Famitsu's Game of the Year 2020 is Sucker Punch Productions' Ghost of Tsushima, making it a first-ever non-Japanese game to win the award.
Ghost of Tsushima is still winning accolades, and this time the Sucker Punch Productions' action-adventure/samurai-drama game took home a Famitsu's Game of the Year 2020.
Famitsu is a major Japanese video game magazine, offering most recognized reviews in the Japanese game industry. Each year Famitsu takes a survey in which Japanese developers and celebrities vote for best game of the year, and this year Ghost of Tsushima was voted No.1, making it first-ever American game (and the first foreign game ever, as well) to win this honor.
The runners-up are: Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin, and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
Ghost of Tsushima took over the internet as fast as slicing a bamboo with katana, with its unique art style and amazing setting, and the in-game Photo Mode was so widely used, the social media was overrun with beautiful screenshots from the Feudal-themed game, making it a good PR asset for the game.
The PS4 exclusive immediately started to sell very well, receiving high review scores along the way. The game was so well received in Japan, that in the first weeks of its launch Famitsu revealed that it became the best-selling Sony's first-party exclusive game in Land of the Rising Sun.
Sucker Punch Productions expressed their humble gratitude via Twitter:
Ghost of Tsushima received post-launch free multiplayer co-op mode called Legends, and a PlayStation 5 patch, which makes the game even more beautiful, as it now runs in 60 frames per second on the Sony's next-gen console, via backwards compatibility mode. The jump from 30fps to 60fps really makes a difference in a game where speed is a big factor when it comes to samurai showdowns.
Ghost of Tsushima is currently on sale, as a part of Holiday/January PSN Store sale, so be sure to check it out.