As the month of April marches on, we’ve had loads of new PC games dated, delayed and more in the last couple of weeks, including a couple of surprise announcements even we didn’t see coming. As a result, we thought it was high time to update our new PC games for 2020 list to help you keep track of all the biggest and best PC games coming out this year.
Ordered by month, we’re rounded up all of this year’s new PC games so you can see exactly what’s coming out and when. There are still lots of games whose release dates are TBA at the moment, but we’ll be updating this list regularly as and when they get confirmed. In the mean time, here’s your complete guide to PC gaming in 2020 as it currently stands.
New PC games in 2020
To help make things easy for you, we’ve split everything into separate months, which you can navigate to by clicking the links above. Naturally, there are some months that are looking quite barren at the moment (*cough*October onwards*cough*), but that’s even more reason to give this page a bookmark and check back often to see what’s changed. You can also find out what the wider RPS Treehouse is looking forward to in our most exciting games of 2020 article, as well as what the RPS vid bud team’s top picks are for the year in the video below. With all that in mind, let’s get down to those lovely new PC games.
New games in April 2020
Resident Evil 3 (April 3rd)
After the success of the Resident Evil 2 remake last year, Capcom have now given a similar lick of graphical paint to the third entry in their survival horror series, Resident Evil 3. Reimagined as another slick, over the shoulder style shooter, this one sees Jill Valentine caning it across the streets of Raccoon City as she tries to escape the clutches of nasty big boy Nemesis, who’s now wielding a flamethrower as well as his trusty rocket-launcher. Prepare to make lots of Jill sandwiches as a result.
In Other Waters (April 3rd)
After a hugely successful Kickstarter in 2018, In Other Waters has finally been confirmed to release on April 3rd. Chart extraterrestrial lifeforms on the ocean floor from the comfort of your AI pilot seat, guiding divers through alien seas and making sure they don’t drown. We’ve been waiting for this one to surface ever since we played it back during its crowdfunding days, and we look forward to discovering more of its alien depths when it finally surfaces next month.
Disaster Report 4 Plus: Summer Memories (April 7th)
Perhaps not the best game to play this month considering the current climate, but at least Disaster Report 4 Plus sees you trying to survive a massive earthquake rather than a horrible virus. As you try to escape the crumbling city around you, you’ll be helping other survivors along the way, as well as keeping your own stress levels low by keeping clean and maintaining your personal hygiene levels.
Alder’s Blood (April 10th)
Tapping into the same bleak veins as Darkest Dungeon, Alder’s Blood is a “unique fusion of dark Victorian fantasy and the Wild West” according to developers No Gravity Games, but in our eyes this turn-based, tactical-strategy-stealth ’em up is perhaps better described as XCOM meets Bloodborne with a dash of The Banner Saga. Intrigued? Find out more when Alder’s Blood comes out on April 10th.
Main Assembly (April 16th)
Main Assembly gives you a sandbox workshop to build any robot vehicle you can imagine. What could go wrong? A lot, if RPS Vid Bud Matthew’s attempts to play the beta are anything to go by, but maybe you’ll be able to make a better fist of it when Main Assembly goes into early access on April 16th.
Cloudpunk (April 23rd)
Cloudpunk looks (and sounds) rad. It’s an open world courier game, but the company you’re working for, the eponymous Cloudpunk, is very much on the shady side of the law. Really, though, we’re just looking forward to driving our floating car around its Bladerunner-esque cityscape and soaking up its gorgeous synths.
Trials Of Mana (April 24th)
Trials Of Mana is the upcoming remake of Seiken Densetsu 3, a SNES-era action RPG that never got released outside of Japan. Part of the same series as the much beloved Secret of Mana, Trials is a full 3D remake. Widely regarded as the best in the Mana series, this will no doubt be a must-play for retro RPG fans.
XCOM: Chimera Squad (April 24th)
Surprise! Chimera Squad is a brand-new XCOM spin-off. While it’s not a full-blown sequel to XCOM 2, it does bring a bunch of new and improved features to the series, such as letting you select your squad from 11 agents, and more unpredictable turn-based combat, according to publishers 2K. Launching just four days before Gears Tactics, turn-based tactics fans will have plenty to shout about this month.
Gears Tactics (April 28th)
Gears Of War meets XCOM is the elevator pitch for this new Gears spin-off, and we are 100% here for it. Set 12 years before the first Gears Of War game, this turn-based, tactical squad shooter sees you take control of another bunch of men (and women) built like fridges as they fight to save their world from the very first wave of invading Locust baddies. With an equally meaty-looking 40-hour campaign on the cards, Gears Tactics could be just the thing to tide us over until the inevitable XCOM 3.
Moving Out (April 28th)
Moving Out is like Overcooked but for house moving. It’s a raucous couch / online co-op game that sees you team up with your pals as you try and move increasingly awkward bits of furniture (including said couch) across a gauntlet of increasingly deadly stages against the clock. Our RPS Vid Buds had a great (if fractious) time with it at EGX last year, and we can’t wait to play the full game on April 28th.
Snowrunner (April 28th)
The sequel to the much-beloved Spintires: Mudrunner, Snowrunner puts you in the driving seat of over 40 of the world’s most iconic extreme weather vehicles, including Ford, Chevrolet and Freightliner. With beautifully simulated mud, water and snow, Snowrunner has the biggest sandbox maps in the series yet – spanning over 3x the square mileage of the original Mudrunner. Launching first on the Epic Games Store with full mod support, this will definitely tide over simulation fans until the launch of Microsoft Flight Simulator later in the year.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered (April 30th)
Activision have apparently been sitting on this Modern Warfare 2 Remaster for absolutely ages according to the internet rumour mill, but they’ve finally decided to air-drop it onto digital storefronts at the end of April. I should note, Activision have only remastered the campaign of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 here, so don’t expect any multiplayer or special ops missions as well.
Streets Of Rage 4 (April 30th)
The next instalment in the classic beat ’em up series, Streets Of Rage 4 brings Sega’s iconic arcade brawler kicking and screaming onto PC at the end of April. Fans of the original trilogy should feel right at home here, as this new entry is meant to build on everything that made those games so beloved back in the day. With new visuals and a new soundtrack, Streets Of Rage veterans are in for a treat.
Signs Of The Sojourner (May 14th)
Team RPS very much enjoyed the demo of this narrative card game when it came out last year, so I’m particularly pleased to see this conversational deck-builder get a proper release date. After your mother passes away, you and your brother inherit her store. He stays at home while you head off in a caravan, negotiating with others for items to stock when you return. But instead of being presented with dialogue trees when you speak to other traders, you enter a symbol-based card game where you’ve got to match up the correct symbols in order to progress your chat and win them over. It’s quite a novel take on in-game conversations, so if you’re a fan of narrative games, this is definitely one to watch.
Maneater (May 22nd)
If you’ve ever wanted a gory Jaws simulator, then get ready to dive into Maneater, an upcoming shark ’em up from Blindside Interactive that lets you rip and tear through all manner of watery delights as the great terror of the deep. This is literally a game about a giant shark eating everything in its path around the sunny ocean of the US Gulf Coast, and we actually cannot wait to sink our teeth into it.
Saints Row: The Third Remastered (May 22nd)
The best Saints Row game is getting a flashy new remaster this May, with revamped lighting, fancier graphics, better visual effects, plus all of its 30+ DLC packs. If you’re in need of some wacky GTA-style action this summer, Saints Row: The Third Remastered could be just the ticket.
Minecraft Dungeons (May 26th)
If digging big holes in the ground and exploring the subterranean delights therein is your favourite thing about Minecraft, then Minecraft Dungeons is going to be right up your street. Developed by Mojang, this upcoming dungeon crawler offloads the crafting and building parts of Minecraft in favour of some pure action adventuring. Featuring new weapons, mobs and randomly-generated dungeons, you can either play alone or team up with four friends as you face off against the evil Arch-Illager.
Phantasy Star Online 2 (Late May)
One of the biggest online RPGs of recent years, Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally getting a release outside of Japan sometime in late May. As you can see from the trailer above, there’s a lot going on here, with dragons, anime boys, mechs and tactical warships all colliding in one giant action role-playing game. At the moment, it’s currently only slated to launch in the US for now, but here’s hoping a European / UK release isn’t too far behind.
New games in Spring 2020
Wingspan brings the award-winning bird board game to PC and it’s an amazing battle of the birds. It’s all about trying to build a bird sanctuary, with enough birds, resources and eggs to outscore your rivals. It’s both ultra-chill and hugely competitive and if you haven’t played the Wingspan board game, then the PC version is a great place to start.