2020 Game of the Year Awards - Community Lists

Annette

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As we say farewell to 2020 (and let's face it, 2020 has been A YEAR), we're asking our staff and community members to share their personal 2020 Game of the Year lists. Below you will find categories we're interested in the most, but feel free to add a category or two to your own lists.

Game of the Year (overall):
Nintendo Game of the Year:
PlayStation Game of the Year:
Xbox Game of the Year:
PC/MAC Game of the Year:
Best Action Game:
Best Action/Adventure Game:
Best Art Direction:
Best Audio Design:
Best Family Game:
Best Fighting Game:
Best Game Direction:
Best Independent Game:
Best Mobile Game:
Best Multiplayer Game:
Best Narrative:
Best Ongoing Game:
Best Performance:
Best RPG:
Best Score/Music:
Best Sim/Strategy Game:
Best Sports/Racing Game:
Best Visual Novel Game:
Most Anticipated Game:
Biggest Disappointment:
 
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Kaiser System

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I haven't played or seen many games so my list is quite limited to a few games that interest me.

Game of the Year (overall): Doom Eternal
Nintendo Game of the Year: None.
PlayStation Game of the Year: Ghost of Tsushima
Xbox Game of the Year: None.
PC/MAC Game of the Year: None.
Best Action Game: Doom Eternal
Best Action/Adventure Game: Ghost of Tsushima
Best Art Direction: Ghost of Tsushima
Best Audio Design: Doom Eternal
Best Family Game: Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time
Best Fighting Game: Haven't played any so none.
Best Game Direction: Doom Eternal (really like Hugo Martin! Dude is a bro)
Best Independent Game: Hades
Best Mobile Game: Arknights
Best Multiplayer Game: None
Best Narrative: Ghost of Tsushima
Best Ongoing Game: None
Best Performance: None.
Best RPG: Yakuza: Like A Dragon
Best Score/Music: Doom Eternal
Best Sim/Strategy Game: None.
Best Sports/Racing Game: Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
Best Visual Novel Game: None.
Most Anticipated Game: Elden Ring
Biggest Disappointment:
Cyberpunk 2077
 
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Herok

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Game of the Year (overall): Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Nintendo Game of the Year: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
PlayStation Game of the Year: 13
Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Xbox Game of the Year: N/A
PC/MAC Game of the Year: N/A
Best Action Game: Resident Evil 3: Remake
Best Action/Adventure Game: Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Best Art Direction: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Best Audio Design: Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Best Family Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Best Fighting Game: Granblue Fantasy Versus
Best Game Direction: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Best Independent Game: One Step From Eden
Best Mobile Game: Fire Emblem Heroes
Best Multiplayer Game: Among Us
Best Narrative: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Best Ongoing Game: Animal Crossing: New
Horizons
Best Performance: Everyone from 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (I can't pick one favorite)
Best RPG: Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Best Score/Music: Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Best Sim/Strategy Game: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Best Sports/Racing Game: N/A
Best Visual Novel Game: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Most Anticipated Game: Neo: TWEWY
Biggest Disappointment:
Pokemon SwSh Expansion Pass 1
 
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SilverShion

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Game of the Year (overall): Streets of Rage 4
Nintendo Game of the Year: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
PlayStation Game of the Year: Ghosts of Tsushima
Xbox Game of the Year: Battletoads
PC/MAC Game of the Year: Genshin Impact
Best Action Game: Streets of Rage 4
Best Action/Adventure Game: Genshin Impact
Best Art Direction: Ori and the will of the wisp
Best Audio Design: Ghosts of Tsushima
Best Family Game: Fall Guys
Best Fighting Game: Them fighting herds
Best Game Direction: Streets of Rage 4
Best Independent Game: Sakuna of Rice and Ruin
Best Mobile Game: Among Us
Best Multiplayer Game: Among Us
Best Narrative: Raji
Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite
Best Performance: Sayaka Ohara in Genshin Impact
Best RPG: Persona 5 Royal
Best Score/Music: Genshin Impact
Best Sim/Strategy Game: 13 Sentinels
Best Sports/Racing Game: Horizon Chase Turno
Best Visual Novel Game: 13 Sentinels
Most Anticipated Game: Tales of Arise
Biggest Disappointment:
FF Crystal Chronicles
 
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bran0523

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Game of the Year (overall): Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Nintendo Game of the Year: Animal Crossing New Horizons
PlayStation Game of the Year: Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Xbox Game of the Year: N/A
PC/MAC Game of the Year: Cusader Kings III
Best Action Game: Doom Eternal
Best Action/Adventure Game: Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Best Art Direction: Hades
Best Audio Design: Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Best Family Game: Animal Crossing New Horizons
Best Fighting Game: N/A
Best Game Direction: Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Best Independent Game: Hades
Best Mobile Game: Super Robot Wars X-Omega
Best Multiplayer Game: N/A
Best Narrative: Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Best Ongoing Game: Super Robot Wars X-Omega
Best Performance: Fumiya Takahashi as Hiden Aruto (Kamen Rider Zero One) in Kamen Rider Memory of Heroez
Best RPG: Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
Best Score/Music: Persona 5 Royal
Best Sim/Strategy Game: Crusader Kings III
Best Sports/Racing Game: N/A
Best Visual Novel Game: N/A
Most Anticipated Game: Final Fantasy XVI
Biggest Disappointment:
The Fact I'll never get a MS Saga a New Dawn Remaster or Sequel
 
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G-bit

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Game of the Year (overall):
Nintendo Game of the Year: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
PlayStation Game of the Year: N/A
Xbox Game of the Year: N/A
PC/MAC Game of the Year: N/A
Best Action Game: Bloodstained: Curse of the Moon 2
Best Action/Adventure Game: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Best Art Direction: Streets of Rage 4
Best Audio Design: *shrugs*
Best Family Game: Animals Crossing the Horizons
Best Fighting Game: Soul Calibur VI (I mean Mk 11 won amirite)
Best Game Direction: *shrugs*
Best Independent Game: Bloodstained Curse of the Moon 2
Best Mobile Game: Among Us
Best Multiplayer Game: Among Us
Best Narrative: *shrugs*
Best Ongoing Game: Super Smash Brothers Ultimate
Best Performance: *shrugs*
Best RPG: Persona 5 Royal maybe, I can't vouch for that but it's the only RPG I remember this year
Best Score/Music: *shrugs*
Best Sim/Strategy Game: *shrugs*
Best Sports/Racing Game: *shrugs*
Best Visual Novel Game: Uhhh...
Most Anticipated Game: Neo TWEWY
Biggest Disappointment:
Crash Bandicoot 4
 
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Sensay

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Game of the Year (overall): 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Nintendo Game of the Year: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
PlayStation Game of the Year: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Xbox Game of the Year: N/A
PC/MAC Game of the Year: N/A
Best Action Game: Hades
Best Action/Adventure Game: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Best Art Direction: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Best Audio Design: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Best Family Game: Among Us
Best Fighting Game: N/A
Best Game Direction: Hades
Best Independent Game: Hades
Best Mobile Game: Among Us
Best Multiplayer Game: Among Us
Best Narrative: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Best Ongoing Game: Another Eden
Best Performance: Cody Christian as Cloud Strife; Final Fantasy VII Remake
Best RPG: Yakuza: Like a Dragon
Best Score/Music: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Best Sim/Strategy Game: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Best Sports/Racing Game: Tony Hawk's: Pro Skater 1 + 2
Best Visual Novel Game: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Most Anticipated Game: Neo The World Ends With You
Biggest Disappointment: Paper Mario: The Origami King.
 
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ShawnOtakuSomething

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Game of the Year (overall): Phantasy star portable 2 infinity eng translation
Nintendo Game of the Year: Animal crossing NH
PlayStation Game of the Year: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Xbox Game of the Year: None
PC/MAC Game of the Year: Hades
Best Action Game: Devil May Cry 5
Best Action/Adventure Game: Ghost of Tsushima
Best Art Direction: Hades
Best Audio Design: r DOOM Eternal,
Best Family Game: Cross Animal New
Horizon zero down
Best Fighting Game: Soul Calibur VI
Best Game Direction:??
Best Independent Game: Hades
Best Mobile Game: None
Best Multiplayer Game: PSO2
Best Narrative:
Best Ongoing Game: uper Smash Brothers Ultimate
Best Performance:
Best RPG: Trials of mana
Best Score/Music: Persona 5 Royal
Best Sim/Strategy Game: Sim4 count?
Best Sports/Racing Game:
Best Visual Novel Game: VA-11 Hall-A
Most Anticipated Game:
Biggest Disappointment:
Last of us part 2
 
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karmacoma

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Game of the Year (overall): Final Fantasy VII Remake
Nintendo Game of the Year: Xenoblade Definitive
PlayStation Game of the Year: The Last of Us Part II
Xbox Game of the Year: don't have an Xbox anymore. I guess Cyberpunk 2077 is multiplatform
PC/MAC Game of the Year: what game of the year? 🤔
Best Action Game: there's no category for platformers, so I'll include that here. Astro's Playroom
Best Action/Adventure Game: Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Best Art Direction: toss up between Cyberpunk 2077 and Final Fantasy VII Remake.🤔 KeanuPunk
Best Audio Design: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Best Family Game: Astro's Playroom
Best Fighting Game: were any fighting games released this year?
Best Game Direction: The Last of Us Part II
Best Independent Game: Does Vanillaware count as an indie studio? Even though most of their games are published by Sega/Atlus? If so, 13 Sentinels
Best Mobile Game: 🤷🏽‍♂️
Best Multiplayer Game: FIFA 21
Best Narrative: The Last of Us Part II
Best Ongoing Game: Tekken 7?
Best Performance: Ashley Johnson in The Last of Us Part II
Best RPG: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Best Score/Music: Final Fantasy VII Remake
Best Sim/Strategy Game: 🤷🏽‍♂️
Best Sports/Racing Game: FIFA 21
Best Visual Novel Game: 🤷🏽‍♂️
Most Anticipated Game: Of 2020? Final Fantasy VII Remake. In the future? Final Fantasy XVI
Biggest Disappointment: Cyberpunk 2077's launch woes. Crunch, bugs, missing features and all. Still very much enjoyed it in the end, but 👀
 
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Annette

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I think platformers land in the action category myself. Astro's Playroom is so much fun.
 
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