Game developers have revealed their nominations for the best games of 2020.

Game developers nominations for the best games of 2020

The awards for best video games in 2020 have for the most part already been shared. But one of the more significant awards is another that is usually shared in the third month but has now been moved to the summer due to the effects of the pandemic. This is the Game Developers Choice Award, which is awarded as part of the GDC Convention, and is specific in that the winners are chosen by the members of the video game industry, ie developers. It’s not the only such award, but GDC is the largest gathering of developers in the industry and it still means something.

In general, nominations for GDC 2021 have been announced, whose award ceremony for the best games will be digitally held on July 21. Winners will be chosen in ten categories, with The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, and Hades having the best chances to win. Each of these three games has six nominations. Right behind them with five nominations is Half-Life: Alyx. All these games were also nominated for the prestigious award - for the best game of 2020.

Here are all the nominated games by category:

The best sound


Hades
The Last of Us Part II
Doom Eternal
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Ghost of Tsushima

Best debut game


Phasmophobia (Kinetic Games)
Umurangi Generation
Carrion
Mortal Shell
Raji: An Ancient Epic

The best design


Ghost of Tsushima
The Last of Us Part II
Hades
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Half-Life: Alyx

The best innovative game


Microsoft Flight Simulator
Dreams
Half-Life: Alyx
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
Hades

The best mobile game


The Pathless
Genshin Impact
Legends of Runeterra
Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
If Found…

The best story


Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Hades
The Last of Us Part II
Ghost of Tsushima

The best technology


The Last of Us Part II
Half-Life: Alyx
Dreams
Ghost of Tsushima
Microsoft Flight Simulator

The best visual presentation


Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
The Last of Us Part II
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Cyberpunk 2077

The best VR / AR game


The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Paper Beast
Dreams
Half-Life: Alyx
Star Wars: Squadrons

Game of the year


Animal Crossing: New Horizons
The Last of Us Part II
Half-Life: Alyx
Hades
Ghost of Tsushima

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