Top 7 video game releases of 2020
2020 has indeed been a year worth remembering. For gamers, more so because the year has shed upon us some truly amazing and captivating games. These games range from story driven games, to open world exploration games with a heavy focus on worlds and game mechanics, competitive FPS games and lots more.
In fact, in 2020, we also got a new console generation, which is certainly an exciting time for gamers.
As the year comes to an end, here are 5 of the best games which came out for all the major gaming platforms.
Riot Games' latest video game is the tactical first person shooter called Valorant. The game takes cues and inspiration from several other FPS games such as Counter Strike, Overwatch and a few more. The game has a CS:GO like structure, with different agents having various abilities of their own. This adds an interesting dynamic to the game, keeping it fresh and entertaining with each new match. The game has been lauded for it simple yet hard to master gameplay, and a fresh take on the popular tactical FPS genre as we know it.
Last of Us Part II
One of the most hotly anticipated releases of 2020, the Last of Us Part II has been rather controversial. Overall though, the game lives up to the name of "The Last of Us" and gives us a heavily emotional tale ingrained with the lives, actions and consequences of the characters in the game. The game picks up after the events of Last of Us and takes the player on an epic journey through a futuristic, dystopian image of Seattle. While the game wasn't loved by all, it was certainly one of the most impactful games of the year.
Platform: Playstation Exclusive
Ghost of Tsushima
Prior to it's launch, the hype surrounding the game was quite flaccid. No one was expecting Ghost of Tsushima to become one of the biggest games of the year. However, with its incredible open world, satisfying and somewhat hard to master combat, impressive gameplay mechanics and a straightforward storyline with interesting characters, the game won the hearts of gamers all over the world. With an impressive setting and a unique open world exploration style, the game has made a mark for itself.
Platform: Playstation Exclusive
A direct sequel to the 2016 DOOM, Doom Eternal is a game that is high on adrenaline. The game puts you in the shoes of the Doom Slayer, who is sent to hell to take care of demons and monsters that reside below. With you, you have an arsenal of weapons to take down even the toughest and baddest of enemies. If plowing through enemies at high speed, jumping around and creating chaos is your thing, then Doom Eternal is a game meant for you.
Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One
Mortal Kombat 11
The first major Mortal Kombat game after Mortal Kombat X, Mortal Kombat 11 adds a bunch of new and old favourites to the game. This time around, the key combos and mechanics of the game have been slightly tweaked, so as to give players fresh opportunities and gameplay. Overall, the gory, combat and rivalry among the two fighters is kept intact. Some of the classic characters who make a comeback are Baraka and Noob Saibot, among others- this should come as a pleasant surprise to old school players.
Platform: PC, Xbox One, PS4
A classic rogue-like RPG that took everyone by surprise, Hades was refreshing entry in the hack-and-slash genre. What makes Hades such a success is the fast-paced action that it offers which is beautifully complemented by the game's soundtracks and battle mechanics. Hades also has a deep narrative that takes through the greek mythology with a new perspective. Eye-catching graphics, the lore, the characters, the design make for a perfect recipe of success. And you can also pet a three-headed dog.
Platform: MacOS, PC, Nintendo Switch
With a completely new take on the battle-royale genre, Fall Guys was launched in February and the gaming community took an instant liking to it. The player plays as a bean-like character that has to overcome various obstacles to get to the next level. You can try to knock other players off the map but be careful not to fall down yourself. Players can also customize their bean-like characters in different outfits to make them stand out from the rest. The game is really fun if like platforming challenges.
Platform: PC and PS4