The Game Awards 2020 Nominees and Our Picks

The 2020 Game Awards nominees are in! This year is difficult, with many prominent titles being postponed out of the nomination entry window. Nevertheless, the 2020 class has some real greatness that deserves to be recognized. Here are the nominees and our picks for winners:

Game of the Year

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizon
  • The Last of Us Part II

Our Pick: Ghost of Tsushima

Best Game Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part II

Our Pick: The Last of Us Part II

Best Narrative

  • 13 Sentinels: Aefis Rim
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part II

Our Pick: Ghost of Tsushima

Best Art Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part II

Our Pick: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Best Score and Music

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part II

Our Pick: Hades

Best Audio Design

  • Doom Eternal
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Resident Evil 3
  • The Last of Us Part II

Our Pick: Doom Eternal

Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie
  • Laura Bailey as Abby
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades
  • Nadj Jeter as Miles Morales

Our Pick: Laura Bailey as Abby

Games of Impact

  • If Found…
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Spiritfarer
  • Tell Me Why
  • Through the Darkest of Times

Our Pick: Spiritfarer

Best Ongoing

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

Our Pick: Fortnite

Best Indie

  • Carrion
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Hades
  • Spelunky 2
  • Spiritfarer

Our Pick: Hades

Best Mobile Game

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

Our Pick: Genshin Impact

Best Community Support

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

Our Pick: Destiny 2

Best VR/AR

  • Dreams
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

Our Pick: Half-Life: Alyx

Innovation on Accessibility

  • Assassin’s Crees: Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • Hyperdot
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Our Pick: Grounded

Best Action

  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Nioh 2
  • Streets of Rage 4

Our Pick: Hades

Best Action/Adventure

  • Assassin’s Crees: 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

Our Pick: Ghost of Tsushima

Best Role Playing

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

Our Pick: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Best Fighter

  • 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

Our Pick: Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Best Family

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

Our Pick: Animal Crossing: New Horizon

Best Sim/Strategy

  • Crusader Kings III
  • Desperados III
  • Gears Tactics
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad

Our Pick: Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best Sports/Racing

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

Our Pick: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 and 2

Best Multiplayer

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

Our Pick: Call of Duty: Warzone

Content Creator of the Year

  • Alanah Peace
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • Nickmercs
  • TimTheTatman
  • Valkyrie

Our Pick: TimTheTatman

Best Debut Game

  • Carrion
  • Mortal Shell
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic
  • Roki
  • Phasmophobia

Our Pick: Phasmophobia

Best eSports Athlete

  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter
  • Heo “Showmaker” Su
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-Bu
  • Anthony “Shortzzy” Cuevas-Castro
  • Matthieu “Zywoo” Herbaut

Our Pick: Kim “Canyon” Geon-Bu

Best eSports Coach

  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen
  • Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park
  • Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann
  • Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min
  • Raymond “Rambo” Lussier

Our Pick: Danny “Zonic” Sorensen

Best eSports Event

  • Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals
  • Call of Duty League Championship
  • IEM Katowice 2020
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

Our Pick: Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

Best eSports Game

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

Our Pick: CS:GO

Best eSports Host

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

Best eSports Team

  • Damwon Gaming
  • Dallas Empire
  • G2 eSports
  • San Fransico Shock
  • Team Secret

Our Pick: San Fransico Shock

You can vote for your favotites here!

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