How many games released in the previous year have you played? If you have had a chance to try at least a couple of them, you might be interested whether they have been into the rating list of the best games of 2020. Yet, you should be aware of the fact, there is no single list of the best games. Various companies, institutions and organisations are creating their own lists which can be either general or according to some criterion. In this article, you will find a couple of such lists so that you can compare them to each other as well as to your own ideas about these games.
The list of the games with the best graphics by Digital Factory
If the aspect of the appearance of a video game is extremely important to you, you should check this list of the best games which are regarded by the world-known game experts Digital Factory as the ones with the best graphics. Note that they paid attention not only to the style of graphics used in the games but also to the quality and advance of the effects.
According to Digital Factory, the best graphics of all the games released in 2020 was in the PC version of Cyberpunk 2077. Then Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Microsoft Flight Simulator come. The new parts of Half-Life as well as Doom were also on the list. Other games of the top-10 for 2020 of Digital Factory are: The Last of Us: Part II, Demon’s Souls Remake and Ori and the Will of the Wisps. The Minecraft RTX version was also included on the list.
There were also other titles noted by the Digital factory as the ones with outstanding graphics, however, they were not included into the list of the best ones. These games were Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Dreams, Teardown and Ghost of Tsushima.
The Time’s list of the best video games of 2020
Now, it’s time to move on to another list of the best games of 2020 which was created by the Time magazine. In this case, the choice was based on a variety of different criterion so you can treat it as a general list of the bets games of the previous year.
As the best game of the year of 2020, Time chose the Hades action game which as created by Supergiant Games in 2018. Yet, the official release of this game happened only the last year. As you can judge by the title of this game, it relies on the Greek mythology. In this game, Hades is trying to escape from the world of the dead and reach Olympus. This will not be a simple task since he will have to overcome a large number of obstacles which are generated by the game mechanics as random rooms with enemies and rewards.
Pay your attention to the Among Us game which was officially released in 2018. According to Time editors, the game deserved being included into their list since it gained its popularity in 2020.
You will see four of the games on their list which was also mentioned on the list of Digital Factory. They are The Last of Us Part II and Ori, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Microsoft Flight Simulator and the Will of the Wisps. Other games regarded as the best of 2020 by the Time magazine are: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Fall Guys, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Call of Duty: Warzone.
BAFTA Games Awards 2021 the best video games of 2020
BAFTA Games Awards can be compared to the Oscar of the video game world. This award is given by British Academy for outstanding creativity in the development of games. The ceremony of awarding the best games of 2020 was held on the 25th of March 2021.
Even though it was expected that the best game of the year would be The Last of Us Part II, the award was given to Hades which you have already seen on the list of the best games according to the Time magazine. other main rivals of this game were Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Half-life: Alyx and Ghost of Tsushima.
Hades managed to get more awards for graphics design, game design and a storyline. Even Logan Cunningham whose voice was used by the designers of the game for several characters received a reward for the best acting.
The best games of other categories in 2020 were:
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure as the best family game as well as the best British game;
- Sea of Thieves as the best service game;
- Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition as the best original game.
The game with the best sound was Ghost of Tsushima whereas the best music was found in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Animal Crossing: New Horizons was awarded for the best multiplayer. This game also received a special prize “Game beyond entertainment”.
A special prize for the technical achievements was handed to the developers of Dreams. Finally, Carrion was chosen as the best game debut.
As you can see, the choices of different organisations and institutions are not exactly the same, however, the majority of the games mentioned in this article were noticed by everyone.