Overall Game of the Year 2020

VGChartz's Evan Norris: "2020 was a challenging, disruptive year that rearranged the cadence of daily life for millions. In this time of uncertainly and upheaval, many folks who had the means sought out art and entertainment — specifically video games — as a way to find joy and connection in a worrisome world. Thankfully, video games obliged.

Nintendo's Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the industry (and popular culture) by storm with its laid-back life simulation. Microsoft and indie team Moon Studios delivered a Metroidvania for the ages in Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Square Enix took one of the most beloved, sacred games in video game history — Final Fantasy VII — and produced a remake worthy of its loyal fans. And last but not least, Sony sent its successful PS4 console out in style with the one-two punch of The Last of Us Part II and Ghost of Tsushima."

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TGGJustin47d ago

Another one for TLOU2. Deserved

solideagle47d ago

Didn't this site include it as most disappointing game of 2020?

coolbeans47d ago

Yes, it was Runner-Up. It's crucial to remember this: VGChartz splits GOTY results 50/50 between userbase and staff.

Elda47d ago

Definite deserving. The haters are not going to like the title of this

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Kilua47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

Hey everyone, According to Kratos0289 Tlou 2 is a mediocre video game. Other developers make games of the same quality in their sleep. You want to know what mediocre looks like? look no further than the last of us franchise. This is what a below average video game is. You best believe it. Bog standard cookie cutter stuff here. That's why you see so many mediocre games like TLOU 2 out there right now, eVerYtHiNg what's wrong with the industry.

DJStotty47d ago

I would not call it mediocre, and i have never played it.

Mediocre games do not win awards.

NeoGamer23247d ago (Edited 47d ago )

If TLOU2 is medicore then pretty much every other game just sux.

I can understand that @Kratos0289 doesn't like the game genre maybe, but labelling TLOU2 is mediocre is just plain wrong.

To me, the praise TLOU2 has received is well deserved.

CaptainObvious87846d ago

Now now. No opinions other that tlou2 is the bestest game evaars is allowed here. Criticism will be meet with harsh and severe punishment.

Leave your independent thought at the door.

LoveSpuds47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

I am absolutely busting for the rumoured PS5 patch to get a release so I can play the game for a 3rd time (I am going to aim for the crushing difficulty trophy that was added). Easily my favourite game of last year, I have never played a game that had me as emotionally involved as this game did.

I understand why some people found it a hard game to enjoy, it can be very bleak, but I still felt that the story was utterly compelling and I was excited to keep going so I could find out what happens next. Forcing the player to acknowledge the other side of the story was so clever in my view, I have never experienced that in a game before.

Seeing the same story from another perspective was brilliant, its quiet ironic really that some of the vitriol levelled at the game was from people who took an entrenched position and refused to accept that most people enjoyed the game.

Ausbo47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

Yeah I agree. The game didn’t make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, but it was a masterpiece in almost every way.

People could never get past the big moment that happened near the beginning of the game and never enjoyed it.

wenaldy47d ago

Imagine an alt-right offended by one game.

RazzerRedux47d ago (Edited 47d ago )

You can just as easily look to the left for easily offended gamers. Cyberpunk 2077 and Hogwarts aren't exactly getting lots of leftist love.

So yeah.....I think we can say, generally speaking, politics can drive people nuts. Unfortunately, genuine criticism of these games are often lost in all that political angst.

DJStotty47d ago

It's crazy when politics enters other forms of media, football, games etc.

Politics should be left to politicians, and developers should be able to create whatever they want.

If a game offends a gamer, then just do not play it.

CaptainObvious87846d ago

Imagine labeling everyone that dares criticise this game as automatically alt-right.

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