The Game Awards, the annual celebration of the best in video games, revealed its nominees for 2023. There are 31 categories in total, ranging from the prestigious Game of the Year to the more niche Best Adaptation.
The Game Award winners will be decided by a combination of votes from a panel of industry experts and the public. The voting is open until December 6, 2023, and the winner will be announced at The Game Awards ceremony on December 7, 2023.
The Game of the Year category features six games that have impressed critics and players alike with their gameplay, story, graphics, and innovation. The nominees are Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Spider-man 2, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. These games represent different genres, platforms, and developers, showcasing the diversity and creativity of the gaming industry.
Some of the more interesting categories include Best Mobile Game, Best Esports Game, Best Adaptation, and Best Independent Game.
The Best Mobile Game category honors the games that have delivered the best experience on smartphones and tablets. The nominees are Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, Honkai: Star Rail, Monster Hunder Now, and Terra Nil.
The Best Esports Game category recognizes the games that have excelled in competitive gaming, with a large and engaged community, high-quality tournaments, and fair gameplay. The nominees are Counter-Strike 2, DOTA 2, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile, and Valorant.
The Best Adaptation category celebrates the games that have successfully translated their stories and characters to the big screen. The nominees are Castlevania: Nocturne, Gran Turismo, The Last of Us, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, and Twisted Metal.
And finally, the Best Independent Game category honors the games that have been developed by small teams or individuals, with limited resources, but with great vision and passion. The nominees are Cocoon, Dave the Diver, Dredge, Sea of Stars, and Viewfinder.
These are just a handful of games featured in The Game Awards. The full list of nominees can be found on its official website. You can also cast your vote for your favorite games on the website, or through other platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google, and Steam.
The Game Awards will be streamed live on December 7, 2023, on various platforms such as Twitch, YouTube, Steam, X (formerly known as Twitter), Facebook, TikTok Live, and many more to be announced.
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Game of the Year
- 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 Mobile Game
- Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
- Hello Kitty Island Adventure
- Honkai: Star Rail
- Monster Hunder Now
- Terra Nil
Best Esports Game
- Counter-Strike 2
- DOTA 2
- League of Legends
- PUBG Mobile
- Castlevania: Nocturne
- Gran Turismo
- The Last of Us
- The Super Mario Bros. Movie
- Twisted Metal
Best Independent Game
- Dave the Diver
- Sea of Stars