This year, we wanted to honor as many games as possible, which is why we separated our site's GOTY lists into two categories: AAA and indie. 

We also set up a Reader’s Choice Awards poll, asking you to select your favorite AAA and indie games of 2020.

You voted, and now, we’re revealing what games you think deserve the GOTY title for each category! 

Prima Games | Reader’s Choice Awards 2020

Reader’s Choice Award - GOTY for AAA

The results were extremely close when it came to the AAA games you thought deserved the title of GOTY for 2020. In total, 42 people responded to this portion of our poll. By a single vote, the final winner went to… Animal Crossing: New Horizons! 

Personally, we’re a little surprised by this result but at the same time, we can’t deny the impact that Animal Crossing: New Horizons had on gamers during an incredibly difficult year. It’s also a game that’s kept itself relevant, having first released on March 20, and still being played by numerous gamers as of today, December 31. 

Wondering what other games people thought deserved the title of GOTY? Below, we’ve listed each game and how many votes they received. You can also see an image of the poll results above. 

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons - 8 votes

  • Ghost of Tsushima - 7 votes

  • Doom Eternal - 7 votes

  • The Last of Us Part II - 5 votes

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales - 4 votes

  • Final Fantasy VII Remake - 3 votes

  • Yakuza: Like a Dragon - 1 vote

  • Demon’s Souls - 1 vote

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla - 1 vote

  • Persona 5 Royal - 1 vote

  • Immortals Fenyx Rising - 1 vote

  • Cyberpunk 2077 - 1 vote


Reader’s Choice Award - GOTY for Indie

The results were far more definitive when it came to the indie game you thought deserved the title of GOTY for 2020. In total, 42 people responded to this portion of our poll. Winning by a whopping 42.9% margin was… Hades! 

We can’t say we’re surprised by this result as we also selected Hades as our GOTY in the indie game category. Hades is an incredible accomplishment by the team at Supergiant, and for many, deserving of an all-encompassing GOTY award. 

If you haven’t played Hades yet, we highly recommend checking it out! Wondering what other games people thought deserved the title of indie GOTY? Below, we’ve listed each game and how many votes they received. You can also see an image of the poll results above. 

  • Hades - 18 votes

  • Bugsnax - 7 votes

  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps - 5 votes

  • Phasmophobia - 3 votes

  • Among Us - 3 votes

  • Spiritfarer - 2 votes

  • Mortal Shell - 1 vote

  • Spelunky 2 - 1 vote


To everyone who voted, thank you! We appreciate hearing your voice and your feedback when it comes to the games you loved this year. The readers of this site are the most important thing to us, and we want to ensure that you always feel heard, seen, and understood.

If there’s any feedback you’d like to give to us for 2021, we’ve put together a form where you can write to us and share what you’d like to see from the site moving forward (https://forms.gle/LmZPBTz16uLDqGHdA). We’ll also be paying attention to the feedback you give us on our social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

Once again, thank you so much for voting in our Reader’s Choice Awards poll, and thank you for being a reader of Prima Games. See you all in 2021!