The final day of AGDQ 2020 has come and gone, and with it, another 24 hour of awesome speedrunning content. Once again, variety was a big part of day seven, with a bunch of games from vastly different genres and franchises were shown. The early morning was home to classic titles like Dark Souls and new favorites like Control, while the evening gave way to big runs like Sekiro and Super Mario Maker 2. The crowd was hyped, the donations poured in, and it was an all-around good time. We’ve made a list of our picks for the best speedruns from AGDQ 2020 day seven to give you a couple recommendations on what to watch!
If you want to watch any of these speedruns, you can find the replays on both the Games Done Quick Twitch channel and their Youtube channel. If you want to check out great speedruns from other days of the AGDQ 2020 marathon, be sure to check out our category full of AGDQ 2020 daily recaps. As with every day, almost every run that was shown at AGDQ 2020 day seven is worth checking out. We highly recommend that you use this list to find a speedrun to start with, and then check out the entirety of the marathon at your own pace. There’s over 150 hours of speedrunning content to check out in total, so there’s no doubt that we missed some gems. With that said, here are our picks for the best speedruns from AGDQ 2020 day seven!
The Best Speedruns from AGDQ 2020 Day Seven
Control (Any%) by Bryonato
Control is one of my front-runners for the best game of 2019, so I was especially looking forward to this Any% speedrun by Bryonato. Ever since his Titanfall 2 speedrun at a previous GDQ marathon, Bryonato has quickly become a fan-favorite runner. This is mainly due to his excellent commentary, laid-back attitude, and obvious passion for games. Despite being released a few months ago, Bryonato was able to show us some awesome glitches, including clips, boss quick-kills, and some pretty funny character alteration. Although he struggled with a trick early on in the run, Bryonato was able to turn things back around and deliver one of the best speedruns of AGDQ 2020 day seven.
Final time: 1:08:47
Tony Hawk’s Project 8 (Any%, 360/PS3) by ThePackle
I’ve always loved Tony Hawk speedruns, and this run of the mostly-overlooked Project 8 by ThePackle was another great instance of skateboarding speed. Project 8 was one of the first Tony Hawk games to prioritize missions over time trials, so this speedrun contained a lot more variety than your standard Tony Hawk run. There were some funny tricks involving rag-doll physics, as well as a ton of expert skateboarding gameplay. ThePackle has always proven to be a pro at Pro Skater, and this speedrun was no different.
Final time: 44:44
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (All Memories & Beads) by LilAggy
Sekiro is another one of my potential selections for the best game of 2019, so I was especially happy to see this All Memories run by LilAggy pop up on the schedule. This speedrun category takes you through most of the game’s main and mini-bosses with a flurry of sword parries and out-of-bounds glitches. Although he struggled with some bosses and ultimately missed one of the required beads, LilAggy showcased some impressive Sekiro skill. Anybody who has attempted to fight some of the late-game Sekiro bosses will know just how challenging they are, so watching LilAggy kill most of them will relative ease was extremely cathartic. Despite some of hiccups in the run, we still consider it one of the best speedruns of AGDQ 2020 day seven.
Final time: 1:35:53
Untitled Goose Game (All Main Tasks) by Tasselfoot and Untitled Goose Game (Any%) by Yisk
Untitled Goose Game was one of the internet’s favorite games of 2019, as it was ripe with meme-worthy moments and random acts of chaos. Playing as a nameless goose, you spend most of the game terrorizing nearby townsfolk, stealing items, and honking. If you’ve never played Untitled Goose Game before, these two runs are a great introduction to both the main concepts of the game and just how broken it can get. First, Tasselfoot executed a great All Main Tasks run, requiring him to finish the various objectives in the game before progressing. Yisk performed an Any% run, which allowed him to use a few clipping glitches to finish the game in under 3 minutes. Both of these runs are fun bite-sized speedruns to enjoy, full of funny gameplay and a hyped up crowd.
Final times: 15:43 (All Main Tasks)and 2:59 (Any%)
Super Mario Maker 2 (4v4 Blind Relay Race) by Carl Sagan, grandpoobear, PangaeaPanga, Barbarian, juzcook, ryukahr, Aurateur, Thabeast721
The Super Mario Maker races are always a great time at any Games Done Quick marathon, and this 4v4 Blind relay race was no different. Two teams of expert Mario speedrunners faced off in eight levels they had never seen before. The teams swapped between players at every death, forcing them to adapt on the fly and communicate efficiently. In the event that either team couldn’t finish a level, there was an eight-minute time imposed. The entire race was an epic back-and-forth battle, with both teams taking the lead several times. The final level was an intense few minutes that must be seen to gain the full effect. We highly recommend you check out this great collection of challenging Super Mario Maker 2 levels, raced by some of the best Mario speedrunners of all time.
Super Metroid Impossible (Any%) by Oatsngoats
AGDQ marathons usually close out with a run of Super Metroid or a lengthy fan-favorite RPG. This year, they closed out the marathon with Super Metroid Impossible, a modified version of the game that has been made incredibly difficult. Speedrunner Oatsngoats have shown off their skill at this SNES classic at Games Done Quick marathons in the past, and once again proved their mastery with this exceptionally tough speedrun. There’s a lot about Super Metroid Impossible that makes it harder than the original game: tougher bosses, changed enemy placements, and updated platforming sections. Despite these changes, Oatsngoats persisted with minimal deaths, closing out AGDQ 2020 in stellar fashion.
Final time: 2:23:42
By the end of the marathon, AGDQ 2020 raised a whopping $3.13 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation. This is a new record for highest amount of money raised at one marathon, beating out Summer Games Done Quick’s $3 million total. Over the past 10 years, the Games Done Quick events have been raising millions upon millions of dollars for deserving charities, and it was great to see AGDQ 2020 break yet another record.
Thanks to everyone who followed along with us during the marathon! It was tons of fun to discuss the runs on social media, and we had a great time getting hyped up for our favorite runs. We’ll be back in the summer for SGDQ 2020, so be sure to follow us on social media (@official90skid) and keep checking back at our website for more speedrun content!