Game Informer's Most Underrated Games Of 2020

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On this spicy new episode of The GI Show, we go over some of the best-overlooked games from 2020 and discuss our hands-on impressions of Back 4 Blood, the zombie co-op shooter from the studio behind Left 4 Dead!


UnderMine
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An action-adventure roguelike with a bit of RPG tossed in. Adventure deep into the UnderMine and discover powerful relics, deadly enemies, hidden secrets, and a few friends to help along the way.
Platforms: PC, Xbox (Game Pass)
Official Site: UnderMine - Action-Adventure Roguelike

Gears Tactics
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Gears Tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game from one of the most-acclaimed video game franchises – Gears of War. Outnumbered and fighting for survival, recruit and command your squad to hunt down an evil mastermind who makes monsters.
Platforms: PC, Xbox (Game Pass)
Official Site: Gears Tactics | Xbox

Monster Sanctuary
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Monster taming meets metroidvania. Collect, train and battle monsters in a lovely side-view pixel world.
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox (Game Pass)
Official Site: Monster Sanctuary | Monster Sanctuary Online | Team17

Necrobarista
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In a back-alley cafe, the dead are granted one last night to mingle with the living. Necrobarista follows a dynamic and diverse cast of characters as they navigate Melbourne's hipstery coffee culture, the questionable ethics of necromancy, and the process of letting go.
Platforms: PC
Official Site: Necrobarista

Manifold Garden
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Rediscover gravity and explore a beautiful Escher-esque world of impossible architecture.
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple Arcade
Official Site: Manifold Garden

Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
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Even the smallest person can make a big difference. Join Alba, as she sets out to save her beautiful island and its wildlife. And possibly start a revolution.
Platforms: PC, Apple Arcade
Official Site: Alba: a wildlife adventure by ustwo games

Huntdown
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In the mayhem-filled streets of the future where criminal gangs rule and cops fear to tread, only the bounty hunters can free the city from the corrupt fist of felony. Lay waste to the criminal underworld and make a killing in this hard boiled action comedy arcade shooter.
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox
Official Site: Huntdown – Official Website

Morbid: The Seven Acolytes
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Morbid: The Seven Acolytes is a Horrorpunk Action RPG filled with Lovecraftian horrors and Cronenbergian gore, making it the most gruesome take on the isometric Souls-like genre yet!
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox
Official Site: Morbid: The Seven Acolytes — Merge Games

Sakura Wars
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The Imperial Combat Revue takes the stage as Tokyo’s defense force against a demon threat in this extravagant adventure.
Platforms: PlayStation
Official Site: Sakura Wars

Creaks
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The ground starts shaking, light bulbs are breaking - and something rather unusual is happening right behind the walls of your very room. Equipped with nothing but wit and courage, you slowly descend into a world inhabited by avian folk and seemingly deadly furniture monsters.
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple Arcade
Official Site: Creaks – Amanita Design

Call of the Sea
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Call of the Sea is an otherworldly tale of mystery and love set in the 1930s South Pacific. Explore a lush island paradise, solve puzzles and unlock secrets in the hunt for your husband’s missing expedition.
Platforms: PC, Xbox (Game Pass)
Official Site: Call of the Sea

The Last Campfire
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The Last Campfire is an adventure game from Hello Games (No Man's Sky), a story of a lost ember trapped in a puzzling place, searching for meaning and a way home.
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox, Apple Arcade
Official Site: The Last Campfire

Monster Train
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Monster Train is a strategic roguelike deck building game with a twist. Set on a train to hell, you’ll use tactical decision making to defend multiple vertical battlegrounds. With real time competitive multiplayer and endless replayability, Monster Train is always on time.
Platforms: PC, Xbox (Game Pass)
Official Site: Monster Train | Out now on Steam!

Ikenfell
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A turn-based tactical RPG about a group of troublesome magic students. Use timing mechanics to power your spells and block attacks, explore the twisted halls of a vast magic school, fight challenging monsters and bosses, and uncover dark secrets never meant to be found.
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox (Game Pass)
Official Site: Ikenfell - Humble Games | Turn-based magical RPG

Chicken Police
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Chicken Police - Paint it RED! is a narrative-driven noir adventure with a complex interrogation system and mystery-solving detective gameplay.
Platforms: PC, Switch, PlayStation, Xbox
Official Site: Chicken Police | Noir Detective Story with Animal Heads | HandyGames™
 
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