Everything From The Game Awards 2018: Award Winners and Reveals

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It’s that time of year again. A time when the game industry gets together and holds their awards ceremonies. The most popular of these awards events is The Game Awards which occurs each year in Los Angeles, California. At The Game Awards, awards are given out and sneak peeks are give of upcoming titles. To keep you up to date, here is everything from The Game Awards 2018.

Game Awards 2018 Nominees List & Awards Winners


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There are a number of categories at this years Game Awards show. Below you will find the Game Awards nominee lists for each category as well as the award winners. Any of the winners you found surprising?

Game of the Year (Winner: God of War)

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Action Game (Winner: Dead Cells)

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

 Best Action/Adventure Game (Winner: God of War)

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best Role Playing Game (Winner: Monster Hunter World)

  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Best Game Direction (Winner: God of War)

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Narrative (Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2)

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Ongoing Game (Winner: Fortnite)

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Art Direction (Winner: Return of the Obra Dinn)

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Score/Music (Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2)

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design (Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2)

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Independent Game (Winner: Celeste)

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Intro the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Best Performance (Winner: Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II)

  • 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 (Winner: Celeste)

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

Best Mobile Game (Winner: Florence)

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

Best VR/AR Game (Winner: Astro Bot Rescue Mission)

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

Best Fighting Game (Winner: Dragon Ball FighterZ)

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soul Caliber VI
  • Street Fighter V Arcade

Best Family Game (Winner: Overcooked 2)

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best Sports/Racing Game (Winner: Forza Horizon 4)

  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2K19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Best Student Game (Winner: Combat 2018)

  • Combat 2018
  • Dash Quasar
  • JERA
  • LIFF
  • RE: Charge

Best Debut Indie Game (Winner: The Messenger)

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • The Messenger
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Best eSports Game (Winner: Overwatch)

  • CSGO
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best eSports Player (Winner: Dominique “SonicFox” McLean)

  • Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
  • Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi
  • Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Sung-hygeon “JJoNak” Bang

Best eSports Team (Winner: Cloud9)

  • Astralis
  • Cloud9
  • Fnatic
  • London Spitfire
  • OG

 Best eSports Coach (Winner: Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu)

  • Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu
  • Christian “ppasarel” Banaseanu
  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen
  • Dylan Falco
  • Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovic

Best eSports Event (Winner: League of Legends World Championship)

  • ELAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • EVO 2018
  • League of Legends World Championship
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018

Best eSports Host (Winner: Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere)

  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Anders Blume
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Paul “RedEye” Chaloner

Best eSports Moment (Winner: C9 comeback win in triple OT vs FAZE)

  • 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 (Winner: Ninja)

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

Best Strategy Game (Winner: Into the Breach)

Game Awards 2018 Reveals

Far Cry New Dawn

There was a new Far Cry announced called Far Cry: New Dawn.

Besides giving out the awards mentioned above, The Game Awards is interspersed with different revels and trailers for games on the horizon. This year there were a number of reveals that I will list below.

  • Sayonara World Heroes.
  • Journey to the Savage Planet.
  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe for consoles.
  • Among Trees.
  • Marvel’s Ultimate Alliance: Black Order.
  • Rocket League DLC: McLaren 570S.
  • Far Cry: New Dawn.
  • Hades.
  • Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey.
  • Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island.
  • Scavengers.
  • Dead By Daylight: Darkness Among Us.
  • Anthem story trailer.
  • Crash Team Racing.
  • The Outer Worlds.
  • The Last Campfire.
  • PUBG new map.
  • Atlas.
  • Crackdown 3.
  • New Dragon Age teaser.
  • The Pathless.
  • Survived By.
  • Stranger Things 3: The Game.
  • Mortal Kombat 11.
  • Psychonauts 2.
  • Devil May Cry 5.
  • Fortnite Season 7 and Fortnite’s The Block.
  • Rage 2.
  • Persona 5 Joker is coming to Smash.
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