It Takes Two is the game of the year 2021: victory at the Game Awards

Like every year, the awards ceremony has just taken place Game rewards.

During the event produced and presented by Geoff Keighley we’ve seen some big announcements, like those of Star Wars: Eclipse And Alan Wake IIbut the real protagonists were the video games released this year, these candidates to receive the most prestigious awards in the video game panorama. All eyes are therefore on the GOTYthe Game of the Year, the most coveted award of the “Oscars of video games”: it is It takes two to conquer (rightly) the precious statuette.

Josef Fares and Hazelight triumph at TGA 2021

Developed by Swedish Hazelight Studios and published by electronic arts – with the EA Originals label -, It Takes Two is an adventure game that offers a marked platform component and innovative game mechanics, borrowed from the most varied genres. It’s a specially designed blend of pure pleasure for two playersas the eccentric artistic director Josef Fares, author of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (2013), himself points out.

Just like in the first Hazelight title, A Way Out, you must work with your partner to overcome the many challenges in It Takes Two. There is no single player mode: the title can be played in cooperative mode, online or locally split screen.

Nominated in the Game of the Year category, It Takes Two he got the better of titles like Deathloop (Arkane Studios), Metroid dreads (Mercury Vapor), Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine), Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games) e Resident Evil Village. At the end of the TGA ceremony, Fares won the GOTY 2021 statuette: the prize was presented to him by Neil Druckmann, co-president of Naughty Dog and creative director of The Last of Us: Part II.

However, the other candidates had their moments of glory. Deathloop, for example, was awarded in the categories Best game direction And Best Art Directionfor Best Director and Best Art Direction, respectively. Metroid Dread received the Best Adventure Game statuette (Best Action/Adventure), while Resident Evil Village actress Lady Dimitrescu Maggie Robertson caught the Better performance.

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We leave you with the complete list of winners of The Game Awards 2021:

  • Game of the Year – It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)
  • Best Game Direction – Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)
  • Best Story – Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
  • Best Art Direction – Deathloop (Arkane Studios/Bethesda)
  • Best Score and Music – NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139 (Keiichi Okabe, composer)
  • Best Audio Design – Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Best Performance – Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village
  • Games for Impact – Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine/SQUARE ENIX)
  • Best Ongoing – Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)
  • Best Indies – Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Best Mobile Game – Genshin Impact (MiHoYo)
  • Best Community Support – Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)
  • Accessibility Innovation – Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Best VR/AR – Resident Evil 4 (Armature Studio/Capcom/Oculus Studios)
  • Best Action Game – Returnal (Housemarque/SIE)
  • Best Action/Adventure – Metroid Dread (Mercury Steam/Nintendo)
  • Best Role-Playing Game – Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco)
  • Best Fight – Guilty Gear -Strive- (Arc System Works)
  • Best Family – It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)
  • Best Sim/Strategy – Age of Empires IV (Relic Entertainment/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Best Sports/Racing – Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Best Multiplayer – It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios/EA)
  • Content Creator of the Year – Dream
  • Best Independent Debut – Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Most Anticipated Game – Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • Best Esports Game – League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Best Esports Athlete – Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Best Esports Team – Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
  • Best Esports Coach – Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun
  • Best Esports Event – League of Legends World Championship 2021

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