Here Are Your Winners of The Game Awards 2018

Tonight marks the fifth year of The Game Awards ceremony, hosted by its creator Geoff Keighley. During the nearly three-hour special, many games from 2018 were crowned with various superlatives. Additionally, a host of new games were announced, leading to a fairly packed first quarter for 2019.

The nominees for the awards had been posted online for voting in November. Nominees are chosen by a board of more than 65 different press outlets with staff members who’ve played the games. The games that get chosen for the awards themselves are decided by a mix of players (through online voting), as well as the panel of critics.

Here are your winners of The Game Awards 2018.


Best Action Game: Dead Cells

Best Role-Playing Game: Monster Hunter World

Best Esports Game: Overwatch

Best Esports Event: League of Legends World Championship

Best Esports Host: Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Depoortere

Best Esports Coach: Bok ‘Repeared’ Han-Gyu

Best Esports Team: Cloud9

Best Esports Moment: C9’s Comeback Win in Triple OT vs Faze

Best Student Game: Combat 2018

Best Narrative: Red Dead Redemption 2

Industry Icon: Visual Concepts’ Greg Thomas

Global Gaming Citizens: Steven Spohn (Ablegamers), Sadia Bashir (Pixelart Games Academy), Lual Mayen

Best Performance: Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)

Best Score/Music: Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design: Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Art Direction: Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Mobile Game: Florence

Best VR/AR Game: ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission

Content Creator of the Year: Ninja

Best Esports Player: Dominique “SonicFox” McLean

Best Debut Indie Game: The Messenger

Best Fighting Game: Dragon Ball FighterZ

Best Family Game: Overcooked 2

Best Strategy Game: Into the Breach

Best Independent Game: Celeste

Games for Impact: Celeste

Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Horizon 4

Best Game Direction: God of War 4

Best Action/Adventure Game: God of War 4

Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite

Best Multiplayer Game: Fortnite

Game of the Year: God of War 4

The Game Awards is also a platform for developers to show off what they are working on. Many companies decided to unveil many new games and downloadable content this year, breaking the record for most world premieres during The Game Awards than ever before. Here are all the games and content that were announced:

Sayonara Wild Hearts, developed by Simogo

Journey to the Savage Planet, developed by Typhoon Studios

The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, developed by Galactic Cafe

Among Trees, developed by FJRD Interactive

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, developed by Team Ninja

Rocket League DLC: McLaren 570S Car Pack

Far Cry New Dawn, developed by Ubisoft

Hades, developed by Supergiant Games

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey, developed by Panache Digital Games

Scavengers, developed by Midwinter Entertainment

Dead by Daylight: Darkness Among Us DLC, developed by Behaviour Interactive

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, developed by Beenox

The Outer Worlds, developed by Obsidian

Dauntless by Phoenix Labs is coming to consoles

The Last Campfire, developed by Hello Games

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Winter Map is coming tonight

ATLAS, developed by Grapeshot Games

Journey is coming to PC via the Epic Games store

A new Dragon Age game was teased by developer BioWare

The Pathless, developed by Giant Squid Studios

Mortal Kombat 11, developed by NetherRealm Studios

Stranger Things 3 The Game, developed by Bonus XP

Psychonauts 2, developed by Double Fine

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’s Challenger Pack 1 will feature Persona 5’s Joker

The Game Awards marks another year in the books for the games industry, letting people reflect back on the games of 2018 while looking to the future.

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