Let them fight

The end of 2020 is not far away and the gaming community knows what that means, another Game of the Year contest is about to go down. For the uninitiated, every year the Game Awards picks 6 candidates to compete for the title of Game of the Year; these titles are the praised as the best of the best by critics and fans and are often used as a measuring stick for future games. Without further ado, lets look at our contestants courtesy of Geoff Keighley the host of the Game Awards:

While most people expected to see the likes of Ghost of Tsushima and Animal Crossing appear in the running for Game of the Year but Hades appearing on the list is surprising due to the GotY awards being a mostly triple A affair. A surprise yes, but a welcome one. I do have to ask however, where’s Half Life: Alyx huh?

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In addition to the GOTY award there are also several award categories yo can vote for as well, this awards and their nominees are as follows:

BEST GAME DIRECTION:

  • Final Fantasy 7: Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Last of Us Part 2

BEST NARRATIVE:

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Final Fantasy 7: Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • The Last of Us Part 2

BEST ART DIRECTION:

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2

BEST SCORE AND MUSIC:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part 2
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BEST AUDIO DESIGN:

  • Doom Eternal
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Resident Evil 3
  • The Last of Us Part 2

BEST PERFORMANCE:

  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie (The Last of Us Part 2)
  • Laura Bailey as Abby (The Last of Us Part 2)
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai (Ghost of Tsushima)
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades (Hades)
  • Madji Jeter as Miles Morales (Spider-man: Miles Morales)

 

 

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GAMES FOR IMPACT:

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

BEST ONGOING:

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

BEST INDIE:

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

BEST MOBILE GAME:

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

BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT:

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

BEST VR/AR:

  • Dreams
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Iron Man VR
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY:

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

BEST ACTION:

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

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE:

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

BEST ROLE PLAYING:

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake
  • Genshin Impact
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

BEST FIGHTING:

  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Street Fighter V
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late(CL-R)

BEST FAMILY:

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizon
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
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BEST SIM/STRATEGY:

  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Desperado 3
  • Gears Tactics
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad

BEST SPORTS/RACING:

  • Dirt 5
  • F1 2020
  • Fifa 21
  • NBA 2K21
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

BEST MULTIPLAYER:

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

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CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR:

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

BEST DEBUT GAME:

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

BEST ESPORTS ATHLETE:

  • Ian “Crimsix” Porter
  • Heo “Showmaker” Su
  • Kim “Canyon” Geon-Bu
  • Anthony “Shotzzy” Cuevas-Castro
  • Matthieu “Zywoo” Herbaut

BEST ESPORTS COACH:

  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen
  • Dae-Hee “Crusty” Park
  • Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann
  • Lee “Zefa” Jae-Min
  • Raymond “Rambo” Lussier

BEST ESPORTS EVENT:

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

BEST ESPORTS GAME:

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

BEST ESPORTS HOST:

  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Joriesn “Sheever” Van Der Heijden

BEST ESPORTS TEAM:

  • Damwon Gaming (League of Legends)
  • Dallas Empire (Call of Duty)
  • G2 ESports (League of Legends)
  • San Francisco Shock (Overwatch)
  • Team Secret (Dota 2)

If you want to see your favourite game win the title of Game of the Year make sure to head over to the Game Awards website and register your vote. Make sure to come back as we’ll share our votes for GOTY in due time.



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Conner B
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The resident Brit of Outerhaven, however, don't expect refinement from me as I swear like a sailor and I will die on the hill I chose to fight on.