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The Last of Us Part II cleaned up pretty well at The Game Awards 2020

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HADES WAS ROBBED! Sorry I just had to get that out of my system. Critical Hit’s favourite game of the year may have only won two top nods at the Game Awards last night, but it was admittedly up against the stiffest of competition last night. In a year that saw no shortage of excellence, Naughty Dog’s tale of post-apocalyptic violence came out on top.

The Last of Us Part II walked away with a staggering seven wins from ten nominations, including the award for Game of the Year, Game Direction, Narrative, and more. The rest of the night also saw a few other upsets, with contenders such as DOOM Eternal, 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, and Spiritfarer losing out in categories that they were pegged to win.

Here’s the full list of winners from last night:

Game of the Year

  • The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog (WINNER)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo
  • Doom Eternal – id Software
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch
  • Hades – Supergiant Games

Game Direction

  • The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog (WINNER)
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch
  • Hades – Supergiant Games
  • Half-Life Alyx – Valve

Most Anticipated Game

  • Elden Ring – From Software/Bandai Namco (WINNER)
  • Halo Infinite – 343/Xbox Game Studios
  • Horizon Forbidden West – Guerrilla Games/SIE
  • God of War Sequel – SIE Santa Monica/SIE
  • Resident Evil Village – Capcom
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel – Nintendo


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

Art Direction

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

Score and Music

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (WINNER)
  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part II

Audio Design

  • The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)
  • Doom Eternal
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Resident Evil 3


  • Laura Bailey – Abby, The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)
  • Ashley Johnson – Ellie, The Last of Us Part II
  • Daisuke Tsuji – Jin, Ghost of Tsushima
  • Logan Cunningham – Hades, Hades
  • Nadji Jeterm – Miles Morales, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Games for Impact

  • Tell Me Why (WINNER)
  • If Found…
  • Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
  • Spiritfarer
  • Through Darkest of Times

Ongoing Game

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

Indie Game

  • Hades (WINNER)
  • Carrion
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Spelunky 2
  • Spiritfarer

Debut Indie Game

  • Phasmophobia (WINNER)
  • Carrion
  • Mortal Shell
  • Raji: An Acient Epic
  • Roki

Mobile Game

  • Among Us (WINNER)
  • Call of Duty Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Legends of Runeterra
  • Pokémon Cafe Mix

Community Support

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

VR/AR Game

  • Half-Life: Alyx (WINNER)
  • Dreams
  • Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Innovation in Accessibility

  • The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Grounded
  • Hyperdot
  • Watch Dogs Legion

Action Game

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

Action/Adventure Game

  • The Last of Us Part II (WINNER)
  • 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


  • Final Fantasy VII Remake (WINNER)
  • Genshin Impact
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Fighting Game

  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate (WINNER)
  • Granblue Fantasy: Versus
  • Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
  • Under Night In-Birth
  • Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

Family Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (WINNER)
  • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King

Sim/Strategy Game

  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (WINNER)
  • Crusader Kings 3
  • Desperados 3
  • Gears Tactics
  • XCOM: Chimera Squad#

Sports/Racing Game

  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 (WINNER)
  • Dirt 5
  • F1 2020
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21

Multiplayer Game

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

Content Creator of the Year

  • Valkyrae (WINNER)
  • Alanah Pearce
  • Jay Ann Lopez
  • Nickmercs
  • TimTheTatman

Esports Athlete

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

Esports Coach

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

Esports Event

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

Esports Game

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

Esports Host

  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere (WINNER)
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • James “Dash” Patterson
  • Jorien “Sheever” Van der Heijden

Esports Team

  • G2 Esports (WINNER)
  • Damwon Gaming
  • Dallas Empire
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Team Secret

Last Updated: December 11, 2020


  1. The most feel good moment was definitely the peeps from Among Us. The weirdest was the one award where The Last of Us won and the guy was inside his house and the lady was standing outside, it was strange.


    • Mandalorian Jim

      December 11, 2020 at 12:11

      Yeah so many bizarre moments, every year, i vow to never watch it agaim, but then every year, i just want to see if its more or less of a dumpster fire than the years before. I think it was a lot better organised this year, a few of the hosts were duds… but then this is… the game awards….


    • CodeDisQus

      December 11, 2020 at 16:04

      That was so damn weird….
      I’ll be honest, The Game Awards is fun for the world premieres. The awards are ok and most games nominated are deserving


      • MechMachine

        December 11, 2020 at 21:02

        Yeah, It was.


  2. CrAiGiSh

    December 11, 2020 at 11:27

    Some awards seem right, some seem strange.


    • Mandalorian Jim

      December 11, 2020 at 12:11

      Game awards is a strange beast. I think they need to rethink their weightings though, 90% journos, 10% actual customers? It gets brought up every year… though, but the Doritto pope just sticks his greasy Dorito dust covered head into the sand.

      How animal crossing and Hades didn’t get more awards baffles my mind, and why was Spiderman Morales even in the running? It lacks the same impact as the first game. But, this is the game awards, its actually more an industry sponsored marketing campaign.


  3. Mandalorian Jim

    December 11, 2020 at 12:03

    Not really that surprising (and i was actually expecting it after Ghost of Tsushima blowing TLOU2 out of the water on the fan votes). There’s nothing more game journos hate more than the opinionated peasants who should just consume and shut up.

    Worth noting is that 90% of the votes for the show’s awards come from the same journos who lauded it as the second coming, so they were always going to give it game of the year. I am surprisedthat they went for the full sweep though – now that’s obnoxious, and clearly intended as a middle finger to gamers.

    This was a very weird award though, a bit better than last year’s joke of a show, but can see them getting a massive backlash for it.

    Sad for half life apyx as well, because that’s a phenomenal vr game and i tend to avoid vr these days.


  4. Gerhard

    December 11, 2020 at 13:33

    Well deserved TLOU2. Most definitely one I enjoyed playing.


  5. Mandalorian Jim

    December 11, 2020 at 13:43

    I don’t know who any of the esport people are… lol. I just randomly added a vote to whoever didn’t look like a douche.


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