The Game Awards 2023 Nominees Announced: Baldur’s Gate 3, Alan Wake 2 Lead the Pack

The Game Awards 2023 nominations have gone wild now. This year’s two biggest titles, Baldur’s Gate 3 and the recent Alan Wake II, lead the list with eight awards each, including Game of the Year. Despite being considered one of the best years for gaming, show host and organizer Geoff Keighley is sticking to his rule of only including six names for the prestigious award. Remaining GOTY contenders include Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. The latter two were big hits during the first half of the year, with Zelda players showcasing their mechanical creations in the land of Hyrule, while RE4 PC players toyed around with sultry mods.

HBO’s The Last of Us series was a no-brainer in the Best Adaptation category, thanks to a very faithful adaptation that focused on the human aspects of the post-apocalyptic universe, appealing to both new TV viewers and fans. Resonated with. Of the original video game. The Super Mario Bros. movie, which grossed $1.36 billion (roughly Rs. 11,321), also competes in that arena with the Twisted Metal Peacock show, Netflix’s Castlevania: Nocturne, and the David Harbor-led Gran Turismo movie. Now that the actors’ strike is over, the cast will also be present at The Game Awards Show, with my personal favorite Neil Newbon winning Best Performance by an Actor for his portrayal of Asterion the Vampire Spawn in Baldur’s Gate 3. We’ve also got Cameron Monaghan for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Ben Starr for Final Fantasy XVI, and Idris Elba for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, among others.

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It’s strange that Cyberpunk 2077 was nominated as Best Ongoing Game, considering that Phantom Liberty was only post-launch expansion content and not a live-service experience. The Game Awards 2023 list includes over 100 different games, with Nintendo emerging as the most-nominated publisher this year with 15 nominations.

As always, the event will host countless game shows and trailers, live musical performances and its dedicated on-stage orchestra, conducted by composer Lorne Balfe. The winners will be announced live from the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles on December 7 (December 9 in India, 6:30 am IST). It will be available to stream on YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook Live, Instagram Live and Kik. Fans can cast their votes through the official TGA website until D-Day.

With that, here is the complete list of nominees for The Game Awards 2023:

game of the year

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

Best Sports Direction

alan wake ii
baldur’s gate 3
marvel’s spider man 2
super mario bros wonder
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

best stories

alan wake ii
baldur’s gate 3
Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (CD Projekt Red)
Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
marvel’s spider man 2

Best Art Direction

alan wake 2
Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)
PK’s Lies (Round8 Studios/Neoviz Games)
super mario bros wonder
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Score and Music

petri alanko, alan wake 2
Borislav Slavov, Baldur’s Gate 3
Masayoshi Soken, Final Fantasy XVI
Shuichi Kobori, Hi-Fi Rush
Nintendo Sound Team, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

best optimization

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

Best Audio Design

alan wake 2
Dead Space (Motive Studios/EA)
hi-fi rush
marvel’s spider man 2
resident Evil 4

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best performance

ben starr, final fantasy xvi
Cameron Monaghan, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Idris Elba, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
melanie libard, alan wake 2
Neil Newbon, Balder’s Gate 3
Yuri Lowenthal, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Innovation in Accessibility

Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)
Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)
hi-fi rush
marvel’s spider man 2
Mortal Kombat 1 (Nederlands Studios/WB Games)
Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

best running game

Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment/EA)
cyberpunk 2077
final fantasy xiv
fortnite (epic games)
genshin impact (hoyverse)

game for impact

A Place for the Unbound (Mojiken Studios/Toge Productions/Chorus)
Mantras of Sennar (Rundisk/Focus Entertainment)
Goodbye Volcano High (KO_OP)
Techia (Avaseb/Kepler Interactive)
Terra Nil (Free Lives/Devolver Digital/Netflix)
Venba (Visai game)

baldur’s gate 3
cyberpunk 2077
destiny 2 (bungie)
final fantasy xiv
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

best independent games

Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)
Dave the Diver (Minerocket)
Dredge (Black Salt Sports/Team 17)
Sea of ​​Stars (Sabotage Studio)
Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing)

Best Debut Indie Game

to sprinkle
Pizza Tower (Tour de Pizza)

best mobile games

Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis (Applibot/Square Enix)
Honkai: Star Rail
Hello Kitty Island Adventure (Sunblink Entertainment)
Monster Hunter Now (Niantic/Capcom)
terra nil

Best VR/AR Games

Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital/SIE)
Humanity (Tha Ltd/Enhance Games)
Horizon Call of the Mountain (Guerrilla Games/FireSprite/SIE)
Resident Evil Village VR Mode (Capcom)
Synapse (NDreams)

best action game

Armored Core VI: Fire of the Rubicon (From Software/Bandai Namco)
Dead Island 2 (Dambuster Studios/Deep Silver)
Ghostrunner 2 (One More Level/505 Games)
hi-fi rush
Remnant 2 (Gunfire Games/Gearbox Publishing)

Best Action/Adventure Game

alan wake 2
marvel’s spider man 2
resident Evil 4
Star Wars Jedi: Survivors
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

best rpg

baldur’s gate 3
final fantasy xvi
P’s lie
sea ​​of ​​stars
Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

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best fighting game

God of Rock (Modus Studios Brazil/Modus Games)
mortal kombat 1
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 (Ludocity/Fair Play Labs/GameMill Entertainment)
Pocket Brewery (Statera Studio/PCube)
street fighter 6

Best Family Games

Disney’s Illusion Island (Dalala Studios/Disney)
Party Animals (Recreate Games)
Pikmin 4 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
Sonic Superstars (Argest/Sonic Team/Sega)
super mario bros wonder

Best Sim/Strategy Games

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

Best Sports/Racing

EA Sports FC 24 (EA Vancouver/EA Romania/EA Sports)
F1 23 (Codemasters/EA Sports)
forza motorsport
Hot Wheels Release 2: Turbocharged (Milestone)
Crew Motorfest (Ubisoft Ivory Tower/Ubisoft)

best multiplayer

baldur’s gate 3
Diablo IV
party animals
street fighter 6
super mario bros wonder

most awaited game

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)

Content Creator of the Year

people make games

best esports games

Counter-Strike 2 (Valve)
Dota 2 (Valve)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
PUBG Mobile (Lightspeed Studio/Tencent Games)
Valorant (Riot Games)

Best eSports Athlete

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends)
Matthew “Zeewoo” Harbaut (CS:GO)
Max “Daemon1” Mazanov (Valorant)
Paco “Hydra” Rusiewicz (Call of Duty)
Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (League of Legends)
Philip “ImperialHail” Dosen (Apex Legends)

best esports team

evil geniuses (heroic)
Fnatic (Heroic)
Gamine Gladiators (Dota 2)
JD Gaming (League of Legends)
Team Vitality (Counter-Strike)

Best eSports Coach

Christine “Potter” Chi (Evil Talents – VALORANT)
Danny “Zonic” Sorensen (Team Falcons – Counter-Strike)
Jordan “Gunba” Graham (Florida Mayhem – Overwatch)
Remy “XTQZZZ” Quonium (Team Vitality – Counter-Strike)
Yoon “Homme” Sung-young (JD Gaming – League of Legends)

Best eSports Event

2023 League of Legends World Championship Paris Major 2023
evo 2023
International Dota 2 Championship 2023
valorant champions 2023

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