RPGamer’s Best of 2020 Awards

RPGamer Best of 2020 Editors’ Choice Awards!

2020 was certainly a year of note for many reasons. As we head into a new console generation, it’s one where gaming has played an important part in helping people get through some challenging times with titles for everybody. Here at RPGamer we covered almost 200 releases, both brand-new original games and re-releases of the classics. There was a wide variety to play, ranging from huge epics to more condensed action and plenty of charm to go around. Once again the RPGamer staff has taken our traditional month to digest all of the RPG goodness the last year had to offer, and come up our Best of 2020 Awards. Please enjoy.


Editor’s Choices


Organization and Direction by Alex Fuller
Content and Editing by Alex Fuller, Glenn Wilson, Pascal Tekaia
Banner by Sarah McGarr
Award Graphics by Ed Walker


Past Awards



Alex Fuller

Alex joined RPGamer in 2011 as a Previewer before moving onto Reviews, News Director, and Managing Editor. Became Acting Editor-in-Chief in 2018.

8 Responses

  1. watcher watcher says:

    Wow, Nioh 2 got completely snubbed. I had to double-check that it was released last year.

  2. Krull Krull says:

    Good read, and a very worthy overall winner. Must admit, third place really surprised me. It has made me reconsider skipping it – back on the wishlist it goes!

  3. minneyar minneyar says:

    I can see somebody objecting to Utawarerumono: Prelude to the Fallen on the grounds that it’s “not really an RPG” — although if 13 Sentinels counts, I’d say Utawarerumono certainly does, too — but… Brigandine: The Legend of Runersia doesn’t even merit adding a third-place spot for Best Strategy RPG? Oof.

    I feel like I must be completely out of touch with the RPG mainstream nowadays given that I had zero interest in FF7R or Yakuza.

    • severinmira severinmira says:

      This is a longstanding policy of the awards, but for the main category awards (Best X RPG) there’s a minimum staff playing requirement for a game to be eligible, which unfortunately neither got. There’s a few others that would’ve gone in above them if we had waived it.

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