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Game Informer's Top Scoring Reviews Of 2020

by Game Informer Staff on May 11, 2020 at 08:22 AM

The pandemic has led to a much lighter release schedule that we usually see in any given year, but 2020 has still delivered a number of fantastic games. Whether you are gaming on a PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, or PC, the Game Informer staff has reviewed most of the year's notable releases, and given them their proper critique. Was a highly anticipated blockbuster worth the wait? Are there any indie games that you didn't know about that are must plays?

This list gives you a rundown of 2020's best scoring games from the top scorer down. Any game that scores between a 10 and 8.5 makes the list. We also provide a notable quote that hopefully sizes up the game along with a link to the complete review. The year is just getting started, and we'll update this list whenever a new game fits the criteria. Happy gaming!

10

The Last of Us Part II

Naughty Dog's masterpiece is a sequel unlike any other, taking video game storytelling to new heights. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4
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9.5

Ghost of Tsushima

Sucker Punch borrows from other open world games, but ultimately charts an original and creative course to craft a samurai epic of tremendous breadth and beauty. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4
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Ori And The Will Of The Wisps

Developer Moon Studios has made a sequel that shines brighter in platforming and combat. Read review

Platforms: Xbox One, PC
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9.25

Doom Eternal

The slayer is in rare form in this sequel, wielding an expended arsenal and more acrobatic moves. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC
Release Date: March 20, 2020 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, PC), 2020 (Switch)

Persona 5 Royal

Whether you're looking to replay Persona 5 or experience the Phantom Thieves' adventure for the first time, Royal is your best bet. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4
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9

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Looking for a soothing staycation in these troubled times? Welcome home. Read review

Platforms: Switch
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Children Of Morta

Developer Dead Mage has created an action/RPG that succeeds in story, combat, leveling, and the bond formed in a family. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
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Half-Life: Alyx

Valve ups the ante for virtual reality with a rich campaign and clever controls. Read review

Platforms: PC
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Monster Train

Get on the train, we're taking back hell! Read review

Platforms: PC
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Resident Evil 3

A Relentless Terror. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
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8.75

Call of Duty: Warzone

Infinity Ward's take on the battle royale is all about the action. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
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Final Fantasy VII Remake

This remake of a legendary RPG finds an impressive equilibrium between its past and its present, crafting a distinctive world and exciting combat system that feel modern. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4
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MLB The Show 20

Another good outing for the series, complete with additions across the board and gameplay that emphasizes skill. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4
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8.5

Bloodroots

This unique action game is all about precision and making huge chains of kills. It's a riot. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Switch, PC
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Deep Rock Galactic

Tightly balanced between resource gathering and fierce shooting exchanges, this dwarven mining expedition is a great time – especially with friends. Read review

Platforms: Xbox One, PC
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Fury Unleashed

Mowing down enemies for rewards that stick with you is a lot of fun, especially when it plays this well. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
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Gears Tactics

Smart mechanics, aggressive battles, and tight storytelling make this a strong new contender in the genre, even if the campaign's pacing sometimes misses the mark. Read review

Platforms: Xbox One, PC
Release Date: April 28, 2020 (PC), TBA (Xbox One)

Kentucky Route Zero

Kentucky Route Zero is delightfully weird. It is focused intently on ideas rather than traditional puzzles or obstacles – but as a piece of interactive art, it’s poignant and enthralling. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC
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Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath

Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath delivers a fun story to play through and three unique characters, making this a strong package for fans of the latest iteration of the bloody franchise. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, PC
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Nioh 2

Nioh 2 adds some cool new features to a familiar experience. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation 4
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The Room VR: A Dark Matter

With A Dark Matter, Fireproof takes its mobile series into the bold new world of virtual reality, and the haunting journey translates perfectly. Read review

Platforms: PlayStation VR, Rift, Vive
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Valorant

Riot's free-to-play shooter turns up the tactics. Read review

Platforms: PC
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For more of our top reviews from recent years, head to the links below.