The Hugo Award winners were announced at the 79th annual Worldcon, also known as DisCon III. Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Baseball, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, The Last of Us Part 2, and Spiritfarer were among the other nominees for Best Video Game. In a televised acceptance speech, Supergiant Games’ Greg Kasavin said: “We hope the Hugo Awards continue to recognize the incredible work being done in this space,” before thanking the Greek gods “both above and below. “.
Since 1953, the Hugo Awards have recognized the best works of science fiction and fantasy literature in various categories. The Best Graphic Story category was only added in 2009. The Best Video Game category was added this year on an exceptional basis.
As DisConIII co-chair Colette Fozard explained, “Since the start of 2020, many of us have spent more time playing than we expected. This award will provide fans with the opportunity to celebrate the games that have been meaningful, joyful and exceptional over the past year. A permanent category of best game or interactive experience is being considered.
Since its release, Hades has received numerous accolades including GDC Game of the Year and BAFTA Awards for Best Game, Artistic Achievement, Game Design, Storytelling, and Performer in a Role of support (Logan Cunningham). We also named it the best action game of 2020.
Hades, who received PS5 and Xbox Series X | S releases this year, adds this new award to a list that already includes over 60 GOTY titles won between 2020 and now.
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