After a long year, it’s finally awards season here at Twinfinite and throughout this month we’re going to look back at our favorite games of 2020. The shooters genre has had a strong year, but here’s our breakdown of the best shooters of 2020.
Voted on by our editors, these were the shooters that stood apart from the pack. We considered both first-person and third-person shooters, so let’s take a look at the best of the year.
Best Shooters of 2020
Honorable Mention: Valorant
Senior Editor Alex Gibson: When Riot Games first announced it was entering the FPS scene with “Project A,” I’m certain I wasn’t the only one raising an eyebrow. After all, the developer’s one and only game at the time was a MOBA –hardly a transferable skill set.
But just as Riot managed to find success cloning a popular blueprint with League of Legends, so too has it done so with Valorant. This time, it was Counter-Strike’s design that served as heavy inspiration, with a sprinkling of Overwatch’s hero play to help the 5v5 attack/defend the bomb site loop stand apart.
The result? One of the best multiplayer shooters of the past few years, and one that six months after its launch supports a thriving community who seem likely to stick around for a long time to come.
Riot’s consistent support of Valorant has been impressive, steadily building on a pretty bare bones launch with a plethora of new features. There are now five maps, a deathmatch mode, and a handful of new Agents, while the various tweaks and balancing changes along have mostly been on point.
Would I have liked to have seen an even more concerted effort to produce new content over expensive cosmetic items? Sure. Although, I can hardly complain having spent a mere $10 here and there on its battle pass in exchange for what must be well over 500 hours of gripping, intense gameplay. I can’t wait to see where Valorant goes from here.
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