The 2020 Game Awards is coming up pretty fast, and today Geoff Keighley announced all of the award nominees during the event. The list of categories and their nominees is obviously long, and there are several games that are competing for prizes in several different categories. Unsurprisingly, the list of nominees manages to include many of the biggest names in 2020, even some of the most controversial titles that have been released throughout the year.
We’ll start with the biggest category of all: Game of the Year. There are six titles at stake for Game of the Year this year, and it’s hard to argue against the list as it features DOOM Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Hades, Animal Crossing: New Horizons and The Last of Us Part 2. Many of these games are also included in several other categories, so it seems likely that all of these games will take home at least one prize.
For example, in addition to Game of the Year, Animal Crossing: New Horizons is competing for Best Family Game and Best Multiplayer. On the other hand, Hades won nominations, as he is also nominated for Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Soundtrack and Music, Best Performance (Logan Cunningham as Hades), Best Indie and Best Action. The Last of Us Part 2 was nominated for many of the categories as well, as well as Ghost of Tsushima.
Another category worth paying attention to is the Best Ongoing Game, which includes Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Call of Duty: Warzone, Fortnite and No Man’s Sky. There is also Best Mobile Game, which he named Among Us, Call of Duty Mobile, Genshin Impact, Legends of Runeterra and Pokémon Cafe Mix. Of course, there is also the Games for Impact category, with nominees for the one including If Found …, Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition, Spiritfarer, Tell Me Why and Through the Darkest of Times.
This really scratches the surface of all categories and nominees for the 2020 Game Awards – you can see all nominees and categories in the embedded video above. With the COVID-19 pandemic, The Game Awards will be a remote event this year, and you will be able to watch it on Twitch and YouTube on December 10th.