I’m not that much of a gamer myself, but most of my friends are. So, I’m inevitably updated about what games they’re always playing or what games they plan on buying/downloading next. Here are three popular games of 2020 that you must have heard of:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
I first played this game on my friend’s Nintendo console last November when the new Animal Crossing game wasn’t out yet. And, to be honest, it’s really fun! I almost considered buying a Nintendo Switch to play it.
Everyone on the internet would be talking about this upcoming version of Animal Crossing called “New Horizons”. I made some research and I found out that over 11 million people bought the new game by the end of March. The game was already popular, but it seems like this year marked its breakthrough; I suppose the boredom that was caused by the lockdown and pandemic got to most of us.
Boredom aside, Animal Crossing is great and wholesome. This social simulation video game lets you create a life on an island populated by villagers and adorable animals. The charm of it all is that you can do whatever you want in this game. There are no rules when it comes to customizing your outfits or building your dream house.
Players can also pass the time by doing numerous activities. You fish, collect items, plant trees, catch bugs, play hide-and-seek with the villagers, throw surprise birthday parties, trade items, etc. This game is also multiplayer which means you can play it with your online or real-life friends as well!
Another game that is recently taking over the world is called Genshin Impact. I feel like I’m the only one not playing this game at this point. This adventure role-playing game was released in September and it kind of resembles The Legend of Zelda.
Genshin Impact features a fantasy world where you control a party of four adventurers. This game allows you to explore its world full of mini-games, hidden puzzles and also allows you to fight monsters and unlock hidden features.
This game is a “gacha” game which translates to “capsule-toy vending machine” from Japanese. In other words, it’s an alternative form of gambling.
One of my favorite games that have become popular this year is Among Us. This multiplayer social deduction game was released in 2018 by an Indie company called Innersloth, a team consisting of only three game developers. Among Us received worldwide attention in 2020 thanks to well-known YouTubers and Twitch streamers that were playing it.
You don’t have to be a skilled gamer in order to play Among Us. At first, it might be a bit difficult to understand the basics of the game. Play it more than three times, and you’ll finally get it. This game requires four to ten players, you can choose the room and server you want to play in, depending on the number of players and imposters.
If you take on the role of the imposter, you need to trick all the other players into thinking that you’re just an innocent crewmate, and you have to act as if you’re one of the crewmates while secretly killing them.
If you’re one of the crewmates, you need to survive, complete tasks, and look for the imposters. I personally enjoy playing this game, it’s a great way to pass time.