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WorthPlaying's Most Anticipated Games of 2020 - Part 2

by Judy on Jan. 28, 2020 @ 12:01 a.m. PST

Yesterday, we revealed the bottom half of the top 20, and today, we announce what the WP staff considers to be the 10 most anticipated games for 2020. Cue the drumroll, and head on over for the final results!

Editor's Note: Looking for titles #11-20? Look no further:

10. Beyond Good & Evil 2 (PS4/XOne/PC)

Redmond Carolipio: I feel like we've been waiting forever for this title, so the pressure is on for Ubisoft to deliver. The original gave us a well-rounded female hero supported with one of the better character ensembles and story arcs I've experienced. With the tech available, this seems like a near-impossible property to mess up. Plus, I just missed Jade.

Read more WP impressions about Beyond Good & Evil 2

9. Ori and the Will of the Wisps (XOne/PC)

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: Ori and the Blind Forest was one of the most visually striking Metroidvanias ever created. With fast-paced gameplay, exploration, and gorgeous art design, it stood out among its peers. It's no surprise that the sequel, which looks faster and prettier than before, is set to be an excellent follow-up to the original. Returning to the strange wilds with Ori and his friends is looking to be a real treat.

Read more WP impressions about Ori and the Will of the Wisps

8. Marvel's Avengers (PS4/XOne/PC)

Joseph Doyle: Deus Ex Machina and the recent Lara Croft games have been pretty solid in keeping their IPs updated and keeping up with the times. Ever since I played Gex: Enter The Gecko, I knew that Crystal Dynamics wouldn't fail me. I'm interested to see if the writing is able to distinguish itself from the pillars of the previous Marvel movies, such as "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" or perhaps not so much in "Venom." We could all use a well-developed Marvel video game. The best one I remember playing is Lego Marvel Superheroes, which sits at 100% in my Steam library. (Don't worry, original Ultimate Alliance, I still love you.)

Read more WP impressions about Marvel's Avengers

7. Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4/XOne/PC)

David Silbert: Despite a short delay, Final Fantasy VII Remake is nearly here — or, at least, the first part. It's well-known at this point that FF7R is but episode one of what is expected to be a multi-year, generation-spanning series. While Square Enix remains mum about how many games we can expect or even what platforms to expect them on (PS5, anyone?), this first entry certainly has our attention.

With its gorgeous visuals, real-time battle system, and loving re-creation of the city of Midgar, FF7R certainly looks the part. We'll see in a few short months whether it lives up to the hype.

Read more WP impressions about Final Fantasy VII Remake

6. Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)

Andreas Salmen: Samurai games are just plain fun, which is probably why we have seen so many of them in recent years. Unlike Nioh or Sekiro, Ghost of Tsushima looks to be more on the traditional action side. We haven't seen much yet, but what will make or break the experience is how well combat and movement work in the finished product. Given the long wait and limited footage, I am somewhat skeptical, even though Sucker Punch has previously proven that it knows how to craft open worlds and enraging combat scenarios. Since the release is almost around the corner, I'm hoping for more details soon. Healthy skepticism aside, what we have seen so far looks incredibly tempting and awesome, and we are optimistic that it'll turn out all right.

Read more WP impressions about Ghost of Tsushima

5. Resident Evil 3 Remake (PS4/XOne/PC)

Thomas Wilde: I gotta be me. I spent the better part of six months unlocking all the epilogue files in the original RE3, and I'm looking forward to seeing what they've changed, what they haven't, and what they've updated. The first version of Resident Evil 3 is a notorious rush job that nonetheless ended up giving the series many of its most iconic moments, so there's a lot riding on this one.

I just hope it's the last remake for a while. Nostalgia will kill us all if we let it.

Read more WP impressions about Resident Evil 3 Remake

4. Halo Infinite (XSX/XOne/PC)

Adam Pavlacka: Halo launched with the original Xbox, so it's only fitting that Halo Infinite launch as one of the first Xbox Series X-enhanced titles. Plot details are thin, but this is a game that I'm willing to put faith in, especially given the effort that 343 is currently putting behind the console update and PC release of The Master Chief Collection. Given that this is likely to be the first game that Xbox Series X players play (if they don't buy it, they'll try it via GamePass), there is extra pressure on 343 to get it right. Not only are they making a solid game, but they're also expected to make a game that justifies an Xbox Series X purchase. Oh, and it also has to look good on today's hardware to boot. That's no small feat.

Read more WP impressions about Halo Infinite

3. Doom Eternal (Switch/PS4/XOne/PC)

Chris Barnes: Sometimes I boot up 2016's Doom just to make me feel a bit better about dropping $400+ on a graphics card. It ran like dream, played like my best nightmare, and never got old or tiring. With everything we've seen before, I have no doubt in my mind ID Software will once again be releasing a potential game of the year candidate with Doom Eternal.

Read more WP impressions about Doom Eternal

2. The Last of Us: Part II (PS4/)

Rhi "StormyDawn" Mitera: It's going to be really difficult to follow up the success of the first Last of Us. It's possibly the closest thing to flawless that you can find in a video game, and it has had enough awards thrown at it to fill a studio apartment. Naughty Dog appears to be up to the challenge and hasn't shied away from the prospect or tried to play it safe, promising bigger and better and likely more heartbreaking things to come.

Read more WP impressions about The Last of Us: Part II

1. Cyberpunk 2077 (PS4/XOne/PC)

Tony "OUberLord" Mitera: It's easy to remain excited about Cyberpunk 2077, even after its release date has slipped to later this year. CD Projekt Red has been working on this game for quite some time and seems to have taken all the momentum it's gained as a studio from the Witcher series and poured it into this new effort. As much as I enjoyed the Deus Ex series, it seems like Cyberpunk 2077 might end up being even better, between the deeper embrace of cyberpunk and the sheer sprawl of Night City. Every time I've seen the game, it has looked better and better, and I can only imagine that even after all of its delays, it will end up being worth the wait.

Read more WP impressions about Cyberpunk 2077

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