It is the PlayStation 4 in the spotlight last year, but to say that the fighting is going down is an understatement. A seemingly incredible set of titles is on Sony's system before it goes to a retirement home, while the next generation of PlayStation 5 takes over, which means we have a lot to look forward to in 2020. However, those games are the Push Square editorial team and pool of contributors enthusiastic about the most? These are our most anticipated PS4 titles of the year.
Sammy Barker, editor
As the editor of Push Square this means that I have the luxury to mention it Cyberpunk 2077 before you all start rolling your eyes. Expectations are absurdly high for this neon-drenched role play release, and I'm not sure if CD Projekt RED has proven with any of the pre-release material of the PS4 title that it's already ready to write The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. But if it can replicate what it has achieved with its critically acclaimed 2015 fantasy getaway, then this will undoubtedly be one of the most defining games of the generation.
I don't expect so much from it Resident Evil 3; frankly, I am more than happy with a thrilling action adventure romp – after all, Capcom's previous attempt was enough to win our coveted Game of the Year prize. And then there is Spirit of Tsushima: it's such an unknown amount at the time of writing that it intrigues me from that perspective. I feel that all Sony studios have evolved over the past decade, and this seems to be the turning point for FAMOUS developer Sucker Punch – assuming it delivers naturally.
Robert Ramsey, deputy editor-in-chief
What is a year ahead of gaming 2020. For me, things really start at the beginning of March Remake Final Fantasy VII. It still feels surreal to even write about this game, and I imagine my mind will be overwhelmed when it comes to actually playing.
But would you believe that there is a game that I am somehow more enthusiastic about a remake of Final Fantasy VII? Of course I refer to that Cyberpunk 2077. After the years of top quality entertainment that The Witcher 3 has offered, I expect another mature masterclass in role play from CD Projekt Red. I just can't wait to sniff Night City.
Last but not least, I'm really looking forward to it Spirit of Tsushima. Although I am not a big fan of the inFAMOUS series of Sucker Punch, Ghost should be near me. I hope it reflects the feel of those old samurai films, complete with tense duels and blood splashes shooting up the walls. Even if it just boils down to Assassin's Creed in feudal Japan, I will be more than happy.
Stephen Tailby, editor in chief
I'm going to be that guy who only talks about exclusive PS4. The fact is that Sony & # 39; s series of first-party titles coming out in 2020 all look fantastic, and I honestly can't think of any other games I would like to play anymore. The first is To dream, which finally gets its full release on Valentine's Day. I have already played it technically, but saying that I have already played Dreams is the same as saying that I have already watched YouTube; this is a title that will continue to offer new experiences even after the launch, and I am completely on board. Bring it on.
When it comes to slightly more structured things, I naturally want to play The Last of Us: Part II. Although the sequel is a bit of a well-known amount, I can't wait to see what happens to Ellie, Joel and everyone else in the brutally bleak world of Naughty Dog. From everything we've seen, it looks great – just like my third choice, Spirit of Tsushima. Sucker Punch is a consistently good developer, and I trust that this will be another problem. We don't know much yet, but combine the team's distinctive smooth gameplay with an old Japan adventure, and you certainly can't go wrong.
Liam Croft, Senior Staff Writer
Instead of choosing the obvious, I decided to highlight three games that might sink under people's radars. I can safely assume that Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us: Part II and Final Fantasy VII Remake will all be incredible, so here are three games I really have agitated play.
Have you heard about a small title called Dying Light 2? The sequel to one of my favorite PS4 games is incredibly ambitious, packed with narrative changing events that affect which parts of the city you can and cannot reach. Combined with parkour-based gameplay that will certainly be expanded and improved, this is a dark horse for Game of the Year if it succeeds in achieving what it promises.
Resident Evil 3 is the next – the remake of a game that was a big part of my childhood. When I was not allowed to escape the borders of Raccoon City like Jill Valentine because my parents forbade it, I would just watch the introductory film again and again. Good stuff. And then there is Elysium Disco. It is an RPG that I am not even sure if I like, but the chatter after the PC release has really intrigued me.
Graham Banas, reviewer
The game I am most looking forward to in 2020 is the release of Kentucky Route zero. I have been almost obsessed with the game for the past seven years and the conclusion will finally come out next to the console port this year, and I could not be more excited about it if I tried! In order not to be surpassed, I am also enthusiastic for somewhat larger things. CD Projekt Red made the pinnacle of the RPG genre a few years ago with a small game called The Witcher 3 and I am, if anything, more excited about it Cyberpunk 2077. The setting is more to my taste, and I love the developer, so come on.
Then I am finally incredibly enthusiastic for the Resident Evil 3 remake. The remake of 2 is one of the best horror games I have ever played, and I have never played 3 before, so I am curious that it is just a remake. Resident Evil is a series with which I have a strange relationship, but Capcom has killed it lately and I am confident that this remake will be great.
Jacob Hull, reviewer
Limiting my choices here should be a kind of punishment, because 2020 looks like a hell of a year. Ignoring the excitement of the next generation, the first six months look incredibly good for PS4.
We not only receive the long-awaited remake of my favorite game of all time Last fantasy VII (which certainly does not need an introduction), we also get a title that offers the potential to be a game of the generation Cyberpunk 2077. To be honest, I am not often enthusiastic about open-world games, but CD Projekt Red has earned my trust in recent years as one of the best developers in the industry. If it can offer the same narrative quality, variety and direction as with The Witcher 3, but in a fully elaborate futuristic dystopian setting, we are about to treat.
But maybe I'm ahead of myself because it may even be difficult to play Game of the Year if Naughty Dog has something to say about it. With The Last of Us Part II, we get the direct sequel to what many say is the best game of the last generation – including myself. No other studio can match Naughty Dog's ability to tell a bleak story with tender moments in a real survival action. Let cannibalism begin!
Jamie O & # 39; Neill, reviewer
I can't help looking at the past when I think about the future, so I looked back at the twilight of PlayStation 3's life when the Push Square team chose our Games of the Generation in 2013 to consider how 2020 will be the next transfer between generations.
This did not only make me wander to look forward to Vanquish & # 39; s The release of the ten-year anniversary two days after my birthday next month, but since The Last of Us is one of my favorite PS3 games, my most anticipated PS4 game of 2020 is without hesitation The Last of Us: Part II.
Similarly, I have repeated how I recall the impact of the three major nostalgic announcements that made the E3 2015 press conference by Sony so memorable, and I was ultimately satisfied with both The Last Guardian and Shenmue III, so my second choice is not surprising Remake Final Fantasy VII.
Finally, regardless of whether I would have preferred more traditional sprites and pixel art, the retro-gamer in me cannot help but be enthusiastic about Streets of Rage 4. Lizardcube and Guard Crush Games have made their way into my top three choices, by appreciating the mechanics of a 16-bit beat – & # 39; em-up, combined with the legacy of a pumping Yuzo Koshiro and Motohiro Kawashima soundtrack .
Lloyd Coombes, reviewer
As a big fan of Final Fantasy VII, dystopian RPG & # 39; s, Marvel comics, Dragon Ball Z and Naughty Dog, 2020 is perhaps the biggest year of the generation for me – talk about a strong finish! I cannot wait for all of them Cyberpunk 2077. I can't wait to see how my character building influences my game in a fresh and exciting way, and I hope the underlying story is just as nuanced.
Waving the Buster Sword as if it is 1997 is a dream come true, after constant rumors and false starts around FF7 Remake, and although the episodic nature could cause a truncated experience, I can't wait to go back to Midgar. And last but not least, Marvel & # 39; s Avengers looks good? It is a clear "wait-and-see attitude" for me, combining the power climb of a title like Destiny with some of the most recognizable characters of entertainment. I can't wait to see how Crystal Dynamics makes a more grounded character like Black Widow as exciting as a more fantastic hero like Thor.
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