Tag: Game Of The Year

  • News Sony Wins the Most Game of the Year Awards for Third Consecutive Year

    Hat trick

    Game of the Year is a subjective thing, at the end of the day. This author thought The Last of Us: Part II was the best game of 2020; fellow Push Square editor Stephen Tailby felt it was Dreams. They’re both great games, it all comes down to a matter of opinion. Nevertheless, the general consensus is that Sony has been on a roll these...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 RPG of 2020

    Stat attack

    We love RPGs. You love RPGs. Everyone loves a good RPG, and 2020 just so happened to be a fantastic year for them. No matter whether they were rereleases packed full of new content or brand new experiences that took established franchises in new directions, there really was something for everyone. However, we simply have to work out what...

  • Game of the Year Push Square Readers' Top 10 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    As voted by you

    Okay, we've all had our say here on Push Square — now it's your turn. Our Game of the Year coverage is about done, but we can't forget about our lovely readers. Let's go through what you guys and gals think are 2020's best PlayStation games. As we do every year, we presented you lot with a poll in order to determine your favourite...

  • Game of the Year Best PSVR Game of 2020

    Headset highlights

    Let's be honest with ourselves: 2020 has not been the best year for PlayStation VR. As Sony shifted its focus towards marketing the PlayStation 5, the Japanese giant's virtual reality headset received little love from first-party studios. Developers outside of Sony still had many multi-platform launches to boast of, but at this...

  • Round Up All Our Game of the Year Winners

    All of the winners

    And that just about concludes our Game of the Year coverage, although we’ve still got your community results to share tomorrow. Just in case you were too busy scoffing down mince pies and turkey sandwiches to read our coverage – no offence taken – then we’re going to round up our top ten countdown below. Word is this...

  • Game of the Year #1 - The Last of Us: Part II

    Naughty Gods

    Throughout the entirety of the PlayStation 4 generation, there was one consistency that propelled the console to rising head and shoulders above its competition. The quality of Sony's first-party output is tough to match these days, with early highlights like Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank paving the way for genre-defining titles to...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Indie Game of 2020

    Independent marvels

    The PlayStation 4 saw out its final year with some seriously heavy hitters from first-party studios, and then Sony's PlayStation 5 kickstarted a new generation with another batch of massive titles. Great stuff from the AAA scene, but it's always worth taking stock of what independent developers are putting out alongside those...

  • Game of the Year Robert's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Royalty

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PS5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of deputy editor Robert Ramsey. 5. The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV: It's crazy to think that the first Cold Steel game released just last year...

  • Game of the Year #2 - Final Fantasy VII Remake

    Hello, Cloud

    Yep, it finally happened: 2020 was the year that we actually got a remake of Final Fantasy VII. Well, part of one, at least. It may not cover the full story, but Final Fantasy VII Remake wears its love for the original game like a badge of honour. It's as much a homage to the classic Japanese role-playing game as it is a reimagining —...

  • Game of the Year Best PS5, PS4 Story of 2020

    More than a Telltale

    For some, gameplay is the main tell of a quality video game. For others, story is king. A great narrative can be what pushes you through an otherwise dreary set of mechanics and systems, with the prospect of another plot twist on the horizon just enough to keep you going. And the best thing is that those very stories are only...

  • Game of the Year Liam's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Simping for Dina

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of senior staff writer Liam Croft. 5. Astro's Playroom: Who would have thought that a PS5 pack-in title would end up being one...

  • Game of the Year #3 - Ghost of Tsushima

    A will unbroken

    Developer Sucker Punch really went above and beyond with Ghost of Tsushima — a soaring samurai epic that sliced our expectations to pieces. This is an outstanding open world game, elevated by an excellent combat system and a distinct sense of style that classic Japanese cinema would be proud of. The story of Jin Sakai is a...

  • Game of the Year Stephen's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Dreaming big

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of associate editor Stephen Tailby. 5. Bugsnax: I was smitten with Bugsnax from the moment I saw its announcement trailer back in the summer...

  • Game of the Year #4 - Demon's Souls

    You have a heart of gold

    Who better than Bluepoint to tackle one of the medium’s most sought-after remakes? Given the studio’s stellar track record, it was hard not to immediately expect greatness from its next big project. Despite those sky-high expectations, Demon’s Souls manages to not only be an extraordinary technical showcase and a...

  • Game of the Year Sammy's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Drama queen

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of editor Sammy Barker. 5. Cyberpunk 2077: I’ve always appreciated The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt for the impact it had on the industry as a...

  • Game of the Year #5 - Astro's Playroom

    Astro-nomical

    The PlayStation 5 wasn't short of stellar launch games, but we're not sure many expected a freebie pack-in title to be among the best. Believe it or not, Astro's Playroom is an absolute gem; the fact all PS5 owners get it for free means your next-gen journey starts with a bang. All this game needed to be was a decent example piece for...

  • Game of the Year Jade's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    JRPG jamboree

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Jade Sayers. 5. Astro’s Playroom: The perfect game to see in the PS5 era with. Astro’s Playroom is exactly the...

  • Game of the Year #6 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2

    Heaven is a half pipe

    Activision has been on a bit of a roll with its retro remakes. After successfully bringing back Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, the publisher was bound to dive into its back catalogue to pull out another sure-fire hit. Fortunately, among its dormant IP was a series named Tony Hawk's Pro Skater. These were more than just...

  • Game of the Year Jamie's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Emotions running high

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of retro specialist Jamie O'Neill. 5. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: My favourite part of Spider-Man: Miles Morales is the...

  • Game of the Year Top 10 PS5, PS4 Soundtracks of 2020

    Greatest hits

    The end of the year tends to bring with it lots of work. Lots of articles to write, lots of games to gush about. And one of the fun ones every year is our countdown of the best game music of the year. We'll be going over what we felt were the ten best soundtracks to grace a PlayStation console in 2020. 10. Vader Immortal: A Star Wars...

  • Game of the Year #7 - Dreams

    Living the dream

    Media Molecule might only put out a game once in a blue moon, but when they're this innovative, the wait is completely worth it. After the success of its LittleBigPlanet series and the joyful Tearaway, the studio doubled down on its Play, Create, Share mantra. Dreams is no doubt the developer's most ambitious work, essentially...

  • Game of the Year Video Liam's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    For Tsushima

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of video producer Liam Richardson. 5. Dreams: Confession time — I’ve yet to make a single game within Dreams. I know, pretty embarrassing...

  • Game of the Year #8 - Persona 5 Royal

    Heart taker

    Persona 5 Royal is proof that you can indeed improve upon (near) perfection. This greatly enhanced and expanded re-release of Persona 5 is a masterpiece — a refinement of an already standard-setting RPG. Its headline acts include a brand new playable character as well as an entirely fresh and final story chapter, but Royal's huge range...

  • Game of the Year John's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Bah humbug

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer John Cal McCormick. 5. Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition: Ultimately, I found that I enjoyed Kentucky Route Zero most at the...

  • Game of the Year #9 - Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

    Miles high club

    Insomniac Games has got this whole superhero thing figured out, hasn’t it? Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales doesn’t stray particularly far from its 2018 debut, but that doesn’t make it any less worthy of its position on our list. This is gaming comfort food of the best possible kind: an engaging coming of age tale starring...

  • Game of the Year Graham's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    The path to Kentucky

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Graham Banas. 5. Pistol Whip: I’ve been on record as having a particular soft spot for rhythm games in VR. But even...

  • Game of the Year #10 - The Pathless

    Goodbye yellow brick road

    Giant Squid sure went for it on its sophomore game, didn’t they? After debuting with ABZÛ, they somehow pushed the envelope even further, delivering the luscious open-world experience that is The Pathless. Evoking feelings in line with some all-time greats like Shadow of the Colossus, Giant Squid’s latest endeavour is...

  • Game of the Year Lloyd's Top 5 PS5, PS4 Games of 2020

    Pretending I'm a Spider-Man

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 5 and PS4 titles of 2020. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Lloyd Coombes. 5. Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Following up on one of my favourite titles of the...

  • Site News Our Game of the Year Countdown Gets Underway Today

    Which game will win?

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re not necessarily talking about illuminated trees and Christmas cake. No, it’s that time of the year where we temporarily take some time away from the traditional news cycle in order to bring you some top-notch holiday content. As is always the case, we’ve got multiple...

  • Poll What Is Your PS5 and PS4 Game of the Year 2020?

    Vote now

    It's that time of year once again: Game of the Year. Every year, we present to you our top picks for PlayStation's best and brightest, and every year, we ask you to have your say too. A little later than usual, we're beginning our Game of the Year coverage on Push Square, and it starts with all of you. We ask one simple question: what are...

  • Game of the Year Push Square Readers' Top 10 PS4 Games of 2019

    As voted by you

    Push Square's Game of the Year coverage is done and dusted. Well, almost. Our team of writers have had their say on the best games of 2019, but now, before we get stuck into 2020 proper, it's time to check out the community's favourite PlayStation 4 titles of the last 12 months. As is tradition, we presented the Push Square...

  • Game of the Year #1 - Resident Evil 2

    Remaking mastery

    Capcom has been on an absolute tear this generation. Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Monster Hunter: World and Devil May Cry 5 filled the PlayStation 4's library with hit after hit over the past three years, but the Japanese publisher's crowning achievement is a step above the rest in more ways than one. Resident Evil 2 magnificently...

  • Game of the Year Jamie's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Memory lane

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Jamie O'Neill. 5. The Ninja Saviors: Return of the Warriors: In a similar way to Blazing Chrome, the pixel art in The Ninja Saviors:...

  • Game of the Year #2 - Death Stranding

    Boundary breaking

    Death Stranding is not quite as divisive as some would lead you to believe. Released to widespread critical praise, it is the only video game this year to receive a rare 10/10 rating from Push Square thanks to an experience that could only come from the mind of Hideo Kojima. The creator's first title since Metal Gear Solid V: The...

  • Game of the Year Stephen's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Indie darling

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of associate editor Stephen Tailby. 5. Mutazione: I've played a lot of smaller games this year, but something about Mutazione struck a chord with...

  • Game of the Year The 10 Best PlayStation Soundtracks of 2019

    Pitch perfect

    The end of the year brings with it another in a countless line of year-end lists, this time focusing on the incredible music that graced the PlayStation this year. As with all years, a few amazing soundtracks were left on the cutting room floor – Kingdom Hearts III, Ghost Giant, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order – but what we wound up...

  • Game of the Year #3 - Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

    Heavenly sword

    The truth is, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice isn't really meant to be any easier or harder than Dark Souls. It's just its own thing, off to the side. From Software has been making hardcore action RPGs for about a decade, so it's no wonder that it would want to shake things up every now and again. It did so to an extent with Bloodborne, and...

  • Game of the Year Ken's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Turning Japanese

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Ken Talbot. 5. Kingdom Hearts III: The (very) long awaited return of Disney and Square Enix's mega collaboration Kingdom Hearts, this...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Indie Game of 2019

    Who needs a publisher?

    The independent scene continues to thrive on PlayStation 4, meaning this category becomes tougher and tougher to judge each and every year. A whole host of quality indie titles made their way to Sony's current-gen system across 2019, from late ports that may have not gotten their due to ones others that were the talk of the...

  • Game of the Year #4 - Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    What the Force deserves

    It's almost impressive how badly Electronic Arts has handled the Star Wars license up to now. Two Star Wars Battlefront titles came and went amid microtransaction controversies and lacking single player content during the earlier days of PlayStation 4, but there was always a bright light at the end of the tunnel - despite the...

  • Game of the Year Graham's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    In control

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Graham Banas. 5. Luna: Not everything needs to be about shooting or being scared. Every once in awhile, I just want to curl up with...

  • Game of the Year Best Supported PS4 Game of 2019

    Praising the updates

    The video game industry is now in such a place where the term Game as a Service is common knowledge. Some will turn their nose up at it, coining it a phrase associated with predatory microtransactions and dubious business practises, and others will understand what it actually means. Games are now much more than the experience...

  • Game of the Year #5 - Devil May Cry 5

    Hell yes

    Devil May Cry 5 is Capcom back to its best. After a rocky start to the generation, the legendary developer has upped its game dramatically over the last couple of years, and the return of Dante is a standout moment, once again proving that no one understands action quite like Capcom. In short, Devil May Cry 5 is easily one of the best...

  • Game of the Year Lloyd's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Heavy hitters

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of reviewer Lloyd Coombes. 5. The Division 2: The Division 2 took everything I loved about the first game, and magnified it tenfold. It offers an...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Games of 2019 - #10 - #6

    Game of the Year begins

    The end of 2019 is upon us, and that can only mean one thing: Game of the Year. As is tradition, we've all voted for our favourite Playstation 4 games of the last 12 months, and the ten titles with the most support have the honour of being featured in our illustrious Game of the Year 2019 list. Today, we'll be counting down...

  • Poll What Is Your PS4 Game of the Year 2019?

    Voting is now open

    We're about to have our say, and now it's time for you to have yours. As you may have noticed, we're starting to roll out our Game of the Year coverage here on the site, but tradition demands that we also present you lot with a poll so that you can decide the Push Square community's favourite PlayStation 4 title of 2019. The...

  • Game of the Year Liam's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Reconnecting

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of senior staff writer Liam Croft. 5. Days Gone: My thoughts on Days Gone are rather well documented on Push Square -- a game I was very quickly...

  • Game of the Year Best PSVR Game of 2019

    Headset favourites

    2019 hasn't been quite as much of a bumper year for PlayStation VR as it could have been, but that hasn't stopped a number of unique, special experiences making their way to the headset over the past 365 days. Making up for the lack of an Astro Bot Rescue Mission this time around are charming characters, comedy, and some gritty...

  • Game of the Year Robert's Top 5 PS4 Games of 2019

    Living for the hunt

    Alongside our staff-voted Game of the Year awards, each of our writers have crafted their own personal lists, covering their top five PlayStation 4 titles of 2019. Today, it's the turn of deputy editor Robert Ramsey. 5. The Outer Worlds: The Outer Worlds is a lovingly made RPG that's basically Fallout: New Vegas in space...

  • Game of the Year Best PS4 Story of 2019

    Narrative hooks

    A video game's plot can be what makes or breaks the experience for many. Gameplay can be top-notch, but if there's no such intrigue or overarching mystery pushing you forward, some may check out before reaching the final station. And as the odd revolutionary experience pushes the boundaries of the industry further forward, it's on...