The 12 Best Video Games Of 2020

The 12 Best Video Games Of 2020
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2020 is over, which is great, even if it doesn’t mean everything terrible about this year is now in our collective rearview mirror. Video games played a bigger role in many of our lives than they have in years past, which made picking Kotaku’s top games pretty tricky. But, as always, here are our favourite 12 games of the year, in alphabetical order.

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Screenshot: Atlus Screenshot: Atlus

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

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Crusader Kings III

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Fall Guys

Screenshot: Mediatonic Screenshot: Mediatonic

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Screenshot: Square Enix Screenshot: Square Enix


Screenshot: Supergiant Screenshot: Supergiant

Kentucky Route Zero

Screenshot: Cardboard Computer Screenshot: Cardboard Computer

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Screenshot: Moon Studios Screenshot: Moon Studios

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Screenshot: Nintendo Screenshot: Nintendo

Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Screenshot: Sony Screenshot: Sony


Screenshot: Thunder Lotus Screenshot: Thunder Lotus

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

Screenshot: Ryu Ga Gotoku Screenshot: Ryu Ga Gotoku


  • Have to take your word for it. I haven’t played any of these. Then again I just found out my wife has never seen Jurassic Park.

  • So happy to see Spiritfarer getting some love, one of the most beautiful games I’ve ever played and easily one of the best management sims out there

    Incredible game

    • I second that. It was probably my game of the year, not because it was the ‘best’ or most amazing in any way, but I didn’t have any expectations and it was just an enjoyable relaxed game which you could take at your own pace.. Perfect for 2020..

      The fact that it makes you feel so much is just a bonus..

  • Lol I cannot take this list seriously.

    Ghost of Tsushima can’t make the list but Miles Morales does? Oooof that’s a horrible call. Ghost of Tsushima goes down as one of the greatest games of the PS4 generation. Wow what a failure of a list.

    • I guess lists are always going to be subjective, so there’s never going to be true consensus. I am yet to play Ghosts of Tsushima but I definitely want to give it a try once I get a PS5. My friend is in agreement with you though, he loved Ghosts..

    • I like you think Ghosts is an instant classic and deserves a spot on an GOTY list, but so does Miles Morales. If anything should be knocked off this list for Ghosts it should be Valhalla, as Ghosts does everything you want from an AC game but better.

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