2020 is shaping up to be an extremely important year globally, and we’re pretty sure we don’t need to mention why that is! However, due to most of us spending more time at home than usual, 2020 is becoming a bigger and better year for the gaming world. With bold new releases, and a razor-sharp focus on home entertainment, even non-gamers are firing up their consoles looking for new ways to keep themselves occupied.
So whether you’re a seasoned Playstation pro or a new gaming convert, we’ve taken a look at the best games around, right now, to see if they live up to the hype. All suitable to play in your TV bed of course!
Last of Us Part 2
Rated as one of the best games of all time, this PS4 offering is a whole multi-layered adventure with slick graphics and a film-like narrative. Set in a post-pandemic America, the lead characters, Ellie and Joel survived comfortably, yet there are many who didn’t and now pose as a social threat. When an untold event occurs, Ellie seeks revenge and we’re taken through the twist and turns as she hunts for an answer. It is thoroughly consuming, in the best possible way. Be warned – tears may be shed.
It’s back on the Xbox and better than ever, join F1 and create your own team. This offering doesn’t just centre around the need for speed, here you can focus on management and build-up to race day. Develop your team over time, build top-class facilities and negotiate for the best drivers. All in all, so that when you choose to race, you know you’re going to win. F12020 also has split-screen racing and a new steering assist. Just link up, race and leave your friends in the dust…
Taking you directly into the decadence of Tokyo 1980. You’re rich, successful and you guessed it, have joined the Yazuka, so there is only one thing for it, it’s time for you to fight. When murders occur, the plot takes you on a pursuit, rivals, oddballs and thugs come across your path, as you switch between a group of slick fighting styles. With superb graphics, this neon-lit eighties world is lined with arcades and discos, hiding over 100 different stories. All awaiting to be uncovered by your new Yazuka persona.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
We couldn’t miss out on the lockdown smash hit, a winner for Nintendo Switch fans. The best option for light relief, delve into the charming alternative online world of Animal Crossing, it’s peaceful, soothing and addictive. Here you can grow your virtual green thumb as you learn to manage plants, trees and surrounding nature, take a journey across rivers to explore unknown islands and make friends with new arrivals on your shores. It’s fun, light and community-based, that’s why we think it’s such a hit! Who knew in 2020 you would happily be trading with an otter?