Prior to the release of Ghost of Tsushima, there were concerns about the American studio Sucker Punch Productions being able to reliably process Japanese historical material. Concerns that were naturally even greater in Japan itself, because the locals are quite sensitive to how foreigners work with their realities and culture. Today, it is no longer a secret that the game was a success and won Japanese players as well. Many local personalities praised her. Randomly by Yakuza Toshihiro Nagoshi.
Now here’s another proof of how Ghost of Tsushima scored. After receiving the absolute 40/40 rating from the prestigious Japanese magazine Famitsu (after The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Grand Theft Auto V) as the third Western game in history, the same magazine declared it the best game of 2020. The victory is about that more valuable that the game of the year is chosen annually by personalities of the gaming industry. The title is awarded based on the votes of 132 developers and other personalities who are close to the games.
The best games by Famitsu
1. Ghost of Tsushima
2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
3. Final Fantasy VII Remake
4. Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin
5. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
It is worth mentioning that Marvel’s Spider-Man won in 2018 and Death Stranding last year. The fifth place for the unexpected hit Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is definitely worth attention this year. The whole order will be published in the next issue of Famitsu. Editor-in-chief Famitsu praised the Ghost of Tsushima for the way he portrays the Japanese environment. The story of the protagonist attracted many fans to Japan. Here, too, it was reminded that the Ghost of Tsushima is the work of a foreign studio. Sucker Punch Productions has already thanked Twitter for the award.
We are so thankful to have #GhostOfTsushima voted as the top game of 2020 in Famitsu’s annual poll of members from across the game industry!
Thank you so much for all of the support this year! https://t.co/DmBzzwTThs
– Ghost of Tsushima 🎮 Sucker Punch Productions (@SuckerPunchProd) December 22, 2020
Many famous developers took part in the vote. You can find a complete list on the Famitsu website.