2020

Overall Game of the Year

Runners-up


 
Award Totals

  • The Last of Us Part II - 305
    • Media Outlets: 197 | Readers' Choice: 108
  • Ghost of Tsushima - 65
    • Media Outlets: 54 | Readers' Choice: 11
  • Hades - 64
    • Media Outlets: 60 | Readers' Choice: 4
  • Cyberpunk 2077 - 35
    • Media Outlets: 11 | Readers' Choice: 24
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 28
    • Media Outlets: 25 | Readers' Choice: 3
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake - 27
    • Media Outlets: 25 | Readers' Choice: 2
  • Doom Eternal - 13
    • Media Outlets: 13 | Readers' Choice: 0
  • Half Life: Alyx - 11
    • Media Outlets: 11 | Readers' Choice: 0
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla - 6 
  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon - 6
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 5
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator - 4
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim - 2 (including 1 award from 2019) 
  • Immortals Fenyx Rising - 2 
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2 - 2
  • Demon's Souls - 1
  • Dreams - 1
  • Kentucky Route Zero - 1 
  • Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - 1
  • Persona 5 Royal - 1
  • Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin - 1
  • Spiritfarer - 1
  • Tell Me Why - 1
 
Winners by Media Outlet



































































  • Metro - GameCentral (UK, Readers' Choice): The Last of Us Part II
  • Niche Gamer (US, Readers' Choice): Yakuza: Like a Dragon
  • Giant Bomb (US, Readers' Choice): Hades
  • GoHa.ru (RU): Ghost of Tsushima
  • GoHa.ru (RU, Readers' Choice): Cyberpunk 2077
  • Critically Sane (timestamp: 02:23:45) (US): Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • VGTimes (RU, Readers' Choice): Cyberpunk 2077
  • Gameliner (NL): The Last of Us Part II
  • Wccftech (AE, Readers' Choice): The Last of Us Part II
  • mxdwn (US): Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • New Game Plus.tv (AU, Readers' Choice): The Last of Us Part II
  • TEC (PE): Doom Eternal
  • Saudi Gamer (SA): Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • PixelBurg (timestamp: 240:50) (DE): Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Mega Dads (timestamp: 1:53:28) (US): The Last of Us Part II












 
The following awards do not count toward the totals for the reasons listed beside them. This is meant to serve as examples of the types of awards that are ineligible for inclusion; it is not intended to be an exhaustive list.
  • Develop: Star Awards (UK): Dreams (qualifying period runs from April 2019 to May 2020, excluding more than half of 2020 from contention)
  • Games for Change (US): Dreams (very specific selection criteria, excluding most games from consideration)
  • Jokerelloni (IT): The Last of Us Part II (web-based outlet without its own domain name; only exists on social media) 
  • Wall Jump Podcast (NL): The Last of Us Part II (web-based outlet without its own domain name)
  • PC Gamer (US): Death Stranding (platform-specific website / PC only) 
  • PlayStation Universe (US): The Last of Us Part II (platform-specific website / PlayStation only) 
  • Jeux.ca (CA): Hades (vote wasn't limited to 2020 titles; most staff selected titles that didn't release this year)
  • Mediavida (ES): The Last of Us Part II (user community that allows free-email registration)
  • SensCritique (FR, Readers' Choice): The Last of Us Part II (polls do not close; results are never finalized)
  • Violet Gamers (IR): The Last of Us Part II (website started February 2021; media outlets only get a vote for years they actually existed as a site)
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