2020's The Game Awards took place on December 10 and Unreal Engine developers played a pivotal role with an astounding 17 UE-powered games being honored across 19 categories that include Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure, Best Art Direction, Best VR/AR, and much more. Notable wins included FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE for Best RPG and Best Music, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate for Best Fighting Game, Tell Me Why for Best Game for Impact, and Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2 for Best Sports Game.
In addition to the awards themselves, world premieres play a big part in the annual event, and Unreal Engine-developed titles accounted for over half of the evening's big reveals. These include a variety of exciting titles spanning platforms and genres including ARK II, Back 4 Blood, The Callisto Protocol, Century: Age of Ashes, and more.
As we celebrate an outstanding and impactful year in gaming, we would like to congratulate all of the developers who took part in the prestigious event! Check out the new game reveals below and keep reading for award highlights.
NEW TRAILERS AND GAME REVEALS
ARK II | Studio Wildcard ARK II thrusts players into a brutal new world of primitive survival against both beast and man, facing down the ever-present threats of hyper-realistic intelligent dinosaurs, aggressive alien fauna, and the exotic environments of an unearthly planet. Survivors will continue ARK's dramatic eons-spanning story of humankind's evolution in this next-generation sandbox survival experience!
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Back 4 Blood | Turtle Rock Studios
It’s time to reclaim our world, so grab what you can and gear up! We’re going to war. On June 22, 2021, Back 4 Blood brings you face-to-face with a new apocalypse on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS5, PS4, Steam, and the Epic Games Store.
Century: Age of Ashes | Playwing LTD Century: Age of Ashes is a free-to-play multiplayer dragon-battle game. Master a growing roster of classes and dragons, compete in intense arena battles, and rule the skies in fast-paced aerial combat.
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Evil Dead: The Game | Boss Team Games/Saber Interactive
Based on the Evil Dead franchise and characters created by Sam Raimi, Robert Tapert, and Bruce Campbell, the game casts players against the forces of evil that have been unleashed from the Necronomicon Ex-Mortis, with sights and sounds inspired by the films The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn, and Army of Darkness, as well as the STARZ original Ash vs Evil Dead television series.
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Evil West | Flying Wild Hog/Focus Home Interactive
A dark menace consumes the old west. In solo or coop, fight with style in visceral, explosive combat against bloodthirsty monstrosities. Eradicate the vampiric hordes with your lightning-fueled gauntlet and become a wild west superhero.
F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch | TiGames/bilibili F.I.S.T.: Forged In Shadow Torch is a Metroidvania-like action game featuring exploration, intense combat, and challenging platforming.
Fortnite | Epic Games
The next figure from across realities to travel through the Zero Point is none other than the Master Chief. Defender of humanity and destroyer of alien ringworlds, few are more qualified to take on the Island’s bounties and its existential Zero Point threat than John-117.
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Hood: Outlaws & Legends | Sumo Digital/Focus Home Interactive
Every game of Hood: Outlaws & Legends starts with two teams of four players, fighting each other and the state to find, steal, and return the riches unfairly taken from the people. Four distinct characters with thousands of variations await, providing endless combinations and playstyles to adopt while outsmarting foes and executing the perfect heist with your friends.
It Takes Two | Hazelight/EA
Play as the clashing couple Cody and May, two humans turned into dolls by a magic spell. Trapped in a fantastical world, they’re reluctantly challenged with saving their fractured relationship by the suave love guru Dr. Hakim. A huge variety of gleefully disruptive gameplay challenges stand between them and their return to normal.
From the award-winning studio Hazelight, creators of A Way Out and industry-leaders of narratively-driven cooperative play, comes a wondrous adventure where only one thing’s for certain: we’re better together.
Just Cause: Mobile | Square Enix Just Cause: Mobile is an action-shooter set in the explosive Just Cause universe and designed exclusively for mobile. It features an action-packed story campaign, 30-person competitive multiplayer, four-player co-op missions. Just Cause: Mobile has all of this and more!
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Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond | Respawn/EA
Take the fight to war-torn Europe in Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond. The franchise returns to its roots complete with a deep single-player campaign, multiplayer modes, and powerful interviews with survivors and World War II veterans.
Myst | Cyan Worlds, Inc.
Explore the surrealistic Ages of Myst in a new dimension!
Welcome to Myst: the starkly beautiful island, eerily tinged with mystery and shrouded in intrigue. Explore the deeper connections and uncover a story of ruthless family betrayal.
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OUTRIDERS | People Can Fly/Square Enix
Square Enix and People Can Fly present OUTRIDERS: a one-to-three player drop-in-drop-out co-op shooter set in an original, dark, and desperate sci-fi universe.
Returnal | Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment
After crash-landing on this shape-shifting world, Selene must search through the barren landscape of an ancient civilization for her escape. Isolated and alone, she finds herself fighting tooth and nail for survival. Again and again, she’s defeated – forced to restart her journey every time she dies.
Through relentless roguelike gameplay, you’ll discover that just as the planet changes with every cycle, so do the items at your disposal. Every loop offers new combinations, forcing you to push your boundaries and approach combat with a different strategy each time.
Rogue Company | First Watch Games/Hi-Rez Studios
The world needs saving and only the best of the best can do it. Suit up as one of the elite agents of Rogue Company and go to war in a variety of different game modes.
SCARLET NEXUS | BANDAI NAMCO Studios
Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child. Armed with a talent in psycho-kinesis, explore futuristic New Himuka and uncover the mysteries of a Brain-Punk future caught between technology and psychic abilities in SCARLET NEXUS.
Scavengers | Midwinter Entertainment/Improbable
Prepare for the unforgiving frozen wasteland of Scavengers, a free-to-play strategic shooter where players form squads of three and fight for survival and dominance in a hybrid of sandbox-style PVE and class-based PVP.
Season | Scavengers Studio Season is a third-person atmospheric adventure bicycle road-trip game. Through the eyes of a young woman from a secluded community, explore the world for the first time. Collect artifacts and memories before a mysterious cataclysm washes away the world.
Tchia | Awaceb
A tropical open-world adventure. Climb, glide, swim, and sail your boat around a beautiful archipelago in this physics-driven sandbox. Use Tchia's special ability to take control of any animal or object you can find, and jam on your fully playable Ukulele. Tchia is a game inspired by New Caledonia.
The Callisto Protocol | Striking Distance Studios/KRAFTON, Inc. The Callisto Protocol is a new story-driven, single-player survival-horror game from the creators of Dead Space. Set on Jupiter’s dead moon Callisto in the year 2320, The Callisto Protocol is a next-generation take on survival horror. The game challenges players to escape the maximum security Black Iron Prison and uncover its terrifying secrets. A blend of horror, action, and immersive storytelling, the game aims to set a new bar for horror in interactive entertainment.
Thunder Tier One | KRAFTON Thunder Tier One is a realistic top-down shooter where you’ll join an elite task force fighting against a terrorist organization. Players must utilize all their tactical skills in real-time to neutralize enemy operatives and achieve mission objectives.