The Game Awards 2020: Every Award Winner

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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

Best Score and Music

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


Best Action/Adventure

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

Best Family

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

Best Debut Game

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


Best Performance

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

Best Ongoing

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

Best Sports/Racing

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

Best VR/AR

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

Best Action

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

Best Art Direction

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

Best Narrative

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

Best Multiplayer

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

Games for Impact

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


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.

Best Sim/Strategy

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


Best Fighting

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

Best Indie Game

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

Best Mobile Game

For the best game playable on a mobile device.


Best Community Support

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

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.

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.

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.


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.

Best Esports Event

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


Best Esports Coach

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

Best Esports Athlete

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

Content Creator of the Year

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


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