It is very hard to define the adventure genre when it comes to video games. For some of us, it might be high fantasy while others might look for realism. We all have our expectations from the genre, but there is no denying that adventure games are responsible for some of the greatest moments we have seen in the world of gaming. They offer great storytelling experiences backed by stellar gameplay and beautiful visuals. With all that said now, here is the list of most anticipated new adventure games coming out in 2019, 2020 — with their release dates — that you can play on PS4, Xbox, PC, Online, iPhone or Android. We can only hope that these latest adventure games are as good as some of the recent ones.
11. Shenmue 3 (2019)
Shenmue is a popular franchise that was made in the 90s for Dreamcast consoles. The developers have come a long way with the first two titles, receiving a full remaster for current-gen systems in 2018. Even though the remasters did justice to the original titles, Shenmue I and II definitely feel out of place when compared to the more recent releases. However, with the release of Shenmue 3 just a few months away, we can’t wait to see how Deep Silver and Shibuya Productions step up and offer something truly phenomenal. There is no denying that there is a large number of gamers who want old-school adventure games and Shenmue is definitely one of the greatest of all time. The open world brawler gameplay looks promising and it is definitely one of the most anticipated releases for this year. While many may have forgotten the franchise with the likes of Yakuza coming to the forefront, we are willing to bet that the Shenmue series still has a long way to go in the world of adventure gaming.
10. A Plague Tale: Innocence (2019)
Stealth adventure games have become a rare commodity in the world of gaming. While we do have quality titles from the likes of Dishonored and Metal Gear, most titles available right now can be cheesed through combat instead of being heavily reliant on stealth mechanics. A Plague Tale: Innocence seems like it is going to be a pure stealth experience with no combat at all from what we have seen so far.
The upcoming title is set in the Spanish Inquisition era, and we will closely follow the adventures of Amicia and her little brother Hugo. The game’s setting takes us to a time when disease and other natural events were widely misunderstood. When plagues first started showing up, humans started blaming the ones afflicted instead of dealing with rodents that spread them. We see Hugo being hunted down by the army because he is infected and it is up to Amicia to keep him safe. It is not just the armies you need to be worried about but also the army of rats that seem to be everywhere. The gameplay looks compelling, and it should appeal to anyone who is looking for a great stealth game.