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Recap of The Game Awards 2020

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The 2020 Game Awards was virtually hosted by George Keighley this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Below you can find recaps of the winners along with the new announcements and reveals that took place during the event.


Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighter - Sephiroth from Final Fantasy will join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as a fighter in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. There will be a total of 6 new fighters that are expected to be released on Dec. 31, 2021.

watch the trailer here: Super Smash Bros. Sephiroth

Perfect Dark - A new game titled Perfect Dark is being released by the developer The Initiative. The game is still in the early development stages but the trailer is full of sleek designs that look to be promising for its release.

watch the trailer here: Perfect Dark

Mass Effect - Little details were given but one thing is for certain, the Mass Effect series is going to have another game. They had a teaser trailer that ended solely with the words "Mass Effect will continue". 

watch the trailer here: Mass Effect

Ark 2 - The genre-defining survival game Ark: Survival Evolved is getting a sequel that will star Vin Diesel. Not much is known about the follow-up game aside from the fact that it will be set in prehistoric times like its predecessor. On top of that, ark is getting a star-studded animated TV series as well.

watch the trailer here: Ark 2

Dragon Age - There hasn't been a Dragon Age game since Dragon Age: Inquisition  was released in 2014. The next in the series was teased at The Game Awards 2018 and in 2020 they presented a new teaser trailer although the date of release is still unknown.

watch the trailer here: Dragon Age

Among Us - A new map for Among Us  was revealed. The game skyrocketed in popularity during the 2020 pandemic and its developer, InnerSloth, showcased the new map that will be released. It's going to be called The Airship and will feature new tasks as well as some returning tasks from previous maps.

watch the trailer here: Among Us

Fall Guys - Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is getting a third season on Dec. 15, 2020. It;s going to be a winter wonderland themed seasonal update that includes 7 new levels and 30 new costumes.

watch the trailer here: Fall Guys

Fortnite - Master Chief from the Halo series is now a playable character in the popular battle royale game Fortnite. There is also a new Halo map to play on, titled Blood Gulch.

watch the trailer here: Fortnite

Endless Dungeon - Sega and Amplitude Studios teamed up to create a new game called  Endless Dungeon that is set to be released on consoles and PC platforms. According to the developers it both is and isn't a sequel to Dungeon of the Endless. What that means isn't clear just yet, but if you enjoy rogue-like action games, Endless Dungeon looks like it will be incredibly fun!

watch the trailer here: Endless Dungeon

Evil West - If you ever wanted to play a game like Red Dead Redemption but in a fantasy setting, Evil West is the game for you. The trailer premiered and it's set up as a wild west style game, but you get to fight vampires and other monsters in a dark fantasy world. It's set to be released on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC in 2021 by developers Flying Wild Hog and Focus Home Interactive.

watch the trailer here: Evil West

Open Roads - Fullbright, the developer of the critically acclaimed Gone Home is creating a new game called Open Roads. The story will follow a mother and daughter on their journey across "a series of long-abandoned family properties". The game will star Keri Russel of The Americans and Kaitlyn Dever of Booksmart.

watch the trailer here: Open Roads

Award Nominees and Winners

Best Esports Game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Counter-Strike: Global Offensives


League of Legends WINNER


Best Esports Athlete

Ian "Crimsix" Porter (Call of Duty)

Heo "Showmaker" Su (League of Legends) WINNER

Kim "Canyon" Geon-Bu (League of Legends)

Anthony "Shotzzy" Cuevas-Castro (Call of Duty)

Matthieu "Zywoo" Herbaut (CS:GO)

Best Debut Game


Mortal Shell

Raji: An Ancient Epic


Phasmophobia WINNER

Best Sports/Racing

Dirt 5

F1 2020


NBA 2K21

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 WINNER

Best Family

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

Best Fighting

Granblue Fantasy: Versus

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate WINNER

Street Fighter V: Champion Edition

One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows

Under Night In-Brith EXE: Late(CL-R)

Best Sim/Strategy

Crusader Kings III

Desperados III

Gear Tactics 

Microsoft Flight Simulator WINNER

XCOM: Chimera Squad

Best Role Playing

Final Fantasy VII Remake WINNER

Genshin Impact

Persona 5 Royal

Wasteland 3

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

Best Action

Doom Eternal


Half-Life: Alyx

Nioh 2

Streets of Rage 4

Best Multiplayer


Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Call of Duty: Warzone

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout


Best VR/AR


Half-Life: Alyx WINNER

Marvel's Iron Man VR

Star Wars: Squadrons

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Best Narrative

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ghost of Tsushima


The Last of Us Part II WINNER

Best Game Direction

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ghost of Tsushima


Half-Life: Alyx

The Last of Us Part II WINNER

Game of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Doom Eternal

Final Fantasy VII Remake

Ghost of Tsushima


The Last of Us Part II WINNER

For a list of all announcements, nominees, and winners or to watch the full awards show go to