The Game Awards 2023 – Categories, Nominees and Winners

by Samy
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The Game Awards 2023 is over, and this year’s Game of The Year is official!

The Game Awards recognizes and upholds creative and technical excellence in the global video game industry.

We bring together a diverse group of game developers, video game players, and notable names from popular culture to celebrate and advance gaming’s position as the most immersive, challenging, and inspiring form of entertainment. We strive to recognize those who improve the wellbeing of the community and elevate voices that represent the future of the medium.

The Game Awards 2023 – Nominees and Winners

All the nominees of this year’s The Game Awards winners are printed in bold and marked with “Winner”. As I mentioned in my previous post, I really enjoyed watching the show.

The Game Awards 2023 - best family game
Best Family Game 2023: Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)

The Game Awards – Best Family Game

  • Winner: Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)
  • Disney Illusion Island (Dlala Studios/Disney)
  • Party Animals (Recreate Games)
  • Pikmin 4 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Sonic Superstars (Arzest/Sonic Team/Sega)

The Game Awards – Innovation in Accessibility

  • Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Winner: Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (NetherRealm Studios/WB Games)
  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

The Game Awards – Best eSports Athlete

  • Winner: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends)
  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (CS:GO)
  • Max “Demon1” Mazanov (Valorant)
  • Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez (Call of Duty)
  • Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (League of Legends)
  • Phillip ”ImperialHal” Dosen (Apex Legends)

The Game Awards – Best eSports Coach

  • Winner: Christine “potter” Chi (Evil Geniuses – Valorant)
  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen (Team Falcons – Counter-Strike)
  • Jordan “Gunba” Graham (Florida Mayhem – Overwatch)
  • Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam (Team Vitality – Counter-Strike)
  • Yoon “Homme” Sung-young (JD Gaming – League of Legends)

The Game Awards – Best eSports event

  • Winner: 2023 League of Legends World Championship
  • Blast.TV Paris Major 2023
  • EVO 2023
  • The International Dota 2 Championship 2023
  • VALORANT Champions 2023

The Game Awards – Best eSports game

  • Winner: Valorant (Riot Games)
  • Counter-Strike 2 (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • PUBG Mobile (LightSpeed Studios/Tencent Games)

Best eSports Team

  • Winner: JD Gaming
  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • Team Vitality

Content Creator of the Year

  • Winner: Ironmouse
  • PeopleMakeGames
  • Quackity
  • SpreenDMC
  • SypherPK

Best Performance

  • Ben Starr – Clive Rosfield; Final Fantasy XVI
  • Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis; Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Idris Elba as Solomon Reed; Cyberpunk 2077 – Phantom Liberty
  • Melanie Liburd as  Saga Anderson; Alan Wake 2
  • Winner: Neil Newbon as Astarion; Baldurs Gate 3
  • Yuri Lowenthal as X; Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Best Narrative

  • Winner: Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – Phantom Liberty (CD Projekt Red)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Winner: Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Dredge (Black Salt Games/Team 17)
  • Pizza Tower (Tour de Pizza)
  • Venba (Visai Games)
  • Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing)

Best Action Game

  • Winner: Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  • Dead Island 2
  • Ghostrunner 2
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Remnant 2

Best Art Direction

  • Winner: Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Lies of P (Round8 Studio/Neowiz Games)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Best VR/AR

  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital/SIE)
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain (Guerrilla Games/Firesprite/SIE)
  • Humanity (tha LTD/Enhance Games)
  • Winner: Resident Evil Village VR Mode (Capcom)
  • Synapse (nDreams)

Best Mobile Game

  • Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis (Applibot/Square Enix)
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure (Sunblink Entertainment)
  • Winner: Honkai: Star Rail (HoYoverse)
  • Monster Hunter Now (Niantic/Capcom)
  • Terra Nil (Free Lives/Devolver/Netflix)

Best Audio Design

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)
  • Dead Space (Motive Studio/EA)
  • Winner: Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)

Games for Impact

Video games with the most impact.

  • A Space for the Unbound (Mojiken Studio/Toge Productions/Chorus)
  • Chants of Sennaar (Rundisc/Focus Entertainment)
  • Goodbye Volcano High (KO_OP)
  • Winner: Tchia (Awaceb/Kepler Interactive)
  • Terra Nil (Free Lives/Devolver Digital/Netflix)
  • Venba (Visai Games)

Best Score & Music

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Winner: Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Best Independent Game

  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Dave the Diver (MINTROCKET)
  • Dredge (Black Salt Games/Team 17)
  • Winner: Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio)
  • Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing)

Best Community Support

  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Best Fighting Game

  • God of Rock (Modus Studios Brazil/Modus Games)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (NetherRealm Studios/WB Games)
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 (Ludosity/Fair Play Labs/GameMill Entertainment)
  • Pocket Bravery (Statera Studio/PQube)
  • Winner: Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

Most Anticipated Game

  • Winner: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Square Enix)
  • Hades II (Supergiant Games)
  • Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio/Sega)
  • Star Wars Outlaws (Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft)
  • Tekken 8 (Bandai Namco/Arika)

Best Ongoing Game

A still from the developers and community-supported game.

  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment/EA)
  • Winner: Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin Impact (HoYoverse)

Best Action/ Adventure Game

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Respawn Entertainment/EA)
  • Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Best RPG

  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Lies of P (Round8 Studio/Neowiz Games)
  • Seas of Stars (Sabotage Studio)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

Best Adaption

It’s a video game with the best (movie) adaption of the year.

  • Castlevania: Nocturne (Powerhouse Animation/Netflix)
  • Gran Turismo (PlayStation Productions/Sony Pictures)
  • Winner: The Last of Us (PlayStation Productions/HBO)
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Illumination/Nintendo/Universal Pictures)
  • Twisted Metal (PlayStation Productions/Peacock)

Best Sim/ Strategy

  • Winner: Pikmin 4 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (WayForward/Nintendo)
  • Cities: Skylines 2 (Colossal Order/Paradox Interactive)
  • Company of Heroes 3 (Relic Entertainment/Sega)
  • Fire Emblem Engage (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)

Best Sports/ Racing Game

  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged
  • The Crew Motorfest (Ubisoft Ivory Tower/Ubisoft)
  • Winner: Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)
  • EA Sports FC 24 (EA Vancouver/EA Romania/EA Sports)
  • F1 23 (Codemasters/EA Sports)

Best Multiplayer

  • Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Party Animals (Recreate Games)
  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)
  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Player’s Voice

Voted by the gaming community.

  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – Phantom Liberty (CD Projekt Red)
  • Genshin Impact (HoYoverse)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Best Game Direction

  • Winner: Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Fames Publishing)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Game of The Year 2023

A game, which delivers the best gaming experience out of all nominees and categories.

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)
  • Baldurs Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Have you watched this year’s The Game Awards? What do you think of the winners? Could you have guessed them?


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