The year is coming to close — rather loudly — and it’s time to fully unpack the best games of 2020.
The end of a console generation usually delivers its best, since that’s when developers and studios have had the most time, experience and understanding with the platform. You don’t get games with the fidelity of The Last of Us 2 when a new console drops: it takes years of understanding the limits of the hardware, learning all the shortcuts, and constant refinements on engine and rendering tech.
But people learn lessons in other ways too, resulting in new, creative ways of telling classic stories. Experience and wisdom is how you get games like Ori and the Will of the Wisps, one of the most polished releases of 2020. Time was what made games like Animal Crossing: New Horizons great, or helped Hades turn into the wonder it was.
So from livestreaming from 2.35pm – 3.35pm AEDT Leah and I will be going through all of our personal favourites of the year. You can catch us via the embed below, or directly through our Twitch channel.
You can join our Aussie Discord server as well. We’ve got a lovely little community going, and you can ping myself or Leah any questions, or hang out with the other TAYbies. Lot of very chill, intelligent, great folk hanging out there.
And let us know live or in the comments below: what have your favourite games been? And don’t forget to vote in our yearly Kotaku Australia reader poll as well.