Control Wins Nordic Game Of The Year 2020

Winners are here.
Winners are here. Nordic Game Awards

The Nordic Game Awards 2020 named Control as the Nordic Game of the Year. In a press release, the judges said that while not considered as groundbreaking, the game offered a unique atmosphere that manages to draw in players. Control managed to beat four other games including Baba is You, LEGO Builder’s Journey, Mosaic, and Sayonara Wildhearts.

Control also won Best Technology over nominees Deep Rock Galactic, Minecraft Earth, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and Trailmakers. Control was chosen because of the way it “amplifies the atmosphere of the game world while simultaneously adding depth and richness to the gameplay.”

Here are the other winners of this year:

Best Art

Winner: Sayonara Wild Hearts


  • Control
  • Draugen
  • LEGO Builder’s Journey
  • Little Misfortune

Best Fun for Everyone

Winner: What the Golf?


  • Baba is You
  • LEGO Builder’s Journey
  • Minecraft Earth
  • The Stretchers

Best Design

Winner: Baba is You


  • Control
  • Degrees of Separation
  • Sayonara Wildhearts
  • What the Golf?

Best Audio

Winner: Mutazione


  • Control
  • Moons of Madness
  • Rain of Reflections: Chapter 1
  • Sayonara Wildhearts

Best Debut

Winner: My Friend Pedro


  • Barotrauma
  • Burning Daylight
  • Druidstone: The Secret of the Menhir Forest
  • Tick Tock: A Tale for Two

Best VR/XR

Winner: Ghost Giant


  • Budget Cuts 2: Mission Insolvency
  • Curious Tales of Stolen Pets
  • Glyph
  • Waltz of the Wizard: Extended Edition

The Nordic Game awards started in 2006 and annually celebrates the best Nordic games in different categories. This year the awards is sponsored by Epic Games/Unreal Engine.

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