It’s award season at Twinfinite, so we’re looking back at some of the best of gaming from last year. Voted on by our editors and staff, these were the best video game actors of 2020 whose performances brought life to their respective characters.
Best Performances & Voice Acting 2020
Honorable Mention: Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales (Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales)
Guides Editor Chris Jecks: The original Marvel’s Spider-Man back in 2018 was one of my favorite games of that year. The gameplay was tight, the story was original and interesting, and the voice acting performances were solid, bringing the likes of Peter Parker and Mary Jane to life.
It was a pretty high bar to exceed, and yet somehow, Miles Morales managed to do just that.
Where the gameplay remained the same in 2020’s web-slinging offering, it was Nadji Jeter’s performance as Miles Morales that ensured the adventure really stood out from its predecessor.
Jeter’s performance nailed the entire emotional spectrum. His enthusiasm for stepping into the Spidey suit in Peter Parker’s absence was infectious, and yet amidst all this, you felt the emotional turmoil Miles went through as the plot twisted and turned in typical superhero story fashion.
Most importantly, Jeter’s performance made Miles feel relatable and allowed me to build a stronger connection with the born-and-raised Brooklyn teen than I ever really felt with Peter, culminating in a goosebump-giving finale.
Jeter made the role his own, delivering a charismatic performance befitting of the writing and the character. Now, to me, he is Miles Morales.