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Meet the Game of the Year nominees 2020 and Anticipated Games of 2021

The year 2020 has seen an upward swing for the video games industry. One of the main reasons is the pandemic that confined people indoors. We will take a glance at the Game of the Year nominees or GOTY nominees and find out the names of the most anticipated video games. 

Game award nominees 2020

GOTY nomineesThe virtual event transmission took place from 3 different cities, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and London between 6 PM and 10 PM in Mexico. The Game Awards 2020 was revealed at the event. 

Following are the names of the Game of the Year nominees of 2020-

  1. Hades
  2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  3. The Last of Us: Part II
  4. Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  5. Ghost of Tsushima
  6. DOOM Eternal

An important element that has made these games stand apart from the rest and is often talked about is their excellent quality. 

More about the video games

Let us find out few characteristics features of the nominated video games of the year 2020. 

1. Hades

Game of the year 2020 nomineesWhen you first start playing the game, it appears to be easy-going and straightforward. All you have to do is pass and escape through a series of chambers so that you can get away from hell. Hades is perhaps the most important character and he conceals his bitterness for his siblings by being stubborn and often rebuking. As the game unravels, you find that secrets are unfolding. 

2. Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is undoubtedly the best GOTY game of the pandemic year. It was launched right at the initial days of the lockdown. It became a favorite not just among the gaming population but almost everyone at large. Hardly, you would have come across anyone that did not try their hands at Animal Crossing: New Horizons at least once. 

The main success of Animal Crossing was in its Switch. It was one thing that appealed to the audience the most. It is regarded as one of the best social games during the pandemic. If you are going through a panic attack, this game can be a solace. 

3. The Last of Us: Part II

According to few gamers, this is a much better version than its predecessor. How is it different from its predecessor? It is more sophisticated structurally, it takes the risk of portraying its best characters. Although, the game has attracted varied opinions and GOTY gamereviews from developers, critics, and those that have loved the game, yet this game has managed to “get a nod” and get selected as one of the video game awards nominees. 

4. Final Fantasy VII: Remake

Although this game has an unexpected ending that did not go down very well with many of its fans, yet this feature of the game has not stopped gamers from loving it. Many believe that it cannot be compared with Hades, yet people did not mind this game being on the list of game of the year nominees. 

5. Ghost of Tsushima

With time, the Ghost of Tsushima has earned accolades and has “risen in esteem”. However, such is the gorgeousness of its vistas that you would certainly sit back and admire them. However, not many think that it should have been on the list of the game of the year contenders. 

6. DOOM Eternal

Game of the year contendersAlthough DOOM Eternal is on the list of contenders for the GOTY, yet it does not boast of features that can place it in the list. Instead, there are many other games like Half-Life: Alyx, Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, and Kentucky Route Zero that could have been on the list of nominees for 2020. 

Having said about the game of the year contenders 2020, let us find out the names of the game award for the best fighting game for the same year in the list below-

  • GranBlue Fantasy: Versus 
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Street Fighter V 
  • One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
  • Under Night Inn-Birth Exe: Late

What are the most anticipated video games that might make it in 2021?

The current year 2021, is quite likely to be influenced by circumstances that might change the equation throughout the year and alter the so-called “math of game development”. As such, the list mentioned here is not final. There might be a lot of variations as we pass through 2021, yet these are the probable names to watch out for.

Game award nomineesCheck out the names of the games that might make it big in the gaming industry in the current year (2021)-

  • Hitman 3
  • Super Mario 3D World+ Bowser’s Fury
  • Balan Wonderworld
  • It Takes two
  • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
  • Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139
  • Death loop
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Mass Effect: Legendary Edition
  • Card Shark
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Vampire: The Masquerade- Bloodlines 2
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  • Ys IX: Monstrum Nox
  • Hollow Knight: Silk song
  • Maquette
  • Season 
  • GhostWire: Tokyo
  • Solar Ash
  • Stray
  • 12 Minutes
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Halo Infinite
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Sequel

Video game awards nomineesEven if the pandemic continues hopefully these games will be enough to keep the gaming population engaged while in quarantine. As far as the individual preference of the games is concerned, it depends on what element of the game keeps you glued to the game, whether it is the complexity of the levels or the magical visuals. 

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Daniyel Carlson
Daniyel Carlson is a Young Researcher in the field of Data Science & Analytics having research experience of more than 8 years. He has a Masters in Computer Engineering and currently serves as an Editorial Assistant in IGI Global, United States of America. Daniyel also holds honorary positions in the Associate Member of Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors, International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology, International Association of Engineers, Society of Digital Information and Wireless Communications.

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