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The Game Awards 2020 Nominees

Full lineup of nominations for The Game Awards 2020 is revealed and some fan-favorite PS4 titles have taken over.

In retrospective, gaming industry has seen major ups and downs this year because of COVID-19 pandemic worldwide and studios worked under strict working conditions to meet deadlines, yet many of these games were delayed anyway.

Only weeks away from premiere, The Game Awards 2020 has revealed its lineup of nominees for various fields and PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from Naughty Dog is taking a lead among them all.

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The Game Awards 2020 Nominees


Nominees of all eligible categories are announced earlier today by TGA host Geoff Keighley and a full list of nominations is listed below.

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 Game Direction

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

Best Narrative

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

Best Art Direction

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

Best Score/Music

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

Best Audio Design

  • Doom Eternal
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Ghosts of Tsushima
  • Resident Evil 3 (2020)
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie (The Last of Us Part II)
  • Laura Bailey as Abby (The Last of Us Part II)
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai (Ghosts of Tsushima)
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades (Hades)
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales (Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales)

Games for Impact

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

Best Ongoing Game

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

Best Indie Game

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

Best Mobile Game

  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Pokémon Café Mix

Best Community Support

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

Innovation In Accessibility

  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • HyperDot
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Watch Dogs: Legion

Best VR/AR Game

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

Best Action Game

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

Best Action/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
  • 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 Strategy Game

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

Best Sports/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

Best Debut Game

  • CARRION
  • Mortal Shell
  • Raji: An Ancient Epic
  • Röki
  • Phasmophobia

Content Creator of the Year

  • Alanah Pearce
  • NickMercs
  • TimtheTatman
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • Valkyrae

Best eSports Game

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

Best eSports Player

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

Best eSports Coach

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

Best eSports Team

  • Dallas Empire
  • DAMWON Gaming
  • G2 Esports
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Secret

Best eSports Event

  • BLAST Premier: Spring E2020 European Finals
  • Call of Duty League Championship 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

Best eSports Host

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex "Machine" Richardson
  • Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • James "Dash" Patterson
  • Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden


Public voting for The Game Awards this year has already gone live now for fans to take part and cast vote for their favorite nominees from a range of sections including direction, indie debuts, narrative or even performance on official site.

The Game Awards 2020 will be streamed live across social media platforms or streaming sites like Facebook Live, Mixer, PlayStation Network, TikTok, Twitch, Twitter, Xbox Live and YouTube on December 10, 9:00 AM PT/12:00 PM EDT.

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