Well, it's been another outstanding year for first-class developers, and a not so bad year for smaller parties, too. But, in case you didn't catch The Game Awards the other night, then we'll be listing all winners from every category from the show. And, you're probably going to laugh at one in specific — as it drooled from the mouths of every person in the room at least a thousand times per minute. But we sort of expected that kind of reception, to be fair.
The Game Awards brought together an entire night of sneak previews of upcoming games (which we'll be touching base with on upcoming articles), as well as a whole heap of gaming goodies from 2020. But, putting the meat of the show at the forefront; it was all about the most-anticipated awards and the running for the many shiny titles. And there were quite a few to go around, too.
So, here is the list of winners from The Game Awards 2020. Try to see if you can clock the pattern.
- Game of the Year: The Last of Us: Part 2
- Game Direction: The Last of Us: Part 2
- Most Anticipated Game: Elden Ring
- Narrative: The Last of Us: Part 2
- Art Direction: Ghost of Tsushima
- Score and Music: Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Audio Design: The Last of Us: Part 2
- Performance: Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us: Part 2
- Games for Impact: Tell Me Why
- Ongoing Game: No Man's Sky
- Indie Game: Hades
- Debut Indie Game: Phasmophobia
- Mobile Game: Among Us
- Community Support: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
- VR/AR Game: Half-Life: Alyx
- Innovation in Accessibility: The Last of Us: Part 2
- Action Game: Hades
- Action/Adventure Game: The Last of Us: Part 2
- Player's Choice: Ghost of Tsushima
- Role-Playing Game: Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
- Family Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Sim/Strategy Game: Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Sports/Racing Game: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
- Multiplayer Game: Among Us
- Content Creator of the Year: Valkyrae
- Athlete: Heo ‘Showmaker' Su
- Coach: Danny ‘Zonic' Sorensen
- Event: League of Legends World Championship 2020
- Game: League of Legends
- Host: Eefje ‘Sjokz' Depoortere
- Team: G2 Esports
So, there you have it. Quite clearly The Last of Us: Part II was the favourite with a whopping seven awards. But, thankfully, Naughty Dog didn't steal the entire show — seeing as there were a few underdogs snatching a trophy or two, also. However, it does seem that the triple-A developer has indeed smashed the nail on the head again with another phenomenal performance. And, perhaps we'll see the third instalment at this rate? After all — the market is definitely frothing at the mouth for more.
Overall, it seems that a fair share of awards were dished up to deserving parties — and we couldn't ask for more. Every contender either got a slice of the pie or at least a serious bump in global reputation, and that's good enough in our books. Despite the madness of the global pandemic, we can't deny the fact that this year has introduced some absolutely beautiful works of art. From indie titles to blockbuster smash-hits; The Game Awards narrowed down the best of the best and crowned the titles accordingly. We only hope that 2021 will be a little bit more atmospheric — with less virtual nonsense.
From all of us at Gaming.net: thank you, and congratulations.