Every year, The Game Awards highlight the best the gaming industry has to offer. Geoff Keighley has grown a small event aimed at saying thanks to those that make great products into one of the largest award ceremonies of the year. Today, he took to the stage, or rather to Youtube to announce this year’s Game Awards nominees. They are as follows.


Best Performance

Ashley Johnson – Ellie (The Last Of Us Part 2)
Laura Bailey – Abby (The Last of Us Part 2)
Daisuke Tsuji – Jin Sakai (Ghost of Tsushima)
Logan Cunningham – Hades (Hades)
Nadji Jeter – Miles Morales (Spider-Man: Morales)

Best Multiplayer Game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Among Us
Call of Duty: Warzone
Fall Guys
VALORANT

Best Ongoing Game

Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Call of Duty: Warzone
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky: Origins

Best Art Direction

Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
Ori and the Wil of the Wisps
The Last Of Us Part 2

Best Score/Music

Doom Eternal
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Hades
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The Last Of Us Part 2

Best Audio Design

Doom Eternal
Half-Life: Alyx
Ghost of Tsushima
Resident Evil 3
The Last Of Us Part 2

Innovation in Accessibility

Assassins’s Creed: Valhalla
Grounded
Hyperdot
The Last Of Us Part 2
Watchdogs: Legion

Best Narrative

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
The Last Of Us Part 2

Games For Impact

If Found…
Kentucky Route Zero
Spiritfarer
Tell Me Why
Through The Darkest Of Times

Best Independent Game

Carrion
Fall Guys
Hades
Spelunky 2
Spiritfarer

Best Mobile Game

Among Us
Call of Duty Mobile
Genshin Impact
Legends of Runeterra
Pokemon Cafe Mix

Best Community Support

APEX Legends
Destiny 2
Fall Guys
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky: Origins
VALORANT

Best Debut Indie Game

Carrion
Mortal Shell
Raji
Roki
Phasmophobia

Best VR/AR Game

Dreams
Half-Life: Alyx
Iron Man VR
Star Wars Squadrons
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

Content Creator of the Year

Alanah Pearce
Jay-Ann Lopez
Nickmercs
TimTheTatMan
Valkyrae

Best Action Game

Doom Eternal
Hades
Half-Life: Alyx
Nioh 2
Streets of Rage 4

Best Action/Adventure Game

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla
Ghost of Tsushima
Spider-Man: Miles Morales
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The Last Of Us Part 2

Best RPG

Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Genshin Impact
Persona 5 Royal
Wasteland 3
Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Best Fighting Game

Granblue Fantasy Versus
Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Street Fighter V Champion Edition
One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows
Under Night In Birth

Best Family Game

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Crash Bandicoot 4
Fall Guys
Mario Kart Live Home Circuit
Minecraft Dungeons
Paper Mario: The Origami King

Best SIM/Strategy Game

Crusader Kings III
Desperados III
Gears Tactics
Microsoft Flight Simulator
XCOM: Chimera Squadron

Best Sports/Racing Game

Dirt 5
F1 2020
FIFA 21
NBA 2K21
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Best Esports Game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Counterstrike: Global Offensive
Fortnite
League of Legends
VALORANT

Best Esports Athlete

Crimsix
Showmaker
Canyon
Shotzzy
Zywoo

Best Esports Team

Damwon Gaming
Dallas Empire
San Francisco Shock
G2 Esports
Team Secret

Best Esports Coach

Zefa
Zonic
Crusty
Rambo
Grabbz

Best Esports Event

BLAST Premier Spring Final
Call of Duty League Championship
IEM Katowice
League of Legends World Championship
Overwatch League Grand Finals

Best Esports Host

Sjokz
Machine
Goldenboy
Dash
Sheever

Best Game Direction

Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
Half-Life: Alyx
The Last Of Us Part 2

Game of the Year

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Doom Eternal
Final Fantasy VII: Remake
Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
The Last Of Us Part 2

And those are your nominees for this year’s game awards! To cast your votes, make sure you head on over to The Game Awards and make your voice heard!


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