The Game Awards 2019: All the Nominees

The official list of nominees for The Game Awards is here! The award show is back with its sixth, hopefully biggest and greatest show yet. Brought to you and hosted once again by wonder of the industry, Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards will once again be honoring the latest achievements in gaming.

The Game Awards 2019: All of the Nominees

From 2019’s Triple-A blockbusters to this year’s indie darlings, The Game Awards will surely once again excel in celebrating the best and brightest of the video game world with its collection of nominees. 

Airing live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Thursday the 12th of December (17:30 to 21:00 PST), you’ll be able to watch the show at The Game Awards website, where you’ll also be able to cast your votes.

Under the many illustrious categories, here’s the full list of nominees:

Early Bird Category: Favourite Year (From Past Game Awards)

  • 2014 (GOTY: Dragon Age: Inqusition)
  • 2015 (GOTY: The Witcher 3)
  • 2016 (GOTY: Overwatch)
  • 2017 (GOTY: Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild)
  • 2018 (GOTY: God of War)

Game of the Year 

  • Control 
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Game Direction

  • Control 
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Outer Wilds

Best Narrative

  • Control 
  • Disco Elysium
  • Death Stranding 
  • The Outer Worlds 
  • A Plague Tale: Innocence

Best Art Direction

  • Control 
  • Death Stranding 
  • Gris 
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Best Score & Music

  • Cadence of Hyrule 
  • Death Stranding 
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Kingdom Hearts lll
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts 

Best Audio Design 

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Control 
  • Death Stranding 
  • Gears 5
  • Resident Evil 2
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Performance 

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

Games for Impact 

  • Concrete Genie
  • GRIS 
  • Kinds Words 
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Sea of Solitude

Best Independent Game 

  • Baba is You
  • Disco Elysium 
  • Katana Zero
  • Outer Wilds
  • Untitled Goose Game

Best VR/AR Game 

  • Asgard’s Wrath
  • Blood & Truth
  • Beat Saber
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Trover Saves the Universe

Best Action Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Astral Chain
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Gears 5
  • Metro Exodus

Best Action/Adventure Game 

  • Borderlands 3
  • Control
  • Death Stranding
  • Resident Evil 2 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Best Roleplaying Game

  • Disco Elysium 
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Kingdom Hearts lll
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
  • The Outer Worlds

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6
  • Jump Force
  • Mortal Kombat 11
  • Samurai Showdown
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best Family Game 

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3
  • Ring Fit Adventure
  • Super Mario Maker 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World

Best Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile 
  • Grindstone
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts
  • Sky: Children of Light
  • What the Golf

Best Strategy Game

  • Age of Wonders: Planetfall 
  • Anno 1800
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Tropico 6
  • Wargroove

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  • Dirt Rally 2.0
  • Efootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
  • F1 2019
  • FIFA 20

Best Multiplayer Game 

  • Apex Legends
  • Borderlands 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Tetris 99
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Best Fresh Indie Game 

  • 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)

Best Esports Game 

  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Dota 2 
  • Overwatch 
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Best Esports Player

  • Kyle Giersdorf 
  • Fake 
  • s1mple 
  • Perkz
  • sinatraa

Best Esports Team

  • Astralis 
  • G2 ESPORTS
  • OG
  • San Franciso Shock 
  • Team Liquid

Best Esports Coach

  • Eric “Adren” Hoag
  • Nu-ri “Cain” Jang
  • Fabian “Grabbz” Lohmann
  • Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-Gyun
  • Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz
  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen

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 Host 

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

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Desinty 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Content Creator of the Year

  • DrLupo
  • TheGrefg
  • Shroud
  • CouRage
  • Ewok

2019 certainly has its work cut out, however, as last year’s iteration of The Game Awards was its best yet! Check out our top 10 moments of the 2018 show.

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