I know it’s a bit extra doing a best games list but having two articles and a whole lot of games. But you know what there were so many amazing games out on the PC Gaming Show that I can’t really apologise for this. With over two hours of gaming madness, you may have missed some amazing announcements from the PC Gaming Show 2020. We’ve split up our games list for you to watch into ‘Games Coming Out This Year’. And this list which is for games coming out next year, or in the case with no release date.
I can’t get over the amazing quality of our indie studios in the community. Some of them look better than bigger AAA studios. With just the most creative mashups and gameplay premises. If you like any of the games do them a favour and just wishlist it! There’s something for everyone on this list. And some stuff even I didn’t know that I needed in my life. Check it out and if you had any favourites let us know! Here’s our previous article for amazing games from the PC Gaming Show 2020 that are coming THIS year, for you to tab open to read later.
Humankind by Amplitude Studios
A direct rival to Sid Meier’s Civilization 6 who does she think she is? Well, it’s Humankind honey and she’s more than just Civ 6 with better graphics. (Well I mean it has that). But the main difference is Humankind’s multicultural evolutionary approach to the world. Rather than picking one culture and sticking with it throughout thousands of years, your own tribe’s culture is influenced by those of your neighbours, allies, and invaders over time. There are six distinct eras during your campaign, then at the end of each era, you pick from a list of 10 cultures to represent the coming era. Each culture comes with particular traits and as time passes, your people become a melting pot of different cultures, and that’s reflected in the look of your cities themselves. Humankind is coming out sometime next year in 2021 on PC – Steam.
Weird West by WolfEye Studios
Supernatural Western. A weird mashup but I can get into it. Expect all the usual tropes of frontier life mixed in with dark fantasy. The trailer shows off some cultists, werewolves and just a whole lot of creepy frontier life. According to a studio spokesperson, you play through the legends of a group of heroes, experiencing their origin stories. It’s a series of high-stakes stories where everything counts and the world reacts to the choices you make. Gameplaywise it’s an isometric game with a top-downish perspective. We don’t have any information on its release date but we do know that the game is being created by one of the creators of Dishonored and Prey. You can wishlist on Steam here.
Icarus by RocketWerkz
A free to play, multiplayer co-op survival game? Yes, please. The success of Ark: Survival Evolved is a beacon of success to this particular genre. I was replaying it recently and it the graphics and systems felt extremely dated, pretty quickly. Enter Icarus, a harsh survival game set on an unknown alien planet. It’s a got a bit of a No Man’s Sky vibe to it but this time you’ve got a bit more to manage. Harsh environments demand an envirosuit, regular oxygen, food and water, shelter and constant attention. The wildlife is easily provoked, and your plans may need to change on the fly. Take the resources you find back up to orbit to craft advanced technology for your drop, either with a crew or solo. Icarus is scheduled for release sometime next year and it’s free to play! So wishlist it on Steam now.
Outlast Trials by Red Barrels
Outlast is a franchise that’s synonymous with gory horror. In the previous game, you played in an immersive first-person hellscape. Now the studio is taking the game in a different direction with a co-op third entry, Outlast Trials. Not a direct sequel to the previous titles, this game is set in the era of the Cold War. You and 3 other people are involuntarily recruited to test advanced methods of brainwashing and mind control. I’m a bit sceptical about the gameplay but as Red Barrels says on their site “It’s always better to shit your pants in good company”. You can wishlist Outlast Trials now on the Steam and Epic Games Store. And the game will be released sometime in 2021.