February is going to be a fairly empty release window for the upcoming PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch titles, unlike the rest of 2020 which boasts titles such as The Last of Us Part 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Halo Infinite, etc.
(Check out our list of the top upcoming games of 2020 in here.)
February is a great month to relax and catch up with the heavy backlog of games. That being said, there are few titles that one should look out for. Here are the top 5 PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch titles you should keep an eye out for this month.
Available on PS4
Release date: 14/02/2020
Dreams is the most unique and innovative title you’ll probably play this month or even the rest of 2020. Developed by the team behind the LittleBigPlanet series, Media Molecule seems to improvise upon their ” play, create and share” ideology.
In dreams, players can games, inside the game and share it with other players online, or try their projects as well. In short, it’s a highly ambitious project from a studio that is not afraid of risks.
5. Darksiders Genesis
Available on PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch
Release date: 14/2/2020
The fourth entry in the action/hack and slash RPG series, Darksiders Genesis seems to turntables with this new game in the Darksiders saga. Featuring an over the top camera angles like the Diablo games, Darksiders Genesis seems to offer two different protagonists, each with their own play styles.
War returns from the first Darksiders and wields his famous sword, whereas Strife, the fourth and the final horsemen of them all prefer range combat thanks to his pistols.
4. [BONUS] Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
Release Date: February 14
‘Street Fighter V’ is the game that just won’t go away. To call the reception to the game when it was released four years ago ‘lukewarm’ would be generous. It was buggy, it was shallow, it lacked half the characters it was expected to come with, and it relied on paid-for DLC and loot boxes. This was one of the games that sparked the whole ‘loot boxes are mobile slots in disguise’ controversy that raged for years until the video game industry largely decided to back down on the issue in 2019. We can see and understand why the online slots debate arose. The whole principle of playing online slots is that you’re betting that the money you place into the online slots game you’ve chosen will be worth the return you get from it, but you have no way of knowing what that return might be until you’ve paid for your chance. The same could be said about loot boxes, and we suspect that in years to come, publishers will feel embarrassed about the whole issue.
Coming back to this game and the point of its release, you can almost look upon it as an apology from Capcom. This is the whole game, including every piece of DLC and every extra feature, all available to play from the start. Once you’ve bought it, there’s nothing else to pay for. Cynics will point out that it should probably have hit the market like this in the first place, but it’s better late than never. We weren’t joking when we said the game won’t die, by the way. It’s even being sent to the Olympics this year.
3. Devil May Cry 3: Special Edition
Release date: 20/02/2020
Available on Nintendo Switch
If you originally missed out on devil hunter Dante’s third adventure in this over the top hack and slash series, you’re in luck.
Devil May Cry 3 is getting a re-release on Nintendo Switch this February in the form of a special edition. It adds a plethora of new features to keep the game fresh for the returning players filled with nostalgia, as well as a solid old school action game for the ones who never got around to try it in the first place.
Devil May Cry 3:Special edition has two new additions which are weapon swapping and style switching, both being a major haul to the gameplay when compared to the original.
Devil May Cry 3 has a Metacritic score of 87/100
2. Yakuza 5 Remaster
Release date: 11/02/2020
Available on PS4
If you love action-adventure game riddled with crime and drama, you have probably heard about Sega’s Yakuza series. Fortunately, the fifth entry in this action-adventure series is getting a remake on PS4 this February.
Released initially on the PS3 way back in 2015, Yakuza 5 features the returning protagonist -Kazuma Kiryu, alongside four other characters, two of whom returns from Yakuza 4.
Yakuza 5 has a Metacritic score of 83/100.
1. Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle
Release date: 18/2/2020
Platform: PS4, Xbox One
Devil May Cry 3 is not the only hack and slash game you will get to replay this month. The baddest witch in the gaming history is back with the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th-anniversary bundle.
Both of the titles are some of the very best works of developer Platinum Games. With the news regarding the upcoming Bayonetta 3 pretty stale at this moment, we can at least quench our thirst by replaying these gems.
Bayonetta has a Metacritic score of 90/100.
Which of these five titles are you going to pick up this month? Tell us in the comments down below.