32 Upcoming Google Stadia Games of 2019, 2020, and Beyond
1. MARVEL’s Avengers
Square Enix’s mysterious MARVEL IP is developed by the same studio that gave us the rebooted Tomb Raider series. Not connected to the MCU of any sorts, this action-adventure game is a co-op driven story where you control the OG Avengers. Players can team up with other players and master extraordinary abilities that fit the playstyle of their chosen heroes. They can even combine powers to turn the tide of battle. Crystal Dynamics promised this title to redefine the superhero-genre in gaming. As long as you ignore the not-so Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson-like characters, you’re in for a treat. Coming this May 15, 2020.
2. Assassin's Creed Odyssey
The third party game Google chose to showcase the power of their new platform, Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed Odyssey definitely looked smooth in their most recent presentation. Partnering with them on Project Stream, we got to see how google's new tech fared in bringing the Greek-inspired open world adventure to even the most rudimentary of today's PCs that can run the Google Chrome browser.
3. Baldur's Gate 3
Still an unreleased title, featuring Larian Studios' upcoming take on the classic isometric RPG will be interesting to see on the platform. Already landing the RPG's best of lists, we can't wait to see what they can do with the game's Dungeons and Dragons-based universe. The first main Baldur's Gate entry in almost two decades, it's only apt that it breaks into the modern video game generation with Google's special new gaming platform.
4. Darksiders Genesis
The latest entry to the Darksiders lore, announced on this year’s E3. A spinoff rather than a main Darksiders installment, Genesis veers away from the series' usual third person action adventure to offer a Diablo-like action RPG experience. For Torchlight fans, this might be your chance to get in on Darksiders' apocalyptic universe.
5. Doom Eternal
Another one of Google's third party partners, id Software is also set to bring their creations to the new platform. Already announced to come to PC and consoles (PS4, Xbox One, and Switch) this year, this sequel to their Doom reboot is about to make waves on the Stadia too. According to reports, Doom Eternal will be running at 60 frames per second with 4K resolution and HDR on the Stadia. That's some eye popping numbers for the hellish first person shooter.
6. Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2
The latest installment of Bandai Namco's hybrid dragonball title. Help yourself to their time-bending plots as you take on the game's blend of RPG and fighting. Already released on the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and the Switch, it got pretty decent marks across the board. How exactly it will perform on the new google platform, we'll get to find out soon.
7. Farming Simulator 19
Ok. So this might not be the most taxing of all the games on this list, but, its players might still come to benefit its inclusion in the Stadia roster. Selling 2 million copies and getting its very own esports league which awards the best virtual farmer, it goes to show that Focus Home Interactive is all serious about their latest farming simulation title.
8. Football Manager
Another simulation game, it's getting the same story as Farming Simulator 19. While it might not be the best at maximizing the Stadia's 4k potential, this launch title will definitely make full use of the platform's interconnectivity feature. In a game that demands a meticulous attention to detail, players will be able to keep up with their teams wherever, and on whatever device they have.
9. Get Packed
Launching exclusively for the Stadia, this game is making us sink our teeths into their juicy and fun-looking couch co-op game. Built for up to four players, Get Packed is jampacked with comical shenanigans, ridiculous ragdoll physics, and all around object and objective based catastrophe. It's an over the top multiplayer for anyone with a taste for destruction and explosions.
A racer is coming to the Stadia, and it's a racer by the virtuosos of the genre, Codemasters themselves. Two facts that are exciting on their own. But unfortunately, this doesn't seem to be Codemasters in their best form. Not getting quite the reviews they wanted on Steam, this port might prove a worthy alternative
A Stadia exclusive and its from none other than the delightful indie studio, Tequila Works. Impressing the world with the vibrant quiet of their adventure game Rime, Gylt shows them hitting a different kind of note. Exploring the survival horror genre ala their previous hit, Deadlight, Gylt seemingly compels with its mix of puzzle, adventure, horror, and heart.
12. Just Dance
When the groove hits, you just gotta dance. It looks like Google is willing to put up their services for the joy of dancing along with one of their primary third-party partners, Ubisoft. The eleventh installment of the series, Just Dance 2020 will feature big names like Ariana Grande, Cardi B, Panic at the Disco, and even Blackpink. Offering their own on-demand subscription, we don't exactly know how that will stack up to the Stadia's own subscription price. Hopefully dancing to the beat won't cost you your wallet.
13. NBA 2K
2K is also set to arrive on the Google Stadia with their flagship NBA series. With the upcoming platform, NBA 2K is ready to level up the immersion by letting you join in on the games of your favorite streamers using their Crowd Play feature. Other than this cool new feature, it will also include other tools for content creators and streamers. What these are, we're sure to find out as we come closer to the platform's launch later this year.
14. Shadow of the Tomb Raider
The iconic heroine is jumping into the fray too. The third entry to the rebooted Lara Croft series, Shadow of the Tomb Raider served as a jump-off point in Stadia's presentation. With the game's many environmental puzzles, it got to show off the google platform's Youtube Integration--allowing for a google assistant to get you through the difficult parts with strategy videos and walkthroughs with a single click on the Stadia controller.
15. Tomb Raider Definitive Edition
Also slated for the Stadia is the first rebooted Tomb Raider title in its definitive form. While it's the more dated Lara Croft adventure, this definitive version might also be presented with the same eye popping HD that other Stadia titles will offer, as well as the Youtube integration they showed off in the presentation.
16. The Elder Scrolls Online
You may also enjoy the extent of the Elder Scrolls series with the entrance of Bethesda's MMORPG. While the Switch port might've brought the Skyrim to the portable format, this Stadia release will let to stream your own medieval fantasy adventures on whichever screen you choose. With some complaints already lobbed at the ESO servers, there are a few worries about the input lag that might occur on top of the usual kinks.
17. Destiny 2
After detaching themselves from Activision’s hands, Bungie returns in all its glory. Now leaving Blizzard’s launcher, Destiny 2 moves to Steam and shifting its game into a free-to-play model, not including its DLCs and its standalone Shadowkeep expansions. This new Destiny flourishes with its new cross-save functionality for the Google Stadia, supporting its multi-platform users into a singular account. More details to follow in the near future. It comes out this September 17 alongside Shadowkeep.
18. Borderlands 3
The epic loot-shooter is coming to the Google Stadia. This long-awaited sequel returns with more satisfying loot for players to pick up and a massive skill tree system to enjoy. This new entry includes a fresh approach to its story themes and an importance of Sirens and interplanetary travel. It comes out this September 13.
19. Doom (2016)
Alongside Doom Eternal, id Software’s hardcore first-person demon shooter is also coming out on the Stadia. Although there’s really nothing new about this port, Stadia aims to provide the quality gameplay that this game has like in the other consoles. Since the game runs via streaming, there might be a few hiccups with its quality, but we’ll see more of that once we get our hands on the game.
20. Final Fantasy XV
Looks like Square Enix is on Google’s side with this new Stadia power. The critically acclaimed role-playing game takes players once again into an enthralling world where fantasy meets reality. Meet Prince Noctis and the boys as they go in an epic journey of brotherhood, love and despair. It comes with all the latest free DLC’s that the game had since Day One.
21. Metro Exodus
Another unexpected turn of events takes Deep Silver’s post-nuclear first-person shooter to the Stadia. Survive the nuclear winter as you search for a new beginning in the post-apocalyptic Moscow. Artyom returns with even better upgrades and tools to help him fight mutated creatures and pesky techno-cults. Despite Epic’s 1-year contract, looks like Exodus has no problem branching out to another console… except f or Steam.
22. Mortal Kombat 11
Fighting games are always welcome during console launches. Google’s partnership with NetherRealms takes us to the epic fight to the death. MK11 brings the gore and viscera to the Stadia in all its wonder. This fighting game supports 4K graphics, HDR, 60 frames and a sweet 5.1 surround sound, provided if your internet speed is fast enough.
Drool’s fresh ‘rhythm-violence’ title is also making its appearance to the Google Stadia. Play as a Space Beetle in a neon-lit adventure across the encompassing void. Encounter strange Lovecraftian entities and take them all out as you time your button presses to its dark tunes. Overcome multiple levels with increasing difficulty and show your mettle against the creeping darkness of Space.
24. Rise Of The Tomb Raider
Lara Croft’s second adventure in Crystal Dynamics’ reboot is looking good. All Tomb Raider titles are coming out on the Stadia. In Rise, aid Lara in her quest to find the secret to immortality. Travel to the frozen tundra of Siberia and overcome numerous natural threats. With the Stadia, it supports the ultimate visual experience including 4K in 60fps
25. Power Rangers: Battle For The Grid
San Francisco-based game developer nWay’s Power Rangers fighting game. Meet your favorite heroes from the vast Power Rangers universe and let them battle in a battle of epic proportions. With over 12 playable characters and more in its Seasons Pass, it’s the ultimate fanservice for hardcore Power Rangers fans. Although it was already out on the XOne and the Switch last March, its Stadia version comes out sometime this year.
26. Rage 2
RAGE 2 is pulling out all the stops in terms of reckless destruction, vehicular action, and satisfying shooting. As more and more games pivot towards online multiplayer, RAGE meanwhile puts all their focus on providing a single player experience. Set 30 years after the first game, the post-apocalypse is radiating with new life. Get your hands on some freakish radioactive powers and participate in the many delights of its wild open world. The sheer scale of this game on the Stadia is something we should look forward to.
27. Samurai Shodown
Nothing like a trip back to memory lane. SNK’s beloved classic makes a grand return to the modern generation platforms. It was one of those games that shaped the future of Arcade gaming alongside CAPCOM’s Street Fighter. This reboot of the series takes players between the events of the original title and Samurai Shodown V. Powered by the Unreal Engine 4, expect Stadia’s cloud streaming feature in an improved presentation of the fighting game we once knew and loved. This fresh new title brings along all the familiar combat and characters from the original, with added twist. It’s coming sometime this year.
28. Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
Jon Bernthal might be your worst enemy in this latest Ghost Recon title. Following the polarizing reception of Wildlands, Breakpoint manages to improve upon the previous games’ shortcomings in terms of gameplay, content and multiplayer experience. The new open world of Auroa is breathtaking. Players assume the role of Nomad and defeat an enemy with the same skill sets as you are. It comes out this 4th of October.
29. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Ubisoft’s other sequel to their Tom Clancy title. The Division 2 takes players into a new and improved third-person shooter experience set in a post-apocalyptic world. Alongside Breakpoint, Ubisoft is feeling generous with a huge list of of their IP’s to Google Stadia. Its new subscription service, UplayPlus, will encourage more players to pay for more Ubisoft and Stadia content once the game releases on the platform.
30. Trials Rising
In addition to its Season 2 content, Trials Rising is also making its way to the Google Stadia. The motor game from Ubisoft includes a slew of new content including a new ranked game mode called Medieval Motor Mayhem. It brings new ways for players to get competitive and climb the leaderboards. The game comes out on the Stadia sometime this November.
31. The Crew
One of the most beautiful-looking racing games is zooming its way to the Stadia too. The Crew 2 is the ultimate racing experience, as players can seamlessly compete with other players in the lands, waters and skies. Using a multitude of vehicles, select the best and free-roam across the urban jungles of the United States. Releasing this November.
32. Wolfenstein: Youngblood
Set a year or two after their recent Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, this standalone spinoff will see protagonist BJ Blazkowicz relinquishing the center stage to his two twin daughters. Taking us back to the alternate 80s, feel the groovy vibes of Nazi America as you embark on a brand new co-op adventure. It comes out on the Stadia sometime this year.