The best roguelike game I’ve ever played is number 6 on my list!
My criteria for my top 10 games of 2020 is below.
In order for a game to make my top 10 games of 2020 it has to be released in 2020 and not a remaster. Remakes count before they’re rebuilt from the ground up and is basically a whole new game. I must have completed the game or sunk an incredible amount of time into them. Early access games do not count and will no make my top 10 games list no matter how much I like them. When they release they’ll count towards my top 10 list of that year.
Hades is a lot of people’s game of the year and for good reason. It’s the best game Supergiant Games has made to date and they’ve made some really good games over the years. Hades nonstop action and interesting story is what kept me going for multiple runs. Completing this game is just the beginning of the journey. You’ll have to master the mechanics if you truly wish to 100% this game and unlock the whole story.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg though. I found various upgrades that added special abilities to Zagreus as I progressed through the game. These upgrades were absolutely vital in my completion of the game. What I like the most about Hades is that I always felt rewarded when I started another run in the game. I’m not a Roguelike fan at all and I played 3 good ones in 2020. The best of them was Hades and is the only one that made this list.
Another thing I really liked in this game is how the story unfolded over time. After every successful (or unsuccessful) run I unlocked new dialogue with the various different NPCs in the game and with dear ole dad (Hades). This game had some of the most memorable boss fights in 2020 for me. Hades topped them all for me. The bosses weren’t overly difficult, but their design and mechanics made them all memorable for me.
Hades is absolutely fantastic and deserves all of the accolades it received. Out of the poor choices that the official GOTY Awards presented to us Hades was the best game on the list. I can’t recommend this game enough. If you haven’t played it you should. Even if you’re not a fan of this genre. I’m NOT a roguelike fan at all. I find them very annoying to play, but I fell in love with Hades because I felt like I was being rewarded for the time I sunk into it, unlike other roguelikes that I’ve played in the past. Even though this game didn’t crack my top 5 I would still recommend buying it and experiencing this gem for yourself. It’s worth it.
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