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The Game Awards 2019 - Full nominees list


Game of The Year

Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai-Namco/Sora/Nintendo)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom/Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)
The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Game Direction

Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom/Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)
Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna)

Best Narrative

A Plague Tale: Innocence (Asobo/Focus Home)
Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Art Direction

Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Gris (Nomada Studio/Devolver)
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Grezzo/Nintendo)

Best Score/Music

Cadence of Hyrule (Brace Yourself Games/Nintendo)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom)
Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna)

Best Audio Design

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Gears 5 (The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)

Best Performance

Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb, The Outer Worlds
Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden, Control
Laura Bailey as Kait Diaz, Gears 5
Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Death Stranding
Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling, Control
Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges, Death Stranding

Games for Impact

Concrete Genie (Pixelopus/SIE)
Gris (Nomada Studio/Devolver)
Kind Words (Popcannibal)
Life is Strange 2 (Dontnod/Square Enix)
Sea of Solitude (Jo-Mei Games/EA)

Best Ongoing Game

Apex Legends (Respawn)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Independent Game

Baba Is You (Hempuli)
Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
Katana ZERO (Askiisoft/Devoler)
Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna)
Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Best Mobile Game

Call of Duty: Mobile (TiMi Studios/Activision)
GRINDSTONE (Capybara Games)
Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna)
Sky: Children of Light (Thatgamecompany)
What the Golf? (Tribland)

Best Community Support

Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best VR/AR Game

Asgard’s Wrath (Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios)
Blood & Truth (SIE London Studio/SIE)
Beat Saber (Beat Games)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games)

Best Action Game

Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
Astral Chain (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom/Capcom)
Gears 5 (The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios)
Metro Exodus (4A Games/Deep Silver)

Best Action/Adventure Game

Borderlands 3 (Gearbox/2K)
Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Grezzo/Nintendo)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)

Best RPG

Disco Elysium (ZA/UM)
Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix)
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom)
The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Fighting Game

Dead or Alive 6 (Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo)
Jump Force (Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco)
Mortal Kombat 11 (NetherRealm/WBIE)
Samurai Showdown (SNK/Athlon)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai Namco/Sora/Nintendo)

Best Family Game

Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games/Nintendo)
Ring Fit Adventure (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
Super Mario Maker 2 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai Namco/Sora/Nintendo)
Yoshi’s Crafted World (Good-Feel/Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game

Age of Wonders: Planetfall (Triumph Studios/Paradox)
Anno 1800 (Blue Byte/Ubisoft)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Intelligent Systems/Koei Tecmo/Nintendo)
Total War: Three Kingdoms (Creative Assembly/Sega)
Tropico 6 (Limbic Entertainment/Kalypso Media)
Wargroove (Chucklefish)

Best Sports/Racing Game

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Beenox/Activision)
DiRT Rally 2.0 (Codemasters)
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (PES Productions/Konami)
F1 2019 (Codemasters)
FIFA 20 (EA Sports)

Best Multiplayer Game

Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
Borderlands 3 (Gearbox/2K)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
Tetris 99 (Arika/Nintendo)
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft)

Fresh Indie Game Presented by Subway

ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
Nomada Studio for Gris
DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro
Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds
Mega Crit for Slay the Spire
House House for Untitled Goose Game

Content Creator of the Year

Courage – Jack Dunlop
Dr. Lupo – Benjamin Lupo
Ewok – Soleil Wheeler
Grefg – David Martínez
Shroud – Michael Grzesiek

Best Esports Game

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
DOTA2 (Valve)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Overwatch (Blizzard)

Best Esports Player

Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf (Immortals, Fortnite)
Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom, League of Legends)
Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic (G2 Esports, League of Legends)
Oleksandr ‘S1mple’ Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CSGO)
Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won (SF Shock, Overwatch)

Best Esports Team

Astralis (CS:GO)
G2 Esports (LOL)
OG (DOTA2)
San Francisco Shock (OWL)
Team Liquid (CS:GO)

Best Esports Event

2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals
EVO 2019
Fortnite World Cup
IEM Katowice 2019
League of Legends World Championship 2019
The International 2019

Best Esports Coach

Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag (Team Liquid, CS:GO)
Nu-ri ‘Cain’ Jang (Team Liquid, LOL)
Fabian ‘GrabbZ’ Lohmann (G2 Esports, LOL)
Kim ‘Kkoma’ Jeong-gyun (SK Telecom T1, LOL)
Titouan ‘Sockshka’ Merloz (OG, DOTA2)
Danny ‘Zonic’ Sørensen (Astralis, CSGO)

Best Esports Host

Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
Alex “Machine” Richardson
Paul “Redeye” Chaloner
Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
Duan “Candice” Yu-Shuang


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Top Rated Comment
megaman64
Tue Nov 19 19 01:33pm
Rating: 3

I hope Death Stranding doesn't win just because it's a Kojima Game.

megaman64
Tue Nov 19 19 01:33pm
Rating: 3

I hope Death Stranding doesn't win just because it's a Kojima Game.

Or because Geoff Keighly literally appears in the game as a guest star.

Based on sentiment I've gathered, GOTY should probably realistically be between Smash, Sekiro, and Outer Worlds. I picked up Death Stranding recently and while I'm enjoying it, and may vote for it for Art Direction and/or Sound Design, it would be weird to me if it wins GOTY. It's very explicitly a niche appeal kind of game and Kojima's dialogue is..... special.

Kind of annoyed that there isn't even a best puzzle game category, so all Baba Is You can get is best indie game where it's up against a couple pretty popular titles. Oh well. That's my personal GOTY and I'll for sure be voting for it for best indie game.

It's funny that Link's Awakening is nominated for Art Direction. It's one of the few things I didn't like about the game.

I personally would've put Luigis Mansion 3 or Fire Emblem Three Houses as the token Nintendo nominee over Ultimate...A game that technically didnt even launch this year..

By that logic, Smash could never win an award. It was released the night of The Game Awards last year, so it was impossible to be nominated last year. So why on earth shouldn't it be eligible for this year's awards? For as much as I loved Fire Emblem, and liked Luigi's Mansion, neither deserve it as much as Smash Ultimate.

He has a grudge fro Smash Ultimate because of the DLC characters.

enthropy
Tue Nov 19 19 02:52pm
(Updated 1 time)

Don't worry Astral Chain and Goose, you both MY GOTY =)

But if AC and Goose don't win best action and indie the awards can suck my entire ass.

And with all this E-sport crap, I see this will be another "awards" show for the news mainly. Hope to see some Bayonetta 3. Now it surely has to be time.

P.S: See? Smash IS a fighting game Smile

I loved Astral Chain as well, but Devil May Cry V deserves it more. Just straight up a better game. Personally, DMCV should have been nominated for game of the year. It would get my vote.

Didn't get to play it yet, so can't say anything about it. But AC has a very special place in my cold heart. It's MY GOTY at least ;)

Outer Wilds or Disco Elysium will win best indie. I can only speak for Outer Wilds vs. Goose and OW is better. Honestly, I'm surprised Outer Wilds isn't nominated for GOTY.

Outer Wilds gets a lot of good talk... Might have to give it a go.

Still love the charm of the Goose though. Had something special.

Goose is a cute and fun little game but the other noms are way more substantial games. Baba Is You for instance is a massive game (60 hours in personally and I still have a lot to go, lowest I've seen for a 100% file is ~30 hours.) and it's in all honesty in the upper echelon of all-time puzzle games. While I haven't played it yet, Disco Elysium is apparently akin to Planescape Torment (which is ridiculously high praise). Outer Wilds and Katana Zero, while I know a bit less about them, get a lot of good talk too. To be honest I'll be fairly annoyed if Goose wins Best Indie based pretty much entirely on meme cred.

I was a bit fast on the trigger o the indie part. My bad. But it sure has a lot of originality to it. And it's not just meme cred. Not for me at least.

And now I'll have to check out Disco Elysium. Thanks for that.

Did they....fix Jump Force? My impression is that it was quite a disappointment.

Anyway, yay Outer Wilds! Coming to Switch by the way. Hope it runs well, kinda framey on XBO. Not to be confused with The Outer Worlds, though that is also coming to Switch and I also hope it runs well.

Regardless of its quality, and maybe it's because it's overrepresented in other categories, but Death Stranding should be in the Games for Impact category. It's literally a game about reuniting a fractured America by working together (indirectly with online people) and helping others just for the sake of being a good Samaritan. That's the kind of thing this category is meant to celebrate. The literal description on their website for this category is: "FOR A THOUGHT-PROVOKING GAME WITH A PRO-SOCIAL MEANING OR MESSAGE" (copied from an all caps text. Not shouting or being obnoxious).

I would actually say the social aspect is one of the few things that are actually great about Death Stranding and is one of maybe two categories I think it should win. Just my opinion.

Fire Emblem and Smash not being nominated for Best Soundtrack when they have licensed music like Death Stranding in there sure is some BS...

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