This year was full of themes that captivated all audiences, from multi-action RPGs and first-person shooters, to some crazy-driving games, to some of the most iconic and artistic indie works. After hours of research here is a list of the top 10 games of 2020 released this year.
10. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
Release: 4 September
Platforms: PS $, X Box One, Windows
While it has been a hot moment since skateboarding games dominate the console space, Vicarious Visions ‘excellent collection of renaming the first two titles of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was a reminder of how the whole series has gripped the entire generation of players in the late 90s and early’ 00s . Whether it’s the railroad, the kickflips, or the lower 1080 gravity on the upward ramp, everything in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 sounds and looks the way you remember it but it has to do with today’s breakthrough. That’s a sign of any good recovery, and why this game in particular was a good example of a trend this year.
The reason of the games inclusion in top 10 games of 2020 is the old swings like Warehouse, School and Downtown have all been faithfully redesigned from the ground up to the 21st century audience, diligently bringing the same joy and balanced challenge as they did before. The fact that selecting mechanical features such as backlinks, which did not arrive until later installed, was also systematically added is also a good thing, which quickly made Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 a clear way to experience this classic skateboarding
9. Doom Eternal
Release Date: 20 March
Platforms: Nintendo switch, PS4, PS5, X box one, X box X / S, Windows
It would be easy for Doom Eternal to be the same. After all, Doom 2016 became an amazing gold medal for single-player FPS games due to its clever writing and gameplay that incorporates the best ideas of classic and modern methods. However, Doom Eternal has proven to be more than just “the same but bigger.”
With its levels like arena and resource management equipment, Doom Eternal sometimes feels like a puzzle game set in the Doom area. While the transition to this new style may be controversial, you soon find that Doom Eternal speaks the same language in a different language. The brutal splendor of the old Doom game remains but is introduced in the form of an FPS dance genre that puts you in a state of pure zen once you’ve figured out how to do that perfect run in a room full of demonic ducks. This is deserved spot in top 10 games of 2020.
Release Date: 14 February
Platforms: PS4, PS5
It’s easy to call Dreams one of the best games of the year. The hard question to choose which game within the dreams is the biggest rival. The Media Molecule maker’s playground, which frees up an expensive and closed world of game development, allows anyone with a PlayStation to pursue their dreams of the highest quality video game, full of fantasy and impressive indie titles makes its spot in top 10 games of 2020.
There are a few Sonic games made by fans that end up showing Sega how a fast blue boy can work on three levels. A great kaiju rampage game called Ruckus received a lot of attention earlier this summer. The list goes on, but the real highlight of the dreams, I think, is all the shocking human experience. Well deserved in top 10 games of 2020.
7. Demons Soul
Release Date: 5 February
Platforms: PS4, PS5
Although it was first released in 2009 on PlayStation 3, Demon’s Souls will help define the next generation of gamers by launching a genre like Ghost, which has influenced everything from the latest Star Wars games to The Legend of Zelda. The “problem” is that the legacy of the Demons has been overshadowed by what their followers do.
That’s the beauty of PS5’s replay which makes this game in top 10 games of 2020, Aided by the power of the next hardware console, Bluepoint Games developer honors one of the most important games in the history of the past 15 years while reviewing it intelligently in ways that show that the foundation of FromSoftware’s hit break is undeniably in stark contrast to today’s classic.
6. Animal Crossing: New Horizon
Release Date: 20 March
Releasing in the wake of the global shutdown, New Horizons provided the much-needed escape while in solitary confinement, not only to attract regular Nintendo fanbase, but also to those who had never played games in the past but were now looking for something to spend their time at home. Whether we played it with friends or on our own, New Horizons provided the process and disruption that most of us needed in a world we were suddenly thrown into chaos. It has spot in top 10 games of 2020.
Well, it helped that New Horizons is the best Animal Crossing game to date, with tons of new ways to make your island your own (and your own). And with the Covid-19 limits extended longer than most of us expected, New Horizons kept pace, with Nintendo releasing a steady stream of new fish to be caught, fruit to be harvested, and events to take place throughout the year. It may not be the game everyone wants, but New Horizons is the game needed for 2020.
5. Cyberpunk 2077
Release Date: 10 December
Platforms: PS5, X Box One, X Box X / S, Windows
When writing the Cyberpunk 2077 legacy, there is no doubt that the opening chapter will focus on bugs, technological shortcomings, and empty promises that have transformed what appears to be one of 2020 guaranteed issues to become one of today’s most controversial gaming issues.
However, the fact that the original features of this game may not ultimately mean that Cyberpunk 2077 presents itself as specialised knowledge whenever you can play it without crashes or bugs that damage your knowledge. The technical problems of Cyberpunk 2077 would not have been as devastating as they were if there had not been a really good game in their hearts for people asking to be able to play as intended.
Cyberpunk 2077’s technical problems wouldn’t hurt as much as they do if there wasn’t a truly great game at the heart of them that people are begging to be able to play as intended. Technical issues should not be the reason of exclusion of the game in top 10 games of 2020.
4.Final Fantasy VII Remake
Release Date: 2 March
The pressure was on for Square Enix from the moment it announced Final Fantasy VII Remake back in 2015. For those who obsessed over the original back in 1997, the prospect of a remake was the stuff dreams were made of, and this year we finally got to relive Cloud, Aerith, Barret, and Tifa’s grand adventure (the first act of it, at least) with fully updated, well, everything. Astonishingly, the remake actually lived up to expectations and delivered not just a faithful update to the original game but a modern RPG that stands as one of its generation’s best regardless of nostalgia. The new version easily makes in top 10 games of 2020.
It takes the iconic story of the original and draws it out, but not in a shallow way. Tetsuya Nomura and Square Enix fleshed out nearly everything in this world that could be fleshed out—like so many characters who appeared in FF7 but never got the time of day, save for roles as class fillers in the party—without making it drag. Remake also introduced an engaging style of action-RPG, melding the party balancing system from traditional RPGs with more fluid, flashy combat, and overturning the turned-based system.
The key to Square Enix’s success was its approach, which aimed not to duplicate the experience of the original game, but to capture the essence and spirit of it while using modern game design to deliver the story in a way that doesn’t feel retro or rehashed at all. The game looks dazzling by 2020 standards (Midgar never looked better) but doesn’t compromise the integrity of the original designs, and the real-time combat—arguably the biggest departure from the original—is a blast to play.
3. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Release Date: 12 November
Platforms: PS4, PS5
Insomniac is one of those studios you can always count on to deliver fun, polished, brightest scenes in every category, while Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales only adds to the team’s good reputation. Building on an already glorious formula for a studio made with the original Marvel’s Spider-Man, Miles’ story is one of the loss, friendship, ownership, and power of the Black and Spanish communities of Harlem.
The side-quel is also one of the best topics to introduce without a doubt. Although it is a cross-gen game, the PS5 version is currently the best example of what the next play from looks and performance. You won’t find New York City looking better than any other video game, season, and brilliant Insomniac job that looks crazy crazy when reinforced by the great power of PS5. Miles plays differently than Peter Parker did in the first game again, with his painstaking powers giving the enemy new emotions and rhythm. This game should be in top 10 games of 2020.
2. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Release Date: 10 November
Platforms: PS4, PS5, X Box One, X Box Series X / S, Windows
Ubisoft deserves credit for keeping a franchise like Assassin’s Creed, 13 years old at this time, thriving in an industry full of open world games now more than ever. The series is always a genre of competition, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla proves why: refined like any of its predecessors and brings balanced information and a rich world to explore, tons of exotic stories to unveil, and a meeting place featuring the dreaded 5th-century English world scene.
There is no perfect open world game, and Valhalla certainly has a few flaws. But it’s a good time to play blood, and there’s a lot to do that there’s no question you’re getting your money’s worth. Eivor’s quest for glory and domination is also the most cinematic story in the entire AC catalog, with some really amazing scenes that clash with those found in the most straightforward games that can smell the scope of Valhalla. Some of the moments of other parts of the world in the back of the game are pure, unadulterated, unmistakably fun, and all in all, this is one of the best features of the series. Perfect game for top 10 games of 2020.
1. The Ghost of Tsushima
Release Date: 17 July
The concept of respect has never been tested in a game like word and philosophy as is the case with Ghost of Tsushima, Sucker Punch’s which is dominated by the story of the epic samurai. Jin Sakai’s great adventure is brutal and beautiful, skipping snowy hills and mountains on a titular island, as he oppresses the oppressive Mongol army in his country, all the while fighting within the kind of man, hero, and leader he ultimately wants to be.
Will you be a Jin, stick to the Samurai code and face your enemies directly, controlling large groups? Or will you act like a ghost, emphasising theft? The best part is that you can, and should, do both. These highly polished fighting styles are mixed with a ton of metric tools and skills, and now that there are so many online, offline players (especially free upgrades), it’s amazing to see how everyone plays this game differently – and which strategy, after refinement, seems to work .
The game is so versatile that it’s hard to count them all here. In appearance, it looks very strange that anyone who passes your TV as you play everything but is not guaranteed to stop and watch for a while. The fighting is fast and challenging, the stealth mechanic is on point, the points are sweeping and kind, the characters look realistic, the multiplayer mode online “Legends” actually explodes to play… and the list goes on. This state-of-the-art poetry, complete and iconic PlayStation Studios is a soul-stirring, well-known cinema, and is a great way to send a PS4 at sunset.
Honorable Mentions: Call of Duty Black Ops, Medal of Honor Above and Beyond, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
This is my list of top 10 games of 2020. I have made the list with some research and with the help of audience as well. If you think any other game deserved to be in the list, let me know in the comments below. And also have you played any of above game, let me know. Until then Happy Gaming.