Now that notE3 is largely done and dusted for the month of June, there have been veritable buckets worth of new PC games announced over the last few weeks, as well as a couple of big delays like Cyberpunk 2077 getting bumped to November. As such, I’ve given our mega list of all the new PC game release dates for 2020 another good old-fashioned tidy-up, adding in all the new PC games announced during EA Play and the Guerrilla Collective and pushing those all-important delays back to the right dates. There will no doubt be more changes to come next month once Ubisoft and Microsoft hold their respective notE3 events, but for now here are all the confirmed new PC game release dates for the rest of the year.
Ordered by month, I’ve rounded up all of this year’s new PC game release dates into one handy list so you know exactly when all the biggest and best PC games are coming out. In this latest update, I’ve created a separate page for the new PC games coming out in August, as the number of games coming out in June and July was just getting a bit unwieldy. Of course, there are still a fair amount of games whose release dates are TBA at the moment, but I’ll be filling in those gaps as soon as we know more. In the mean time, though, 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 coming out in 2020.
New PC games in July 2020
Trackmania Nations (July 1st)
Ubisoft’s track racing game is back for another outing this year, this time as a remake of 2006’s Nations entry – and it won’t even cost you anything, either, as there will be a select number of tracks that will be available for absolutely free. The rest of it will have different membership options depending on how big you are into its custom track editing and its bespoke competitions, but one thing is certain. Whatever tier you go for, there will be loads of high speed racing to sink your teeth into.
Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon 2 (July 10th)
Before Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night came out in 2019, Inti Creates released a short, retro companion game for it called Bloodstained: Curse Of The Moon. This is the sequel to that retro Castlevania throwback, and features a truck ton of whipped gothic beasties as well as some familiar faces in its cast of demon slayers.
F1 2020 (July 10th)
If one racing game in July isn’t enough for you, then July 10th will also see the release of F1 2020. Packed with all the famous faces and motorsport brands you know and love, Codemasters promise that this will be the most comprehensive F1 game yet, with a 10-year career mode, split-screen racing, a new steering assist and more accessible racing options than ever before.
Death Stranding (July 14th)
Delayed from the beginning of June, Hideo Kojima’s baffling postman simulator will now walk out onto PC in the middle of July, and it looks like the Monster-chugging protagonist Sam Bridges will even have a special Valve-themed delivery for us to boot. When he’s not wearing headcrab-themed helmets, he’s out in the very Icelandic-looking wasteland of a post-apocalypse America trying to reconnect the country’s chiral network (a kind of proto-internet) and save humanity from encroaching supernatural forces. It’s big, mad and features a lot of Guillermo del Toro and Kojima’s various celeb pals cooing over babies in jars. It’s going to be an experience, for sure.
Rocket Arena (July 14th)
Rocket Arena is EA’s new 3v3 shooter. As you might have guessed from the title, rockets are the favoured ammunition of the day here, and you’ll be blasting your way across its various maps where timing is absolutely everything. The good thing is that you can’t die in Rocket Arena – you may get blasted out of the arena if you take too many hits, but you can always ride your rocket back in and return to the fight. Finally, an arena shooter I can get behind.
Neon Abyss (July 14th)
Neon Abyss is a new run’n’gun roguelite action platformer from Veewo Games and Team17, and from the looks of its trailer there’s a lot going on here. In fact, it’s probably better if you see for yourself, as there’s a free Steam demo you can play right now.
Story Of Seasons: Friends Of Mineral Town (July 14th)
The Harvest Moon classic has sprouted on PC. A complete remake of the beloved Game Boy Advance original, this will have updated graphics, gameplay and fresh characters for the modern day. Elements from the Story Of Seasons will also make an appearance here, such as multi-floor mining and horse racing. Take note Stardew fans. This new farming life sim is guaranteed to eat up your life when it arrives on PC on July 14th.
Ooblets (July 15th, early access)
We’ve been looking forward to this Pokemon meets Stardew Valley ’em up ever since it was first announced in 2017. Designed by two-person studio Glumberland, Ooblets is due to launch as a timed Epic exclusive later this year, and it’s going into early access in just two weeks time!
Drake Hollow (July 17th)
The new game from Flame In The Flood team, The Molasses Flood, Drake Hollow is a bit like Slime Rancher with a survival twist. In it, you’ll be taking care of the titular Drakes, who are cute vegetable creatures being hunted by the evil Feral. The Drakes need round the clock care, though, as they can die of boredom as well as not having enough to eat or drink. It’s up to you, then, to build enough activities to keep them entertained as well as enough defences to keep them safe while you’re away foraging and collecting new materials and doing battle with The Feral. This isn’t a static game, though, as the aim of the game is to eventually take your Drakes back to their home in The Hollow, so you’ll be moving through different environments and seasons to help keep things nice and varied.
Rock Of Ages 3: Make & Break (July 21st)
Originally set to launch on June 2nd, smash ’em-up Rock Of Ages 3 is now rolling out in July. For its third instalment, you can now make your own courses and share them online, allowing you to bowl giant boulders down even more of ACE Team’s weird and wonderful medieval landscapes than ever before. Between this and The Eternal Cylinder, ACE Team are really on a roll this year (sorry, not sorry).
Panzer Paladin (July 21st)
From the core creative team behind Ubisoft’s Scott Pilgrim game, Panzer Paladin is a new retro platformer from Tribute Games. As massive weapons rain down from the sky, hordes of demons start to appear and it’s up to you to travel the world and stop them from invading the planet. You play as an equally giant power armour mech, who can wield these huge weapons against their demonic keepers. However, you can also switch to your tiny human pilot as well, and even play the entire game as her if you wish.
Röki (July 23rd)
Röki was one of our favourite games of EGX 2019, and we can’t wait to play the full game later this year. A Scandinavian folklore-inspired narrative adventure, Röki follows young heroine Tove as she looks for her family in the snowy wilderness. Full of gentle point and click puzzles and a very sweet-looking troll, Röki looks like it’s shaping up to be very cool indeed.
Grounded (July 28th)
A survival game with big ‘Honey I Shrunk The Kids’ energy, Grounded is the latest game from Pillars of Eternity makers, Obsidian Entertainment. Having mysteriously shrunk to the size of an ant, you and your friends must build a base and survive the insectoid hordes for as long as you can, crafting new bits of carapace armour from fallen foes and venturing into new realms of your ginormous back garden to discover its secrets. If you like Monster Hunter: World but prefer bugs to big dinos, this could be the craft ’em up for you.
Destroy All Humans! Remake (July 28th)
Originally released back in 2005, Destroy All Humans is a bit like GTA meets Invader Zim, marrying big cartoon alien hijinks with giant laser guns and lots and lots of mind control. This 2020 remake has much shinier graphics than the original, and developer Black Forest Games have also said they’ll be improving the combat, too, although in what way it’s not yet clear. One thing that won’t be changing, though, is the original voice acting, which has been left in tact in all its over the top glory.
Othercide (July 28th)
Othercide is a horror-infused turn-based tactics game about an army of ‘Daughters’ fighting horrible demons in a grim post-apocalypse. There are three classes of Daughter you’ll be employing in this stylish, monochrome romp about suffering and pain and more suffering – Blademaster, Soulslinger and Shieldbearer – but the good news is that all of them have the same flashy red scarves that make them look super cool.
Maid Of Sker (July 28th)
Maid Of Sker is a new horror-fuelled visual novel from Wales Interactive. More like Made of Scares, amirite? Inspired by the Welsh folk tale of Elisabeth Williams, Maid Of Sker will cast players back to the year 1898 as they explore the abandoned hallways of Sker Hotel.
Blightbound (July 29th, early access)
Coming to early access later this year, this co-op dungeon crawler will see you take on the horrible Blight. There will be three classes to choose from as you battle hordes of monsters, but you’ll all need to work together to solve its puzzles and journey across its three realms.
Monster Crown (July 31st, early access)
If you’ve rinsed through TemTem and are looking for another monster battlin’ Poke-like in your life, then cast your eyes on Monster Crown. A more grown-up take on the catch/tame/breed ’em all genre, Monster Crown lets you decide whether to become the ultimate do-gooding saviour, or a dark messiah.
Bartlow’s Dread Machine (July, early access)
One of the more intriguing games from this year’s Escapist Indie Showcase at notE3, Bartlow’s Dread Machine is a clockwork arcade shooter set inside a mechanical arcade cabinet from 1907. Tied to the prescribed paths of the machine, you’ll have to keep your wits about you as you take on hordes of tin zombies and clockwork baddies as you work to rescue President Roosevelt from Anarcho-Satanist abductors. It’s entering early access sometime this July with a full release slated for September.
Coming to PC sometime next month, Liberated is an action adventure set inside a graphic novel. Explore its cyberpunk setting where human rights are being eroded and destroyed everywhere you look, and solve its puzzles as you search for justice.
The next game from Chuchel and Machinarium creators Amanita Design, Creaks is a puzzle platformer whose central fella lives in a weird mansion beset by terrible creatures that turn into furniture when lights shine on them. No exact release date yet, but it will be here by the end of the month.