Yes, we know that 2020 isn't over yet, but that hasn't stopped the best games of the year being announced!
While 2020 isn't over yet, and we've still got the likes of Watch Dogs: Legion and Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Cyberpunk 2077 to go, not to mention of all the brand new arrivals for PS5 and Xbox Series X and S, we don't question it when the Oscars take place in February or March every year, so we won't question these, either.
The folks at Trusted Reviews (and their readership) voted for the best games of the year, and these are those results:
BEST GAME - Final Fantasy VII Remake
The remake of the hit 1997 game is actually just a remake of the first bit of that game, and still, somehow, incredibly long. So much so that the baddie of the original game hasn't properly arrived by the time this one has ended.
BEST PS4 GAME - The Last of Us Part II
As we said in our review, this is an anxiety-inducing masterpiece. Beautiful, scary, emotional, intelligent... just don't expect to feel happy once the ending swings round.
BEST XBOX ONE GAME - Doom Eternal
Sometimes all you want from a game is to have a big gun, and to use that big gun on big evil monsters arriving from Hell itself.
BEST NINTENDO SWITCH GAME - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
This feels like the natural progression from games like Sim City, or trying to raise a Tamagotchi. Watch as it engulfs your life completely, and you find yourself celebrating when you find a particularly rare flower.
BEST PC GAME - Half-Life: Alyx
It has been a very long time since we've visited the Half-Life universe, and Valve brought us back with the single best reason in existence to invest in a VR helmet. And also invest in a high-end gaming PC or laptop, while you're at it.
BEST INDIE GAME - Disco Elysium
A darkly funny murder-mystery that is entirely action free, instead the story progresses depending on the decisions you make within the game, leading to hundreds of hours of replay-ability.
BEST ESPORTS GAME - Valorant
The latest hugely popular online looter shooter is the perfect addition to the gaming library for those who already love the likes of Fortnite or PUGB, but are looking for the next best thing.