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The Fing’rs & Thu’ums Annual Video Game Awards 2020

2020 brought about a lot of troubles across the globe. From the initial onset of epidemic’s and then the widespread pandemic which has shook the globe mentally, physically and economically. During this period every market across the world was effected, even the video game market. With many uncertainties around shipping, release dates, outlets and more no one knew what was going to happen over the last ten months.

But during this year we have seen a boom of sorts throughout the gaming community and the video game market. People have spent a lot more time at home and have found the simple pleasures in online play, where they have been able to speak to friends that are worlds apart during lockdown. Video games have proven to be massive escapist venues of entertainment, and have seen massive sales. And of course we have seen major game releases and even the start of the ninth generation console with the release of Xbox Series X/S and PS5.

2020 has been nothing short of terrifying and amazing wrapped into one bubble. It also dawns the first of The Annual Video Game Awards from Fing’rs & Thu’ums. We have hand-picked some select categories this year and through much research and public opinion polls we have selected our winners for 2020.

Fing’rs & Thu’ums Hall of Fame

First we would like to announce the opening of the Fing’rs & Thu’ums Hall of Fame. This will highlight the titles that we at Fing’rs & Thu’ums believe worthy of entering such a place. Much like the shield-lined halls of Valhalla, The Fing’rs & Thu’ums Hall of Fame will only allow entry of the best of the best. As an opening celebration we would like to announce the following games as the initial entries into this divine place:

  • Alien Breed
  • Another World
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • The Chaos Engine
  • Doom (2016)
  • The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Frontier: Elite II
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • God of War (2018)
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • The Last of Us
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Mafia II
  • Prey
  • Psycho Fox
  • Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe
  • Super Mario Bros.
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Super Mario Odyssey

The Fing’rs & Thu’ums Awards 2020

Without further ado here are the categories and winners of this years Fing’rs & Thu’ums Awards.


Score/Soundtrack of the Year

For absolute outstanding music, score, original songs and/or licensed soundtrack for a video game.

Final Fantasy VII Remake – Nobuo Uematsu, Masashi Hamauzu and Mitsuto Suzuki


Indie Game of the Year

For an outstanding independent development outside the tradition publication mechanisms, outstanding creativity and technical achievements.

Hades – Supergiant Games


Sequel of the Year

For outstanding narrative continuation, franchise growth as well as overall narrative, music, art and creativity.

The Last of Use Part II – Naughty Dog, Sie


Mobile Game of the Year

For outstanding technical achievement and creativity on a mobile platform, including outstanding narrative, narrative, music, art and/or creativity.

Legends of Runeterra – Riot Games


Action Game of the Year

For outstanding combat action, including outstanding narrative, narrative, music, art and/or creativity.

Doom Eternal – ID Software, Bethesda


Shooter Game of the Year

for outstanding action within the shooter genre, third or first person, including outstanding narrative, narrative, music, art and/or creativity.

Doom Eternal – ID Software, Bethesda


Fighting Game of the Year

For outstanding achievement in the fighting genre, including outstanding narrative, narrative, music, art and/or creativity.

Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate – Netherrealm Studios, WB Games


Role Playing Game of the Year

For outstanding achievement within the Role Playing Game genre, including outstanding narrative, narrative, music, art and/or creativity.

Final Fantasy VII Remake – Square Enix


Sports Game of the Year

For outstanding achievement within the sports genre, including outstanding narrative, narrative, music, art and/or creativity.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 – Vicarious Visions, Activision


Family Game of the Year

For outstanding achievement within the family-friendly genre list, including outstanding narrative, narrative, music, art and/or creativity.

Paper Mario: The Origami King – Nintendo


Narrative of the Year

For outstanding creativity around narrative development and storytelling in a game.

Ghost of Tsushima – Ian Ryan, Liz Albl, Patrick Downs, Jordan Lemos


Art Direction Award

for outstanding artistic design and animation in a game.

Ghost of Tsushima – Sucker Punch, Sie


Multiplayer Game of the Year

For outstanding achievement within the multiplayer genre, or any genre with a major multiplayer functionality.

Call of Duty: Warzone – Infinity Ward, Activision


Free Game of the Year

For outstanding achievement within any games that are free-to-play, including outstanding narrative, narrative, music, art and/or creativity.

Super Mario Bros. 35 – Nintendo


Performance of the Year

For outstanding individual voice-acting, performance capture or motion capture within a game.

Ghost of Tsushima – Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai


Game of the Year

Awarded to the game that contains the best in all areas of technical and creativity and a game which captures public opinion and sales.

The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog, Sie

Nominees

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Doom Eternal

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