2020 is almost over, so it’s time for an epic question: What were our best games this year? We deliberated for a while and came up with a list that includes what we think are the best games of 2020!
In this series of posts, we’ll detail the best games we played this year. Please keep in mind that we didn’t play all of this year’s releases. Later in the week, we’ll have more posts detailing even more PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch releases!
This year, we’re mixing things a little, and we’ll have a few posts coming up, and each day will focus on the picks from one reviewer.
After you’re done reading this list, please be sure to tell us about your best games for this year in the comments below!
The PlayStation 5 was released a few weeks ago, and a few of us already got the chance to play some of its already great games library. Between the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch, we had a lot of games to choose from, so without further ado, here are our best games of 2020!
My Game of the Year: Shantae and the Seven Sirens (PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch)
I’m a huge fan of the Shantae franchise, and this year’s Shantae and the Seven Sirens was not only the best game of the franchise so far, but for me, it was the best game I played this year! I loved exploring what this great Metroidvania had to offer, all while enjoying its amazing soundtrack. I definitively recommend this game to every gamer looking for a superb 2D action platformer.
Honorable Mention: Sakuna of Rice and Ruin (PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch)
Sakuna of Rice and Ruin puts you in the shoes of Sakuna, a goddess exiled to a solitary island. This game is a perfect mix between a farming simulator in which you must (very technically) grow your rice crops and take on a 2.5D side-scrolling adventure game through the dungeons on offer. I greatly enjoyed this game and can definitively recommend it to gamers looking for an adventure game of a different style on PS4.
Honorable Mention: Fairy Tail (PlayStation 4)
Even though it did get average reviews mainly because of its repetitiveness, I loved playing Fairy Tail! I played it for a while, and by the time I unlocked its Platinum trophy, I had spent more than 35 hours playing it. Even gamers that aren’t familiar with the Fairy Tail anime will find an enjoyable turn-based RPG with a lively cast to enjoy!
Other Honorable Mentions
There were a lot of great games released this year, so it was really hard to decide which games made the cut and which ones didn’t.
Here are some other releases that I can recommend, in no particular order:
– Ara Fell: Enhanced Edition, a great 16-bit turn-based RPG (PS4 and Nintendo Switch).
– Spiritfarer: a great open-world-ish game in which you are traveling by boat, exploring the impressively drawn landscapes as you ferry the dead to their final resting place (PS4 and Nintendo Switch).
– Persona 5: Royal: The definitive version of Persona 5, which released a few years ago (PS4 and Switch).
– The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV: The last episode of the Trails of Cold Steel games. A great story-heavy turn-based Japanese-RPG that gives us an excellent end to the subseries.
– Trials of Mana: A great and colorful action-RPG set in the Mana universe. It’s a remake of Seiken Densetsu III (Secret of Mana III), which up until this point had never seen a release in the West.
Stay tuned for our second post of the best PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch games of 2020, which goes live tomorrow! Can you guess which regular writer will be presenting his best games?
What were YOUR best games this year?