Video game release dates 2020: Here’s when every big game is coming

Video game release dates
The Last of Us Part II (Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Looking at the list of video game release dates for 2020 reveals a lot of exciting titles slated to launch this year. From samurai action in Ghost of Tsushima, to superhero team-building in Marvel’s Avengers, to dystopian exploration in Cyberpunk 2077, it sounds like there will be something to satisfy just about every gamer.

We should also see some particularly exciting games in the back half of the year, as Sony and Microsoft’s new consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X, respectively, are slated to launch during the holiday season. At present, we know only a handful of confirmed games, but this could change rapidly. Microsoft and Sony will likely reveal their launch lineups within the first half of the year.

In the meantime, we’ve combed through the confirmed release schedule for the rest of the year and pinpointed the big releases. Our selections include highly anticipated AAA titles, as well as fan-favorite rereleases and particularly promising fare from smaller publishers. We’ll also update this list periodically as more and more release dates become available.

One word of warning, however: All of this information is highly subject to change. The spread of the COVID-19 virus has affected both supply lines and development schedules, meaning that a lot of games have been pushed back — some indefinitely. Other games that are still on target for later this year may slip into next year. The urgency of the schedule will also depend on whether the PS5 and Xbox Series X debut on time.

Here’s the video game release schedule for 2020, as well as a list of games that we expect this year, but don’t have hard dates just yet.

May 2020

Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons (Image credit: Mojang)

May 12
Star Wars: Episode 1: Racer (PS4, Switch)
Apex Legends Season 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC)

May 19
The Wonderful 101: Remastered (Switch)

May 22
Maneater (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Saints Row: The Third Remastered

May 26
Minecraft Dungeons (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

May 28
Shantae and the Seven Sirens (PC, Switch, PS4, Xbox One)

May 29
BioShock: The Collection (Switch)
Borderlands Legendary Collection (Switch)
XCOM 2 Collection (Switch)
Xenoblade Chronicles Definitive Edition (Switch)

June 2020

The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us Part II (Image credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment)

June 4
Fortnite Chapter 2: Season 3 (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

June 5
Command & Conquer Remastered Collection (PC)
The Outer Worlds (Switch)

June 19
The Last of Us: Part II

June 23
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom — Rehydrated (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

July 2020

Death Stranding

Death Stranding (Image credit: Kojima Productions)

July 7
Catherine: Full Body (Switch)

July 10
F1 2020 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia)

July 14
Death Stranding (PC)

July 17
Ghost of Tsushima (PS4)

August 2020

August 28
Wasteland 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)

September 2020

Cyberpunk 2077

Cyberpunk 2077 (Image credit: CD Projekt Red)

September 4
Marvel’s Avengers (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia)

September 17
Cyberpunk 2077 (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia)

TBA 2020

  • Bravely Default II (Switch)
  • Crusader Kings III (PC)
  • Crysis Remastered (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Destroy All Humans! (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Doom Eternal (Switch)
  • Fuser (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Godfall (PC, PS5)
  • Halo Infinite (PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (PC)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (PC, Xbox One)
  • Outriders (PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X)
  • Pokémon Sword and Shield: The Isla of Armor DLC (Switch)
  • Psychonauts 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Spiritfarer (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • System Shock (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Tales of Arise (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Valorant (PC)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Stadia)
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands (PC)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (PS4)
Marshall Honorof

Marshall Honorof is a senior editor for Tom's Guide, overseeing the site's coverage of gaming hardware and software. He comes from a science writing background, having studied paleomammalogy, biological anthropology, and the history of science and technology. After hours, you can find him practicing taekwondo or doing deep dives on classic sci-fi. 

  • enya64
    This is a time I am happy to vote with my wallet. I cancelled the Collector's edition if Last of US 2 last Thursday. My backlog is beyond extensive, and the last thing I want to do is support this agenda force feeding. I'm black, but I don't call people racist because they don't want to join the Black Panthers or Nation of Islam. I've been a Christian my whole life, but I don't push my faith on anybody. In fact my wife is Catholic and I'm not, and we attend each other's churches to be supportive. I don't have to be phobic or some ism to not agree with or promote someone else's life choices. I love and care about my friends, but sometimes they make cringy and comical life choices. This group mob mentally of pushing agendas is stupid, but it is quickly becoming the way this world wants to work. I loved the Last of Us because of the story more than the gameplay, and if I'm not feeling the story they came up with after Ann Henning left and Anita Sarkeesian weaseled her way in, I'm just going to say "No Thanks" and keep it moving. And with that I'm back to Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Streets of Rage 4. Gotta finish those before I head back to Outer Worlds.