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The Game Awards 2020 Predictions GI Edition

by Ben Reeves on Dec 07, 2020 at 05:40 PM

The Game Awards 2020 is set to air this Thursday, December 10 at 6:00 PM CST. While we know that 2020 was a remarkable year in the world of video games, we don't yet know how journalists and fans will vote. Will The Last of Us Part II walk away with all of the awards? Will Hades be crowned game of the year? Could Yakuza: Like a Dragon be snubbed altogether? In this Game Informer podcast extra, Liana Ruppert, Marcus Stewart, Blake Hester, Alex Stadnik, and Ben Reeves try their best to predict the big winners as well as forecast some of the new game announcements. 

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To jump to a particular point in the discussion, check out the time stamps below.

Intro: 00:00:00
Best Debut Game: 00:02:58
Best Multiplayer Game: 00:06:08
Best Sports/Racing Game: 00:10:09
Best Sim/Strategy Game: 00:12:49
Best Family Game: 00:16:07
Best Fighting Game: 00:18:27
Best RPG: 00:21:14
Best Action Game: 00:24:51
Best VR/AR Game: 00:27:02
Innovation in Accessibility: 00:28:12
Best Indie Game: 00:29:06
Best Ongoing Game: 00:31:20
Best Performance: 00:33:34
Best Audio Design: 00:37:11
Best Score/Music: 00:39:31
Best Art Direction: 00:42:40
Best Narrative: 00:46:35
Best Game Direction: 00:53:22
Game of the Year: 00:56:51
Game Awards Announcements Predictions: 01:05:44


Products In This Article

The Last of Us Part IIcover

The Last of Us Part II

PlayStation 4
Release Date:


PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, PC, iOS
Release Date:
September 17, 2020 (Switch, PC), 
August 13, 2021 (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One), 
Yakuza: Like A Dragoncover

Yakuza: Like A Dragon

PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
Release Date:
November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC), 
March 2, 2021 (PlayStation 5)
Animal Crossing: New Horizonscover

Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Release Date:
Ori And The Will Of The Wispscover

Ori And The Will Of The Wisps

Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Switch, PC
Release Date:
March 11, 2020 (Xbox One, PC), 
September 17, 2020 (Switch), 
November 10, 2020 (Xbox Series X/S)