NAVGTR Game Awards 2020

The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501©(3) non-profit media organization of 820 media voters and 9,500 subscribers, has announced winners for its 19th annual awards program honoring video game art, technology, and production.

The NAVGTR Awards honor 57 competitive categories recognizing achievement in animation, art direction, character design, controls, game design, game engineering, musical score, sound effects, writing, and more. Since its inception, the academy has recognized over 5,300 talented individuals.

Leading all winning games is Control (6), followed by Death Stranding and The Outer Worlds with 5.  Untitled Goose Game and A Plague Tale: Innocence tied with 4 wins each.  Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice won 3 NAVGTR Awards, including top honors as Game of the Year.

Among developers, Remedy Entertainment led developers with six wins for Control.  Its publisher, 505 Games, picked up an additional award for Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night in the category of Outstanding Control Precision.  The grand total of 7 NAVGTR Awards was the largest for the year.

Number of Awards Won per Game
06 Control
05 Death Stranding
05 The Outer Worlds
04 A Plague Tale: Innocence
04 Untitled Goose Game
03 Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
02 Dreams
02 Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
02 The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
02 Vader Immortal

Number of Awards Won per Development Studio
06 Remedy Entertainment
05 Kojima Productions
05 Obsidian
04 Asobo Studio
04 House House Games
03 Capcom
03 FromSoftware
02 Cryo Interactive Ent
02 Nintendo
02 Respawn

Number of Awards Won per Publisher
07 505 Games
06 Nintendo
05 Private Division
05 Sony Interactive Entertainment
04 Electronic Arts
04 Focus Home Interactive
04 Panic
03 Activision
03 Capcom
03 FromSoftware
02 Cryo Interactive Ent
02 Devolver Digital
02 Disney

Number of Awards Won per Individual (multiple wins only)
03 Ludvig Forssell
02 Hidetaka Miyazaki
02 Jacob Strasser
02 Leonard Boyarsky
02 Michael McMaster
02 Nico Disseldorp
02 Stuart Gillespie-Cook

For a complete list of categories, nominees, and winners, please visit