As we head into the new year, we’ve rounded up some of the best and not-so-best games that came out in 2019. And now, we’re looking ahead, moving forward, and bringing you some of our most anticipated games that’ll be releasing for PC gamers in 2020.
This’ll be a mixed bag of games across various genres and play styles, so we’ve made sure to pick out the games we’re looking forward to most! A PC gamer but not quite sure what you’re gonna need for the latest and greatest of next year’s lineup? Don’t worry, we’ve researched and the exact specifications that you should have to best enjoy these games with!
Well, we tried to anyway, but some games haven’t really given us much details, so we’ll have to make
do. Do note that we did add in some games that were released on other platforms, but are coming for PC next year, as well as games that released late 2019 because to be frank, you could still play these games into the New Year. So do check out our lineup, and let us know what you think of the list, or what should’ve been there instead!
That being said, let’s get to the games!
#2. Dying Light 2
No matter the year or decade, zombies will never go out of style. The decay of society culminating with the dead coming back to life as flesh-eating monsters is a tale as old as time and makes for a compelling and amazing video game mechanic as well. While there are many zombie-focused video games, Dying Light stood out from the crowd with its open-world gameplay blended with survival horror aspects.
Dying Light was a mild success when it was released in 2015, with critics mostly praising the game’s parkour mechanics for traversing the massive open-world, the melee-based combat which makes it stand out from the typical shoot-em-ups that other zombies succumb to, as well as the cooperative multiplayer that the game provides. While the game was criticised for its narrative elements, difficulty, and a number of technical issues, the game has since been enhanced with the release of a number of DLC and even a full-on expansion known as Dying Light: The Following.
Dying Light 2 looks to improve on everything the original introduced, taking place 15 years after the original and starring a whole new protagonist. With that comes more parkour, a new map known as The City, more zombies, and weapons to defeat the horde. The City is four times bigger than the first game’s map and is separated into seven different regions for the player to explore and conquer. Utilise tools like a paraglider and grappling hook along with your parkour skills to find the best routes to traverse the city more efficiently.
Combat-wise, with even more zombies appearing on screen, the player can equip themselves with even more melee and long-range weapons. Just like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, your melee weapons can deteriorate and break, so scouring the map for replacements is key to your survival, be sure you’re never caught off-guard without a handy machete or two. Of course, you can also upgrade your weapons with blueprints, making sure you always have a fighting chance. Long-range weapons like crossbows and throwing spears are also available at the player’s disposal.
Dying Light 2 will be released sometime in quarter 1 or 2 of 2020. The original Dying Light could run on an i5-2500 and Nvidia Geforce GTX 560. Dying Light 2 might just be a lot more demanding graphics-wise, so it might be best for your PC to be equipped with a ninth-generation i7 processor along with a Nvidia GTX Geforce 1060 to fully enjoy the game’s world and gameplay with no hiccups.