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The Last of Us Part II dominates The Game Awards 2020 nominations while indie title Hades leads the chasing pack

Ashley Johnson has been nominated for her performance as Ellie in The Last of Us Part II. (Image source: Sony)
Ashley Johnson has been nominated for her performance as Ellie in The Last of Us Part II. (Image source: Sony)
The PlayStation 4 smash-hit adventure game The Last of Us Part II has amassed 10 nominations for The Game Awards 2020, including in the Game of the Year category. Indie hit Hades managed to grab eight nominations, while the critically acclaimed Ghost of Tsushima received seven nominations. Winners will be announced on December 10.

The Game Awards 2020 organization has announced the full nominations list for the upcoming award show, which will take place virtually from locations in Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo on December 10. The Last of Us Part II received the most nominations, with a total of 10 nods for the following categories: Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance (two entries), Innovation in Accessibility, and Best Action/Adventure.

Indie title Hades came in strong with eight nominations, Ghost of Tsushima bagged seven, and there were six nominations taken by Final Fantasy VII Remake. PS5 launch title Spider-Man: Miles Morales, which is also available for the PS4, managed to snag two nominations even though it has only just been released. The web-slinging action title turns up in the categories for Best Action/Adventure and Best Performance, with actor Nadji Jeter praised for his voice role and motion capture performance.

One of the most exciting categories, Most Anticipated Game, certainly features some mouth-watering entrants, with arguably the God of War sequel in with the best chance of securing the award. However, it is up against strong competition in the form of Resident Evil Village and Elden Ring. Esports categories are also included in The Game Awards 2020 with Call of Duty and League of Legends featuring heavily in the various nominations. But it looks like December 10 will be a big day mainly for The Last of Us Part II, with it already being called one of the best games of the generation.

Gamers can vote for their favorite titles by signing in at The Game Awards website. However, to take part in the voting for the Most Anticipated Game category, fans will have to click on the image in this Twitter post.

Most Anticipated Game. (Image source: @thegameawards)
Most Anticipated Game. (Image source: @thegameawards)
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-11-20 (Update: 2020-11-20)
Daniel R Deakin
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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.