Half Life: Alyx wins Game of the Year at VR Awards 2020

Half Life: Alyx wins Game of the Year at VR Awards 2020

Half-Life: Alyx has been crowned Game of the Year at the VR Awards 2020, with a couple of high profile releases grabbing the runner up spots.

The VR Awards 2020, sponsored by aixr., moved online last week. Although there were some surprises among the winners, it won't be much of a surprise to anyone that has played it to hear that Valve's Half-Life: Alyx walked away with the Game of the Year award.

The website states candidates were judged on the following criteria:

"Focusing on the use of Virtual Reality within games is the VR game of the year award. This combines the ingenuity and creativity that it takes to make a successful game along with the innovative use of movement that makes an experience worth while."

It was a hard fought race for Game of the Year, with a couple of high profile releases grabbing the runner up spots. Here's the full list of GOTY Finalists:

Sanzaru GamesAsgard’s Wrath

Stress Level ZeroBoneworks

Cortopia StudiosDown the Rabbit Hole

ValveHalf-Life: Alyx

nDreamsPhantom: Covert Ops

Cloudhead GamesPistol Whip

Insomniac GamesStormland

Kluge InteractiveSynth Riders

Fast Travel GamesThe Curious Tale of the Stolen Pets

Fireproof Studios LtdThe Room VR: A Dark Matter

Skydance InteractiveThe Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners

Schell GamesUntil You Fall


Valve had a good year in the other categories, too. The developer received the VR Hardware of the Year award for the Index headset, crowned by IGN as "the best way to experience VR."

The full list of winners can be found on the VR Awards 2020 announcement page. And if all this talk of Half-Life: Alyx has you hankering for a second play through, Valve have just released a developer's commentary mode to spice it up.

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