Hades has been an undeniable success for Supergiant Games. Coming out of early access last September, we thought this roguelike action RPG was simply incredible – giving it 10/10 stars – and other critics agreed.
It didn’t stop there for Hades, either – it has also won 5 awards in total, including Best Writing, Best Music, and Best Indie Game. For his role as Lord Hades, Poseidon, Achilles, Charon, The Storyteller and Asterius, Logan Cunningham was also awarded Best Acting in a Game.
Run by the New York Videogame Critics Circle, the 10th annual New York Game Awards were co-hosted by NYVGCC’s editor-in-chief Harold Goldberg and former Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, with the latter also appearing in an industry roundtable beforehand. It’s the first time this event had gone fully digital, and if you missed it before, you can catch up via YouTube.
Speaking about Hades’ success via a press release, Harold Goldberg made this statement:
All of the nominated games were extraordinary, but Hades touched our critics in many ways, and we all kept coming back for more. From the superb acting, to the compelling writing, to the wondrous artwork, to the stirring music, to the balanced gameplay, Hades very much deserves to be the 10th Annual New York Game Awards’ Game of the Year.
Nintendo games weren’t widely nominated here, with the exception of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and that took the award for Best Kids Game. Otherwise, the remaining categories – Esports and Journalism excluded – went to Final Fantasy VII Remake, Ghost of Tsushima, Genshin Impact and Half-Life Alyx.
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