2020 robbed us of entertainment. It took away our movies, music, sports, etc. However, it wasn’t able to take away our gaming.
The COVID-19 pandemic took a toll on all of us. It robbed us of travel, entertainment, sports, music concerts, parties, etc. But gaming is one area that wasn’t affected. In fact, it even thrived despite the pandemic.
The truth is, some of the biggest releases happened this year. Maybe that’s because people all over the world have more time playing video games than ever. With that said, there are three really hyped games that came in: Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Last of Us Part 2, and Cyberpunk 2077.
So, without further ado, here are the best video game titles that thrived in 2020.
Ghost of Tsushima
The Ghost of Tsushima is on a very technical level. In fact, it’s meticulously made and optimized for a fun, engaging experience. At first, it might seem like another combat-based game, but it’s actually a combination of storytelling with historical background, visual design, and voice acting when you start playing it.
While Fall Guys lost its popularity over the year, you’ll find it interesting when you play it again. As the name implies, Fall Guys is an ultimate knockout game. In fact, it even saw success because of its commitment to chaos.
It’s a crazy battle royale heavily inspired by shows like Takeshi’s Castle and Ninja Warrior. The video game sees potential success upon external factors that are out of your control. And that also is the case for failures.
Fall Guys have no room for empathy. However, it’s what makes it more amusing. You just can’t figure the game out.
The Last of Us Part 2
The Last of Us Part 2 is launched this year. It’s an action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog in collaboration with Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It’s a five-year update of The Last of Us in 2013.
Gamers will control two characters in a post-apocalyptic setting in the United States. Moreover, the game is played from a third-person perspective. Players use firearms, stealth, and even improvised weapons to fight both human enemies and cannibalistic creatures.
The game’s revenge and retribution were heavily inspired by Druckmann’s experience as he grew up in Israel. It was launched on June 19, 2020, and was praised for its characters, performances, gameplay, visual fidelity, and narrative.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons was released on March 20, 2020. It’s a life simulation video game published and developed by Nintendo for Nintendo Switch. The gamer plays the role of a customizable character who moves to another island after buying a package from Tom Nook.
Players can explore the island randomly, where they can gather and craft items. They catch fish and insects and develop a community of ancient animals. New Horizons was a successful game. In fact, it broke the console game record for most units sold in a single month.
That’s five million copies. Currently, it has sold over 26 million copies. It’s now standing in the 28th seat of the best-selling video game in history.
Spelunky 2 is the sequel to the Spelunky that was released in 2008. The new version is developed by Mossmouth and BlitWorks for Windows and Playstation 4. The game is a 2D platform, and it assumes the character of Ana.
Ana must maneuver deadly caves, traps, and hostile enemies while collecting treasures. The game comes with a new liquid physics feature where the fluid flows naturally with the level. It presents new monsters, rideable mounts, and traps. Also, it supports four-player online multiplayer for both cooperative and competitive modes.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Final Fantasy 7 Remake is developed and published by the Japanese holding company, Square Enix. The game involves a combination of real-time action and strategic role-playing elements. Likewise, it was released on April 10, 2020, for PlayStation 4.
It received excellent reviews for its graphics, narrative, gameplay, and music. Critics even praised how the game remained faithful to its original storyline from 1997. It was a financial success as it’s one of the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 games. In fact, it sold over 3.5 million copies in its first three days alone.
Madden NFL 2020
The Madden NFL 2020 is hugely inspired by the National Football League. It’s an American football video game developed by EA Tiburon and published by Electronic Arts. This is the latest installment of the long-running Madden NFL series. The game was released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows.
It features Patrick Mahomes as the cover athlete. He is the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs. Mahomes, on the other hand, is the second player to win a Super Bowl after Rob Gronkowski.