2020 Gaming In Review: ThaRaven403 – Best PlayStation Games This Year

by ThaRaven403

Here we are for our second post celebrating the best games of 2020! If you missed the previous post for our best games of the year, you can review it right now: 2020 Gaming in Review – Ceidz.

Today we’re keeping the spotlight on the best PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch 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!


Ah, 2020, yet another great year for gamers! I told you about it in my review last year, but Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order got me busy for quite some time this year, what an awesome game this was. It was a great action game, taking a lot from other successful titles out there and putting it together in the Star Wars universe. Swinging the lightsaber around is without a doubt some of the most fun I had this year.

As for what was released this year, there are a few games that stood out for me. I’m not a visual novel fan, but earlier this year, I had the chance to review Coffee Talk, a great game with an incredible art style and a nice smooth atmosphere inside a coffee shop, it was a lot of fun to get through the whole story. More recently, I had the chance to review One Finger Death Punch 2, a simple yet highly addictive action game that all you have to do is either punch left or right. It was crazy fun with some incredible visuals, highly colorful, and a great game to pass some time in between some bigger games.

Coffee Talk Review - 2

My Game of the Year: Streets of Rage 4 (PlayStation 4)

As for the game that takes the top spot for me this year on the PS4, it’s without a doubt Streets of Rage 4. I’ve always been a Streets of Rage fan, often replaying the three first games just because they were the best of all beat ’em up games, way back then they released. And then 2020 came along with a new entry in the franchise, and it totally delivered. Colorful visuals, action as good as the first games but with a modern touch, and lots of replay value, it all came together to give us the best beat ’em up ever. For a genre that’s been lacking good games for a while, this is one of the best revivals a game series can get.

Streets Of Rage 4 Review - 1

Did I say 2020 was great for gamers? Because we also got a new console with the PlayStation 5! I was one of the lucky ones that got to grab one pretty early, so I’ve already had the chance to play some of its games.

Best on PlayStation 5: Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered (PlayStation 5)

But the one that takes the first spot for me this year is actually a game from 2018; Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered. I had totally missed this game on the PS4, so I grabbed the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition to get a chance to play this remaster before taking on the newest entry, and I’ve been hooked ever since I started it. It’s got great gameplay, a really good storyline, and swinging around New York has never looked so good. It’s one of those games that definitely start things the right way with a new console. Oh, and it takes 7 seconds from starting the game to reaching the splash screen, so the new SSD definitely takes things to a new level.

Honorable Mention: Astro’s Playroom (PlayStation 5)

Astro’s Playroom comes preinstalled on every system, and to my surprise, it’s a very fun PS5 game! It’s short and simple, but it does so much in showing us the possibilities of the DualSense controller that definitely makes it worth the time to complete it. There’s also so much PlayStation love put into this game with all the artifacts and designs from objects of the PlayStation history that make it a great trip down memory lane, going all the way back to the first console.

As for 2021, I know it will definitely be a great year to play on the PlayStation 5. I already have Spider-Man: Miles Morales ready to go once I’m done with the first Spider-Man. Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla is waiting for me after that, which will be the first game I try in this series – late to the party, I know. And no matter when that is, the new God of War is allegedly releasing in 2021. The Leviathan Axe with the adaptive triggers of the DualSense? Yes, please!

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