3The Last of Us Part II

Release date: 19 June 2020
Available on: PS4

While its narrative may have split some players down the middle, it’s not hard to agree that The Last of Us Part II is one of the most impressive games of this generation. Picking up five years after The Last of Us, players step back into the shoes of Ellie. This time, she’s older and more world-weary – and she’s carrying even more weight on her shoulders. Along with an excellent cast of supporting characters, you’ll embark on a 30-hour journey across country on a mission fuelled by hate and revenge. It’s dark, but set in an apocalyptic world ravaged by a deadly fungal virus, what else did you expect?

Its story will grip you from start to finish, and its visuals and attention to detail will blow you away. Naughty Dog has pulled out all the stops in creating The Last of Us Part II; we’ll be surprised if this doesn’t end up on many Game of the Year 2020 lists in December. It’s without a doubt the best game of 2020 so far.

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DOOM Eternal

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Release date: 20 March 2020
Available on: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Stadia

The 2016 reboot of DOOM blew us away, and so expectations were high for its follow up, DOOM Eternal. Thankfully id Software delivered the goods, creating a bold sequel with a dramatically different tone that still rocked our world.

DOOM Eternal‘s campaign is simply epic. It’s a roller coaster ride from start to finish, introducing new enemies and weapons regularly to keep the action feeling fresh. There are also countless secrets to find, platforming sections to give you a breather between bouts of intense action, and a bit more emphasis on story. Playing DOOM Eternal is exhilarating, and also a balancing act of ripping and tearing and unleashing hell with your firearms. Needless to say, if you play just one first-person shooter this year, make sure that it’s DOOM Eternal.

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