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The 7 most anticipated games of 2020

2020 is shaping up to be a banner year for current-gen consoles.

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Even as the sun begins to set on the era of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there's still a bunch of exciting titles just over the horizon. Here's a handful of the games we're most looking forward to getting our hands on in 2020.

Doom Eternal

March 20

Bethesda (PS4, Xbox, Stadia and PC)

Gory first-person shooters are basically the little black dress of gaming: they never go out of style. Now the granddaddy of them all is back and still metal AF, with all the outrageous weapons, hideous demons, and over-the-top action that made its predecessors so ridiculously fun.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

March 20

Nintendo (Switch)

Hellspawn and headshots not your thing? You can always count on Nintendo to deliver family-friendly hijinks with rock-solid gameplay. The upcoming installment of the super chill, intensely adorable sandbox franchise will let you built your own island paradise to get away from it all.

Resident Evil 3

April 3

Capcom (PS4, Xbox)

Following on the tremendous success of 2019's Resident Evil 2 remake, Capcom is back with more zombie-blasting survival horror. Expect more terror around every corner and a whole lot of ooey-gooey headshots.

Final Fantasy VII Remake

April 10

Square Enix (PS4)

It's been a long wait for Final Fantasy fans since Square Enix first announced Remake in 2015. This modernized version of the 1997 genre-defining classic promises to expand upon FFVII's notoriously complex story and enrich the depth of its much-loved characters. But can it possibly live up to more than two decades of hype?

Ghost of Tsushima

Summer 2020

Sucker Punch (PS4)

This open-world, action-adventure stealth game takes place in 13th-century Japan, just as the Mongol army begins its invasion. As the warrior Jin Sakai, you'll be forced to abandon the honorable traditions of the samurai in favor of some new guerilla-style tactics to stave off the threat.

The Last of Us 2

May 29

Naughty Dog (PS4)

Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic survival horror game returns, this time with Ellie taking the reins. The developer's kept a tight lid on the plot so far, but the first game's impeccable visuals and rich, resonant characters are enticement enough for players looking to jump back into this beautifully broken world.

Cyberpunk 2077

September 17

CD Projekt Red (PS4, Xbox, Stadia and PC)

CD Projekt Red's long-awaited follow-up to the hugely successful Witcher 3 drops players into a dystopian near-future California, armed with all variety of cybernetic enhancements to allow for a guns-blazing or stealth approach to gameplay. Also, did we mention Keanu Reeves plays a dude named Johnny Silverhands?

This is by no means an exhaustive list of all the great stuff coming out in 2020. With the impending release of two new consoles, there's probably more than a few major releases waiting in the wings that we don't even know about yet. Will we see sequels to Grand Theft Auto, Breath of the Wild or God of War this year? Fingers crossed.

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