categories, list of nominees and date, we take stock

A new year is coming to an end and it is time to reward the major players in the gaming world. The 2021 Game Awards ceremony will be held on December 9 and we already know the list of nominees for each category.

If the 2020 Game Awards ceremony had been marked by the health crisis and was held in an entirely remote version, the 2021 edition will be a little different. The essential Geoff Keighley’s event will take place live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, where some influencers, representatives and actors from among the biggest names in the video game world will be invited. Back to a slightly more official ceremony, where the titles most appreciated by the public in different categories will be rewarded. The ceremony will take place in the night of December 9 to 10, and its exact time remains to be determined. If you also want to vote for your favorite games among the nominees, go to here.

Categories and Nominees

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank : Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best achievement

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank : Rift Apart

Better narration

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange : True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Best artistic direction

  • The Artful Escape
  • Deathloop
  • Kena : Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank : Rift Apart

Best Original Soundtrack

  • The Artful Escape
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139….

Best audio design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank : Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

Best performance

  • Erika Mori (Alex Chen dans Life is Strange: True Colors)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Anton Castillo in Far Cry 6)
  • Jason Kelley (Colt Vahn in Deathloop)
  • Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu dans Resident Evil Village)
  • Juliona Blake in Deathloop

Most impactful game:

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory : A Colorful Tale
  • Life is Strange : True Colors
  • No Longer Home

Best ever evolving game

  • Apex Legends
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact
  • Call of Duty : Warzone

Best Indie Game

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Inscryption
  • Kena : Bridge of Spirits
  • Loop Hero

Best mobile game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends : Wild Rift
  • Marvel Futur Revolution
  • Pokémon Unite

Better community support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Innovation in Accessibility (Sponsored by Chevrolet)

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale : Shadow of the Crown

Best VR / AR Game

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best action game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

Best action adventure game

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Ratchet & Clanck : Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best role-playing game

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

Best fighting game

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Melty Blood : Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5 : Ultimate Showdown

Best family game

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • Warioware : Get it Together!

Best simulation / strategy game

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2 : World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best sports / racing game

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Riders Republic

Best multiplayer game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Knockout City
  • It Takes Two
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

Content Creator of the Year

  • Clay “Dream”
  • Leslie “Fuslie” Ann Fu
  • Alexandre “gAuLeS” Borba Chiqueta
  • River “River” Llanos Garatea
  • David “TheGrefg” Canovas Martinez

Best First Indie Game

  • The Artful Escape
  • The Forgotten City
  • Kena : Bridge of Spirits
  • Sable
  • Valheim

Most Anticipated Game (Sponsored by Prime Gaming)

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Horizon : Forbidden West
  • The Legend of Zelda : Breath of the Wild 2
  • Starfield

Best esports game (sponsored by GrubHub)

  • Call of Duty
  • Counter-Strike : Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Valuing

Best Professional eSport Player

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr (Atlanta FaZe, CoD)
  • Pig “Showmaker” Su (DWG KIA, LoL)
  • Magomed ” Collapse ” Khalilov (Team Spirit, Dota 2)
  • Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev (Wanna Win, CS:GO)
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo (Sentinels, Valuing)

Best eSport team

  • Atlanta Phase (CoD)
  • DWG KIA (LoL)
  • Born to Win (CS:GO)
  • Sentinels (Valuing)
  • Team Spirit (Dota 2)

Best eSport coach

  • Airat ” Silent ” Gaziev (Team Spirit, Dota 2)
  • Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov (Gambit Sports, Valuing)
  • Andre “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Wanna Win, CS:GO)
  • James ” Crowder ” Crowder (Atlanta FaZe, CoD)
  • Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-Gyun (DWG KIA, LoL)

Best eSport event

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • The International 2021
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
  • Valorant Champions Tour : Stage 2 Masters

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