Metacritic reveals that Persona 5 Royal was the best-rated game of 2020

Resident Evil 2 remake won it last year

As we’ve talked about often these past few weeks, 2020 was a very good year…for games.

Every system brought it to some degree; yes even Xbox with Ori and the Will of the Wisps. But it looks like Sony is really crushing 2020 with multiple exclusives, including Persona 5 Royal, which is said to be the highest-rated title of 2020 by Metacritic.

In a new exhaustive list you can check out the best-reviewed games by platform. It’s a great snapshot of how each one did, as exclusives generally settled at the top. It also brings a tear to my eye to see Half-Life: Alyx take the spot for PC. Sure it’s restrictive as it requires VR, but it’s good that it’s being noticed. Maybe we have hope for a new Half-Life game after all even if it doesn’t hit all of its sales goals.

You can find the Metacritic best-rated “Games of the Year” in the table below. As a reminder, here’s a look at the worst 2020 had to offer.

The Best Video Games of 2020 [Metacritic]

Top PS4 game:

  • Persona 4 Royal

Top PS5 game:

  • Demon’s Souls

Top Xbox One game:

  • Dragon Quest XI S

Top Xbox Series X/S game:

  • Tetris Effect: Connected

Top Switch game:

  • Hades

Top PC game:

  • Half-Life Alyx

Metacritic’s top-rated Games of the Year:

  • 2020 – Persona 5 Royal
  • 2019 – Resident Evil 2
  • 2018 – Red Dead Redemption 2
  • 2017 – Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • 2016 – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Chris Carter
EIC, Reviews Director - Chris has been enjoying Destructoid avidly since 2008. He finally decided to take the next step in January of 2009 blogging on the site. Now, he's staff!