KKP Best Of 2020: Game #24

For the rest of the revealed Best Games of 2020 so far, here they are:

#30, #29, #28, #27, #26, #25

#24: Ghostrunner (PC, PS4, Xbox One, Switch)

The GIF above is one of the few tense & exhilarating moments of this first-person parkour ninja title. While the problem of depth perception isn’t fully solved when it comes to one-hit kill melee combat, Ghostrunner makes up for it with its tight controls, techniques, and powerups for you to use to the fullest.

Plus, a game like Ghostrunner thrives on replayability and challenging yourself to the shortest times for each meticulously-crafted level. Whether it’s through the neon skies of the game’s dystopian cityscape or in cyberspace where the puzzles give you a slight breather from all the sprinting and slashing, the folks over at 3D Realms, Slipgate, and One More Level know how to walk the fine line between frustration and challenge.

Sure, you’ll die a thousand deaths getting through a particular shield enemies-heavy gauntlet in a maze, but the game demands some semblance of perfection from you. There are many alternate paths and available powerups, not to mention some choice defensive options, to help you solve your cyber-conundrum. It’s up to you to buck up, is all.

Author: Mr Toffee

Jonathan "Mr Toffee" Leo is a writer, editor, & all-around video game words guy for 9 years, give or take. He also did some story for games like Chain Chronicle and some podcasting on the side. Likes: bacon, Metallica, jogging. Hates: raccoons, oblivion.

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