It’s an exciting time for console gaming this year! If you’re on the lookout for the best games to play during your spare time at home (because the majority of us are still working from home, thanks Miss Rona! *rolls eyes*), you’re in for a treat! Whatever the case, our list of console games is packed with action-adventures, RPGs, and simulations that you should play at least once in your life – from Naughty Dog’s The Last Of Us Part 2 to Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you sure wouldn’t get bored at home!

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Here are our top picks for the best new ~and upcoming~ games on PlayStation, XBOX, Nintendo Switch, and PC this 2020:

 

Best New & Upcoming Video Games Of 2020

 

PlayStation

 

The Last Of Us Part 2

Release date: June 19, 2020

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The Last Of Us Part 2 is the follow-up to the successful PS4 game of the same name. This stunning action-adventure sequel follows the journey of 19-year old Ellie who sets out for revenge and becomes involved in a conflict between a cult in the post-apocalyptic United States and militia. For those unfamiliar with the game, you’ll get to join Ellie on her relentless and nail-biting journey to carry out justice and find closure from the disruption of a violent event. PS. The graphics are so crazy realistic. 10/10 would recommend it!

Buy The Last Of Us Part 2 Now!

 

Check out this non-spoiler review of The Last Of Us Part 2 from Screen Kings:

 


Mortal Kombat 11

Release date: May 26, 2020

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Mortal Kombat 11 is a new addition to the iconic Mortal Kombat franchise. This famous video game promises to bring you closer to your characters to the point that you can feel every move, made possible through the enhanced and improved graphics that will showcase every skull-shattering, eye-popping moment of the game.

Buy Mortal Kombat 11 Now!

 

XBOX

 

Minecraft Dungeons

Release date: May 26, 2020

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For fans of Minecraft, you’ll get to conquer the Minecraft universe again in an all-new adventure! Minecraft Dungeons takes you on an epic journey as it features a handful of weapons to find, enemies to defeat, and wonderful treasures to discover. You have the opportunity to play alone or team up with three of your friends to defeat the malicious Arch-Illager.

Buy Minecraft Dungeons Now!

 


Evan’s Remains

Release date: June 11, 2020

Available on: Kinguin (Get Up to 3% Cashback)

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Arguably one of the best mystery-thriller puzzle adventure releases of the year, Evan’s Remains brings you on a journey about finding a missing boy named Evan. The narrative of the game is inspired by Japanese graphic adventure games that combine logic-based puzzles, something the gamers with good concentration would enjoy playing.

Buy Evan's Remains Now!

 

 

Nintendo Switch

 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Release date: March 20, 2020

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One of the breakout games in the era of social distancing is Animal Crossing: New Horizons. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s a social simulation game that allows you to build your own island. You can upgrade your house, farm, and invite villagers to your customized paradise. Perhaps this is a great game to stay connected with your circle if you can’t go out of the house yet due to the community quarantine.

Buy Animal Crossing: New Horizons Now!

 

Also read: Best Nintendo Switch Games You Should Be Playing Right Now

 


Xenoblade Chronicles

Release date: May 29, 2020

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Xenoblade Chronicles is a critically-acclaimed RPG. Get to discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against a seemingly-unbeatable mechanical menace. Complete your Nintendo Switch experience by getting a hand of this fantasy and science fiction role-playing video game.

Buy Xenoblade Chronicles Now!

 

 

PC

 

DIRT 5

Release date: November 1, 2020

Available on: Gamersgate (Get 4.5% Cashback)

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DIRT 5 is said to be the most ambitious title yet in Codemaster’s legendary off-road franchise. For hardcore racing game fans, this is the game for you! Master over 70 routes in 10 global locations, create highlight-reel moments, test your driving skills through objective-based modes, and enjoy the photo mode that captures your greatest car racing moments.

Pre-Order DIRT 5 Now!

 

Port Royale 4

Release date: September 25, 2020

Available on: Gamersgate (Get 4.5% Cashback)

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Port Royale 4 is a PC game that allows you to take control of a colony as a young and ambitious governor to manage and grow your settlement into a bustling trader city. Prepare to sail and join the colonial powers of Spain, England, France, and the Netherlands in their fight for supremacy of the Caribbean in the 17th century.

Pre-Order Port Royale 4 Now!

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