2020 Best Animated Video Games

I think we can all say 2020 has been an intense year.

With the global pandemic, many people have taken up playing video games. From remakes to sequels, 2020 has shown us that video games are here to stay. You can never be too young or too old to play.

Here is our list of best-animated video games of the year so far. If you have any suggestions or would like us to add a new game to the list, please comment below. WARNING: Spoilers and talking animals may or may not be included.

2020 Best Animated Video Games

Animal Crossing: New Horizons 

Animal Crossing New Horizons
Photo Credit: Nintendo

Platforms: Nintendo Switch
I never really got into the Animal Crossing series, but with many memes on Twitter, and friends discussing how important turnips can be and the strategies involved in selling them, it got me intrigued. From tutorials online on how to make millions selling turnips and just talking with friends, this cute video game can be played by all. Except maybe for a Nintendo Character named Tom Nook. 

Doom Eternal

Doom Eternal
Photo Credit: Bethesda

Platforms: Playstation 4, Xbox One, PC, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch
Bethesda certainly outdid themselves this year. Prepare to Raze Hell in Doom Eternal and prepare to destroy some demons in the process. If you enjoy playing previous games in this series, then this game is for you!

Dreams 

Dreams
Photo Credit: Playstation 4

Platforms: Playstation 4
From the creators of LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. If you enjoy customization from painting, building, and animating, this video game has a lot to offer. Become the player of your own creation and set forth on a long journey ahead. 

Final Fantasy VII Remake 

FFVII Remake
Photo Credit: Final Fantasy VII

Platforms:  Playstation 4
Final Fantasy VII has been a long time coming. The graphics to this reboot are breathtaking and many Final Fantasy fans have been ecstatic. 

The remake is a masterpiece in my opinion, so far, and it gives old and new RPG fans a new experience when playing this game for the first time. 

Murder by Numbers 

Murder by Numbers
Photo Credit: Nintendo

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC
If you enjoy visual novels, puzzles, and an interesting storyline, then this video game developed by Mediatonic might be for you. If you like the Ace Attorney series, players can expect a lot of similarities. 

This game follows a TV actress-turned-detective and her robot companion involved in solving several murder cases.

Nioh 2 

Nioh 2
Photo Credit: Nioh 2

Platforms: Playstation 4
A world of war and demons, explore this visually stunning game on the Playstation 4. Players can create their own characters and equip them with a variety of weapons. This game has received mostly positive reviews if you are up to the challenge. 

Ori and the Will of the Wisps 

Ori
Photo Credit: Moon Studios

Platforms:  Xbox One, PC
Developed by Moon Studios, the story takes place immediately after the events of Blind Forest. This game has received universal praise from the game’s visuals, combat style, and environments. The music is amazing and I would not be surprised if it’s on the top list for the best video game of the year. 

Paper Mario: The Origami King 

Paper Mario Origami King
Photo Credit: Nintendo

Platforms: Nintendo Switch
As a kid, I remember playing the original Paper Mario on the N64. I heard about the launch of this new game and immediately tried to pre-order it. Even though I had high expectations for this game, the overall storyline was mediocre. The graphics/animation that went into this exceeded my expectations and you can tell the animation team went on a roll into getting this developed. 

The Last of Us Part II 

The Last of US Part 2
Photo Credit: Naughty Dog

Platforms: Playstation 4
Set five years after the Last of Us, which was distributed in 2013, players must continue to navigate through the post-apocalyptic United States. The Last of Us Part II is labeled as one of the best-selling Playstation 4 (PS4) video games and the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive. Even though there were some major setbacks from the release date to leaks of the video game before distribution, if you enjoyed the previous video game, then expect to enjoy this one as well. 

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