Gaming News – The Game Awards 2018 Nominees Announced

The awards celebrate the gaming achievements of the past 12 months.

The nominees for The Game Awards 2018 have been announced. Leading this year’s nominations is the latest instalment of God of War and the highly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2, both of which have seven nominations.

 

Both games are nominated in the coveted Game of the Year category. Won in 2017 by the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the pair are joined in the category by Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Celeste, Marvel’s Spider-Man and Monster Hunter World

 

See the full list of nominees below.

 

Game of the Year

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Celeste

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Monster Hunter: World

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Best Action Game

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Dead Cells

Destiny 2: Forsaken

Far Cry 5

Mega Man 11

 

 Best Action/Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

 

Best Role-Playing Game

Dragon Quest XI

Monster Hunter: World

Ni no Kuni II

Octopath Traveler

Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

 

Best Game Direction

A Way Out

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Best Narrative

Detroit: Become Human

God of War

Life is Strange 2: Episode 1

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Best Ongoing Game

Destiny 2: Forsaken

Fortnite

No Man’s Sky

Overwatch

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

 

Best Art Direction

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

God of War

Octopath Traveler

Red Dead Redemption 2

Return of the Obra Dinn

 

Best Score/Music

Celeste

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Octopath Traveler

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Best Audio Design

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Forza Horizon 4

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Best Independent Game

Celeste

Dead Cells

Intro the Breach

Return of the Obra Dinn

The Messenger

 

Best Performance

Bryan Dechart as Connor, Detroit: Become Human

Christopher Judge as Kratos, God of War

Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II

Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel’s Spider-Man

 

Games for Impact

11-11 Memories Retold

Celeste

Florence

Life is Strange 2

The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

 

Best Mobile Game

Donut County

Florence

Fortnite

PUBG MOBILE

Reigns: Game of Thrones

 

Best VR/AR Game

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Beat Saber

Firewall Zero Hour

Moss

Tetris Effect

 

Best Fighting Game

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Soul Caliber VI

Street Fighter V Arcade

 

Best Family Game

Mario Tennis Aces

Nintendo Labo

Overcooked 2

Starlink: Battle for Atlas

Super Mario Party

 

Best Sports/Racing Game

FIFA 19

Forza Horizon 4

Mario Tennis Aces

NBA 2K19

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

 

Best Multiplayer Game

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII

Destiny 2: Forsaken

Fortnite

Monster Hunter: World

Sea of Thieves

 

Best Student Game

Combat 2018

Dash Quasar

JERA

LIFF

RE: Charge

 

Best Debut Indie Game

Donut County

Florence

Moss

The Messenger

Yoku’s Island Express

 

Best eSports Game

CSGO

DOTA2

Fortnite

League of Legends

Overwatch

 

Best eSports Player

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean

Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi

Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

Sung-hygeon “JJoNak” Bang

 

Best eSports Team

Astralis

Cloud9

Fnatic

London Spitfire

OG

 

 Best eSports Coach

Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu

Christian “ppasarel” Banaseanu

Danny “zonic” Sorensen

Dylan Falco

Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi

Janko “YNk” Paunovic

 

Best eSports Event

ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018

EVO 2018

League of Legends World Championship

Overwatch League Grand Finals

The International 2018

 

Best eSports Host

Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez

Alex “Machine” Richardson

Anders Blume

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

Paul “RedEye” Chaloner

 

Best eSports Moment

C9 comeback win in triple OT vs FAZE

G2 beating RNG

KT vs IG Base Race

OG’s massive upset of LGD

SonicFox side switch against Go1 in DBZ

 

Content Creator of the Year

Dr Lupo

Myth

Ninja

Pokimane

Willyrex

 

Favourite Moment of 2017

Carol Shaw (Industry Icon)

The Game Awards Orchestra (Performance)

Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (Moment)

Josef Fares (A Way Out)

Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Game of the Year)

 

Voting is now open on The Game Awards website and the ceremony will be broadcast and streamed live on December 6.

 

Words by Megan Roxburgh

 

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