Up For Debate - What were your top 3 games of the year 2020?

Written by Chad Norton on Sat, Jan 2, 2021 5:00 PM
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2020 was a lot of things to a lot of people, and whilst it was generally pretty awful for almost everyone in the world, there were also some good things that came out this year in the games industry. We got some really incredible titles out last year, and so we want to know what were your top 3 games of the year 2020?

After yesterday’s Up For Debate which focused on the year’s biggest gaming disappointments of 2020, let’s end this on a more positive note by focusing on the 3 games that made this last year all the more bearable. 

I’m honestly having a really tough time to pinpoint my own Top 3, and I think I’ve come up with a solution: I know what games would fit in my own Top 3, but I have no idea in which order. So I’ll list out my own personal Top 3 games of 2020 in no particular order:

  1. Cyberpunk 2077
  2. Death Stranding
  3. Gears Tactics

I think I’m a bit biased for Gears Tactics because I love me some XCOM-style tactical combat, but the same could definitely be said of both Death Stranding and Cyberpunk 2077 as I am a huge fan of both of those game’s creators. Either way, 2020 has treated me well in terms of gaming, and I’m even more excited for the year ahead of us.

So with that said, what were your Top 3 games of 2020? Let us know in the discussion area below!

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16:04 Jan-04-2021

I would say:
Cyberpunk 2077
Ghosts of Tsushima
*Death Stranding
Cyberpunk 2077 beside that is full of bugs has catched me on. I want to know, Rivatuner indicates that im playing at 30 FPS, but AMD Overlay indicates 50+ even 60+ FPS

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16:06 Jan-04-2021

Has anyone else experienced something similar? i have all settings in high except ambiental oclussion (low or medium) Screen Space Reflections OFF (introudces an inmense amount of noise) and volumetric fog in low.

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16:56 Jan-04-2021

you won't get more than 30-40 fps with an rx580 on high

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19:10 Jan-03-2021

My top three 2020 games would look like this:



  1. Ghosts of Tsushima

  2. Assassin's Creed Valhalla

  3. The Last of Us II


Cyberpunk is still work in progress so I cannot say anything about it. :)

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15:33 Jan-03-2021

The top 3 things i liked in 2020 are like usual mods: Enderal: Forgotten Stories, Mist Survival, Fallout - New California.
Death Stranding was ok. Too boring. Cyberpunk 2077 can't run the game. Unplayable for me.

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15:45 Jan-03-2021

Jedi: Fallen Order, AC Valhalla, Watch Dogs Legion did not buy. Do not support companies like EA, Ubisoft. Godfall was repetitive and boring.
Honorable Mentions: Resident Evil 3 Remake, Amnesia: Rebirth, DOOM Eternal.

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14:28 Jan-03-2021

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Valorant
Call of Duty: Warzone

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13:50 Jan-03-2021

  1. Cyberpunk 2077

  2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps

  3. Death Stranding

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12:57 Jan-03-2021

  1. The last of us 2.

  2. Ghost of Tsushima.

  3. Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
    All console exclusive for me this year.
    Then

  4. Death stranding(PC).

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10:47 Jan-03-2021

What I played this year:



  1. Horizon: Zero Dawn

  2. Doom Eternal

  3. Jedi: Fallen Order


Mentions:
Total War: Troy
Remnant from the Ashes
Death Stranding


What I would like to play after I upgrade my GPU:
Cyberpunk 2077
AC Valhalla

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08:37 Jan-03-2021

1 - Cyberpunk 2077 (when complete edition is out i will start playing the main mission, for now its only side gigs :P)
2 - Hades (this game really surprised me in a very pleasant way)
3 - Crusader Kings III (with mods this game has unlimited potential)


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  • Ghostrunner (this game is fast... like really fast lol)

  • Desperados III (don't really like westerns at all lol but i enjoy playing this game, guess i like RTS games too much xD)

  • Horizon Zero Dawn (respect to the devs for not giving up on this game)

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07:13 Jan-03-2021

  1. Satisfactory

  2. Black Mesa

  3. Mafia remake

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05:48 Jan-03-2021

  1. Doom Eternal

  2. FFVII remake
    3.Ghost of Tsushima

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04:13 Jan-03-2021

1) Resident Evil 2 Remake
2) Hades
3) Katana Zero (gota 100% achievement, free dlc coming soon)

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01:41 Jan-03-2021

1) Hades, a roguelike with built-in RNG manipulation as well as passive boosts to character power that last run to run. Not the most hardcore Roguelike but definitely the most approachable.
2) I finally got around to playing Resident Evil 7. Capcom outdid themselves with this entry into the long-running franchise. MadHouse is a lot of fun, while you can cheese enemies into attacking and running by them while they flail angrily. The boss fights are well thought out, have a ton of depth adding to replay value, and all in all, offer a frenzied kind of rush.
3) I also finally got around to completing Dark Souls 3. I found it to be the best game in the Soulsborne series seeing as it's the only one I've bothered to finish! Like many others I found the difficulty to be a bit overstated.

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01:07 Jan-03-2021

1) Microsoft Flight simulator 2020 2) Half Life: Alyx 3) Star Wars: Squadrons (VR).

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00:43 Jan-03-2021

1) Cyberpunk 2077
2) Horizon Zero Dawn
3) Death Stranding

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00:20 Jan-03-2021

I've not played that many games released in 2020, so I'm just going to list the best I've played in 2020.



  1. Mafia: Definitive Edition

  2. Fable Anniversary

  3. South Park: The Stick of Truth


I also played Borderlands 3 this year, but that game was really bad for a Borderlands game. Hades also seemed pretty good, but I don't have enough time in it to say properly. I need to finish some of my other games first.

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23:57 Jan-02-2021

Horizon Zero Dawn
Death Stranding
Assassin's Creed Valhalla

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22:57 Jan-02-2021

Cyberpunk 2077 top number one
RE3 Remake
Horizon Zero Dawn

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22:56 Jan-02-2021

  1. Cyberpunk 2077

  2. Hades

  3. Horizon Zero Dawn (PC)

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22:40 Jan-02-2021

Oxygen not Inc: spaced out DLC hands down beats everything that came out this year for me, and its still beta release.


CB2077 has been fun so far, just waiting for hardware upgrades to be delivered and the patch in Jan before i try sinking my teeth into it again.


POE still the greatest game of the decade IMO

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22:21 Jan-02-2021

  1. XCOM: Chimera Squad

  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  3. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis Remake


By virtue of the fact that those were about the only three games I played that came out this year. I spent most of my time playing through older title (Resident Evil 7, Devil May Cry 5) and haven't gotten around to DOOM Eternal, Death Stranding, or many of the other big releases. I played 8 hrs of Cyberpunk, and while I respected the craftsmanship, I just didn't find it engaging.

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