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The Game Awards GOTY nominees include TLOU 2, Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Published: 19:27, 18 November 2020
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Looking out at a bright new future... of being back on a home console. WHERE IT BELONGS.

We guess it's time to complain about individual favourites not making The Game Awards' shortlist for Game of the Year, at least judging by the Twitter responses.

Of course, there's no list in the world that would appease all the Twitter mobs mourning for The Game Awards' omissions of their favourites, so it's best not to dwell on reactions too much. Besides, we certainly don't envy the poor souls who had to distil 2020 to just six games, so let's dive in. 

First up is Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which launched in March 2020 and quickly became one of Nintendo's most popular games ever, upgrading the entire franchise to heavy-hitter status. You had to be living under a rock not to at least hear about it, as everyone and their dog was playing it. In short, well deserved. 

Next up is another March launch, Doom Eternal, id Software's glorious return to the iconic franchise, whose brutal and fast-paced combat made it one of the best instalments in the franchise. No brainer. 

Final Fantasy VII Remake launched in April and managed the rare feat of appeasing both the fans of the original and those who craved for something more than just a remaster. With more than 5 million copies sold and the title of the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive, it couldn't be ignored. 

Launched in July, Ghost of Tsushima was always bound for the GOTY list, as the lone samurai fantasy is enough to sway one into getting a console, just to stare at one of the most beautiful games ever made. 

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Supergiant Games launched Hades in September and haven't looked back since, as the roguelike RPG ticked all the boxes for a smash hit. Which it certainly was. 

Last but not least is The Last of Us 2, whose quality could not be overshadowed by all the controversies that followed. Numbers were pretty clear, though, that Naughty Dog once again outdid themselves. 

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