Coint & Plick 2020 - ILX's best games of the year - NOMINATIONS (Deadline: February 26, noon Eastern)

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Let's remember some games together! It is that time to start our extremely protracted process of saying a bunch of games in a thread, and then saying them again to me in an email, and then me putting them in an order and saying them back to you while you talk about the parts of them you remember. I feel like there are so many games this year that are worth consideration! I've yet to make my own lists of noms but while I was brainstorming I feel like more than usual popped into my head.

As has become the norm, the scope of "games" is pretty wide here -- be they video (console, computer, VR, mobile) or otherwise (board games, uhh, parlour games i guess except nobody invents new parlour games and also nobody got to go outside this year so maybe not parlour games) -- just make sure that it either came out in 2020, or at least the version you played came out in 2020, or in some extreme cases (tbh, this year, Among Us is a great example) this year is its "year of impact."

Get to nominating! Please include all platforms when possible! I'm giving you plenty of time to go play some games and come back. While you're at it, why not go vote in forks's TV poll on ILE? It's like cutscenes from games!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:26 (five months ago) link

Cook Serve Delicious 3 (Switch + all the others)
Planet Coaster (PS4)
Super Mario 3D World (Switch)
Marvel Puzzle Quest (motherfucker)

there are probably others but I can start here

All cars are bad (Euler), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:36 (five months ago) link

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)
Hades (Switch, macOS, Windows)

karl...arlk...rlka...lkar..., Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:39 (five months ago) link

I really don't know if I'll vote in this, but if I do here are two definite votes:

Paradise Killer (Switch)
Vain Empires (it's interactive fiction, so I'd list it as an Inform 7 game, but you can play it in browser, so I guess the platform is browser?)

emil.y, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:49 (five months ago) link

you should vote even if you just vote for those!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:53 (five months ago) link

Deathtrap Dungeon: The Interactive Video Adventure (Windows, Android, macOS)
Depanneur Nocturne (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Family (Windows, In-browser https://owl-skip.itch.io/family
Fatum Betula (Windows)
My Exercise (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Persona 4 Golden (Windows)
Post-Void (Windows)
Sludge Life (Windows, Switch)
Streets of Rage 4 (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, Linux)
Tales from Off-Peak City, Vol. 1 (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Umurangi Generation (Windows, Switch)
Wide Ocean, Big Jacket (Windows, Linux, Mac, Switch)

Also Paradise Killer is available on Windows and Mac in addition to the Switch

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 16:59 (five months ago) link

Oops, sorry, I forgot to check for other platforms.

emil.y, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:03 (five months ago) link

Thanks for the shoutout Will!

Fall Guys (PS4/PC)
Spiritfarer (Nintendo Switch/PC/PS4/Xbox)

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:09 (five months ago) link

Two Point Hospital (PS4, XB1, Switch)
The Last of Us Part II (PS4)
Cyberpunk 2077 (PC, PS4, XB1)

Sammy Agar-Agar (Leee), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:36 (five months ago) link

Super Mario 3D World doesn't come out officially until Feb for Switch, so wouldn't they go into next year's poll?

Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues

Haven't played, but of interest:

XCOM: Chimera Squad (PC)
Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)
13 Sentinels (PS4)
One Step From Eden (PC, Switch)
John Wick Hex (PS4, XB1, Switch)
Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath (PS4, XB1, PC, Switch)
Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 1+2 Remastered (PS4, XB1)
The Wonderful 101 Remastered (Switch)
Persona 5 Royal (PS4)
One Finger Death Punch 2 (Switch, PS4, XB1)

Nhex, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:47 (five months ago) link

If I can get a Piss5 before Feb 26 I might vote for a couple of these for once

Un tranquillo posto di scampagna (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 17:50 (five months ago) link

Yakuza Like a Dragon (PS4, Xbone, PC)
Trials of Mana (PS4, Xbone, Switch, PC)
Disaster Report 4 (PS4, Switch)
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS4, Xbone, Switch, PC)

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 18:55 (five months ago) link

That reminds me, might as well put in:

Collection of Mana

...since it's the first time we've been able to officially play Seiken Densetsu 2... and I bought it for that reason. And I still haven't gotten around to it!

More games of interest:

Ghost of Tsushima
Astro's Playroom
Half-Life: Alyx
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
Immortals: Fenyx Rising
Watch Dogs: Legion
Carrion
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure (1997, released in the US for the first time)
Demon's Souls (2020)
Spelunky 2
Helltaker
Star Wars: Squadrons
Crusader Kings III
Desperados 3
Lair of the Clockwork God
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension

This was... a pretty good year, it seems like?

Nhex, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:07 (five months ago) link

Gonna include some of the maybe more "controversial" nominations here to get them out of the way

Kentucky Route Zero (Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)*
Blaseball (browser)**
Among Us (Android, iOS, Windows, Switch)***

*Placed #16 in 2013, but that was chapter one and now all of the chapters are out and it's on consoles so I figure now's as good a time as any to let it show up again
**Definitely a 2020 release, but there may be some debate as to whether it is a game or not. Well, I decided it'd be in this poll months ago, but my retroactive justification is that forks's TV poll included Jon Bois' 20020, and while these two things have nothing to do with each other, it FEELS like precedent.
***2018 release. Only the Switch version came out in 2020, but this definitely counts due to above-mentioned "year of impact" rules

I'll probably remember some more noms later and include them

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:09 (five months ago) link

and some games that aren't controversial (in as much as they definitely came out in the year two thousand and twenty)

Marvel's Avengers (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (iOS, Android)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:10 (five months ago) link

Ah shit i meant super Mario 3D all stars
My bad

All cars are bad (Euler), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:11 (five months ago) link

i didn't play any new games last year sorry folks. i'm going all in on being 1-2 years behind the release cycle this decade

ciderpress, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:26 (five months ago) link

Ah shit i meant super Mario 3D all stars
My bad

lol ok glad i checked this before posting my big old check the noms thing. i was like... ???this game hasnt come out yet???

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:30 (five months ago) link

notes on chalnoms (it's like challops but nominations) upthread.

✔️ - including
⚠️ - caution: only vote for the noted platform versions
❌ - not including (u can tell me im wrong tho)
🤮 - euler WHAT did i EVER do to YOU

Planet Coaster ✔️

PC 2016 but consoles 2020 and not even nominated for 2016 so def meets year of impact rule for me

Marvel Puzzle Quest 🤮

you are a sicko

Persona 4 Golden ⚠️

as long as those voting are voting for the windows release specifically. this game placed 70th in 2008 (normal version ps2), 25th in 2009 (normal version ps2 (uk release)), nominated in 2012 (golden, psp), and nominated again in 2013 (golden, psp (uk release)) so "year of impact" doesn't apply. this poll is such a pain lmao

Tales from Off-Peak City, Vol. 1 ✔️

i'm seeing 2019 and 2020 but i don't remember it even getting nommed last year so it gets the ol' thumbs up

Two Point Hospital ⚠️

votes for console ports only please! computer versions were 2018 and it did place (50th)

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues ❌

Jan 5, 2021 :( make yourself a note to remember this for next year!

Collection of Mana ❌

2019? i could be mistaken i am looking thru these very quickly

Moon: Remix RPG Adventure (1997, released in the US for the first time) ✔️

totally year of impact-worthy

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:54 (five months ago) link

oh god that formatting. sorry. the response is under the quote, not above it

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:54 (five months ago) link

also! i mentioned it in the "polls in progress" ILG thread but gonna mention it here bc idk who has that one bookmarked --

ILG polls results google site

i made this so i could more easily find results from previous years, it's pretty barebones right now but i figure i might actually make it more usable in the future? and it's cool and convenient to see all of the poll results in one place!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:58 (five months ago) link

thanks for organizing this Will M!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:59 (five months ago) link

Dreams (PS4)
Wasteland 3 (PC, PS4, Xbox)
Lonely Mountains: Downhill (Switch)

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:09 (five months ago) link

I bought Cobra Kai for PS4 in November, Switch version also out - Steam port was later.
My bad on Collection of Mana though!
And yeah, what the hell, let's keep Marvel Puzzle Quest in the running EVERY YEAR!

Nhex, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:17 (five months ago) link

for sure

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:45 (five months ago) link

i must remain strong and steadfast. i contend that 2 PLUS 2 DOES equal 4!!

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:47 (five months ago) link

but i also understand that this is only a theory

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 20:48 (five months ago) link

my bad on cobra kai! added.

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 21:03 (five months ago) link


i'm seeing 2019 and 2020 but i don't remember it even getting nommed last year so it gets the ol' thumbs up

Two Point Hospital ⚠️

FWIW it was released on PC/Mac/Linux in 2018, but I bought it on PS4, and the trademark screen definitely shows 2020 there.

Sammy Agar-Agar (Leee), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 21:06 (five months ago) link

Also waiting for the appreciation of my Cyberpunk shade.

Sammy Agar-Agar (Leee), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 21:09 (five months ago) link

sorry that comment was for off-peak, the two point comment is underneath it! formatting is terrible i know

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 21:29 (five months ago) link

oh lol i didn't even see that Leee. so good lmao

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 21:43 (five months ago) link

My understanding is that P4 Golden on PC is a straight port of the PSP version? Otherwise i'd've bought it again

Un tranquillo posto di scampagna (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 20 January 2021 21:43 (five months ago) link

Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2020 (PC) https://hauntedps1.itch.io/demodisc2020
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (PC/phone)
The Impossible Bottle (browser/etc) https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=41cr9x95gu6tlfeu
The Prestige Tree (web) https://jacorb90.github.io/Prestige-Tree/
Synergism (web) https://www.kongregate.com/games/Platonic/synergism
Ordinal Markup (web) https://patcailmemer.github.io/Ordinal-Markup/

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 21 January 2021 03:42 (five months ago) link

some games I haven't bought yet but I think they deserve to be nominated:

Factorio (PC/mac) finally out of early access in 2020
A Monster's Expedition (PC/mac)
Frog Fractions - Hop's Iconic Cap DLC (PC/mac)
Creaks (PC/mac)

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 21 January 2021 03:58 (five months ago) link

8800 Blue Lick Rd. Virtual Tour https://3d-marketing.captur3d.io/view/keller-williams-louisville-east/8800-blue-lick-rd

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:04 (five months ago) link

Evan Birnholz’s December 27, 2020 Washington Post crossword, “5×5”

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:09 (five months ago) link

Box One Presented by Neil Patrick Harris

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:16 (five months ago) link

Evan Birnholz’s December 27, 2020 Washington Post crossword, “5×5”

oh man, i need to check this out

Karl Malone, Thursday, 21 January 2021 04:18 (five months ago) link

u got a link/copy of that crossword, abanana? i wanna do a crossword that's nomworthy

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Thursday, 21 January 2021 18:38 (five months ago) link

You need a WaPo subscription to do it: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crossword-puzzles/sunday-evan-birnholz/?itid=sf_&id=ebirnholz_201227

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 21 January 2021 21:27 (five months ago) link

Does that mean NYT's Spelling Bee is fair game?

Sammy Agar-Agar (Leee), Thursday, 21 January 2021 23:03 (five months ago) link

Rock Paper Scissors

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 22 January 2021 00:20 (five months ago) link

Journey to the Savage Planet
Superliminal
Manifold Garden

All played on PS4, guessing there are other systems but idk

jjjusten, Friday, 22 January 2021 02:00 (five months ago) link

Rock Paper Scissors

― the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Thursday, January 21, 2021 7:20 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

year of impact has passed im afraid

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 22 January 2021 05:27 (five months ago) link

You need a WaPo subscription to do it: https://www.washingtonpost.com/crossword-puzzles/sunday-evan-birnholz/?itid=sf_&id=ebirnholz_201227

― wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, January 21, 2021 4:27 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

it let me do it without a subscription! whoa

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Friday, 22 January 2021 06:24 (five months ago) link

yeah you just gotta sit through an ad and then print it out. will give it a go

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Friday, 22 January 2021 16:43 (five months ago) link

Some others:

Amnesia: Rebirth (PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems)
Black Mesa (left early access in 2020, Windows/Linux)
Bugsnax (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems)
Call of Duty: Warzone (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Call of the Sea (Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows)
Cloudpunk (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S)
Deep Rock Galactic (Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Doom Eternal (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia)
Empire of Sin (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS, Macintosh operating systems)
Fuser (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Gears Tactics (Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S)
Genshin Impact (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows)
Ghostrunner (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
Griftlands (still in early access; Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems)
GTFO (still in early access; Microsoft Windows)
Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Huntdown (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems)
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo Switch)
If Found (Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems)
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Linux, tvOS, Macintosh operating systems)
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S)
Monster Train (Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Murder By Numbers (Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows)
Nioh 2 (PlayStation 4)
Noita (Microsoft Windows)
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
Phasmophobia (Microsoft Windows)
Prodeus (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems)
Resident Evil 3 (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Risk of Rain 2 (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows)
Scourgebringer (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems)
SnowRunner (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Super Mega Baseball 3 (Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Teardown (Microsoft Windows)
Temtem (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S)
Trackmania (Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Valorant (Microsoft Windows)

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 22 January 2021 23:08 (five months ago) link

my god i have no idea how im gonna fit everything into one ballot this year. forgot some of those even came out this year. for me this might be the deepest year in a whiiiiiiile

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Sunday, 24 January 2021 23:07 (five months ago) link

also v much appreciate u putting that list together with full platforms!

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Sunday, 24 January 2021 23:08 (five months ago) link

51 Worldwide Games (Switch)

All cars are bad (Euler), Monday, 25 January 2021 00:27 (four months ago) link

Wasteland 3 (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, macOS)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Monday, 25 January 2021 07:50 (four months ago) link

some personal end of year lists to peruse: https://www.resetera.com/threads/giant-bombs-goty-2020-site-top-10-and-overall-goty-finalized.363479/

here's a game from SWERY's list:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrGHEzArY9U

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 25 January 2021 17:02 (four months ago) link

Was any of the stuff in the itch.io racial justice bundle actually from that year? I played a bunch of those and some were really good, but I think mostly they were older games.

emil.y, Monday, 25 January 2021 18:08 (four months ago) link

Just off the top of my head, Tonight We Riot released in May of 2020.

Sammy Agar-Agar (Leee), Monday, 25 January 2021 19:10 (four months ago) link

yeah, that is a good call. Wide Ocean, Big Jacket, which I also nominated and heartily recommend, was a Feb. 2020 release, too.

Judi Dench's Human Hand (methanietanner), Monday, 25 January 2021 19:11 (four months ago) link

Deadly Premonition 2 (Switch)

just in case i get back to it and love it...

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 06:33 (four months ago) link

speaking simulator looks like a lot of fun

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 26 January 2021 18:35 (four months ago) link

AI Dungeon (Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS) (was released late 2019 but repeatedly updated all through 2020 and significantly improved as a result, 2020 was very much its year of impact as a result)
Biomass (Windows)

ufo, Wednesday, 3 February 2021 06:44 (four months ago) link

Prestige Tree changed its old website to a new game version that's more like a sequel. The 2020 original is available here: https://jacorb90.github.io/Prestige-Tree-Classic/

wasdnuos (abanana), Monday, 8 February 2021 18:46 (four months ago) link

no updates here for a while -- should i close noms early? here's the alphabetical list (i haven't checked for dupes yet)

13 Sentinels (PS4)
51 Worldwide Games (Switch)
8800 Blue Lick Rd. Virtual Tour https://3d-marketing.captur3d.io/view/keller-williams-louisville-east/8800-blue-lick-rd
A Monster's Expedition (PC/mac)
AI Dungeon (Windows/Mac/Linux/Android/iOS)
Amnesia: Rebirth (PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems)
Among Us (Android, iOS, Windows, Switch)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Switch)
Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
Astro's Playroom
Biomass (Windows)
Black Mesa (left early access in 2020, Windows/Linux)
Blaseball (browser)
Box One Presented by Neil Patrick Harris
Bugsnax (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Microsoft Windows, Macintosh operating systems)
Call of Duty: Warzone (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Call of the Sea (Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows)
Carrion
Cloudpunk (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues
Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues
Collection of Mana
Cook Serve Delicious 3 (Switch + all the others)
Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S)
Creaks (PC/mac)
Crusader Kings III
Cyberpunk 2077 (PC, PS4, XB1)
Deadly Premonition 2 (Switch)
Deathtrap Dungeon: The Interactive Video Adventure (Windows, Android, macOS)
Deep Rock Galactic (Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Demon's Souls (2020)
Depanneur Nocturne (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Desperados 3
Disaster Report 4 (PS4, Switch)
Doom Eternal (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia)
Empire of Sin (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Classic Mac OS, Macintosh operating systems)
Evan Birnholz’s December 27, 2020 Washington Post crossword, “5×5”
Factorio (PC/mac) finally out of early access in 2020
Fall Guys (PS4/PC)
Family (Windows, In-browser https://owl-skip.itch.io/family
Fatum Betula (Windows)
Final Fantasy VII Remake (PS4)
Frog Fractions - Hop's Iconic Cap DLC (PC/mac)
Fuser (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Gears Tactics (Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Xbox Series X and Series S)
Genshin Impact (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, Microsoft Windows)
Ghost of Tsushima
Ghostrunner (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
Griftlands (still in early access; Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems)
GTFO (still in early access; Microsoft Windows)
Hades (Switch, macOS, Windows)
Half-Life: Alyx
Hardspace: Shipbreaker (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Haunted PS1 Demo Disc 2020 (PC) https://hauntedps1.itch.io/demodisc2020
Helltaker
Huntdown (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems)
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (Nintendo Switch)
If Found (Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems)
Immortals: Fenyx Rising
John Wick Hex (PS4, XB1, Switch)
Kentucky Route Zero (Linux, Microsoft Windows, OS X, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Lair of the Clockwork God
Marvel Puzzle Quest (motherfucker)
Marvel's Avengers (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Stadia, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S)
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Microsoft Flight Simulator (Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S)
Monster Train (Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Moon: Remix RPG Adventure (1997, released in the US for the first time)
Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath (PS4, XB1, PC, Switch)
Murder By Numbers (Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows)
My Exercise (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Nioh 2 (PlayStation 4)
Noita (Microsoft Windows)
One Finger Death Punch 2 (Switch, PS4, XB1)
One Step From Eden (PC, Switch)
Ordinal Markup (web) https://patcailmemer.github.io/Ordinal-Markup/
Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows)
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Paradise Killer (Switch)
Persona 4 Golden (Windows)
Persona 5 Royal (PS4)
Phasmophobia (Microsoft Windows)
Planet Coaster (PS4)
Post-Void (Windows)
Prodeus (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS, Macintosh operating systems)
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 (PS4, Xbone, Switch, PC)
Resident Evil 3 (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Risk of Rain 2 (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Sackboy: A Big Adventure (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5)
Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin (PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows)
Scourgebringer (Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Macintosh operating systems)
Sludge Life (Windows, Switch)
SnowRunner (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows)
Speaking Simulator (PS4)
Spelunky 2
Spiritfarer (Nintendo Switch/PC/PS4/Xbox)
Star Wars: Squadrons
Streets of Rage 4 (Switch, PS4, Xbox One, Windows, Mac, Linux)
Super Mario 3D All-Stars (Switch)
Super Mega Baseball 3 (Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Synergism (web) https://www.kongregate.com/games/Platonic/synergism
Tales from Off-Peak City, Vol. 1 (Windows, Linux, Mac)
Teardown (Microsoft Windows)
Temtem (Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S)
The Impossible Bottle (browser/etc) https://ifdb.tads.org/viewgame?id=41cr9x95gu6tlfeu
The Jackbox Party Pack 7 (Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, Microsoft Windows, iOS, Linux, tvOS, Macintosh operating systems)
The Last of Us Part II (PS4)
The Prestige Tree (web) https://jacorb90.github.io/Prestige-Tree/
The Wonderful 101 Remastered (Switch)
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension
There Is No Game: Wrong Dimension (PC/phone)
Tonight We Riot (PC, Switch)
Tony Hawk: Pro Skater 1+2 Remastered (PS4, XB1)
Trackmania (Windows, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Trials of Mana (PS4, Xbone, Switch, PC)
Two Point Hospital (PS4, XB1, Switch)
Umurangi Generation (Windows, Switch)
Vain Empires (it's interactive fiction, so I'd list it as an Inform 7 game, but you can play it in browser, so I guess the platform is browser?)
Valorant (Microsoft Windows)
War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius (iOS, Android)
Watch Dogs: Legion
Wide Ocean, Big Jacket (Windows, Linux, Mac, Switch)
XCOM: Chimera Squad (PC)
Yakuza Like a Dragon (PS4, Xbone, PC)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:40 (four months ago) link

cut the cobra kai and there is no game dupes now. why didnt i do that before posting? i'll never know

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:41 (four months ago) link

Trackmania 2020 is only on PC.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:42 (four months ago) link

Sorry about that error

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:43 (four months ago) link

fixed! thanks (xp no prob)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:43 (four months ago) link

I definitely didn't vet those systems too hard in my hastily assembled list. Temtem for example is 2021 for Xbox.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 18:45 (four months ago) link

a vote for closing the nom noms

Zach_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 19:22 (four months ago) link

Probably should add PS5 and XBSX to Cyberpunk.

RZA Minnelli (Leee), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 19:29 (four months ago) link

There is No Game: Wrong Dimension also duped

Nhex, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 20:17 (four months ago) link

i coulda sworn i nominated Mortal Shell... other than obra dinn, it's the only game I think i finished last year!

anyways: Mortal Shell (P4, Xbone, PC)

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 23:28 (four months ago) link

we're in gg strive week which reminds me, if you stretch the "year of impact" definition to include "year of rollback patch update", then maybe consider these:

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (PC)
Garou: Mark of the Wolves (PC, PS4, Vita)
The King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match (PC, PS4)

chihuahuau, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 00:55 (four months ago) link

d,d/b,b is rollback, right?

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 07:49 (four months ago) link

if you're being serious: http://ki.infil.net/w02-netcode.html

Many online tournaments are being run with a program called Parsec that runs one game copy with local multiplayer and then does its own rollback netcode.

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:11 (four months ago) link

I was not, but thank you for the article.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 17 February 2021 08:22 (four months ago) link

i am completely lost when it comes to fighting games, are these def 2020 year of impact?

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 23:42 (four months ago) link

if so they're on the list and i'll close noms tomorrow to give ppl one last chance (of course noms are largely bs because people write in latecomers all the time lol)

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 17 February 2021 23:43 (four months ago) link

nah, he's mostly joking. those are all old ports that with new netcode from a decade past

Nhex, Thursday, 18 February 2021 00:15 (four months ago) link


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