The Game Awards 2018 was another stellar year of celebrating the best the gaming industry had to offer. Along with some huge announcements like Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 in 2019, this year’s award winners were lead by the story of Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2 but the ultimate prize of the night went to the return of Kratos in God of War. Here’s the list of winners from the show.

Best Narrative:

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

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Industry Icon Award:

Greg Thomas (NBA 2k series)

Best Performance:

Red Dead Redemption 2 – Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan

Best Score Music:

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games / Woody Jackson)

Best Audio Design:

Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar)

Best Art Direction:

Return of the Obra Dinn (3909 LLC)

Best Mobile Game:

Florence (Mountains)

Best VR/AR Game:

Astrobot Rescue Mission (Sony Japan)

Content Creator of the Year:

Ninja (Tyler Blevins)

Best eSports Game:
Overwatch (Blizzard)

Best eSports Team:

Cloud9

Best eSports Player:

Sonic Fox

Best Debut Indie Game:

The Messenger (Sabotage Studio)

Best Fighting Game:

Dragon Ball FighterZ

Best Family Game:

Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)

 

Best Strategy Game:

Into The Breach (Sunset Games)

Best Independent Game:

Celeste (Matt Makes Games)

Games for Impact Award:

Celeste

Best Sports/Racing Game:

Forza Horizon 4 (Turn 10 Studios)

Best Game Direction:

God of War (Cory Barlog/ Santa Monica Studio)

Best Action Adventure Game:

God of War

Best Role Playing Game:

Monster Hunter World (Capcom)

Best Student Game:

Combat 2018 (University of Applied Sciences Norway)

Best Ongoing Game:

Fortnite (Epic Games)

Best Multiplayer Game:

Fortnite (Epic Games)

Best Action Game:

Dead Cells (Motion Twin)

GAME OF THE YEAR:

God of War (Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive)

A surprise that Insomniac’s Spider-Man game didn’t take home any of the awards it was nominated for but it truly shows how many quality games were released in 2018. The show overall put on another solid outing by Geoff Keighley and his production team. Though some will bring up the typical awards show problems of running over but for God of War director Cory Barlog to acknowledge comic books during the game of the year acceptance speech…I’ll take it.