Since its launch in November, PlayStation 5 has delivered a number of games that are worthy of all the fervor to try (and usually fail) to buy one. The controller! First-party focus! It’s a real console launch, ok. But these games stood out above the rest. Check out Siliconera’s PS5 Game of the Year 2020 finalists!
These prices represent consensus for Siliconera employees. For more of this year’s award selection, check out our Game of the Year 2020 archive.
Winner: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Insomniac’s web-swinging sequel brought style, visual flair and a fun world to explore to the PS5’s launch series. Miles’ signature power is added to a reworked, polished combat system. Sharp writing and great voice work tell a more focused story. The more Miles Morales we see from Spider manthe more it feels like a modern, inspired franchise. This game is no exception.
Is it a technical demo? A little bit. Is it short? Sure. But we had a lot of fun Astros playroom from start to finish. More than any other game in both console launches, it felt basic new and next generation. It’s a nostalgia ride for longtime PlayStation fans, but even new players can appreciate the concentrated charm and polish.
Players are more prepared to play and enjoy the demanding match Demon’s Souls than ever. So Bluepoint didn’t really need to do that much! They did it anyway, though, and the result is a game of environments and enemies with aesthetics to match the grandeur of the original From Software design. There is a showcase for the hardware when you want one of them the most, and it still packs the tried and true Souls game balance.
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