GameSpot's Top 10 Games Of 2020

تم نشره في 2020/12/22
2020 has been an eventful year, and through it all, video games have been there to help make our days a little better. A few titles stood out to us more than the rest - these 10 are our choices for Best Games of 2020.
To talk about so many games, we recruited multiple editors and producers from across GameSpot - it's not some simple vote or an authoritarian decision from those at the top. All of us make our impassioned pleas for why certain games deserve to be in the top 10 and then deliberate from there. From long-anticipated AAA experiences like The Last of Us Part II to indie hits like Hades, and from VR experiences like Half-Life: Alyx to beautiful remakes like Demon's Souls, we've enjoyed a lot of different types of games this year.
You'll hear from host & producer Kurt Indovina, reviews editor Kallie Plagge, video producer Evan Langer, managing editor Tamoor Hussain, video producer David Ahmadi, video producer Max Blumenthal, host & senior producer Lucy James, associate editor Michael Higham, host & video producer Jake Dekker, and associate editor Jordan Ramée. Lots of faces!
00:00 - Intro
00:31 - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
02:01 - Half-Life: Alyx
03:58 - Persona 5 Royal
05:39 - Final Fantasy VII Remake
07:27 - The Last of Us Part II
09:14 - Ghost of Tsushima
10:32 - Spiritfarer
11:54 - Hades
13:04 - Yakuza: Like A Dragon
14:47 - Demon's Souls
16:16 - Game of the Year


  • There they go, completely forgetting all the good Xbox exclusives, like: Halo 573,622 and Gears of War: 268,901. Unbelievable.

  • 1. The Last Of Us Part 2 2. Hades 3. Doom Eternal 4. Ghosts Of Tsushima 5. Ori And The Will Of The Wisps 6. Streets Of Rage 2 7. Spiderman: Miles Morales 8. Super Mario 35 9. Fall Guys 10. Nioh 2

  • Half life alyx is definitely the best game of the year for me. Every single human have different thoughts about the goty but a least they showed me That If Valve makes a game it will always be a masterpiece.

  • They are just another company that hired gaming journalism that they decide not to include doom eternal. That very disappointing to me and to all of doom fan out there.

  • No Zelda Breath of the Wild? GOW? Wow. That's a first. So many good games and so little space to rank them. Everyone has their own opinion

  • Including Persona 5 Royal before Cyberpunk or Doom Eternal must be a joke tbh. Persona 5 came out in 2017


  • VR games should be in their own category because the experience is so different and few can actually play them. Not saying Alyx doesn't deserve recognition it gets but it's in a different league.

  • I just realized that Gamestop's review for cyberpunk is probably the most honest one out there and the most disliked one, so sad

  • It's so amazing to hear someone talk about New Horizons without using the phrase "Came at the perfect time" and instead actually talk about the qualities of the game itself.

  • Half life Alyx is the best game of the year, for sure!!! 😁❤️👏👏👏👏

  • Really guys, no Doom or Assassin's Creed Valhalla?

  • Legit list, except personally I would replace TLoU with Nioh 2

  • The Last Of Us Part 2 was not terrible but the game should not be on this list.

  • Yakuza like a dragon is fantastic that along with Ghost of Tsushima and Nioh 2 take the top spots for me.

  • I feel like genshin impact deserves a spot for the bunch of things u can do in a f2p game and once u start playing u can never stop. Definetly deserves a spot

  • Unfortunately most of these games are exclusive to one or the other platforms.

  • The Last of Us: Part II but not Doom:Eternal ?!?!? Seriously did they have to make Doom:Eternal more racially diverse that it already is....They have every sort of Demon in it...

  • this is a really solid list that everyone can get behind

  • Where is Doom Eternal

  • Gamespot : Top 10 games of 2020 ... starts with AC. Instant dislike to video added.

  • Link in the description...?

  • First game awards and now this? DOOM scored so many awards, made an entire trailer showcasing how most reviews gave it 9/10 or 5/5 and doom wins nothing. I personally dgaf but this seems intentional at this point.

    • yeah like it should’ve atleast been mentioned at some point and not just completely ignored lmao

  • For me Last of Us Part 2 was the best game of the year, either way, we got a lot of amazing games this year, which is amazing!

    • @Slice Of Life 1985 we got a lot of games tho, (as long as you have a PlayStation of some sort). And also last of us part 2 was a masterpiece, so I can’t find the joke

    • Nice joke

  • Super Mario Bros 2

  • Yes give a awesome game game of the year when only a quarter of gamers got to play it

  • if you tell me to subscribe ill dislike, hey i did press a button

  • 1. The last of us part 2 (19/20) 2. the last of us remastered (19/20) 3. persona 5 royal (18,5/20) 4. bloodborne (18/20) 5. red dead redemption 2 (18/20) 6. Uncharted 4 (18/20) 7. the witcher 3 (17,5/20) 8. horizon zero dawn (17,5/20) 9. ghost of tsushima (17,5/20) 10. dark souls 3 (17,5/20) 11. sekiro (17,5/20) 12. god of war (17/20) 13. spiderman (17/20) 14. detroit become human (17/20) 15. Subnautica (17/20) 16. divinity 2 original sin definitive edition (17/20) 17. a plague tale (17/20) 18. life is strange (17/20) 19. Outlast + dlc (17/20) 20. Ratchet et clank (17/20)

  • 2021 Will be the year of KNACK! Mark my words!

  • Mine was AC Valhala. Over 100 hours in. Still loving it. Should have been on this list

  • Cyberpunk 2077 is the best

  • Not having Doom eternal is criminal

  • I think AC Valhalla should be here to. Great game at least for me

  • No doom?

  • 1:11 Wasn't Nintendo surprised at the success of Animal Crossing New Horizons? I don't think they are as in-tune with their consumers as some weeb hearts wish they were. Game critics are for game critics, all these games were on my radar but I didn't play any of them. Most "gamers" filled 2020 with games from the past Among Us being the big breakout and it's from 2018.

  • Ghost of Tsushima was the most "meh" game I played in the decade. But is there in the Top 10, while Doom Eternal & Ori 2 are nowhere to be seen... We all know how GS luv to kiss Sonys Butt this Gen... so yeah

  • why cod cold war wasn't in this list! it was amazing! the pure original creativity

    • It ain't original buddy. Cod black ops, the first one, was set in the cold war. The Vietnamese war was happening at the same time. Cold war ain't even got too much of an original story either, trying to find Russian spies, moles in the group and the protagonist being a sleeper agent.

  • What the fuck,no doom eternal.

  • FFVII was the best game of the year but unfortunately it was an incomplete game. Should have been at least the whole story of the original game’s disc one, but Square Enix again has become a capitalistic company that gives you incomplete games and expects you to keep spending more for dlc

  • At least Cyberflunk wasn't on here :) good job!

  • Ghost of Tsushima 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - which deserves much more love P5R

  • that first girl was the one who reviewed cyberpunk and said: i havent crafted anything or bought clothing troughout my playtrough.. no wonder she reviews games like animal crossing

  • How is warzone not here there's a reason it's the most played game atm???

  • Kallie Plagge: I finally got a game meant for me! yay ^_^ Gaming Community: -_-

  • GOT is GOTY

  • I liked FF7R but i think what hurt it the most for me was the choice in replaying the game in Hard Mode. I’m a casual gamer but I strive to beat the game on the hardest difficulty while getting 100% completion. That being said, I understand where they were going with the story but it’s just too weak to conjure up my desire to replay it on hard mode. On a side note, I really hope they remove the “anime grunts” in the next installment(s).

  • Where is cyberpunk? I mean not even honorable mention.

  • Hades is definitely my game of the year.

  •'s Kallie Plagge ...

  • Agree with your pics

  • Lol who is the cheeseball at 12:24?

  • No Cyberpunk, very good!

  • SUPERB list!, to me the GOTY was P5R, but this list exubers in good taste!

  • Doom eternal should be on the list... Idk about it being game of the year (it is for me), but it is way better than animal crossing, spiritfarer, persona 5 or yakuza... Ori and the will of the wisps should have been in the list too...

  • I like how NO ONE is talking about The Last of Us Part 2, totally undeserving of this spot

  • *Top 3:* 1. Final Fantasy VII Remake 2. The Last of Us Part 2 3. Ghost of Tsushima

  • Escape from Tarkov ❤️

  • I soon as I saw animal crossings I quit watching

  • I suspected game journalism went downhill, now I've just got the confirmation - masked marketing and political stances seems to be its new focus. Sad....

  • WTF, where is Doom Eternal??

    • Man's gotta point ^. Look, awards aren't everything, but it does feel rather intentional at this point, don't it?

  • bruh what warzone got so many people through 2020 wtf???

  • P5R and ff7remake getting at 8 and 7 respectively. What a joke!!

  • No love for Genshin 😔

  • 1. Cyberpunk 2077 (yeah) 2. Demons Souls 3. Ghost of Tsushima

    • @lazur2012 You, sir, have good taste.

    • That's exactly my list

  • My Top 10: 10. Red Lantern 9. Fast and Furious Crossroads 8. Half Life Alyx 7. Predator: Hunting Grounds 6. Crash Bandicoot 4 5. Spiderman Miles Morales 4. The Complex 3. Iron Man VR 2. The Last of Us part 2 1. COD: Black Ops Cold War

  • Corrected title: Washed up games journalists that destroyed a once reputable game journal rate and review games based on 'wokeness'.

    • As a side note, regarding the above-mentioned phrase: Hesiod must be rolling in his grave.

    • Yeap, exactly: "the racially diverse take on the Greek Pantheon is a wonderful decision". That's political comment, lecturing is its masked intention, and not video-game critique.

  • Half of these are Playstation exclusives

  • 12:12 That man's afro is glorious

  • So happy to see Spiritfarer in here that is a severally underrated game. Has the same peacefulness and addicting loop of collecting and crafting like animal crossing but with tangible goals and a wholesome set of characters.

  • Where the fuck is DOOM Eternal

  • Its so amazing when you realize that 5/10 games here are sony exclusive's , playstation is awesome !!

  • I just really loved Xenoblade, I want to try Final Fantasy because of it but I do not own a ps4 sadly. For me it'd have to be Xenoblade definitive edition as my game of the year.

  • They should have been named doom eternal instead of animal crossing which is crap.

  • Final Fantasy explanation was perfect

  • 12:17 “the racially diverse take on the Greek pantheon” Oh god...

  • Never heard of almost any of these games and literally half of them seem like something nobody would like 😂

    • @PreciseSnipes I mean every one of these games on the list was a huge release this year and all very successful and critically acclaimed, so I don't know where you're coming from at all

    • @Lindsay Whitelaw actually a girl for one and for two id rather play league or black desert or some rpg or mmo or moba

    • Let me guess. You're a COD guy.

  • There’s no way Kallie Plagge enjoyed Last Of Us pt II with all that crafting and water

  • Hi

  • Who else is reading for half life III

  • Cyberpunk 1877

  • Unpopular Opinion: DOOM wasn’t in my 2020 list bc I don’t have enough cocaine to support it

  • Doom eternal could have replaced a few of these

    • That shit anime one that nobodies' ever heard of, animal crossing... yep could defentily fill some spots.

  • Bf1

  • When it comes to exclusives, PlayStation is killing it this year, especially when taking Yakuza Like a Dragon into account, because it was first released in Asia being exclusive on PS4 early this year, there's 6 out of 10 are PlayStation exclusive in the list, it is impressive

    • How is Yakuza like a dragon exclusive lmao? It came to series X not PS5 in west

  • No Doom? Oh I see, the game is much too difficult for these "gamers" isn't it?

    • @Fake Cigarettes I think demons souls is there just because it's a ps5 game, they have to include those

    • ...demons souls is harder and it's there... ...idk what their problem is and what their hate for doom is... ...we all rowing in the same river...

  • Lol that lady likes the kiddie game but hates the story driven wonder of cyber. She a chump yo

  • More Jon Fergusson

  • This just might be the best Top10 out there.

    • Hehe, we are, just gonna look over doom eternal? Just forget about it? As if it was never made? Cool, that's cool...

  • Last of us2 on the same list as Demon Souls? Really?? :D Grow a pair of balls, play the game and do an actual review on your own instead of copying the masses pushed opinion. Should have went with something like Doom Eternal instead. Its good to know your review have been bought.

  • Gamespot: Doesn’t put doom eternal Me: Loads shotgun with malicious intent

  • This is my list except remove spiritfarer and Yakuza for Spider-Man Miles Morales and Ori Will of the Wisp.

  • My *personal* top 10 games of 2020 1. The Last of Us Part II 2. Ghost of Tsushima 3. Half Life: Alyx 4. Doom Eternal 5. Animal Crossing New Horizons 6. Microsoft Flight Simulator 7. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 8. Genshin Impact 9. Risk of Rain 2 10. Assassin's Creed Valhalla (I only included games I actually played)

  • Ori 2 for me. Also Kurt you are my favourite here!

  • My top 3 have to be P5R, FFVII Remake, and Miles Morales (in that order)

  • F for Miles Morales

  • I only see 1 mistake in the list :)

  • persona 5 royal should be game of the year

  • If you think animal crossing was one of the top 500 of March, let alone top ten of 2020, I can see why you wouldn’t like cyberpunk, but maybe that’s a sign you shouldn’t review it.

  • how is bloodborne always on tams tv!? there's not enough ps5 storage

  • I swear I never went from happy to annoyed so fast, when I hear the animal crossing music then saw Kallie Plagge