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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.

Year in Games

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 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.

Sophisticated Gamer

Razer Kishi's slender iPhone gaming controller makes Apple Arcade worth it

Mobile gaming with a console-like feel.

Sophisticated Gamer

Vissles-M portable screen has infinite uses for WFH gamers

The Swiss army knife of portable screens.

Sophisticated Gamer

Xbox Game Pass is a must-buy gift for any gamer on your list

Everyone's an Xbox person now.

Game Reviews
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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

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1 modern Zelda problem holds Age of Calamity back from greatness

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Demon's Souls is a gorgeous but infuriating PS5 technical showcase

Inverse Score: 8/10

Inverse Reviews

PS5 Review: Why it's better than the new Xbox

With its sleek design, helpful UI, and beautiful games, the PlayStation 5 feels downright futuristic.

COD

Call of Duty Cold War: 3 highlights — and 1 flaw

The 2020 Call of Duty game goes to interesting places, but one aspect feels neglected.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War still sags under the weight of reputation

Inverse Score: 7/10

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The Pathless is an enthralling bite-sized Breath of the Wild for PS5

Inverse Score: 8/10

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Bugsnax doesn't feel next-gen, but it's charming fun all the same

Inverse score: 8/10

Game Theory 🧠
Game Theory

It's finally time to take the Grand Theft Auto series to outer space

It's time for Rockstar to take a more out-of-this-world approach to its crime series.

Game Theory

GTA 6 could learn 1 crucial lesson from Nintendo's biggest game of 2020

What if GTA 6 ran in real-time like Animal Crossing: New Horizons?

PS5

God of War: Ragnarok leak hints at a surprising Red Dead 2 connection

Arthur Morgan could become Thor or Odin.

Fan Theory

'FF7 Remake' Part 2: 4 things 'Ever Crisis' and 'First Soldier' could mean

Game Theory

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 needs to address this Mandalorian plot hole

The next Star Wars game could capitalize on the franchise's most beloved baby.

Game Theory

Breath of the Wild 2 should have the guts to kill Link

It's time for Nintendo to kill its darlings to keep moving Zelda forward.

Game Theory

God of War: Ragnarok devs ought to consider a major shift in perspective

A new video shows how awesome God of War could be if was first-person.

Fan Theory

FF7 Remake Part 2 Sephiroth theory reveals a wild twist on the original

Could this fan theory from Reddit be true?

Hey Listen

Breath of the Wild 2 needs to enhance the first game's best new system

Red Dead Redemption 2's most ambitious feature is a perfect fit.

Game Theory

FF7 Remake Part 2's Gold Saucer needs to copy 2020's goofiest masterpiece

The next Final Fantasy VII Remake chapter needs to invest in mini-games.

Game Theory

God of War: Ragnarok may include a shocking heel turn inspired by Norse myth

A grand betrayal might happen in the game's sequel.

Game Theory

GTA 6 devs learned 1 critical lesson from 2020's biggest video game flop

Rockstar doesn't plan to abandon what made the franchise great.

Walkthroughs
Game Guides

This Genshin Impact build transforms Xiangling into a lethal Pyro support

Turn up the heat.

Inverse Codex

How to start playing Hitman 3 as soon as humanly possible

Everything you need to know about the game's upcoming launch.

Game Guides

Everything we know about the Genshin Impact Hypostatic Symphony event

Scariest cubes in gaming.

Game Guides

Everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Amos' Bow banner

It may be Amos' Bow, but is it good enough to make your own?

Game Guides

Everything you need to know about Genshin Impact's Ganyu banner

Ganyu-capades.

Rip and Tear

How to unlock all 3 Doom Eternal outfits in Fall Guys

Play as the Doom Slayer, Cacodemon, and Cyberdemon from Doom Eternal.

Game Guides

Every Special Treasure location in the Genshin Impact Lost Riches event

Don't forget to wave to the moles when you dig.

Game Guides

4 steps to unlock the Nine Pillars of Peace in Genshin Impact

Mildly tedious tasks are the path to peace.

Restocks

PS5 experts reveal the most underrated way to get a console

Hidden king of retailers.

Game Guides

How to spot fake and real art in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Every painting, every sculpture.

Game Guides

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

Muster up some goods for Hu Tao.

Pet Sounds

Everything you need to know about the Genshin Impact Lost Riches event

The pet event.