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The highest rated game of 2020 on Metacritic was Persona 5 Royal

The Phantom Thieves comes out on top.
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Even with The Last of Us Part II winning the multiple Game of the Year awards, the title of highest rated game of 2020 across all platforms was Persona 5 Royal according to aggregator site Metacritic, scoring a 95, which is frankly quite a ridiculously high score considering the game is just an updated re-release.

In Metacritic’s Best Video Games of 2020 feature, Persona 5 Royal tops the list this year. Last year, Resident Evil 2 took home the prize with a 93, Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018 with a 97, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild in 2017 with a 97.

Here is the full list this year:

  • Persona 5 Royal – 95
  • The Last of Us Part II – 93
  • Dragon Quest XI – 93
  • Hades – 93
  • Half-Life: Alyx – 93

Metacritic also published their top rated games per platform and you can see the top 10 list below:

PlayStation 4

persona 5 royal
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition
  • Dreams
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Pistol Whip
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Doom Eternal
  • Spelunky 2

PlayStation 5

  • Demon’s Souls
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Overcooked! All You Can Eat
  • Astro’s Playroom
  • WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Dirt 5

Xbox One

  • Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age Definitive Edition
  • F1 2020
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Yakuza 0
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Doom Eternal
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Huntdown
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition

Xbox Series

  • Tetris Effect: Connected
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Gears Tactics
  • Dirt 5
  • Immortals: Fenyx Rising
  • NBA 2K21
  • Observer: System Redux

Switch

  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition
  • A Short Hike
  • Super Mega Baseball 3
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Streets of Rage 4
  • Huntdown
  • Heroes of Hammerwatch – Ultimate Edition

PC

  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Hades
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Spelunky 2
  • There is no game – Wrong Dimension
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection – Halo 3
  • F1 2020

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Author

Editor in Chief of One More Game. Father. Gamer. Not a Trophy or Achievement hunter but plays games by the boatload, look him up on PSN or XBL as AisuSkye! Would love to see a Final Fantasy 6, Chrono Trigger, Lufia, and Breath of Fire 2 remake done in his lifetime.

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