The Full List Of Nominees For The Game Awards 2019

The Full List Of Nominees For The Game Awards 2019

With the end of the year approaching, there are two things that most of us will be doing – stressing that Christmas is only a matter of weeks away and reflecting on the gaming goodness that has been presented to us throughout the year. Though the former can only be helped with organisation and gift buying, the latter is addressed via The Game Awards.

Every year The Game Awards nominate a variety of video games in a number of different categories in order to celebrate the cream of the crop in each field, as well as awarding the coveted title Game of the Year to a single standout game. Last year God of War not only took out top spot, but also collected an additional 2 awards in Best Action/Adventure Game as well as Best Game Direction. Red Dead Redemption 2 also took home big, receiving a total of 4 awards. If you want to have your say and get in on the decision, you can jump over to The Game Awards Website, sign in and cast your vote now. We won’t have to wait long for the winners to be announced as The Game Awards will be live-streamed at 11:30 Friday December 13 across YouTube, Twitch, Twitter and a myriad of other platforms.

Here are the nominees:

Game title (Developer/Publisher)

Game of the Year

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

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)

Action/Adventure Game

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

Art Direction

  • Control (Remedy/505 Games)
  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Gris (Nomada Studios/Devolver)
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (From Software/Activision)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Griezzo/Nintendo)

Audio Design

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

Community Support

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

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 (Sora/Bandai Namco/Nintendo)
  • Yoshi’s Crafted World (Good-Feel/Nintendo)

Fighting Game

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

Fresh Indie Game

Recognising a new independent studio that released its first game in 2019

  • ZA / UM (For Disco Elysium)
  • Nomada Studios (For Gris)
  • DeadToast Entertainment (For My Friend Pedro)
  • Mobius Digital (For The Outer Wilds)
  • Mega Crit (For Slay the Spire)
  • House House (For Untitled Goose Game)

Game Direction

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

Games For Impact

For a thought-provoking game with a pro-social meaning or message

  • Concrete Genie (Pixelopus/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Gris (Nomada Studio/Devolver)
  • Kind Words (PopCannibal/PopCannibal
  • Life is Strange 2 (Dontnod/Square Enix)
  • Sea of Solitude (Jo-Mei Games/EA)

Independent Game

  • Baba Is You (Hempuli/Hempuli)
  • Disco Elysium (ZA / UM/ZA / UM)
  • Katana Zero (Askiisoft/Devolver)
  • The Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annpurna)
  • Untitled Goose Game (House House/Panic)

Mobile Game

  • Call of Duty: Mobile (Timi Studios/Activision)
  • Grindstone (Capybara Games/Capybara Games)
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna)
  • Sky: Children of the Light (ThatGameCompany/ThatGameCompany)
  • What the Golf? (Triband/Triband)

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)

Narrative

  • A Plagues Tale: Innocence (Asobo/Focus Home)
  • Control (Remedy/505 Games)
  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Disco Elysium (ZA / UM/ZA / UM)
  • The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division)

Ongoing Game

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

Role-Playing Game

  • Disco Elysium (ZA / UM/ZA / UM)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix/Square Enix)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix/Square Enix)
  • Monster Hunter World: Iceborne (Capcom/Capcom)
  • The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division)

Score and Music

  • Cadence of Hyrule (Brace Yourself Games/Nintendo)
  • Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Devil May Cry 5 (Capcom/Capcom)
  • Kingdom Hearts 3 (Square Enix/Square Enix)
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna

Sports/Racing Game

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro Fueled (Beenox/Activision)
  • Dirt Rally 2.0 (Codemasters/Codemasters)
  • EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (PES Productions/Konami)
  • F1 2019 (Codemasters/Codemasters)
  • Fifa 20 (EA Sports/EA)

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/Chucklefish)

VR/AR Game

  • Asgard’s Wrath (Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios)
  • Blood and Truth (SIE Studios/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Beat Saber (Beat Games/Beat Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games/Hello Games)
  • Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games/Squanch Games)

Performance

  • Ashley Birch (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)

Content Creator Of The Year

  • Courage (Jack Dunlop)
  • Dr. Lupo (Benjamin Lupo)
  • Ewok (Soleil Wheeler)
  • Grefg (David Martinez)
  • Shroud (Michael Grzesiek)

ESports Coach

  • Eric ‘Adren’ Hoag (Team Liquid/CS:GO
  • Nu-Ri ‘Cain’ Jang (Team Liquid/League of Legends)
  • Fabian ‘Grabbz’ Lohmann (G2 ESports/League of Legends)
  • Kim ‘Kkoma’ Jeong-Gyun (SKTelecom T1/League of Legends)
  • Titouan ‘Sockshka’ Merloz (OG/DOTA 2)
  • Danny ‘Zonic’ Sorersen (Astralis/CS:GO)

ESports Event

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

ESports Game Of The Year

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve/Valve)
  • DOTA 2 (Valve/Valve)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games/Epic Games)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games/Riot Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard/Blizzard)

ESports Host

  • EEfje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere
  • Alex ‘Machine’ Richardson
  • Paul ‘Redeye’ Chaloner
  • Alex ‘Goldenboy’ Mendez
  • Duan ‘Candice’ Yu-Shuang

ESports Player

  • Kyle ‘Bugha’ Giersdorf (Sentinels/Fortnite)
  • Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-Hyeok (SK Telecom/League of Legends)
  • Luka ‘Perkz’ Perkovic (G2 ESports/League of Legends)
  • Oleksandr ‘S1mple’ Kostyliev (Natus Vincere/CS:GO)
  • Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won (SF Shock/Overwatch)

ESports Team

  • Astralis (CS:GO)
  • G2 ESports (League of Legends)
  • OG (DOTA 2)
  • San Francisco Shock (Overwatch)
  • Team Liquid (CS:GO)

So there you have it, all of the nominees for this year’s Game Awards. Death Stranding has received the most nominations this year with a whopping 9, with Control close behind having picked up 8. We will have to wait until December 13 to see how everything pans out, but in the mean time, what game do you think deserves GOTY? Are there any games (in any category) That you think have been snobbed? Let us know.

 

A PlayStation fanboy through and through, Adam has an undying love for all things that come from Sony, the only thing he asks for in return is the ability to fix the spelling mistake he has in his PSN name.