100+ Rad af Games that Might Come Out in 2020

First off, I created a playlist of all the games mentioned here. If you don't care about my snark and just want to see more than 100 games that you might get a chance to play in the next 364 days, check it out:

Otherwise, enjoy the snark list!

Games that aren't in the Wiki yet so I put them at the start of the playlist:

  • Chained Echoes
  • Creature Keeper
  • Flynn: Son of Crimson
  • King's Bounty 2
  • Little Hellions
  • Oddity (formerly "Mother 4" fangame)
  • Path of Exile 2

Kickstartered games that look neat but won't be out for a while yet:

Games that we didn't really hear anything about in 2019 and who knows what's going on with them:

F's in chat for:

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  • I still don't know what the game actually is, despite it being out in Japan. I just know I will give anything Vanillaware a shot.

  • Hey, it's a cute monster raising/farming/gathering/townsfolk interacting game! Can't have too many of those!

  • Honestly like the game I'm looking forward to this decade most.

  • A game with an Asian protagonist and it's not anime styled???

  • This game deserved a sequel. Lots of cool things in the first game, but lots of room for improvement.

  • It's a Platinum game

  • It's a Platinum game

  • It's like Skyrim, but fun.

  • Also includes Girlfriend Dungeon and Themfriend Dungeon and Cat friend Dungeon.

    That's not a joke. There are women, NB, and, for you aro/ace people out there, cat weapons in this game.

  • I feel bad for any game being published by Dangen.

    But Kayin has been putting his heart and soul and this and deserves it to be just as big of a hit as I Wanna Be The Guy.

  • This game looks disgusting.

  • Cook Serve Delicious pretty much improved over the original CSD restaurant experience in every way possible, so obviously the next game is about being in a food truck.

    Travelling across the country.

    In the post-apocalypse.

  • What if Monsters, but instead of being Pocket, they were... uhhh... I actually have no idea what coro stands for.

    Coroners? Corollaries? Corotation?

  • purdy colours

  • Give me that Switch release, come on.

  • From the makers of Mega Man Ducktales comes... a publishing deal to put out Shinobi Ninja Gaiden.

  • I will only play this game if transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, two-spirited, and any other non-cis people widley approve of it.

    There's is nothing more outdated in 2020 than the idea of a Cyberpunk setting that is cisnormative and believes in the fairy tale of binary gender and binary sex.

  • Hopefully the second game improves the pacing issues of having a high level character die and then having to spend ages grinding to be able to do high level content again.

  • I still can't believe this is happening, Zack.

  • The fucking grimdark aesthetic was always the weakest thing about Diablo and, well, I think Blizzard WISHES that was the worst thing about their 2019, but it made me facepalm pretty bad!

    The mobile game continues to have more promise. Sorry, haters.

  • I have no idea what this game is going to be but that hoverbike looked rad af

  • In the first age, in the first battle, when the shadows first lengthened, one stood. Burned by the embers of Armageddon, his soul blistered by the fires of Hell and tainted beyond ascension, he chose the path of perpetual torment. In his ravenous hatred he found no peace; and with boiling blood he scoured the Umbral Plains seeking vengeance against the dark lords who had wronged him. He wore the crown of the Night Sentinels, and those that tasted the bite of his sword named him...

    T H E D O O M S L A Y E R

  • I honestly put this on here just because we're finally getting a fucking stylus for the Switch hallelujah

  • aaaaaaaa;lshjd;lfkghq

    ITS SO PRETTY

  • It's a From Software game

  • Ok Romero, XCOM but gangsters is a good pitch.

  • What even the fuck is this

  • A cool looking tactics game

  • Looking forward to the sequel to the best Sonic game of the past ten years (you heard me, Mania)

  • just a lil grape trying to do your best

  • Ok Epic, XCOM but Gears is a good pitch.

  • Best Styyyyylllleee 2020 forerunner

  • I WON'T FALTER IN THE FACE OF EVIL!

  • SpooooOOOoooky

  • We have no idea what this game is, but I like the art style?

  • Dogs > Cats sorry people take it up with my allergies

  • Picking up and running with a lot of the design elements Rising Thunder (RIP) introduced into fighting games.

  • I really hope this game does enough to stand out from the literal hundreds of other indie action platformers coming out each year.

  • You say "Hand-drawn animation" and I'm immediately in.

  • The Early Access build of this game looks super interesting.

  • The line "Can't you see I'm blazing?" is said at four minutes and twenty seconds into the full version of Smell of the Game.

  • It's a Supergiant game

  • Just as an interesting narrative experience, I'm willing to bet on this one.

  • Some mad indie developers were just like "Yeah, well what if I made my own Link's Awakening? With Shinesparks! And giant hippos!"

  • This game has been in development since at least 2007.

  • It's a Team Cherry game

  • Part fluid dynamics simulator, part mass murder puzzle game, part uprising against the man?

  • Always down for new spins on 4X.

    Hopefully

  • Still not out, still absolutely adorable.

  • Some good FMV in this

  • They just look so happy to be doing a murder.

  • Hey, it's a cute monster raising/farming/gathering/townsfolk interacting game! Can't have too many of those!

  • ༼ つ ◕_◕ ༽つ

  • Dark government secrets and deserting war, hell yeah.

  • I'll give any fighting game a try.

  • If Cats hasn't ruined cats for you, this game will be a delight.

  • This almost looks like Pendleton Ward made it.

  • What if Pocket Monsters but they jump and scroll.

  • A game made to push physics engines to their breaking point.

  • who called it Murder by Numbers and not... Griddler Killer... I got nothing.

  • I should play VA-11 Hall-A shouldn't I

  • A game equally about hipster coffee shop culture in Melbourne, Australia and the ethics of Necromancy.

  • I'm actually playing through Nioh as of writing this. The story is terrible, but at least its pretty fun to play? I don't think I'll get through the whole thing based on that alone though...

  • Can Suda51 find a way to have amazing boss fights like the first game and have the rest of the game not be complete shit?

  • This just looks like a solid a-one-a-dose.

  • Megaman Battle Network had such a cool battle system and I'm excited that at least someone out there is experimenting with a faster, more energetic version of that, even if it is yet-another-roguelike.

  • The harassment of the Ooblets developers might be the most 2019 thing that happened in 2019.

    Man, fuck 2019.

  • Ori and the Wait for Me to Play the First Game First.

  • Blizzard doubling down on the thing they were worst at with Overwatch (story, single player events) is an odd move, but maybe this will mean they will finally use this as an excuse to make the game easier for PC's to run.

    Naaaaahhhhh.

  • I still cannot believe we're getting a new Panzer Dragoon, even if its a remake.

  • Best Style 2020 frontrunner.

  • Royal is such a letdown. They basically made the game longer (cause that's what the game really needed) and didn't make Shiho a playable character (and actually treat her worse), didn't make anyone gay, and didn't give you a girl version of the MC.

    What's the fucking point?

    Oh yeah, I guess Scramble will be cool to look at cause JRPG doesn't really lend itself to the stylish action game Persona 5 really wanted to be.

  • I remember playing this, in English, at PAX.

    Like almost a decade ago.

  • I really, really, really want this to be the sequel I've waited 15 years for and not a disappointment.

  • I continue to be a sucker for any game that can do snow/winter well.

  • Every time I try to watch the trailer for this game, my brain just sort of melts and I black out until it can solidify again.

  • cute lil boat game

  • Half rice farming, half fast paced combo based action platforming.

  • I'm never going to play Session, but I'm happy it exists. Good skateboarding just stopped existing after a while.

  • SKATE BIRB

  • Again, any developer that has to deal with Dangen Entertainment still has my sympathies.

    Especially this Actraiser meets Mega Man X game.

  • I love Heroes of Might and Magic.

  • See these are the type of rhythm games I can enjoy: where stuff happens on beat, but I'm not expected to perfectly perform or lose (like Crypt of the Necrodancer or something).

  • I personally always felt the bullshit quota in Spelunky (aka the shit that you have no control over that just appears and ruins your run without any possible way of predicting or preventing it), so I probably welcome Derek Yu getting another swing at it more than most.

  • Fuck this game is gorgeous.

  • I think I'll wait on playing Golf Story utnil I see if this is a huge improvement or not.

  • This game reminds me of Gods Will Be Watching but with, like, a point to playing it.

  • Champion Edition

    It seems like a ton of people are getting back into this game this season. Could Capcom finally turn this game around?

  • Keep on riving those old franchises Sega.

  • This game looks REALLY "stock features of Unreal"-y, but the playable Tamarin is just too cute and expressive for me to mind. Hopefully the game ends up being actually better than it seems.

  • I never wanna hear you say

    (Much like Cyberpunk, I defer to the transgender community about this game. But I will say this: it has made my cousin (who is a trans man) very excited.)

  • What if Pocket Monsters actually gave a shit about its 2v2 battle system and made it the central part of the game.

    Also what if Pocket Monsters was an MMO for whatever reason.

  • Boy, that Secret of Mana remake stank.

    Sure hope this one is different.

  • I hope this one will be worth my time.

  • ZELDA LIKE A FOX

  • I might be the only one out there more excited for this Derek Yu game more than Spelunky 2

  • Or, just "UNI[cl-r]" (you-na-clear)

  • Yeah. YEAH! Fuck that vending machine UP, magical glowing deer!

  • Can Blizzard stumble their way out of a bad expanion into a good one or is raising the stakes to new heights yet again just going to cause a bigger disappointment?

  • Finally: A current Yakuza game anyone can jump into without worry about catching up on the rest of the series.

    I feel like this game is going to make this series blow up outside of Japan.