This yr was stuffed with some superb PC online game releases, however there was one title that rose above the remainder to realize the title of Shacknews Finest PC Recreation of 2020. That recreation is Half-Life: Alyx. Congratulations to Valve!
This is not the primary Shacknews Award to be bestowed upon this effective online game, and whereas some folks could argue that it’s a VR recreation, we might level out you could solely play this on PC. It stays one of many highest rated video games on Steam for the yr 2020, and it captured the hearts and minds of many Shackers in addition to our workers. Half-Life: Alyx is the mix of wonderful storytelling with modern, breakthrough gameplay. The result’s the most effective VR expertise ever created, however the recreation additionally lays the groundwork for all the online game business going ahead. There are greatest practices applied within the recreation that may prolong past digital actuality to flatscreen online game experiences. The eye to element within the environmental design of Half-Life: Alyx was unparalleled this yr, as gamers have been capable of work together with rattling close to all the things within the recreation. The period of time devoted to creating a random hallway look superb didn’t go unnoticed right here at Shacknews.
This was one other banner yr for video video games launched on PC, and whereas not everybody might expertise Half-Life: Alyx as a result of it being a VR recreation, it doesn’t take away from Valve’s superb achievement of transport a brand new recreation within the franchise. If you have not had an opportunity to play Half-Life: Alyx, you missed out on some of the essential PC video games to be launched in a few years, not simply 2020. We hope that extra gamers will be capable to expertise this recreation over time as VR HMD adoption grows. Beat Saber is perhaps VR’s Tetris, and Half-Life: Alyx seems to be a system vendor on par with The Legend of Zelda on the NES.
Half-Life: Alyx will push recreation growth ahead on PC with its modern mixture of greatest practices, storytelling, and puzzle gameplay, whereas additionally driving VR adoption. It’s undoubtedly crucial recreation to be launched on PC this yr, and we’re proud to proclaim it the Shacknews Finest PC Recreation of 2020.
Try the opposite winners from The Shacknews Awards 2020 in our Yr of the Video games: 2020 article.