The Game Awards 2020

Posted on 11 Dec 2020 by
Jay Shaw

This year’s The Game Awards are upon us – frankly we don’t care who won shiny trophies but we do love all the new PC game announcements and their trailers. Convenient then that you’ll find exactly that below, or you can watch the three and a half hour show in its entirety above.

Loop Hero

From Four Quarters (developers of Please Don’t Touch Anything) comes our first game of the night, a strategy RPG card game that looks like it takes some inspiration from Necronator. The sprite work and art style are both modern and reminiscent of some early 90s CRPGs, and it looks great too. Loop Hero is coming in 2021.


From Awaceb (Fossil Echo) Tchia is a third person adventure about a girl who can take control of animals and objects to explore and solve puzzles. The game’s world is inspired by the real and very beautiful island of New Caledonia, so expect lots of pretty scenery to go along with the charming looking graphics and adventure. There’s also a fully playable ukulele.

Shady Part of Me

Shady Part of Me is a puzzle adventure game about a small girl who must manipulate the world and shadows to make progress. There’s some impressive cinematic scenes and doofy looking square headed skeletons in the trailer. The game also got a surprise release and is available to buy right now on PC and consoles.

Yakuza 3, 4, 5, and 6

No trailer for this announcement but Ryu Ga Gotoku and Sega have announced that the Yakuza Collection, which contains entries three through five, and Yakuza 6 are making their way to PC next year. Collection is releasing on 28 January while 6 is releasing on 25 March 2021. Now that’s a solid reason to hold on to your Christmas money for a few months. Nice!

NieR Replicant

Next up is the first gameplay trailer for Cavia and Square Enix’s NieR Replicant. The gameplay shouldn’t really come as a surprise as it’s a ten year old game but it’s still nice to see the remaster in action looking a bit shinier than it did in the PS3 days.

We Are OFK

We Are OFK is an interactive story about indie pop group OFK and how they came together to release their music. The vid above is less trailer and more music video and the full game is aiming to contain five just like it. We Are OFK is releasing in Spring 2021.

Century: Age of Ashes

This free to play multiplayer game from Playwing puts players in the role of dragons and their riders for PvP aerial combat that looks a bit like Lair meets War Thunder. Beta access can be applied for via Steam.

Perfect Dark

It might not be as easy to get excited for a new Perfect Dark game as it was before Zero dashed all our hopes mercilessly but here we are with a CGI trailer for Perfect Dark”, we assume the means 2 and it’s being developed by The Initiative. Other than the trailer above there’s not really any other info so far. Fingers crossed it doesn’t have a hovercraft bit though. Given Microsoft’s ownership of the IP we can safely assume this will be the first game in the series to make its way to PC.


Turtle Rock Studios and Warner Bros have announced Back4Blood, a coop zombie shooter that looks like it borrows very heavily from their earlier Left 4 Dead games. You’ve got the token girl, token black guy, jumpy/spitty/big zombies, even the guns being carried are the same. Frankly it’s incredibly weird to see a studio rip off their own game. Back4Blood is launching on 22 June 2021 for PC and consoles.


Midwinter Entertainment’s Scavengers has made its first appearance at a show in a couple of years and it comes with the announcement of a beta launch that can be signed up for immediately over on the game’s official site.

Hood: Outlaws and Legends

Recently announced Hood: Outlaws and Legends got a new trailer that shows off a bunch of gameplay and some sweet stealth kills with a bow along with a release date of 10 May 2021. Pre-orders get to play the game three days early on 7 May.

The Callisto Protocol

Striking Distance Studios have revealed The Callisto Protocol. The CGI trailer shows what looks like a prisoner with some kind of implant on their neck get cornered by a pretty cool monster and a malfunctioning robot that looks like it belongs in Saturn 3 (the movie, don’t watch it, it’s bad). The Callisto Protocol is coming in 2022.

Warhammer: Darktide

Fatshark’s latest coop Warhammer game is taking us back to the grimdark future of the forty-first millennium for a little bit of Chaos chainsawing and general murder. If you’re a fan of the Vermintide games then Darktide is looking like it’ll be more of the same but with more cultists than critters. The game is releasing sometime in 2021.

Open Roads

Fullbright (Tacoma, Gone Home) and Annapurna Interactive revealed Open Roads, a game about a mother-daughter road trip to visit old family properties and discover the memories and secrets they hold. Open Roads is coming in 2021.

Disco Elysium Final Cut

Top-notch investigative RPG Disco Elysium is getting a Final Cut version coming in 2021. The Final Cut will be a free upgrade for existing owners of the game too.

Dragon Age 4

BioWare have released a new teaser trailer for the next entry in the Dragon Age series that we last saw teased as some background concept art in another video some months ago. There’s a bit where a knight faces down some giant turtle looking monsters on a beach and we only wish someone had said something about hitting their weak spot for massive damage.

Crimson Desert

Pearl Abyss (Black Desert Online) have revealed Crimson Desert, another massive and beautiful looking MMO. The trailer shows lots of lovely panning landscape shots and some characters interacting but the dialogue is all muted. As such we choose to believe that everyone is arguing over who left an upper decker after eating too much borscht. We also get a look at some combat with large groups and well done animations, swinging on ropes, a very cool looking rideable dragon, and a castle siege with walls and structures being destroyed by cannon fire.

Ark 2

A slightly potato faced digital rendition of buff nerd Vin Diesel stars in the cinematic reveal for Ark 2. His merry little band of prehistoric warrior types face off against what look like purple orks in a combat sequence Star Wars TOS would’ve been proud of until a T-Rex looking dino shows up and starts chowing down. One cheeky escape later and the Diesel tribe are sporting glowing wrists and fondling tech they found in a cave.


People Can Fly and Square Enix’s shooter Outriders got a new trailer that shows off a bunch of gameplay, guns, and powers. Of most interest is the changed release date, the game has now been moved to a 2 February 2021 release date.

F.I.S.T: Forged In Shadow Torch

Okay, so here’s what you need to know about F.I.S.T: It’s a metroidvania where you play anthropomorphic animals armed with robot arms for punching the stuffing out of their enemies. The game is coming to PC and PlayStation in Spring 2021.

Evil Dead: The Game

Hail to the king, baby! Evil Dead: The Game has been revealed and features a mix of characters from the series past including classic chainsaw-and-boomstick Ash, a knight from Army of Darkness, one of the women from the Evil Dead TV series whose name we can’t remember, and some poofy haired Leon Kennedy looking guy who we presume probably appeared in the latest Evil Dead movie that we did our best to block from our memories. Evil Dead: The Game is releasing in 2021 and will feature both coop and PvP gameplay. Bruce Campbell’s underwear moistening voice is also present. Groovy!

Super Meat Boy Foreve

Super Meat Boy Forever also got a release date trailer showing a mix of gameplay an animation. The punishingly hard platformer is releasing on PC (via Epic) on 23 December 2020.

Road 96

Digix Art (11-11 Memories Retold) have revealed Road 96, a procedurally generated road trip game about escaping a country in turmoil. Reaching the border means safety, but players will have multiple ways to get there and the trailer shows off some events like riding in the back of a police car and an armed robbery amongst others.

It Takes Two

EA revealed It Takes Two, a game about two humans turned into dolls who must compete in mini games in order to fix their damaged relationship and turn back into humans. There’s an obnoxious book spouting bad jokes in a voice that sounds like he inhales sand for breakfast. It Takes Two is releasing on 26 March 2021.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Gates of Oblivion

The latest expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online is taking the free to play MMO to the most potato faced region of Cyrodiil: Oblivion. The CGI trailer above doesn’t really show much but the name kind of says it all. Gates of Oblivion is coming in 2021.

Oddworld: Soulstorm

The long-running Oddworld series will be making its eagerly anticipated return to gamers screens in Spring 2021. The trailer shows off some gameplay and plenty of that traditional Oddworld style.

Evil West

Flying Wild Hog (Shadow Warrior) and Focus Home Interactive revealed a CGI trailer for their new game Evil West featuring a cowboy with a cool transforming gauntlet fighting all manner of demons and monsters. We got very strong Dark Watch vibes from it and that can only be a good thing. Evil West is coming to PC and consoles in 2021.

Scarlet Nexus

Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus got a new trailer that shows off some in-game cutscenes and gameplay. It’s all still a bit mysterious but there’s some weird monster designs and anime schoolgirls with swords, also a guy riding a bus that then does a backflip (the bus, not the guy) and how can you not love that level of dumb. Scarlet Nexus is coming to PC and consoles in Summer 2021.

Among Us

A new map: The Airship, was revealed via Geoff Keighley yapping and a very brief trailer that shows off some of the new tasks, map layout, and unique mechanics of The Airship. The new map is coming in early 2021.

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story

League of Legends spin-off Ruined King was announced a couple of years ago but we finally have a gameplay trailer that reveals just what it is: A turn based RPG that looks remarkably similar to Airship Syndicate’s previous game Battle Chasers: Nightwar. Ruined King is coming to PC and consoles in 2021.

The Next Mass Effect

It turns out Andromeda didn’t quite manage to drive a stake into the heart of the Mass Effect series as we close out the show with a new teaser for the next Mass Effect game. Interestingly, Liara makes an appearance and finds a piece of tech marked with the N7 logo on a snowy planet. No word on what the game actually is or when it’s coming though.

That’s it for this year’s Game Awards show. We’ve not been terribly impressed with most of the announcements if we’re being brutally honest – too much CGI and not enough gameplay shown. It’s like jangling keys in front of a baby. The Callisto Protocol has us intrigued if only because a new sci-fi horror game with a cool monster is pretty unique. Evil West has us actually wanting to see gameplay. Perfect Dark” similarly showed off basically nothing of worth but a new game in the series is noteworthy just because everyone assumed it was long dead and buried after its mishandling when Microsoft purchased Rare. For games we’re actually eager to play, Loop Hero is right at the top of the list. We Are OFK would be our pick of the show if only because its unique music video trailer was the only one we didn’t get bored of fifteen seconds in.

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