All of The Game Awards 2023 Nominees

Who will take home the awards this year?

It’s that time of year again! The Game Awards are back to celebrate the year’s most impressive titles. With over 30 categories and dozens of games up for awards this year, it’s bound to be an incredible showdown. See all the categories and nominees here and the teams behind them!

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Game of the Year

The Game Awards Game of the Year nominees
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  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Best Game Direction

The Game Awards best game direction
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  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Best Narrative

The Game Awards best narrative
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  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Baldur’s Gate 3)
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (CD Projekt Red)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)

Best Art Direction

The Game Awards best art direction
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  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks)
  • Lies of P (Round 8 Studio)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Best Score and Music

The Game Awards The Best Score and Music
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  • Alan Wake 2 (Petri Alanko)
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Borislav Slavov)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Masayoshi Soken)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Shuichi Kobori)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo Sound Team)

Best Audio Design

The Game Awards Best Audio Design
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  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment)
  • Dead Space (Motive Studio)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)

Best Performance

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  • 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)
  • Yuri Lowenthal (Marvel’s Spider-Man 2)

Innovation in Accessibility

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  • Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (Netherrealm Studios)
  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

Games for Impact

The Game Awards games for impact
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  • A Space for the Unbound (Ojiken Studio)
  • Chants of Sennaar (Rundisc)
  • Goodbye Volcano High (KO_OP)
  • Tchia (Awaceb)
  • Terra Nil (Free Lives)
  • Venba (Visai Games)

Best Ongoing Game

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  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin Impact (Hoyoverse)

Best Community Support

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  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Best Independent Game

The Game Awards Best Independent game
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  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive)
  • Dave the Diver (Mintrocket)
  • Dredge (Black Salt Games)
  • Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio)
  • Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios)

Best Debut Indie Game

The best debut indie games
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  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive)
  • Dredge (Black Salt Games)
  • Pizza Tower (Tour De Pizza)
  • Venba (Visai Games)
  • Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios)

Bost Mobile Game

The Game Awards Best Mobile game
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  • Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis (Applibot)
  • Honkai: Star Rail (Hoyoverse)
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure (Sunblink Entertainment)
  • Monster Hunter Now (Niantic)
  • Terra Nil (Free Lives)

Best VR/AR

The Game Awards best ar vr games
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  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital)
  • Humanity (THA LTD)
  • Horizon Call of the Mountain (Guerrilla Games)
  • Resident Evil Village VR Mode (Capcom)
  • Synapse (NDreams)

Best Action Game

The Game Awards Best action games
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  • Armored Core VI: FIre of Rubicon (FromSoftware)
  • Dead Island 2 (Dambuster Studios)
  • Ghostrunner 2 (One More Level)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks)
  • Remnant 2 (Gunfire Games)

Best Action/Adventure

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  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Respawn Entertainment)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)

Best RPG

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  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Lies of P (Round8 Studio)
  • Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios)

Best Fighting

The Game Awards best fighting game
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  • God of Rock (Modius Studios)
  • Mortal Kombat 1 (Netherrealm Studios)
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 (Ludosity)
  • Pocket Bravery (Statera Studio)
  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

Best Family

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  • Disney Illusion Island (Dlala Studios)
  • Party Animals (Recreate Games)
  • Pikmin 4 (Nintendo)
  • Sonic Superstars (Arzest)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)

Best Sim/Strategy

The Game Awards best sim strategy game
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  • Advance Wars 1+2 Re-Boot Camp (Wayforward)
  • Cities: Skylines II (Colossal Order)
  • Company of Heroes 3 (Relic Entertainment)
  • Fire Emblem Engage (Intelligent Systems)
  • Pikmin 4 (Nintendo)

Best Sports/Racing

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  • F1 23 (Codemasters)
  • Ea Sports FC 24 (EA Vancouver)
  • Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios)
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo-Charged (Milestone)
  • The Crew Motorfest (Ubisoft Ivory Tower)

Best Multiplayer

The Game Awards the best multiplayer
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  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)
  • Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Party Animals (Recreate Games)
  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo)

Best Adaptation

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  • Castlevania: Nocturne (Powerhouse Animation)
  • Gran Turismo (PlayStation Productions)
  • The Last of Us (PlayStation Productions)
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Illumination)
  • Twisted Metal (PlayStation Productions)

Most Anticipated Game

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  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Square Enix)
  • Hades II (SuperGiant Games)
  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio)
  • Star Wars Outlaws (Massive Entertainment)
  • Tekken 8 (Bandai Namco)

Content Creator of the Year

The Game Awards content creator of the year
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  • Ironmouse
  • Peoplemake Games
  • Quackity
  • Spreen
  • Sypherpk

Best Esports Game

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  • Counter-Strike 2 (Valve)
  • DOTA 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • PUBG Mobile (Lightspeed Studios)
  • Valorant (Riot Games)

Best Esports Athlete

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  • Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok (League of Legends)
  • Mathieu “Zywoo” Herbaut (CS: GO)
  • Max “Demon1” Mazonov (Valorant)
  • Paco “Hydra” Rusiewiez (Call of Duty)
  • Park “Ruler” Jae-Hyuk (League of Legends)
  • Phillip “ImperialHal” Dosen (Apex Legends)

Best Esports Team

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  • Evil Geniuses (Valorant)
  • Fnatic (Valorant)
  • Gaimin Gladiators (DOTA 2)
  • JD Gaming (League of Legends)
  • Team Vitality (Counter-Strike)

Best Esports Coach

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  • Christine “Potten” 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

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  • 2023 League of Legends World Championship
  • Blast.TV Paris Major 2023
  • EVO 2023
  • The International DOTA 2 Championships 2023
  • Valorant Champions 2023

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Tai Hofmann
Tai Hofmann

Writing Lead and Editor for Press SPACE to Jump. My first memory is forcing my parents to play 50-round games of Mario Party on the N64. Now I love games on all platforms and hone in on new releases. Some of my favorite titles include Cuphead, Final Fantasy XIV, God of War, Persona 5, and Super Smash Bros.

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