The Game Awards 2023 List of nominees All categories

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The Game Awards are one of the biggest awards events of the year, as gamers around the world vote for their favorite video games, creators, and esports teams in several categories. This spectacular event takes place every year-end and fans around the world eagerly await not only who wins these awards but also what big announcements there are. Recently, the Game Awards 2023 committee announced the nominees, including when this year’s event will begin.

There are a total of 31 categories that will be awarded at this year’s Game Awards. Each category has several requirements and all the nominees that are present in these categories were released this year or have been successful since their release. The list of Nominees is as follows:

List of nominees for the Game Awards 2023

game of the year

Recognize a game that offers the absolute best experience in all creative and technical fields.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best game direction

Awarded for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game directing and design.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Narrative

For exceptional storytelling and narrative development in a game.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Freedom
  • Final Fantasy XVI

Best art direction

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievements in artistic design and animation.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Hifi fever
  • Lies of P
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best score and music

For exceptional music, including sheet music, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Hifi fever
  • Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best audio design

Recognizing the best audio and sound design in the game.

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Dead space
  • Hifi fever
  • Resident Evil 4

best performance

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion, and/or performance capture.

  • Ben Starr – Final Fantasy XVI
  • Cameron Monaghan – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Idris Elba – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Freedom
  • Melanie Liburd – Alan Wake 2
  • Neil Newbon – Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Yuri Lowenthal – Marvel’s Spider-man 2

Innovation in Accessibility

Recognize the software and/or hardware that is driving the medium by adding features, technology and content to help an even broader audience be able to play and enjoy games.

  • Diablo IV
  • Forza Motorsports
  • Hifi fever
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • mortal kombat 1
  • street fighter 6

impact games

For a thought-provoking game with a prosocial meaning or message.

  • A space for the unleashed
  • Songs of Sennaar
  • Goodbye High Volcano
  • Tchia
  • Null Earth
  • Venba

Best in progress

Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.

  • Apex legends
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Recognize a game for excellent community support, transparency, and responsiveness, including social media activity and game updates/patches.

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • no man’s sky

Best indie game

For outstanding creative and technical achievements in a game created outside of the traditional publisher system.

  • Cocoon
  • Dave the diver
  • Dredge
  • sea ​​of ​​stars
  • Viewfinder

Best Debut Indie Game

For the best debut game created by a new independent studio.

  • Cocoon
  • Dredge
  • pizza tower
  • Venba
  • Viewfinder

best mobile game

To get the best game playable on a mobile device.

  • Final Fantasy VII: Always Crisis
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Honkai: star lane
  • monster hunter now
  • Null Earth

Best virtual and augmented reality

To enjoy the best gaming experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, regardless of the platform.

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Call of the mountain horizon
  • Humanity
  • Resident Evil Village VR Mode
  • Synapse

Best action game

The best game in the action genre focused mainly on combat.

  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  • dead island 2
  • ghost runner 2
  • Hifi fever
  • Rest 2

best action adventure

For the best action-adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

  • Alan Wake
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

best role playing game

For the best game designed with rich customization and player character progression, including massive multiplayer experiences.

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Lies of P
  • sea ​​of ​​stars
  • star field

best fights

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

  • rock god
  • mortal kombat 1
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
  • pocket bravery
  • street fighter 6

best family

To get the best game suitable for family play, regardless of genre or platform.

  • Disney Illusion Island
  • party animals
  • Pikmin 4
  • sonic superstars
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Best simulation/strategy

The best simulation-focused game or real-time or turn-based strategy game, regardless of platform.

  • Advance Wars 1+2: Reboot Camp
  • City Skylines II
  • Company of Heroes 3
  • fire emblem participate
  • Pikmin 4

Best sports/careers

For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.

  • EA Sports FC 24
  • F1 23
  • Forza Motorsports
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged
  • The Crew Motor Festival

Best multiplayer

For exceptional online multiplayer design and gameplay, including massively multiplayer and cooperative experiences, regardless of game genre or platform.

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Diablo IV
  • party animals
  • street fighter 6
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Better adaptation

Recognize outstanding creative work that faithfully and authentically adapts a video game to another entertainment medium.

  • Castlevania: night
  • grand tourism
  • The last of us
  • Super Mario Bros. movie
  • twisted metal

Most anticipated game

Recognize a heralded game that has demonstrated its potential to advance the gaming medium.

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  • Hades II
  • Like a dragon: infinite wealth
  • Star Wars Outlaws
  • Tekken 8

Content Creator of the Year

For a streamer or content creator who has had a significant and positive impact on the community in 2023.

  • iron mouse
  • PeopleCreateGames
  • quackery
  • spree
  • Sypherpk

Best esports game

For the game that has provided the best overall esports experience to players (including tournaments, community support, and content updates), regardless of genre or platform.

  • Counterattack 2
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG mobile
  • valorant

Best esports athlete

The esports athlete was considered the most outstanding for his performance and conduct in 2023, regardless of the game.

  • Leeward faker Sang-Hyeok
  • Mathieu Zywoo Herbaut
  • max. demon1 Mazanov
  • Paco Hydra Rusiewiez
  • Park Ruler Jae Hyuk
  • Philip imperialhal dosed

Best esports team

Recognizing a specific esports team (not the entire organization) was considered the most outstanding for its performance and conduct in 2023.

  • evil geniuses
  • Fanatic
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • JD Games
  • Team vitality

Best esports coach

The esports coach was considered the most outstanding for his performance and conduct in 2023.

  • christina Potter chi
  • Danny Zonic Sorensen
  • Jordan Gunba Graham
  • remy XTQZZ Quoniam
  • Yoon man Sung-young

Best esports event

Recognize an event (on one or multiple days) that provided the best experience for participants and the broadcast audience.

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

With all these games, creators, and esports teams announced, fans like me want to know who will win this year and what to expect in the new year as more great games, content, and events come to the world of gaming. The Game Awards 2023 will take place on December 7, 2023 at 4:30 pm PT at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles. For those who want to learn more about this and vote for their favorite games, click this link to access the official Game Awards website.

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