Game Awards 2018 Recap - (Part 1) AWARD WINNERS
This year's Game Awards event was jammed packed with content. We got to see many of our favorite personalities in gaming on stage, and some really talented teams walked away proud. This year's ceremony was a whopping 3 hours long, so I have divided this recap in two parts. Part 1 breaks down the winners of the awards, while Part 2 will recap some of the many announcements, updates, and reveals that dropped during the awards. If you only came for GOTY, I can't blaim you...it's at the end. For clarification, this is a news report of the winners of the official "Game Awards" ceremony. The chosen winners were not chosen by Game Infinite, nor necessarily reflective of Gi's choices. Game Infinite will be discussing its own end of year lists at a later point. To watch the entire ceremony click below.
(Full Event - Game Awards Youtube)
"Best On Going Game" Winner: Fortnite
Nominees: Destiny 2: Forsaken, Fortnite, Overwatch, No Mans Sky, Rainbow Six Siege,
Fortnite also wins "Best Multiplayer Game"
Nominees: Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Destiny 2: Forsaken, Monster Hunter World, Sea of Thieves, Fortnite,
Red Dead Redemption 2 Sweeps Multiple Awards!
"Best Narrative" Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2
Detroit Become Human, God of War, Spiderman, Red Dead Redemption 2, Life is Strange 2, Ep. 1
"Best Score/Music" Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2
Celeste, God of War, Spiderman, Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, Octopath, Red Dead Redemption 2,
"Best Audio Design" Winner: Red Dead Redemption 2
Nominees: Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Forza Horizon 4, God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man, Red Dead Redemption 2
"Best Performance" Winner: Roger Clark as Arther Morgan, Red Dead Redemption 2
Nominees: Bryan Dechart as Connor, Christopher Judge as Kratos, Melissanthi as Kassandra, Roger Clark as Arther Morgan, Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker,
"Best Art Direction" - Winner: Return of the Obra Dinn
Nominees: Assassin's Creed Odyssey, God of War, Octopath Traveler, Red Dead Redemption 2, Return of the Obra Dinn
"Best Indie Game" Winner: Celeste
Nominees: Celeste, Dead Cells, Into the Breach, Returb of the Obra DInn, The Messenger,
Celeste also wins "Games for Impact"
Nominees: 11-11 Memories Retold, Celeste, Florence, Life is Strange 2: Ep 1, The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories
"Best Mobile Game" Winner: Florence
Nominees: Donut Country, Florence, Pubg Mobile, Fortnite, Reigns: Game of Thrones,
"Best VR/AR Game" Winner: Astro Bot Rescure Mission
Nominees: Astro Bot, Beat Saber, Firewall Zero Hour, Moss, Tetriss Effect,
Best Action Game - DEADCELLS
Nominees: Call of Duty Black Ops 4, Dead Cells, Destiny 2 Forsaken, Far Cry 5, Mega Man 11,
"Best RPG" Winner: Monster Hunter World
Nominees: Dragon Quest XI, Monster Hunter World, Ni No Kuni 2, Octopath Traveler, Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire,
"Best Fighting Game" Winner: Dragon Ball FighterZ
Nominees: BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur VI, Street Fighter V Arcade Edition
"Best Esports Game" Winner: Overwatch
Nominees: GSGO, Dota 2, Fortnite, League of Legends, Overwatch
Best Family Game" Winner: Overcooked
Nominees: Mario Tennis Aces, Nintendo Labo, Overcooked 2, Starlink Battle for Atlas, Super Mario Party
"Content Creator of the Year" Winner: Ninja
Nominees: Dr Lupo, Myth, Ninja, Pokimane, Willyrex
Is this a surprise to anyone?
Biggest Game Awards 2018 Snubs:
Some amazing games this year that deserved to walk away with an award but got robbed.
Detroit Become Human: This was an amazing game, that I am totally shocked wasn't even nominated for GOTY. This is an amazing game that deserves awards for it's performaces, story, and direction. Over all I think this is the biggest snub of the night.
Donut County: This game wasn't even nominated for best Indie Game, and yet it deserved to win it. It also was robbed of best mobile game. Definitely pick this one up!
Call of Duty Black Ops 4: The Game Awards suffers from the same problem as the Oscars. It favors artistry over popularity. Often times movies none of us have ever heard of win awards, while major block busters are ignored. I love artistic video games believe me, but there needs to be recofnition for all game types too. Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is a member of the biggest gaming franchis in history, and it got nothing. The Game Awards isn't as bad as the Oscars (Fortnite got way to much attention for that), but Black Ops deserved to win SOMETHING.
"GAME OF THE YEAR 2018" WINNER: GOD OF WAR
Nominees: God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Monster Hunter World, Celeste, Spiderman, Assassin's Creed Odyssey
God of War also wins "Best Game Direction"
Nominees: A Way Out, Detroit Become Human, God of War, Spiderman, Red Dead Redemption 2
God of War also wins "Best Action Adventure"
Assassin's Creed Odyssey, God of War, Spiderman, Red Dead Redemptions 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider
While this came as a total surprise to me, I stood up out of my chair and cheered as my vote won GOTY. I was totally expecting Red Dead to sweep this one as well. I am totally happy with this result. However, It does somewhat show the inconsistent logic of the decisions behind the Game Awards. If Red Dead Redemption 2 truly had the best Narrative, Performance, Music, and Audio Design "over God of War", then how did God of War win GOTY? I don't know, but I agree.
("God of War" - GOTY Announcement)
Check out part two for all the major reveals and announcements that occurred during the Game Awards 2018. Believe me they are worth it! As always, this is Jesse with Game Infinite News, and stay tuned for the latest in gaming.