If there’s one thing I’m most excited to see with this year’s Best Art Style nominees, it’s the wide variety of art styles present. Of course, that also meant an even tougher time to decide what was “best,” with art being as subjective as it gets. As in previous years, we left this matter to our staff without offering too many limits to get in the way. Our nominations this year include the realism of The Last of Us Part IIthe retro cartoon style of Cupheadand the artisanal world of Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Here are the PlayStation LifeStyle nominations for Best Art Style in 2020.
2020 Best Art Style Winner
Ghost of Tsushima
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Ghost of Tushima art style was stylized realism, like an animated painting. Every view and moment was perfect, the wind moving the trees and grasses. The weather and lighting dynamically created stunning scenes that gave the island of Tsushima a stark beauty, a land ravaged and overgrown, yet serene and tranquil. It perfectly encompassed the calm samurai reverence with the intensity that Jin was capable of. In a sea of open-world games, Ghost of Tsushima stands out partly because of the incredible appearance of this island.
Readers Choice Winner
Ghost of Tsushima
Our readers overwhelmingly agreed: Ghost of Tsushima the art style was the best this year. No other candidate even came close. As subjective as this category is, it was fascinating to see how many people loved the visual style that Sucker Punch created for Jin Sakai’s tragic tale.
Don’t miss our full list of nominees for the PlayStation LifeStyle Game of the Year awards. We’re just getting started with the winners and will reveal more throughout the week, leading up to Game of the Year on Friday, January 1.