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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#5 Game of the Year 2020 - Ghost of Tsushima

We have seen little shortage of open-world adventures that continue to bend the mind when it comes to what an engaging environment in these games ought to be. Ghost of Tsushima is a transcendent example of such a game, without question. The Japanese island of Tsushima is as much of a character as figure you might speak with in the game, unraveling itself as an ever-gorgeous tapestry of natural beauty, jagged danger, and the wartorn ugliness of mankind.

And on that last note, this living island is chock-full of interesting characters each pursuing their own purposes as Jin Sakai seeks aid to turn back Mongol army invaders and save his homeland. The revenge of Masako Adachi, Yuna's mission to protect her surviving family at all cost, the master archer Ishikawa's effort to keep his teaching from falling into dangerous hands, and so much more are arguably just as compelling as Jin's journey, ensuring that travels across Tsushima are hardly ever dull. Sucker Punch Productions clearly had reverence to an astounding degree for the stories of Samurai and Feudal Japan and it shows in every fiber of grass in Tsushima's vast landscape.

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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