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The Hit List: Best Video Games Of 2020 Edition

An advertisement of Cyberpunk 2077 game is seen in Warsaw, Poland.
An advertisement of Cyberpunk 2077 game is seen in Warsaw, Poland.

Since the start of the pandemic, many have turned to film and television to find an escape in their daily routines. But with video games like Animal Crossing and The Last of Us Part Two, some people are not just escaping – they’re playing – in new worlds.

This month saw the release of the highly anticipated action role-playing video game, CyberPunk 2077. It’s also a time for gamers to reflect on some of the best releases of the year.

Find our other recommendations from previous versions of The Hit List here.

And we’re glad we’ve got an expert on the case. Producer Kaity Kline also reviews video games for NPR. One of her latest reviews was of Genshin Impact.

Here are some favorites of the year from our guests:

Charlie Hall:

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Half-Life: Alyx


Matt Kim:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2


Ash Parrish:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Hades
  • Paper Mario Origami King
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands


We bring you another episode of the “Hit List” to talk about the best video games of 2020 and the games that brought us together.

Copyright 2020 WAMU 88.5

Kaity Kline, Héctor Alejandro Arzate

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