While 2020 was an expectedly chaotic year, it still managed to offer some fantastic games for both the PlayStation 4 and the PS5. This year marks the bittersweet end of the PlayStation 4 as the core Sony platform, bolstered by an impressive lineup of first-party games. Its final year saw an impressive batch of exclusive games like Final Fantasy VII: Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, and The Last of Us: Part II, which closed out the console’s life in top form. Coupled with the PS4’s swan song, we also saw an impressive debut for the PlayStation 5, which managed to keep the momentum going with its own set of unique games.
Before 2020 reaches its end, GameSpot’s team of editors and producers wanted to take some time to look back at the PlayStation’s greatest hits from this year, which spans both the PS4 and PS5 consoles. In addition to the games above, we also included the PS5’s killer app, Demon’s Souls, which stands as a remarkable return to form for the original souls-like. Below, you’ll find our five picks for the best PlayStation games of 2020, along with our thoughts on what made them so special.
For more on the best games of 2020, which includes other roundups focusing on the Switch and Xbox, be sure to head over to GameSpot’s hub page compiling all the noteworthy titles from this year.