While it’s certainly been a challenging year in many respects, 2020 has also been an excellent year for video games. From the return of the Half-Life series to long-anticipated titles like The Last of Us Part 2 and surprise hits like Hades, we’ve seen a wide range of great games over the past 12 months.
We’ve seen Animal Crossing become a full-blown social phenomenon and MS Flight Sim let us get out and see the world when we needed to most. Paper Mario returned for the first time since the Wii U, and several beloved franchises saw some truly excellent remakes. Here you’ll find all our picks for the best games of the year by platform and genre, as well as the best examples of game design and technology the year had to offer.
Our pick for the best overall game of the year.
Best Games by Platform
Best Games by Genre
Best Action Game
The best games primarily…