the top ten includes both large long-awaited projects and titles from independent developers. Read more about who exactly the critics have named the best games of the year – in the material “Gazeta.Ru”.
F1 2020 is a game in which players can lead their own Formula 1 team for the first time by creating a driver, choosing a sponsor, an engine supplier and competing as the eleventh team in the tournament bracket.
The addition of split-screen racing, new steering assistance, and a more accessible gaming experience means you can enjoy playing with your friends, regardless of your skill level.
Metacritic rated the game 91 out of 100, and the players 7.1 out of 10.
1. Crusader Kings III
The player is assigned the role of one of the medieval rulers, who must expand their possessions and strengthen the state. The game is interesting in that it allows you to apply tactics and strategy not only on the battlefield, but also in the political arena and in social life.
Form a dynasty, develop your character and his relationships with other heroes, weave intrigues, blackmail enemies and order murders – the game gives you many different tools to strengthen your monarchy.
The site gave the game 91 points, and users rated the game 8.5 points.
2. Microsoft Flight Simulator
Microsoft Flight Simulator is the eleventh part of the computer flight simulator, which features all the countries of the world, cities and airports. Data from Bing Maps is used to achieve this accuracy.
The game also features a variety of aircraft models, from light aircraft to wide-body jet aircraft.
Metacritic rated the game at 91 points, the players gave it 7.2 points.
3. Demon’s Souls Remake
Demon’s Souls Remake is a completely rebuilt and masterfully refined Japanese game, Demon’s Souls, which is the first part of the action-RPG Souls series.
The remake introduces the player to the horrors of the dark fantasy lands. Those who decided to play Demon’s Souls Remake will face the most difficult trials to earn the title of “demon slayer” and send the main antagonist back into oblivion.
4. Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age-Definitive Edition
The Top 10 Best Games of the Year includes the latest official edition of Dragon Quest XI, which includes all the original content and additional storylines for some of the heroes.
The game has several innovations that make the passage more convenient, for example, you can skip a video. You can also easily take a screenshot of the gameplay, since the game has a photo mode with many settings.
The site rated the game with 92 points, and the players – 9 points.
Hades is another action RPG in the ranking, based on ancient Greek mythology: the main character, the son of Aida Zagreus, tries to escape from the underworld of the dead and get to Olympus.
Hades uses a structure familiar to such games: you need to go through a dungeon, and at the end the player will have a battle with a boss. In addition, the dungeon can be completed in completely different ways depending on the resources that the player wants to get. In case of death, the main character moves to the beginning of the level.
Reviewers of the game noted its replicability, as well as fun gameplay and a well-developed storyline.
Metacritic rated the game at 93 points and the players at 8.9 points.
6. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Ori and the Will of the Wisps is a platformer set outside the familiar Ori and the Blind Forest of the Nibal Forest.
The player will have to navigate platforms and solve puzzles. In this part, unlike the first game, there is no “spiritual connection” system that allows players to save where they want. The game is now saved automatically at checkpoints.
In addition, the gameplay has become much more dynamic, as many new mechanics have appeared in the game.
The site gave the game 93 points, and the players rated the game at 8.9 points.
7. Half-Life: Alix
Half-Life: Alix, the long-awaited sequel to the Half-Life series, opens the top three. A special feature of Half-Life: Alix is that it is a first-person VR shooter in which the player can interact closely with the environment.
The player will have to try on the role of Alix Vance and learn the story of the struggle of her father Eli Vance against the occupation of the Earth by the Alliance.
The players received the game very warmly and rated it 9.1 points, while critics gave it 93 points.
8. The Last of Us: Part II
The second place goes to the continuation of the story of the smuggler Joel and his adopted daughter Ellie. The game begins five years after the events of the first part and shows us the measured life of the heroes, which is violated by the attack of bandits obsessed with a thirst for revenge. The game features unexpected plot twists and a strong ending.
The game was very much anticipated, and even before its release, some plot details were known, which caused a resonance among fans of the first game.
The site-aggregator of ratings gave the game 93 points, but the players did not appreciate all the twists and turns of the plot and gave the game only 5.7 points.
9. Persona 5 Royal
The first place goes to the RPG game for PS4. Persona 5 Royal is an improved and reworked version of the original Persona 5 game in which the player will take on the role of a 16-year-old boy who finds himself in an alternate reality. The protagonist and his friends form a group of Phantom Hearts Thieves, which must explore other realities and eradicate all existing evil.
The story of Persona 5 Royal is enhanced with a variety of new details and characters.
Metacritic gave the game 95 points and the players 8.2 points.