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The Game Awards 2020: we review the full list of nominations

It’s almost here! Those for some called the “Oscars of Videogames”, The Game Awards will take place on December 10, 2020 with a different format from the glamorous staging of previous editions. And it is that in this case this annual appointment this time it will have an online format, avoiding the large stages full of public around it, to become a live broadcast from various parts of the planet, specifically Los Angeles, London and Tokyo, and thus be able to count on the presence of some of the most important figures in the world of video games.

You are not one of the few who waits for this event only because of the exclusive announcements that may happen in it, because if you remember previous years we have had pleasant surprises, whatever your gaming platform. So yeah, we are looking forward to The Game Awards day for what could be featured… but also to meet the award winners!

Nintendo’s nominees at the Game Awards 2020

For this edition it must be said that there is not much presence of exclusive titles for the big N, and it is not surprising, since it has not been such a brilliant year in terms of number of releases, as on previous occasions. Reviewing nominations, the highlight is the presence of Animal Crossing: New Horizons as Game of the Year, where it has great competitors such as Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII REMAKE, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, and The Last of US: Part II, titles in themselves that have several nominations. Animal Crossing also competes with in Best Family Game, where we also find Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit and Paper Mario: The Origami King, and in Best Multiplayer Game, with tough competition as it faces Among Us, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fall Guys and Valorant. As a curiosity, we found the mobile version of Pokémon Cafe Mix, competing in the category of Best Mobile Game next to heavy weights like Among Us, Call of Duty Mobile or Genshin Impact.

As a final curiosity, we will comment that there are two categories that have 6 nominees, instead of the usual 5, we talk about Best Family Game, Best Action and Adventure Game. Then we leave you with the list, reminding you that you can vote on the official page of The Game Awards.

Game of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Doom Eternal Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Ghost of Tsushima Hades The Last of US: Part II

Best Direction

Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Ghost of Tsushima Hades Half-Life: ALYX The Last of US: Part II

Best Narrative

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Ghost of Tsushima Hades The Last of US: Part II

Best Art Direction

Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Ghost of Tsushima Hades Ori and the Will of the Wisps The Last of US: Part II

Best Music / Composition

Doom Eternal Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Hades Ori and the Will of the Wisps The Last of US: Part II

Better sound design

Doom Eternal Half-Life: ALYX Ghost of Tsushima Resident Evil 3 The Last of US: Part II

Best performance

Ashley Johnson as Ellie, in The Last of US: Part II Laura Bailey as Abbyen, in The Last of US: Part II Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai, in Ghost of Tsushima Logan Cunningham as Hades, in Hades Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, in Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best game with social impact or message

If found… Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition Spiritfarer Tell me Why Through the Darkest Times

Best game in progress

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

Best Indi Game

Carrion Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Hades Spelunky 2 Spiritfarer

Best Mobile Phone Game

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

Better community support

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

Best Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality Game

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

Best innovation in accessibility

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Grounded Hyperdot The Last of US: Part II Watch Dogs Legion

Best Action Game

Doom Eternal Hades Half-Life: ALYX Nioh 2 Street of Rage 4

Best Action and Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Ghost of Tsushima Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ori and the Will of the Wisps Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order The Last of US: Part II

Best Role Playing Game

Final Fantasy VII REMAKE Genshin Impact Persona 5 Royal Wasteland 3 Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Fighting Game

Granblue Fantasy: Versus Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Street Fighter V: Champion Edition One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late [cl-r]

Best Family Game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s about Time Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Minecraft Dungeons
Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Simulation / Strategy Game

Crushader Kings III Desperados III Gears Tactics Microsoft Flight Simulator XCOM. Chimera Squad

See also

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Best Sports or Racing Game

Dirt 5 F1 2020 FIFA 21 NBA 2K21 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Best Multiplayer Game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Among Us Call of Duty: Warzone Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Valorant

Content Creator of the Year

Alanah Pearce Jay Ann Lopez Nickmercs TimTheTatman Valkyrae

Best Debut Game from an Independent Studio

Carrion Mortal Shell Raji: An Ancient Epic Röki Phasmophobia

Best Esports Player

Ian «Crimsix» Porter – Call of Duty Heo «ShowMaker» Su – League of Legends Kim «Canyon» Geon-bu – League of Legends Anthony «Shotzzy» Cuevas-Castro – Call of Duty Matthieu «Zywoo» Herbaut – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Best Esports Coach

Danny “Zonic” Sorensen – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park – Overwatch League Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann – League of Legends Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min – League of Legends Raymond “Rambo” Lussier – League of Legends

Best Esports Event

Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Call of Duty League of Championship 2020 – Call of Duty IEM Katowice 2020 – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive League of Legends World Championship 2020 – League of Legends Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020 – Overwatch League

Best Esports Game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Fortnite League of Legends Valorant

Best Esports Commentator

Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez Alex “Machine” Richardson Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere James “Dash” Patterson Jorien “Sheever” Van Der Heijden

Best Esports Team

Damwon Gaming – League of Legends Dallas Empire – Call of Duty G2 Esports – League of Legends San Francisco Shock – Overwatch League Team Secret – Dota 2