The Game Awards Recap

The Game Awards, held annually in December, recognizes and upholds creative and technical excellence in the gaming industry. The 2018 Game Awards was action packed and truly a spectacle not only highlighting the past year in games, but multiple huge announcements were made.

Games eligible for this years award must be available for public consumption on or before November 16, 2018. Similarly, games released in December 2017 are eligible for this years awards. Fan votes make up 10% of the overall vote with 90% coming from a jury made up of video game media.

Here are this years winners:



Game of the Year

God of War

Best Ongoing Game


Best Game Direction

God of War

Best Narrative

Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Art Direction

Return of the Obra Den

Best Score/Music

Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design

Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Performance

Rodger Clark as Arther Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)

Best Independent Game


Best Mobile Game


Best VR/AR Game

Astro Bot Rescue Mission

Best Action Game

Dead Cells

Best Action/Adventure Game

God of War

Best Role Playing Game

Monster Hunter World

Best Fighting Game

Dragon ball fighters

Best Family Game

Over cooked 2

Best Strategy Game

Into the breach

Best Sports/Racing Game

Forward Horizon 4

Best Multiplayer Game


Best Student Game

Combat 2018

Best Debut Indie Game

The Messenger

Content Creator of the Year


Best Esports Game


Best Esports Player


Best Esports Team


Best Esports Coach


Best Esports Event

League of Legends World Championship

Best Esports Host


Best Esports Moment

C9 comeback victory vs Phase in triple OT

Major announcements:

Typhoon Studios announces Journey to the savage planet via teaser trailer. It is an adventure game about a space exploration team. More coming from this indie developer in 2019.

The 2013 PC hit The Stanley Parable is coming to consoles with lots of new content.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 was announced. It appears to be an action rpg published by Nintendo. It will be released on Switch. For more information, check out this article from Bearded Gamer:

McClarin 570S car pack available for Rocket League. Available tonight.

Far Cry New Dawn announced. It takes place in post apocalyptic setting. Appears to take place in the American South.

A game called Hades is revealed. Developed by Super Giant. Available today.

World premiere of a space action game titled Scavengers. It is just a teaser trailer. It was developed by Mid Winter Studio. It is the studios first game. It is a survival shooter that is multiplayer based.

World premier of Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled trailer shown. It looks amazing.

The Outer Worlds trailer debuted.

Mortal Kombat 11 trailer debuted.

Psychonauts 2 trailer shown.

The Joker from Persona 5 will be available DLC in Super Smash Brothers Ultimate

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