All the Awards, Announcements, And Surprises at The Game Awards 2020

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The Game Awards has always been a venue to celebrate gaming’s best moments in the year while looking forward to years beyond. The Game Awards 2020 was no different, with several big announcements interspersed between the award winners.

Below, you’ll find the highlights of the announcements and at the bottom, the nominees and winners (winners in bold) for each of the categories.

Without further ado, here’s everything that happened at The Game Awards 2020!

Sephiroth for Smash 

It was previously announced that a new DLC character would be revealed for Smash Ultimate at the Game Awards, but few (if any) expected it to be the villain from Final Fantasy VII Sephiroth! Sephiroth joins Cloud as the only representatives from the Final Fantasy series, but both are some of the most iconic. Sephiroth will release sometime this month, with a Sakurai Presents scheduled for 12/17.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 3 

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout started as a summer phenomenon, quickly taking advantage of their explosive popularity. Season 1 of the game introduced players to its game show take on battle royale mechanics, with Season 2 adding a more medieval theme to it. Revealed at The Game Awards is Season 3 for the game, with winter themes, games, costumes, and emotes. This is all coming fairly soon on December 15th.

Among Us 

Among Us took home two awards, Best Multiplayer and Best Mobile Game Award, but the team is certainly not content with settling. They revealed a new map called The Airship. As the name suggests, players will be placed on an airship as they seek out imposters. New tasks and different movement options are based on the airship theme. Additionally, there are new kill animations and places to spawn post-meeting. Finally, they put in a Geoff Keighley-inspired mask in the game.


Fortnite Season 5 recently started, its theme being hunting across the multiverse. Given its theme, Fortnite has become somewhat of a gaming cross-over, with Kratos and the Mandalorian joining as costumes. Three characters, Master Chief from Halo, and Daryl Dixon/Michonne from The Walking Dead, join the Fortnite universe. Additionally, a Capture the Flag mode on a classic Halo map will be added.

All other games announced or shown include:

  • Loop Hero
  • Tchia
  • Sea of Solitude: The Director’s Cut (for the Nintendo Switch)
  • Shady Part of Me
  • Myst (for VR)
  • NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139…
  • Century: Age of Ashes
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Scavengers (PC Closed Beta)
  • Perfect Dark
  • Hood: Outlaws & Legends
  • The Calisto Protocol
  • Warhammer 40K: Dark Tide
  • Open Roads
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
  • Dragon Age
  • Endless Dungeon
  • Crimson Desert
  • Overcooked: All You Can Eat Swedish Chef
  • Warframe
  • Season
  • ARK 2 (starring Vin Diesel)
  • ARK: The Animated Series
  • Odyssey: Elite Dangerous
  • Outriders
  • I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch
  • Evil Dead: The Game
  • Ghosts n’ Goblins: Resurrection
  • Capcom Arcade Stadium
  • Returnal
  • Rogue Company
  • Super Meat Boy Forever
  • Road 96
  • It Takes Two
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Gates of Oblivion
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • Monster Hunter: Rise (Demo Available January 2021)
  • Evil West
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Thunder: Tier One
  • Just Cause: Mobile
  • Ruined King: A League of Legends Story
  • Humankind
  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
  • Mass Effect

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
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life Alyx
  • 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, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Marvel: Spider-Man Miles Morales

Best Multiplayer Game

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

Best Ongoing Game

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

Best Art Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII REMAKE
  • Ghost 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
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Resident Evil 3
  • The Last of Us Part II

Innovation in Accesibility

  • Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • Hyper|dot
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Watch Dogs Legions

Best Narrative

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

Games for Impact

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

Best Independent 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

Best Debut Indie Game

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

Best VR/AR Game

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

Content Creator of the Year

  • Alanah Pearce
  • Jay-Ann Lopez
  • Nickmercs
  • TimTheTatMan
  • Valkyrae

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

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • DiRT 5
  • F1 2020
  • FIFA21
  • NBA2k21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Best Esports Game

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

Best Esports Athlete

  • Crimsix
  • Showmaker
  • Canyon
  • Shotzzy
  • Zywoo

Best Esports Team

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

Best Esports Coach

  • Zefa
  • Zonic
  • Crusty
  • Rambo
  • Grabbz

Best Esports Event

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

Best Esports Host

  • Sjokz
  • Machine
  • Goldenboy
  • Dash
  • Sheever

Most Anticipated Game

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Sequel
  • Halo Infinite
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Resident Evil Village
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel

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