2018

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Seen by over 25 million people globally, the fifth Game Awards set new records for viewership. The show opened with a historic moment: the heads of Nintendo, Playstation and Xbox coming together on stage for the first time ever!

Highlights

Show Highlight

Show Highlight

The Game Industry Comes Together

Nintendo’s Reggie Fils-Aime, PlayStation’s Shawn Layden, and Xbox’s Phil Spencer together on stage to open The Game Awards 2018!

Game of the Year

Game of the Year

God of War Wins Game of the Year

Sony Santa Monica’s reinvention of God of War takes home the night’s big prize.

Trending Moment

Trending Moment

The Music of Red Dead Redemption II

Daniel Lanois and Rhiannon Giddens delivered one of the most memorable performances in Game Awards history, a medley of songs from the night’s most awarded game: Red Dead Redemption 2.

World Premiere

World Premiere

World Premieres: Mortal Kombat 11, Joker in Super Smash, and More!

Surprise world premieres from some of the world’s best game developers.

Winners

God of War

Game of the Year

God of War

Sony Santa Monica / SIE

Fortnite

Best Ongoing Game

Fortnite

Epic Games

God of War

Best Game Direction

God of War

Sony Santa Monica / SIE

Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Narrative

Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar Games

Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Art Direction

Return of the Obra Dinn

3909 LLC

Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST SCORE/MUSIC - PRESENTED BY SPOTIFY

Red Dead Redemption 2

Woody Jackson / Daniel Lanois

Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST AUDIO DESIGN - PRESENTED BY DOLBY

Red Dead Redemption 2

Rockstar Games

Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan

BEST PERFORMANCE

Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan

Red Dead Redemption II

Celeste

GAMES FOR IMPACT

Celeste

Matt Makes Games

Celeste

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

Celeste

Matt Makes Games

Florence

BEST MOBILE GAME

Florence

Mountains

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

BEST VR/AR GAME

ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

SIE Japan Studio / SIE

Dead Cells

BEST ACTION GAME

Dead Cells

Motion Twin

God of War

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

God of War

Sony Santa Monica / SIE

Monster Hunter: World

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

Monster Hunter: World

Capcom

Dragon Ball FighterZ

BEST FIGHTING GAME

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Arc System Works / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment

Overcooked 2

BEST FAMILY GAME

Overcooked 2

Ghost Town Games / Team 17

Into the Breach

BEST STRATEGY GAME

Into the Breach

Subset Games

Forza Horizon 4

BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME

Forza Horizon 4

Playground Games / Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios

Fortnite

BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME

Fortnite

Epic Games

Combat 2018

BEST STUDENT GAME

Combat 2018

Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences – Norway

The Messenger

BEST DEBUT INDIE GAME

The Messenger

Sabotage Studio

Overwatch

BEST ESPORTS GAME

Overwatch

Blizzard

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER - PRESENTED BY OMEN BY HP

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean

Echo Fox

Cloud9

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

Cloud9

LOL

Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu

BEST ESPORTS COACH

Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu

Cloud9

League of Legends World Championship

BEST ESPORTS EVENT

League of Legends World Championship

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

BEST ESPORTS HOST

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere

C9 Comeback Win In Triple OT vs FAZE

BEST ESPORTS MOMENT

C9 Comeback Win In Triple OT vs FAZE

ELEAGUE

Ninja

CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR

Ninja