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    Hades is the primary online game to ever win the Hugo Award literary prize • Eurogamer.internet


    “This award celebrates the video games which were significant, joyful, and distinctive over this previous 12 months.”

    Hades is the very first online game to ever win a Hugo award, an annual literary award for one of the best science fiction or fantasy works of the 12 months.

    Although there’s at the moment no greatest online game class, as per the World Science Fiction Conference, a one-off class was created for this 12 months, and a everlasting award is into account.

    Hades beat off competitors from The Final of Us 2, Spiritfarer, Last Fantasy 7 Remake, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Blaseball.

    “Want I might have attended the Hugo Awards in particular person,” tweeted Supergiant Video games’ inventive director, Greg Kasavin (thanks, NME). “I wasn’t capable of make an acceptance speech there on behalf of the staff although did have a couple of phrases right here. I am grateful that the awards are recognising work on this class, a lot much less the work we did!”

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    “Since early 2020, many people have spent extra time gaming than we ever anticipated,” Hugo Awards co-chair Colette Fozard stated. “This award will supply followers a chance to have fun the video games which were significant, joyful, and distinctive over this previous 12 months.”

    Hades remains the best-rated game for PS5 and Xbox Series X on Metacritic.

    Though the indie roguelike was solely launched for current-gen consoles in August, it is surpassed each single competitor launched on the brand new consoles since they debuted again in 2020, securing a high aggregated Metacritic rating of 93 on Xbox Series X and 93 on PS5, too.

    Hades beforehand launched for PC and Nintendo Swap in September final 12 months to a hugely-positive reception, and incomes high marks from Eurogamer in our Hades review and finally it turned our Game of the Year for 2020.

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