2020 was a pretty terrible year, COVID-19 took livelihood’s and loved ones, racism continued to run rampant and people still demand censorship for anything they don’t like. The video gaming industry, however, continued to grow, Nintendo shook the world with Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Sony put out 3 of the best games ever made and Microsoft bought ZeniMax. Oh, and we got three next-gen consoles. Here’s the best of 2020.

Best Action – Nioh 2

Runner Up: Doom Eternal

Community Award: Hades

Best Adventure – Ghost of Tsushima

Runner Up: The Last of Us Part II

Community Award: The Last of Us Part II

Best Art Direction – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Runner Up: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Community Award: Persona 5 Royal

Best Dancing/Rhythm – Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MegaMix

Runner Up: Hatsune Kingdom Hearts: Melody of Memory

Community Award: Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA MegaMix

Best Expansion – No Man’s Sky Origins

Runner Up: Destiny 2 Beyond Light

Community Award: No Man’s Sky Origins

Best Family – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Runner Up: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Community Award: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best Fighter – Granblue Fantasy Versus

Runner Up: Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r]

Community Award: Granblue Fantasy Versus

Best First Person Shooter – Doom Eternal

Runner Up: Valorant

Community Award: Call of Duty: Warzone

Best Indie – Hades

Runner Up: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Community Award: Hades

Best Mobile – Genshin Impact

Runner Up: Among Us

Community Award: Genshin Impact

Best Multiplayer – Among Us

Runner Up: Valorant

Community Award: Among Us

Best Narrative – Persona 5 Royal

Runner Up: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Community Award: Persona 5 Royal

Best Ongoing – Apex Legends

Runner Up: No Man’s Sky

Community Award: Apex Legends

Best Platformer / Puzzle – Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Runner Up: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Community Award: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout

Best Performance – Ashley Johnson as Ellie

Runner Up: Mabuki Andou as Masako Adachi

Community Award: Ashley Johnson as Ellie

Best Racing – F1 2020

Runner Up: Dirt 5

Community Award: Dirt 5

Best Remake – Demon’s Souls

Runner Up: Mafia: Definitive Edition

Community Award: Demon’s Souls

Best Remaster – Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered

Runner Up: Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE Encore

Community Award: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered

Best Role Playing – Persona 5 Royal

Runner Up: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Community Award: Persona 5 Royal

Best Simulation / Strategy – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Runner Up: Microsoft Flight Simulator

Community Award: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best Soundtrack – Final Fantasy VII Remake

Runner Up: Cyberpunk 2077

Community Award: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Best Sport – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Runner Up: MLB The Show 20

Community Award: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2

Best Survival / Horror – The Last of Us Part II

Runner Up: Resident Evil 3

Community Award: The Last of Us Part II

Best Visuals – Demon’s Souls

Runner Up: Ghost of Tsushima

Community Award: The Last of Us Part II

Best Visual Novel – 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Runner Up: Coffee Talk

Community Award: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Best VR / AR – Half-Life: Alyx

Runner Up: Dreams

Community Award: Dreams

Best PS4 Game – Persona 5 Royal

Runner Up: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Community Award: The Last of Us Part II

Best PS5 Game – Demon’s Souls

Runner Up: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

Community Award: Demon’s Souls

Best PC Game – Cyberpunk 2077

Runner Up: Horizon Zero Dawn

Community Award: Cyberpunk 2077

Best Switch Game – Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Runner Up: Hades

Community Award: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best Xbox One Game – Yakuza 0

Runner Up: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Community Award: Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Xbox Series Game – Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Runner Up: Tetris Effect: Connected

Community Award: Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Developer of the Year – Sucker Punch Productions

Runner Up: Insomniac Games

Community Award: Square Enix

Game of the Year: Demon’s Souls

Runner Up: Persona 5 Royal

Community Award: Ghost of Tsushima

Most Anticipated Game – Elden Ring

Runner Up: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Community Award: Elden Ring

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