The 2020 edition of The Game Awards was full of surprises, world premieres which aired live from Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo on December 10th without a live audience as we are accustomed to :(

Naughty Dog took away several awards including the coveted game of the year award, best direction, narrative, action/adventure game, audio design, and performance for Laura Bailey. Other big winners were Square Enix for the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Hades for the best indie game and action game. And the world was taken over by Among Us so it is no surprise it won the best multiplayer game and mobile game.

Enough of my rambling, check out the full list of winners in the specific categories below:

GAME OF THE YEAR

The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog (WINNER)
Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
Doom Eternal – id Software
Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix
Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch
Hades – Supergiant Games

BEST GAME DIRECTION

The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog (WINNER)
Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix
Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch
Hades – Supergiant Games
Half-Life Alyx – Valve

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

Elden Ring – From Software/Bandai Namco (WINNER)
Halo Infinite – 343/Xbox Game Studios
Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla Games/SIE
God of War Sequel – SIE Santa Monica/SIE
Resident Evil Village – Capcom
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel – Nintendo

NARRATIVE

The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)
13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades

ART DIRECTION

Ghost of Tsushima (WINNER)
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Hades
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The Last of Us Part II

SCORE & MUSIC

Final Fantasy VII Remake (WINNER)
Doom Eternal
Hades
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The Last of Us Part II

AUDIO DESIGN

Final Fantasy VII Remake (WINNER)
Doom Eternal
Half-Life: Alyx
Ghost of Tsushima
Resident Evil 3

PERFORMANCE

Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)
Ashley Johnson – Ellie, The Last of Us Part II
Daisuke Tsuji – Jin, Ghost of Tsushima
Logan Cunningham – Hades, Hades
Nadji Jeterm – Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

GAMES FOR IMPACT

Tell Me Why (WINNER)
If Found… Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
Spiritfarer
Through Darkest of Times

ONGOING GAME

No Man’s Sky (WINNER)
Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Call of Duty: Warzone
Fortnite

BEST INDIE GAME

Hades (WINNER)
Carrion
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Spelunky 2
Spiritfarer

DEBUT INDIE GAME

Phasmophobia (WINNER)
Carrion
Mortal Shell
Raji: An Acient Epic
Roki

MOBILE GAME

Among Us (WINNER)
Call of Duty Mobile
Genshin Impact
Legends of Runeterra
Pokémon Cafe Mix

COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (WINNER)
Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky
Valorant

VR/AR GAME

Half-Life: Alyx (WINNER)
Dreams
Marvel’s Iron Man VR
Star Wars: Squadrons
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY

The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
Grounded
Hyperdot
Watch Dogs Legion

ACTION GAME

Hades (WINNER)
Doom Eternal
Half-Life: Alyx
Nioh 2
Streets of Rage 4

Boris Bulj

Editor-In-Chief

With an unhealthy obsession with Coffee and Gaming, Boris uses his obsessions to fuel his passion for the gaming community. An avid fan of First Person Shooters, RPGs, if it's got explosions he's playing it. Most likely drinking coffee and playing an FPS right now :)