Here we are for our third post celebrating the best games of 2020! If you missed our previous best games of the year, you can check them out right now!
Today we’re giving the spotlight to the Nintendo Switch and PS4 games we played this year. Please keep in mind that we didn’t play all of this year’s releases, but hopefully, this list is useful for you!
And once you’re done reading today’s article, we want to hear: which were your best games played this year? It doesn’t matter what console you played them on, we want to know!
It’s been a whirlwind 2020, and gaming has definitely been something that has helped during these crazy times. I played – and reviewed! – a ton of PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch games, and as the happy owner of a PlayStation 5, I look forward to all of the extra gaming I’ll be doing in 2021 and beyond! Oh, that reminds me: If you own a PlayStation 5, don’t sleep on Astro’s Playroom! Sure, it might be a free and short game pre-installed on your console, but it’s a great showcase for the DualSense controller, as well as a wonderful homage to the history of the PlayStation brand.
My Game of the Year: Embracelet (Nintendo Switch)
“Embracelet tells a heartwarming story about love, friendship, loss, and discovery. While there are some technical limitations that hold this experience back, the narrative is something that must be experienced. This Nordic treat weaves a tale that deserves your attention, and it is proof of how narrative design is so integral to a great game”
Honorable Mention: Wintermoor Tactics Club (PlayStation 4)
On the PlayStation front, I loved my time with Wintermoor Tactics Club. Here’s an excerpt of my Wintermoor Tactics Club review:
“Wintermoor Tactics Club delivers a great strategy RPG experience, a well-written story of teenage angst, and frames it all through the fantasy lens of Wintermoor’s D&D equivalent. This isn’t the longest game, but that’s great because nothing overstays its welcome. The different factions of the school are fun to interact with, and each encounter brings something new to the mix. The skills to which you’re given access add nice a layer of customization to a beautiful turn-based battle system.”
This is it for this my best releases this year. What were yours? Tell us in the comments below!