Game Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Game Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

Geoff Keighley, host of the Game Awards 2014, has announced the nominees for this year's show.

The Game Awards 2014 are not affiliated with previous years' awards shows that Keighley hosted, like the VGX Awards, and introduce a number of new categories. The full list of nominees were announced in a livestream on Twitch this morning, and are as follows:

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Sledgehammer/Activision
  • Destiny - Bungie/Activision
  • Far Cry 4 - Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft
  • Titanfall - Respawn/EA
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order - Machin

Best Action/Adventure

  • Alien: Isolation - Creative Assembly/Sega
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity - Ubisoft
  • Bayonetta 2 - Platinum Games/Nintendo
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Monolith/Warner Bros.
  • Sunset Overdrive - Insomniac/Microsoft

Best Role Playing Game

  • Bravely Default - Square Enix
  • Dark Souls II - From Software/Bandai Namco
  • Divinity: Original Sin - Larian Studios
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition - Bioware/EA
  • South Park: The Stick of Truth - Obsidian/Ubisoft

Best Fighting Game

  • Killer Instinct: Season Two - Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax - Arc System Works/Atlus
  • Super Smash Bros. 3DS - Nintendo
  • Super Smash Bros. Wii U - Nintendo
  • Ultra Street Fighter IV - Capcom

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 2.0 - Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive Studios
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved - Harmonix/Disney Interactive Studios
  • Mario Kart 8 - Nintendo
  • Skylanders: Trap Team - Toys for Bob/Activision
  • Tomodachi Life - Nintendo

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 15 - EA Canada/EA Sports
  • Forza Horizon 2 - Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft
  • Mario Kart 8 - Nintendo
  • NBA 2K15 - Visual Concepts/2K Sports
  • Trials Fusion - RedLynx/Ubisoft

Best Online Experience

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Sledgehammer Games/Activision
  • Dark Souls II - From Software/Bandai Namco
  • Destiny - Bungie/Activision
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Blizzard
  • Titanfall - Respawn/EA

Best Mobile/Handheld

  • Bravely Default - Square Enix
  • Monument Valley - Ustwo
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Blizzard
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS - Nintendo
  • Threes - Asher Vollmer, illustrator Greg Wohlwend, and composer Jimmy Hinson

Best Remaster

  • Grand Theft Auto V - Rockstar Games
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection - 343 Industries/Microsoft
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire - Game Freak/Nintendo
  • The Last of Us Remastered - Naughty Dog/Sony
  • Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix

Best Narrative

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth - Obsidian/Ubisoft
  • The Walking Dead Season 2 - Telltale Games
  • The Wolf Among Us - Telltale Games
  • Valiant Hearts - Ubisoft
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order - Machine Games/Bethesda

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Alien: Isolation - Joe Henson and Alexis Smith, The Creative Assembly/Sega
  • Child of Light - Coeur de pirate, Ubisoft Montreal
  • Destiny - Marty O’Donnell, Bungie/Activision
  • Sunset Overdrive - Boris Salchow, Insomniac Games/Microsoft
  • Transistor - Darren Korb, Supergiant Games

Best Independent Game

  • Broken Age Part 1 - Double Fine
  • Monument Valley - Ustwo
  • Shovel Knight - Cellar Door
  • Transistor - Supergiant Games
  • The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - The Astronauts

Games for Change

  • Mountain - David O'Reilly/Double Fine Presents
  • Never Alone - Upper One Games
  • The Last of Us: Left Behind - Naughty Dog/Sony
  • This War of Mine - 11bit Studios
  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War - Ubisoft

eSports Player of the Year - (To be voted on by fans)

  • Martin ‘Rekkles’ Larsson - League of Legends
  • Xu “Fy” Linsen - Dota 2
  • James “Firebat” Kostesich - Hearthstone
  • Christopher "GeT_RiGhT" Alesund - Counter-Strike: GO
  • Matt “NaDeSHoT” Haag - Call of Duty

eSports Team of the Year - (To be voted on by fans)

  • Samsung White - League of Legends
  • Evil Geniuses - Dota 2
  • Edward Gaming - League of Legends
  • Newbee - Dota 2
  • Ninjas in Pajamas - Counter-Strike: GO

Trending Gamer - (To be voted on by fans)

  • Evan “Vanoss” Fong
  • Jeff Gerstmann
  • PewDiePie
  • StampyLongHead
  • TotalBiscuit

Best Fan Creation - (To be voted on by fans)

  • BEST Zelda Rap EVER!! By Egoraptor
  • Luigi Death Stare by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr
  • Mine the Diamond (Minecraft Song) by Tobuscus
  • Minecraft – TITAN City by Colonial Puppet
  • Twitch Plays Pokemon by Anonymous

Developer of the Year

  • Blizzard
  • Monolith
  • Nintendo
  • Telltale Games
  • Ubisoft Montreal

Best Performance

  • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf, The Wolf Among Us - Telltale Games
  • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - Sledgehammer Games/Activision
  • Melissa Hutchison as Clementine, The Walking Dead: Season Two - Telltale Games
  • Trey Parker as Various Voices, South Park: The Stick of Truth - Obsidian/Ubisoft
  • Troy Baker as Talion, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Monolith/Warner Bros.

Most Anticipated Game - (To be voted on by fans)

  • Batman: Arkham Knight - Rocksteady/Warner Bros.
  • Bloodborne - FROM Software/Sony
  • Evolve - Turtle Rock/2K Games
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt - CD Projekt Red
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End - Naughty Dog/Sony

Game of the Year

  • Bayonetta 2 - PlatinumGames/Nintendo
  • Dark Souls 2 - FromSoftware/Bandai Namco
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition - BioWare/EA
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft - Blizzard
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Monolith/Warner Bros.

The Game Awards 2014 are being held in Las Vegas on December 5, and will be broadcast around the globe through Twitch, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live, and other services. It has an advisory board made up of a number of well-known game industry figures, like Hideo Kojima, Phil Spencer, Reggie Fils-Aime, and many others. 



 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
Posted by MonkeyMan
On Friday 21 Nov 2014 9:46 AM
2
I really need to play more of these games
 
 
 
Posted by jtbthatsme
On Friday 21 Nov 2014 10:24 AM
1
Some of these categories will be very hard to pick the winners from. Should be a good show to watch can't wait.
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Friday 21 Nov 2014 12:56 PM
1
Wow huge amount of categories. Some hard choices there.
I couldnt vote as I need to play more games, Id be bias as hell lol.
Looking forward to watching the show, hopefully they make it entertaining.
 
 
 
Posted by darklordfoamy
On Friday 21 Nov 2014 1:28 PM
1
Hmmm some tough choices there and some that surprise me e.g. Hearthstone in GOTY. Best mobile/handheld I can go with and best online okay but not really GOTY material here despite me being such a fan of it.
 
 
 
Posted by reavers
On Friday 21 Nov 2014 1:38 PM
1
Looking forward to see what will be the GOTY
 
 
 
Posted by CloudAxel16
On Friday 21 Nov 2014 8:00 PM
1
It's weird there are no 1st/3rd person shooters nominated for game of the year considering last years awards 4/5 were shooters.
 
 
 
Posted by Goonertron
On Saturday 22 Nov 2014 4:18 PM
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Thats a legit lookin awards show. Also Fallout 4 trailer....
 
 
 
Posted by Jonathan-OverWorld
On Sunday 23 Nov 2014 2:08 AM
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Wow, I've actually played 3 of the game of the year category games!

Usually its stuff I don't have much interest in.
 
 
 
Posted by Coddfish
On Sunday 23 Nov 2014 7:50 AM
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Good list, but man, Child of Light is under-represented. That was easily one of this year's best games, and deserves nominations for Best RPG, Best Narrative, Best Family Game, and GOTY. Sad to not see Velocity 2X anywhere, either. Easily earns a spot in the Action/Adventure nominations, at least.

Anyway, my predictions - what I think *will* win, with what I think *should* win in brackets, where different:

Best Shooter: Advanced Warfare or Wolfenstein
Best Action/Adventure: Bayonetta 2
Best RPG: Dragon Age
Best Fighting: Smash Bros Wii U
Best Family Game: Mario Kart 8 (Child of Light)
Best Sports/Racing: Mario Kart 8
Best Mobile/Handheld: Bravely Default
Best Remaster: GTA V
Best Narrative: Valiant Hearts (Child of Light)
Best Score: Child of Light
Best Indie: Shovel Knight (Monument Valley)
Games for Change: Left Behind
Trending Gamer: PewPewDie (anyone but TotalBiscuit)
Developer of the Year: Nintendo (Ubisoft Montreal)
Best Performance: Adam Harrington or Melissa Hutchison
Most Anticipated: Arkham Knight or Uncharted 4
Game of the Year: Dragon Age
 
 
 
Posted by Bappernz
On Monday 24 Nov 2014 12:51 AM
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Might just have to catch this, looks like a very close call in most of the awards this year
 
 
 
Tzeit
Posted by Tzeit
On Monday 24 Nov 2014 3:13 PM
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23 November 2014, 07:50 AM Reply to Coddfish
Good list, but man, Child of Light is under-represented. That was easily one of this year's best games, and deserves nominations for Best RPG, Best Narrative, Best Family Game, and GOTY. Sad to not see Velocity 2X anywhere, either. Easily earns a spot in the Action/Adventure nominations, at least.

Anyway, my predictions - what I think *will* win, with what I think *should* win in brackets, where different:

Best Shooter: Advanced Warfare or Wolfenstein
Best Action/Adventure: Bayonetta 2
Best RPG: Dragon Age
Best Fighting: Smash Bros Wii U
Best Family Game: Mario Kart 8 (Child of Light)
Best Sports/Racing: Mario Kart 8
Best Mobile/Handheld: Bravely Default
Best Remaster: GTA V
Best Narrative: Valiant Hearts (Child of Light)
Best Score: Child of Light
Best Indie: Shovel Knight (Monument Valley)
Games for Change: Left Behind
Trending Gamer: PewPewDie (anyone but TotalBiscuit)
Developer of the Year: Nintendo (Ubisoft Montreal)
Best Performance: Adam Harrington or Melissa Hutchison
Most Anticipated: Arkham Knight or Uncharted 4
Game of the Year: Dragon Age
Indeed anyone but TotalBiscuit.