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The Game Awards 2020 with Full Winners List

The 2020 Game Awards honoured the best video games of the year and also rendered several surprising announcements, varying from long-awaited sequels to famous games with valuable additions. The event was virtually organized this year owing to the prevailing coronavirus-induced pandemic.

A future Mass Effect title, a new Among Us map, and two iconic characters to be added to Super Smash Bros. are the most prominent among the recent updates. Additionally, a trailer for the much anticipated PS5 game, Returnal, was also unveiled by Sony.

The title promises to merge sci-fi and psychological horror in a unique combination that could set the game apart from other games in the coming year while retaining traditional action-shooter gameplay. On March 19, 2021, Returnal is expected to be released.

Furthermore, for the first time, the iconic sandbox action-adventure is expected to have a mobile game of its own, which also promises multiplayer and co-op mode. Lastly, in the summer of 2021, Microsoft revealed that Flight Simulator would arrive on the Xbox Series S/X with the same level of depth as its PC version. It will be fascinating to see how on the next-gen console, the game, which taxes even the most high-end PCs, fares.

Respective winners at The Game Awards 2020

    • Game of the Year: The Last of Us Part 2
    • Best Mobile Game: Among Us
    • Best Action Game: Hades
    • Best Action/Adventure Game: The Last of Us Part 2
    • Best Role-Playing Game: Final Fantasy VII Remake
    • Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
    • Best Sports/Racing Game: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
    • Best Multiplayer Game: Among Us
    • Best Sim/Strategy Game: Microsoft Flight Simulator
    • Best Game for Impact: Tell Me Why
    • Best Indie Game: Hades
    • Best Debut Game: Phasmophobia
    • Best Ongoing Game: No Man’s Sky
    • Best VR/AR Game: Half-Life: Alyx
    • Best Family Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best games in different categories

    • Best Game Direction: The Last of Us Part 2
    • Best Art Direction: Ghost of Tsushima
    • Best Narrative: The Last of Us Part 2
    • Best Original Score: Final Fantasy VII Remake
    • Best Sound Design: The Last of Us Part 2
    • Innovation in Accessibility: The Last of Us Part 2
    • Best Community Support: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Respective winners behind the gaming industry: People and Personalities

    • Best In-Game Performance: Laura Bailey as Abby in The Last of Us Part 2
    • Content Creator of the Year: Valkyrae
    • Best Esports Game: League of Legends
    • Best Esports Event: League of Legends World Championship 2020
    • Best Esports Team: G2 Esports
    • Best Esports Athlete: Heo ‘Showmaker’ Su
    • Best Esports Coach: Danny ‘Zoric’ Sorensen
    • Best Esports Host: Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere