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The Game Awards 2020: Every Award Winner

Every single year, the gaming community comes together to celebrate the medium by showing off the best of the industry at The Game Awards. What we see includes everything from a multitude of world premieres and trailers to several musical performances. If you missed the winners from earlier today, then we have got you sorted!

Note that all category winners will be in bold.

Game of the Year

  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Review)
  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Review)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Review)
  • Hades
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best Score and Music

For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song, and/or licensed soundtrack.

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Review)
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Review)
FF7 Remake Game

Best Action/Adventure

For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle-solving.

  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Review)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Review)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Review)

Best Family

For the best game appropriate for family play, irrespective of genre or platform.

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time (Review)
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Debut Game

For the best debut game created by a new independent studio.

  • Carrion
  • Mortal Shell
  • Raji: An Ancient epic
  • Roki
  • Phasmophobia
Phasmophobia Game

Best Performance

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion, and/or performance capture.

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie, The Last of Us Part 2 (Review)
  • Laura Bailey as Abby, The Last of Us Part 2 (Review)
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai, Ghost of Tsushima (Review)
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Ongoing

Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.

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

Best Sports/Racing

For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.

  • DIRT 5
  • F1 2020 (Review)
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (Review)
Tony Hawk Game

Best VR/AR

For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.

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

Best Action

For the best game in the action genre-focused primarily on combat.

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

Best Art Direction

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Review)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Review)
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Review)
Ghost of Tsushima Game

Best Narrative

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (Review)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Review)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Review)
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Review)

Best Multiplayer

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre or platform.

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

Games for Impact

For a thought-provoking game with a pro-social meaning or message.

  • If found…
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Spiritfarer
  • Tell Me Why (Review)
  • Through The Darkest of Times
Tell Me why Game

Best Audio Design

Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.

Best Role-Playing Game

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (Review)
  • Genshin Impact
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon (Review)

Best Sim/Strategy

The best game focused on real-time or turn-based simulation or strategy gameplay, irrespective of platform.

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

Best Fighting

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

  • 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 Indie Game

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

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

Best Mobile Game

For the best game playable on a mobile device.

  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Legends of Runeterra 
  • Pokemon Cafe Mix
Among Us Game

Best Community Support

Recognizing a game for outstanding community support, transparency and responsiveness, inclusive of social media activity and game updates/patches.

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Valorant (Review)

Innovation in Accessibility

Recognizing software and/or hardware that is pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology, and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • Hyperdot
  • The Last of Us Part 2 (Review)
  • Watch Dogs Legion (Review)

Best Game Direction

This is awarded for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.

Best Esports Host

The best host or commentator of esports events (both in-venue and/or broadcast) in 2020, irrespective of game or language.

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

Best Esports Team

The award is for a specific esports team (not the full organization) and is judged on outstanding performance and conduct in 2020.

  • Damwon Gaming (LOL)
  • Dallas Empire (COD)
  • G2 Esports (LOL)
  • San Francisco Shock (OWL)
  • Team Secret (Dota2)

Best Esports Game

The game that has delivered the best overall esports experience to players (inclusive of tournaments, community support and content updates), irrespective of genre or platform.

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

Best Esports Event

Recognizing an event (across single or multiple days) that delivered a best-of-class experience for participants and the broadcast audience.

  • Blast Premier: Spring 2020 European Finals (CS:GO)
  • Call of Duty League Championship 2020
  • IEM Katowice 2020 (CS:GO)
  • League of Legends World Championship 2020
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals 2020
Game Awards Damwon

Best Esports Coach

The esports coach judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2020.

  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen (CS:GO)
  • Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park (OWL)
  • Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann (LOL)
  • Lee “Zefa” Jae-min (LOL)
  • Raymond “Rambo” Lussier (COD)

Best Esports Athlete

The esports athlete judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2020, irrespective of game.

  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter (COD)
  • Heo “Showmaker” Su (LOL)
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-Bu (LOL)
  • Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro (COD)
  • Matthieu “Zywoo” Herbaut (CS:GO)

Content Creator of the Year

For a streamer or content creator who has made an important and positive impact on the community in 2020.

  • Alanah Pearce
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • Nickmercs
  • Timthetatman
  • Valkyrae