SA Gamer Awards 2020: Best Game No One Played

2020 was a bad one. It’s a year that was hard to get through, no matter what way you look at it. However, at least there were some amazing games that tried their best to help. And while we’ve been highlighting a lot of those in our daily GOTY 2020 awards, sometimes some games just fall through the cracks. This award is often a personal favourite of mine, and this year, in particular, I can’t help but encourage you to play the following masterpiece if you haven’t…

Dreams

It may not be a game that was ever on your radar. It’s not a blockbuster single-player adventure, or the online multiplayer shooter/sports title that you’ll return to daily. No, this is a very different experience. But one I beg you to consider. Not only does it manage to be more than the sum of its already rather remarkable parts but it’s also a wonderful master of them all; An interesting and marvellously-accessible creating tool connected to a collection of custom games, short films, music and ideas from an unexpectedly positive community, Dreams is, quite simply, something very very special. Go play it! Check out our review here.

Runner-up: Paper Mario: The Origami King

Honourable mentions: Good Job!, Going Under, Samurai Jack

Nintendo Nerd, sharing my love of Mario with the world one pixel at a time.

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