2020 has been a good year for gaming. Many new titles from different franchises have already arrived and many are yet to be released. Admist the Coronavirus, new games have not stopped coming out and a gamer could never ask for anything more. Beside games, PS5 and Xbox Series X are to be released later this year. Although, the dates are not yet announced but we believe they might be available around November.
Every month new video games arrive on different platforms like PC, PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch & other consoles. We have curated the best video games of 2020 below regardless of the platform. While many video games below are available through different platforms, some are limited to the specific. Our top pick for the video games to date are – “The Last of Us Part II” and “Half-Life: Alyx”. Why? Read below:
Best Video Games of 2020
GotY – Last of Us Part 2 (PS4)
The 2013 “Last of Us” was one of the best games of the decade. Nearly after 5 years, Naughty dog released its sequel “Last of Us Part 2”. The story follows the two main characters in an apocalyptic United States Ellie and Abby. The story of the game is amazing plotted on an environment where you have to defend against zombies and cannibalistic creatures. The development of game began on 2014 and was supposed to release early 2020 but the pandemic happened and so does the delays. Many leaks and trailers made it one of the most anticipated games of 2020. It finally released in June 19 and sold more than 4 million copies within just 2 days of its release.
What’s disappointing is PC users don’t get to play this masterpiece. However, it’s good to see Naughty Dog supporting Playstation platform. Don’t wait! If you want to play this survival adventure and get an experience of your gaming history, get yourself a PS4 or you can wait for the PS4 arriving later this year.
Half-Life Alyx (Valve Index VR, Oculus, PC)
Valve returned nearly after 16 years with its new Half-Life VR sequel “Half-Life Alyx”. Set on an impossible environment and a fight against aliens known as the Combine, Half-Life: Alyx is one of the most awaited and best games of 2020. The story follows your character as Alyx Vance where you are the only hope to humanity in this survival. Choose your weapons, gather valuable tools and fight your way through the story to reveal most thrilling VR experience. The game was released on March 23, 2020 in windows. While Value hasn’t officially provided their sales figures, we assume nearly 1 million copies must have been sold till date.
The game is well built in Virtual Reality (VR) environment that offers realistic interactions, world exploration, puzzle solving and combat of your lifetime.
Minecraft Dungeons (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch)
The world of Minecraft is not made for everyone & only passionate player can play this game. Minecraft Dungeons was released on May 26, 2020. In the history of Minecraft, over 200 million copies have been sold till date and is one of the most liked games of all time. The latest Minecraft Dungeons takes around 8 hours to beat the campaign mode. It introduces new mode of game play, hack-and-slash combat, and better graphics than its old-genre. New content and DLC are ready to be released later this year in form of new secret levels, difficulty sliders, endless loot and much more.
DOOM: Eternal (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo, PC)
Released on March 20, 2020 Doom Eternal picks of the story where Doom (2016) left off. The Earth is overtaken by the demons and you are the only hope to humanity. Your primary quest is to kill three space witches which will take you from Earth to Mars. Both planets are infested with demons and vicious creatures and you will have to fight your way while making few stops your space base, the fortress of Doom.
You will rarely get to breathe in the intense environment of Doom: Eternal. The game starts with a shotgun in your hand which is attached to a grappling hook. You can set demons one fire that with your hook and the details of demons exploding into pieces in just breathtaking. In short, this is one of the most badass games of all time and one of the best games of 2020.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake (PS4)
The Final Fantasy 7 was initially released on January 31, 1997, and was published by Square in Japan. Nearly after 23 years, the game has managed to bring the world of 90s to the modern era with high-resolution details and a better experience. It will take you a while to set up the main character but once you are done, a super amazing world is waiting for you to join. Final Fantasy 7 Remake proves how much the creators care about their audience.
The remake has sold over 3.5 million copies till date under Square Enix. It introduces better CGI, improved and reworked combat experiences and new places to be explored. In short, The Final Fantasy 7 remake is an excellent addition to the Final Fantasy franchise series making it one of the best video games of 2020.