The votes are in and we have our winners! It was extremely close in some categories and a landslide in others. Our game of the year falls in the former category. Make your way to the end to find out which game is SKOAR!’s Game of the Year 2020!
And of course, read on to find out who won the Cyberpunk 2077 T-Shirt and Mafia Trilogy Steam PC key!
Ghost of Tsushima
This shouldn’t come as a surprise. Ghost of Tsushima (review) blew all of us away; making you feel like you were bang in the middle of one of those samurai movies of old. Our reviewer simply couldn’t stop raving about the game. Real bummer this was a PlayStation exclusive, imagine how good it would look on a PC. Check out our review below.
The Last of Us part 2
When it comes to storytelling, few do it better than Naughty Dog. While not everyone was particularly happy with the story in The Last of Us 2 (review), there’s no denying that it was executed excellently and definitely had the impact they were looking for. Watch our review for The Last of Us part 2 below.
Ghost of Tsushima
Again, not much a surprise. In order to pull off the feel of those samurai movies of old, the game was paired with gorgeous visuals; from character design, to beautiful landscapes, the attention to detail is hard to miss.
Mick Gordon blew it out of the park with the Doom Eternal (review) soundtrack. We didn’t think he’d top 2016’s Doom, but he managed it with flying colours. An easy addition to any metal-lovers playlist, heck even if you don’t particularly enjoy metal, this still kicks-ass. Check out our video review for Doom Eternal below!
One might think the Fortnite craze has died down of late. But just because the game isn’t in the news as often as it used to be doesn’t mean it’s any less popular. Of course, credit where it’s due, Epic have a winner here with their unique Battle Royale gameplay and a consistent flow of new content.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Takeshi’s Castle but with jelly beans, that’s how our reviewer put it. We’re inclined to agree. Plus it’s incredibly fun, so there’s that too. During these trying times, Fall Guys (review) was one of those games that brought cheer to the world, at least for the few months it was in the spotlight.
Call of Duty Mobile
The game that replaced PUBG, for well, obvious reasons. Of course, it helps that this is a well optimised game for mobile with intuitive controls and plenty of game modes and QoL features on offer. Plus, simply having the Call of Duty title in the name means you can expect AAA quality. Check out our first impressions for CoD Mobile below.
Whenever Valve releases a game, you can expect it to change the gaming landscape. Half-Life: Alyx (review) may not have had the same kind of impact a Half-Life 3 release might have had, but it definitely turned heads and had a lot of people wanting a VR headset of their own.
It’s Doom. What did you expect? If the game had a middle name it may as well have been Doom “TONS OF ACTION” Eternal. No surprises here, Doom Eternal took all the things that made 2016’s Doom fantastic, and multiplied it tenfold. Now that’s how you make a sequel, people.
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The kings of open-world games, Ubisoft, graced us with a new Assassin’s Creed near the end of 2020. As it turns out, having made so many open-world games, they’re getting rather good at it. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (review) is a fun ride from start to finish with some good storytelling to boot, for those with the action/adventure itch.
Final Fantasy VII Remake
The remake of the 1997 classic isn’t relying on just nostalgia to sell. Complete with modern graphics and gameplay, the Final Fantasy VII Remake (review) is the remake everyone dreamed of. This is in a way, the benchmark of what a remake should look like. Watch our video review for Final Fantasy VII below.
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
The long running Mortal Kombat franchise (it’s at number 11 already, jeez) with its iconic fatalities and gore-galore has been around for so long now, it’s hard to think of it ever going away. Over time Netherrealm has improved upon both the graphics and gameplay of Mortal Kombat, and it definitely shows in Mortal Kombat XI (review). And of course, they've turned the gore up to 11 as well. Check out the first 20 minutes of story gameplay below!
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Possibly the most realised Flight Simulator ever, if you’re an actual pilot, you might feel right at home. Microsoft’s dedication to realism shows, with an almost to-scale world within the game for you to fly around. Just the initial download is a whopping 150GB, with more to download as you play. Check out our review for Microsoft Flight Simulator below!
Raji: An Ancient Epic
Nodding Heads Games Raji is a visually gorgeous adventure game which draws its inspiration from Indian Mythology and Pahari paintings. And it definitely shows, we’re looking forward to what Nodding Heads Games does next.
Rip and tear! Id Software and Panic Button Games’ Doom Eternal is the epitome of fast-paced action gameplay. Like we mentioned above already, Doom Eternal took everything fantastic about 2016’s Doom and made it 10x better. We didn’t think it was possible, but they somehow managed to pull it off. This year, the voting was really close, with Doom Eternal just beating out Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us part 2. But there you have it, your deserved SKOAR! Game of the Year 2020 Winner – Doom Eternal.
We haven’t forgotten about our prize! Below are the winners of the SKOAR! Game of the Year 2020 draw:
The winner of the Cyberpunk 2077 T-Shirt is Shivendoo Deshmukh!
The winner of the Mafia Trilogy Steam PC key is Pulkit Agarwal!
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