Game Awards 2023 have been officially unveiled, Dubbed the “Oscars of gaming,” this annual event celebrates the industry’s best games and creators, showcasing the achievements of the year. Leading the pack with an eight nominations each are two anticipated sequels – survival-horror masterpiece Alan Wake 2 from Remedy Entertainment and the epic role-playing adventure Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios.
The Game Awards 2023 With a total of 112 different games, individuals, teams, and events nominated across various genres and platforms, the Game Awards 2023 promise an inclusive celebration of the gaming industry.
Nintendo emerges as the most nominated publisher with 15 nods, followed closely by Sony Interactive Entertainment/PlayStation with 13, Xbox (inclusive of Bethesda and Blizzard) with 10, and Epic Games with nine.
Scheduled for Thursday, December 7, 2023, the 10th annual Game Awards 2023 will be an event streamed live from the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.
Hosted by Geoff Keighley and executive produced by Kimmie Kim, the ceremony promises not only the announcement of winners but also premieres, trailers, live music performances, and celebrity appearances.
Categories and Nominations for Game Awards 2023
Best Game Direction: Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Best Narrative: Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, Final Fantasy XVI, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
Best Art Direction: Alan Wake 2, Hi-Fi Rush, Lies of P, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Best Score and Music: Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy XVI, Hi-Fi Rush, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Best Performance: Ben Starr (Final Fantasy XVI), Cameron Monaghan (STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor), Idris Elba (Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty), Melanie Liburd (Alan Wake 2), Neil Newbon (Baldur’s Gate 3), and Yuri Lowenthal (Marvel’s Spider-Man 2).
Innovation in Accessibility: Diablo IV, Forza Motorsport, Hi-Fi Rush, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Mortal Kombat 1, and Street Fighter 6.
Games for Impact: A Space for the Unbound, Chants of Sennaar, Goodbye Volcano High, Tchia, Terra Nil, and Venba.
Best Ongoing Game: Apex Legends, Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, and Genshin.
Best Independent Game: Cocoon, Dave the Diver, Dredge, Sea of Stars, and Viewfinder.
Best Mobile Game: Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, Honkai: Star Rail, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, Monster Hunter Now, and Terra Nil.
Best VR/AR Game: Gran Turismo 7, Humanity, Horizon Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil Village VR Mode.
Best Action Game: Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, Dead Island 2, Ghostrunner 2, Hi-Fi Rush, and Remnant 2.
Best Action/Adventure Game: Alan Wake 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Best RPG: Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy XVI, Lies of P, Sea of Stars, and Starfield.
Best Fighting Game: God of Rock, Mortal Kombat 1, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, Pocket Bravery, and Street Fighter 6.
Best Family Game: Disney Illusion Island, Party Animals, Pikmin 4, Sonic Superstars, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
Best Sim/Strategy Game: Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp, Cities: Skylines II, Company of Heroes 3, Fire Emblem Engage, and Pikmin 4.
Best Sports/Racing: EA Sports FC 24, F1 23, Forza Motorsport, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged, and The Crew Motorfest.
Best Multiplayer Presented by Discord: Baldur’s Gate 3, Diablo IV, Party Animals, Street Fighter 6, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder.
Most Anticipated Game: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Hades II, Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth, Star Wars Outlaws, and Tekken 8.
Content Creator of the Year: IronMouse, PeopleMakeGames, Quackity, Spreen, and SypherPK.
Best Esports Game: Counter-Strike 2 (Valve), Dota 2 (Valve), League of Legends (Riot Games), PUBG Mobile (LightSpeed Studios/Tencent Games), Valorant (Riot Games).
Best Esports Athlete: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends), Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (CS:GO), Max “Demon1” Mazanov (Valorant), Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez (Call of Duty), Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (League of Legends), Phillip ”ImperialHal” Dosen (Apex Legends).
Best Esports Team: Evil Geniuses (Valorant), Fnatic (Valorant), Gaimin Gladiators (Dota 2), JD Gaming (League of Legends), Team Vitality (Counter-Strike).
Best Esports Coach: Christine “potter” Chi (Evil Geniuses – Valorant), Danny “zonic” Sorensen (Team Falcons – Counter-Strike), Jordan “Gunba” Graham (Florida Mayhem – Overwatch), Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam (Team Vitality – Counter-Strike), Yoon “Homme” Sung-young (JD Gaming – League of Legends).
Best Esports Event: 2023 League of Legends World Championship, Blast.tv Paris Major 2023, EVO 2023, The International Dota 2 Championships 2023, Valorant Champions 2023.
Sources about Game Awards (For R&D)
- Official Website of Game Awards
- Game Awards 2014
- Game Awards 2015
- Game Awards 2016
- Game Awards 2017
- Game Awards 2018
- Game Awards 2019
- Game Awards 2020
- Game Awards 2021
- Game Awards 2022
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