Gaming News: The Game Awards Winners Announced


The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid 5 were among the winners at the annual ceremony.

The awards, a mix of jury voted and fan voted, were handed out at an event last week celebrating the best games of the year in a number of different fields. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the night’s biggest winner with three awards while Splatoon, Her Story, Rocket League and Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain each took home two awards.

Here is a list of winners in full:

Game of the Year: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Developer of the Year: CD Projekt Red

Best Independent Game: Rocket League

Best Mobile/Handheld Game: Lara Croft Go

Best Narrative: Her Story

Best Score/Best Soundtrack: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Best Performance: Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Games for Impact: Life Is Strange

Best Shooter: Splatoon

Best Action Adventure: Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Best Role Playing Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat X

Best Family Game: Super Mario Maker

Best Sports/Racing Game: Rocket League

Best Multiplayer: Splatoon

Best Art Direction: Ori and the Blind Forest

Esports Game of the Year: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Best Fan Creation: Portal Stories: Mel

Trending Gamer: Greg Miller

Esports Team of the Year: Optic Gaming

Esports Player of the Year: Kenny “kennyS” Schrub

Most Anticipated Game: No Man’s Sky

Watch the Ceremony in full below

Words by Megan Roxburgh


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