The 2018 Game Awards just wrapped up, and aside from giving us a bunch of awesome sneak peeks, some of the best titles of this year we awarded for their brilliance. Here’s the main ones that you need to know about: The Game of the Year award went to God of War! A well deserved win. Best Game Direction – God of War’s Cory Barlog from Santa Monica. God of War also won best action adventure.
Best Narrative Game was won by Rockstar’s Red Dead Redemption 2, beating out God of War, Detroit Become Human, Life is Strange 2 episode 1, and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Best Performance – Roger Clark for Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Score Music – Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Independent Game – Celeste, the only other indie game to be nominated in the Game of the Year award. It also won the Games for Impact award. Best Role Playing Game – Monster Hunter World Who promised great news for their fans in a few days, so be sure to keep your eyes and ears peeled!
Best Sports Racing Game – Forza Horizon 4. The winner was announced after a bit of a cringe moment where the Mortal Kombat 11 trailer was screened instead of the nominees, but Ed Boone, the presenter, took it in stride. Best Ongoing Game – Fortnite. Fortnite also won best multiplayer, and debuted a new mechanic that went live in the game as of the award show; the block, which features awesome creations crafted by players in the Fortnite Creative mode. Who else won? Best Audio Design – Red Dead Redemption 2 Best Art Direction – Return of the Obra Den Best Mobile Game – Florence Best VR AR Game – Astro Bot Rescue Mission Best Action Game – Dead Cells Best Debut Indie Game – The Messenger Best Fighting Game – Dragon Ball Fighterz Best Family Game – Overcooked 2 Best Strategy Game – Into the Breach Best Content Creator – Ninja – but perhaps the best moment of this award was Christopher Judge saying “read it boy” as the award was being presented.
Best Student Game – Combat 2018 from Norway, which was judged by a panel that included Todd Howard of Bethesda and Hideo Kojima. ESPORTS were also celebrated at the Game Awards this year. Here’s who won.
Best Esports Player – Sonic Fox, Dominique MacLean, who wore his fox costume up on stage to accept his award. He also gave a shout out to the LGBTQ and Furry communities. Yay representation in gaming!
Best Esports Team – Cloud9, 2nd year in a row Best Esports Game – Overwatch, which got a ton of cheers from the crowd Best Esports Event – League of Legends World Championship Best Esports Host – Sjokz Best Esports Coach – Reapered, as voted by the fans Best Esports Moment – C9 Comback win in triple OT vs Faze There we have it friends! Which awards were you the most excited for? Were your predictions on point? Let us know in those comments below! Also for more on what went down at the Game Awards this year, be sure to check out our highlights video.