Hades is the only Hugo Award-winning video game for its “excellence” in the genres of science fiction and fantasy. As noted on the
Awards website, the Hugo Awards were first awarded in 1953 and have been awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Convention, which has been run and voted by fans since 1955. 2021 will be the first year video games are considered, but it could eventually become a permanent category via a “one-off” category set only for that year. ..
Hades has become a finalist alongside The Last of Us 2, Spiritfarer, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, Animal Crossing: New Hawaiins, and Blaseball. Greg Kasavin, creative director and writer for Supergiant Games, wasn’t able to attend the show directly, but shared a great acceptance speech on his Twitter account. “I wish I could have participated in the Hugo Awards directly,” Casabin tweeted (Thanks, NME). “I couldn’t give an acceptance speech on behalf of the team, but there were a few words here. The award is grateful for the work we did, as well as the work in this category.
“Since the beginning of 2020, many of us have spent more time playing games than we expected,” said Hugo Awards Co-Chair Colette Fozzard. .. “This award is an opportunity for fans to celebrate a meaningful, fun and extraordinary game over the past year.”
ICYMI, Hades, are the highest rated games available on the Xbox Series X and PS5 consoles. It wasn’t released on the console until August. It jumped to the top of the best ranking charts on both Metacritic Nextgen consoles and reached 93 on both the Xbox Series X and PS5. At the time of writing
, Hades is only one point ahead of its closest rival (Demon’s Souls ranked 92/100 for PS5) and three points ahead of Tony Hawk’s ProSkater 1 +2. .. On the Xbox Series X, it’s four points ahead of Forza Horizon 5’s 92 points and Microsoft Flight Simulator’s 90 points.