TLDR: The Game Awards Winners And Announcements

Gonzo & Geoff Presenting Best Debut Indie Game

In a dazzling celebration of the gaming industry's finest achievements, enthusiasts worldwide gathered to witness the spectacle that was The Game Awards tonight.

Hosted by the esteemed Geoff Keighley, this global showcase unfolded at the iconic Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, transcending boundaries through its live stream on multiple platforms. The evening not only spotlighted the best in video games but also offered a glimpse into the future of gaming. The stage came alive with the melodic prowess of The Game Awards Orchestra and other captivating performances. The anticipation and excitement culminated in an immersive experience for viewers who tuned in on Thursday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. ET, marking a milestone in the world of gaming.

TRAILERS/ANNOUNCEMENTS IN ORDER

  • Opening Act:
    • Brothers A Tale of Two Sons Remake
    • Pony Island 2
    • The Rise Of Golden Idol
    • Usual June
    • Arknights: Endfield
    • You Are The Chosen One
    • Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader
    • Assassin's Creed Nexus VR
    • Harmonium The Musical
    • Windblown
    • Thrasher
    • Samsung Gaming Hub
    • Persona 3 Reload
    • Dave The Diver Dredge
    • World Of Goo 2
    • Metaphor
Windblown
  • Main Show
    • Matthew McConaughey presented world premier for Exodus
    • God of War Ragnarok Valhalla Free DLC out Dec 12
    • Big Walk by Big House
    • Prince of Persia The Lost Crown
    • LEGO Fortnite
    • Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2
    • KEMURI presented by Akumi
    • No Rest For The Wicked
    • The Legion Go trailer by Lenovo
    • XBox Game Pass Trailer
    • Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora
    • Discord Trailer
    • World Premier of SEGA's In Development Lineup
      • Crazy Taxi
      • Jet Set Radio
      • Shinobi
      • Golden Axe
      • Streets of Race
      • & More!
Baldur's Gate 3
    • Dragonball Sparking! Zero
    • The Casting of Frank Stone
    • Visions of Mana
    • The Rise of Ronin
    • Steam Deck
    • The Outlast Trials
    • Kingdom Of Stress
    • OD by Hideo Kojima
    • Jurassic Park Survival
    • Rocket Racing
    • Black Myth Wukong
    • Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League
    • Warframe: Whisper In The Walls
    • Starfield
    • Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
    • Ready Or Not
    • Abubakar Salim presented his game Tales of Kenzera ZAU
    • Lost Records Bloom & Rage
    • The First Berserker Khazan
    • Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth X Apex Legends
    • Honkai Starrail
    • Monster Hunter Now
    • Fortnite Festival
    • Call of Duty MW Season 1
    • Skull and Bones
    • Marvel's Blade
    • Twisted Metal Season 2 on Peacock
    • Last Sentinel
    • The First Descendant
    • Zenless Zone Zero
    • Chromebook Plus
    • Helldivers 2
    • Warhammer Space marine
    • GTFO Final Chapter
    • Den of Wolves
    • Exoborne
    • Asgard's Wrath
    • Exclusive look at the new Amazon Prime Fallout Series
    • Palia
    • No Mans Sky 2024
    • Light No Fire
    • Stormgate
    • Google & Samsung
    • Guilty Gear New Season
    • Ark Survival Ascended
    • Final Fantasy XVI: Echoes of the Fallen & The Rising Tide
    • The Finals
    • Baldur's Gate 3
    • Bellwright
    • Monster Hunter Wilds
  • Musical Performances
    • Heilung - God of War
    • The Game Awards Orchestra. Composed by Nobuo Uetmatsu & Led by Lorne Balfe - Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Theme
    • Old Guards of Asgard (Poets of the Fall), Herald of Darkness - Alan Wake 2
Friend of the network, Steve Saylor At The Game Awards amongst company

WINNERS

Game of the Year (presented by Timothee Chalamet)

  • Alan Wake 2 
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Winner)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 
  • Resident Evil 4 
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 

Best Game Direction

  • Alan Wake 2 (Winner) 
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 

Best Narrative

  • Alan Wake 2 (Winner)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Final Fantasy XVI 
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 

Best Art Direction

  • Alan Wake 2 (Winner)
  • Hi-Fi Rush 
  • Lies of P  
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 
Alan Wake 2 Remedy Entertainment PlayStatin 5 PS5 Xbox Series X/S Graphics Mode Visuals Settings
Alan Wake 2

Best Score and Music

  • Alan Wake 2, Composer Petri Alanko 
  • Baldur’s Gate 3, Composer Borislav Slavov 
  • Final Fantasy XVI, Composer Masayoshi Soken (Winner)
  • Hi-Fi Rush, Audio Director Shuichi Kobori 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Composed by Nintendo Sound Team 

Player's Vote

  • Baldurs Gate 3 (Winner)
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • The Legend Of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Audio Design

  • Alan Wake 2 
  • Dead Space 
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Winner)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 
  • Resident Evil 4 

Best Performance

  • Ben Starr as 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
  • Neil Newbon as Astarion, Baldur’s Gate 3 (Winner)
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Gustav Tilleby (Creative Director) presenting The Finals

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Diablo IV 
  • Forza Motorsport (Winner)
  • Hi-Fi Rush 
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 
  • Mortal Kombat 1 
  • Street Fighter 6

Games for Impact

  • A Space for the Unbound 
  • Chants of Sennaar 
  • Goodbye Volcano High 
  • Tchia (Winner)
  • Terra Nil 
  • Venba 

Best Ongoing Game (Presented by Anthony Mackie)

  • Apex Legends
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (Winner) 
  • Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Fortnite 
  • Genshin Impact

Best Community Support

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Winner)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV 
  • No Man’s Sky 
Baldur's Gate 3
Baldur's Gate 3

Best Independent Game

  • Cocoon 
  • Dave the Diver 
  • Dredge 
  • Sea of Stars (Winner) 
  • Viewfinder

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cocoon (Winner)
  • Dredge 
  • Pizza Tower 
  • Venba
  • Viewfinder 

Best Mobile Game

  • Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis 
  • Honkai: Star Rail (Winner)
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure 
  • Monster Hunter Now 
  • Terra Nil 

Best VR/AR Game

  • Gran Turismo 7 
  • Humanity 
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain 
  • Resident Evil Village VR Mode (Winner)
  • Synapse 
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom 

Best Action Game

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

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Alan Wake 2 
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 
  • Resident Evil 4 
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor 
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Winner) 

Best RPG

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Winner) 
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Lies of P 
  • Sea of Stars 
  • Starfield

Best Fighting Game

  • God of Rock
  • Mortal Kombat 1 
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 
  • Pocket Bravery 
  • Street Fighter 6 (Winner)
Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Best Family Game

  • Disney Illusion Island 
  • Party Animals 
  • Pikmin 4 
  • Sonic Superstars 
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Winner)

Best Sim/Strategy Game

  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp 
  • Cities: Skylines II 
  • Company of Heroes 3
  • Fire Emblem Engage 
  • Pikmin 4 (Winner)

Best Sports/Racing

  • EA Sports FC 24 
  • F1 23 
  • Forza Motorsport (Winner) 
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged 
  • The Crew Motorfest 

Best Multiplayer Presented by Discord

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Winner)
  • Diablo IV 
  • Party Animals 
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder 
Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Best Adaptation

  • Castlevania: Nocturne
  • Gran Turismo 
  • The Last of Us (Winner) 
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Twisted Metal

Most Anticipated Game

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Winner) 
  • Hades II 
  • Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth
  • Star Wars Outlaws 
  • Tekken 8 

Content Creator of the Year

  • IronMouse (Winner)
  • PeopleMakeGames
  • Quackity
  • Spreen
  • SypherPK

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike 2 
  • Dota 2 
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG Mobile 
  • Valorant (Winner)
Geoff Keighley Hosting The Game Awards

Best Esports Athlete

  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends) (Winner)
  • 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)

Best Esports Team

  • Evil Geniuses (Valorant)
  • Fnatic (Valorant)
  • Gaimin Gladiators (Dota 2)
  • JD Gaming (League of Legends) (Winner)
  • Team Vitality (Counter-Strike)

Best Esports Coach

  • Christine “potter” Chi (Evil Geniuses - Valorant) (Winner)
  • 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)

Best Esports Event

  • 2023 League of Legends World Championship (Winner)
  • Blast.tv Paris Major 2023 
  • EVO 2023
  • The International Dota 2 Championships 2023
  • VALORANT Champions 2023

As the curtains fell on The Game Awards, the night belonged to titles like Baldur's Gate 3, which emerged triumphant, clinching numerous coveted categories, including the prestigious Game of the Year award. The event, punctuated by an array of captivating trailers and exciting announcements, served as a tantalizing glimpse into the future of gaming. The thrill of the awards and the promise of what lies ahead ensures that the gaming community is in for an exhilarating ride. Until next time!