Top New Video Games of January 2020

As January 2020 comes to a close, we’ve finally found time to check out the top new video games that released throughout the month, and there were already some heavy hitters. Dragon Ball Z fans finally get the adventure game they deserve, and the latest Walking Dead game breathes new life into the franchise – for those with a VR headset. There’s also a new Australian Open Tennis game, a return to Warcraft III, a comedy set in space and more. These are your top new video games of January 2020 with plenty to keep you busy, at least ‘til February’s new games start to drop.

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot

There’s been no shortage of Dragon Ball Z fighting games in recent years, but a full-blown adventure starring Goku and friends? It’s about time!

In Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, players relive the story of Goku across epic events and light-hearted side quests, including never-before-seen story moments that answer some burning questions of Dragon Ball lore for the first time.

Fight across vast battlefields with destructible environments and experience epic boss battles that will test the limits of your combat abilities. Fish, fly, eat, train, and battle your way through the Dragon Ball Z sagas, making friends and building relationships with a massive cast of characters.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1
Release Date: Available now

Journey to the Savage Planet

Welcome to the Pioneer Program. You are the newest recruit of Kindred Aerospace. Dropped onto an uncharted planet with little equipment and no real plan, you must explore, catalogue alien flora and fauna and determine if this planet is fit for human habitation. But perhaps you are not the first to set foot here. Onward to adventure! Good luck – and mind the goo!

Journey to the Savage Planet is an upbeat and colourful, single-player or co-op adventure where players explore, solve puzzles, catalogue alien species and survive the harsh conditions of an exotic world. Access new areas by upgrading tools including a laser pistol, a rocket pack for boost jumps, rocket boots for swift descents and more. Your trusty 3D printer will turn any old space trash you discover into useful items. Bring a sense of humour for this one.

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xb1
Release Date: Available Now

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Return to The Walking Dead universe in this immersive VR experience. Players fight the undead, scavenge the flooded ruins of New Orleans and face gut-wrenching decisions regarding the fate of their character and the other survivors. Surrounded by the dead, use stealth to survive or go in guns blazing. Battle famine and disease.

As bodies pile up between warring factions, whispers spread of a long-lost mystery in the city that could turn the tide of the war. Will you be able to survive while caught in the middle of this conflict? Can you unravel the mystery that is behind it all? The fate of the city and its survivors rests in your hands.

Platform: PC
Release Date: Available now

AO Tennis 2

Return to the Australian Open, develop a professional tennis career and set out to conquer the world rankings in what’s being described as the most realistic tennis simulation ever made.

Use the comprehensive Academy editing suite to create your own player, as well as your own courts, or download thousands of community creations. Then see how you compare to the big names on the ATP and WTA circuits, against the likes of Rafael Nadal, Ash Barty, Angelique Kerber and many more.

AO Tennis 2 is the only tennis experience designed for and by its community with an endless stream of player-created content. Use it or create your own to reach the top of world tennis in Career Mode.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, Switch
Release Date: Available now

Warcraft III: Reforged

Explore the complete re-imagining of this real-time strategy classic that first graced PCs back in 2002. Explore the origins of the Warcraft universe while commanding Azeroth’s greatest heroes and villains across 62 continent-spanning missions.

Play as four diverse races, each with unique strategies, units, abilities and champions. Take in the vivid recreations of every hero, unit, building and environment with reforged visuals. Then, discover the endless range of player-created content including scenarios, MOBAS, tower defence games and more.

Platform: PC,
Release Date: Available now

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Pursue a rogue god over land and sea in the sequel to the multi-award-winning RPG Pillars of Eternity. Captain your ship on a dangerous voyage of discovery across the vast unexplored archipelago region of the Deadfire. Bend the world to your will, as you explore the depths of infinite possibilities, including detailed character customisation, total freedom of exploration, and more meaningful choices at every turn.

Build a party from 7 different companions and assign multiple classes and deeper abilities for each. Witness their personal relationships and interactions unfold with the addition of the new companion system. Upgrade your ship and crew and choose what skills you improve to survive dangerous encounters along the way.

Platforms: PC, PS4, XB1, Switch
Release Date: January 31

In other gaming news, Zombie Army 4: Dead War is an upcoming co-op experience and one to keep an eye on when it launches in February.