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The Game Awards 2019 – All Nominees Revealed

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Today is the day when The Game Awards 2019 nominees have been revealed and it’s an interesting list. There’s a lot of Death Stranding nominations and a distinct lack of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. Anyway, here’s the nominees for each individual categories and the results will be published on the 12th December which is when the award ceremony takes place. Vote here.

Game of the Year:
Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(Bandai-Namco/Sora/Nintendo)
Resident Evil 2(Capcom/Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision)
The Outer Worlds(Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Game Direction
Control(Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/SIE)
Resident Evil 2 (Capcom/Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision)
Outer Wilds(Mobius Digital/Annapurna)

Best Narrative
A Plague Tale: Innocence(Asobo/Focus Home)
Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE)
Disco Elysium(ZA/UM)
The Outer Worlds(Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Art Direction
Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE)
Gris (Nomada Studio/Devolver)
Sayonara Wild Hearts(Simogo/Annapurna)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening(Grezzo/Nintendo)

Best Score/Music
Cadence of Hyrule (Brace Yourself Games/Nintendo)
Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE)
Devil May Cry 5(Capcom)
Kingdom Hearts III(Square Enix)
Sayonara Wild Hearts(Simogo/Annapurna)

Best Audio Design
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
Control (Remedy/505)
Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE)
Gears 5(The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios)
Resident Evil 2(Capcom)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision)

Best Performance
Ashly Burch as Parvati Holcomb, The Outer Worlds
Courtney Hope as Jesse Faden, Control
Laura Baileyas Kait Diaz, Gears 5
Mads Mikkelsen as Cliff, Death Stranding
Matthew Porretta as Dr. Casper Darling, Control
Norman Reedus as Sam Porter Bridges, Death Stranding

Best Action Game
Apex Legends(Respawn/EA)
Astral Chain(Platinum Games/Nintendo)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare(Infinity Ward/Activision)
Devil May Cry 5(Capcom/Capcom)
Gears 5(The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios)
Metro Exodus(4A Games/Deep Silver)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Borderlands 3(Gearbox/2K)
Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Death Stranding(Kojima Productions/SIE)
Resident Evil 2(Capcom)
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening(Grezzo/Nintendo)
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice(From Software/Activision)

Best RPG
Disco Elysium(ZA/UM)
Final Fantasy XIV(Square Enix)
Kingdom Hearts III(Square Enix)
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne(Capcom)
The Outer Worlds(Obsidian/Private Division)

Best Fighting Game
Dead or Alive 6(Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo)
Jump Force(Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco)
Mortal Kombat 11(NetherRealm/WBIE)
Samurai Showdown(SNK/Athlon)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(Bandai Namco/Sora/Nintendo)

Best Family Game
Luigi’s Mansion 3(Next Level Games/Nintendo)
Ring Fit Adventure(Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
Super Mario Maker 2(Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate(Bandai Namco/Sora/Nintendo)
Yoshi’s Crafted World (Good-Feel/Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game
Age of Wonders: Planetfall(Triumph Studios/Paradox)
Anno 1800(Blue Byte/Ubisoft)
Fire Emblem: Three Houses(Intelligent Systems/Koei Tecmo/Nintendo)
Total War: Three Kingdoms(Creative Assembly/Sega)
Tropico 6(Limbic Entertainment/Kalypso Media)
Wargroove (Chucklefish)

Best Sports/Racing Game
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled(Beenox/Activision)
DiRT Rally 2.0(Codemasters)
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020(PES Productions/Konami)
F1 2019(Codemasters)
FIFA 20(EA Sports)

Best Multiplayer Game
Apex Legends(Respawn/EA)
Borderlands 3(Gearbox/2K)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare(Infinity Ward/Activision)
Tetris 99(Arika/Nintendo)
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2(Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft)

Fresh Indie Game
ZA/UM for Disco Elysium
Nomada Studio for Gris
DeadToast Entertainment for My Friend Pedro
Mobius Digital for Outer Wilds
Mega Crit for Slay the Spire
House House for Untitled Goose Game

Games for Impact
Concrete Genie (Pixelopus/SIE)
Gris(Nomada Studio/Devolver)
Kind Words(Popcannibal)
Life is Strange 2(Dontnod/Square Enix)
Sea of Solitude(Jo-Mei Games/EA)

Best Ongoing Game
Apex Legends (Respawn)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
Fortnite (Epic Games)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Independent Game
Baba Is You(Hempuli)
Disco Elysium(ZA/UM)
Katana ZERO(Askiisoft/Devoler)
Outer Wilds(Mobius Digital/Annapurna)
Untitled Goose Game(House House/Panic)

Best Mobile Game
Call of Duty: Mobile(TiMi Studios/Activision)
GRINDSTONE(Capybara Games)
Sayonara Wild Hearts(Simogo/Annapurna)
Sky: Children of Light(Thatgamecompany)
What the Golf?(Tribland)

Best Community Support
Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
Destiny 2(Bungie)
Final Fantasy XIV(Square Enix)
Fortnite(Epic Games)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best VR/AR Game
Asgard’s Wrath(Sanzaru Games/Oculus Studios)
Blood & Truth(SIE London Studio/SIE)
Beat Saber(Beat Games)
No Man’s Sky(Hello Games)
Trover Saves the Universe(Squanch Games)

46 comments

  1. I can’t wait for the shitstorm is Death Stranding or Control win game of the year. Really though, I’m just watching the awards to see if the 5th Smash character gets announced.

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    1. Nah, I doubt Death Stranding will win given how divisive that game is. Control, from what I’ve heard, is pretty good but nothing special so I don’t think it’ll win either.

      It would be great to have a Smash Bros. game win game of the year, but I doubt it’ll top Sekiro, Outer Worlds, and the Resident Evil 2 remake especially with how much praise all 3 of those games got.

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    2. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

      There is no need to say that Death Stranding or Control are win most of the nominees. People love both of those games and even if one of those two games win what will change? Nothing. Life keeps going.

      Anyway I can’t guarantee 100% that the 5th DLC fighter will be announced at the Game Awards but tweets and rumors seems to point on this event.

      My guess is Crono from Chrono Trigger the 5th DLC fighter

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      1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        Super Mario Maker 2

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  2. I’m surprised DMC V or Fire Emblem didn’t make the cut for GOTY but Control and Death Stranding did. With the noms we do have, I’m hoping Smash winning GOTY.

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    1. That would be awesome if a Smash Bros. game finally won game of the year. But I don’t think it’ll be able to top Sekiro, Outer Worlds, and the Resident Evil 2 remake unfortunately.

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    1. The lights cut out in the theater. Suddenly, a strange yet recognizable sound begins to reverberate through the seats….

      “…wah…”

      “…Wah…”

      “…WAH!”

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      1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        I love your “type” of reveal for Waluigi in Smash.

        My guess is Crono from Chrono Trigger.

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      2. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        Crash can be in Smash but it’s very unlikely for the 5th spot of the fighter pass.
        Based on various rumors etc I don’t know who’s gonna be the 5th dlc character. I hope it’s Crono but it’s hard to see him too in Smash.

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      3. With the smash roster confirmed to grow even more, there’s just no way that they can’t possibly get away with not bringing in some more first party characters. Waluigi is a good shout.

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      4. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        Yes indeed and it seems that some first party character are considered in the next fighter pass.

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      5. That’d be nice. I’d normally say “I doubt it though” but…. For the first time in my gamer life, I truly have no idea who the next fighter is going to be. From Piranha Plant to Terry Bogard… Could be any video game character at this point.

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    1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

      The games nominated are very popular games. Unfortunately Smash is suffering for being a 2018 game, which most people are complaining about.

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  3. Anyone who thinks Death Stranding isn’t taking most of these awards is delusional. Geoff has been sneak peeking this game since 2016, he’s been hyping it up ever since, and he’s riding Kojima pretty hard. Death Stranding WILL be taking most of the awards it was nominated in. There’s a bias here, and it’s it’s pretty obvious.

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    1. I mean… Looks like it got a nomination in every category possible. I’m surprised they didn’t nominate it for best Family game too just because you take care of that baby in the game.

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      1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        This comment should be Comment of the year

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    2. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

      I personally think that DA is going to win most of the nominees. I cannot say much about this game since I didn’t saw any gameplay video and also I don’t understand the plot of this game.

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    3. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. I’m still sticking to my opinion of Death Stranding not winning Game of the Year. Maybe other categories, but I just don’t see a highly praised game like Sekiro losing Game of the Year to Death Stranding.

      Sure it’s been sneak peeked since 2016, but that doesn’t mean it’s 100% guaranteed to win the GOTY award. Especially with how divisive it was when it first released. If it does end up winning though, that will definitely be very surprising.

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  4. In everyone else’s normal world, where goty nominees are actual games released that year. My pick on that list would have to go to Resident Evil 2, but that’s only because Smash is a 2018 game.
    My actual favorite game this year is Fire Emblem, but that series will never be mainstream enough to be nominated in a show like this.

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      1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        Plus there is Wargroove

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    1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

      Uhm… If you go to the Game Awards website there is a specific category for Strategy game… and there is Fire Emblem.

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      1. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        Sorry. My bad

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      2. π‘΅π’Šπ’π’•π’†π’π’…π’ π‘­π’Šπ’“π’”π’• 𝑢𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝑹𝒆𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓 says:

        Yes I gived my vote for Smash because it’s the only game I played πŸ˜†

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  5. So much hype about death stranding.
    It’s no GOW or BOTW, but it’s gona win rewards for being unique and different and a bit weird actually.

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