Welcome to the annual Gamerheadquarters Video Game Awards where we kick things off with our nominations. These include multiple categories in gaming featuring the best titles of the year. Firstly, I should mention that we have a Fan Favorite Award that can be voted on from the link below or just continue down to view the nominations. This year’s setup is essentially the same as the previous one with no further adjustments to the categories that are present.
Additional games will be added to this list prior to the final awards reveal, with Cyberpunk 2077 being most considered. The final awards area of the site will go live on December 17, 2020 featuring the winners for this year along with a fancy set of awards. Check out the nominations below and be sure to share around!
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View the 2020 Winners!
Game of the Year
Assassin's Creed Valhalla, DOOM Eternal, The Last of Us Part II, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Cyberpunk 2077
Indie Game of the Year
Pumpkin Jack, Neon Abyss, West of Dead, Moving Out, SpiritFarer, Bugsnax
Story of the Year
The Last of Us Part II, Marvel's Avengers, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Ghost of Tsushima, Cyberpunk 2077, Immortals Fenyx Rising
Shooter Game of the Year
DOOM Eternal, Rocket Arena, Call of Duty: Warzone, Valorant, Cyberpunk 2077
Coop Game of the Year
Marvel's Avengers, Minecraft Dungeons, Battletoads, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Deep Rock Galactic
Best Non Series Game of the Year
Ghost of Tsushima, Dreams, Cyberpunk 2077, Immortals Fenyx Rising
Best in a Series Game of the Year
The Last of Us Part II, DOOM Eternal, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Wasteland 3
Best Environments in a Game
DOOM Eternal, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima, Wasteland 3, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, Cyberpunk 2077, Immortals Fenyx Rising
Best New Character in a Game
Jin Sakai (Ghost of Tsushmia)
Dina (The Last of Us Part II)
Eivor (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla)
Johnny Silverhand (Cyberpunk 2077)
Panam (Cyberpunk 2077)
Favorite Returning Character in a Game
Crash Bandicoot (Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time)
DOOM Slayer (DOOM Eternal)
Ori (Ori and the Will of the Wisps)
Crypto-137 (Destroy All Humans!)
Ellie (The Last of Us Part II)
Joel (The Last of Us Part II)
Digital Game of the Year
Ori and the Will of the Wisps, Streets of Rage 4, Journey to the Savage Planet, Zombie Army 4: Dead War, Orcs Must Die! 3, Maneater
Remake of the Year
Final Fantasy VII Remake, Resident Evil 3 Remake, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2, Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Destroy All Humans!
DLC of the Year
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part One, The Elder Scrolls Online: Greymoor, The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon, Destiny 2: Beyond Light, Borderlands 3: Moxxi's Heist of The Handsome Jackpot
Mobile Game of the Year
KartRider Rush+, Game of Thrones: Beyond the Wall, Dead by Daylight, V4
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Other things to note: Early Access titles cannot be awarded multiple years and remasters cannot qualify for any other categories aside from the remake one. Games must have released or finished within the year to be included, this is mostly for episodic titles as they can only qualify in the year they conclude.
Exclusives are now somewhat different due to a changing market, we now consider console titles exclusive if they're only available on one platform with it being fine if they're on PC. We feel these nominations cover a variety of titles and display the best of the year, hoped you might have even come across a gem you missed in the year.