Game of the Year
Best Ongoing Game
Best Game Direction
Best Art Direction
Best Score/Music - Presented by Spotify
Best Audio Design - Presented by Dolby
Games for Impact
Best Independent Game
Best Mobile Game
Best VR/AR Game
Best Action Game
Best Action/Adventure Game
Best Role Playing Game
Best Fighting Game
Best Family Game
Best Strategy Game
Best Sports/Racing Game
Best Multiplayer Game
Best Student Game
Best Debut Indie Game
Content Creator of the Year
Best Esports Game
Best Esports Player - Presented by Omen by HP
Best Esports Team
Best Esports Coach
Best Esports Event
Best Esports Host
Best Esports Moment
This year more than 100 games and individuals have been nominated for The Game Awards. Choose your favorites below. You can vote once every 24 hours, and if you share your vote it receives an extra boost in our winner formula. Winners will be announced live on December 6th at The Game Awards. Find out where to watch the show here.
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Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.
Ubisoft Quebec / Ubisoft
Matt Makes Games
Sony Santa Monica / SIE
Insomniac Games / SIE
Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.
Bungie / Activision
Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft
Awarded to a game studio for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.
Hazelight Studios / EA
Quantic Dream / SIE
For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.
Dotnod Entertainment / Square Enix
For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.
Square Enix / Acquire / Nintendo
For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.
Woody Jackson / Daniel Lanois
Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.
Treyarch / Activision
Playground Games / Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios
Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.
For a thought provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message.
Digixart / Aardman Animations / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
White Owls / Arc System Works
For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.
For the best game playable on a dedicated mobile device.
Ben Esposito / Annapurna Interactive
Lightspeed & Quantum / Tencent Games, PUBG Corporation
Nerial / Developer Digital
For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.
SIE Japan Studio / SIE
First Contact Entertianment / SIE
Resonair and Monstars Inc. / Enhance, Inc.
For the best game in the action genre focused on combat.
For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.
Eidos Montreal / Crystal Dynamics / Square Enix
For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.
Square Enix / Square Enix
Level 5 / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Obsidian Entertainment / Versus Evil
For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.
Arc System Works
Arc System Works / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Bandai Namco Studiso / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
For the best game appropriate for family play, irrespective of genre or platform.
Camelot Software Planning / Nintendo
Nintendo EPD / Nintendo
Ghost Town Games / Team 17
Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft
NDCube / Nintendo
Best game focused on real time or turn-based strategy gameplay, irrespective of platform.
Stoic Studio / Versus Evil
Harebrained Schemes / Paradox Interactive
11 bit studios
Sega CS3 / Sega
For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.
EA Vancouver / EA Sports
Visual Concepts / 2K Sports
PES Productions / Konami
For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre.
Rare / Microsoft Studios
Awarded the best student project created at the high school or college level.
Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences – Norway
UC Santa Cruz
Digipen Bilbao, Spain
ISART Digital – France
Recognizing a new independent studio that released its first game in 2018. Winner selected by fan voting.
For the game that has delivered the best overall eSports experience to players (inclusive of tournaments, community support and content updates), irrespective of genre or platform.
The eSports player judged to be the most outstanding performer in 2018, irrespective of game.
Royal Never Give Up
New York Excelsior
The eSports team judged to be the most outstanding for performance in 2018, inclusive of multi-team organizations.
DOTA 2 Finals
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