The best games to be released in 2020 (part 2)

Iron Man VR

(28 February, PSVR)

Surely the prospect to become Tony Stark and strap on the Iron Man suit may be a computer game gimme? A retired Stark is forced to travel up against long-time Iron Man antagonist Ghost, scorching through the skies while holding your hands out and shouting ‘pew pew!’

Final Fantasy VII Remake

(3 March, PS4)

The feverishly anticipated remake of 1 of gaming’s most sacred texts is looking better whenever we see it. Much more than a visible tickle -gorgeous because it is- this version of FFVI has new characters, new locations and a totally revamped combat system. So big developer Square are releasing it in episodes so as to not perform. Or dropping everything during a clumsy demo leak, but the primary episode should be spectacular nonetheless.

Final Fantasy 7

(20 March, PS4, Xbox One, PC, Stadia, Switch)

Id’s heavy metal shooter usually pitches you into hell to blast chunks out of demons during a giddy, bullet-fuelled ballet. This point hell involves Earth, meaning its time to, you guessed it, blast chunks out of demons during a giddy, bullet-fuelled ballet. A desecrated home turf and new foes should up the variability but if it are often as deliciously thrilling as its predecessors then we are certain a bloody treat.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

(20 March, Switch)

The highly anticipated return of Nintendo’s life-simulation arrives on Switch this year, once more tasking you with build up your own bucolic village and being constantly harassed by a cash-hungry raccoon. Tom Nook notwithstanding, New Horizons looks a pleasant escape with new crafting and native and online co-op play.

Half-Life: Alyx

Half-Life: Alyx

(March TBC, Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift/Quest, Windows Mixed Reality)

It’s been almost thirteen years since the last Half-Life game. Thirteen! This computer game spin-off starring Alyx Vance won’t be Half-Life 3, but it’s like an authentic trip into Half-Life’s extraordinary world. Developer Valve has said that this is often not a side-story, but the ‘next chapter’ in Half-Life and reportedly as substantial as Haf-Life 2.