The Popular Games of the Year 2020


The year 2020 is the blooming period for the gaming industry. The reason is COVID-19. The sources of entertainment for people who were restricted to stay indoors due to the pandemic were limited. Many people tried video games for the first time in their lives. If you are used to gaming then you must be aware of the latest release of games but if you are new, then the following list will help you to choose from the most popular games of the year 2020. 

1.  Call of Duty: Warzone 

It is not a big surprise that Call of Duty: Warzone is the most popular video game of the year 2020. It is a free-to-use battle royale video game that was published by Activision and released on 10th March 2020. It surpassed 60 million downloads within the first two months of its release. It allows the online combat of 150 players. Plunder and Battle Royale are the two modes of the game. An in-game currency system is also available for purchasing killstreaks and gasmasks.  

Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4

2.  Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox video game developed by Mojang and released in 2011. Surprisingly it is also on the list of the most popular games of 2020. In Minecraft, players search a 3D world for raw materials or items and build a structure or fight the computer-controlled mob. There are two modes of the game. One is a survival mode in which the player has to build the world to maintain health and the other is the creative mode that has unlimited resources and players can interact with each other. 

Platforms: Mobile, Xbox One, PS4, Windows, PS3, Xbox 360, macOS, LINUX 

Download: Minecraft

3Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is a life simulation video game published by Nintendo. It was released on 10th March 2020. In this game, the player can take the role of any character and explore the deserted island after purchasing a package from the tanuki character, Tom Nook. The players can roam about the island, build items, catch insects, fish, and can develop the island. In-game currency can be used to purchase selected items. 

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

4Grand Theft Auto 5 

Grand Theft Auto 5 is an action-adventure game published by Rockstar Games. In single-player mode, the game revolves around three protagonists, a retired bank robber, a street gangster, and a drug dealer. They are pressurized by powerful criminals to steal money. The player can control the three protagonists and can switch between them. The game offers several missions that involve committing heists, shooting, and driving. 

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360

5League of Legends  

League of Legends is an online multiplayer combat arena published by Riot Games. In this game, five players that have unique abilities form a team. They are assumed as champions and play against computer-controlled champions. The main goal of the game is to destroy the opposing team’s “Nexus” that is present at the center of their base and is protected by shielding structures. 

Platforms: Windows, macOS

6The Last of Us Part 2  

The Last of Us part 2 was released in June 2020. It is an action-adventure game that was published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. The player controls the two characters whose lives are linked together. One character, after suffering tragedy seeks revenge while the second character is that of a soldier who gets involved in a conflict. The players can use firearms, defensive shields, and stealth to combat enemies. 

Platforms: PS4

7Ghost of Tsushima 

Ghost of Tsushima is an action-adventure game published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. As the name suggests, the game is about the samurai who is in pursuit of protecting Tsushima island during the first Mongol invasion of Japan. The player can combat with enemies using weapons.   

Platforms: PS4



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