While most of the 2020 Game of the Year awards went to either The Last of Us Part 2 or Hades, the highest-rated title of 2020 was neither of them. In Metacritic’s year-end roundup, it was revealed that the PS4 exclusive Persona 5 Royal is the highest-rated game of 2020 as it has a Metascore of 95 based on 71 critic reviews.
Persona 5 Royal is the top rated game among 16 titles that scored 90 or higher in 2020; for comparison, only nine games had scores of 90 and above in 2019.
Here’s a list of the top-scoring games released in 2020 on each major platform:
- Half-Life: Alyx – 93
- Hades – 93
- Microsoft Flight Simulator – 91
- Crusader Kings III -91
- Spelunky 2 – 91
- Persona 5 Royal – 95
- The Last of Us Part II – 93
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age- Def. Ed. – 93
- Demon’s Souls – 92
- Hades – 93
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps – 93
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 90
- Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age- Def. Ed. – 91
- F1 2020 – 90
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps – 90
- Yakuza 0 – 90
Persona 5 Royal is not exactly a new game given that it is a re-release of Atlus’ Persona 5 which released in the West back in 2017. Though ‘Royal’ does come with extensive new content, as well as several quality-of-life upgrades. According to critics, these additions make ‘Royal’ a must-play, even for gamers that have already finished Persona 5.
Aside from critics, fans seem to love ‘Royal.’ In fact, the game has the highest Platinum trophy completion rate among major PS4 exclusives.
In related news, the Persona soundtracks are now available on Spotify.