Why it matters: This year the sixth annual Game Awards Show just happened to coincide with the launch of Cyberpunk 2077. While CD Projekt Red’s epic RPG may end up being the biggest game released in 2020, it was just a bit too late to score a nomination.
The Last of Us Part II ended up as top dog at this year’s Game Awards, winning seven of its 10 nominations, including Game of the Year. No other game came even close to taking home that many awards. Second place in award count was a three-way tie between Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Hades, and Among Us with two awards each.
Final Fantasy 7 Remake won Best Score and Music and Best RPG. Hades took home both the Best Indie Game and Best Action Game awards. Among Us snagged victories for the Best Mobile Game and Best Multiplayer Game.
It is also worth mentioning the four-year-old title No Man’s Sky beat out Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Call of Duty: WarZone, and Fortnite for the Best Ongoing Game. Hello Games truly deserved this recognition as it has labored for the last four years to turn a dumpster fire into an experience worthy of hundreds of hours of gameplay. No Man’s Skay was also recognized with a nomination for Best Community Support but lost the trophy to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
If you’re itching to know the rest of the winner’s, we have recapped them below, or if you prefer, You can watch the show in-full above.
The Game Awards 2020 Winners
Game of the Year — The Last of Us Part II
Best Game Direction — The Last of Us Part II
Best Narrative — The Last of Us Part II
Best Art Direction — Ghost of Tsushima
Best Score And Music — Fantasy Fantasy 7 Remake
Best Audio Design — The Last of Us Part II
Best Performance — Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us Part II
Games For Impact — Tell Me Why
Best Ongoing — No Man’s Sky
Best Indie Game — Hades
Best Mobile Game — Among Us
Best Community Support — Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Innovation in Accessibility — The Last of Us Part II
Best VR/AR Game — Half-Life Alyx
Best Action Game — Hades
Best Action/Adventure Game — The Last of Us Part II
Best Role-Playing Game — Fantasy Fantasy 7 Remake
Best Fighting Game — Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Best Family Game — Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Best Sim/Strategy Game — Microsoft Flight Simulator Best Sports/Racing Game — Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
Best Multiplayer Game — Among Us
Best Debut Indie Game — Phasmophobia
Content Creator of the Year — Valkyrae
Best Esports Game — League of Legends
Best Esports Athlete — Heo “Showmaker” Su / League of Legends
Best Esports Team — G2 Esports / League of Legends
Best Esports Event — League of Legends World Championship 2020
Best Esports Host — Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
Those are your Game Awards winners for 2020. It will be interesting to see what 2021 holds. Although it’s way too early to predict, chances are good that Cyberpunk 2077 will be a top contender.