The 10 best video games of 2020, according to critics

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Whether you were carefully outfitting a tropical island, exploring City 17 as Gordon Freeman, or something else entirely, there were a ton of great games to play in 2020.

And it was quite a year for gaming, with more people than ever turning to video games as the ongoing pandemic forced millions indoors.

But what’s the best of the best? Here’s how critics ranked the top 10 games of 2020:

10. “F1 2020”


Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia

9. “Crusader Kings III”

Paradox Interactive

Platforms: PC, Mac, Linux

8. “Microsoft Flight Simulator”

Petri Levälahti/Microsoft

Platforms: PC (and coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series S|Series X)

7. “Demon’s Souls”

‘Demon Souls’ / Sony

Platforms: PlayStation 5

6. “Ori and the Will of the Wisps”


Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, Nintendo Switch, PC

5. “Half-Life: Alyx”

‘Half-Life Alyx’/ Valve

Platforms: PC

4. “Hades”

Supergiant Games

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC

3. “Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age – Definitive Edition”

Square Enix

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC

2. “The Last of Us: Part II”


Platforms: PlayStation 4

1. “Persona 5 Royal”


Platforms: PlayStation 4

Check out the full list on Metacritic right here!

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