The Surprise Video Game Hits of 2020

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Among Us! Fall Guys! Phasmophobia! All these great games have one thing in common. They were complete surprises for most of us in the year 2020. Today’s episode of Inside Gaming is all about celebrating our favorite surprise breakout hits of the year!

It started out with those loveable little jelly beans in Fall Guys jostling their way to that coveted crown. Then suddenly Among Us was everywhere and even being streamed by political officials. Lastly, Phasmophobia clips took over the internet as people recorded themselves being total chickens playing a video game. Shut up we’re not scared, you’re scared.

Even though this year has been packed full of pandemic-induced anxiety, political tension, and overly hyperbolic videogame discourse – it’s been nice to have these really wholesome video game surprises to take our minds off things for a bit. That’s why we’re celebrating them today, on Inside Gaming Daily!

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[PC Gamer] Fall Guys was the top game on Twitch during its beta weekend https://bit.ly/2HiY8SQ

[Twitter] @devolverdigital https://bit.ly/3fdehG0

[Gamasutra] Fall Guys has sold over 10 million copies on Steam https://bit.ly/2UG6TsZ

[The Mercury News] Review: ‘Fall Guys’ is a party game built for the coronavirus pandemic https://bayareane.ws/3f9FGs6

[Games Industry dot biz] Fall Guys had the highest-earning PC launch since Overwatch in digital revenue https://bit.ly/3lMadPh

[Steam Charts] Among Us https://bit.ly/2Hcg0yw

[Venture Beat] Sensor Tower: Among Us surpasses 217 million downloads on mobile https://bit.ly/2UGhbcN

[Sully Gnome] Among Us https://bit.ly/37w7RQ9

[The Verge] AOC’s debut Twitch stream is one of the biggest ever https://bit.ly/2HtnkFG

[The New York Times] Everyone’s Playing Among Us https://nyti.ms/2HsdAMe

[Essentially Sports] PewDiePie Returns to Horror Games with Phasmophobia https://bit.ly/32WAlQ7

[GameSpot] Phasmophobia Is Blowing Up On Steam And Twitch https://bit.ly/2UCDPTt

[PC Gamer] Phasmophobia is the best ghost game ever made https://bit.ly/3kE6SAB

[Games Radar] Ghost game Phasmophobia is spreading scares all over Steam and Twitch https://bit.ly/35EFIVV

[IGN] Phasmophobia Dev ‘Reconsidering’ Early Access Plans After Huge Success https://bit.ly/366tG6G

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