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The Game Awards 2018 Nominees Announced

God of War, Spider-Man, and Red Dead Redemption 2 take a ton of nominations.

by Dylan Siegler

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Though there are a number of publications that list their own Games of the Year each year, The Game Awards has become accepted as basically The Oscars for video games in recent years. This year, The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley will be hosting the fifth annual show, and today (November 13) Keighley announced 2018’s nominees.

A few things were apparent in the announcement. For one thing, it’s clear that God of WarMarvel’s Spider-Man, and Red Dead Redemption 2 are the favorites for this year’s Game Awards, as all three games were nominated for numerous categories. The Game Awards will also be giving more attention to eSports this year, with more eSports categories than ever before.

You can vote for the games that you think deserve to win in each category at The Game Awards website, which you can reach by clicking here. The full list of nominees for The Game Awards 2018 is below:

Best Game Direction

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

Best Art Direction

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

Best Score and Music

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

Best Performance

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor from Detroit: Become Human
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos from God of War
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra from Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan from Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker/Spider-Man from Marvel’s Spider-Man

Best Indie Game

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

Best eSports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best Narrative

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

Games for Impact

  • 11-11: Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2 – Episode 1
  • The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories

Best Audio Design

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

Best Debut Indie Game

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

Best Mobile Game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

Best VR/AR Game

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

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 RPG

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Best Fighting Game

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • SoulCalibur VI
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

Best Family Game

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

Best Strategy Game

  • BattleTech
  • Frostpunk
  • Into the Breach
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

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 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Sea of Thieves

Best eSports Player

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

Best eSports Team

  • Astralis for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Cloud9 for League of Legends
  • Fnatic for League of Legends
  • London Spitfire for Overwatch
  • OG for Dota 2

Best eSports Coach

  • Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu for Cloud9
  • Danny “zonic” Sørensen for Astralis
  • Dylan Falco for Fnatic
  • Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi for Team Vitality
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovik for MiBR
  • Cristian “ppasarel” Banaseanu for OG

Best eSports Event

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

Best eSports Host

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

Best eSports Moment

  • OG’s Massive Upset of LGD (Dota 2 Finals)
  • KT vs. IG Base Race (League of Legends Worlds)
  • C9 Comeback Win in Triple Overtime vs. FAZE (ELEAGUE)
  • G2 Beating RNG (League of Legends Worlds)
  • SonicFox Side Switch Against Go1 (EVO)

Content Creator of the Year

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

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018 from Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway
  • Dash Quasar from UC Santa Cruz, United States
  • JERA from Digipen Bilbao, Spain
  • LIFF from ISTART Digital, France
  • RE: Charge from MIT, United States

Best Ongoing Game

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

Game of the Year

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

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