It’s finally award season here at Twinfinite! Over the course of the next week we’re going to look back at our favorite games of 2020. That includes the plethora of memorable indie games the year has seen. These are the best indie games of 2020.
Voted on by our editors and staff, these were the indie games that stood apart from the pack.
Best Indie Games of 2020
Honorable Mention: Streets of Rage 4
Editor-in-Chief Ed McGlone: Streets of Rage 4 was long overdo. For years it was a treasure of an IP that for some reason or another, Sega refused to do anything with.
Fortunately for fans of the classic beat-em-up, Sega finally felt comfortable allowing indie developers DotEmu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush to take a stab at bringing Streets of Rage into the 21st century and they did not dissappoint.
Streets of Rage 4 turned out to be a fantastic and faithful follow up in the series. The developers were able to strike a balance between tweaking the gameplay, visuals, and new features with ensuring that it still felt like a direct continuation of the classic games. Oh, and getting the legendary composers from the original games to help with the soundtrack was a massive cherry on top.
The result is a game that not only impressed critics, but also was able to please fans both new and old, a difficult task in this day and age that should not be underappreciated.