Movies and Games of 2020

Consumption and immersion. The pandemic upped the ante on the screen experiences. Add on a new VR kit and there were many new worlds in my life this year. Here are the best. I’ve included the 8s, 9s, and 10s in both category (movies and games), and it does seem like my interests continue to both expand and refine each year.

Each of these lists is arranged chronologically.

The best films I saw this year:

1917 (2020)
Joker (2019)
Game Changers (2020)
Fantastic Fungi (2019)
Inside Bill’s Brain (2019)
Clockwork Orange (1971)
Knives Out (2019)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Unorthodox (2020)
Ip Man (2008)
Pan’s Labyrinth (2006)
Robin Hood Men in Tights (1993)
Dancer in the Dark (2000)
Us (2019)
Ex Machina (2014)
When They See Us (2019)
Searching for Sugar Man (2012)
The Book of Distance (2020)
The Line (2019)
Slay the Dragon (2019)
Disclosure (2020)
Reservoir Dogs (1994)
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Dave Chappelle: Age of Spin (2017)
Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
Fruitvale Station (2013)
Bad Santa (2003)

The best games I played this year:

Life is Strange 2 + Adventures of Captain Awesome (2019)
DOOM Eternal (2020)
Divinity: Original Sin: Enhanced Edition, second play-through (2014)
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut, second play-through (2011)
Dishonored: Definitive Edition, second play-through (2015)
Hades (2020)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019)

Other great games from this year:

Kentucky Route Zero Act V (2020)
Plague Story: Innocence (2019)
Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010)
Mortal Kombat XL (2016)
Mortal Kombal XI (2019)
Operencia (2019)
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (2016)
Deliver Us the Moon (2019)
The Lab (2016)
Plunge (2019)
Last of Us 2 (2020)
Battlefield V (2018)

Favorite multiplayer games from this year:

Streets of Rogue (2017)
Elite Dangerous (2014)
Moon Hunters (2016)
Minecraft: Dungeons (2020)
Deep Rock Galactic (2020)
For the King (2018)
Stardew Valley (2016)
Overwatch (2016)

Unfinished games from this year:

Baldur’s Gate 3 (2020)
Cyberpunk: 2077 (2020)
Alyx (2019)
Kingdom Come: Deliverence (2018)
Creed: Rise to Glory (2018)
Eagle Flight (2016)

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