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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#7 Game of the Year 2020 - Wasteland 3

Here's a simple fact. Short of an open-world sandbox, there is no game with a solid narrative or arrangement of mechanics that will allow you to be as flexible in how you approach it as Wasteland 3. This RPG is incredible in its freedom. Do you want to be the kind of duo that goes heavy on the lead and guns-a-blazin'? You can. Do you want to be a scientific computer genius, a lockpicking thief, master of explosives (both disarming and rearming), or a machine king of scrap, circuitry and all things robotic? You can. Do you want to talk your way out of any trouble that could possibly force you into a fight you don't want?... You get the idea.

Now couple that character freedom with an absolutely bonkers world of choice and consequence. Wasteland 3's narrative is a wild one and the choices you make at every step of the way ripple throughout its world in meaningful ways. Heck, there's routes to ending this game in just a few hours or making it last for many dozen depending on how you play it, and along the way, there will be plenty of radioactive creatures, gangs, and settlement leaders to test your Rangers' mettle. InXile had a lot of work to do to make a truly delicious follow-up in the Wasteland franchise, and arguably, Wasteland 3 is everything that ought to be.

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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