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The 6 Best PC Games Set to Release This Year

August 12, 2020

Old favorites, new concepts and everything else in between.

Whether you prefer sci-fi battles or sports tournaments, there’s a game out there for every type of player—especially with this year’s new releases. From new concepts to revamped favorites, here are the six best PC games set to release in 2020.


1. Fast & Furious Crossroads


Based on the popular film franchise, Fast & Furious Crossroads brings your favorite characters—like Dominic and Letty—back to your computer screen with a team-based adventure like never before. From the crew and their gadgets to the villains and locations, everything about Crossroads is new. Expect to embark on your first high-speed heist on August 7th, available on your PC as well as PS4 and Xbox One.


2. Madden 21


Say hello to the new faces of football as you work your way from high-school hero to NFL newbie in Madden 21. The highly anticipated release features more moves for even better performance as well as three additional tackle options for defense—location-based, breakdown and improved dive tackling. Whether you prefer to play on your PC, PS4or Xbox One, gear up for kick off when Madden 21 releases on August 28th.


3. The Avengers


Bring your favorite superheroes to life on your PC with The Avengers. Just like the movies, the game follows a traditional narrative filled with action and adventure. Choose one of your favorite players—including Thor, Captain America, Black Widow, Ms. Marvel, Iron Man or the Hulk—and tap into your superpowers to help restore peace. Team up with other players online or opt for single-player mode to tackle the journey on your own. Suit up for the release of The Avengers on September 4th, available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. 


4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2 Collection


There’s nothing quite as iconic as Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games, and now you can experience an updated and revamped collection of your two favorites. Expect higher quality images, faster frame rates for high-velocity action and the option for online or local multiplayer. You’ll also be able to link more tricks into combos to earn an even higher score. Take a ride down memory lane when the collection is unveiled on September 4th, available on PC, PS4 or Xbox One.


5. Star Wars Squadrons


Step into the cockpit and prepare to embark on top-secret missions from the Empire and New Republic with Star Wars Squadrons. Set between the original and sequel trilogy, the game combines elements from the franchise and previous games along with never-before-seen features and plotlines. Create your character and play alongside personalities designed by the makers of your favorite Star Wars movies. Get ready for blast off on October 2nd, when Star Wars Squadron becomes available on PC, PS4 or Xbox One.


6. Halo Infinite


With the last Halo game released in 2017, the franchise is due for a new installment and fans can expect just that with the release of Halo Infinite. The story picks up where Halo 5 left off, but it showcases new features that take gameplay to the next level. The creators have kept quiet on exact details and storylines, leaving much to the imagination with the mysterious trailer. That said, they have confirmed that players can enjoy split-screen capabilities and even faster frame rates. Whether you prefer to play on PC or Xbox One, prepare for a whole new battle this holiday season.


While gaming on PC has been limited in the past, gaming companies are rethinking the accessibility with the release of their newest endeavors. Before your favorite game is released, make sure your PC is optimized for gameplay so you can enjoy the highest quality experience.

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