Well, 2020 was certainly an interesting year, wasn't it? While the world faced hardships and drastic change, many of us thankfully found comfort in socialising responsibly and bringing each other joy. No more was this prominent than in gaming, which had an amazing year! 

I know many say this every year, but while 2020 was pretty rubbish, this has been the most exciting time in gaming in a long while. We have new next-gen consoles, we had smash hit releases in the AAA and indie market, hidden gems were discovered and friends managed to catch up on games such as Left 4 Dead and Team Fortress 2! Myself included. 

Now it's time to award the greatest achievements in gaming of 2020 with the Game-News award show! We've released the list of Top 28 games of 2020, but now we can acknowledge and reward the best bits of our top games and those who didn't make the list. These awards will cover such things as best visuals, best sound design, best art, best direction, and other important fields.

So without further ado, our awards for the following categories go to - 

Best PlayStation Game of 2020: Ghost of Tsushima 

Best Xbox Game of 2020: Ori and the Will of the Wisps 

Best Nintendo Game of 2020: Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Best PC Game of 2020: Cyberpunk 2077

Best Visuals: The Last of Us: Part 2

Best Sound Design: DOOM Eternal 

Best Action Game: Resident Evil 3

Best Fighting Game: Streets of Rage 4

Best JRPG: Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best RPG: Wasteland 3

Best Family game: Fall Guys

Best Multiplayer: Among Us 

Best Writing/Narrative: Cyberpunk 2077

Best Performances

Laura Bailey - The Last Of Us Part II.
Daisuke Tsuji - Ghost of Tsushima.
Logan Cunningham - Hades.

Best Remasters/Remakes

Tony Hawkes - Pro Skater 1 and 2
Final Fantasy 7 Remake
Demon Souls
Destroy all Humans
SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle For Bikini Bottom - Rehydrated
Observer: System Redux

Best DLCs

Blasphemous: Stir of Dawn
Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods part one
Ghost of Tsushima - Legends

Most Innovated Game of 2020 - Half-Life: Alyx

Most Accessible and user-friendly Game of 2020 - The Last of Us: Part 2

Best Game for Impact - Spritfarer 

Best Art Direction - Cyberpunk 2077

Best Direction - Hugo Martin - DOOM Eternal