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Gaming: Who Took Top Honors at the 2016 Game Awards?

The Game Awards

The Game Awards 2016 took place the other night, and some new franchises finally got the recognition they deserve. The Awards have quickly become gaming’s biggest awards ceremony. Now, with three years under their belt, they have increased the awards they give, and are taking the industry by storm.

The Game Awards brought us some big exclusives this year in addition to announcing winners. There were multiple trailers and announcements launched at this years ceremony. Some of the big game announcements came from Halo Wars 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Death Stranding (a new game from Hideo Kojima), and the newest Telltale game, Guardians of the Galaxy. 

Below is the complete list of Award Winners along with the nominees in each category:

Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment
Image: Blizzard Entertainment

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST STUDIO/GAME DIRECTION

  • Blizzard (Overwatch)
  • DICE (Battlefield 1)
  • id Software (DOOM)
  • Naughty Dog (Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
  • Respawn (Titanfall 2)

BEST NARRATIVE

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Mafia III (Hangar 13/2K)
  • Oxenfree (Night School Studio)

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

  • DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Thumper (Drool)
Uncharted, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment

BEST PERFORMANCE

  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia III
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
  • Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Rich Summer as Henry, Firewatch
  • Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT AWARD

  • That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
  • 1979 Revolution (iNK Stories)
  • Block’hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)
  • Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)
  • Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

  • Pokemon GO (Niantic)
  • Clash Royale (Supercell)
  • Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
  • Severed (DrinkBox Studios)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Stared Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games)
  • The Witness (Thelma, Inc.)
Deathstroke, Batman: Arkham Origins
Death stroke in the video game ‘Batman: Arkham Orgins’

BEST VR GAME

  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/WBIE)
  • EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
  • Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
  • Thumper (Drool)

BEST ACTION GAME

  • DOOM (id Software, Bethesda)
  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, Sony Interactive Entertainment
Image: Sony Interactive Entertainment

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
  • Hitman (IO Interactive/Square Enix)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)
  • Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
  • World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

BEST FIGHTING GAME

  • Street Fighter V (Capcom)
  • Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • King of Fighters XIV (SNK/Atlus USA)
  • Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Co.)
Pokémon Go, Niantic
‘Pokémon Go’ has taken the world by storm, bringing augmented reality to the world. Image: Niantic

BEST FAMILY GAME

  • Pokemon GO (Niantic)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/WBIE)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Skylanders: Imaginators (Toy for Bob/Activision)

BEST STRATEGY GAME

  • Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K)
  • Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
  • The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
  • Total War: Warhammer (Creative Assembly/Sega)
  • XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K)

BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME

  • Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
  • FIFA 17 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
  • MLB The Show 16 (SCE San Diego Studio/SIE)
  • NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)
Gears of War 4, Microsoft Studios
‘Gears of War 4’ Image: Microsoft Studios

BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME

  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
  • Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER

  • Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Faker – Lee Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
  • ByuN – Hyun Woo (Starcraft 2)
  • Infiltrator – Lee Seeon-woo (Team Razer, Street Fighter V)
  • Hungrybox – Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

  • Cloud 9
  • SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
  • Wings Gaming (DOTA 2)
  • SK Gaming
  • ROX Tigers (League of Legends)
Overwatch, Blizzard Entertainment
Image: Blizzard Entertainment

BEST ESPORTS GAME

  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • DOTA2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Street Fighter V (Capcom)

TRENDING GAMER

  • Boogie2988
  • AngryJoeShow
  • Danny O’Dwyer
  • JackSepticEye
  • Lirik
Mass Effect: Andromeda, Bioware
Image: Bioware

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • God of War (Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (Bioware/EA)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Did the results surprise you? What Franchise did you feel deserves to win Top Honors? Leave your comments below!

Brad Repka
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