This past year featured a ton of incredible game releases across a variety of different genres. Here are some of the top game releases of 2020:
Valorant. When Riot announced the free-to-play tactical shooter Valorant as its newest esports title, it immediately exploded in popularity. Valorant is a modern twist on Counter-Strike’s iconic attack/defend bomb plant game mode and is no question one of the best releases of 2020 given its wild popularity.
Animal Crossing: New Horizon. This is a social simulation game developed and published by Nintendo. The game has sold over 25 million copies so far, putting it on track to be Nintendo’s best-selling Switch game so far.
Call of Duty: Warzone. A free-to-play battle royale title which can feature as many as 150 players on a server at once battling to be the last team standing. The game is developed and published by Activision Blizzard, and quickly became one of the most popular games to play and watch this past year.
Legends of Runeterra. A digital online collectible card game in the vein of Magic: The Gathering or Hearthstone. The game was released in late April.
Hades. Fans of roguelike games have been raving about Hades since its release in September. The game is developed and published by Super Giant.
Ghost of Tsushima. An action-adventure title developed by Sucker Punch Productions.
The Last of Us Part II. The sequel to the smash hit The Last of Us game which was developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony back in 2013.
Doom Eternal. A single-player, first-person hero shooter developed by id Software and published by Bethesda.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. A simple battle royale platformer developed by Mediatonic and published by Devolver Digital.
Spelunky 2. A roguelike 2D platformer released in September of 2020 for PlayStation 4 and PC. The game was developed by Mossmouth and Blitworks, and is the sequel to the 2008 cult-classic platformer Spelunky.
Watch Dogs: Legion. An action-adventure game developed and published by Ubisoft. It is the follow-up to Watch Dogs 2, which was released in 2016.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. A single-player action-adventure game developed by Respawn Entertainment. Although the game was released in November 2019, the Stadia version launched in 2020 and was included in mostly the 2020 game awards events due to how late in 2019 it was released.
Crusader King III. The third installment in Paradox Interactive’s hit grand strategy and kingdom simulation Crusader Kings series.
Microsoft Flight Simulator. A flight simulator developed by Asobo Studio and published by Microsoft.