Last night the 2020 Game Awards took place. While many who watched were likely there for the game announcements, an equal number of fans were excitedly waiting to see whether their favourite game won an award. Despite its controversies, The Last of Us Part II managed to not only win Game of the Year, but broke a Game Awards record at the same time.
The Last of Us Part II received 11 nominations in total, making it the game with the most nominations in the show’s history (second place goes to Death Stranding with 9 nominations in 2019). Even more impressive however is the fact that The Last of Us Part II went on to win 7 of those nominations, once again breaking a record for the game with the most wins.
Prior to this, The Game Awards had only awarded a maximum of 4 wins to a single game: Overwatch in 2016, Red Dead Redemption 2 in 2018, and Disco Elysium in 2019. The awards won by The Last of Us Part II were:
- Game of the Year
- Best Game Direction
- Best Narrative
- Best Audio design
- Best Performance (Laura Bailey as Abby)
- Innovation in Accessibility
- Best Action/Adventure
Other winners at the awards included Ghost of Tsushima for ‘Best Art Direction’ and ‘Players Choice’; Final Fantasy VII Remake for ‘Best RPG’ and ‘Best Score and Music’ and Hades for ‘Best Indie’ and ‘Best Action Game’. The full list of winners can be found here.
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