2020 has been super exciting year for gaming. This year we ushered in a new console generation (PS5 and Xbox Series S/X). We also saw the release of some hot games we’ve been waiting for years. Here’s our list of Top 5 games from 2020.
5. Call of Duty: Warzone
A free add-on to a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Warzone is a battle royale shooter, with plenty original ideas. Most battle royal games have come up short, but Warzone’s systems, strategies and progressions provided many hours of distraction as we adjusted to spending more time at home during lockdown.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4
4. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Expected sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest does exactly what a sequel should, building on its predecessor’s foundation to create a more complex, more colorful and bigger world. In the game’s prelude, Ori and a host of other adorable characters adopt and raise a baby owl. But tragedy strikes when Ori and the baby bird are separated. The player then traverses a gorgeously-rendered landscape and solves a series of wicked little puzzles in a heart-wrenching reunification quest.
Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, Nintendo Switch
3. Among Us
In Among Us you’re tasked with “sussing” out the impostor on your starship. Some players, called “Crewmates,” are assigned to minigame-style repair jobs around the ship, while the “Impostor” sets out to quietly disrupt and kill the Crewmates. Suspicious of someone? Call a team meeting to discuss who could be an Impostor, then vote to throw them into the cold vacuum of space and be careful, because you might be wrong.
Platforms: PC, iOS/Android
2. Ghost of Tsushima
The game features a large open world, without waypoints, which can be explored without guidance. Players can travel to different parts of the world on horseback. Alternatively, using stealth allows to evade enemies and strike them silently with tools such as firecrackers to create distractions, smoke bombs to disorient alerted foes, and kunai for striking multiple enemies. One-versus-one dueling with non-playable characters is optional.
1. Last of Us Part II
The post-apocalyptic The Last of Us Part II takes a lot of big upsets that will surprise, frustrate and even enrage many players—but they are thought-provoking risks. The sequel follows Ellie, all grown up and still immune to the virus that has transformed much of humanity into zombies, as she struggles with the consequences of a morally dubious decision made by her father Joel in the first game.