As this year sees the eighth console generation draws to a close, it was bid farewell by a swansong of great games in 2020, some of which are undoubtedly the most impressive yet seen on PS4 and Xbox One. Today, as part of Twinfinite’s annual award season, we’re taking a look back at the best action/adventure games of 2020.
The Best Action/Adventure Games of 2020
Honorable Mention: Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Guides Editor Chris Jecks: Way back in 2018, Insomniac Games brought something special to the video game world. Marvel’s Spider-Man allowed us to realize our dreams of swinging through the streets of Manhattan, whipping around with a nonchalant grace as we kept the character’s beloved city safe from thugs and the dastardly plans of Doc-Oc.
It scratched that Spidey itch we’d all had for so long, and then some, delivering satisfying combat, traversal, and an engaging story rolled into one.
Fast forward to 2020 and Insomniac brought the goods once again with Spider-Man: Miles Morales. A standalone expansion of sorts to the original title, the game saw Peter Parker jetting off to Europe, leaving Miles to step into the suit of everybody’s favorite neighborhood Spider-Man.
It took all of about 10 minutes for me to remember why I gave the original game a 4.5/5 back in 2018, and capitalized on the already excellent experience with new Venom moves that delivered powerful, cinematic attacks that drop thugs in style.
These new additions to Miles’ arsenal were bolstered by a heartwarming story that gave us goosebumps by the end, and a plethora of collectibles and side challenges to keep you entertained after the credits rolled.
As 2018’s Spider-Man was one of the best PS4 exclusives, Miles Morales is a no-brainer for anyone craving more web-swinging action. Plus, it stood as one of the PS5’s launch titles, making use of the super-fast SSD and extra horsepower to make Miles and Manhattan look better than ever before.