A Walkthrough: Top Video Games of 2020

A Walkthrough Top Video Games of 2020 - Next Level Gaming, MD

Last year’s lockdown has taken away the chance to see our friends and family but an opportunity to catch up through video gaming. Video games have become one of the outlets to unwind and ease boredom while staying at home. 

As the gaming industry also continues to boom, a video game truck for birthday parties is a great way this year to deliver excitement into your homes.

Anyway, here’s a quick rundown of the five of 2020’s top video games:

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Zombies

Released last November 2020, “Black Ops Cold War’s game-within-a-game is one of the year’s best” according to Esquire. It might be the best since Black Ops 3 for gamers who missed the OG games. It was a huge breakthrough for the whole mode and delivered some of the best gameplay the Zombies mode has seen yet.

Black Ops Cold War allows bringing of weapons from custom multiplayer load-outs for the first time. The custom-fitted guns have to be upgraded in each match instead of using the weapons you will find on the map. Players can also carry the experience you gain over to multiplayer rank and are connected to other modes. 

Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare also ranked next to Black Ops War Video Game as the best-selling game of 2020 which was released way back in 2019. 

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

This ridiculously fun multiplayer game was a relief for those who were bored during the pandemic summer. Fall Guys is a great game that can be played by anyone who enjoys a thrilling challenge. Its vibrant theme, characters, and overall art direction completed the game’s delightful package. 

As game enthusiasts have been saying, it’s a battle royal with easy-to-grasp mechanics. You must surpass the wild obstacles with masses of other competitors online and win until you are the last one standing. 

“It’s a party game for anyone who’s watched any kind of game show where participants try to make it to the end of ridiculous obstacle courses and thought ‘I want to do that."

- Slash Gear

Fall Guys seems to take the spotlight on video game truck birthday parties once they are rolled out!

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Nintendo fan-favorite, Animal Crossing: New Horizon brought a whole new premise. This adorably relaxing game has improved its visuals, quality of life, and customization. New Horizons provided endless ways to make your very own island paradise.

Compared to the previous entries in the franchise, this game is much more dynamic. Animal Crossing games typically have a map design that is randomly generated each time a new town is created. In New Horizons, everyone starts from scratch, even Nook, by receiving the “Nook Inc. The Deserted Island Getaway Package” which made it exciting. 

In conclusion, New Horizons maintains the charm of Animal Crossing while adding a new layer of purpose with the satisfaction that comes from building something from nothing.

The Last of Us: Part II

The second part of The Last of Us was compelling and unexpected. From its breathing visual quality to unforgettable characters, and beautiful storyline, it allowed the fans to explore more different areas of the game.

As stated by the game critics, this is the most accomplished project Naughty Dog has ever embarked on. 

Like the previous part of the game, you have different methods to approach enemies by either being stealthy or direct. The mechanics have also improved and remain impactful with added strategies. 

Regardless of mixed reviews, The Last of Us fans remained emotionally attached to characters and had the chance to finally dive back into Joel and Ellie’s apocalyptic world. Indeed, this video game gave an immersive experience. 

Among Us

How sus are you? Or Are you just an innocent task-taker crewmate? Among Us was hailed as the “Best Mobile Game of 2020” at The Game Awards. Last December, it also arrived in Nintendo Switch becoming the first console to feature Among Us.  

Developed by InnerSloth and released in 2018, Among Us became a massively popular game across the globe that pushed them to add maps and open separate servers for different locations.

Despite its simplicity, it allows you to play with your friends and connect it with Discord voice chats. Among Us took over the meme culture and was a total hit when we’re all dressed up as crewmembers for Halloween

What’s your favorite video game among these five? We’ll keep an eye on this year’s top video games and we’ll make sure it’s on the video game truck for birthday parties.