Shacknews Top 10 Games of the Year 2020

The time has finally come to count down the very best games to be released in 2020. Please take a look at the Shacknews Top 10 Games of the Year 2020.

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#8 Game of the Year 2020 - Cyberpunk 2077

For all of its flaws, Cyberpunk 2077 is still quite a video game. It's a vast explorable future playground of gangs, crooked cops, corporate interests, and every kind of mercenary just looking to scrape by in the urban jungle. Whether you work for the gangs, gun with the corpos, do the dirty work of the police, or sample other forbidden pursuits of Night City, you do have an undeniable freedom to pursue your leisurely path through it all, and a decent enough system of RPG mechanics, action shooter and melee combat, and dialogue guide you down the path you want to partake in. Much like previous CD Projekt RED games, going right from A to B is doing this game a disservice. There's so much to explore around every corner and alleyway of this city. Sometimes it's an opportunity in wait. Sometimes it's a bullet with your name on it.

Certainly, Cyberpunk 2077 didn't come out in the best state for all platforms and there are definite problematic points of content in the game's narrative itself, but it's hard to argue against the fact that CDPR put out a game worthy of conversations throughout several years. Interestingly enough, it will likely continue to be the center of certain conversations in gaming well into 2021, for better or for worse.

From The Chatty
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    December 31, 2020 2:00 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shacknews Top 10 Games of the Year 2020

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      December 31, 2020 2:03 PM

      PGA 2K21 was robbed.

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        December 31, 2020 2:07 PM

        Again, not even the best golf game to come out this year.

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          December 31, 2020 2:10 PM

          You need friends to play your dumb game. Checkmate, atheists.

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            December 31, 2020 2:54 PM

            Golf With Friends has been out! Oh. technically I have played a 2020 game. GOLF WITH YOUR FRIENDS DEFAULT GOTY 2020.

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              December 31, 2020 3:11 PM

              It went 1.0 this year, so it was totally eligible.

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                December 31, 2020 3:49 PM

                Oh. That doesn't change my rankings, but it was one of the highlight games of the quarantine for our group.

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      December 31, 2020 2:50 PM

      Needs more pages. I don’t think I clicked “next” enough.

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        December 31, 2020 2:58 PM

        I kinda like it. It's way too easy to just look at a list and disregard the nuances.

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        December 31, 2020 3:01 PM

        Sorry, it is the one time a year that we use pagination.

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        December 31, 2020 3:46 PM

        I liked it because you had to scroll down past the article to click next page. So you might as well read the article!

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      December 31, 2020 3:43 PM

      For the Chatty crowd,

      YOUR Top 10 influenced this Top 10 quite a bit. It wound up bumping up Hades, The Last of Us: Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Cyberpunk 2077 to higher spots on this list.

      Chatty's GOTY vote for Half-Life: Alyx basically cemented it for #1 overall on our list.

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        January 1, 2021 4:08 AM

        That's pretty awesome, thank you

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        January 4, 2021 6:29 AM

        I hadn't been following SoR4 so I didn't realize it was actually as good as it was and thought that maybe we had trashed the list but I feel like, as far as Shacknews goes at least, this is a startlingly accurate list for this year.

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      December 31, 2020 3:55 PM

      I really gotta play Alyx. lol

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      December 31, 2020 9:53 PM

      Alyx and AC:NH, valid list

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      December 31, 2020 9:58 PM

      Great list

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      January 1, 2021 4:08 AM

      So good.

      What I would give for a sequel or expansion without having to wait 10 years.

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