cold snowy Colorado, where the local Patriarch sends Rangers to save the land from the three bloodthirsty children. Heroes will build a new database, exploring the post-nuclear winter regions, hire new recruits and get acquainted with the locals, and decide which of them should help.

The budget of the third part is four times more than its predecessor, support Microsoft makes itself felt. The story will be richer and more interesting to explore the world you spent hours and heavy moral dilemmas promise a lot — in a corrupt Colorado is full of hostile factions, the insane cultists and thugs, so blindly trusted even to the Patriarch (especially him!).

One of the main innovations is the ability to pass the storyline campaign in co-op with a friend, and ever will be several points where both the companion must be in the group at the same time. Apparently, some of them didn’t run too far while the other no time for games. You can complete missions together, and to go in different directions with their teams.

Watch Dogs: Legion

Genre: Action

Developer: Ubisoft Toronto

Publisher: Ubisoft

Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia

Release date: 2020

New Watch Dogs once again talks about the city in which you installed total surveillance, and resistance group who fights against the authoritarian regime. However, we used to manage strictly one character (Aiden and Marcus in the first two Watch Dogs), but now the main character can be any resident of London.

All have their features, skills, traits and history. Young people, businessmen, grandparents — all will fit if you have the necessary abilities. To form a team of those people who are better than others cope with their tasks. But if someone is caught by police or killed, he will have to part forever.

The developers promise to add many different types of characters, from the technicians capable of using drones to hyperactive monsters who at any moment can die due to adrenaline rush. It’s not clear whether it is possible with this structure to tell an interesting story, but even if the idea isn’t quite successfully implemented, in the future, it surely will pick up.


This, of course, not all future in a special issue GamesBlender, which will be released on the first Monday of January, you will find a dozen long-awaited game. Looking forward to all these releases and hope that the launch of the new generation consoles publishers will make even more surprises.


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