While it could be argued that 2020 was not the biggest year for simply outstanding platformers (especially when compared to last year), there were one or two particularly in the 3D-flavour that did manage to stand out. And whether you liked bright colours, wonderfully tight controls or beautiful artscapes – the nominees for this year had something for everyone. However, it was the triumphant spinning return of a familiar marsupial face that body slammed into the winning position…
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Toys for Bob did a great job of mixing old and new and bringing back an iconic character into a modern world. The game looks and feels great, has a simply ridiculous amount of content and fans are likely very happy. The tough technical standard of play means new/younger players may not find it the easiest game to jump or spin into. However, for aficionados of the original games – the higher difficulty actually makes it even more enticing! In short, Crash is back in style but tougher than ever. Check out our review here.
Runner-up: Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Honourable mentions: Sackboy: A Big Adventure