2020 Sure Was Interesting, Wasn't It?
*Author's note: this list is relatively spoiler free and avoids discussion of major plot points in the games. It is also free of platform bias. Of the thirteen games mentioned: 3 were played on Xbox, 3 on Playstation, 5 on Nintendo Switch, and 2 on PC. So there's maybe a Switch bias in play, I guess.
**Content Warning: death in the family/grief. I lost my mother to cancer this year and briefly mention it twice. My heart goes out to anyone else reading this who may be experiencing grief this holiday season xoxo
Video games...video games...this year saw my relationship with video games change quite a bit. From around 2014 until this year, I'd say games were my top hobby. You probably feel the same, which is why you found your way here to someone else's list of favorite video games of 2020. But I am not saying this to shun the medium, only to show that this year was one of change for me. There was all the stuff that happened this year that everyone knows, and all the private stuff that I went through on top of that. That stuff was likely a net positive, but as a result I am slightly less into video games right now (fascinating, I know). There's a few games I wanted to get to but couldn't, and my biggest regret (in terms of this list) is that I wish I'd had time to play "Tell Me Why", since I love Dontnod and am sure I'll also love that game when I get to it.
Now, with that all having been said, let's rank these things (aside from the two honorable mentions)!