Metacritic has published its annual ‘Best Video Games’ list, and it turns out that Persona 5 Royal was the highest rated title of 2020 across all platforms. The PS4 exclusive managed a frankly ridiculous metascore of 95, making it the highest rated release since Red Dead Redemption 2 (97) in 2018.
But it’s worth remembering that Persona 5 Royal is an enhanced and expanded re-release of Persona 5 — a game that was already extremely highly rated back when it launched in 2017, ending up with a metascore of 93. It was always likely that Royal was going to top that.
Still, it’s an impressive achievement. Just behind Persona 5 Royal was fellow exclusive The Last of Us: Part II, which sits very pretty at 93. And although it had way fewer reviews than Naughty Dog’s blockbuster, Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age also managed 93.
PS5 launch title Demon’s Souls rounded up the PlayStation top four, with a metascore of 92. It was a really good year for re-released RPGs!