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The Game Awards 2018: All The Winners Announced | AIB

After months of waiting, The Game Awards 2018 is finally here. After an interesting gala, full of surprises and announcements that have left us quite satisfied, we already know what the lucky winners of The Game Awards 2018 have been. Finally, God of War had taken the GOTY to the water, when almost everyone thought they would be the Rockstar cowboys.

Some prizes that, with the inclusion of several eSports categories have become a little dense but have been very well distributed. Without further ado, below is the list of the nominees and winners at The Game Awards 2018.

Winners of The Game Awards 2018

Game Of The Year Award

Winner: God of War (SIE Sony Santa Monica Studio / SIE)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / SIE)
  • Monster Hunter World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best Adventure Game

Winner: God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio / SIE)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Eidos Montréal / Square Enix)

Best Action Game

Winner: Dead Cells (Motion Twin)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch / Activision)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie / Activision)
  • Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Mega Man 11 (Capcom)

Best Role Play

Winner: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Dragon Quest XI (Square Enix)
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level-5 / Bandai Namco)
  • Octopath Traveler (Acquire / Square Enix / Nintendo)
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Obsidian Entertainment)

Best Fighting Game

Winner: Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works / Bandai Namco)

Rest of the nominees:

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works)
  • Soulcalibur VI (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (Capcom)

Best Strategy Game

Winner: Into the Breach (Subset Games)

Rest of the nominees:

  • The Banner Saga 3 (Stoic Studio / Versus Evil)
  • BattleTech (Harebrained Schemes / Paradox Interactive)
  • Frostpunk (11 bit studios)
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega)

Best Family Game

Winner: Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games / Team17)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning / Nintendo)
  • Nintendo Labo (Nintendo)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft)
  • Super Mario Party (NDcube / Nintendo)

Best Independent Game

Winner: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Return of the Work Dinn (3909 LLC)
  • The Messenger (Sabotage Studio)

Better Game Direction

Winner: God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio / SIE)

Rest of the nominees:

  • A Way Out (Hazelight Studios / Electronic Arts)
  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream / SIE)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best Script or Narrative

Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream / SIE)
  • God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio / SIE)
  • Life is Strange 2 (Dontnod Entertainment / Square Enix)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / SIE)

Better Artistic Direction

Winner: Return of the Work Dinn (3909 LLC)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec)
  • God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio / SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Octopath Traveler (Acquire / Square Enix / Nintendo)

Best Music

Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Woody Jackson)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Celeste (Lena Raine)
  • God of War (Bear McCreary)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (John Paesano)
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Joe Hisaishi)
  • Octopath Traveler (Yasunori Nishiki)

Better Performance

Winner: Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2

Rest of the nominees:

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor in Detroit: Become Human
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Spider-Man in Marvel’s Spider-Man

Best eSport Game

Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)

Best eSports Player

Winner: Dominique “SonicFox” McLean (Echo Fox)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi (Echo Fox)
  • Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao (Royal Never Give Up)
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere)
  • Sung-hygeon “JJoNak” Bang (New York Excelsior)

Best Mobile Game

Winner: Florence (Mountains)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Donut County (Ben Esposito / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • PUBG Mobile (Lightspeed & Quantum / Tencent Games)
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones (Nerial / Digital Return)

Best Virtual Reality or Augmented Reality Game

Winner: Astro Bot Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio / SIE)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • Firewall: Zero Hour (First Contact Entertainment / SIE)
  • Moss (Polyarc Games)
  • Tetris Effect (Resonair / Enhance, Inc.)

Best Sports or Driving Game

Winner: Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games / Microsoft Studios)

Rest of the nominees:

  • FIFA 19 (EA Vancouver / EA Sports)
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning / Nintendo)
  • NBA 2K19 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES Productions / Konami)

Better Multiplayer

Winner: Fortnite (Epic Games)

Rest of the nominees:

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch / Activision)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie / Activision)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Sea of Thieves (Rare / Microsoft Studios)

Community Award – Content Creator Of The Year

Winner: Ninja

Rest of the nominees:

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

What do you think of these awards? Do you agree with the coveted Game of the Year 2018 award given to God of War? Please let us know in the comments box!

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