As a more in-depth to 2020, this week has been an extended week of PSLS yr-finish awards, and we’ve honored a lot of nice releases. Even if video games didn’t win, simply being nominated provides consideration to video games that deserve the highlight, and there have been additionally a lot of different honorable mentions that didn’t even make the nomination record. 2020was an superior yr for video games throughout, and it’s all been constructing to this second. Before we reveal which recreation received our prime spot, listed here are the PlayStation LifeStyle nominations for Game of the Year in 2020.

Game of the Year 2020 Winner

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The Last of Us Part II

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Mirroring the nominations and shut vote tallies from our Best PlayStation Exclusive award, our Game of the Year additionally goes to Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part II. We’ve already mentioned quite a bit about The Last of Us Part II all through our awards week, so let this quote from our evaluation inform you why it’s price taking the prime spot this yr:

“It’s an empathetic emotional journey that recontextualizes the idea of the hero at the center of the story through new perspectives and unique methods of storytelling that only video games are capable of. It’s a multi-faceted experience with symmetry, details, and layers that players will be discussing for years. Polish and production values not only meet but exceed the level of Naughty Dog quality that players have come to expect. The Last of Us Part II is an era-defining game, a perfect companion to the first that harmonizes with, rather than smothers, that original pivotal ending, crafting an unforgettable and emotionally challenging narrative with these beloved characters.”

Reader’s Choice Winner

Ghost of Tsushima

Also mirroring the vote from the Best PlayStation Exclusive class, our readers selected Ghost of Tsushima as Game of the Year, simply beating out The Last of Us Part II by just a few votes. It’s clear that gamers have been enthralled by the Sucker Punch epic, therefore it profitable a number of awards this yr from each our workers and readers.

The Last of Us Part II took second place for our readers, adopted by Final Fantasy VII Remake in third.

Now that we’ve revealed our Game of the Year, don’t miss our full lineup of winners and nominees for the PlayStation LifeStyle Game of the Year awards. We’ve gathered all 29 classes in a single place so to simply see which video games received prime honors this yr. Thank you to all of the wonderful builders and publishers that made video games this yr. Thank you to our readers for taking part and voting in our Game of the Year awards. 2020 is fortunately over, and I’m wanting ahead to seeing which video games grace this record subsequent yr as we enter the first full yr of the new technology of consoles. Happy 2021!