Winners to Be Announced in Livestream on December 10th
As we rapidly approach the end of the year, we get the opportunity to take a look back at this year and all it has to offer. Most of which… isn’t great. Let’s be honest, 2020 has been a rough year for the world at large. However, pandemic and all aside, 2020 has given us plenty to be grateful for–in particular, games. No, I’m just talking about the games that released this year, though there are plenty of great ones and we will get to that, but 2020 has given us something even better than games, time. A positive outcome of an otherwise terrible situation is that the pandemic has allowed people the time and incentive to play games. Whether you are a regular gamer who has had even more time to play, or someone who hasn’t played a game in years, people have been playing everything from Animal Crossing: New Horizons to Among Us.
Now, we to look back at the games that shaped 2020 and celebrate them and their achievements with the announcement of the 2020 Game Awards Nominees. This year’s nominees were announced earlier today in a livestream broadcast hosted by Geoff Keighley. While you can find a full list of all awards and nominees here, let’s go over a few highlights.
While other games appear in multiple categories, these titles in particular appear in an especially large number with some appearing in as many as nine categories.
Take Hades for example. An rogue-like hack and slash by indie developer, Supergiant. Hades is nominated for a total of eight awards including Best Indie, Best Action, Best Narrative and Best Game Direction.
Some other categories included in this year’s show include Best Debut Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Community Support, Best Esports Team, Games for Impact, and the all new Innovation in Accessibility Award.
Finally, let’s go over the category we’re all dying to hear about. The Game of the Year nominees are:
–Final Fantasy VII Remake
–Ghost of Tsushima
–Animal Crossing: New Horizons
–The Last of Us Part II
Who do you want to win Game of the Year? Go place your vote for each of the thirty categories right here.