I was going to make this the “Top 20 Games of 2020” list, to do a cutesy ’20 for 20′ kind of thing. While that wasn’t a bad idea, and there was more than enough games I would have no problem including, it just felt like cheating. Half the fun of doing these each year is really narrowing down the games that were not only good, but ones I had a deeper connection with while playing. In a year like no other, I’ve determined what are my top 10 games of 2020 that meant.
Age of Empires III was actually the first game in the franchise I played, and that’s when I fell in love with it. Now, it’s true that Age of Empires III wasn’t as well received as Age of Empires II, but it was a more accessible, digestible game that really worked for me. And after fifteen years, those feelings came back while playing this remaster, this is still my favorite — mainly due to the setting and the story. With completely redone cutscenes, updated animations, Ultra HD textures for up to 4K resolutions, and new civilizations make this an easy sell. Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition is a bit slimmer compared to its predecessor, with less civilizations and not as complex, remains a tremendous adventure with its singleplayer and multiplayer content.