With only a portion of 2020 already done, the quality of games already released this year is staggering. The release schedule for this year has been stacked, with many of the final major games wrapping up production to prepare for the next generation of consoles.\n\n\n\nIf you want to pick up a recent game to engross yourself in, there\u2019s already a plethora of options to pick from, and here, we intend to present to you the best of what\u2019s on offer.\n\n\n\nHere are the best games released in 2020 so far.\n\n\n\nDoom Eternal\n\n\n\nImage via Bethesda\n\n\n\nYou\u2019d be surprised at how tough it is to make blowing up enemies with your favorite weaponry this much fun. Some games take themselves a little too seriously and forget that sometimes, keeping it simple is why gaming is so much fun in the first place. Doom 2016 realized this, and that\u2019s what made it some of the best shooting action of the year. Doom Eternal is one of the best shooters of this year for almost the exact same reason. Not every game benefits from more of the same, but this one definitely does. It\u2019s gloriously bloody, and we love it.\n\n\n\nSee at Amazon\n\n\n\nNioh 2\n\n\n\nImage via Team Ninja\n\n\n\nA big trend in this generation of gaming is the emergence of the \u201csouls-borne\u201d genre. These are games that are built on a foundation of rock-solid combat mechanics while offering RPG-like storytelling and progression, before hitting you with the often extreme difficulty curve. Even lower budget titles like The Surge have something about them that makes them enjoyable. Nioh is one of the best \u201cclones\u201d of the Dark Souls games, and Nioh 2 is just as impressive, offering improved combat and some incredible boss battles to continue the quality from its predecessor. If the Souls series of games is your thing and you want more, Nioh 2 is your best bet in 2020 so far.\n\n\n\nSee at Amazon\n\n\n\nDreams\n\n\n\nImage via Sony\n\n\n\nIn one of the best \u201ccreation\u201d games ever made, Dreams does what developer Media Molecule\u2019s Little Big Planet did before it. It removes the limitations that come with creating video games that typically give people headaches\u2014the programming\u2014and provides the tools you need to develop the design aspect of your vision. The result is a number of wonderful games within Dreams, some of which have already lead to creators receiving work at actual game development studios. So if you think you have a great idea for a game, consider putting it together in Dreams first. Equally, if you want to try some bright creations from your average Joe, Dreams is the place to be.\n\n\n\nSee at Amazon\n\n\n\nOri and the Will of the Wisps\n\n\n\nScreengrab via Microsoft Game Studios\n\n\n\nMoon Studios took exactly five years to bring us the sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, and boy was it worth the wait. An improvement in all aspects, this sequel is impressive in scale, looks utterly gorgeous, and tugs at the heartstrings harder than a sad puppy that wants attention. Ori and the Will of the Wisps may not bring any new ideas, but it does take what\u2019s already there and make the most of it. In such a crowded market space, it\u2019s found its place as the best Metroidvania in some time and for that alone, you should take notice.\n\n\n\nSee at Amazon\n\n\n\nAnimal Crossing: New Horizons\n\n\n\nImage via Nintendo\n\n\n\nPlanning on starting a new life? Do you enjoy the world\u2019s simple pleasures, such as finding a fossil from your dig on the beach or seeing the reaction of your fellow neighbors when handing them gifts that you know they\u2019ve wanted for some time? Are said neighbors all talking animals? Then, boy, do you need Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It\u2019s packed with plenty of content and allows you and your friends to get the most out of living on your own island. Shape the landscape in any way you wish and turn your home into a paradise, all from the comfort of your Nintendo Switch. It\u2019s been a long time since New Leaf on 3DS, but Animal Crossing is back, and it\u2019s better than ever. \n\n\n\nSee at Amazon\n\n\n\nGet a Digital Copy at Humble\n\n\n\nTemtem\n\n\n\nImage via Crema\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s about time that a little guy took on a Goliath at their own game, and Temtem is aiming at one of the biggest of all: Pok\u00e9mon. It\u2019s easy to call it a clone, and while many of the mechanics and themes work similarly to its Nintendo counterpart, Temtem is more of an evolutionary step forward for the monster collecting and battle genre than even Pok\u00e9mon Sword and Shield. Even elements as simple as stamina bars show that you can grow the genre without ruining the formula. It might only be in Early Access, but Temtem is worth the price of entry.\n\n\n\nSee at Humble\n\n\n\nCall of Duty: Warzone\n\n\n\n\n\n\n\nIt\u2019s been rumored for some time that a Call of Duty battle royale was coming to Modern Warfare. The assets have been in the game for months and leaks from within Activision ruined what would have been a cool surprise launch, similar to the launch of Apex Legends. However, it\u2019s not deterred the enthusiasm from players, and it\u2019s no surprise as Warzone is more than just your normal competent Call of Duty experience. The new engine from Modern Warfare powers Warzone into a huge leap forward from Black Ops 4\u2019s Blackout, with smooth action and a huge 150 players per match. It\u2019s a thrill ride that\u2019s the definitive battle royale experience. And it\u2019s free to play!\n\n\n\nThis article includes affiliate links, which may provide small compensation to Gamepur.