Aside from vacations and hotter weather, summer is also the season for new video games. There are only a couple of months left, so now is the perfect time to allocate some space in your budget for upcoming games that are scheduled for release later this year.
What are the must-have video games for the summer? Here are the 918kiss top picks for 2020:
#5: Microsoft Flight Simulator
One of the industry’s top simulator games is expected to return to the PC and Xbox later this year.
Modern mapping and Internet-powered predictive technology mean that the game promises an accurate virtual version of the world to fly over and explore. There are also realistic flight controls, high-resolution textures, and real-life weather patterns to immerse your imagination.
If the recent quarantine has left you skittish, Microsoft Flight Simulator is the perfect escape.
#4: The Last of Us—Part 2
The sequel to the hit video game of the same name, The Last of Us (Part 2), is about Ellie, a survivor of a post-apocalyptic zombie outbreak that’s hell-bent on revenge.
Based on its predecessor and the trailers, the game showcases a dark, brutal storyline and visceral gameplay that emphasizes survival. The game is slated as an exclusive release on the PlayStation 4 on May 29, 2020.
#3: Kerbal Space Program 2
Another sequel to a wildly successful game, Kerbal Space Program 2 will let you find more creative ways to send little green men into space.
The game’s developer, Star Theory Games, has promised exciting new features, improved visuals, interstellar travel, the ability to colonize worlds, and multiplayer and modding support.
It will debut on Windows PC this April, followed by other platforms later in the year.
#2: Marvel’s Avengers
Slated for release in May, Marvel’s Avengers is an action-adventure game that puts you in the shoes, shield, hammer, and purple stretchy pants of iconic Marvel characters to defend San Francisco.
Players can choose from five of Marvel’s greatest heroes, such as Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor. Each has a unique set of superpowers to take on other classic Marvel villains.
#1: Cyberpunk 2077
Expected to drop in mid-April, Cyberpunk 2077 is a retelling of the classic 1988 board game that puts you in a dystopian megacity in the near future.
The game is being developed by CD Projekt Red—the same guys who made the wildly successful Witcher video game franchise. Expect a deeply engaging story, clever gameplay mechanics, and cutting-edge visuals. As a bonus, they even had Keanu Reeves play a pivotal character in the game.
Special Mention: 12 Minutes
Although not as well known as the other games mentioned here, 12 Minutes has generated so much buzz that it deserved a spot on our list. As the title suggests, the premise is simple: men are coming to kill you, and you have 12 minutes to survive.
As the gameplay progresses, you’ll find that there’s more to it than meets the eye. Coupled with an innovative top-down perspective, and a dark surrealist tone, this indie thriller is set to hit the shelves later this year.