Game of the Year 2020? | The Game Awards Nominees Revealed

Cyberpunk 2077 Will No Longer Be Eligible For The Game Awards 2020

As 2020 draws to a close, the picks are now in for the best games and game makers of the year. Founder and host Geoff Keighley announced the nominations for The Game Awards via livestream on Tuesday, recognizing the highest tier of creative and technical excellence that the gaming community had to offer in 2020.

The Game Awards represent the opinions of “a diverse group of game developers, game players, and notable names from popular culture”; and while there are many important gaming award ceremonies, The Game Awards are arguable the biggest deal.

If you haven’t played all of the GOTY nominees below, and we definitely recommend you do, you can find them for discounted prices in the CDKeys store.

The Game Awards Nominees for 2020

The Game Awards 2020 nominees: The Last of Us Part 2, Hades lead the list - Polygon

Check out the full list of nominees below, including the biggest prize of Game of the Year. If you’re wondering which games have earned the coveted GOTY trophy at The Game Awards in recent history, the past 5 winners (in chronological order) have been: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, God of War, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Overwatch, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. If you’re interested, you can watch the full 2020 nomination announcement livestream right here.

Best Performance

  • Ashley Johnson, The Last of Us Part II
  • Laura Bailey, The Last of Us Part II
  • Daisuke Tsuji, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham, Hades
  • Nadji Jeter, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Best Multiplayer

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

Best Ongoing Game

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

Best Art Direction

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

Best Score/Music

  • DOOM Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Narrative

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

Best Independent Game

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

Best Mobile Game

  • Among Us
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Pokémon Café Mix

Best Esports Game

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

Best Esports Athlete

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

Best Game Direction

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • The Last of Us Part II

 

What’s your pick for Game of the Year 2020? Let us know in the comments below or on the CDKeys Facebook. Is your favorite game missing from the nominations? Let us know that too!

Follow the CDKeys blog page to keep up with the latest news and deals in our webstore.