2020 TechRaptor Awards - Nominees and Readers' Choice Vote

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2020 has obviously been the most awful year in most people's lifetimes. The gaming world, however, had it pretty good. We saw a ton of good indie titles break out and were treated with the swan songs of the last generation. Most of all, however, 2020 was full of surprise hits and sudden explosions out of obscurity. So, let's celebrate one of 2020's bright spots with its best games.

What follows is our list of nominees voted on by TechRaptor Staff. We then voted on that nominee list for our final winners in each category.

We want our readers in on it too, so check out this link here to vote! Voting is open until the 10th.

Best Multiplayer (For exceptional multiplayer gameplay and design)

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Our Review)
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout (Our Review)
  • Ghost of Tsushima

Best Writing (For outstanding storytelling, worldbuilding, and character creation)

Best Visual Design (For outstanding, cohesive aesthetic)

Best Soundtrack (For outstanding overall score)

Best Expansion/DLC (The best piece of additional content to an existing game)

  • Ghost of Tsushima: Legends
  • Kingdom Hearts III Re Mind
  • No Man's Sky: Origins
  • The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon (Our Review)
  • Stardew Valley 1.5

Best Evolving Game (For outstanding continued development on an existing game)

  • Among Us
  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite
  • No Man's Sky
  • Stardew Valley

Indie Game of the Year (For outstanding creative and technical design from outside a large studio)

Tabletop Game/RPG of the Year (For outstanding tabletop game design)

Game of the Year (The best game of the year, whose sum of its parts is greater than any other)


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