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gamescom 2020: gamescom award 2020 goes to Night City

At the end of this year’s gamescom, the winners of the coveted gamescom awards are now announced. The awards in the still open categories were presented during the grand finale “gamescom: Best Of Show.” The first winners of the gamescom award had already been announced in numerous jury categories at the start of gamescom on Thursday during gamescom: Opening Night Live.

This year, the coveted Best Of gamescom award went to the title “Cyberpunk 2077”. The role play game developed by Polish studio CD PROJECT RED and distributed in Europe by Bandai Namco was also able to impress the jury in the categories of Best Sony PlayStation Game, Best PC Game and Best Role-Playing Game. gamescom fans as well chose the futuristic action role-playing game in the consumer voting as the most hotly anticipated of all the games nominated for the gamescom award.

In the eyes of the jury, publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment delivered the best lineup of gamescom 2020, including the multiple award-winning “Cyberpunk 2077,” the best simulation “Project CARS 3” and another score with “Little Nightmares 2” from the Swedish Tarsier Studios, which won an award for its outstanding trailer and is the Best Nintendo Switch Game of gamescom 2020. 2K is sure to be pleased with two awards for the gangster epic “Mafia: Definitive Edition” as Best Remaster and long-time hit “Borderlands 3” as Best Ongoing Game.

gamescom fans voted Erik “Gronkh” Range as their favorite streamer. And as Best Show, they chose the World of Tanks Blitz gamescom stream from Wargaming.

This year’s special jury prize, HEART OF GAMING Award, went to the all-digital Indie Arena Booth, a virtual walk-through MMO designed by Super Crowd Entertainment within a few months.

The prizes in the following genre and platform categories were awarded during the gamescom: Best Of Show:

Best Family Game
KeyWe, Stonewheat & Sons

Best Ongoing Game
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Borderlands 3, 2K

Best PC Game
Cyberpunk 2077, CD PROJEKT RED

Best Racing Game
DIRT5, Codemasters

Best Remaster
Mafia: Definitive Edition, 2K

Best Role-Playing Game
Cyberpunk 2077, CD PROJEKT RED

Best Simulation
Project CARS 3, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Sports Game
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, Activision

Best Strategy Game
Humankind, Amplitude Studios & SEGA Europe

Most Original Game
Voidtrain, Hypetrain Digital

Most Wanted Hardware/Technology
Xbox Series X, Microsoft

Winners of the following gamescom global and consumer awards were also revealed during the gamescom: Best Of Show.

Best Announcement
Unknown 9: Awakening, Reflector Entertainment

Best Lineup
Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best of gamescom
Cyberpunk 2077, CD PROJEKT RED

Best Presentation/Trailer
Little Nightmares 2, Tarsier Studios

Best Show
World of Tanks Blitz gamescom Stream, Wargaming


Best Streamer
Erik “Gronkh” Range

gamescom “Most Wanted” Consumer Award
Cyberpunk 2077, CD PROJEKT RED

HEART OF GAMING Award
Indie Arena Booth, Super Crowd Entertainment

The following winners were already announced on Thursday during gamescom: Opening Night Live.

Best Action Adventure Game
Watch Dogs: Legion, Ubisoft

Best Action Game
Star Wars: Squadrons, Electronic Arts

Best Indie Game
Curious Expedition 2, Maschinen-Mensch

Best Microsoft Xbox Game
Tell Me Why, Microsoft

Best Multiplayer Game
Operation: Tango, Clever Plays

Best Nintendo Switch Game
Little Nightmares 2, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Sony Playstation Game
Cyberpunk 2077, CD PROJEKT RED

For questions about the awards, please contact:

Benjamin Rostalski, Tobias Lo Coco
Stiftung Digitale Spielekultur
Marburger Str. 2 | 10789 Berlin | Germany
Tel. +49 30 29 04 92 92
E-mail: award@gamescom.de | rostalski@stiftung-digitale-spielekultur.de

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