The Game Awards 2018 - "Game of the Year" Nominees Have Been Officially Revealed

Geoff Keighley just revealed that Celeste, Assassin's Creed Odyssey, God of War, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter World, and finally Red Dead Redemption 2 are the official nominees for The Game Awards 2018's GOTY...

The nominees for the fifth annual Game Awards have been revealed, and big-hitters like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, God of War, Spider-Man, Monster Hunter World, and Red Dead Redemption 2 are all up for multiple awards. There's also plenty of choice outside of the triple-A bubble, with indie offerings like A Way Out, Celeste, Life is Strange 2, 11-11 Memories Retold, and Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.

The audience will have a chance to witness a true clash of the titans, as Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Celeste, God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Monster Hunter: World, and finally Red Dead Redemption 2 will fight for the title of "Game of the Year." Last year, Nintendo’s hit The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won three awards, including Game of the Year and Best Game Direction.

The Game Awards 2018 will air live from Los Angeles on Thursday, December 6th, so be sure to check out the full list of nominees in all categories down below:
 
GAME OF THE YEAR
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft
Celeste - Matt Makes Games
God of War - Sony Santa Monica / SIE
Marvel’s Spider-Man -  Insomniac Games / SIE
Monster Hunter: World - Capcom
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Games
 
BEST ONGOING GAME
Destiny 2: Forsaken - Bungie / Activision
Fortnite - Epic Games
No Man’s Sky - Hello Games
Overwatch - Blizzard
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege - Ubisoft
 
BEST GAME DIRECTION
A Way Out - Hazelight Studios / EA
Detroit: Become Human - Quantic Dream / SIE
God of War - Sony Santa Monica / SIE
Marvel’s Spider-Man - Insomniac Games / SIE
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Games
 
BEST NARRATIVE
Detroit: Become Human - Quantic Dream / SIE
God of War - Sony Santa Monica / SIE
Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 - Dotnod Entertainment / Square Enix
Marvel’s Spider-Man - Insomniac Games / SIE
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Games
 
BEST ART DIRECTION
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft
God of War - Sony Santa Monica / SIE
Octopath Traveler - Square Enix / Acquire / Nintendo
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Games
Return of the Obra Dinn - 3909 LLC
 
BEST SCORE/MUSIC - PRESENTED BY SPOTIFY
Celeste - Matt Makes Games
God of War - Sony Santa Monica / SIE
Marvel’s Spider-Man - Insomniac Games / SIE
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Level 5 / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Octopath Traveler - Square Enix / Acquire / Nintendo
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Games
 
BEST AUDIO DESIGN - PRESENTED BY DOLBY
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Treyarch / Activision
Forza Horizon 4 - Playground Games / Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios
God of War - Sony Santa Monica / SIE
Marvel’s Spider-Man - Insomniac Games / SIE
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Games
 
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 - Digixart / Aardman Animations / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Celeste - Matt Makes Games
Florence - Mountains
Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 - Dotnod Entertainment / Square Enix
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories - White Owls / Arc System Works
 
BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
Celeste - Matt Makes Games
Dead Cells - Motion Twin
Into the Breach - Subset Games
Return of the Obra Dinn - 3909 LLC
The Messenger - Sabotage Studio
 
BEST MOBILE GAME
Donut County - Ben Esposito / Annapurna Interactive
Florence - Mountains
Fortnite - Epic Games
PUBG MOBILE - Lightspeed & Quantum / Tencent Games
Reigns: Game of Thrones - Nerial / Developer Digital
 
BEST VR/AR GAME
ASTRO BOT Rescue Missions -SIE Japan Studio / SIE
Beat Sabers -Beat Games
Firewall Zero Hours -First Contact Entertianment / SIE
Mosss -Polyarc Games
Tetris Effects - Resonair / Enhance, Inc
 
BEST ACTION GAME
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Treyarch / Activision
Dead Cells - Motion Twin
Destiny 2: Forsaken - Bungie / Activision
Far Cry 5 - Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft
Mega Man 11 - Capcom
 
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey - Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft
God of War - Sony Santa Monica / SIE
Marvel’s Spider-Man - Insomniac Games / SIE
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Rockstar Games
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Eidos Montreal / Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix
 
BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age - Square Enix / Square Enix
Monster Hunter: World - Capcom
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom - Level 5 / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Octopath Traveler - Square Enix / Acquire / Nintendo
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire - Obsidian Entertainment / Versus Evil
 
BEST FIGHTING GAME
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle - Arc System Works
Dragon Ball FighterZ - Arc System Works / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Soul Calibur VI - Bandai Namco Studiso / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Street Fighter V Arcade - Dimps / Capcom
 
BEST FAMILY GAME
Mario Tennis Aces - Camelot Software Planning / Nintendo
Nintendo Labo - Nintendo EPD / Nintendo
Overcooked 2 - Ghost Town Games / Team 17
Starlink: Battle for Atlas - Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft
Super Mario Party - NDCube / Nintendo
 
BEST STRATEGY GAME
The Banner Saga 3 - Stoic Studio / Versus Evil
BATTLETECH - Harebrained Schemes / Paradox Interactive
Frostpunk - 11 bit studios
Into the Breach - Subset Games
Valkyria Chronicles 4 - Sega CS3 / Sega
 
BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME
FIFA 19 - EA Vancouver / EA Sports
Forza Horizon 4 - Playground Games / Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios
Mario Tennis Aces - Camelot Software Planning / Nintendo
NBA 2K19 - Visual Concepts / 2K Sports
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 - PES Productions / Konami
 
BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 - Treyarch / Activision
Destiny 2: Forsaken - Bungie / Activision
Fortnite - Epic Games
Monster Hunter: World - Capcom
Sea of Thieves - Rare / Microsoft Studios
 
BEST STUDENT GAME
Combat 2018 - Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences – Norway
Dash Quasar - UC Santa Cruz
JERA - Digipen Bilbao, Spain
LIFF - ISTART Digital – France
RE: Charge - MIT
 
BEST DEBUT INDIE GAME
Donut County - Ben Esposito / Annapurna Interactive
Florence - Mountains
Moss - Polyarc Games
The Messenger - Sabotage Studio
Yoku’s Island Express - Villa Gorilla
 
BEST ESPORTS GAME
CSGO
DOTA2
Fortnite
League of Legends
Overwatch
 
BEST ESPORTS PLAYER - PRESENTED BY OMEN BY HP
Dominique “SonicFox” McLean - Echo Fox
Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi
Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao - Royal Never Give Up
Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev - Natus Vincere
Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang - New York Excelsior
 
BEST ESPORTS TEAM
Astralis - CS:GO
Cloud9 - LOL
Fnatic - LOL
London Spitfire - OWL
OG - DOTA2
 
BEST ESPORTS COACH
Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu - Cloud9
Cristian “ppasarel” Bănăseanu - OG
Danny “zonic” Sørensen - Astralis
Dylan Falco - Fnatic
Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi - Team Vitality
Janko “YNk” Paunovic - MiBR
 
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 - ELEAGUE
G2 Beating RNG - LOL Worlds
KT vs IG Base Race - LOL Worlds
OG’s Massive Upset of LGD - DOTA 2 Finals
SonicFox Side Switch Against Go1 in DBZ - EVO
 
CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR
Dr. Lupo
Myth
Ninja
Pokimane
Willyrex
 
FAVORITE MOMENT 2017
Carol Shaw - Industry Icon
The Game Awards Orchestra - Performance
Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro - Moment
Josef Fares - A Way Out
Zelda - Game Of The Year


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