The 10 Best Video Games of 2020 So Far…

The Best Games of 2020 So Far…

In the blink of an eye, 2020 is roughly halfway complete. With a slew of big game releases thus far, the gaming industry is moving ahead with full steam despite real-life complications. As we move toward the next generation of consoles, now might be a good time to look back on the best games of the first half of 2020.

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10. Streets of Rage 4

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While side-scrolling beat-em-ups have not had their time in the sun for quite some time, Streets of Rage 4 once again brings the genre back to the spotlight with a contemporary feel. Underneath its modern, comic-esque style, Streets of Rage 4 brings the classic gameplay into the present along with its chaotic fun and intuitive controls. In our review, we found that “the story mode is a perfect length with a smooth difficulty curve.”

9. Resident Evil 3

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Roughly a year after the remake of fan-favorite Resident Evil 2 comes the Resident Evil 3 remake. With Jill Valentine, Carlos Oliveira (and his luscious hair), and series regular and bioweapon Nemesis, the game is easily recognizable. While the game was generally less well-received than the remake of Resident Evil 2, the game is still robust in its own right. With successful releases in Resident Evil 7 and the two aforementioned remakes, the franchise is trending upwards towards the Resident Evil Village release. In our Resident Evil 3 review, we found that “while the game still stubbornly hangs on to a few of the original’s mechanical shortcomings, the vast majority of the package is a breathtaking recreation of material we fell in love with two decades ago.”

8. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition

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Having released about 10 years ago, the success of Xenoblade Chronicles has led to the development of a spin-off, a sequel, and now a remastered, definitive edition of the game that started it all. Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition does what most remasters do, updating visuals, controls, music, and adding quality of life improvements to what was already a great game 10 years ago. Furthermore, a new epilogue set a year after the game’s events was also added. For those who never experienced Xenoblade Chronicles, the Definitive Edition is the perfect way to experience one of the best JRPGs in recent memory. In our review, we concluded that “Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition hits the nail on the head in almost every way and adds up to a beautiful adventure that thoroughly deserves your time.”

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