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'The Last of Us Part II' leads the 2020 Game Awards nominees

'Hades,' 'Ghost of Tsushima' and 'Final Fantasy VII Remake' also received several nods.
Kris Holt, @krisholt
November 18, 2020
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The Game Awards are just a few weeks away, and we now know which games are in contention. The Last of Us Part II leads the way with 10 nominations. It seems to be nominated in every category in which it was eligible, including game of the year and the action/adventure category.

Naughty Dog’s brutal epic picked up two nods for stellar performances from Ashley Johnson (Ellie) and Laura Bailey (Abby). It was also recognized for its game direction, narrative, art direction, score/music, audio design and accessibility.

The other game of the year candidates are Doom Eternal (which has four nominations overall), Final Fantasy VII Remake (six), Ghost of Tsushima (seven), indie title Hades (eight) and Animal Crossing: New Horizons (three). Several of this year’s viral hits — including Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Among Us and Genshin Impact — received multiple nominations too.

Some of 2020’s most prominent games are in contention in other categories, including Half-Life: Alyx, Microsoft Flight Simulator and FIFA 21. There are plenty of indie titles among the nominees, including Carrion, Phasmophobia, Spelunky 2 and Spiritfarer.

There are also nominations for games that have only just been released, such as Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, each of which have two nominations. Some titles that have been around for a while are up for awards in the ongoing game, esports, community support and multiplayer categories. Among them are Fortnite, No Man’s Sky, Destiny 2 and Apex Legends.

Voting is now open for this year’s Game Awards, which will stream live on December 10th.

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