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The Game Awards 2018 Results

December 7, 2018 / 3:25 AM

By: Jesse Waldack

The winner of each category is bold.

Announcements before the show started:

World Premiere: Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Action Game:
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Dead Cells
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Far Cry 5
Mega Man 11

Game Announcement: Journey to the Savage Planet

Best Role Playing Game:
Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Monster Hunter: World
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Octopath Traveler
Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

Best eSports Team:
• Astralis
Cloud9
• Fnatic
• London Spitfire
• OG

Best eSports Game:
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
DOTA2
Fornite
League of Legends
Overwatch

Best eSports Event:
• ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018
• EVO 2018
League of Legends World Championship
• Overwatch League Grand Finals
• The International 2018

Best eSports Host:
• Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
• Alex “Machine” Richardson
• Anders Blume
Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
• Paul “RedEye” Chaloner

Best eSports Coach:
Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu (Cloud9)
• Cristian “ppasaral” Bănăseanu (OG)
• Danny “zonic” Sørensen (Astralis)
• Dylan Falco (Dnatic)
• Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi (Team Vitality)
• Janko “YNk” Paunovic (MiBR)

Best eSports Moment:
C9 Comeback Win In Triple OT vs FAZE
• G2 Beating RNG
• KT vs IG Base Race
• OG’s Massive Upset of LGD
• SonicFox Slide Switch Against Go1 in DBZ

Game Announcement: The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe

Best Student Game:
Combat 2018
Dash Quasar
JERA
LIFF
Re: Charge

World Premiere: Among Trees

Announcements during the show:

Best Narrative:
Detriot: Become Human
God of War
Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2

World Premiere: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

Industry Icon: Greg Thomas

Global Gaming Citizen: Steve Spohn

Game Announcement: Rocket League DLC

Best Performance:
• Bryan Dechart as Connor (Detroit: Become Human)
• Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War)
Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
• Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker (Marvel’s Spider-Man)

World Premiere: Far Cry New Dawn

World Premiere: Hades

Game Announcement: Ancestors: The Humankind Odessey

World Premiere: Scavengers

Best Score/Music – Presented by Spotify:
Celeste
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
Octopath Traveler
Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design – Presented by Dolby:
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Art Direction:
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War
Octopath Traveler
Red Dead Redemption 2
Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Mobile Game:
Donut County
Florence
Fortnite
PUBG MOBILE
Reigns: Game of Thrones

Best VR/AR Game:
ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
Beat Saber
Firewall Zero Hour
Moss
Tetris Effect

Game Announcement: Warframe

Game Announcement: Dead by Daylight

World Premiere: Anthem

World Premiere: Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled

Content Creator of the Year:
• Dr. Lupo
• Myth
Ninja
• Pokimane
• Willyrex

World Premiere: The Outer Worlds

Game Announcement: Dauntless

Global Gaming Citizen: Sadia Bashir

World Premiere: The Last Campfire

Best eSports Player – Presented by Omen by HP:
Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
• Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi
• Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao
• Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
• Sung-hyeon “JJoNak” Bang

Game Announcement: Atlas

Best Debut Indie Game:
Donut County
Florence
Moss
The Messenger
Yoku’s Island Express

Best Fighting Game:
BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
Dragon Ball FighterZ
Soul Calibur VI
Street Fighter V Arcade

Best Family Game:
Mario Tennis Aces
Nintendo Labo
Overcooked 2
Starlink: Battle for Atlas
Super Mario Party

Best Strategy Game:
The Banner Saga 3
BATTLETECH
Frostpunk
Into the Breach
Valkyria Chronicles 4

World Premiere: The Dread Wolf Rises

Best Independent Game:
Celeste
Dead Cells
Into the Breach
Return of the Obra Dinn
The Messenger

Games for Impact:
11-11 Memories Retold
Celeste
Florence
Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

World Premiere: The Pathless

Game Announcement: Survived By

World Premiere: Stranger Things 3: The Game

World Premiere: Mortal Kombat 11

Best Sports/Racing Game:
FIFA 19
Forza Horizon 4
Mario Tennis Aces
NBA 2K19
Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

World Premiere: Psychonauts 2

World Premiere: Devil May Cry 5

Global Gaming Citizen: Lual Mayen

Best Game Direction:
• Hazelight Studios / EA (for A Way Out)
• Quantic Dream / SIE (for Detroit: Become Human)
Sony Santa Monica / SIE (for God of War)
• Sony Santa Monica / SIE (for Marvel’s Spider-Man)
• Rockstar Games (for Red Dead Redemption 2)

Best Action/Adventure Game:
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Red Dead Redemption 2
Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Game Announcement: Fortnite Season 7

World Premiere: Fortnite The Block

Game Announcement: Rage 2

Best Ongoing Game:
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky
Overwatch
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege

Best Multiplayer:
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Destiny 2: Forsaken
Fortnite
Monster Hunter: World
Sea of Thieves

World Premiere: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenger Pack 1: Joker from Persona 5

Game of the Year:
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
Celeste
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Monster Hunter: World
Red Dead Redemption 2

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Having played Intellivision and Atari games since he was six, Jesse has not only grown up with video games, but has seen just about everything. A husband and father of three teenagers, he still tries to squeeze in a game or three when he is able.

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