The Game Awards is one of the grandest laurels a video game can accomplish, and this year, it was produced and hosted by Geoff Keighley on December 10, 2020, and got broadcasted virtually from different locations because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The show this year got stolen by The Last of Us Part II, which got accoladed with Game of the Year, best direction, narrative, action/adventure game, audio design, innovation in the field of accessibility, and performance awards.

Other winners comprised the Final Fantasy VII Remake, Among Us, Hades, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and several others.

In this article, you will look at all the most creative games that received an award during The Game Awards 2020 and also at all the game trailers as-well-as exclusive content that got revealed at the event.


A Recap of the Game Awards 2020

Charms got added to the awards show by musical performances from Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

There were notable appearances from special guests such as Brie Larson, Gal Gadot, John David Washington, JackSepticEye, Keanu Reeves, Tom Holland, Troy Baker, some others, and Christopher Nolan, who revealed the final award.

Here is a complete list of the game awards 2020 nominees and the game awards winners -

Game of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo

Hades – Supergiant Games

Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix

Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch

Doom Eternal – id Software

Winner - The Last of Us Part II

The Last of Us II - Source

Game Direction

Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix

Half-Life Alyx – Valve

Hades – Supergiant Games

Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch

Winner - The Last of Us Part II

Most Anticipated Game

Halo Infinite – 343/Xbox Game Studios

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel – Nintendo

Resident Evil Village – Capcom

God of War Sequel – SIE Santa Monica

Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla Games/SIE

Winner - Elden Ring – From Software/Bandai Namco


13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim


Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ghost of Tsushima

Winner - The Last of Us Part II

Art Direction

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The Last of Us Part II

Ori and the Will of the Wisps


Winner - Ghost of Tsushima

Ghost of Tsushima - Source

Score and Music

Doom Eternal

Ori and the Will of the Wisps


The Last of Us Part II

Winner - Final Fantasy VII Remake

Audio Design

Doom Eternal

Ghost of Tsushima

Resident Evil 3

Half-Life: Alyx

Winner - The Last of Us Part II

Acting Performance

Ashley Johnson – Ellie, The Last of Us Part II

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

Ghost of Tsushima, Daisuke Tsuji – Jin

Logan Cunningham – Hades, Hades

Winner - Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part II

Games for Impact

If Found…


Through Darkest of Times

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

Winner - Tell Me Why

Ongoing Game

Apex Legends

Call of Duty: Warzone

Destiny 2


Winner - No Man’s Sky


Indie Game


Spelunky 2


Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Winner - Hades

Debut Indie Game


Raji: An Ancient Epic


Mortal Shell

Winner - Phasmophobia


Mobile Game

Call of Duty Mobile

Pokémon Cafe Mix

Legends of Runeterra

Genshin Impact

Winner - Among Us

Community Support

Apex Legends

Destiny 2


No Man’s Sky


Winner - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

VR/AR Game


Marvel’s Iron Man VR

Star Wars: Squadrons

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Winner - Half-Life: Alyx

Innovation in Accessibility

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla



Watch Dogs Legion

Winner - The Last of Us Part II

Action Game

Doom Eternal

Streets of Rage 4

Nioh 2

Half-Life: Alyx

Winner - Hades

Action/Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Ghost of Tsushima

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

Winner - The Last of Us Part II



Genshin Impact

Persona 5 Royal

Wasteland 3

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Winner - Final Fantasy VII Remake

Fighting Game

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

Under Night In-Birth

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

Winner - Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Family Game

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Minecraft Dungeons

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Paper Mario: The Origami King

Winner - Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Sim/Strategy Game

Crusader Kings 3

XCOM: Chimera Squad#

Gears Tactics

Desperados 3

Winner - Microsoft Flight Simulator

Sports/Racing Game

Dirt 5

F1 2020


NBA 2K21

Winner - Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Multiplayer Game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout


Call of Duty: Warzone

Winner - Among Us


Content Creator of the Year

Alanah Pearce



Jay Ann Lopez

Winner - Valkyrae

Esports Athlete

Ian “Crimsix” Porter

Kim “Canyon” Geon-Bu

Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro

Matthieu “Zywoo” Herbaut

Winner - Heo “Showmaker” Su

Esports Coach

Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park

Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann

Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min

Raymond “Rambo” Lussier

Winner - Danny “Zonic” Sorensen

Esports Event

Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals

Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020

IEM Katowice 2020

Call of Duty League Championship 2020

Winner - League of Legends World Championship 2020

Esports Game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive


Winner - League of Legends

Esports Host

Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez

James “Dash” Patterson

Alex “Machine” Richardson

Jorien “Sheever” Van der Heijden

Winner - Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

Best Esports Team

Damwon Gaming

Team Secret

San Francisco Shock

Dallas Empire

Winner - G2 Esports

The Significance of The Game Awards

The previous year, Microsoft revealed the first look at The Xbox Series X console, which was not anticipated by any gaming enthusiast.

In 2014, the world premiere of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild got revealed before it arrived on the Nintendo Switch. The year 2020 ended on a grandiose note with a tease of an upcoming Mass Effect game.

The audience also witnessed new Super Smash Bros Ultimate fighters; however, the people did not get a Spider-Man 3 movie teaser, a Halo Infinite gameplay trailer, or an Uncharted 5 debut trailer (Source).

Final Words

The Game Awards 2020 was a massive hit amongst gamers, where the game, The Last of Us Part II, received the highest number of awards with seven, the greatest in the history of the show, including Game of the Year.

Video games like The Last of Us Part II, Hades, Doom Eternal, Fall Guys, and many others received multiple nominations, with The Last of Us Part II, Among Us, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, and Hades being the only games to have won multiple awards.