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Best Games of 2020 – Will These Sustain In 2021?

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Gaming is emerging as a new career for the young generation. It is the first generation where people are taking Games as seriously as other things. There are so many YouTube streamers becoming professional gamer and earning well through it.

We all have connections with the gaming world. Whether you are a kid or a gaming fan, you must have played some popular games in your life. Games are evolving with time. As the gaming industry is expanding, what are the best-selling video games of all time has been one of the industry’s biggest question.

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After doing comprehensive research by going through the NPD list (a company that looks at digital and retail sales to determine what games people are buying) and the google trends, we have come up with Best 20 Games of 2020.

Minecraft

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  • Release date – May 17, 2009 (Classic version)
  • Platform(s) – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Vita, PC

Minecraft is the most popular game in the world. As of 2020, Minecraft has 200 million copies sold and 126 million monthly active users. In October 2018, Microsoft announced that Minecraft has sold 154 million copies, making it the second-best-selling video game ever after 1984’s Tetris. It is such a great success that people are still liking it and playing it.

According to Gamesindustry.biz, Minecraft has 100 million+ players in China, that add up to its total player count to over 250 million.

Fortnite

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  • Release date – July 21, 2017
  • Platforms – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS

Fortnite is a popular game developed by epic games. This game remains one of the most popular games of 2020.

Awards won by this game are – Teen Choice Award for Choice Video Game, The Game Award for Best Multiplayer Game, The Game Award for Best Ongoing Game and BAFTA Games Award for Evolving Game.

This game comes in three different modes: Battle Royale, Save the World, and Creative.

This game is one of the most popular games in the world. As per May 2020, Fortnite has more than 350 million downloads worldwide making it one of the best online games of all time.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

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  • Release date – August 23, 2019
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Call of duty: Modern Warfare is one of the best PS4 games of all the time. It is the sixteenth installment in the call of duty series. This game comes in the genre of the first-person shooter.

Awards won by this game are –

  • Golden Joystick Award for Game of the Year
  • V.G.X. Award for Best Military Game
  • V.G.X. Award for Best Military Game
  • BAFTA Games Award for Story and Character
  • BAFTA Games Award for Gameplay
  • BAFTA Games Award for Best Game (Public Vote)

People are addicted to this game that’s why in the four days of game’s launch around 15 million player had joined. As per the 2020 report, 60 million players has joined this game. Covid-19 lockdown helped this game to reach to more people. After all this, we can say that it is one of the best games to play.

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA V)

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  • Release date – The game was released on September 17, 2013, for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, in November 2014 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox 1, and April 2015 for Microsoft Windows. Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5 versions are scheduled to release in 2021.
  • Platforms – PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows

If we talk about the rating, steam rated this game – 9/10, and according to google play, it is 4/5 rating game. That makes this game one of the best games ever. There is a separate fan base of Grand Theft Auto (GTA) who love to play this. When GTA V was released, it broke all the records.

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It is an action-adventure game and as per 2018, GTA V was the third video game ever to sold 100 million copies. GTA V generated over $6 billion – that was more than any other film, game or book. 

Awards won by GTA V –

  • British Academy Games Award for Multiplayer
  • V.G.X. Award for Game of the Year
  • BAFTA Games Award for British Game
  • V.G.X. Award for Most Anticipated Game
  • The Game Award for Best Remaster
  • V.G.X. Award for Best Soundtrack
  • British Academy Games Award for Game Design

If you are a gamer and haven’t played this game yet, we would suggest you play this game, and you will like it for sure.

Roblox

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  • Release date – September 1, 2006
  • Platforms – Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Android, iOS, mac OS, Fire O.S., Classic Mac OS

Roblox is one of the best multiplayer games. In this game, player build their virtual world, isn’t it interesting? This game is so popular that is why it is one of the best online games. Roblox provides both single-player and multiplayer experience so that you can play with your friends also. There are so many awards won by this game, such as –

  • Mobile Game of the year
  • Xbox Game of the year
  • Studio Game of the year
  • Builderman award of excellence
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As per 2020, the game was worth around $4 billion, and the game has remarkable 150 million monthly users which rose by 35 million from 2019. After COVID-19 lockdown, the usage of this game increased by 40% and that makes this game more popular than Minecraft.

As per May 2020, Roblox was the third highest-grossing mobile game in terms of worldwide revenue reported by businessofapps.com. Roblox has 3 billion total engagement hours each month.

Among Us

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  • Release date – June 15, 2018
  • Platforms – iOS, Microsoft Windows, Android

Among us is one of the best multiplayer games developed and published by American game studio. It is one of the best free games with 100+ million downloads on play store. This game got 4.5/5 rating by google play. This game got nominated for two awards –

  • Best Mobile Game
  • Best Multiplayer

This game is getting popular day by and day and according to sportskeeda.com, Among Us is the most downloaded mobile game of October 2020.

PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds)

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  • Release date – July 30, 2016
  • Platform – Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Stadia

PUBG doesn’t need any introduction as it is one of the best multiplayer games. It also became the most popular game in a short span of time. This game has a different fan base. You can think about its popularity as it won The Game Award for Best Multiplayer Game. This game is also known as the most addictive game ever made.

PUBG brought the revolution in the gaming industry as its lifetime revenue hits $3 billion in 2020. PUBG is a free online game with 734 million downloads and PUBG mobile shows the greatest number of downloads from India and U.S. ranks third with 6.4 percent of downloads.

The Last of Us Part II

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  • Release date – The Last of Us Part II is a 2020 game full of action and adventure, developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Due to some delays, perhaps because of COVID-19 pandemic, the Last of Us Part II was released on June 19, 2020.
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4

Last of Us Part II was one of the most awaited games for the people who played part I. This game is among one of the best PS4 games. This game was so popular that over four million units sold soon after its release. Part II is one of the best and the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusively beating Marvel’s Spider Man’s 3.3 million and the God of War’s 3.1 million in the same period. As per 2020, it sold over and above 200,000 copies in Germany.

Ghost of Tsushima

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  • Release date – July 17, 2020
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4

Ghost of Tsushima is another popular and comes under the list of the best PS4 games of 2020. This game was developed by Sucker Punch Productions and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The game won the Game Critics Awards of 2018 and also nominated for The Game Awards 2020.

Within few days of release, the game became the best-selling physical game in the United Kingdom and 212,915 copies were sold in Japan. As per 2020, the game has sold over 5 million copies. That is enough to make a game, one of the best popular games of 2020

Battlefield 1

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  • Release date – October 21, 2016
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

The battlefield is a first-person shooter game developed by the EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. This game is the fifteenth installment in the battlefield series. It is one of the top games people love to play.

The award won by this game is “The Game Critics awards 2016” for the best action game. In the first week of release, it became the best-selling retail game in the U.K. In Japan, 113,083 copies sold in its first week, and soon it became one of the best PS4 games.

FIFA 20

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  • Release date – September 24, 2019
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

FIFA 20 is a football simulation video game published by electronic arts. This game is the fifteenth instalment in FIFA series. This game is both a single-player video game and multiplayer video game, and one of the best multiplayer video games.

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In 2020, this game won the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards for best music supervision in a video game and 23rd annual D.I.C.E award for sports game of the year. In addition, this game was also nominated for the N.A.V.G.T.R. awards. Hence, became one of the most popular games of 2020.

EA has declared a record profit in the first quarter of the financial year of 2020-21 as 506,572 copies of FIFA 20 were sold.

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

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  • Release date – November 12, 2020
  • Platforms – PlayStation 5

Marvel’s spider-man: miles Morales is the recently released game that is developed by Insomniac Games and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. This game is a single-player video game and one of the best PS5 games. It is the second game in marvel’s spider-man series.

The PlayStation 4 version of this game sold 22,882 copies within the first week of release in Japan and became one of the best PS4 games also. In the same week, PlayStation 5 version becomes the tenth best-selling game in Japan. This game was also the bestselling physical PlayStation 5 launch game in the U.K.

God of War

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  • Initial release – April 20 2018
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4

God of war is an action-adventure game, developed by Santa Monica Studio and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It is the eighth instalment in the god of war series. This game also won Game of the Year; for game direction, game design, story, and art direction. It is one of the best ps4 games. The game got more than 3.1 million copies sold within three days of release worldwide. In the U.K. it became the fastest-selling game in its franchise. As per 2019, the game got 10 million copies sold and became one of the best-selling games in the series.

Mortal Kombat 11

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  • Initial release – April 23, 2019
  • Platforms – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows

Mortal Kombat 11 is fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. This game was the eleventh installment in mortal kombat series. In 2020, the game won 23rd Annual D.I.C.E. Awards for fighting game of the year. As per 2020, the game has sold more than 8 million copies worldwide also recognized as the best-selling PS4 game of 2019.

Human: fall flat

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  • Release date – July 22, 2016
  • Platforms – Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Android, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Classic Mac OS, Linux

This game was the platform puzzle game, developed by Lithuanian studio No Brakes Games and published by Curve Digital. The game is rated 4.5/5 by google play and 9/10 by steam. This game was very popular among kids, and it also got nominated for the independent game developers association. As per 2018, the game won the award of The Independent Game Developers’ Association Awards for the best casual game. As per June 2018, the game has got 4 million copies sold in all the platforms and became one of the top games of that time.

Rocket League

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  • Release date – July 7 2015
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, macOS, Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS, Linux

Rocket league soccer video game developed and published by Psyonix. This game is available for both single-player and multiplayer performance. The game has won so many awards, and as per 2019, it got nominated by the “Still Playing” award at the Golden Joystick Awards. In 2017, this game sold over 10.5 million copies across all the platforms. Hence it is one of the most favourite games to play among gamer. This game also has popularity in 2020; people still like this game and enjoy it.

Red Dead Redemption 2

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  • Release date – October 26, 2018
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows

Red dead redemption 2 is an action-adventure game developed and published by Rockstar Games. It was the third instalment in the red dead redemption series. This game is one of the best games to play and has its popularity among gamers. This game was rated 9/10 by steam. As per the dollar sales, this game was the best-selling game of the latter half of the 2010s and became the seventh best-selling game of that decade. As per 2020, the game has over 31 million copies sold. Hence became one of the popular games of 2020.

Call of Duty: Black Ops

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  • Release date – November 9 2010
  • Platforms – Xbox One, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo DS, Macintosh operating systems

Call of duty: Black Ops is the first-person shooter game developed by Treyarch and published by Activision. This was the seventh installment in the call of duty series. This game was so popular and got rated 9/10 by steam. In only five days of its release after its release, the game has over US$650 million sales worldwide, making it one of the best shooting games ever.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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  • Release date – March 3, 2017
  • Platforms – Nintendo Switch, Wii U

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, this game is an action-adventure game developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch, and Wii U consoles The game reached 19.74 million sales on switch platform, and It has also sold over 1.67 million copies on the Wii U platform, making it a popular game of the year.

Resident Evil 3

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  • Release date – April 3, 2020
  • Platforms – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Resident Evil 3 is a horror survival game developed and published by Capcom. This game got so popular in a short period. As in Japan, The PlayStation 4 version sold over 189,490 copies in its first week, making it the second-bestselling retail game of the week. This game became one of the best PS4 games of 2020.

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