Way late on my favorites from 2020, but who wants to remember that year?
Here are my top 5 favorite games I played last year, top 3 underrated games, and top 3 disappointments (games can be from any year, this is just when I got to them)
Let's start off with the disappointments (get the bad out of the way)
3. Your Toy
Absolutely hated this game from the clunky controls to the terrible story. Just not worth it, even on sale
2. Life is Strange 2
I liked the original game quite a bit, even before the storm was decent. This one just decided to mix every political agenda into one game and spit it out. Luckily this was on game pass so I didn't have to buy it. Overall a disappointing game
1. Ghost Recon Wildlands
This is my first and probably last foray into Ghost Recon. I know this one is different than its predecessors, but it was a let down to me. Overall I enjoyed the shell of what this game was, but the execution was lacking. The map was big, probably too big for its own good. Bigger is not always better as you had to clear areas that made you do the same side mission over and over and over again. By the time you finish a few of those you forget where you are at with the story. This is a typical Ubisoft game with an overreaching map with nothing to do. I wish there was more because when I actually got around to the story it wasn't half bad
Alright we got the disappointments out of the way, time for my top 3 underrated games I played this last year
3. Donut County
The game is on game pass now, which means it probably isn't underrated anymore but I enjoyed this game. It was a nice relaxing game for a day or two that caught my eye. The story was sarcastic and characters lovable. I am glad people are getting to enjoy it from game pass
2. Westerado Double Barreled
I had no clue about this game until it popped up in the leaving soon section of game pass. Every once in awhile I go for the completion when it is about to leave and I am glad I did this one. I enjoyed the characters and old west setting. The music was awesome and multiple playthroughs enjoyable. I couldn't stop playing it, even when I was trying to do the no death run through. If you haven't tried this one yet give it a shot.
1. Bomber Crew
Much like the one above I found this gem in the leaving game pass section. I watched a youtube video of some game play and it intrigued me. I completed it in like 3 days and couldn't put it down. Playing as a crew on a bomber aircraft the game was so much fun. I need to get into their new game soon
We will finish with my top 5 games that I played in 2020
5. Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order
This one I snuck in right before the end of the year. I enjoy Star Wars and haven't seen a game in awhile that did a good job with the universe. Multiplayer games are not fun for me anymore so the Battlefronts were not my style. With the merger of EA play and game pass I was able to try this one out and I loved it. Wielding the force, cutting down troopers, exploring planets, this was a lot of fun. I hope in the sequel they go bigger, maybe with some better fast travel
4. Goose Game
This is one of those love it or don't see why other people like it games. I enjoyed the relaxing game type and the speed runs. It was just fun disrupting people's life as a goose. Who knew?
3. Assassin Creed Origins
I like to play my Assassin Creed games in order and I have been putting this one off with the style change from Syndicate to this one. I might be in the minority by I loved Syndicate. It took awhile to get going in the game but once you get past the long opening you get introduced to a wonderful Egypt. Yes Ubisoft thinks putting hundreds (maybe an exaggeration) side quests on the map was a good thing, but it wasn't too bad. I enjoyed exploring different areas in and around the city. The people felt unique depending on where you were at and I loved it. Hopefully this year I will get to Odyssey, but this was a good revamp from a tired formula
2. Hitman 2
I love the IOI hitman, they know the character in and out. Hitman proved they could craft a good game, 2 knocked it out of the park. The visuals were stunning, plus who doesn't like to just knock some bad people off? IOI took a good beginning and shaped it to even better heights. The levels were huge and sprawling. The ways you can assassinate your targets was unique. Overall this was just a fun game and I enjoyed getting the completion.
1. Middle Earth Shadow of War
I enjoy Lord of the Rings and the middle earth games are very enjoyable. The gameplay was soooo much fun and the abilities you were given played off well with the character. Mordor was beautifully crafted and importing some characters from the previous game was fun. I enjoyed everything about this game and it was one of my most fun completions to date.
2020 was a great year to go through some backlog games and I can't wait to see what 2021 has in store