The Game Awards 2020 Nominees

Game of the Year nominees for 2020 were announced on November 18th, 2020. There were 6 candidates, titles included Animal Crossing, New Horizons, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost Of Tsushima, Hades, and The Last of Us Part 2. The Last of Us Part 2 is nominated for up to 10 awards, while the other five titles had nominations in multiple other categories. Overall, 75 games were nominated in 23 categories. Sony being the most nominated publisher with 22 titles, came close to breaking the record with Nintendo receiving 23 nominations in 2017.

The Game of The Year Awards air on December 10th, 2020 on several live streaming services. This year’s show will be all virtual due to COVID restrictions.

Other categories and their nominees include:


Game of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo

Doom Eternal – id Software

Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix

Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch

The Last of Us Part 2 – Naughty Dog


Best Narrative

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ghost of Tsushima


The Last of Us Part 2


Best Game Direction

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ghost of Tsushima


Half-Life Alyx

The Last of Us


Best Music

Doom Eternal

Final Fantasy VII Remakes


Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The Last of Us Part 2


Best Audio Design

Doom Eternal

Half-Life: Alyx

Ghosts of Tsushima

Resident Evil 3

The Last of Us Part 2


Best Art Direction

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ghost of Tsushima


Ori and the Will of the Wisps

The Last of Us Part 2

Best Performance

Ashley Johnson – Ellie, The Last of Us Part 2

Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part 2

Daisuke Tsuji – Jin, Ghost of Tsushima

Logan Cunningham – Hades, Hades

Nadji Jeterm – Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales


Games for Impact

If Found…

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition


Tell Me Why

Through Darkest of Times


Best Ongoing Game

Apex Legends

Destiny 2

Call of Duty: Warzone

No Man’s Sky


Best Indie Game


Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout


Spelunky 2



Best Debut Game


Mortal Shell

Raji: An Ancient Epic




Best Mobile Game

Among Us

Call of Duty Mobil

Genshin Impact

Legends of Runeterra

Pokemon Café Mix


Best Community Support

Apex Legends

Destiny 2

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout


No Man’s Sky



Best VR/AR Game


Half-Life: Alyx

Marvel’s Iron Man VR

Star Wars: Squadrons

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners


Innovation in Accessibility

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla



The Last of Us Part 2

Watch Dogs Legion


Best Action Game

Doom Eternal


Half-Life: Alyx

Nioh 2

Streets of Rage 4


Best Action/Adventure

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 2


Best RPG

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 Sim/Strategy Game

Crusader Kings 3

Desperados 3

Gear Tactics

Microsoft Flight Simulator

XCOM: Chimera Squad#


Best Sports/Racing Game

Dirt 5

F1 2020


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



Content Creator of the Year

Alanah Pearce

Jay Ann Lopez





Best Esports Athlete

Ian “Crimsix” Porter

Heo “Showmaker” Su

Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro

Matthieu “Zywoo” Herbaut


Best Esports Coach

Danny “Zonic” Sorenson

Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park

Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann

Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min

Raymond “Rambo” Lussier


Best Esports Events

Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals

Call of Duty League Championship 2020

IEM Katowice 2020

League of Legends World Championship 2020

Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020


Best Esports Game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


League of Legends



Best Esports Host

Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez

Alex “Machine” Richardson

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

James “Dash” Patterson

Jorien “Sheever” Van der Heijden


Best Esports Team

Damwon Gaming

Dallas Empire

G2 Esports

San Francisco Shock

Team Secret

Post Author: Savannah Nelson

I'm Savannah Nelson, and I have been playing video games since I can remember. Some of my fondest memories are staying up late with my dad and friends to play video games all night. There is nothing better than getting lost in another world with a great story.

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