A Definitive Guide to the Top Video Games 2020October 27, 2020
The world of videogames gets bigger and bigger every year as gamers clamor for the coolest and most advanced games for Xbox, PlayStation, and computer. Each year hundreds of big-ticket and independent games hit the market and take the video gaming world by storm.
We’re here to examine the top video games 2020 has to offer, so you know what’s the best ones for your systems. There’s a mix of action, adventure, and just bizarre games that have won the hearts of players all over the world.
If you’re looking for a gift for your gamer to just seeing what’s available, then these top 10 video games of 2020 are for you.
- The Top Video Games 2020 includes The Last of Us Part II
The Last of Us was a megahit with an amazing story, heart-pounding gameplay and a climax few games can match. It was one of the best games of the decade and now its sequel is here to do the same. The game picks up several years after the original and depicts an adult Ellie as she once again goes out among the zombie-infested world to save the ones she loves.
The Last of Us Part II packs just as much of an emotional punch as the first but has improved graphics and gameplay. If you can get through this game without jumping out of your seat or needing a tissue, then you’re hardcore. This game is exclusively for PS4.
- Final Fantasy VII Remake Finally Arrives
The original Final Fantasy VII is hands down the most popular of the series. It was a difficult game to beat and had a story that none of the games before or after have been able to match. The remake has been talked about for years, but after countless delays, it finally hit the shelves this year…at least part one.
The game follows Cloud Strife, Tifa, and the rest of the original gang as they take on Shinra and eventually Sephiroth. It fleshes out the story more and adds a simple to understand combat system and minigames. If you were hoping for all the summoning materia that was in the first game, you’ll be disappointed.
It does have a few, but the most powerful ones are likely coming in the later games. All in all, the game provides nostalgia for players of the original, but plenty of new and interesting twists and turns to hook new players as well.
- Fall Guys on PS4 and PC
This was a sleeper hit that came out of nowhere in 2020. It’s not a high profile game, but it boomed in popularity as a unique battle royale that features up to 60 players in a free for all using some of the weirdest characters around.
Unlike popular battle royales like Fortnight and PubG, Fall Guys is a family-friendly game that takes out the explosions and guns of most royales and replaces with them massive oranges. There are lots of minigames and fun to be had as everyone tries to survive the obstacle course.
No matter if you win or lose, you’ll be laughing the whole time.
- People Love Minecraft Dungeons
There is no doubt that Minecraft is still one of the most popular games ever. The strange pixelated survival game that sees you mining, building homes, and fighting off zombies and creepers has millions of players.
Minecraft Dungeons of PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch brings a more graphically enhanced dungeon crawler version. The game is an action RPG that simplifies the standard formula for hack-and-slash gameplay with the occasional puzzles to solve.
If you’re hoping for endless gameplay like the original Minecraft, you’ll be disappointed. The game lasts about eight hours, but with DLC, secret levels, and higher difficulties, it still has a high replay value.
If you’re looking for Black Friday deals or the perfect gift for Christmas, then Minecraft Dungeons is for you.
- Kill Demons in Doom Eternal
The Doom franchise has been around since the 1990s and each iteration is better than the last. Doom Eternal continues the story of The Doom Guy as he battles through countless demons using various weapons from shotguns to chainsaws.
There isn’t a lot of thinking in Doom. It’s a first-person shooter where you go around at a breakneck pace killing bad guys and trying not to get killed. There is a story, but no one plays Doom for the story. This game is all about carnage and learning a little about the backstory of the infamous Doom Guy. You won’t be disappointed when playing this game.
It’s available on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
- Take the Journey to the Savage Planet
Journey to the Savage Planet is like No Mans Sky without all the problems in the beginning. You are sent to a planet by a megacorporation to see if the planet is suitable for colonization, but soon find out there is much more to the planet than meets the eye.
You’ll love the first half of the game the best because you’re given the most freedom. You can wander around for hours exploring the terrain and finding hidden areas to solve puzzles and find loot. As you get further on, the open-world element dissipates, and you’re left with combat and a more structured system.
It’s a fun game with cartoony graphics that doesn’t take itself too seriously. You’ll love the gameplay and how fun the world is.
- Marvels Avengers: Flawed but Worthy
One of the most anticipated games of the year was Marvels’ Avengers. The game consists of two aspects: a main single player storyline and multiplayer. What makes the game amazing is the ability to control the difference Avengers from Thor and Captain America to Hulk and Iron Man.
The gameplay is every gamers dream as you control the God of Thunder or Tony Stark’s Iron Man. If you love the movies, then you’ll love the feeling of the game. It has that same pacing and action that you come to expect from an Avenger’s game.
The main campaign is both fun and full of action with a great story. There are times where it is grandiose and others where it is more personal with each character. The main campaign takes about 10 hours to complete, but then there is the multiplayer.
Once you’ve completed the main campaign, it transitions you to the multiplayer and this is where things aren’t so great. Matchmaking for multiplayer can be a long wait and many of the missions become repetitive. Buy the game for its single player campaign and try to enjoy the multiplayer.
- Get Addicted to Animal Crossing: New Horizons
If you saw people staring zombie-like into their Nintendo Switch for hours, then they were likely playing the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Anyone that played the original Animal Crossing already has an idea of the gameplay, but there is so much more to New Horizons that it keeps you occupied for hours on end.
You start as two people and a raccoon on a small island, but slowly build buildings and new animal villagers over several days. Don’t forget, there are real times days. It takes a long time to build up the island and get to the cool items and access to other parts of the island, but the customization is endless.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons requires patience but pays off in the end.
- Solve Mysteries in Murder by Numbers
In an industry that’s overwhelmed by shooters, RPGs ad battle royales, it’s nice to have a change of pace. Murder by Numbers is a mystery there you solve puzzles and uncover clues to a well-written story and great dialog. If you ever get tired of blowing up bad guys, then try out this game.
The game features lots of unique characters including a robot and beautiful locations you’ll love. The game is set during the 1990s and provides plenty of nostalgia.
- Paper Mario: The Origami King Harkens Back to N64 Days
Paper Mario is one of those games you either love or you hate. Through the years, there have been several iterations with some good and others not so much. Thankfully, Origami King streamlined the gameplay and brings back the feel of the original game.
The game feels like it could be on the GameCube or N64 but feels right on the switch. If you’re interested in something that feels like slipping into an old pair of comfortable sweatpants, then grab Paper Mario: The Origami King for Switch.
Grab These Games Now
These are the top video games 2020 has to offer and they’re already on the shelves for you to buy or download. They represent the cream of the crop and are the perfect gift for any gamer.
Many games came out in 2020, but you won’t find any better than these. If you want to know more about these games, then please explore our site.