Game Of The Year Nominees Announced For New York Game Awards, Hosted By Reggie Fils-Aime

See the full list of nominees for the 10th annual New York Game Awards.


2020 has come to a close, but we're not yet finished celebrating last year's games. The New York Game Awards has announced the nominees for this year's awards show, which marks the event's 10th anniversary.

Former Nintendo boss Reggie Fils-Aime is the host of the New York Game Awards, which will be held as a virtual-only event due to the health crisis. The show takes place on January 26.

The nominees for the top prize, the Big Apple award for Best Game of the Year, include Animal Crossing: New Horizons, The Last of Us Part II, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Doom Eternal, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and Hades.

For the indie game category, the nominees include Ori and the Will of the Wisps, The Longing: Patience, Hades, Fall Guys, Spiritfarer, and Umurangi Generation. The best writing category nominees are The Last of Us Part II, If Found, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Hades, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Cyberpunk 2077, and Treachery in Beatdown City.

In addition to the game awards, the event will honor four "industry greats" with the Andrew Yoon Legend Award to celebrate their contributions to gaming and the impact they've had on the industry. Some of the previous recipients of this award have included Fils-Aime, Jade Raymond, Richard Garriott, Todd Howard, and Ralph Baer. The award is named for Andrew Yoon, the former editor of Joystiq and Shacknews, who passed away in 2015.

New for this year's awards show is the Shea Stadium Award for Best Esports Event. The nominees this year include the Street Fighter League, Overwatch League, League of Legends Worlds, IEM Katowice, and the Mortal Kombat 11 Final Kombat event.

You can see a full rundown of the nominees for the New York Game Awards below.

New York Game Awards Nominees

Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  • Doom Eternal
  • Yakuza: Like A Dragon
  • Hades

Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game

  • Dreams
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Moving Out
  • Good Job!
  • Drake Hollow
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Astro's Playroom

A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game

  • Roundguard
  • Necrobarista
  • Creaks
  • Little Orpheus
  • Good Sudoku
  • Genshin Impact
  • Wide Ocean Big Jacket

Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game

  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
  • Dreams
  • Paper Beast
  • Star Wars Squadrons

Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Longing: Patience
  • Hades
  • Fall Guys
  • Spiritfarer
  • Umurangi Generation

Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Teenage Blob
  • Hades
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Fuser
  • Ghost of Tsushima

Statue of Liberty Award for Best World

  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Hades
  • Umarangi Generation
  • Demon's Souls
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (for PC)

Herman Melville Award for Best Writing

  • The Last of Us Part II
  • If Found
  • Assassin's Creed Valhalla
  • Hades
  • Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (for PC)
  • Treachery in Beatdown City

Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game

  • Laura Bailey as Abby in The Last of Us Part II
  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie in The Last of Us Part II
  • Briana White as Aerith in Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  • August Aiden as Tyler Ronan in Tell Me Why
  • Logan Cunningham as Lord Hades / Poseidon / Achilles / Charon / The Storyteller / Asterius in Hades
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales in Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Keanu Reeves as Johnny Silverhand in Cyberpunk 2077

Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake

  • Final Fantasy VII: Remake
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Mr. Driller: DrillLand
  • Black Mesa
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1+2
  • Demon's Souls

Captain Award for Best Esports Team

  • DAMWOM Gaming
  • San Francisco Shock
  • Red Bull OG
  • Dallas Empire
  • TSM

Shea Stadium Award for Best Esports Event

  • Street Fighter League
  • Overwatch League
  • League of Legends Worlds
  • IEM Katowice
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Final Kombat

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