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Year in Games 2020
Year In Games

Inverse readers' favorite game of 2020 was also the most controversial

The Last of Us Part 2 from Naughty Dog came out on top.

Year In Games

The 4 best sidekicks of 2020 reveal why PS5 is winning the console war

Inverse readers have spoken.

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2020's most promising new video game franchises couldn't be more different

Just nine votes separated the two frontrunners.

Year In Games

2020's biggest games industry reveal was unforgettably polarizing

The highlight of a long, strange summer.

Year in Games

The most brutal video game decision of 2020 nearly killed me

What's more important: honor or loyalty?

Year in Games

The funniest video game of 2020 leveraged viral memes for worthy causes

The year's most hilarious game is a slapstick triumph with wit to spare.

Year in Games

2020's best multiplayer game made me more paranoid than ever

The possibilities are truly limitless.

Year in Games

Among Us, Warzone, and Animal Crossing are 2020's best comfort-food games

1,483+ Inverse readers reveal their go-to games for quarantine escapism.

Gaming

Inverse's favorite games of 2020

All killer, no filler.

Year in Games

2020's most controversial video game reveals the worst thing about fandom

A perpetual motion machine of outrage.

Year in Games

The most important video game of 2020 is coming out ... in 2021

The absence of Halo Infinite is painfully obvious.

Year in Games

The biggest video game flirt of 2020 changed gaming history

I love you, Jessie Rasberry.

Sophisticated Gamer
Sophisticated Techie

These Adidas fitness headphones can do everything

The fitness-forward RPT-01 Bluetooth headphones maintain high-quality sound.

Sophisticated Gamer

This genius gadget solves the Nintendo Switch's most annoying audio problem

A little luxury you never knew you needed.

Sophisticated Gamer

Ring Fit Adventure is the greatest fitness video game ever

Pokémon, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Super Mario mechanics with a wry sense of humor.

Sophisticated Ganer

WhirlwindFX compact Atom gaming keyboard beats the competition in 1 crucial area

The Atom is an ideal alternative to WhirlwindFX's less-mobile Element with impressive software.

Sophisticated Gamer

Shadow Boost cloud gaming makes Google Stadia look like a total joke

Now this is cloud gaming.

Sophisticated Gamer

FitXR dance classes on Oculus prove virtual reality fitness really works

Show off your moves.

Sophisticated Gamer

Nintendo Switch Joy-Con joystick replacement kits are the best value in gaming

Get ready for console surgery.

Sophisticated Gamer

SCUF H1 wired gaming headset is a stylish way to level-up audio

One of the most stylish, customizable headsets ever.

Sophisticated Gamer

Nanoleaf light panels can turn a dank gamer lair into a swanky hotspot

Your home gaming setup deserves a glow-up.

Sophisticated Gamer

Oculus Quest 2 is VR's big moment

Tomorrow, today.

Sophisticated Gamer

Nintendo Switch Animal Crossing edition is an adorable indulgence

Too dang cute.

Sophisticated Gamer

HyperX Pulsefire Haste gaming mouse levels up the work from home grind

Now this is a mouse.

Game Reviews
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Maquette is a mind-bending puzzle game with one heartbreaking flaw

Inverse score: 7/10

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Curse of the Dead Gods is a punishing dungeon-crawler that's hard to put down

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury redeems Nintendo's biggest failure

Inverse Score: 9/10

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Little Nightmares 2 is the best horror platformer since 2016

Inverse score: 8/10

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Persona 5 Strikers is a spinoff that never lives up to the original

Inverse Score: 6/10

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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox is 2021's best role-playing game yet

Inverse score: 9/10

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The Medium is an innovative Xbox exclusive with 1 terrifying flaw

Inverse Score: 6/10

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Hitman 3 features the best murder mystery in modern gaming

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Haven is a sci-fi frolic, but the gameplay is a heartbreaker

Inverse Score: 7/10

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Call of the Sea is the first must-play game for Xbox Series X

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Immortals Fenyx Rising makes Assassin's Creed look old and bloated

Inverse Score: 7/10

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Medal of Honor is the year's most impressive, and most dizzying, VR shooter

Inverse score: 8/10

Game Theory 🧠
Upgrade

'BOTW 2' and Nintendo Switch Pro: Analysts debunk release date assumptions

Game Theory

God of War: Ragnarok has to take Kratos to 3 iconic Norse realms

2018's God of War gave players some meaty hints about where Kratos is headed next.

Game Theory

GTA trilogy remaster rumors could mean GTA 6 is sleeping with the fishes

Fans think that the GTA series may be getting some surprise remasters soon.

Motion Controls

'Breath of the Wild 2' needs this innovative 'Skyward Sword' feature

Game Theory

Waluigi time? Reddit user discovers a potentially huge Super Smash Bros. leak

The purple prince may finally join Nintendo's fighting game.

Game Theory

4 Zelda characters that are perfect for Smash Bros. Fighters Pass 2

Zelda has a kingdom full of memorable characters that would make great fighters.

Game Theory

God of War: Ragnarok needs to let Kratos wield this mythical weapon

Kratos should be worthy.

Game Theory

2 Zelda trademarks may have spoiled a major anniversary surprise

Classic Zelda games from the 2000s could be re-released for Nintendo Switch.

Game Theory

FF7 Remake Part 2 needs to make 1 giant change to a key character

Big vampires are all the rage these days.

Game Theory

A GTA 6 tease may have just emerged in GTA Online

An advertisement for a new vehicle could be setting up the next game.

Game Theory

Metroid Prime 4's villain has been hiding in plain sight for over a decade

Three past Metroid games hint at what's coming in the upcoming sequel.

Debunked

GTA 6 super bowl ad? 3 reasons you shouldn't believe the rumors

No, Grand Theft Auto 6 (probably) will not debut at the Super Bowl.

Walkthroughs
Stone cold

Genshin Impact's Vishaps and Where to Find Them event, explained

*any relation to J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is only in jest.

Game Guides

4 easy ways to grind for Legendary loot in the Outriders demo

How to get the best gear Outriders' demo has to offer.

Game Guides

How to get the ultimate secret job in Bravely Default 2

There's a secret job in the new Switch RPG that might be the best in the game.

Game Guides

7 must-have items to farm before Genshin Impact adds Rosaria

Pray to Rosaria.

Game Guides

Every single new fish and bug coming to Animal Crossing in March 2021

Bugged to be wild.

Game Guides

'Animal Crossing' Mario items: How to get all 32 pieces in the new update

Game Guides

Everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Hu Tao Banner

Hu is she?

Game Guides

7 must-have items to farm before Genshin Impact adds Hu Tao

Muster up some goods for Hu Tao.

Game Guides

'Persona 5 Strikers' requests: How to unlock and complete all 81

Game Guides

4 BOND skills that you need to unlock ASAP in Persona 5 Strikers

Where to connect.

Game Guides

Everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Keqing Banner

Is the latest Banner worth it?

Game Guides

You need to get this powerhouse Genshin Impact 4-star for free ASAP

Stand by who?