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Five games I wish everyone played in 2020

While not explicitly my "game of the year" list, what follows does actually include two of my top three games of the year. The rest? Incredible games that I genuinely think everyone should play. Games that appeal to those beyond their ...

 
 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2020

Here's a blast from the past: I began my 2019 Game of the Year rundown with the following phrase: "2019 sure was a year, and if I do say so myself, it felt like a pretty strong one for games." Oof. If 2019 was a year, then 2020. Was. A. God...

 
 
 
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2020 has made me reconsider what 'game of the year' means

Around this time, everybody starts reflecting on the past year and what it meant. What memories will we keep from it, and specifically for us, what games were our favorites? Top ten lists go up across Twitter, and we call the game in the nu...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Overall Best Game of 2020 goes to...

Overall Best Game of the Year. The big trophy. The gold medal. It's a lot of pressure! Over the years, many polished AAA titles earn that honor due to their sheer popularity (notice how I added polish in that as a qualifier, sorry Cyberpunk...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Mobile Game of 2020 goes to...

I'm going to be honest with you: this wasn't even a close vote. While mobile platforms saw a large variety of great games throughout 2020, there was just no topping the worldwide phenomenon that is Genshin Impact. Dismissed as a mere Breath...

 
 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best PC Game of 2020 goes to...

This year was mostly bad for everyone -- and that's a thing that's usually said very hyperbolically because a couple celebrities died or whatever, but in 2020 it feels appropriate for once -- but it wasn't without its silver linings. We got...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Switch Game of 2020 goes to...

2020 has been a tough year, and it required a lot of self-care and little opportunities to escape here and there. No single game epitomized that better than Animal Crossing: New Horizons. It was a tough race between New Horizons and Ha...

 
 
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Destructoid's award for Best Xbox Game of 2020 goes to...

As the saying goes: Where there's a will, there's a wisp. And as the other saying goes: Where there's an Ori, there's excellence. Maybe neither of those are quite household phrases, but the latter is undeniable. A full five years after Ori ...

 
 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Remaster/Remake of 2020

For the past three years, I've posted the nominees for Destructoid's annual Best Remaster/Remake award of the given year. While it's fair to suggest that the category is hardly considered a "leading" topic in the annual GOTY discourse, it's...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Mobile Game of 2020

It honestly didn't make a lot of sense to engage in mobile gaming this year. After all, the appeal of gaming on your iPhone or Android device ties into the fact you can play wherever you are. At the office, on the train, in the waiting room...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PC Game of 2020

2020 was a weird – and for many people, at times frustrating – year for PC gaming. That sentiment goes for plenty of people who tried to secure a PS5 or Xbox Series X/S at launch, and it definitely also goes for PC gamers. You m...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best PlayStation Game of 2020

Looking back on 2020, I'm having a hard time fathoming that Dreams and Spider-Man: Miles Morales – to say nothing of the PS5 in general – all came out in the same year. It's been a long one. Too long. Even if there is a new cons...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Switch Game of 2020

The degree to which the Switch has bounced back from the troubles of the Wii U is nothing short of impressive. In under a year, the Switch outsold the Wii U from a hardware perspective. In a little over a year, the Switch surpassed the tota...

 
 
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Nominees for Destructoid's Best Xbox Game of 2020

This, broadly speaking, has been a year of silver linings. It's the only way you can stay sane. If you focus exclusively on all the ways our lives have been upended in 2020, you'll doom and gloom yourself into sleeping 18 hours a day. Every...

 
 
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Chris Carter's personal picks for Game of the Year 2019

2019 has come and gone, and it's time to remember it with some of my favorite games of the year. In case you're wondering, that's not 2017's NieR: Automata in the header. It's Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers' NieR-themed raid. Yeah, FFXIV...

 
 
 
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Josh Tolentino's personal picks for Game of the Year 2019

2019 sure was a year, and if I do say so myself, it felt like a pretty strong one for games. Strong enough that I actually had genuine trouble just narrowing down the entries that stuck out in my mind, where usually the struggle is in bendi...

 
 
 
 




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