The Game Awards is done for another year – here’s everything you missed.
Sony Santa Monica took home Game of the Year for God of War, Red Dead Redemption II took home its own handful of awards, and new Mortal Kombat and Crash Bandicoot games were announced – another bumper year at the Game Awards!
This year heralded the Game Awards’ fifth year, where games as a service are a big deal and a tonne of new games were announced.
Sayonara Wild Hearts is a dance game of sorts coming to the Switch, alongside the surprise reveal of Marvel’s Ultimate Alliance 3.
Journey to the Savage Planet also looks intriguing.
The Stanley Parable is making its way to consoles in an Ultra Deluxe edition – super stoked for people to check that out.
Among Trees was another new title announced, and a very special moment was shared on stage between Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation. Check it out:
The Game Awards Orchestra had a huge role to play in the night, performing a bunch of different tracks including Devil Trigger from DMC5 and a game of the year medley.
We saw a new McLaren car pack for Rocket League revealed, as well as a new clip from Alita: Battle Angel.
Far Cry: New Dawn was a new post-apocalyptic Far Cry spinoff announced for Feb 15 that looks a lot like RAGE.
We got a new Anthem trailer, and CTR: Crash Team Racing was confirmed for a remaster releasing in June.
One of the best moments of the show goes to Ninja’s award for Content Creator of the Year – partly due to Ninja, and partly due to the cuties that delivered it:
Obsidian revealed their new game called The Outer Worlds.
BioWare lifted the covers on what looks to be a new Dragon Age game, with a very short trailer and #TheDreadWolfRises.
Survived By and Stranger Things 3: The Game were also revealed.
Mortal Kombat 11 was announced for April 23, and Psychonauts 2 was also a surprise reveal.
RAGE 2 got a new trailer and a release date of May 14.
The last big reveal of the night was that Persona characters are coming to Smash Bros!
Here is the full list of winners from the evening:
Best Action Game – Dead Cells
Best RPG – Monster Hunter World
Best Esports Team – Cloud9
Best Esports Game – Overwatch
Best Esports Event – League of Legends World Championships
Best Esports Host – Sjokz
Best Esports Coach – Reapered
Best Esports Moment – C9’s comeback win in triple overtime vs FaZe
Best Student Game – Combat 2018
Best Narrative – Red Dead Redemption II
Best Performance – Roger Clarke, Arthur Morgan in RDR2
Best Score/Music – RDR2
Best Audio Design – RDR2
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
The “LeBron James of Sitting”, or Best Esports Player – SonicFox
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
Game for Impact – Celeste
Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Horizon 4
Best Game Direction – God of War
Best Action/Adventure Game – God of War
Best Ongoing Game – Fortnite
Best Muiltiplayer Game – Fortnite
Game of the Year – God of War
What a night. Thanks Geoff, and congratulations to all the winners. Until next year.