The Game Awards 2023: Full List of Nominees and Winners

Last night marked the occurrence of The Game Awards 2023, where a plethora of revelations, updates, and accolades unfolded. The coveted title of GAME OF THE YEAR 2023 was bestowed upon It Takes Two, a compelling two-player split-screen game crafted by Hazelight Studios. Notably, Hazelight Studios had previously introduced A Way Out in 2018, another engaging split-screen gaming experience.

Here are the nominees and winners in each category from “The Game Awards 2023“.

Game of the Year

  • Winner: It Takes Two (EA)
  • Deathloop (Bethesda)
  • Metroid Dread (Nintendo)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)

Most Anticipated Game

  • Winner: Elden Ring (Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Starfield (Bethesda)

Best VR / AR Game

  • Winner: Resident Evil 4 (Capcom / Oculus Studios)
  • Hitman 3 (IO Interactive)
  • I Expect You to Die 2 (Schell Games)
  • Lone Echo II (Oculus Studios)
  • Sniper Elite VR (Rebellion Developments)

Best Fighting Game

  • Winner: Ilty Guilty Gear Strive (Arc System Works)
  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba ⁠— The Hinokami Chronicles (Sega)
  • Melty Blood: Type Light (Delightworks)
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (GameMill)
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown (Sega)

Best Family Game

  • Winner: It Takes Two (EA)
  • Mario Party Superstars (Nintendo)
  • New Pokemon Snap (Nintendo)
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury (Nintendo)
  • WarioWare: Get It Together! (Nintendo)

Best Sim / Strategy Game

  • Winner: Age of Empires IV (Xbox Game Studios)
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination (Rebellion Developments)
  • Humankind (Sega)
  • Inscryption (Return)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Xbox Game Studios)

Best Sports Game

the game awards 2023
  • Winner: League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Call of Duty (Activision)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • Riot Games

Best Game Direction

  • Winner: Deathloop (Bethesda)
  • It Takes Two (EA)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Journal (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Winner: Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Game Studios)
  • Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Square Enix)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown (Falling Squirrel)

Best Sports / Racing Game

  • Winner: Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Game Studios)
  • F1 2023 (EA Sports)
  • FIFA 22 (EA Sports)
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed (Milestone)
  • Riders Republic (Ubisoft)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Winner: Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)
  • Apex Legends (EA)
  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin Impact (MiHoYo)

Best Community Support

  • Winner: Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)
  • Apex Legends (EA)
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light (Bungie)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Best Action / Adventure Game

  • Winner: Metroid Dread (Nintendo)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Square Enix)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Xbox Game Studio)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)

Best Narrative

  • Winner: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Square Enix)
  • Deathloop (Bethesda)
  • It Takes Two (EA)
  • Life Is Strange: True Colors (Square Enix)
  • Psychonauts 2 Xbox Game Studios)

Best Mobile Game

  • Winner: Genshin Impact (MiHoYo)
  • Fantasian (Mistwalker)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Riot Games)
  • Marvel Future Revolution (Netmarble)
  • Pokemon Unite (The Pokemon Company)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Winner: It Takes Two (EA)
  • Back 4 Blood (WB Games)
  • Knockout City (EA)
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
  • New World (Amazon Games)
  • Valheim (Coffee Stain)

Best Role Playing Game

  • Winner: Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
  • Scarlet Nexus (Bandai Namco)
  • Shin Megami Tensei V (Sega)

Best Art Direction

  • Winner: Deathloop (Bethesda)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Xbox Game Studios)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Artful Escape (Annapurna)

Best Action Game

  • Winner: Journal (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Back 4 Blood (WB Games)
  • Chivalry II (Tripwire Interactive)
  • Deathloop (Bethesda)
  • Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft)

Best Indie Game

  • Winner: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • 12 Minutes (Annapurna Interactive)
  • Death’s Door (Return Digital)
  • Digital Enrollment
  • Loop Hero (Digital Return)

Best Audio Design

  • Winner: Forza Horizon 5 (Xbox Game Studios)
  • Deathloop (Bethesda)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)
  • Journal (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

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