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    QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Did any one title stand out among the crowd?
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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Doom Eternal shouldn't be in that picture, not after what they did to Samuel Hayden's backstory and Vega's voice

    Game of the Year is probably Genshin Impact. I don't play it, but I see a lot of people talking about it and streaming it

    Worth mentioning Control's dlcs Foundation and AWE, Ghost of Tsushima and WoW Shadowlands as well

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Quote Originally Posted by liquidflower View Post
    Worth mentioning Control's dlcs Foundation and AWE, Ghost of Tsushima and WoW Shadowlands as well
    Yeah but Ghost of Tsushima is not a computer (PC) game....If it was though, it'd be my 1st choice no doubt.

    Other than that, I didn't particularly like anything on PC from this year. So, no vote for me.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Lots of decent retro re-makes (EG. Halo and C&C) but otherwise, I'd tend to agree... nothing in 2020 on PC that made me sit up and say WOW.

    As to DOOM Eternal. Preferred DOOM 2016 myself. Don't know why they thought it necessary to add all the jumping bits myself (a couple were VERY infuriating).

    Lets hope 2021 is a better year all round.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    All I've bought this year is WoW's Shadowlands expac. nothing else of interest to me. Nothing else on the horizon either, except Elder Scrolls 6 and, that horizon is very, very distant, assuming it is ever going to happen at all.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Ha ha, I only ever play Solitaire so for me this year & every other year the best game has to be SOLITAIRE!

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Rule the Waves 2

    An excellent expansion of the original naval management and warfame sim to cover many more years, planes, missiles, etc.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Seen as I haven't played anyway new games from this year, Red Dead 2 as I bought it this year! 300+ hours so far, great game.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    I actually didn't find any of the released games of this year for anythign really good at all, all the games I play has been released in the years before, and when it get to it, it is only a handfull of games from the previous years that I play.

    My problem with games especially after 2007-8ish.... is mostly, they give a very little actual entertainment... they are boring... very very short lived... the idea of AAA titles, is a mere slideshow and and show off that is very very short, and when released it is only half games at best... how funny it may sound... you end finding Indie games of better value and more content and other none AAA projects having actually more gameplay value overall.

    It is sad to think about, it is sad that video games for the Console/PC/Mac world really is dwindling and going downhill for the quick bucks... instead of going for the longhaul really really nice, well made and programmed games, that probably could bring in more value to the companies that anything actually entirely hyped up does.

    StarCraft, Half-Life/Counter Strike, Quake, Civilization I,II,III is among some of the very few game series that actually is successfull... and if you add in MMORPG... FFXIV, WoW, EvE, and before that the epic Niche MMORPGs that defines the genre the best.

    With all this going downhill entering more pop culture, than something lasting to play we can blame the consoles partly... but it would be better putting the blame directly on the game companies, for not developing or demanding a port of games that fitst all models and by that way dictating how it should work.... first of all both Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo and PC/MAC all need games to play on their machinery, if the game companies picked up the actual glove and decided we are going to do it like this, then the rest would just follow in nicely.

    However... the Consoles and PC is getting much more alligned today compared to previous generatiosn of consoles... so if we got any luck, we may run into the next actually golden era of games again.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Some really odd comments in here!
    I played and enjoyed Division 2, currently playing AC Valhalla and looking forward to CyberPunk... With the customary COD game over the Christmas.
    Agree re Doom - the 2016 was better... Dont mind admitting I found this years version incredibly difficult!

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Have to say I really didn't like Doom Eternal one bit. Played about an hour and then uninstalled it so quite thankful I didn't pay for it and was playing via Game Pass.

    I did REALLY enjoy Mafia : Definitive Edition as it took the original and stayed true to that game but improved it in every way.

    Consoles it has to be said Ghost of Tshushima is truly inspiring and I have sunk countless hours into it.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Well....

    I'd certainly offer Cloudpunk as one of the best games.
    Never thought I'd like it and was expecting the voxel graphics to really get on my nerves, but something in the back of my mind made me just give it a try anyway.

    I enjoyed that one so much that, after my third playthrough, I actually took the time to write letters of thanks to the developers and some of the voice actors.
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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    If you go by the numbers then surely it has to be cyberpunk.....

    In all honesty I can't think of any game this year that has been 'good enough' for me to grab or even stands out. Hell I haven't even bought cyberpunk yet and that looks really good but I wait for a while before buying to miss release day bugs (seems to be a lot considering the delays supposedly for 'bug fixing' etc) and get some proper reviews etc.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Flight Simulator 2020 was the standout game for me. In some respects it's still a work-in-progress, but what Asobo have achieved so far in mapping most of our planet is already mightily impressive. The level of detail of the planes is staggering, and the weather engine is superb too.

    Cyberpunk looks pretty amazing too, but I can't really give that my vote as I haven't played it yet.

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    Looking back, I haven't bought a single game this year. I've got a huge back catalogue to play through, and nothing except maybe Hades caught my attenion this year

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    Re: QOTW: What was the best computer game of 2020?

    I'd agree that not many AAA games have been stand outs (too early to tell on Cyberpunk,) in fact the closest to a 'big studio' game I enjoyed is Crusader Kings 3. That said, MS Flight Sim and Half Life Alyx get honourable mentions for the technical achievements even though the former is (to me,) dull to play and the latter trying to prop up a dying format.

    I have enjoyed smaller games, Spiritfarer, Hades, Kentucky Route Zero (hey, they only finished it this year,) In Other Waters & Deep Rock Galactic.

    If I had to pick one, it'd be Hades.

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