Yes, there were other challenges, but 2020 was a great year for Switch owners.
From the social phenomenon of Animal Crossing to the revival of the cult-loving Mario series and some extraordinary indie actions, these are the best Nintendo Console * nominations for 2020 only.
Best Nintendo Exclusive for 2020
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Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Animal Crossing: New Horizons wasn’t just the kind of game everyone needed when the pandemic broke out, but with unprecedented levels of customization, it took a laid-back, comfortable city-building simulator to the next level. I pulled it up. In New Horizons, whether it’s a busy town full of handmade roads and parks, or a laid-back island paradise full of waterfalls and grove, players have been able to shape the island’s escape to the last square inch.
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With the new crafting and customization system, players can not only decorate their dream homes, but also welcome new villager friends into a perfectly arranged home with a dreamlike stunning front yard. The time spent at the airport is by no means a hassle, but New Halloween’s ability to accommodate groups of players was created for the perfect showcase of your efforts to create the perfect island community.
For more information, check out the full Animal Crossing review here!
The Super Giant game beats Hades, a roguelike game with a great deal of depth, mind, and incredible combat that hasn’t stopped playing since it first appeared on Switch. Super Giant, the studio’s first foray into this genre, finds a clever way to carry out all the underworld problems as players take on the role of Hades’ son Zagreus, who wants to escape from hell. I was able to.
A well-written and performed ensemble cast adds a load of personality to the world and offers new, vast personal quests and developments that players can take at their own pace. Sure, progress can be made by unlocking new weapons, discovering new power-ups, and, of course, escaping hell, but Hades reveals new personality stories, relationships evolution, and Zagreus’s home. Even the chances of upgrading are just as meaningful. This is Supergiant’s storytelling prowess, snappy combat tips with customizable depth loads, and stunning artistry of each look, sound, and feel of a new world with the best games in the studio. It is a combination.
Check out the full Hades review here for more information!
Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Disaster
The Musuo genre has always been a bit of a niche, but the latest entry with Nintendo from Koei Tecmo is even better. Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity could be the first game in the Warriors series that really appeals to the mainstream. This is mainly due to the clear connection with the Breath of the Wild. Holdover for enthusiastic fans at first until Breath of the Wild 2 turns out to be a great game to stand on its own, celebrating the game that came before (or technically folklore). It looked like.
By acting as the first part of Breath of the Wild, I was able to experience more Hyrule before the disaster. The roster contains many iconic characters, including four champions, Zora, DARC, Urbosa, and Revali. Every playable character has a unique set of abilities that feel truly different from each other, allowing ample reproducibility over dozens of missions. The gameplay is mostly regular hacks and slashes known in this genre, but with some of the breath of the wild, such as shake slate and cooking, fully infused, it seems like a proper entry rather than a spin-off. It feels like.
For more information, check out the full review of Hyrule Warriors AoC here.
Paper Mario Origami King
As a longtime fan of the Paper Mario: The Orchid, you can easily write down the sequel since the Millennium Door as a betrayal of why the first two entries in the series were so great. And yes, Origami King isn’t the ultimate return to the shape that franchise fans might have wanted, but it’s a surprisingly moving character moment, hilarious writing, an ingenious combat system, and The Legend of Zelda. A fun puzzle to complete, a journey worth taking. In fact, this Paper Mario outing owes much of its success due to the clear inspiration drawn from other Nintendo’s powerful series. The Legend of Zelda in the world is used to create some really challenging and fun dungeon designs. And we’ll always find clever uses for the many characters Mario meets along the way-I don’t think he’s ever said that Bomb soldiers can make us cry, but here it is. It also doesn’t mention a unique combat system that turns turn-based combat into a geometric puzzle and solves it in the fight against time. It’s fresh and unique, and I’m very happy to be able to play it, even if it’s not the paper Mario I wanted before playing.
For more information, check out our complete Origami King review here!
Pikmin 3 Deluxe
The original Pikmin 3 may have debuted on the Wii U, but it has the chance to shine like a Pikmin 3 Deluxe. This is Pikmin’s definitive edition, as most missions are relatively short and can be played in bed or on the go. The various areas explored on the planet PNF-404 are rich, detailed and life-filled.
The core mechanic, who manages multiple teams of Pikmin and solves puzzles before dawn, is completely beyond the boundaries of relaxation and stress. Nintendo has added a short prequel story and new side missions to this deluxe version, and introduced a badge system to tackle player-specific challenges even after the main campaign is over.
For more information, check out the full review of Pikmin 3 Deluxe here!
These are our choices for the best Nintendo except 2020-let us know in the comments what’s on your list that didn’t make us, and yours Vote for the Game of the Year 2020 People’s Choice Award!! You can also vote for your favorite PC Limited Edition, Best PlayStation, Switch, Xbox Console Limited Edition, and the best movies, TV series, and comics of the year.
There are many awards besides the best Switch games! Check out all the platform, genre and design award nominations. Of course, this year’s GotY recommendations are also:
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Best games by platform
Best games by genre
Game Development and Craft Awards
Check out all the other Game of the Year award nominations and recommendations for the best movies, TV shows, comics and anime of 2020.
* Please note that this category is an option for choosing the best games only on each console platform. Hades is also available on PC, but only for Switch consoles.
‘s Best of 2020 was designed by:
Lead Design + Art Direction: Justin Vachon
Branding + Art Direction: Angela Nguyen
Branding + Social Design: Julia Lago
Editorial design: Amanda Flag
Editorial design: Eric Sap
Motion graphics: Bachelor