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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

How many of the best games of 2020 did you play?


Article by Matt S.

It's finally done for another year! We've given awards to all our top games in 2020, and looking back, it has been a surprisingly good year, despite the disruption. Even with one or two high-profile failures, the depth and breadth of the video game industry continues to surprise and delight us.

Below you'll find the summary of the full list of award winners with DDNet this year. How many of these have you played? What's on your "to-do" list? What games would you ad to the list? Sound out in the comments, and have a great holidays, whatever you're playing or doing.

A/NZ Game of the Year

Bronze: Best Friend Forever
Silver: Umurangi Generation
Gold: Quantum Suicide

Asian (excluding Japan) Game of the Year

Bronze: Banner of the Maid
Silver: Coffee Talk
Silver: Raji: An Ancient Epic
Gold: Genshin Impact

Best Fan Service

Bronze: Max's Big Bust: Max's Bigger Bust
Bronze: Onee Chanbara Origin
Silver: Genshin Impact
Gold: Sakura Wars

Best Short Game

Bronze: Giraffe and Annika
Silver: Part Time UFO
Gold: A Short Hike

Best "Non-Game" Game

Bronze: Five Dates
Bronze: Microsoft Flight Simulator
Silver: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Gold: Moon


Bronze: Quantum Suicide
Silver: Mario Kart Live
Gold: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Best Free-to-Play Game

Bronze: Phantasy Star Online 2
Bronze: Super Mario Bros 35
Silver: SINoALICE
Gold: Genshin Impact

Blockbuster of the Year

Bronze: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Silver: Demon's Souls
Gold: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Arthouse Game of the Year

Bronze: Deadly Premonition 2
Silver: Kentucky Route Zero
Gold: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Best Writing/Narrative

Bronze: Tell Me Why
Silver: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Gold: Deadly Premonition 2

Best Visual Design

Bronze: Paradise Killer
Silver: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
Gold: Hades

Best Music

Bronze: Paradise Killer
Silver: Romance of the Three Kingdoms XIV
Gold: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Mega Mix

Publisher of the Year

Bronze: Spike Chunsoft
Silver: SEGA
Gold: Nintendo

Best On Console

Bronze: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Silver: Deadly Premonition 2
Gold: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best On PC

Bronze: The Solitaire Conspiracy
Silver: Persona 4 Golden
Gold: Microsoft Flight Simulator

Overall Best Games Of 2020

Bronze: Quantum Suicide
Bronze: Hades
Silver: Deadly Premonition 2
Gold: Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin

Thanks to everyone who has read along and enjoyed the awards with us this year! We do like this moment, where we can celebrate the games that meant the most to us, and we look forward to 2021 being an even more amazing year. 

- Matt S. 
Editor-in-Chief
Find me on Twitter: @mattsainsb

How many of the best games of 2020 did you play?
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