2016

Missed the 2016 experience? Check out our historical archive of the prior years’ winners, highlights and media.

The third annual Game Awards took place on Thursday, December 1st. More than 3.8 million viewers watched the show.

Highlights

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DOOM Music Live

Composer Mick Gordon brings the music of DOOM live to The Game Awards – and rocks the house.

Industry Icon

Industry Icon

Hideo Kojima

He made it this year! Legendary game developer Hideo Kojima receives the Industry Icon award from producer Geoff Keighley, and surprises fans with a new trailer for Death Stranding, which reveals Mads Mikkelsen.

Games for Impact

Games for Impact

That Dragon, Cancer

That Dragon, Cancer is honored with the Games for Impact award.

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Run the Jewels Live

Celebrating Gears of War 4, Run the Jewels performs live at The Game Awards

Winners

Overwatch

Game of the Year

Overwatch

Blizzard

Blizzard

Best Game Direction

Blizzard

for Overwatch

s End

Best Narrative

s End

Naughty Dog

Inside

Best Art Direction

Inside

Playdead

DOOM

Best Music / Sound Design

DOOM

id/Bethesda

Nolan North as Nathan Drake

Best Performance

Nolan North as Nathan Drake

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

That Dragon, Cancer

Game for Impact

That Dragon, Cancer

Numinous Games

Inside

Best Independent Game

Inside

Playdead

Pokemon Go

Best Mobile / Handheld Game

Pokemon Go

Niantic

Rez Infinite

Best VR Game

Rez Infinite

Enhance Games

DOOM

Best Action Game

DOOM

id Software/Bethesda Softworks

Dishonored 2

Best Action/Adventure Game

Dishonored 2

Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine

Best Role Playing Game

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - Blood and Wine

CD Projekt RED

Street Fighter V

Best Fighting Game

Street Fighter V

Capcom

Civilization 6

Best Strategy Game

Civilization 6

Firaxis Games/2K

Pokemon Go

Best Family Game

Pokemon Go

Niantic

Forza Horizon 3

Best Sports / Racing

Forza Horizon 3

Playground Games/Microsoft Studios

Overwatch

Best Multiplayer Game

Overwatch

Blizzard

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Most Anticipated Game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Nintendo

Boogie2988

Best Trending Gamer

Boogie2988

Coldzera – Marcelo David

Best ESports Player

Coldzera – Marcelo David

SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Cloud 9

Best ESports Team

Cloud 9

Overwatch

Best ESports Game

Overwatch

Blizzard