Hideo Kojima! Norman Reedus! Andy Serkis! Video Games! Here’s what you missed at this year’s Game Awards. 

There were a bunch of celebrity guests, trailers, and announcements, but of course everyone’s here to see what took out the most trophies. The main takeaways: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild took out Game of the Year (surprising absolutely no one), NieR Automata deservedly got best soundtrack, and Melina Juergens earned best performance for her role as Senua in Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice. Zelda ended up taking home three awards, as did Cuphead and Hellblade, and Overwatch even took home a couple despite not being released in 2017. Surprisingly, Horizon: Zero Dawn went home empty handed.

Of course, this isn’t just an awards night. There were tonnes of new trailers and world firsts, not to mention a new extended look at Death Stranding. The Game Awards Orchestra was beautiful – especially the opening medley. There’s a World War Z game on the way, Vacation Simulator VR (from the same crew that brought up Job Simulator) is coming next year, and Accountant+ is coming to VR, too.

Campo Santo have announced a new game – In The Valley of the Gods – for 2019, and as of the end of the conference there’s new The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC – The Champions’ Ballad – available. Carol Shaw earned a standing ovation during her induction as an Industry Icon: “There are a lot of opportunities today – it’s amazing what’s happened in the last 35 years.”

Bayonetta 1 & 2 were announced for the Switch in February, and a third game is confirmed to be in development. Sea of Thieves got a March 20 release date (finally!), and Australia’s own Level Squared from Swinburne University won the inaugural Student Game award.

The people that brought you Payday have a new game on the way – GTFO – and it looks terrifying; 4-player co-op in the dark, and we also got a new trailer for Metro: Exodus, based on the Metro 2035 novel. There were a lot of world firsts at this year’s show, but a highlight was indisputably the orchestra.

Anyway, the full list of winners is below:

Game of the Year

WINNER: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Horizon Zero Dawn Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Persona 5 – Atlus
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG Corp.
Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Best Game Direction

WINNER: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD

Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Capcom
Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – MachineGames / Bethesda

Best Narrative

WINNER: What Remains of Edith Finch – Ian Dallas / Giant Sparrow

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Tameem Antoniades, Elizabeth Ashman-Rowe / Ninja Theory
Horizon Zero Dawn – John Gonzalez / Ninja Theory
NieR: Automata – Yoko Taro, Hana Kikuchi, Yoshiho Akabane / Platinum Games
Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – Jens Matthies, Tommy Tordsson Bjork / MachineGames

Best Art Direction

WINNER: Cuphead – Studio MDHR Entertainment
Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision
Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Persona 5 – Atlus
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Best Score / Music

WINNER: NieR: Automata – Keiichi Okabe, Keigo Hoashi

Cuphead – Kristofer Maddigan
Destiny 2 – Mike Salvatori, Skye Lewin, C Paul Johnson
Persona 5 – Shoji Meguro
Super Mario Odyssey – Naoto Kubo, Shiho Fujii, Koji Kondo
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Manaka Kataoka, Yasuaki Iwata

Best Audio Design

WINNER: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory

Destiny 2 – Bungie
Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Capcom
Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Best Performance

WINNER: Melina Juergens, Hellblade – as Senua

Ashly BurchHorizon: Zero Dawn – As Aloy
Brian BloomWolfenstein II: The New Colossus – as BJ Blazkowicz
Claudia BlackUncharted: The Lost Legacy – as Chloe Frazer
Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – as Nadine Ross

Games for Impact

WINNER: Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory

Bury Me, My Love – The Pixel Hunt / Figs / ARTE / Playdius
Life is Strange: Before the Storm – Deck Nine / Square Enix
Night in the Woods – Infinite Fall
Please Knock on My Door – Levall Games AB
What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive

Best Ongoing Game

WINNER: Overwatch – Blizzard

Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision
Grand Theft Auto Online – Rockstar Games
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG. Corp
Rainbow Six: Siege – Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft
Warframe – Digital Extremes

Best Independent Game

WINNER: Cuphead – Studio MDHR Entertainment
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – Ninja Theory
Night in the Woods – Infinite Fall
Pyre – Supergiant Games
What Remains of Edith Finch – Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive

Best Handheld Game

WINNER: Metroid: Samus Returns – MercurySteam / Nintendo

Ever Oasis – Grezzo / Nintendo
Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia – Intelligent Systems / Nintendo
Monster Hunter Stories – Marvelous / Capcom / Nintendo
Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World – Good-Feel / Nintendo

Best VR/AR Game

WINNER: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard – Capcom

Farpoint – Impulse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Lone Echo – Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios
Star Trek: Bridge Crew – Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft
SUPERHOT VR – SUPERHOT Team

Best Action Game

WINNER: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus – MachineGames / Bethesda

Cuphead – Studio MDHR Entertainment
Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision
Nioh – Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Prey – Arkane Studios / Bethesda

Best Action/Adventure Game

WINNER: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Assassin’s Creed: Origins – Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft
Horizon Zero Dawn – Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy – Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment

Best Role-Playing Game

WINNER: Persona 5 – Atlus

Divinity: Original Sin II – Larian Studios
Final Fantasy XV – Square Enix Business Division 2 / Square Enix
NieR: Automata – Platinum Games / Square Enix
South Park: The Fractured But Whole – Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisoft

Best Fighting Game

WINNER: Injustice 2 – NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Ent

ARMS – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite – Capcom
Nidhogg 2 – Messhof Games
Tekken 7 – Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Family Game

WINNER: Super Mario Odyssey – Nintendo EAD / Nintendo

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo EAD / Nintendo
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft
Sonic Mania – PagodaWest Games, Headcannon / Sega
Splatoon 2 – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Best Strategy Game

WINNER: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle – Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft

Halo Wars 2 – Creative Assembly, 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios
Total War: Warhammer II – Creative Assembly / Sega
Tooth and Tail – Pocketwatch Games
XCOM 2: War of the Chosen – Firaxis Games / 2K

Best Sports/Racing Game

WINNER: Forza Motorsport 7 – Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios

FIFA 18 – EA Vancouver / EA
Gran Turismo Sport – Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment
NBA 2K18 – Visual Concepts / 2K Sports
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 – PES Productions / Konami
Project Cars 2 – Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment

Best Multiplayer

WINNER: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – PUBG Corp.

Call of Duty: WWII – Sledgehammer Games / Activision
Destiny 2 – Bungie / Activision
Fortnite – Epic Games
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Nintendo EAD / Nintendo
Splatoon 2 – Nintendo EPD / Nintendo

Most Anticipated Game

WINNER: The Last of Us Part II – Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment

God of War – Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Marvel’s Spider-Man – Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment
Monster Hunter World – Capcom
Red Dead Redemption II – Rockstar Games

Trending Gamer

WINNER: Guy Beahm – “Dr. Disrespect”

Andrea Rene – What’s Good Games
Clint Lexa – “Halfcoordinated”
Mike Grzesiek – “Shroud”
Steven Spohn – AbleGamers

Best eSports Game

WINNER: Overwatch – Blizzard

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – Valve
DOTA2 – Valve
League of Legends – Riot
Rocket League – Psyonix

Best eSports Player 

WINNER: Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” – SK Telecom 1, League of Legends
Marcelo “coldzera” David – SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO
Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac – FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO
Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu – Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch
Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi – Team Liquid, DOTA 2

Best eSports Team

WINNER: Cloud 9
FaZe Clan
Lunatic-Hai
SK Telecom T1
Team Liquid

Student Game Award

WINNER: Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen / Swinburne University

Falling Sky – Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savoy, Mohsen Shah / National Film & TV School
From Light – Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, Sherveen Uduwana / USC
Hollowed – Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, Charley Choucard / University of Central Florida
Impulsion – Hugo Verger, Remi Bertrand, Maxime Lupinski / IIM) 

Meaning – Hariz Yet / DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore

Best Debut Indie Game 

WINNER: Cuphead – Studio MDHR Entertainment
Golf Story – Sidebar Games
Hollow Knight – Team Cherry
Mr. Shifty – Team Shifty
Slime Rancher – Monomi Park

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