The Best Nintendo Console Exclusive of 2020

By | December 21, 2020

From the return of a cult favorite Mario series and some exceptional indie action, 2020 has been a great year for Switch owners.

One game, however, became a legitimate social phenomenon – this is our pick for the best Nintendo console exclusive* of 2020.

Not only was it exactly the kind of game everyone needed at the onset of an isolating pandemic, Animal Crossing: New Horizons took the laid back and comfortable town building simulator to the next degree with a level of customization unlike any that had come before it. New Horizons allowed players to shape their island getaway down to every last square inch, whether you wanted a bustling town filled with hand-crafted roads and parks, or a laid back island paradise full of waterfalls and bamboo forests.

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The new crafting and customization system let players not only decorate their dream house, but also welcome new villager friends to perfectly placed homes with as dazzling a front yard as you could dream up. And even though time spent at the airport will never not be a hassle, New Horizons’ ability to accommodate groups of players made for the perfect showcase of your hard work of making the perfect island community.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons was also the winner of IGN’s People’s Choice pick for the best Nintendo console exclusive! For more, check out our full Animal Crossing review here!

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Below you’ll find our other favorite Nintendo console exclusives of 2020.

The Best Nintendo Exclusives of 2020