What it acquired proper: Beast Wrestler is an isometric wrestling sport about beasts that wrestle. It imagines a 2020 the place genetically engineered animals duke it out for the pleasure of onlookers. About the one factor it predicts with accuracy is that the moon nonetheless exists, nevertheless it cryptically warns, “Solely the moon is aware of the long run,” when you develop into the home Beast Wrestler champion.
What it acquired fallacious: You should purchase one thing known as a “meals gun” from the in-game retailer which is important to feed your beast. These don’t exist in 2020, however I hope somebody is actively growing it. The shop additionally sells floppy discs that are hilariously outdated now.
What it acquired proper: Crysis’ story doesn’t start till August 7, so there are nonetheless a couple of months the place these occasions may happen and its applied sciences may develop into extensively accessible. That being mentioned, thus far, Crysis precisely predicts little about what the world is like in 2020.
What it acquired fallacious: We don’t have nanosuits that give us super-human capabilities, and we haven’t occurred upon proof of an alien race that predates humanity by hundreds of thousands of years. However there may be nonetheless about six months the place all that may occur.
Each 2020 Video Recreation Launch
What it acquired proper: John Romero’s 2000 FPS Daikatana is famend for its aggressive advertising marketing campaign and being disappointing. It doesn’t happen in 2020 a lot as a significant plot level happens in 2020 so its inclusion on this checklist is admittedly questionable. It’s a time journey story about monitoring down an historic sword to cease a plague treatment from being obtained by a tyrannical ruler, so it did partially predict how overpriced prescribed drugs could be an issue in 2020. It additionally encompasses a character named Superfly Johnson and a cursory Fb search reveals that there’s somebody with that title dwelling in Tallahassee, Florida, so congratulations on predicting that, Daikatana.
What it acquired fallacious: We don’t have time journey capabilities, which is a significant element of the story, and it opens with a digital assistant really responding to a personality’s voice instructions with out them having to repeat themselves which is completely preposterous.
Excellent Darkish Zero
What it acquired proper: The Xbox 360 launch sport marketed itself in print adverts with the textual content, “2020. Companies management the whole lot. With one exception.” And lo and behold, companies do actually personal the whole lot and it’s an actual bummer. Protagonist Joanna Darkish additionally carries a conveyable digital camera known as a CamSpy for gathering proof, which is now mainly one thing each individual carries round of their pocket.
What it acquired fallacious: That is going to be a recurring theme right here, however Excellent Darkish Zero has jetpacks. Nearly each sport that imagines the 12 months 2020 options jetpacks. Excellent Darkish Zero additionally has spiderbots that may crawl round and sort things which is one thing I look ahead to proudly owning quickly.
2020 Platform Exclusives
What it acquired proper: Like Tremendous Baseball 2020 (seen beneath), Raid 2020 is a sport that calls its shot proper within the title. It follows a person in a trench coat named Shadow as he fights drug sellers at numerous thrilling areas like piers and warehouses. Medication, piers, and warehouses nonetheless exist in 2020, so that they nailed that, and it additionally predicted the proliferation of the fashionable gig financial system because the police drive appears to be outsourcing its efforts to comprise the drug epidemic with freelancers.
What it acquired fallacious: The sport begins in an unassuming means with Shadow chasing down the drug lord Pit Bull (who’s a lizard?) in seemingly regular areas just like the aforementioned piers and warehouses, however he finally acquires a jetpack, makes his means into house, and fights gigantic ants underground – all issues we, sadly, can’t do or don’t have (but) in 2020.
Tremendous Baseball 2020
What it acquired proper: Baseball nonetheless exists within the 12 months 2020 and continues to be widespread regardless of new sports activities, like Rocket League, being way more entertaining to observe.
What it acquired fallacious: You will discover YouTube movies of robots taking part in baseball as early as 2009, nevertheless it’s way more boring than you would possibly assume. In Tremendous Baseball 2020, which launched for Neo Geo in 1991 and later got here to the Genesis, the gamers put on armor, have jetpacks, and the sector is roofed in an inexplicable grid. The MLB ought to actually take discover.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
What it acquired proper: In some way, towards all odds, the Ninja Turtles are nonetheless very fashionable and proceed to be an simple staple of recent popular culture. To think about that the turtles could be nonetheless be teaming up and preventing robots within the 12 months 2020 was a idiot’s guess, nevertheless it seems we’re the fools.
What it acquired fallacious: Although some credit score is due for predicting the recognition of hoverboards, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time’s Neon Evening-Riders within the 12 months 2020 degree predicted they’d really be hovering. It additionally assumed it could be our most important mode of transportation and we might use them as a substitute of automobiles whereas touring on the highways. On account of their recognition, elevated highways would additionally characteristic intermittent sections of lacking street that your common automotive would simply drive off of and presumably explode. Buildings would even be brilliant pink, blue, and inexperienced as a substitute of the drab blacks and greys we’re accustomed to and private single-person helicopters would even be a factor.
Tom Clancy’s EndWar
What it acquired proper: EndWar’s story is a sophisticated one which begins in 2016 and includes an power disaster, partnerships between the US and the European Union, house journey, momentary peace, and the formation of the European Federation – a set of European nations that band collectively to develop into extra economically viable than the US. And that’s all in 2016 earlier than issues actually get heated in 2020.
Should you squint arduous and simplify EndWar’s story all the way down to the UK believing there may be an financial benefit to rearranging its partnerships with close by European nations then you’ve gotten one thing that sort of awkwardly resembles Brexit. It’s a stretch, nevertheless it’s sort of, kind of a prediction that resembles a contemporary political situation. Don’t give it some thought too arduous, although.
What it acquired fallacious: The extra thrilling a part of the equation is the sci-fi stuff that we don’t have, however EndWar does! Militarized house! Tactical excessive power lasers! Exoskeletons for troopers that give them enhanced talents! Robots! And naturally, microwave weapons. We don’t have any of that.
These aren’t the one video games that happen in 2020. There may be additionally Mario & Sonic on the Olympic Video games Tokyo 2020, which predicts animals will likely be taking part within the annual video games later this 12 months.