During this week's episode of The PC Gaming Weekspot, we said goodbye to the absolute bin of a year that was 2020, as we looked to the future and chatted about all the games we'll be playing throughout 2021.
However, given that 2020 is pretty fresh in our minds, we thought we had a better chance of looking very clever if we focused on games that came to PC last year for this week's Mystery Steam Reviews. So... welcome back to 2020, everyone!
Pretty simple criteria for this one: all these games came to PC in 2020. When we started MSR we often looked at individual years and there was some debate over the release dates of certain games. So, to avoid any of that, we've excluded games that came to Steam in 2020 after a 12-month Epic exclusivity deal, for example.
If you’re new around these parts, you can see a full breakdown of the rules in the Mystery Steam Reviews Rule Bible™ below. Also, remember to boast about getting all six right in the comments. And, while you’re there, let us know what series/genre/theme you’d like to see next on MSR!
If you like this, then you may very well enjoy this week’s episode of The PC Gaming Weekspot. Rather than be your recap of the last seven days in PC video gaming, we handed out some prestigious Spotty Awards. So, have a listen/watch of that and see if we mentioned your favourite.
While you're here, why not have a look at the most recent episode of Mystery Steam Reviews that focused on Christmas-themed/snowy video games.
MYSTERY STEAM REVIEWS RULE BIBLE™
For those not in the know, or who need a refresher.
Colm and Matthew both bring three Steam reviews to the MSR arena (yes, arena), but they omit the name of the game each review is for. Their opponent must correctly guess the name of that game, including any numbers or subtitles. However, there is some leeway for things such as "Complete Edition" or "Definitive Edition." One correct answer = one point.
While both combatants have 90 seconds on each Mystery Steam Review, they also have help in the form of three lifelines. These can be used at any stage during battle, and pause the 90-second timer. Each lifeline can only be used once.
Question allows whoever is in the hot seat to ask a simple yes or no question, as long as the question isn’t, “is the name of the game [insert name of the game here]?". When Second Opinion is used, the man in the warm chair will get to hear a second Steam review of the same game. And when Genre is activated, the genre of the game is revealed to the man with the fiery arse.