2020 was a big year for PlayStation. As Sony prepared to launch the PS5 and usher in a new generation, developers were preparing to say goodbye to the last one with swan song games that pushed the PS4 hardware to its limit, and others transitioned to the PS5 with next-gen upgrades.
That made this an especially strong year for PS4 games, as exclusives like Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part II showed off what the hardware can do. Meanwhile, some games like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Watch Dogs Legion crossed between generations. And the PS5 itself got some of its own highly-regarded exclusives like Astro’s Playroom and Demon’s Souls.
We’ve compiled a list of the best-reviewed PlayStation games in 2020 below. For more of the year’s best, be sure to check out our Best Games of 2020 and familiarize yourself with GameSpot’s top 10 nominees.