Yes, it was a challenging year in many ways, but 2020 was also a great year for video games. From the resurgence of the Half-Life series to long-awaited titles like The Last of Us Part 2 to surprise hits like Hades, we’ve seen a variety of great games over the last 12 months.
I have seen Animal Crossing become a full-fledged social phenomenon. With MSFlightSim, you can go out and see the world when you need it. Paper Mario is back for the first time since the Wii U, and some beloved franchises have seen some really nice remakes. Here you’ll find all the best game choices of the year by platform and genre, as well as the best examples of game design and technology that year had to offer.
IGN’s 2020 game
Our choice for the best overall game of the year.
Best games by platform
Best games by genre
Best action game
The best games focus primarily on combat and skill active / recoil testing.
Best action / adventure game
The best game that offers a blend of skill-based combat / survival and environmental exploration.
The best adventure / puzzle game
The best game with a focus on decision making, exploration and critical thinking.
The best game with a focus on how first-person or third-person shooters work.
The best RPG
The best game with a focus on decision making, story selection and statistical progress.
The best platformer
The best games focus on environmental traversal, puzzle solving, and / or combat combinations.
Best strategy / tactical game
The best game with a focus on tactical combat, team monitoring and resource management.
Best fighting game
The best game in the fighting genre.
The best racing game
The best game in the racing genre.
The best battle royale
The best game with a strict focus on how battle royale works.
Best ongoing game
For game excellence with regular content updates and ongoing community support.
Best remake / remaster
The best reimagination of old games or activation of the original source code of the game.
Game Development and Craft Awards
To be eligible for the IGN 2020 Game of the Year Award, the game must be released before December 12, 2020.
When deciding on this year’s award-winning categories, we want to be able to include different games from different creators, taking into account the increasingly complex availability of games on different platforms. I thought. To that end, we are currently holding game awards based on exclusive rights to each console platform-Yakuza: For example, like Dragon, which has become the champion for the release title of the Xbox Series X, but PS4 and PS4 It’s also available, so it’s not eligible for the Best Xbox Console Exclusive Awards.Gear tactics isHowever, it’s only on the console, so it’s on the Xbox One / Series X | S.
We would also like to thank you for your continued efforts in the game to ensure that: Everyone Can be played and added categories Notable Accessibility advances For this year’s award.
Which category would you like to see added next year? Please let us know in the comments.
IGN’s Best of 2020 was designed by:
Lead Design + Art Direction: Justin Vachon
Branding + Art Direction: Angela Nguyen
Branding + Social Design: Julia Lago
Editorial design: Amanda Flag
Editorial design: Eric Sap
Motion graphics: Bachelor
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