God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 stole the show at this year’s ‘Game Awards’ show, hosted by Geoff Knightley, in Los Angeles on Thursday.
2018’s ‘Game of the Year’ award went to God of War, running up against games like Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Marvel’s Spider-Man. The GOTY also won ‘Best Game Direction’ and ‘Best Action/Adventure Game’. Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 took home the most awards this year, though, including ‘Best Narrative’, ‘Best Audio Design’, ‘Best Score/Music’, and Best Performance (Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan).
Fortnite snagged a couple of awards too, for ‘Best Ongoing Game’ and ‘Best Multiplayer Game’. Epic Games, the studio behind Fortnite, even unveiled a surprise launch of their new digital store during the Game Awards. Popular Twitch streamer, Ninja, known for playing battle royale games, like Fortnite, won ‘Content Creator/Streamer of the Year’. On the other hand, the ‘Esports Athlete of the Year’ is Dominique “SonicFox” McLean. A complete list of winners can be found below.
Beside the awards, the Game Awards gave studios an opportunity to announce or tease some of the projects they’ve been working on. From Ubisoft, a new Far Cry game, Far Cry: New Dawn, which will serve as a sequel to Far Cry 5, is expected in February. The Outer Worlds is Obsidian Entertainment’s latest RPG endeavor, chock full of space travel and sci-fi elements. Dragon Age, by Bioware, got the tiniest of teasers, with the hashtag, “#TheDreadWolfRises”. Mortal Kombat 11 was announced, with a launch date as early as April 23rd.
List of Winners From TGA:
Game of the Year: God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite (Epic Games)
Best Game Direction: God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
Best Narrative: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
Best Art Direction: Return of Obra Din (3909 LLC)
Best Score/Music: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Woody Jackson)
Best Audio Design: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
Best Performance: Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan – Red Dead Redemption 2
Games for Impact: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
Best Independent Game: Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
Best Mobile: Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)
Best VR/AR Game: ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio)
Best Action Game: Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
Best Action/Adventure Game: God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
Best Role Playing Game: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
Best Fighting Game: Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works/BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
Best Family Game: Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)
Best Strategy Game: Into the Breach (Sunset Games)
Best Sports/Racing: Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
Best Multiplayer Game: Fortnite (Epic Games)
Content Creator/Streamer of the Year: Ninja
Best Esports Game: Overwatch
Esports Athlete of the Year: Dominique “SonicFox” McLean