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The Game Awards 2020: here’s the list of winners

Games have been announced, awards have been handed out, speeches have been made, musical performances have been done, and so much more. But, all things must come to an end. As of this article’s writing, The Game Awards 2020 have now come to a close, and we now know everyone who took home awards.

There had been plenty of Nintendo-related announcements this year, but the only first-party announcement was Sephiroth being confirmed for Smash Ultimate. Not only that, but Nintendo could only win one single award this year, a noteworthy decrease from previous years, and it was Animal Crossing: New Horizons for “Best Family Game”. The Last of Us Part II was the big winner this year, scoring many awards, including “Game of The Year”. The entire list of winners can be seen 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 Game Direction
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part II
Most Anticipated
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War sequel
  • Halo Infinite
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Breath of the Wild sequel
Players’ Voice
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • DOOM Eternal
  • Hades
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • The Last of Us Part II
Best Narrative
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (George Kamitani)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Kazushige Nojima, Motomu Toriyama, Hiroki Iwaki, Sachie Hirano)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Ian Ryan, Liz Albl, Patrick Downs, Jordan Lemos)
  • Hades (Greg Kasavin)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Neil Druckmann, Halley Gross)
Best Art Direction
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch/SIE)
  • Hades (Supergiant Games)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios/Xbox Game Studios)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/SIE)
Best Score and Music
  • DOOM Eternal (Mick Gordon)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu, Mitsuto Suzuki)
  • Hades (Darren Korb)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Gareth Coker)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Gustavo Santaolalla, Mac Quale)
Best Audio Design
  • DOOM Eternal (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch/SIE)
  • Resident Evil 3 (Capcom)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/SIE)
Best Performance
  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us Part II
  • Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us Part II
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Games for Impact
  • If Found … (DREAMFEEL/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition (Cardboard Computer/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)
  • Tell Me Why (Dontnod Entertainment/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Through the Darkest of Times (Paintbucket Games)
Best Ongoing Game
  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Call of Duty Warzone (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Best Independent Game
  • Carrion (Phobia Game Studio)
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic/Devolver)
  • Hades (Supergiant Games)
  • Spelunky 2 (Mossmouth)
  • Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus Games)
Best Mobile, Presented by LG WING, Powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon
  • Among Us (InnerSloth)
  • Call of Duty Mobile (TiMi Studios/Activision)
  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
  • Legends of Runeterra (Riot Games)
  • Pokémon Café Mix (Genius Sonority)
Best Community Support
  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic/Devolver)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Valorant (Riot Games)
Innovation in Accessibility
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Grounded (Obsidian/Xbox Game Studios)
  • HyperDot (Tribe Games)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/SIE)
  • Watch Dogs Legion (Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft)
Best VR/AR Game
  • Dreams (Media Molecule/SIE)
  • Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)
  • MARVEL’s Iron Man VR (Camoflaj/SIE)
  • STAR WARS: Squadrons (Motive Studios/EA)
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners (Skydance Interactive)
Best Action Game
  • DOOM Eternal (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Hades (Supergiant Games)
  • Half-Life: Alyx (Valve)
  • Nioh 2 (Team Ninja)
  • Streets of Rage 4 (DotEmu)
Best Action/Adventure Game
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch/SIE)
  • MARVEL’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studios/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Respawn/EA)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/SIE)
Best Role-Playing Game
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix)
  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
  • Persona 5 Royal (Atlus, P Studios)
  • Wasteland 3 (inXile Entertainment/Koch)
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio/Sega)
Best Fighting Game
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus (Arc System Works/Cygames)
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (NetherRealm Studios/WB Games)
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition (Dimps/Capcom)
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows (Spike Chunsoft/Bandai-Namco)
  • UNDER NIGHT IN-BIRTH Exe: Late[cl-r] (French Bread/Arc System Works)
Best Family Game
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (Toys for Bob/Activision)
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic/Devolver)
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Velan Studios/Nintendo)
  • Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang/Double Eleven/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
Best Sim/Strategy Game
  • Crusader Kings III (Paradox Development Studio/Paradox)
  • Desperados III (Mimimi Games/THQN)
  • Gears Tactics (Splash Damage/The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo/Xbox Game Studios)
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad (Firaxis/2K)
Best Sports/Racing Game
  • Dirt 5 (Codemasters Cheshire/Codemasters)
  • F1 2020 (Codemasters Birmingham /Codemasters)
  • FIFA 21 (EA Vancouver/EA Sports)
  • NBA 2K21 (Visual Concepts/2K)
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (Vicarious Visions/Activision)
Best Multiplayer Game
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo)
  • Among Us (InnerSloth)
  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Infinity Ward/Raven/Activision)
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic/Devolver)
  • Valorant (Riot Games)
Best Debut Game
  • Carrion (Phobia Game Studio/Devolver)
  • Mortal Shell (Cold Symmetry/Playstack)
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic (Nodding Heads Games)
  • Röki (Polygon Treehouse/CI Games)
  • Phasmophobia (Kinetic Games)
Content Creator of the Year, Presented by Adobe
  • Alanah Pearce
  • NickMercs
  • TimtheTatman
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • Valkyrae
Best Esports Game
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Raven/Activision)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Valorant (Riot Games)
Best Esports Athlete
  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter / Call of Duty
  • Heo “Showmaker” Su / League of Legends
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu / League of Legends
  • Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro / Call of Duty
  • Matthieu “ZywOo” Herbaut / CS:GO
Best Esports Team
  • DAMWON Gaming / League of Legends
  • Dallas Empire / Call of Duty
  • San Francisco Shock / Overwatch League
  • G2 Esports / League of Legends
  • Team Secret / DOTA2
Best Esports Event
  • BLAST Premier: Spring E2020 European Finals (CS:GO)
  • Call of Duty League Championship 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020 (CS:GO)
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020
Best Esports Coach
  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen (Astralis, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Dae-hee “Crusty” Park (San Francisco Shock, Overwatch League)
  • Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann (G2 Esports, League of Legends)
  • Lee “Zefa” Jae-min (T1, League of Legends)
  • Raymond “rambo” Lussier (Dallas Empire, Call of Duty)
Best Esports Host
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden
  • Muchas gracias y un cordial saludo.

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16 comments

  1. TLOU2 took seven categories.

    Seven.

    What a joke. Same with Among Us winning Best Multiplayer. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the game a lot and love playing it with a regular group of friends, but it’s a 2018 game entered for 2020; that shouldn’t have qualified.

    1. I support Among Us, because it is an ongoing project.

      However, I DEFINITELY agree that TLOUP2 did not deserve all those awards…

      I think Animal Crossing deserved the award due to it selling as much as it did. It was integral to SO many people’s quarantine lives and it is an incredible game of significant quality and replay-ability.

      It was super disappointing to see Last of Us sweep the award show. Especially since the second one was lackluster compared to this new one, as many reviewers have stated.

      1. I honestly don’t see Anong Us other than a fad. Yes it went big but only last for a couple of months. AC was much deserving.

    1. Only 10% of the gaming community’s vote counts to the winners of categories.
      90% vote power belongs to companies, “journalists” and Influencers.
      So yea the community’s voice doesnt matter so much tht they made it a separate award called, “Player’s Voice” and Ghosts of Tsushima won by 2 to 1 compared to TLoU2.

  2. Call me a fangirl, but the only two games that were up for nomination this year that I was interested in seeing win any awards were either Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Paper Mario: The Origami King.

    I didn’t watch this year’s Game Awards, and tbh I am happy I didn’t. To me it seems like it would have been a MASSIVE waste of my time. I don’t care for Sephiroth (I am happy for those that are excited to play as him in Smash, but to me I never had any interest in FF, so it’s just meh.)

    I am happy for the people that enjoyed this year’s Game Awards, but I just wouldn’t have enjoyed it. I guess I am going to just wait for Nintendo to announce something big next year for me to get excited.

    1. Probably not the best analogy since it won Innovation in Accessibility.

      Or wait… maybe that’s the perfect analogy?

  3. ACNH winning just one award tells how rigged this Awards show is.

    The Last of Us is the most overrated game ever. It is like how Beyoncé is overrated in music award shows.

  4. I’m glad Naughtydog won the show and exposed Nintendo for what they are,a lazy shell of there former self,not moving with the times and not innovating, Naugtydog gave us a new genre and a new ip each generation starting with PS1 they gave us Crash,PS2 they gave us Jak,PS3 they gave us Uncharted and TLOU,PS4 they gave us TLOUS2 (being the first time the didn’t give us a new IP in a new gen) whereas Nintendo
    Nes=Mario and Zelda
    SNES=MARIO AND zelda
    N64= More Mario and Zelda
    GC,Wii,WiiU and Switch =same and the previous generations,Nintendo always played it safe and it became worse when Iwata took the reigns and is worse with the new fat chubby pokemon lookalike president ,this generation Nintendo are going to see flames,2021 the hype for switch will come to an end and support will dry up when dev’s start focusing on Ps5 and XBX

    1. Haters gonna hate huh? If only Mario and Zelda then why are you so afraid? 2021-2022 Switch exclusive lineup better than others. Keep waiting 4 years for the next naughty dog game and follow Nintendo ;)

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