The winners of The Game Awards 2020 have been announced. As is the practice now several game updates, trailer premieres and most notably, the list of winners across various categories were seen at the digitally held Game Awards 2020 convention.
The Last of Us 2 was the biggest recipient of the world’s biggest gaming awards, bringing home six honors in major categories, including the Game of the Year’s ultimate title.
Indie title Hades, which won the best indie game award as well as the best action game title, was also among the other big winners. Raji: An Ancient Epic, the first console game made in India, earned a nomination as one of the finalists in the category of best debut game, but lost out to Kinetic’s Phasmophobia, the UK-based indie studio.
Winners and Other Updates
On huge 4K, showcasing the biggest games this year the Game Awards 2020 presented their live stream in the highest possible resolution. The awards ceremony took place through the Zoom video conference, which also included guest stars Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, Keanu Reeves, and John David Washington of Tenet to present awards and new game trailers.
Early winners have already emerged, bagging the Best Action Adventure and Best Plot with Naughty Dog’s “The Last of Us Part II”. Previously, in The Golden Joystick Awards, “The Last of Us Part II” bagged Ultimate Year of the Game, giving Naughty Dog several more awards, such as Best Audio, Storytelling, and more.
The Best Family Game of 2020 has been bagged by Nintendo Switch’s most successful simulation game, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, with its kid-friendly content that encourages island treatment. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout”Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout”
On the other hand, “Phasmaphobia” is taking home the 2020 Best Debut Game, beating other nominees with its horror-centered genre, which this year became a big success.
The Game Awards 2020 also debuts a classic Nintendo 64 game remake, “Perfect Dark,” with its outstanding run on the Microsoft Xbox console. Epic Games’ “Warframe” is also published today, on the night of the awards. By June 22, 2021, other new games, including Valve Corporation’s “Back 4 Blood” from the “Left 4 Dead” series, will be released.
Full List: Best Games of 2020
The biggest games awarded by 2020, and their respective winners at the 2020 Game Awards, are as follows:
- Game of the Year: The Last of Us Part 2
- Best Mobile Game: Among Us
- Best Action Game: Hades
- Best Action/Adventure Game: The Last of Us Part 2
- Best Role-Playing Game: Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
- Best Sports/Racing Game: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
- Best Multiplayer Game: Among Us
- Best Sim/Strategy Game: Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Best Game for Impact: Tell Me Why
- Best Indie Game: Hades
- Best Debut Game: Phasmophobia
- Best Ongoing Game: No Man’s Sky
- Best VR/AR Game: Half-Life: Alyx
- Best Family Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Full list: Games with Best Graphics
The Game Awards 2020 also honored games, as every year, for technological and graphical accomplishments that made the titles what they are in addition to awarding the best games in various categories. The winners in these groups are:
- Best Game Direction: The Last of Us Part 2
- Best Art Direction: Ghost of Tsushima
- Best Narrative: The Last of Us Part 2
- Best Original Score: Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Best Sound Design: The Last of Us Part 2
- Innovation in Accessibility: The Last of Us Part 2
- Best Community Support: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Full list: Other awards
The Game Awards 2020 also honored individuals and personalities behind the gaming industry, as well as its current emphasis on esports, alongside the technological elements. On this note, the winners at last night’s showcase event in the folks and esports categories were:
- Best In-Game Performance: Laura Bailey as Abby in The Last of Us Part 2
- Content Creator of the Year: Valkyrae
- Best Esports Game: League of Legends
- Best Esports Event: League of Legends World Championship 2020
- Best Esports Team: G2 Esports
- Best Esports Athlete: Heo ‘Showmaker’ Su
- Best Esports Coach: Danny ‘Zoric’ Sorensen
- Best Esports Host: Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere