SmashPad’s Top 10 Games of 2020

3. The Last of Us Part II (PS4)

“Well, THAT was a game. I played through twice to get a Platinum trophy and it was well worth it. The game is fantastic, but I also recognize where it could have vastly improved it’s trans inclusion and its characterizations of both Ellie and Abby. That said, I enjoyed the story and the gaming experience – until the last fight between Ellie and Abby. The amount of savagery that you’re forced to enact on Abby just didn’t really hit me right. It wasn’t something that made me squeamish, but even with the darkness the two games had displayed, I still felt it was a little excessive.” – Alex Quevedo, Senior Editor