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The 50 best games of 2020 according to Polygon

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50. Bugsnax
49. No Man's Sky
48. Helltaker
47. Doom Eternal
46. Super Mega Baseball 3
45. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
44. Creaks
43. Call of Duty: Warzone
42. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
41. In Other Waters
40. Wide Ocean, Big Jacket
39. League of Legends
38. Arknights
37. Desperados 3
36. Paradise Killer
35. Dirt 5
34. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
33. Paper Mario: The Origami King
32. The Solitaire Conspiracy
31. Ghost of Tsushima
30. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
29. Murder by Numbers
28. Destiny 2: Beyond Light
27. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
26. Streets of Rage 4
25. Hardspace: Shipbreaker
24. Spiritfarer
23. Demons Souls Remake
22. Star Wars: Squadrons
21. Genshin Impact
20. The Jackbox Party Pack 7
19. The Last of Us Part II
18. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
17. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
16. Astro's Playroom
15. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
14. Umurangi Generation
13. Valorant
12. If Found...
11. Spelunky 2
10. Among Us
9. Blaseball
8. Crusader Kings 3
7. Half-Life: Alyx
6. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
5. Kentucky Route Zero
4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
3. Microsoft Flight Simulator
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizon
1. Hades
 

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The order of the list is... something else, lmao. I feel like a lot of this list kind of reeks, "Hey guys, we're cool, we put indie games above AAA!"

Hades being number 1 is the one thing that resonates with me. But games like DOOM Eternal, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Tony Hawk 1+2, Ghost of Tsushima, and Demon's Souls being where they are and bested by games like Valorant, Among Us, and Fall Guys is lol.

I'm actually surprised they put TLOU2 where they did and not higher.
 

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I'm glad TLOU2 isn't in the top 10. Surprised Sushi Ghost ain't higher though.

I'm surprised Spiritfarer didn't do better with the Polygon crowd. Some of these I've never even heard of, like Creaks and In Other Waters.
 
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It's an okay list....

sees Among Us at #10

Well....maybe not okay.
 

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Starting to think these websites put Hades as #1 just to act cool and interesting
 

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I actually expected much worse. I don't agree with multiple things about it, but they have some good stuff in there.
 
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50. Bugsnax
49. No Man's Sky
48. Helltaker
47. Doom Eternal
46. Super Mega Baseball 3
45. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
44. Creaks
43. Call of Duty: Warzone
42. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
41. In Other Waters
40. Wide Ocean, Big Jacket
39. League of Legends
38. Arknights
37. Desperados 3
36. Paradise Killer
35. Dirt 5
34. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
33. Paper Mario: The Origami King
32. The Solitaire Conspiracy
31. Ghost of Tsushima
30. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
29. Murder by Numbers
28. Destiny 2: Beyond Light
27. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
26. Streets of Rage 4
25. Hardspace: Shipbreaker
24. Spiritfarer
23. Demons Souls Remake
22. Star Wars: Squadrons
21. Genshin Impact
20. The Jackbox Party Pack 7
19. The Last of Us Part II
18. Assassin's Creed Valhalla
17. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
16. Astro's Playroom
15. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
14. Umurangi Generation
13. Valorant
12. If Found...
11. Spelunky 2
10. Among Us
9. Blaseball
8. Crusader Kings 3
7. Half-Life: Alyx
6. Spider-Man: Miles Morales
5. Kentucky Route Zero
4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
3. Microsoft Flight Simulator
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizon
1. Hades
Hay que no mamen con Bugsnax

Among us better than 13 sentinels??? Dont Fuck me
 
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No Persona 5 Royal or Trails of Cold Steel IV? Lol GTFO with that list.
Danjin44 Danjin44 GET ITT
 

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Fall Guys better than TLOU2 get the fuck outta here. These "games journalists" don't have a fucking clue.

well even a broken clock is correct twice a day. and they were correct here too :)
 
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10. Among Us
17. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
28. Destiny 2: Beyond Light

Questioning the fuck out of these choices and I like Destiny. But BL was a 2 1/2 hour campaign with little else going on ATM. Among Us 10? Why? Cause some streamers played it for a few weekends? Get out of here with that shit.

31. Ghost of Tsushima

31? As if I thought anyone at Polygon had a brain, this was many peoples GOTY, and 31...I assume due to it being "problematic" for some bullshit reason or another right?
 
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10. Among Us

Some games that are "worse" than Among US, by Polygon:

19. The Last of Us Part II
23. Demons Souls Remake
31. Ghost of Tsushima
30. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Among Us is a masterpiece, mind you that basically nailed the Mafia Game formula where previous iterations failed. Being worse than AU isn't exactly a challenge.
 

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I really liked Trials of Mana, sad it isn’t there.

im happy that 13 Sentinels and FFVIIR made it. Those two are my GOTY.
 
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We share the same #2 game. Beyond that, there's not much else with that list that I find agreeable.
 

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Great to see hades, flight simulator, ff7 remake, half life alyx, crusader kings 3 in top 10. I'd put half life alyx in number 1 this year. Certainly a great year for pc gaming.
 

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Streets of Rage 4? Hell yeah my n-word

Among us that high though? Lol

Sakura Wars could have used some acknowledgment though
 
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Holy shit this list is horrible. These guys don't have a clue.