The Last of Us Part II is the best game of 2020 based on Metacritic user polls

Metacritic has recently released their Best Video Games of 2020 feature, with Persona 5 Royal coming out on top as the highest rated game of 2020, beating out the likes of Hades and Half-Life Alyx. This time around, Metacritic let’s the users speak their mind and as voted by the public, The Last of Us Part II is the Best Video Game of 2020, winning in landslide fashion.

The Last of Us Part II garnered 10,194 points, beating out the next game, Ghost of Tsushima, by over 8,000 points. Cyberpunk 2077 placed third with 1,691, while Hades and Doom Eternal round up the top 5.

See the full list below:

  • The Last of Us Part II – 10,194
  • Ghost of Tsushima – 2,079
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – 1,691
  • Hades – 1,510
  • Doom Eternal – 1,062
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake – 1,044
  • Demon’s Souls – 818
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 701
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps – 694
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales – 615
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla – 596
  • Half-Life: Alyx – 584
  • Persona 5 Royal – 487
  • Resident Evil 3 – 463
  • Nioh 2 – 354

This is somewhat surprising, given the fact that The Last of Us Part II was very divisive among gamers and critics. While majority of the reviews of the game, including our own, were overwhelmingly positive, players voiced their displeasure and how it treated the characters from the first game. The players proceeded to review bomb the game on the same site (Metacritic), even going as far as sending hate messages to the cast and talent of the game. Based on these latest results, they seem to have been a vocal minority, as the latest from Naughty Dog even swept multiple awards shows like The Game Awards and The Golden Joysticks.

The Last of Us Part II is available on the PlayStation 4 and 5.

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