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16, 01, 2020 | The G FUEL Team | comments(0)

10 Best RPG Video Games Coming In 2020

From Cyberpunk 2077 and Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot to the Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Dying Light 2, there are plenty of RPG games to look forward to this year. But how do you know what games will be worth your time and money? Here are our picks for the 10 best RPG video games releasing in 2020. Think you can guess our #1 choice?

10. Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Release Date: January 16, 2020
Platform: PS4

 

The latest installment in the long-lived Yakuza franchise releases very soon. The game will be released in Japan on January 16th and will make its way across the world sometime later during the year when they can port it successfully. This will also be the eighth installment of the series and is heavily anticipated by many as the game that can propel the franchise into the limelight once again.

9. Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

Release Date: January 17, 2020
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

 

Dragon Ball Z is one of the world’s most popular anime series. The newest Dragon Ball Z game will follow Goku throughout some of the most epic and notable battles that he endures throughout the anime. In the past, we have had Dragon Ball Z games that aim to give the feeling of being Goku as they are solely fighting games. This time around, we are getting a full-fledged RPG that is coming very soon. In what should be the best Dragon Ball Z game we have ever seen, this new look open-world RPG game is for sure a game to look out for.

Read more:

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot For PC Review And Rating

PAX West 2019 - Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Preview

8. Wasteland 3

Release Date: May 19, 2020
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

 

The next iteration of the Wasteland series is also set to release in 2020. It was showcased heavily during E3 2019. During 2014, Wasteland 2 was a heavily claimed RPG game developed by inXile Entertainment. The game was centered around getting out of this nuclear-ravished world as you make your way through it and progress your character as the story goes on. The next version of the Wasteland series is set in a frozen tundra-like setting, and it will be interesting to see how the story plays out in this one!

7. Starfield

Release Date: TBA
Platforms:
TBA

 

This is the latest RPG game developed by Bethesda, who is behind series such as Fallout and Elder Scrolls which we will touch on later. We know little to nothing about Starfield. All we know is that it was showcased at E3 2018 and it was slated to be a release for the next generation consoles. We hope we’ll get something on it during E3 2020. And with the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 releasing later in 2020, perhaps we’ll get a Starfield release date at that time. 

6. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord

Release Date: March 2020
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

 

Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord is coming 12 years after the original’s release and another 12 years after the expansion pack released for the PS3. The style of gameplay that Mount and Blade offers is very unique, as there is a heavy emphasis on siege style gameplay. The game was originally announced in 2012, and fans have been wondering if the game will ever come out. Expect a lot of slow and methodical gameplay out of Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord.

5. Dying Light 2

Release Date: December 31, 2020 according to Walmart, although the date could be a placeholder
Platforms:
PS4, Xbox One, and PC

 

Techland’s Dying Light is one of the best survival/horror RPG games ever released. The original was released in 2015 and was critically-acclaimed. For more information about the game, here’s a description from dyinglightgame.com

The fate of the city is in your hands.

It’s been 15 years since humanity lost to the virus.

The last great human settlement exists within an unforgiving, infected world, plunged into a modern dark age. During the day, bandits, factions and starving survivors roam the streets scavenging for scraps - or someone to take them from, by violence if necessary. At night the infected roam free, evacuating their dark hideouts to prey on the living.

You are Aiden Caldwell, an infected survivor. Your exceptional agility and brutal combat skills make you a powerful ally and a valuable commodity in this dangerous world. You can achieve things no one else can. Enter places no one else dares. With your unique abilities you have the power to be an agent of change within this decaying metropolis.

4. Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Release Date: April 10, 2020
Platform:
PS4

 

Announced during E3 2019, this game was one that made the entire venue erupt when it was showcased. The Final Fantasy series has been around for decades now. We have seen countless games released during the series lifespan, but there are some games that hold a special place in fans’ hearts. Final Fantasy 7 is one of these games. Originally released for the PlayStation, the game is heavily praised by fans of the series. It is also seen as the game that makes or breaks the entire storyline of the Final Fantasy/Kingdom Hearts saga. 

Read more: PAX West 2019 - Final Fantasy VII Remake Preview

3. Elder Scrolls 6

Release Date: Hopefully 2020
Platforms:
TBA

 

The Elder Scrolls series is perhaps Bethesda’s largest and best series. The series has spanned five games so far, each coming years apart and each being Game of The Year in their own rights. The last iteration of the Elder Scrolls was Skyrim in 2013. it was one of the best games of the decade without a doubt, and fans are still enjoying it to this day. We know essentially nothing about the next Elder Scrolls series. All we have about the game is their official announcement teaser, basically confirming that it is coming soon. With the next generation consoles coming late 2020, that may be the time we see the next Elder Scrolls game. We can only speculate for now.

2. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Release Date: TBA
Platform: Switch

 

The direct sequel to the best Nintendo Switch game of all time was showcased during E3 2019. it The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 will once again follow Link and his journey after the events of the original Breath of The Wild. The latter is arguably one of the best games of the decade. Nintendo developed a masterpiece, and it is seen as the must-have Switch game for those who have not played it yet. We can potentially expect a release date of late 2020, but we will have to wait and see if Nintendo showcases any more information about it in the near future. 

1. Cyberpunk 2077

Release Date: September 17, 2020
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, and PC

 

We don’t think there is a more anticipated game coming in 2020 for all platforms than CD Projekt Red’s next open-world RPG, Cyberpunk 2077. With the world talking about this game during its announcement at E3 2019, we do not know much about how the gameplay will look for this new title. However, we know who the developers of this title are: the masterminds behind The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt, which has been in a lot of people’s game of the decade discussions as of late. If this game is even half of what The Witcher 3 is, it will still be a fantastic game. Be sure to check out Cyberpunk 2077 when it drops on September 17, 2020!

Read more:

Top 12 Video Games To Look Forward To In 2020

Here Are All The Video Games Being Released In 2020

 

Top image via cyberpunk.net

This article was written by Nick Farrell, an experienced journalist who aims to provide insightful and proactive articles daily.