The Game Awards 2016: Winners List

The Game Awards 2016: Winners List

The Game Awards took place on Friday afternoon. If you didn’t have a chance to take a look at them during work, don’t worry! Here is the full list of nominees and winners for each category. If you'd prefer to watch the show, we have an archived link to the stream here.

GAME OF THE YEAR:

  • DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/Electronic Arts)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST GAME DIRECTION:

  • Winner: Blizzard (for Overwatch)
  • DICE (for Battlefield 1)
  • id Software (for DOOM)
  • Naughty Dog (for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
  • Respawn (for Titanfall 2)

BEST NARRATIVE:

  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Mafia III (Hangar 13/2K)
  • Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
  • Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

BEST ART DIRECTION:

  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Winner: Inside (Playdead)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN:

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Winner: DOOM (id/Bethesda)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Thumper (Drool)

BEST PERFORMANCE:

  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia III
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
  • Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Winner: Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Rich Summer as Henry, Firewatch
  • Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT:

  • 1979 Revolution (iNK Stories)
  • Block’hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)
  • Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)
  • Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)
  • Winner: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME:

  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Winner: Inside (Playdead)
  • Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games)
  • The Witness (Thelka, Inc.)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD:

  • Clash Royale (Supercell)
  • Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
  • Winner: Pokemon Go (Niantic)
  • Severed (DrinkBox Studios)

BEST VR GAME:

  • Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/WBIE)
  • EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
  • Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
  • Winner: Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Thumper (Drool)

BEST ACTION GAME:

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Winner: DOOM (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME:

  • Winner: Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Hitman (IO Interactive/Square-Enix)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST RPG:

  • Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square-Enix)
  • Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt -- Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)
  • World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

BEST FIGHTING GAME or a game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

  • Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • King of Fighters XIV (SNK/Atlus USA)
  • Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Co.)
  • Winner: Street Fighter V (Capcom)

BEST STRATEGY GAME:

  • Winner: Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K)
  • Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
  • The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
  • Total War: Warhammer (Creative Assembly/Sega)
  • XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K)

BEST FAMILY GAME:

  • Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/WBIE)
  • Winner: Pokemon Go (Niantic)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Skylanders: Imaginators (Toy for Bob/Activision)

BEST SPORTS/RACING:

  • FIFA 17 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
  • Winner: Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
  • MLB The Show 16 (SCE San Diego Studio/SIE)
  • NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

BEST MULTIPLAYER:

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
  • Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)
  • Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME:

  • God of War (Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (Bioware/EA)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild(Nintendo)

TRENDING GAMER:

  • AngryJoeShow
  • Winner: Boogie2988
  • Danny O’Dwyer
  • JackSepticEye
  • Lirik

BEST FAN CREATION:

  • Brutal Doom 64
  • Enderal: The Shards of Order

Editor's note: No winner was selected for this category. Two games were removed from the nominees not long after they were announced.

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER:

  • Faker – Lee Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
  • Winner: Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • ByuN –Hyun Woo (Starcraft 2)
  • Infiltrator – Lee Seeon-woo (Team Razer, Street Fighter V)
  • Hungrybox – Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM:

  • SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
  • Wings Gaming (DOTA2)
  • SK Gaming
  • ROX Tigers (League of Legends)
  • Winner: Cloud 9

BEST ESPORTS GAME:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • DOTA2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Street Fighter V (Capcom)

Anything you think deserved to win? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Polygon



 

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Comments Comments (25)

 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 1:39 PM
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Best Family Game was a game that doesn't have couch co-op?
 
 
 
Posted by AsianFella
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 1:46 PM
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How did Dishonored 2 win? Tis still broken on PC. And DLC won for best RPG? Madness!
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 1:59 PM
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It's that time of year again? Where's Star Wars? ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
Witcher 3 should've won.
 
 
 
Posted by ninja
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 2:07 PM
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Overwatch is good and doom yes :) but always interesting to see a game with no story based campaign. Pretty good
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 2:17 PM
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I know The Witcher 3 B&W is basically a new game in comparison to games nowadays but still, a dlc shouldn't even be considered for a best game type ever, a best dlc category maybe? And Pokemon GO shouldn't have won best family game vs R&C and LEGO
 
 
 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 2:43 PM
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5 December 2016, 02:17 PM Reply to Paorio
I know The Witcher 3 B&W is basically a new game in comparison to games nowadays but still, a dlc shouldn't even be considered for a best game type ever, a best dlc category maybe? And Pokemon GO shouldn't have won best family game vs R&C and LEGO
The whole thing is a farce is more of an advertisement than an actual award ceremony.
 
 
 
Posted by Xaphriel
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 2:56 PM
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Mostly well deserved.

That Dragon Cancer was a great acceptance speech, hit me right in the feels.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 3:14 PM
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Ps4 gamers were so Angry uncharted 4 lost Goty,
 
This comment has been down-voted by the community.  
 
Posted by AdamC
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 3:16 PM
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Game of the year didn't even win in its own genre category? And dlc is not better than xenoblade..... as good as it is.
 
 
 
Posted by AdamC
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 3:18 PM
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5 December 2016, 03:14 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Ps4 gamers were so Angry uncharted 4 lost Goty,
We were? Ok fanboy
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 4:18 PM
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5 December 2016, 03:14 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Ps4 gamers were so Angry uncharted 4 lost Goty,
I'm pretty sure the majority of people were fine that Overwatch won, haven't seen much anger over that award, but like CheiftaiNZ said, it's basically just a big advertisement show that doesn't really celebrate the acheivements of developers and gamers
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 4:26 PM
2
I agree with basically all winners. Except for my favorite genre, Best RPG. I dont think a DLC should have won this over the likes of Dark Souls 3 or some of the others, even if the Witcher is flippin amazing... still seems kinda wrong.
 
 
 
Posted by Bank
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 4:32 PM
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^ ^ ^ Yeah I mean, Street Fighter V won best fighter. How much of a joke show can it be.
Revelator and Centralfiction are better, if not KOFXIV.
 
 
 
nzstew
Posted by nzstew
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 4:36 PM
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Must be using boxing scoring. Doom is rated a better 'action' game than Overwatch but Overwatch wins Game of the year. Have no horse in the race but that makes zero sense.
 
 
 
Posted by Paorio
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 6:43 PM
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5 December 2016, 04:36 PM Reply to nzstew
Must be using boxing scoring. Doom is rated a better 'action' game than Overwatch but Overwatch wins Game of the year. Have no horse in the race but that makes zero sense.
Best action game was Doom from what I've heard about it, but Overwatch is was given amazing praise from basically everywhere around the world.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 7:52 PM
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5 December 2016, 03:18 PM Reply to AdamC
We were? Ok fanboy
#WiiuMasterRace
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 7:58 PM
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I felt it was a nice mix of winners. Death Stranding looks amazing and I have no idea what it's about.

Two things I didn't like about the show the Schick advert robot guy & the onstage bands. Gaming is for all generations and having bands on stage dropping f & mf bombs just was disappointing.
 
 
 
Posted by ThatUndeadLegacy
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 7:58 PM
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Witcher 3 should win game of the Decade.
 
 
 
Posted by piratemonkey
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 9:03 PM
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Would've liked to see Firewatch win something
oh well
lots of fine choices
 
 
 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 9:18 PM
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5 December 2016, 04:36 PM Reply to nzstew
Must be using boxing scoring. Doom is rated a better 'action' game than Overwatch but Overwatch wins Game of the year. Have no horse in the race but that makes zero sense.
Doom won best Action game, as was obvious, as well, have you seen DOOM.
Overwatch won best Multiplayer game, which is all it contained, multiplayer. So it won in its "genre"
 
 
 
Posted by Nick2016NZ
On Monday 5 Dec 2016 9:33 PM
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5 December 2016, 03:14 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Ps4 gamers were so Angry uncharted 4 lost Goty,
They were? First time I'm hearing this mentioned.
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Tuesday 6 Dec 2016 3:33 AM
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5 December 2016, 07:58 PM Reply to ThatUndeadLegacy
Witcher 3 should win game of the Decade.
Great game held back by its boring combat...
 
 
 
Posted by CloudAxel16
On Tuesday 6 Dec 2016 4:19 PM
2
I'm glad Boogie won. He seems like a genuine dude.
 
 
 
Posted by piratemonkey
On Tuesday 6 Dec 2016 7:33 PM
1
6 December 2016, 04:19 PM Reply to CloudAxel16
I'm glad Boogie won. He seems like a genuine dude.
Agreed
I missed that on first brush through the list
 
 
 
Posted by kiwibadboy
On Thursday 8 Dec 2016 2:08 PM
1
Personally I don't see the big deal about Overwatch. Sure the multiplayer is fun, but I wouldn't say it deserves GOTY.