The Game Awards aired last night, an annual award show highlighting the best games of the year, as voted by the industry. The Last of Us Part 2 won big, winning seven of the 10 categories it was nominated for, including Game of the Year, Best Direction, and Best Narrative. The Last of Us also won the Innovation in Accessibility award, and Laura Bailey won for her performance as Abby.
Other winners include Hades for Best Indie and Best Action game, Final Fantasy 7 Remake for Best RPG, Animal Crossing: New Horizons for best Family game, and Among Us for Best Mobile and Best Multiplayer. It was a fairly safe year, with no big surprises. See all the 2020 nominees and winners here.
Despite being a digital event this year due to COVID, creator and host Geoff Keighley assembled a star-studded lineup of guests, including director Christopher Nolan, actors Keanu Reeves and Gal Godot, and Eddie Vedder, lead singer of Pearl Jam, performing a song from The Last of Us Part 2 soundtrack.
But The Game Awards is really all about the games, including lots of new reveals, announcements, and trailers. Check out our full list of highlights.
The Game Awards also highlighted the inaugural Future Class, a group of “50 talented individuals around the world who represent the bright, bold, and inclusive future of video games. [Their] voices elevate and diversity the artform of gaming and make the industry stronger.” Painter Ryan Hewettt created an art piece representing the Future Class 2o20.
In related news, the Nintendo eShop is featuring a Game Awards sale, with 33% off past and present nominees and winners, such as Fire Emblem: Three Houses, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mortal Kombat 11, and Streets of Rage 4. The Sale ends Dec. 17.