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Best Action/Adventure Game of 2020

Best Action/Adventure Game of 2020 - Article

by Chinh Tran , posted on 12 January 2021 / 2,282 Views

The Best Action/Adventure Games of 2020 took players to a variety of places and time periods while introducing them to characters both lovable and detestable. Ubisoft took us on a Viking age journey from Norway to Britain with Assassin's Creed Valhalla. Sucker Punch convincingly teleported players back to Medieval Japan during the Mongol invasion with Ghost of Tsushima. Insomniac once again allowed players to web-sling through modern day New York in Spider-Man: Miles Morales. And Naughty Dog forced players to survive a post-apocalyptic Seattle in The Last of Us Part II.


The Shortlist:


Assassin's Creed Valhalla


Ghost of Tsushima


Spider-Man: Miles Morales


The Last of Us Part II





The Winner:

Ghost of Tsushima

Runner-up: The Last of Us Part II

If the teams at Sony Interactive Entertainment know how to do one thing well it's create incredible action/adventure games. Nowhere is this better proven than in 2020, with a trio of games that took the top three spots on the shortlist. Despite going up against incredibly popular established franchises, Sucker Punch's Ghost of Tsushima was able to take the overall top spot. With atmospheric presentation, strong gameplay systems, and a diverse island to explore, Ghost of Tsushima is VGChartz's Best Action/Adventure Game of 2020.

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icykai (on 12 January 2021)

well deserved

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Arkus (on 12 January 2021)

Didn't this site give Ghost of Tsushima a 5 out of 10 in their review of the game?

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MTZehvor axumblade (on 15 January 2021)

If you don't understand, at the risk of sounding condescending, I'd encourage you to (re)read the review, because I think I spelled out my reasons pretty clearly.

To put it simply, while I think Ghost is an exceptionally aesthetically pleasing game that absolutely nails the feel of feudal Japan, it's also a very mechanically shallow title that relies on a heavily flawed combat system and some of the worst stealth I've seen from a AAA title in recent memory. Imo, the gameplay is neither challenging nor particularly visceral, and the lack of depth really begins to show towards the end.

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Zkuq (on 13 January 2021)

Well that's a surprise.

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nex (on 13 January 2021)

...but but but... VGChartz said it´s a 5/10

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