Top 10 Most Anticipated Xbox Games 2020
January 14, 2020 at 2:57pm
By Jason Stettner
With 2019 having wrapped up at this point, it's time to take a look at the biggest games of 2020 for Xbox. Or, at least the ones that look the most interesting and showcase this platform best. The games come from a variety of platforms and genres presenting what I feel are the most exciting game releases to look out for over the upcoming year.
These titles are also picked based on that they most likely will be releasing over the next year. The same was thought for the list last year and some of those were still held back. Delays do happen, but I feel that most of these are a lock. That's may be why some are included, I also like to pick some strange ones as it presents more variety. With that, here are the top 10 Most Anticipated Xbox Games of 2020.
#10: Bleeding Edge
While I haven’t necessarily spent much time with this one, I could see how this multiplayer focused title could do well on the platform. Mix in the modern features such as cross-play and this being a more affordable title outside of being on Xbox Game Pass. There’s certainly potential for this one to do well, and it’s Ninja Theory so I’m ready to go.
A completely different sort of game, I enjoy survival titles and cooperative elements. There’s crafting, a larger than life type of world setting and it’s interesting. This could be one of the big surprises next year depending on the scale of this one, especially since you’re just a tiny person in a large world.
#8: Minecraft Dungeons
I’m actually really excited about this one as it could be an awesome title rich with replayability. I adore Minecraft in general, and adding cooperative dungeon crawling to that does make sense. I’m really looking forward to truly diving into what this provides as it could be a gem of the next year. I would assume Xbox would be the lead platform for this one, to take advantage of those consoles most.
#7: Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori is back bringing intense platforming action, gorgeous visuals and one most likely emotionally charged narrative behind it all. The first game took the industry by force using heart, and also presenting a good challenge as well. I’m excited to see what they’re doing with this one.
#6: DOOM Eternal
The last DOOM was just straight up badass action so I can’t wait to go Eternal with a fresh setting and what seems to just be an expansion upon the epic gameplay of the first. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into this, and maybe even demons, or at least the teeth of the chainsaw. It was neat to play at E3, liked the larger scale to the areas so I’m looking forward to what it provides. As with the last game, it’ll be looking insanely beautiful and fluid on Xbox One X with intense multiplayer action.
#5: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The entirety of Star Wars, all in one massive game. From what I saw at E3 they’re taking some bold steps with this entry and I can’t wait to see what this new style of gameplay provides. It seems like the developers are really passionate about this one, and so am I.
I played the first one when I was rather young and I believe every LEGO game that came after this so I’m straight up hyped about what this could provide. I have high hopes for the visual enhancements here, and that it will fill the family niche well.
#4: Dying Light 2
Another E3 title, or well one I’ve seen at two different E3 years and it’s looking good. This will present a massive open world to explore and traverse through with smooth ease. There are of course zombies present, you’ll need to slaughter those in the most gruesome of ways possible. The world also dynamically is shifted based on choices, and that massively changes how you can interact with this world. The scope will play well on the consoles, can’t wait to see what it delivers with a visual enhancement.
#3: Marvel’s Avengers
From what I’ve seen at E3 this could be a really fun game to play, it takes the Marvel heroes we love and throws them together in what appears to be a large scale experience. It’ll be very interesting to see what the end product is like, and how it grows post-launch as well. It’s very promising, but one that will have many expectations that follow it. I’m particularly curious about enhancements visually on this one for Xbox.
#2: Cyberpunk 2077
The follow-up to the Witcher, one of the defining games of the generation and perhaps one of the best of all time. The world of Cyberpunk looks awesome, I also am really into cyberpunk in general so that’s another bonus for me. They’ve crafted a very customizable game and from what I saw at E3 I’m excited to see if they can deliver. We certainly do know Keanu will be enough for us with this one. After seeing what was done with The Witcher 3 on Xbox One X, I’m sure the visuals will be stunning.
#1: Halo Infinite
I’m a huge Halo fan, always have been. It’s been a long time since we got a main entry in the franchise and with this being a launch title for Xbox Series X the expectations will be insanely high for it. I can’t wait to see the next step of the Master Chief journey as they’re splashing some nostalgia with how they’ve been teasing this one so far. I hope its good enough to get me off the Master Chief Collection. This one will basically make or break the future of the platform.
Those are the top 10 Most Anticipated Xbox Games of 2020 featuring a wide range of titles, perhaps some surprises as well. Hopefully a good variety, showcasing something distinct you might want to watch out for in the coming year. Check out another selection of ten games below, or our awards hub to see what took home the top prizes from the site for this past year.
Read 10 Best Games of 2019
View our Game Awards 2019