11 Best Games I Played During 2020

With 2020 feeling like a distant memory, I’m taking one last look back at my year in gaming – and what a time it was to delve into the backlog. I picked my favourites from the 66 games I completed to create my own Top 10 list of the year, however, over here at gamergal.exe, I like to do things a little differently by adding an extra title to all my lists, keeping the theme from my [11:11] series last year. Since I’ve been focusing on the ever-expanding backlog, I haven’t played many new games (aside from otome releases) and somehow managed to avoid the majority the ‘popular’ choices of the year, so I image my list will be quite different to others you may have seen.

Without delaying it any longer, here’s my list of the 11 Best Games I Played During 2020!

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Monthly Summary: December 2020

Here we are with the final post of the year. 2020 has been quite a year and I’m sure a lot of us will be glad to see the back of it, but it has had it’s upside for gaming. I’ve managed to get through a fair bit of my backlog (66 games to be exact) which I plan to continue with next year.

I’m feeling a little miserable right now as I’ll be seeing the New Year without WesleyWhale for the first time in 8 years, so it’s not like 2021 is going to get the best start, but I hope to start some new games during yet another lockdown next week… I’ll be posting my Top Games of 2020 list next week to completely end the year once and for all, but for now, let’s take a look at what December had to offer.

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The End of Year Gaming Tag [2020]

With 2020 pretty much over now, I decided to do the End of Year Gaming Tag to round off the year. I first saw this idea from McKenna over at McKenna Talks About Games and thought it was a fantastic way to end the 2020 gaming year before starting fresh in 2021.

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Seriously Geeky Sundays: 2020 in Fandoms

Welcome to the last Seriously Geeky Sunday of the year! I know it’s technically Monday now, but we’re all stuck in that confusing time between Christmas and New Year where no one really knows what day it is anyway…

This week is all about the highlights of 2020 in Fandoms, so I’ll be taking a look back at some of the most standout points of my year. I’ve got review posts lined up for the next few days, so it’s going to be pretty hectic over here as we say “good riddance” to 2020.

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The Steam Awards 2020: Nominations

The 1st of December marked the closing date for The Steam Awards nominations! This first stage required Steam users to nominate games released during 2020 for a number of different categories which I will list below with a short description alongside the game I chose. During the Winter Sale (which is usually between Christmas and New Year), users will be able to vote from a selection of the most popular games nominated for each category with the overall winners being announced on the 3rd of January.

There are a few extra categories this year which is unfortunate for me as I haven’t played even half as many new releases this year as I did last year (even though I completed nearly twice as many games). Without delaying it any further, here are my nominations for The Steam Awards 2020!

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Monthly Summary: November 2020

It’s actually quite scary to think that this year is almost over. With November done, I’ll be focusing on trying to wrap up as many games as possible throughout December and thinking about my goals for 2021. Before I get to that though, let’s take a look at the events of November – it’s actually been quite productive on the gaming front.

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Monthly Summary: October 2020

October has been completely dedicated to Hallowe’en! I love the spooky season most of all, so what better time to play a bunch of horror games to get in the mood. So, let’s take another look at which games myself and WesleyWhale got stuck into this month!

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Hallowe’en is here! Throughout October, myself and WesleyWhale have been focusing on a selection of horror games once again as spooky season is my favourite time of the year! I’ve pretty much dedicated all my time to horror games this month with a range of different genres from visual novels to FPS to puzzle platformers – I think this has been the best horror year yet! You can view our previous horror posts for 2018 and 2019 here.

If you haven’t got anything lined up to play this Hallowe’en, then hopefully we’ll have something that might interest you here. Steam has already released their Hallowe’en sale and all the games featured in this post are all discounted, ranging from 30% to 75% off until 2nd November. There’s also a few games here with free demos if you just want something to keep you occupied for an hour or so. Well then, let’s get started!

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The Horror Tag

Welcome to the Hallowe’en season over at gamergal.exe! It’s my favourite time of the year, so for the next 6 days running up to Hallowe’en, I’ll be presenting a post each day with a Hallowe’en theme and bringing my good friend WesleyWhale back once again to join me.

First up, it’s The Horror Tag from Michelle at A Geek Girl’s Guide featuring a bonus question from McKenna! Let’s get started!

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