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The nominees for The Game Awards 2020 have been announced

It is that time of the year again. The Game Awards are almost here, and so the event’s team have officially announced this year’s nominees, including the ones nominated for “Game Of The Year”. This also means that fans can now officially vote for who they want to win in each category.

Nintendo has multiple games nominated. Pokémon Café Mix is in the running for “Best Mobile Game”. Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Paper Mario: The Origami King have been nominated for “Best Family Game” However, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the big one this year, being nominated in 6 categories, including one for “Game Of The Year”. The full list of nominees is down below.

Game Of The Year
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
DOOM Eternal
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
The Last of Us Part II

Best Performance
Ashley Johnson, The Last of Us Part II
Laura Bailey, The Last of Us Part II
Daisuke Tsuji, Ghost of Tsushima
Logan Cunningham, Hades
Nadji Jeter, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Multiplayer:
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Among Us
Call of Duty: Warzone
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Valorant

Best Ongoing Game:
Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Call of Duty Warzone
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky

Best Art Direction
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The Last of Us Part II

Best Score/Music:
DOOM Eternal
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Hades
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The Last of Us Part II

Best Narrative:
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
The Last of Us Part II

Best Independent Game:
Carrion
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Hades
Spelunky 2
Spiritfarer

Best Mobile Game
Among Us
Call of Duty Mobile
Genshin Impact
Legends of Runeterra
Pokémon Café Mix

Best Esports Game:
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Fortnite
League of Legends
Valorant

Best Esports Athlete:
Ian “Crimsix” Porter
Heo “Showmaker” Su
Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu
Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro
Matthieu “ZywOo” Herbaut

Best Game Direction
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
Half-Life: Alyx
The Last of Us Part II

Best Audio Design
Doom Eternal
Half-Life: Alyx
Ghosts of Tsushima
Resident Evil 3
The Last of Us Part 2

Games for Impact
If Found…
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
Spiritfarer
Tell Me Why
Through Darkest of Times

Best Indie Game
Carrion
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Hades
Spelunky 2
Spiritfarer

Best Debut Game
Carrion
Mortal Shell
Raji: An Acient Epic
Roki
Phasmophobia

Best Community Support
Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky
Valorant

Best VR/AR Game
Dreams
Half-Life: Alyx
Marvel’s Iron Man VR
Star Wars: Squadrons
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Innovation in Accessibility
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Grounded
Hyperdot
The Last of Us Part 2
Watch Dogs Legion

Best Action Game
Doom Eternal
Hades
Half-Life: Alyx
Nioh 2
Streets of Rage 4

Best Action/Adventure Game
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Ghosts of Tsushima
Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The Last of Us Part 2

Best RPG
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Genshin Impact
Persona 5 Royal
Wasteland 3
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Fighting Game
Granblue Fantasy: Versus
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[CL-R]

Best Family Game
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Minecraft Dungeons
Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Sim/Strategy Game
Crusader Kings 3
Desperados 3
Gears Tactics
Microsoft Flight Simulator
XCOM: Chimera Squad#

Best Sports/Racing Game
Dirt 5
F1 2020
FIFA 21
NBA 2K21
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Best Multiplayer Game
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Among Us
Call of Duty: Warzone
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Valorant

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21 comments

  1. Persona 5 Royal better win Best RPG- Atlus somehow made an incredible game even better (aside from the space dungeon). Shame it’s not a contender for GOTY. I don’t care which game wins that; I just want The Last of Us to lose.

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      1. No thanks to the timing of release + pandemic kicking off. Hardly deems it worthy of a win, especially if – at least in my case – it doesn’t hold many people’s attention over time. I dropped it this summer for other ventures.

        “Family Game” if it HAS to win anything.

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  2. It saddens me to see Origami King being snubbed from the best original music category and the art direction category.

    It takes once glance to notice how beautiful and intricate the world building is. No other game breathes life into arts and crafts as Origami King. As for the music it is hands down the best music in the history of the Paper Mario series, and that’s saying something.

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    1. I’d say the only category it has business being in is Innovation of Accessibility. It was kinda crap in every other way.

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      1. Fair enough. Although I do think that they should have restricted some of these features when playing on higher difficulties as it makes it easier to cheat.

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    2. For part two and the first, I honostly don’t see how innovative or amazing it is other than how good the story is, which frankly a lot of games have good stories or even better

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  3. Hades is in half of these and I hope it wins.

    It’s beautifully designed, had great art and sound, and is just fun.

    It’s kinda like the Celeste of this year, a beautifully designed indie that deserves to be among the best of the year.

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  4. I don’t think gaming ever really needed an award show like this, and there’s too much bias every year to take it seriously. Plus, these things are so highly subjective. Also, I have to wonder… how is Miles Morales part of this? It released after the cut off date, otherwise Demon’s Souls surely would’ve been in here too. Eh, not like it matters.

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