The Game Awards this year came with a number of surprises, some of which are expected for unexpected games, but the list of winners was not really out of the ordinary.
The show continued for more than two and a half hours by host Geoff Keighly, accompanied by a number of guests, revealing a flood of new games and trailers as well as the 2018 winners. Although Red Dead Redemption 2 took the biggest shareof the cake by winning several awards including best music, best audio, best story, and best narrative, the title of the year went to its PS4 exclusive rival, God of War, which had its share of several other prizes in Best direction and best action adventure game.
Esports Awards started with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins winning content creator of the year (of course), the Best player for esports was the legendary fighting game player Sonicfox for winning a number of important tournaments this year, the Best North American team Cloud9 for the game League of Legends, which in part also won the title of Best Championship for the Worlds 2018, and lastly the Esports game of the year Overwatch developed by Blizzard Entertainment.
The video game trailers shown revealed a new installment of the Far Cry series called New Dawn that will take the players into a standalone expansion of the fifth game, which takes place 17 years after the ending events, as well as a new game from developers of Fallout 1 and Fallout: New Vegas at Obsidian titled Outer Worlds For fans of RPG games and future space. The biggest surprise though was the unexpected unveiling of a new version of Mortal Kombat, where the developer Ed Boon surprised us on the stage with a new trailer that looked rather amazing.
Other announcements included new trailers for upcoming games such as Devil May Cry 5, Rage 2, and a surprising appearance of the Crash Bandicoot video game icon with a new trailer of a Crash Team Racing reboot at last. A teaser of what looks like the upcoming Dragon Age project was also revealed, and we’ll get more Details about it next year.
Of course, how can we forget the PUBG snow map, which has been announced to be available starting now on Test Servers with a new trailer that says it’ll be available for full launch in January. Also, a new space has been announced on the Fortnite map called The Block, where Epic Games will host the best areas designed by the game community.
You can see all the other trailers, which included a number of independent Indie games as well as exclusive Epic Games Store titles via the link here.
You can see a list of all the winners of the conference below:
- Game of the Year – God of War
- Best ongoing game – Fortnite: Battle Royale
- Best direction- God of War
- Best narrative- Red Dead Redemption 2
- Best Art Direction – Return of the Obra Dinn
- Best Music – Red Dead Redemption 2
- Best audio – Red Dead Redemption 2
- Best performance- Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II
- Games for impact- Celeste
- Best independent game – Celeste
- Best mobile phones game- Florence
- Best Virtual Reality Game – Astro Bot Rescue Mission
- Best Action Game – Dead Cells
- Best action and adventure game -God of War
- Best RPG- Monster Hunter: World
- Best Fighting Game – Dragon Ball FighterZ
- Best Family Game – Overcooked 2
- Best Strategy Game – Into the Breach
- Best racing / sport game- Forza Horizon 4
- Best multiplayer game – Fortnite: Battle Royale
- Best Student Game – Combat 2018
- Best indie debut- The Messenger
- Best Esports Game – Overwatch
- Best Esports player- Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
- Best eSports Team – Cloud9 (LoL)
- Best Coach- Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu (Cloud9)
- Best eSports Event – League of Legends World Championship 2018
- Best eSports host- Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
- Best esports moment – C9 Comeback Win in Triple OT vs FAZE (ELEAGUE)
- Best Content creator- Ninja