As you have probably seen today, we at 3Bit are sharing all the incredible announcements and shock updates. Still, it is also important we remember what the night was actually about, the celebration of al of this year's fantastic games that brought us moments of immense joy, shock and even sadness. So who was this year's winners at The Game Awards? This article will cover all the categories and their winners with a small break down of why we believe they rightly won their award.
• Game Of The Year- The Last of Us Part 2- The biggest award of the night that we were all waiting for ultimately went to The Last of Us Part 2. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this title since its launch earlier this year due to some pretty heavy story points and some very unexpected twists. Still, now The Last of Us Part 2 has received the recognition that it is an incredible piece of work and that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet is right. This wasn't the only award that The last of Us 2 won last night either, so continue reading to check out what else this Naughty Dog title won.
• Best Game Direction- The Last of Us Part 2 – Niel Druckman's unique path for The Last of Us Part 2 was a brave move, which drew a lot of flack from fans and critiques, but this bold move is also what earned Druckman the award for best game direction, as he took a great risk and in my humble opinion it actually worked, creating a brilliant game in the process.
• Best Soundtrack- Final Fantasy 7 Remake- A memorable Soundtrack is without a doubt one of the most essential aspects when it comes making a fantastic video game, as there are many games that you can recognise whether you are a fan or not just from the music. Final Fantasy 7 was no exception to that, which is why it is of no surprise that this superb remake won the award for best soundtrack.
• Best Multiplayer- Among Us- Multiplayer games are growing more than ever over 2020, thanks to popular free to play titles such as Fortnite and Call of Duty Warzone and as such made for some incredibly tight competition in this year's awards, but what surprised me more was to see not one, but two indie games and what surprised me more was the fact that an Indie game that released back in 2018 won, and it was well deserved as among us has brought millions of people together over the summer lockdowns.
• Best Indie Game- Hades- This heavy hitter from Supergiant Games surprised the world as it soared in popularity. This Rouge-like brought us the incredible story of Zagreus as he tries to escape his father, the lord of the underworld Hades. You can check out Hades for yourself on Nintendo Switch PC and Mac.
• Accessibility Innovation- The Last of Us Part 2- This Award was for those who made games more accessible to those who couldn't play the games well or at all, due to disabilities or personal struggles, such as fears or colour blindness. It is no surprise that The Last of Us Part 2 Won this award as they went all out with accessibility features, priding themselves on new systems and gameplay mechanics that made this title available for almost everybody.
• Best Debut Game- Phasmophobia- There was a lot of incredible Debut games this year, but none like Phasmophobia, which crossed horror with the investigation. Phasmophobia gets players to investigate suspected hauntings, identifying a variety of spectral beings. You can check out this well-deserving debut game on PC, as a normal game or in VR.
• Best Performance- Laura Bailey (Abby, The Last of Us Part 2)- It takes a lot of courage to be a villain in a video game especially one as vilified as Abby, but what makes it even harder is turning that villain into a hero too. But Laura Bailey stood up to that challenge and absolutely nailed her performance. Whilst the Last of Us community still stands divided on Abby we at 3Bit stand firmly with this choice and believe Laura Bailey was well deserving of this award.
• Best ongoing- No Mans Sky- moving to a game a bit closer to home, British developers Hello Games' No Mans Sky is definitely deserving of this award. No Mans Sky started as an underwhelming multiplayer space simulator/ adventure title but has since evolved into an incredible title with tonnes of free updates and content for you and your friends to check out.
• Best Art Direction- Ghost of Tsushima- This was another award with no clear winner before the announcement, But Sucker Punch Productions Ghost of Tsushima is definitely the deserving candidate of this reward. Its rendition of Feudal Japan is absolutely breathtaking, both in-game and cinematics. Ghost of Tsushima is available now on PlayStation consoles.
• Best Audio Design- The Last of Us Part 2- Bringing in yet another award for Naughty Dog, The Last of Us Part 2's Audio design was definitely something to behold. From every pluck on the guitar strings to every crunchy footstep in the snow, no effort was spared in the attention to detail in this game.
• Most significant Impact- Tell Me Why- This award is reserved for the stories that hit hard in the feels and this year it went to Tell Me Why, an Episodic adventure title for Xbox by Dontnod Entertainment, where the past you choose to believe shapes your future.
• Most anticipated- Elden Ring- First announced during E3 2019 Elden ring has been on most gamers minds throughout 2020, but we have not seen anything from the developers since its first announcement. We were hoping that we were going to see more from Elden Ring during last nights show, but unfortunately that is not the case. Maybe we will see more Elden Ring at E3 2021.
• Best community Support- Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout- When it comes to community support there was no competition for this, Fall Guys Ultimate has its social media pages run by an incredible community manager who in his own way has boosted Fall Guys' reputation through his call outs for collaborations, memes and some incredible engagement events, such as the Twitter vs discord jigsaw.
• Best Narrative- The Last of Us Part 2- When it comes to narrative this was another tight competition as this year we saw some incredible narrative-driven games, but The Last of Us Part 2 has taken this award too, and with its unexpected twists and heart-breaking moments it is of no surprise that it has ultimately taken this award too.
• Players Choice- Ghost of Tsushima- During the Build up to the Game Awards 2020 Show host Geoff Keighley pitted 30 games in a tournament-style vote off. The Ultimate winner of this award was Ghost of Tsushima by Sucker Punch Productions
Moving onto the genre-specific awards, we saw a lot of great entrants in each genre, but these are the ultimate winners for each genre.
• Best RPG – Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
• Best Action-Adventure – The Last of Us Part 2
• Best Family Game- Animal Crossing New Horizons
• Best Action Game- Hades
• Best VR/AR game- Half-Life Alyx
• Best Sports/Racing- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 Remaster
• Best Sim/Strategy- Microsoft Flight Simulator
• Best Mobile Game- Among Us
• Best Fighting Game- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Finally, we move onto E-Sports and Content creation. This year Esports has been a massive part of not just the gaming community, but also of the sports community, with many Esports filling the void of major sporting events during world wide lockdowns, so this year's recognition is all the more important than ever. The Game Awards gave six awards to E-Sports covering everything from games, to hosts and events, and one award to this year's content creator of the year and these are the results.
• Content Creator of the Year- Valkyrae
• E-Sports Game of the Year- League of Legends
• E-Sports Coach of the Year- Zonic
• E-Sports Event of the Year- League of Legends World Cup
• E-Sports Host of the Year- Sjokz
• E-Sports Team of the Year- G2 E-Sports
• E-Sports Athlete of the Year- Show Maker
Be sure to stay with us at 3Bit by following our social media pages below, as we continue to bring you more incredible news from last nights show which was filled with news and announcements from around the gaming world.
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