The Game Awards 2020: The Last of Us Part II wins Game of the Year | list of winners
The Game Awards 2020 as it happened: winners and main announcements
The Last of Us Part II is the big winner of the night getting the next awards.
- Game of the Year
- Best Game Direction
- Best Narrative
- Best Performance
- Innovation in Accessibility
- Best Action/Adventure.
The Game Awards full list of winners
- Game of the Year -The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog
- Game Direction - The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog
- Most Anticipated Game - Elden Ring – From Software/Bandai Namco
- Narrative - The Last of Us Part II
- Art Direction - Ghost of Tsushima
- Score and Music - Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Audio Design - The Last of Us Part II
- Performance - Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part II
- Games for Impact - Tell Me Why
- Ongoing Game - No Man’s Sky
- Indie Game - Hades
- Debut Indie Game - Phasmophobia
- Mobile Game - Among Us
- Community Support - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
- VR/AR Game - Half-Life: Alyx
- Innovation in Accessibility - The Last of Us Part II
- Action Game - Hades
- Action/Adventure Game - The Last of Us Part II
- RPG - Final Fantasy VII Remake
- Fighting Game - Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
- Family Game - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Sim/Strategy Game - Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Sports/Racing Game - Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2
- Multiplayer Game - Among Us
- Content Creator of the Year - Valkyrae
- Esports Athlete - Heo “Showmaker” Su
- Esports Coach - Danny “Zonic” Sorensen
- Esports Event - League of Legends World Championship 2020
- Esports Game - League of Legends
- Esports Host - Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
- Esports Team - G2 Esports
The Last of Us Part II wins The Game of The Year 2020 award. Truly deserved
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Another award for The Last of Us Part II: Innovation in Accessibility. The display of such a wide variety of accessibility options is fairly rewarded.
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Best Art Direction - Ghost of Tsushima
Best Action Game - Hades
Best Sports/Racing Game - Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2
Most Anticipated Game - Elden Ring
Half-Life Alyx, absent in the main category despite the big impact it has had, gets the Best VR/AR game award
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Best Ongoing Game award goes for No Man's Sky. Sean Murray and its team are celebrating tonight. Many updates made the game evolves throughout the last years adding new mechanics and features such as mechas (for real) and much more.
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Brie Larson appears on stage to announce that Laura Bailey is winning the Best Performance for her role as Abby in The Last of Us Part II. A character that is already part of the history of the video games.
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Before the main show starts, The Game Awards 2020 has revealed another round of winners of several categories:
- Best Family Game - Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Best Community Support - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
- Best Debut Game - Phasmophobia
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The Last of Us Part II gets its first award of the night: Best Action Adventure Game. Beating titles such as Ghost of Tsushima or Assassin's Creed Valhalla
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The pre-show has already started and the first awards are on the way!
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Besides the awards, the event will also include world premieres, musical performances, and "of course a few surprises!"
Ghost of Tsushima has been one of the protagonists this week. The Sucker Punch's action-adventure game set in Japan in the late 13th century has won the popular player's vote already. This can be a good advantage towards getting the highest recognition since the organizing company states that "winners are determined by a blended vote between the voting jury (90%) and public fan voting (10%)".
What to expect from The Game Awards 2020?
The Game Awards 2020 will once again primarily celebrate the world of gaming. It’s an opportunity to reward the best titles and personalities from the industry across 30 categories voted for by more than 90 media outlets from all around the world. But the category which attracts the attention of most avid gamers is the Game of the Year award, the one that recognizes the industry's best title. This year, the six finalists are:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Doom Eternal
Final Fantasy VII Remake
-Ghost of Tsushima
- The Last of Us Part II
Check here the full list of all nominees on the rest of the categories.
The event will be broadcast via live streaming from international locations in Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo.
The event is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. with a 30 min pre-show featuring musical performances. After that, the ceremony hosted by Geoff Keighley (its creator) will take off and there will be some well-known faces among the presenters: the actors Tom Holland, Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, Keanu Reeves, and Josh David Washington as well as the world-acclaimed filmmaker, Christopher Nolan. And of course, the charismatic former president of Nintendo of America, Reggie Fils-Aime won't miss the date, among others.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of The Game Awards 2020. A highly anticipated event by the gaming community not just because it recognizes the best titles of the year but it’s also become known for being a platform for surprise announcements.