VGChartz’s Evan Norris: “Take a look at our shortlist of top-tier 2020 platformers and you’ll notice a remarkably even distribution among the so-called “big three”: Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft. Nintendo threw the industry a curve-ball with Super Mario Bros. 35, an addictive battle royale platformer; Sony introduced the world to its new controller DualSense via the nostalgic Astro’s Playroom; and Microsoft published the gorgeous Ori and the Will of the Wisps, part dastardly platformer, part backtracking adventure. Finally, Activision and developer Toys for Bob delivered Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time, which modernized the tough-as-nails platforming series while respecting its origins.”

Source: N4G PC Best Platformer of 2020