2015

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The Game Awards moved to its new home, The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, for the second show on Thursday, December 3. More than 2.3 million viewers watched the show.

Highlights

Remembering Mr. Iwata

Remembering Mr. Iwata

A Tribute to Satoru Iwata

Nintendo of America pays tribute to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, including a song by Ben Harper.

Trending Moment

Trending Moment

Where is Hideo Kojima?

Due to an employment issue, the legendary game creator is missing from The Game Awards. Kiefer Sutherland accepts on his behalf.

Industry Icon

Industry Icon

Louis Castle and Brett Sperry, Westwood Studios

Congrats and thank you to Louis Castle and Brett Sperry!

Winners

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Game of the Year

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Super Mario Maker

Best Family Game

Super Mario Maker

Nintendo EAD Group No. 4/Nintendo

Mortal Kombat X

Best Fighting Game

Mortal Kombat X

NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Splatoon

Best Multiplayer Game

Splatoon

Nintendo EAD Group No. 2/Nintendo

Lara Croft Go

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Lara Croft Go

Square Enix Montreal/Square Enix

OpTic Gaming

ESports Team of the Year

OpTic Gaming

Kenny "KennyS" Schrub

ESports Player of the Year

Kenny "KennyS" Schrub

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Team EnVyUs

s Sky

Most Anticipated Game

s Sky

Hello Games

Her Story

Best Narrative

Her Story

Sam Barlow

Greg Miller

Trending Gamer

Greg Miller

Rocket League

Best Independent Game

Rocket League

Psyonix

Rocket League

Best Sports / Racing Game

Rocket League

Psyonix

Life is Strange

Games for Impact

Life is Strange

Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix

Mel (Prism Studios)

Best Fan Creation

Mel (Prism Studios)

Portal Stories

CD Projekt Red

Developer of the Year

CD Projekt Red

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Ori and the Blind Forest

Best Art Direction

Ori and the Blind Forest

Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Best Action/Adventure Game

Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Kojima Productions/Konami

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Best Score / Soundtrack

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Ludvig Forssell, Justin Burnett, and Daniel James

Viva Seifert

Best Performance

Viva Seifert

Her Story

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Role Playing Game

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Splatoon

Best Shooter Game

Splatoon

Nintendo EAD Group No. 2/Nintendo

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Best ESports Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Valve Corporation/Hidden Path Entertainment