You already know our staff-wide Top 10 Games of 2020, but that list doesn’t paint the whole picture. As you might imagine, these lists are often hard-fought battles over many hours as members of our staff struggle to squeeze their favorites onto our official list. Unfortunately, not every game we played and loved over the course of the year can be represented in the official Game Informer list, which is why we put together these editor-specific top 10s.

Below you’ll see the top 10 games of the year for each editor, so check out our personal favorites and see which staff members’ tastes most align with yours. Also, while you’re here, feel free to drop your own top 10 in the comments section!


Andrew Reiner

  1. The Last of Us Part II
  2. Ghost of Tsushima
  3. Hades
  4. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  5. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  6. Cyberpunk 2077
  7. Immortals Fenyx Rising
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  9. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  10. Call of Duty: Warzone

Matt Miller

  1. Ghost of Tsushima
  2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  3. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  4. The Last of Us Part II
  5. Destiny 2
  6. Hades
  7. Fuser
  8. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  9. Cyberpunk 2077
  10. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Joe Juba

  1. The Last of Us Part II
  2. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  3. Ghost of Tsushima
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  5. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  6. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  7. Spiritfarer
  8. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  9. Cyberpunk 2077
  10. Kentucky Route Zero

Jeff Cork

  1. Ghost of Tsushima
  2. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  3. Immortals Fenyx Rising
  4. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  5. Astro’s Playroom
  6. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  7. Hades
  8. Fortnite
  9. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  10. Watch Dogs: Legion

Ben Reeves

  1. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  2. Half-Life: Alyx
  3. The Last of Us Part II
  4. Hades
  5. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  6. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  7. Immortals Fenyx Rising
  8. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  9. Black Mesa
  10. XCOM: Chimera Squad

Kimberley Wallace

  1. The Last of Us Part II
  2. Hades
  3. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  5. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  6. Ghost of Tsushima
  7. Cyberpunk 2077
  8. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  10. 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Daniel Tack

  1. Hades
  2. Demon’s Souls
  3. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  4. Genshin Impact
  5. Call of Duty: Warzone
  6. Monster Train
  7. Visage
  8. World of Warcraft: Shadowlands
  9. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  10. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Brian Shea

  1. Ghost of Tsushima
  2. The Last of Us Part II
  3. Persona 5 Royal
  4. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  5. Spelunky 2
  6. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  7. Immortals Fenyx Rising
  8. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  9. Fuser
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Liana Ruppert

  1. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  2. Hades
  3. Half-Life: Alyx
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  5. Phasmophobia
  6. Cyberpunk 2077
  7. Doom Eternal
  8. Persona 5 Royal
  9. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales
  10. Coffee Talk

Blake Hester

  1. Call of Duty: Warzone
  2. Persona 5 Royal
  3. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  4. Astro’s Playroom
  5. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  6. Kentucky Route Zero
  7. The Last of Us Part II
  8. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  9. Dreams
  10. Doom Eternal

Marcus Stewart

  1. Hades
  2. The Last of Us Part II
  3. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  4. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  5. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  6. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  7. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  8. Watch Dogs: Legion
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Immortals Fenyx Rising

Jason Guisao

  1. Hades
  2. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  3. Persona 5 Royal
  4. Ghost of Tsushima
  5. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  6. Kentucky Route Zero
  7. Cyberpunk 2077
  8. The Last of Us Part II
  9. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  10. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Alex Stadnik

  1. The Last of Us Part II
  2. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  3. Hades
  4. Animal Crossing
  5. Half Life: Alyx
  6. Call of Duty: Warzone
  7. Final Fantasy VII Remake
  8. Doom Eternal
  9. Ghost of Tsushima
  10. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Alex Van Aken

  1. Hades
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  4. The Last of Us Part II
  5. Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  6. Half Life: Alyx
  7. Risk of Rain 2
  8. Cyberpunk 2077
  9. Valorant
  10. Immortals Fenyx Rising

Want to read more about the best games that 2020 had to offer? We’re counting down our Top 10 for the year, so navigate to another entry using the links below!

Original source: https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/01/02/editor-top-10-picks-of-2020