Games have been on the rise for a couple of years now and even a global pandemic cannot bring game development of releases down as it is evident in recent weeks. 2020 has always looked promising and some of the games released this year have been nothing short of being phenomenal.
We’ve compiled a list of the best game and a runner up released in each month. The games selected are judged on the basis of their gameplay, graphics, in-game mechanics, and how big of an impact it had on the gaming community.
Best Game of January 2020
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot brought the Dragon Ball Z anime to life, this reimagination of Goku’s saga brought back memories of childhood. Dragon Ball Z Kakrot manages to bring back a piece of history along with it, with some strong animation and a clear cut progression to the game.
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot manages to hang on to both feelings of childish fun and in the next minute will unleash ungodly rage taking you by surprise. A definite buy if you’re a Dragon Ball Z fan but other than that, there’s also a deep story that will satisfy even those who have never heard of the series.
Best Game of February 2020
Dreams burst onto the PlayStation 4 with endless possibilities, it is the only game of its kind that lets you create another game within a game. Dreams pushes your creativity and though at first, it feels daunting to create anything in the game.
You will soon be familiar with all the tools which transport you back to feeling like a child who has no ceiling on his or her imagination, Dreams works a bit like therapy for some and for others it is more like an expression or even an extension of themselves. The community has come together to create some of the most fascinating and breathtaking experiences that are surely going to keep on building in the future.
Best Game of March 2020
Call of Duty Warzone
March was one of the most anticipated months of 2020 and had a stellar lineup headed by three phenomenal titles in their own rights, Persona 5 Royal, Doom Eternal, and Call of Duty Warzone. Our pick out of these mammoth games has to be Call of Duty Warzone.
Not only are the stakes higher than ever with a massive map and 150 players instead of 100, but Call of Duty Warzone also managed to bring realism to the Battle Royale genre, this game gave you everything you could need to win a battle and since then has dominated in a short time span. Call of Duty Warzone is visceral, aggressive, and hauntingly addictive.
Best Game of April 2020
Final Fantasy VII Remake
If March was a close competition, then April was always going to be the one that takes things up a notch. Games like Disco Elysium, Predator Hunting Grounds, Gear Tactics but Final Fantasy VII Remake simply brushed off the competition to the side.
No one could stand in front of Final Fantasy VII Remakes top spot for glory, this remake was made after more than 2 decades from when the original game was released. Final Fantasy VII Remake managed to create a package that had everything inside it and it is a roller coaster of a ride from start to finish. Final Fantasy VII Remake brought the game to newer and a more varied audience than before and this surely cemented its claim as the best game released in the month of April 2020.
Best Game of May 2020
Mortal Kombat: Aftermath
Mortal Kombat: Aftermath is the update that you should be going for if you wish to make the month of May chaotic and fun. Mortal Kombat’s newest update brings a lot of returning characters a new twist in the tale.
You get to see the return of Shang Tsung as he tries to stop Lui Kang from disrupting the sands of time and rewrite history but as always he has a few tricks up his sleeves.
Mortal Kombat 11 brought much-needed pacing adjustment to the series along with a core storyline to start things again afresh. This is one that you shouldn’t miss.
You can play multiplayer and have friends or try your hand at the brutal online experience where you will certainly find someone to match your skills.
Overall Mortal Kombat: Aftermath was one of the best games we played in the month of May 2020 and look forward to more.
Best Game of June 2020
The Last of Us 2
June was always going to be dominated by The Last of Us 2 and since the release of this much-awaited title there have been a lot of controversies. Keeping all of that aside, The Last of Us 2 is certainly a bridge between PlayStation 4 games and PlayStation 5 titles of the future.
You get to see the story of Joel, Ellie, and a new character continue after the events of the previous game, the world which was been infected is slowly being taken over by nature and once again the infected roam free.
Danger lurks at every corner and you must survive in this brutal world which is dominated by revenge, hatred, and determination.
The world of The Last of Us 2 looks better than it ever has and you will find yourself marveling at every aspect of the game. There is heartbreak, joy, and everything in between in this amazing tale set in the apocalypse.
Best Game of July 2020
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghost of Tsushima will take players back to the feudal times in Japan just when the Mongol invasion began, you will play the part of Jin Sakai, who must save his island of Tsushima and the rest of Japan by using any means necessary.
The best thing about Ghost of Tsushima isn’t the fact that it’s just a revenge-driven samurai themed game but there’s a lot of emotional toll in the gameplay as well as the story. Developed by Sucker Punch Studios, this game will put you in a dilemma where you will battle against using the forbidden techniques as well as maintaining honor among your fellow samurais.
Ghost of Samurai feels personal right from when you begin the game, the action is breathtaking and what makes the game good isn’t limited to the gameplay. Sucker Punch realized that they had to create an authentic Japanese environment and you will see yourself in the midst of Japan once upon a time ago.
Ghost of Tsushima’s Kurosawa mode is an extension to that ideology where you get to play the game as if Akira Kurosawa made it himself and we’ve never invested ourselves in the photo mode of this game as compared to any other. Ghost of Tsushima is easily one of the best games not only of July 2020 but also every game that has been released this year.
Best Game Of August 2020
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Did you ever wonder that if you take the theme of American Ninja Warrior or Takeshi’s Castle and replace the competitors with beans fighting and surviving to be crowned? Well, the folks at Mediatonic did just that and to some aplomb.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout cam out of nowhere and immediately rose to the top of the streaming charts in Twitch and Youtube. Fall Guys has dominated and impressed even the best gamers out there.
With danger looming around in every game show that you’re in mixed in with funny and cute beans Fall Guys gives the players a perfect contrast of competition and not taking things too seriously.
Not even a month has been passed since Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was released and Mediatonic has already announced a second season that will be based on medieval times. The future looks bright, funny, and competitive for everyone playing Fall Guys.
Best Game of September 2020
Among Us shot up the popularity charts in late August and September and has mesmerized games all over the world with its amazing yet minimalistic gameplay while introducing the element of deception.
In Among Us, you either play as a crewmember or an impostor, as a crewmember, your objective is to complete all the tasks that have been assigned to you. You also have to keep an eye out for the impostor or impostors that have infiltrated your crew and throw them out.
As an impostor, all you have to do is make crewmember’s lives miserable by sabotaging tasks and killing crew members so that you win the round. Whoever succeeds in their objective wins the game and when a dead body is reported or suspicion is aroused players can discuss and vote to eject players out of the game.
As the game carries on, the tension keeps building while you’re trying to piece all the clues together and solve the mystery of who the impostor is.
Best Game of October 2020
Although technically, Genshin Impact was released at the end of September, it was October when the game reached global audiences and solidified itself as a great RPG experience.
Genshin Impact quickly rose through the charts globally, instantly mesmerizing players with an amazing storyline and coop missions that will have you work cohesively and level up your characters. Each character that you play brings their own elemental powers. The enemies in the game are no pushover, as you will have to creatively come up with strategies to defeat bosses in the game.
A true masterpiece that will have you searching for newer quests and treasures and not just subjecting to the grind. If you wish to have a break from other not so exciting games, we recommend trying out Genshin Impact, as it is free to play.
This also made Genshin Impact one of the most fastest-growing games in the world and the road map shows that this is just the beginning. Make sure to check out Genshin Impact and let us know what you think about it.
Best Game of November 2020
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The biggest Assassin’s Creed game that has ever featured in the series. AC Valhalla takes you on a round trip all the way from the Nordic Lands crossing England and all the way to Asgard and beyond.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla takes you into the life of Eivor as he grows up to become not only a great Viking but more than any other Viking has ever become. This journey through England and Norway will show you the difference in culture and challenges that people face across the North Sea.
You not only have the fiercest warriors in the game to face but each region is filled with secrets of its own that you will need to discover. There are also few mythical creatures that you will come across and the road map shows the AC Valhalla is far from over.
Make sure to give Assassin’s Creed Valhalla a try and it will take you on a journey through time and space as you uncover all the secrets and discover your purpose in the game.
We will keep on updating this feature as each month passes by so bookmark this page and will let you know what we thought was the best game released for that month.