Nominees for The Game Awards 2018 revealed

Check out all of the nominees and vote for who you think should win at The Game Awards 2018.

The nominees for The Game Awards 2018 have officially been revealed, with indie darlings like Celeste and major titles like Red Dead Redemption 2 sweeping through several categories.

Voting is live from now until December 5. By heading over to The Game Awards website, you can vote for your favorites across categories including Game of the Year and Best Narrative.

Looking for a quick recap of who was nominated for what? We’ve got you covered! Below, you’ll find a list of all the nominees for The Game Awards 2018!

The Game Awards 2018 - Nominees

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Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out (Hazelight Studios/EA)
  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/SIE)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
© Quantic Dream

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/SIE)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best Art Direction

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Octopath Traveler (Square Enix/Acquire/Nintendo)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Return of Obra Din (3909 LLC)

Best Score/Music (Presented by Spotify)

  • Celeste (Lena Raine)
  • God of War (Bear McCreary)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (John Paesano)
  • Ni No Kuni II (Joe Hisaishi)
  • Octopath Traveler (Yasunori Nishiki)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Woody Jackson)
© Treyarch

Best Audio Design (Presented by Dolby)

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch Studios/Activision)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best Performance

  • Bryan Dechart as Connor (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War)
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra (Assassin’s Creed Odyssey)
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan (Red Dead Redemption 2)
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker (Marvel’s Spider-Man)

Games for Impact

  • 11-11 Memories Retold (Digixart/Aardman Animations/BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix)
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories (White Owls/Arc System Works)

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Return of the Obra Dinn (3909 LLC)
  • The Messenger (Sabotage Studio)
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Best Mobile Game

  • Donut County (Ben Esposito/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • PUBG MOBILE (Lightspeed & Quantum/Tencent Games)
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones (Nerial/Developer Digital)

Best VR/AR Game

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio/SIE)
  • Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • Firewall Zero Hour (First Contact Entertainment/SIE)
  • Moss (Polyarc Games)
  • Tetris Effect (Resonair/Enhance, Inc)

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch/Activision)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie/Activision)
  • Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Mega Man 11 (Capcom)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Eidos Montreal/Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
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Best Role Playing Game

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix/Square Enix)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5/BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
  • Octopath Traveler (Square Enix/Acquire/Nintendo)
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Obsidian Entertainment/Versus Evil)

Best Fighting Game

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works)
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works/BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
  • Soul Calibur VI (Bandai Namco Studios/BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
  • Street Fighter V Arcade (Dimps/Capcom)

Best Family Game

  • Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo)
  • Nintendo Labo (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft)
  • Super Mario Party (NDCube/Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game

  • BATTLETECH (Harebrained Schemes/Paradox Interactive)
  • Frostpunk (11 bit studios)
  • Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • The Banner Saga 3 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega CS3/Sega)
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Best Sports/Racing

  • FIFA 19 (EA Vancouver/EA Sports)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo)
  • NBA 2K19 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch/Activision)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie/Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Sea of Thieves (Rare/Microsoft Studios)

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018 (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences – Norway)
  • Dash Quasar (UC Santa Cruz)
  • JERA (Digipen Bilbao, Spain)
  • LIFF (ISTART Digital – France)
  • RE: Charge (MIT)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Donut County (Ben Esposito/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Moss (Polyarc Games)
  • The Messenger (Sabotage Studio)
  • Yoku’s Island Express (Villa Gorilla)
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Best Esports Game

  • CSGO
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Best Esports Player (Presented by Omen by HP)

  • Dominique "SonicFox" McLean (Echo Fox)
  • Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao (Royal Never Give Up)
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev (Natus Vincere)
  • Sung-hyeon "JJoNak" Bang (New York Excelsior)

Best Esports Team

  • Astralis (CSGO)
  • Cloud9 (LOL)
  • Fnatic (LOL)
  • London Spitfire (OWL)
  • OG (DOTA2)

Best Esports Coach

  • Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu (Cloud9)
  • Cristian "ppasarel" Bănăseanu (OG)
  • Danny "zonic" Sørensen (Astralis)
  • Dylan Falco (Fnatic)
  • Jakob "YamatoCannon" Mebdi (Team Vitality)
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovic (MiBR)
© ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018

Best Esports Event

  • ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • EVO 2018
  • League of Legends World Championship
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018

Best Esports Host

  • Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • AndersBlume
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Paul “RedEye” Chaloner

Best Esports Moment

  • C9 Comeback Win in Triple OT vs. FAZE (ELEAGUE)
  • KT vs. IG Base Race (LOL Worlds)
  • G2 Beating RNG (LOL Worlds)
  • OG’s Massive Upset of LGD (DOTA 2 Finals)
  • SonicFox Side Switch Against Go1 in DBZ (EVO)

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

As stated above, you can vote for your favorites between now until December 5 by visiting the official website for The Game Awards 2018. Once voting closes, the awards ceremony will be broadcast live on December 6. Not only can you watch The Game Awards 2018 on sites like Twitch, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, you can also watch via Mixer, Stream TV, and Caffeine.TV! 

So, who are you voting for in each category this year? Are there any games that didn't make the nominee list that you feel got snubbed? Let us know your thoughts down in the comments below, and stay tuned as we'll be posting the winners after they're announced at The Game Awards 2018 on December 6! 

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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