Over the past year, only four new games scored more than 90 points out of 100 on Metacritic, and in March 2020 alone five titles appeared that overcame this mark. This has not happened since October 2012, when the world saw Dishonored, Mark of the Ninja, Okami HD, NBA 2K13 and XCOM: Enemy Unknown. If you have nothing to occupy in quarantine, we present the potentially best games of the year.
Persona 5 Royal – 95 points out of 100
The original Persona 5 was released in the fall of 2016 in Japan, and six months later – in the western market. Four years later, Royal saw the light, which is something between a large-scale DLC and a remaster. The game received about 40 hours of new gameplay, cosmetic improvements, support for the PS4 Pro, as well as various upgrades to the gameplay mechanics and even the plot. The changes in the new edition are so big that it is sold and evaluated separately.
Persona 5 Royal is a JRPG with classic turn-based battles that tells about a group of schoolchildren and their struggle with the forces of evil. The player will have to attend classes, prepare for exams and communicate with classmates, and in the parallel dimension (inner worlds of evil people) he will fight with human vices to make the world a better place.
Half-Life: Alyx – 92 points out of 100
Half-Life is one of the iconic video game series that has had a huge impact on first-person shooters and the industry as a whole. The fans’ loyal expectation of the new franchise has become one of the most famous memes. Alyx, apparently, is not only capable of ending it, but can do as much for VR as her predecessors did for PC.
Firstly, the ending of Alyx seriously complements the ent franchise, but most importantly – hints to the third part number. Secondly, if you believe the reviews of the profile press and user reviews, this is one of the standard games for virtual reality. Reviewers note the plot, and the graphics, and its importance for the series, but the physics, interactivity, and other VR features have received the most praise.