The Best Video Games of 2020

We’re counting down the best games of 2020 for the PS5, Xbox Series X, and the Nintendo Switch, including 'Spider-Man: Miles Morales', 'Doom Eternal', and more.

The Best Video Games of 2020
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The Best Video Games of 2020

In 2020, millions of locked-down people worldwide rediscovered their love for video games, a perfect getaway from our current, sobering reality. Our consoles were therapeutic joy machines and gave us a control and vicarious autonomy that we suddenly lacked in life.

We could go any place we wanted to—whether it was a deserted island where we farmed pumpkins and pulled weeds, or an abandoned skate park where we grinded on rusted rails. Whether it was feudal Japan with its samurai code, or modern Japan with its Yakuza loyalty oaths; whether it was the Greek Underworld or a literal Hell on Earth; this was the year of escapism. 

It was also the year that both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One reached the end of their life cycles, ushering in the releases of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X|S. Traditionally, this is the time period when developers push the current generation consoles to their fullest potential, and in many cases, they did. In a year filled with acclaimed titles, there were a few definite standouts. Here are the best video games of 2020.

10. 'Yakuza: Like a Dragon'

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

9. 'Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2'

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

8. 'Doom Eternal'

Doom Eternal

7. 'Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time'

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

6. 'Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales'

Marvel's Spider Man: Miles Morales

5. 'Animal Crossing: New Horizons'

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

4. 'The Last of Us Part II'

The Last of Us Part II

3. 'Ori and the Will of the Wisps'

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

2. 'Ghost of Tsushima'

Ghost of Tsushima

1. 'Hades'


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