The best videogames of 2020
While other entertainment industries were suffering the costs that came with an uncontrolled pandemic, videogames were booming. It's not a surprise, considering most of America was looking for something (anything!) to do as they hunkered down for what would become months of homestay. The positive? New audiences, both gamers and non-gamers alike, were introduced to the capabilities of gaming to tell impactful stories, present vibrant digitally rendered vistas, and conjure a peaceful reprieve by curating your own private tropical island of adorable animals. (That last one came courtesy of the new Animal Crossing.)
As 2020 comes to an end and hope returns for what a new year can bring, we honor the games that held us over these past nine months.
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