Best PC Games 2020 Awards are games picked by the community, especially the real gamers, on what you should play this year. They can be either paid or free PC games you might add to your collection before the year ends. Here, we’ll name the best PC Games for 2020.
You can refer to the table of columns below to select the game genre that fits you.
How the games are listed here
The list of games here are not based on sponsorship, with the right research data on what is top-selling, trending, and most top-rated and reviewed games no matter the platform, they deserve to be in the list of the Best PC Games for 2020.
The games will be categorized into where they belong so you would have an idea of what games you should play based on your preference.
Best Shooter (FPS) Games
Here we list the best First Person Shooter (FPS) games to those who love to play with guns.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will sure be added to this list. Newly released this year by Activision and exclusively playable on Blizzard’s Battle.net, COD: Modern Warfare brings what the community has been demanding for the COD franchise based on the most hated previous franchise of this shooter game. Do not confuse this game with the previous Modern Warfare series as this is indeed the most realistic Call of Duty game ever made.
Other Best Call of Duty Games:
- Call of Duty: Black Ops
- Call of Duty: Black Ops II
- Call of Duty: Mobile
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG)
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) is undeniably one of the best First Person Shooter (FPS) games out there. PUBG is a Battle Royale game about survival, strategy, and killing others who want the Chicken Dinner on an island where players meet, loot, kill, and be the last man standing. PUBG offers the most realistic approach to weapon handling with hard-to-control gun recoils to force players to really make use of the mouse patterns in order to get control of the crosshair. This game is the OG of the modern BR games that exist today. Though released for some time, this game still has a solid player game stats on steam.
Rust is actually a mix of many game genres, from Minecraft-like feels where you gather resources to build your base and Battle Royale where you fight off against other players aspiring to build bases around the island. You start with primitive tools like stones, pickaxes, hatchets, and bows and arrows before you have the ability to craft modern guns. Be warned, Rust is not for the faint-hearted since other players may raid your base and steal all your loots while you were offline. Rust needs a building strategy so that raiders may find it hard to penetrate your base. The game has many defensive options like barricades, walls, turrets, tesla coils, and other traps to help you defend your base while you were away. Just recently, Rust announced that it will come to consoles somewhat this year or the next as this game is originally a PC game.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
There’s something about this game that players cannot resist despite being in the FPS genre for quite a long time now. Maybe because of the nostalgia the 90s and 20s kid are able to grasp during the time of classic Counter-strike games. CS GO is a face-to-face shooter action game where Counter-Terrorists and the Terrorists battle for objectives in relatively small maps. Whoever has the best flick shot abilities will dominate this game. Most players who dominate in other FPS games came from the womb of Counter-Strike, as it makes players master the art of speedy aiming that is proven advantageous when you switch to other shooter games.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection
Relive the classic as the latest Halo game is now on PC. The Master Chief Collection includes all six games which are furnished for PC users. To long-time fans and to the new ones who would like to join in the bandwagon, this game featured the Halo: Reach last year in 2019 and will finish off with Halo 4 this year 2020.
Fornite is a free-to-play FPS and Battle Royale game that brings massive content to players who love to play BR for free that also does not require massive PC specs in order to enjoy.
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The nemesis of Call of Duty, Battlefield V is another FPS worth playing, though not as positively-reviewed as Modern Warfare, the shooting experience in this game is absolutely good.
If you love an FPS that has both PVE and PVP mechanics, Destiny 2 is the right game for you. Destiny 2 is now available on Steam and is free to play, a bold move that revived the community that has long abandoned the game. This game is a fast-paced shooter game that gives you the extraterrestrial feel when doing PVP objectives on matchmaking.
Best Adventure Games
Adventure Games on PC are the type of genre where you explore open worlds and follow storylines with quests in order to finish the game. Adventure games can either bring you to tears or rage because you are affected by the story-telling while being the character that you play on.
Red Dead Redemption 2
Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally on PC. Those who do not like playing on consoles can finally enjoy this masterpiece. Set at the end of the Wild West era in 1899, you will play as a cowboy in this American history. This game is full of visually-stunning open world scenery and also deadly barrel gunfights as you really try the Wild West experience.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Finally, a game from Electronic Arts (EA) that shines after all these years. Many games released by EA have gained massive disappointment from fans, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gave players hopes again that giant game developers listen to the outcries of passionate gamers. This narratively driven, single-player game puts you in the role of a Jedi Padawan who narrowly escaped the purge of Order 66 following the events of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. On a quest to rebuild the Jedi Order, you must pick up the pieces of your shattered past to complete your training, develop new powerful Force abilities and master the art of the iconic lightsaber – all while staying one step ahead of the Empire and its deadly Inquisitors.
Best Action (Hack and Slash) Games
Action (Hack n’ Slash) games include those with intense visually-stunning sword fight combos to kill monsters and opponents.
Devil May Cry 5
The classic heroes of the Devil May Cry series, Dante, Virgil, Nero, and others. Devil May Cry 5 is an intense action game where you fight the demonic spawn of hell with great combos using Swords and other weapons. Whether you’re a long-time Devil May Cry or new, this game has been furnished to be able to welcome both sets of players.
Darksiders Genesis was released in December of 2019 and is another addition to Hack and Slash action games on PC. In this game, you will be in conflict with Lucifer who threatens to destroy the balance in Eden. This is a game for you if you are looking for the Diablo-style of RPG game without really getting into Diablo.
The latest Hack and Slash game from Ubisoft, For Honor, has a simple mechanic unlike most of the action games for PC. There are no overwhelming spells and combos since the game is about dueling with swords, maces, javelins, axes, and shields. A unique experience to those who want sword-fighting action that is as almost as realistic.
The most awaited Diablo 4 will be released exclusively on Battle.Net, a debut for the mother of all demons, Lilith, as she is resurrected and will spawn the wrath of vengeance against the world. Diablo 4 will be seen as the new successful Diablo franchise for this year.
Best Horror Games
Horror game titles on PC games are avoided by those who are faint-hearted, but when you face your fears, you will find it amusing and get addicted to more scary PC games out there you can play.
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard brings the classic experience that was about an intense, slow, and horrifying experience that fans really loved about the game. Arguably one of the best horror game genre for 2020, Resident Evil is still avoided by those who don’t want goosebumps and heart attacks when playing. You have been warned.
Death Stranding was seen to be a PlayStation exclusive at first, but rumors were right about it also released for the PC version. Death Stranding gives you chills and goosebumps with Hideo Kojima’s latest masterpiece. Even the short gameplay footage on Youtube is enough to give you those shocks in horror you will never experience in most of today’s horror genre.
Best MOBA Games
MOBA games are Multiplayer Online Battle Arena which commonly includes 5v5 on two opposing teams based on the first Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) game on Warcraft III. Now there are lots of MOBA games out there to choose from that should be a personal preference.
Dota 2 is one of the largest MOBA games out there that do frequent major tournaments and a yearly International tournament. This is a 5v5 strategy game where the objective is to destroy opponents’ main structure while you do farming on either three lanes then overwhelm enemy heroes with your prowess.
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League of Legends
A sibling rival of Dota 2, League of Legends (LoL) is the favorite MOBA in North America and some other parts of the country. LoL offers a different feel from other MOBA counterparts, but still using almost the same mechanics. The objective is the same, which is to destroy the opposing team’s main fortress.
Best Simulation Games
Simulation Games have been the attention of most game developers out there as people are now into real-life based games since the approach of VR.
This Land is My Land
This game is still on Early Release and is expected to be a full-blown game for the year 2020. This Land is My Land is based on the life of native Americans during the time of the first occupation. You play as a Native Chief who will be building camps, gathering resources, training warriors, and grow a tribe of natives that will be the resistance against the European conquests. This game is too complex that players need to invest a lot of time in order to fully grasp the basics of the game as well as getting used to it.
Best City Builder Games
Games aren’t complete with the City Builder genre which offers real-life strategy on how to grow and maintain virtual cities using short and long term strategies.
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More games and more genres will be added here as time passes. We will still be basing all community and gamer reviews on what’s the best pc game to play for the year. If we missed something, kindly write on the comments sections below and we’ll take a look at it. Stay tuned!