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Gadgets Middle East Game Awards 2020

For our very first GDGT Game Awards, we chose our favourites from each platform and genre's we believe shaped this years robust games lineup.

Gadgets Middle East Game Awards 2020
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Hello fellow gamer! It’s that time of the year we hand out Game Awards. While the world looks on with bated breath to the end of a very challenging year that was 2020, we as gamers actually had a stellar and fulfilling year filled with a multitude of amazing titles for all Platforms.

From GOTY nominations like Naughty Dog’s Revenge story ‘The Last Of Us 2‘ to everyone’s unlikely companion during lockdowns globally – Nintendo’s ‘Animal Crossing: New Horizons‘, there was a game for everybody, regardless of the genre or platform.

We compiled nominees and chose our favorites from each platform and genre we believe shaped this year’s robust lineup of videogames. We also ran a poll to nominate player choice games. Without further ado, let’s begin celebrating the best games that came out in 2020 for our GDGT Game Awards.

Player’s Choice Worst Game 2020

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deadly Premonition 2
  • Fast & Furious Crossroads
  • Mafia II: Definitive Edition 
  • Marvel’s Avengers (Winner – or in this case, Loser)
  • Twin Mirror
  • Warcraft 3: Reforged
Winner (or in this case, Loser) : Marvel’s Avengers

Player’s Choice Best Free-to-Play Game 2020

  • Among Us
  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Winner)
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact
  • Rocket League
  • Valorant
GDGT Game Awards 2020
Winner: Call of Duty: Warzone

Player’s Choice GOTY 2020

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dreams
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Winner)
  • Hades
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Watch Dogs: Legion

We’d like to thank each and every reader who took part in the voting sessions that were hosted on Facebook and Instagram. Did you happen to miss your chance to cast a vote? Don’t worry, we’ll be back next year with even bigger surprises, to stay tuned with all our updates and win exciting prices, follow our socials!

Before we move on to the editorial awards, we’d like to take a moment to recognize all of the consistently great work our team has put out this year. To acclaim these efforts, here are the absolute best from GDGT this year:

Best Subscription Service

  • EA Access
  • GeForce Now
  • Google Stadia 
  • PlayStation Plus
  • Xbox Game Pass (Winner)

Winner: Xbox Game Pass

Best Indie Game 2020

  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Winner)
  • Hades 
  • Ori And The Will Of the Wisps
  • Spelunky 2 
  • Streets Of Rage 4 

Best Sports Game 2020

  • Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions
  • EA Sports UFC 4
  • eFootball PES 2021
  • FIFA 21
  • NBA 2K21 (Winner)
  • Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1 + 2
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Winner: NBA 2K21

Best Racing Game 2020

  • DIRT 5
  • F1 2020
  • Hotshot Racing
  • Inertial Drift (Winner)
  • MotoGP 20 Game
  • Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered
  • Ride 4
  • WRC 9

Best Remake 2020

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Mafia: Definitive Edition (Winner)
  • Resident Evil 3
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated
  • Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
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Mafia: Definitive Edition has set a new standard for successfully reviving classics.

Best VR Game 2020

  • Half-Life: Alyx (Winner)
  • Iron Man VR
  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Winner: Half-Life: Alyx

And finally, what you’ve all been waiting for: Game of the Year. Before we unveil the best of the best games that have come out this year on all platforms, let’s have a look at some honorable mentions:

Honorable Mentions

  • Streets Of Rage 4
  • Assassins Creed Valhalla
  • Control: Ultimate Edition
  • Crash Bandicoot 4
  • Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
  • Doom Eternal
  • Genshin Impact
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon

PC GOTY 2020 Nominees

  • Crusader Kings III
  • Death Stranding 
  • Hades (Winner)
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Valorant 
Winner: Hades

Nintendo Switch GOTY 2020 Nominees

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Winner)
  • Hades 
  • Hyrule Warrios: Age Of Calamity
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Pikimin 3 Deluxe
  • Super Mario 3D All Stars

Xbox One GOTY 2020 Nominees

  • Gears Tactics
  • Grounded
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Minecraft Dungeons 
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Winner)
  • Tell Me Why

Playstation 4 GOTY 2020 Nominees

  • Dreams
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost Of Tsushima (Winner)
  • Nioh 2 
  • Persona 5 Royal 
  • The Last Of Us 2 
Ghost Of Tsushima New Details
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There you have it! These are some of the games and categories which we felt were important and worthy to be celebrated in our Game Awards for 2020.

Were there any other games that you would have wanted to be added? What is your Overall GOTY of 2020, do you agree with tonight’s winners?

Let us know in the comments below and don’t forget to check out the video game reviews & articles Section for more.

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