Videogames That Made Your 2020

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As terrible 2020 might have been, it also gave me the time to play a shitload of video games. I finished a total of nine games last year but nothing stood out as much as these four games.

I have to admit, the Last of Us (2013) was slightly challenging and lengthier than I expected but I still enjoyed it so much. For a slightly slow paced and again, challenging game, I actually LOVED the first one to the point that upon hearing the mess of a story they've done to TLOU 2 I decided to skip it. The DLC was also really good and memorable. The Last of Us is no doubt a masterpiece.

Bioshock Infinite (2013) has been on my list for years but I've only been able to go through it recently. Hard mode is a PAIN but despite being one, it proved to be one of the best shooters I've ever played. I switched to normal mid-gam and glad to say, it kept the challenging aspect while letting me enjoy the story mode.

This game has everything. Amazing soundtrack, art style, and the best of all, the storyline. I actually played this ahead of other Bioshock games, which probably made me enjoy it a lot more than people who followed the right order. On top of the main game, I also enjoyed the two Burial At Sea DLCs. It somehow provided closure to the ending of Infinite.

I slept on Titanfall 2 (2016) for a while seeing how it had robots and everything. Don't really care about robot and mecha shooters but oh boy this game is so good. Story-wise it doesn't stand out too much but as someone who cares more about gameplay, this was just one of the best shooters I've played. Fast-paced, great weapons, fun combat sequences, and memorable scenes. This is one of the few games I'd gladly replay.

Now, this right here.... This is it. This is the SHIT I've been waiting for in years. I've been hooked on Tony Hawk games since playing Pro Skater 3 for the first time on the Playstation 1, 13 years ago. We haven't seen a decent game from the franchise since Proving Grounds (a lot would say American Wasteland but PG was actually decent). The last two releases Pro Skater 5 and Pro Skater HD were TERRIBLE. The fans of the series felt like the franchise was beyond help and thus the era of skateboard games coming to an end.

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 (2020) however proved everyone wrong. It might not be a new, new game but it reincarnates the first two games, which themselves are already legendary. The way they remade the game was just amazing. They honestly didn't do any wrong with this one. This people is how you should remaster a video game.

The nostalgia feels rushed through me as soon as I booted the game. I've never really experienced that feeling before while playing a video game and honestly the whole thing was just wholesome.

I managed to finish both games (tour) in 8 ish hours but this game packs a load of replayability. Hundreds of challenges, online mode, park creator and split-screen (oh I've missed you) will keep you playing for hundreds of hours more.

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There were a lot of 2020 games that I enjoyed from The Last of Us Part 2, Persona 5 Royal (Kasumi best girl), Dreams, Nioh 2, Ghost of Tsushima, 13 Sentinel, Sakuna, Astro's Playroom and so many others but after thinking, its got to be FINAL FANTASY 7 REMAKE.

I really anticipating the next entry into this new unknown journey. I hope Cloud could save her this time but I am also really mixed at the deux ex machina theory of everyone still alive in the ending of this game. Stop pandering to Crisis Core fans let Zack die please. Idk, I really wants her to live but at the same time the old school FF7 fan in me I really dont want Square to change too much to the story. So much potential for a plot twist and many threads to be opened and closed, cannot wait for the sequel!

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#2 MegaNorm64
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My life belonged to Animal Crossing in 2020 lol. I also finally ended up finishing Kingdom Hearts 3.

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#3  Edited By warmblur
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Tony Hawk remastered is amazing I just reinstalled it the other I can't wait for Tony Hawk 3 and 4 remasters it's pretty much a given that they will remake them after how good the sales are.

Also Ghost of Tsushima was a breath of fresh air we rarely get new IP's anymore and ones that are actually great everything from the gameplay to music is superb with that game.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne had some amazing events and added monsters that was too packed to ignore. Had some incredible festive and buff armor that everyone could enjoy. And while some complained about the monsters (namely journalists) they are all optional and designed to test hunters. Not give a light slap on the wrist, and scripted sections like Safi' did. Which if we be honest was Behemoth-lite.

Don't get me wrong, Safi' is a fun hunt, but was it really difficult; or just a fun siege to add meta weapons and armor? It's the latter

This year we got real challenges. It's the best string of updates Gen 5 MH has had currently. Raging, Furious (with tempered), and two Black Dragon's. Very fun_

*Animal Crossing: New Horizons was also pretty great too.

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My 2020 highlights were Super Mario 3D All Stars, Ori & the Will of the Wisps, Paper Mario: Origami King, Spiritfarer.

They're the main ones anyway.

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@sakaixx: Is the FF7 remake good for people new to the franchise? There are lots of games in the series and I don't really know where to start from.

@warmblur said:

Tony Hawk remastered is amazing I just reinstalled it the other I can't wait for Tony Hawk 3 and 4 remasters it's pretty much a given that they will remake them after how good the sales are.

Do you think those are coming on as a DLC or as a separate game? Also, do you play on PC or console?

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@staticspeedstrr said:

@sakaixx: Is the FF7 remake good for people new to the franchise? There are lots of games in the series and I don't really know where to start from.

@warmblur said:

Tony Hawk remastered is amazing I just reinstalled it the other I can't wait for Tony Hawk 3 and 4 remasters it's pretty much a given that they will remake them after how good the sales are.

Do you think those are coming on as a DLC or as a separate game? Also, do you play on PC or console?

Separate I also bet it will be announced this Summer at E3 if there is one if not Summer of gaming event and I play on PC.

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#8  Edited By sakaiXx
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@staticspeedstrr said:

@sakaixx: Is the FF7 remake good for people new to the franchise? There are lots of games in the series and I don't really know where to start from.

FF7 remake is the perfect entry. Its not really a remake either but kind of its own story so you dont have to be bogged down by past entries and enjoy the game as is. The next entry seems to be leading to an unknown journey as well, its a great time to pick up the series!

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TLOU2, GoT and FF7R. Still playing Hades

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RAGE 2(2019), I thought I would hate it as I never got into RAGE(2010) on PS3 even though I tried. Ended up having a blast with RAGE 2 as it was fun though kinda bland the world. The DLC was so much better than the main campaign.

Assassin's Creed Origins, had a blast exploring Egypt and the game is just beautiful to look like. I guess I slept on Origins after getting tired of the franchise after Black Flag was released and never cared for checking out the newer AC games. Totally wished I had gotten Origins when it released. Though playing it last year I just was addicted to it and how it pushed the series forward with the combat and story was great.

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The only one that comes to mind is the FFVII Remake Part 1.

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Streets of Rage 4 and Desperados III.

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the big three i was looking forward to - tlou2, ghosts of tsushima and cyberpunk - just didn't turn out like i hoped. tlou2 was bleak, joyless and frustratingly slow paced, ghosts was cut far too close to the same cloth as the ubisoft open world games for comfort, and was just too hand holdey, and cyberpunk was, well i don't think i need to explain that one.

the game i enjoyed the most that released in 2020 was desperados 3, my little sneaky stealth diamond in the rough. doom eternal was pretty good too and went some way to fix the rinse and repeat repetition doom 2016 suffered from.

other than that i picked up and enjoyed a couple that dropped late 2019 - star wars jedi fallen order was a nice surprise and a fun ride, the (rather one sided) battle against vader at the end was very cool, and death stranding which was surprisingly enjoyable and not deserving of all the negativity gamers were quick to level against it. plus i revisited a lot of older games - vanquish, dead spaces, splinter cells, dishonored and the master chief collection stand out

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#14  Edited By uninspiredcup  Online
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Desp 3 and SOR4.

Was looking forward to Alyx the most. And that's a great game, just thought these were better, regardless of being more traditional in nature.