As per tradition, we at Gamer Malaya and Gamer Matters have sat down together (virtually) to discuss and deliberate the games from 2020. For this year, we have narrowed it down to 32 games that we either enjoyed playing, enjoyed watching, or just enjoyed its existence and presence in the dreadful year that is 2020.
These 32 games are eligible for the Gamer Malaya and Gamer Matters Game Of The Year Awards 2020.
For this special episode of dia.log – The Gamer Matters Podcast, the crew discuss in length of why the shortlisted 32 games mattered in 2020, especially to us.
At the end of the day, we are building a subjective list catering to our taste in games (not necessarily yours), so we have our reasons why we rate them highly, and why it may be different to the general consensus. This is also a highly subjective list that caters to the crew’s personal enjoyment- and as such, are not sorted by review scores.
The 32 best games of 2020, according to Gamer Malaya and Gamer Matters, in alphabetical order are as follows:
- Among Us*
- Animal Crossing New Horizons
- Assetto Corsa Competizione*
- Command & Conquer Remastered Collection
- Crusader Kings 3
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Dirt 5
- Doom Eternal
- Fall Guys
- Final Fantasy VII Remake
- (Microsoft) Flight Simulator 2020
- Frog Fractions: Game of the Decade Edition
- Ghost Of Tsushima
- Half-Life Alyx
- Hotshot Racing
- Journey To The Savage Planet
- Mafia Definitive Edition
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales
- No Straight Roads
- Project CARS 3
- Resident Evil 3 Remake
- Sackboy: A Big Adventure
- Streets Of Rage 4
- Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
- Trials Of Mana
- Watch Dogs: Legion
- XCOM Chimera Squad
- Yakuza: Like A Dragon
*Among Us is a 2018 release but counts on a technicality thanks to the recent release on Nintendo Switch.
*Assetto Corsa Competizione is a 2019 release but counts on a technicality thanks to its recent console release.
You can listen to the reasons why the 32 games making it into the list in this episode of dia.log – The Gamer Matters Podcast.
You can catch episode 073 of dia.log – The Gamer Matters Podcast on YouTube here:
Here is the audio-only version on Anchor. You can also listen to it via the Anchor app which allows you to skip certain segments of the podcast: