Game Awards 2020 Winners and Announcements RECAP


2020 is coming to a close, and while this year has in many ways been absolutely awful, it has some silver linings in the gaming world. We have seen the standardization of streaming versions of far away events bringing even more people to certain content that was sometimes locked away to a distant city. It has given us next generation technology and consoles, and this year, like each year moves the needle forward for engaging, immersive, and beautiful GAMES.


This article contains first the winners of the various awards and their fellow nominees, and second will list all the amazing game announcements. To be clear, this is a GI news recap of the Game Awards event. The winners and nominees were selected for the Game Awards, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Game Infinite and is independent of our own annual end of year lists. Later in the December and January, we will do our own end of year celebratory content and awards.



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2020 GAME AWARDS - AWARDS, NOMINEES, AND WINNERS (IN BOLD)

Game of the Year

  • The Last of Us Part 2

  • Doom Eternal

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake

  • Ghost of Tsushima

  • Hades

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best Score and Music

  • Doom Eternal

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake

  • Hades

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Action/Adventure

  • The Last of Us Part 2

  • 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

Best Family

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

  • Minecraft Dungeons

  • Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best Debut Game

  • Carrion

  • Mortal Shell

  • Raji: An Ancient epic

  • Roki

  • Phasmophobia

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

  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales, Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends

  • Destiny 2

  • Call of Duty: Warzone

  • Fortnite

  • No Man's Sky

This was by far the most hilarious moment in the entire event. No one was more surprised on the win as No Man's Sky's Sean Murray. When the announcement occurred and the camera shifted to his video, he was mid-sip of his drink, with the most genuine surprised look on his face. His look and reaction was priceless as he in no way expected to win. He even jokingly commented that "Fortnite always wins". It was a super funny moment that is worth a watch.


Best Sports/Racing

  • DIRT 5

  • F1 2020

  • FIFA 21

  • NBA 2K21

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2

Best VR/AR

  • Dreams

  • Half-Life: Alyx

  • Marvel's Iron Man VR

  • Star Wars: Squadrons

  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Best Action

  • Doom Eternal

  • Hades

  • Half-Life: Alyx

  • Nioh 2

  • Streets of Rage 4

Best Art Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake

  • Ghost of Tsushima

  • Hades

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps

  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Narrative

  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake

  • Ghost of Tsushima

  • Hades

  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Multiplayer

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Among Us

  • Call of Duty: Warzone

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

  • Valorant

Games for Impact

  • If found...

  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition

  • Spiritfarer

  • Tell Me Why

  • Through The Darkest of Times

Best Audio Design

  • Doom Eternal

  • Half-Life: Alyx

  • Ghost of Tsushima

  • Resident Evil 3

  • The Last of Us Part 2

Best Role Playing Game

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake

  • Genshin Impact

  • Persona 5 Royal

  • Wasteland 3

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Sim/Strategy