The year 2020 will not disappoint you in terms of sequels and remakes of the most anticipated games on a number of platforms. 2020 is only a few days away, and it looks the most compelling one giving way to next-gen consoles with killer games resting on top. 2020 will proudly see the launch of titles that are most searched for, probably games of the decade. Many such video games were originally slated for 2019 release, but few titles got postponed to 2020, thus adding to the swelling gaming list of the year.
Let us have a roundup of the best PS4 games in AAA and Indie category that you can look forward to and be excited about. I have tried to cover first-party and major third-party releases. Along with the names have listed out their proposed timelines. This will help you to set up reminders wherever you want. Let us scroll through the titles you all would have been waiting for!
The Best Games Coming in 2020 on PS4
January Release – Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
On January 17, get a taste of the Dragon Ball Z world. You can fight, do fishing and eat them, and also get trained in the Japanese anime cinematic DRAGON BALL Z: KAKAROT! In the action-packed role-playing game, developed by CyberConnect2, you will get a chance to see Buu Arc and experience Goku beyond the epic battles.
Apart from Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, there are few more names that can be added to your games’ bucket list of PS4
- Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack– January 14
- Mega Man Zero/ZX Legacy Collection– January 21
- Moons of Madness– January 21
- Kingdom Hearts 3: Re Mind DLC- January 23/25
- Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition– January 23
- Journey to the Savage Planet– January 28
- Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire– January 28
February Release – Darksiders Genesis
To be released on February 14, Darksiders Genesis looks similar to its parent game launched 10 years ago. It promises action coupled with an adventure amidst “demons, angels, and everything in-between on its way to Hell and back”. If you love the relationship between war and strife then this game is for you.
February has few more games lined up for PS4 platform. Scroll below for confirmed February 2020 PlayStation4 dates in chronological order.
- Zombie Army 4: Dead War– February 4
- The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Tactics– February 4
- Yakuza 5 Remastered– February 11
- Darksiders Genesis– February 14
- Warriors Orochi 4 Ultimate– February 14
- Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition– February 14
- Dreams– February 14
- Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle– February 18
- Two Point Hospital– February 25
- Conan Chop Chop– February 25
- Infliction: Extended Cut– February 25
- Overpass– February 27
- Marvel’s Iron Man VR– February 28
- Romance of The Three Kingdoms 14– February 28
- One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows– February 28
- Azur Lane: Crosswave – February
March Release – Final Fantasy VII Remake
The last release of Final Fantasy VII Remake happened in 2015. After a wait of 5 long years, its first episode is reaching you on 03.03.2020 on PlayStation 4. FF7R will be pure wistfulness for the 1997 generation who can now re-imagine the iconic originals with unforgettable characters. The plot covers the Midgar portion of the beginning and is set in a mind-blowing story, and epic battles. To play, all you need is two Blu-ray discs.
March Release – Nioh 2
Another title that you can look forward to adding in the playing list is Nioh 2, which is a prequel to Nioh. Out on March 13, it will follow Nioh in terms of settings. It will be a historical fiction set in the era of 1500s in Japan. Other names which can end your March on good note include
- Final Fantasy 7 Remake– March 3
- Nioh 2– March 13
- My Hero One’s Justice 2– March 13
- La Mulana 1 & 2: Hidden Treasures Edition– March 17
- Fairy Tail– March 20
- Doom Eternal– March 20
- Doom 64– March 20
- One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4– March 27
- Persona 5 Royal– March 31
Quarter 2 is the most exciting one with majors launching in! It is guaranteed that the names will leave you confused. Check them out yourself!
April Release – Resident Evil 3 Remake
Sony plans to keep your April super busy with titles of the decade- Resident Evil 3, Cyberpunk 2077, and more. “Resident Evil 3” makes a comeback to PlayStation 4 on 3rd April 2020. It will be survival-horror classic, a modern remake of Resident Evil 2. You will get a first-hand chance to experience Jill Valentine’s encounter with the unrelenting Nemesis. RE 3 is likely to reunite us with Project Resistance, Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliveria, and the unforgettable horrid character Nemesis.
April Release – Cyberpunk 2077
The next in line is the most hyped game of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077 that is seeing its day on April 16. The team CD Projekt Red promises Cyberpunk 2077 to be more ravishing than The Witcher 3. Mark your calendars and get set for the day.
Other April titles will not disappoint you either if you still have some spare time left.
- Resident Evil 3– April 3
- Cyberpunk 2077– April 16
- Trials of Mana– April 24
- Predator: Hunting Grounds– April 24
- Minecraft: Dungeons– Sometime in April
May Release – Marvel’s Avengers
Marvel’s Avengers by Crystal Dynamics is an action cum adventure video game. It is refurbished Avengers’ story of convening Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. Crystal Dynamics had kept the project under wraps for more than 2 years. Now they have set the release date as May 15. You can expect it to be another chartbuster game of 2020.
May Release – Wasteland 3
May 2020 has two more titles to hold up the excitement. Let us first talk about Wasteland 3– “1987,” a sequel to Wasteland 2. Playable in a single-player, the video game has been developed by inXile Entertainment. The trailer impresses with Wasteland 3 turning out to be more snowy and svelte in comparison to its journey of the last five years.
May Release – The Last Of Us Part II
Launching on May 29, The Last Of Us Part II is exclusive to Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is another action cum adventure-thriller. The launch has been delayed to make it PS 5 compliant. There are high chances that there will be no “loading screens” at all in TLOU 2. You can expect a massive leap into providing a seamless experience on gameplay.
If you have spare time from the iconic releases of April and May then you can plan with the below titles
- Marvel’s Avengers– May 15
- Wasteland 3– May 19
- Maneater– May 22
- The Last of Us Part 2– May 29
- Fast & Furious: Crossroads– May 29
The above list had definitive dates to them. But 2020 has still more in store. Don’t panic if you cannot see your favourite among them. Presenting few more targeted for PS4 Q1 or early 2020 which don’t have exact dates. Let us have a look at them
- Warlander– early 2020
- Spellbreak– early 2020
- KungFu Kickball– early 2020
- Hellpoint– early 2020
- Phogs– early 2020
- Boundary– Q1
- The Complex– Q1
- Bite The Bullet– Q1
- Ary and the Secret of Seasons– Q1
- Nine Witches: Family Disruption– Q2
- Twin Breaker: A Sacred Symbols Adventure – Q1
Summer Release – Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima, considered to be one of the most awaited games on PS4, is scheduled for the summer 2020 release. It will continue the trend of excitement set by earlier titles. The news about the title was dropped way back in 2017. The new version retains the settings of feudal Japan. The enticing teaser shows that the game will be an action-adventure coupled with traditional sword fighting.
The period of June – September which includes Q3, spring and summer 2020 has some releases happening. Check out the titles and book your calendars
- Spacebase Startopia– Q3
- Dying Light 2– spring
- Project Sakura Wars– spring
- Empire of Sin– spring
- Warborn– spring
- Inertial Drift– spring
- Omno– spring
- Insurgency: Sandstorm– spring
- Iron Harvest– September 1
- Outriders– summer
- Planet Coaster– summer
- Remothered: Broken Porcelain– summer
- Ghost of Tsushima– summer
- Legend of Heroes: Hajimari no Kiseki (Trails of the Beginning) – summer
Late 2020 Release On PS 5- Godfall
Godfall was announced during The Game Awards 2019 exclusive to PS5. It will be released during the holidays 2020. Developed by Counterplay Games, it will be the first game from them. It falls in the genre of action role-playing, more of a “third-person fantasy looter-slasher focused on melee combat.”
The fourth quarter of the year, fall and holiday 2020 will witness disruption in the market with the launch of next-gen consoles PS5 and Xbox Series X. Some titles have planned their release around them which include the names as below
- Port Royale 4– Q4
- Dark Envoy– late 2020
- Godfall– late 2020
2020 – LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
Before closing, I would like to drop a note about LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga that has no date except sometime in 2020. Considered to be the most ambitious LEGO Star Wars game to date, it is the “sixth entry in TT Games’ Lego Star Wars series of video games and the successor to Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
This post has tried to cover only the best and exciting titles coming on PS4 and probably PS5 too. Let me know in the comments section which game you are excited about. You can suggest if I have missed out on any title that you wanted to see here.