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The Game Awards 2020: these are the nominees for GOTY and other categories

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Despite the pandemic, The Game Awards 2020 will take place and fulfill its mission of celebrating the best that the video game industry has left us this year. Now, just under a month after the event takes place, the nominees for the Game of the Year (GOTY) award have been revealed, as well as other categories.

In this edition, the games that are nominated for Game of the Year are The Last of Us: Part II; DOOM Eternal; Final Fantasy VII: Remake; Animal Crossing: New Horizons; Ghost of Tsushima and Hades. As you can see, these are the games that have given the most talk in the last year due to their quality. So it is not surprising to see them on the list.

It is also striking that titles like The Last of Us: Part II. DOOM Eternal and Final Fantasy VII: Remake have the potential to be the big winners of the night. What we mean is that they are the titles that received the most nominations in this edition. We’ll see how many prizes they can take home or if they return empty-handed.

We leave you the list of nominees below:

Game of the year

The Last of Us: Part II (Naughty Dog / SIE) DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks) Final Fantasy VII: Remake (Square Enix) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch / SIE) Hades ( Supermaassive Gamees)

Best Game Direction

Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch / SIE) Hades (Supermassive Games) Half-Life: Alyx (Valve) The Last of Us: Part II (Naughty Dog / SIE)

Best Art Direction

Final Fantasy VII: Remake (Square Enix) Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch / SIE) Hades (Supermassive) Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studio / Xbox Game Studios) The Last of Us: Part II (Naughty Dog / SIE)

Best Game as a Service

Apex Legends (Respawnn / EA) Fortnite (Epic Games) Call of Duty Warzone (Infinity Ward / Activision) No Man’s Sky (Hello Games) Destiny 2 (Bungie)

Best multiplayer

Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo) Among Us (Innersloth) Call of Duty Warzone (Infinity Ward / Activision) Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic) VALORANT (Riot)

Best soundtrack

DOOM Eternal (id Software / Bethesda Softworks) Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) Hades (Supermassive) Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Moon Studio / Xbox Game Studio) The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / SIE)

Best narrative

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Vanillaware / ATLUS) Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix) Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch / SIE) Hades (Sueprmassive Gaames) The Last of Us: Part II (Naughty Dog / SIE)

Best Independent Game

Carrion (Phobia / Devolver Digital) Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Mediatonic) Hades (Supermassive) Spelunky 2 (Derek Yu / Mossmouth) Spiritfarer (Thunder Lotus)

Best performance

Ashley Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us: Part II Daisuke Tsuji as Jin in Ghost of Tsushimaa Laura Bailey as Abby in The Last of Us: Part II Logan Cunningham as Hades in Hades Naadji Jeter as Miles Morales in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best RPG

Final Fantasy VII Reemake (Square Enix) Genshin Impact (miHoYo) Persona 5 Royal (ATLUS) Wasateland 3 (InXile / Xbox Game Studios) Yakuza: Like a Dragon (SEGA)

Best Sports / Racing Game

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 (Vicarious Visions / Activision) NBa 2K21 (2K Sports) DiRT 5 (Codemasters) F1 2020 (Codemasters) FIFA 21 (EA)

Best Strategy Game

Crusader Kings III (Paradox Interactive) Desperados III (Mimimi Productions) Gears Tactics (Splash Damage / The Coaalition / Xbox Game Studios) Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo / Xbox Game Studios) XCOM: Chimera Squad (Firaxis Games / 2K Games) Wargroove (Chucklefish) )

Best Fighting Game

GranBlue Fantasy: Versus (Arc System Works / Cygames) Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (NetherRealm / WB Games) Street Fighter V (Capcom) One Punch Mann: A Hero Nobody Knows (Spike Shunsoft / Bandaii Namco) Under Night Inn-Birth Exe: Late [CL-R] (French Breaad / Arc System Works)

Best Mobile Game

Call of Duty: Mobile (Timi Studios / Activision) Among Us (Innersloth) Genshin Impact (miHoYo) Legends of Runeterra (Riot Games) Pokémon Café Mix (Genius Sonnority / The Pokémon Company)

Innovation in accessibility

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (Ubisoft) Grounded (Obsidian / Xbox Game Studios) Watch Dogs Legion (Ubisoft) The Last of Us: Part II (Naughty Dog / SIE) Hyperdot (Tribe Games)

Best esport game

Fortnite (Epic) League of Legends (Riot Games) VALORANT (Riot Games) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward / Activistion)

Best esports player

Ian “Crimsix” Porter Heo “Showmaker” Su Kim “Canyon” Geon-bu Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro Matthieu “ZywOo” Herbaut

Best content creator

Alanah Pearce Nick Mercs TimtheTatmaan Jay-Ann Lopez Valkyrae

What did you think of the list of nominees? What are your favorites for each of the categories? Tell us in the comments

The Game Awards 2020 will take place on December 10, 2020 in a broadcast from different parts of the world. You can learn more about this edition of the awards ceremony by clicking here.

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