The Game Awards 2020 are a wrap and The Last of Us Part II came away as the night’s big victor with 7 wins and 11 total nominations.
The winning categories for the post-apocalyptic thriller are Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Innovation in Accessibility, Best Action/Adventure, and the coveted Game of the Year.
This isn’t a huge surprise for fans who have watched The Last of Us Part II enjoy perfect review scores from the beginning — let alone realize the brilliance of the first The Last of Us game– but these wins secure Naughty Dog’s place in history and may even point toward the possibility of a Part 3. Right?! Who’s with me here?!
In addition the big sweep by The Last of Us Part II, other post-apocalyptic game nominees include DOOM Eternal for Game of the Year, Best Score and Music, Best Player’s Voice, and Best Action; Resident Evil 3 for Best Audio Design; The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners for Best VR/AR; Wasteland 3 for Best Role Playing; and Horizon Forbidden West for Most Anticipated. It seems like a great time to be into post-apocalyptic games!
After an unprecedented year full of so many brilliant games, having The Last of Us Part II win Game of the Year at #TheGameAwards is such an immense honor. Congratulations to the team, our cast and crew, and all of our partners at @PlayStation and beyond! https://t.co/KxpqS7twf5
— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) December 11, 2020
The Game Awards 2020 also served as the place where several new games were announced, including Ark II, the sequel to the wildly popular survival game Ark: Survival Evolved. Plus, two new hunters were announced for Fortnite: Daryl Dixon and Michonne, whom you might know from a little show called The Walking Dead. Be sure to check out more information on the other games that were announced.
And also be sure to stay tuned for our own 2020 Post-Apocalyptic Media Awards coming by the end of the month. It’s been a crazy year for most, but a great year for the end of the world!