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The Game Awards 2018 |OT| Not Ready For Prime Time Players

Is Metroid a sandwich?

  • Yes

    Votes: 1,307 78.8%
  • No

    Votes: 351 21.2%

  • Total voters
Oct 25, 2017

Created by media entrepreneur and Cranky Kong enthusiast Geoff Keighley, what started as a baffling and highly entertaining mess of a show known as VGX featuring Joel McHale has evolved into a commendable work of passion and care that truly aims to celebrate the video game industry. With multiple world premiers, new trailers and performances, this should be a fun night with only a slight chance of crushing your hopes and dreams.


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Xbox Live

Archived video here: https://www.twitch.tv/thegameawards/videos


  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey – Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft
  • Celeste – Matt Makes Games
  • God of War – SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Marvel's Spider-Man – Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • Monster Hunter: World – Capcom
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – Rockstar Games

Best Action Game
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11
Best Action/Adventure Game
  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Best Role Playing Game
  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire
Best Game Direction
  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
Best Narrative
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
Best Ongoing Game
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Best Art Direction
  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
Best Score/Music
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
Best Audio Design
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
Best Independent Game
  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Intro the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger
Best Performance
  • Bryan Dechart as Connor, Detroit: Become Human
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos, God of War
  • Melissanthi Mahut as Kassandra, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan, Red Dead Redemption II
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel’s Spider-Man
Games for Impact
  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories
Best Mobile Game
  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones
Best VR/AR Game
  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect
Best Fighting Game
  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soul Caliber VI
  • Street Fighter V Arcade
Best Family Game
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party
Best Sports/Racing Game
  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • NBA 2K19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
Best Multiplayer Game
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Sea of Thieves
Best Student Game
  • Combat 2018
  • Dash Quasar
  • JERA
  • LIFF
  • RE: Charge
Best Debut Indie Game
  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • The Messenger
  • Yoku’s Island Express
Best eSports Game
  • CSGO
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
Best eSports Player
  • Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
  • Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi
  • Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Sung-hygeon “JJoNak” Bang
Best eSports Team
  • Astralis
  • Cloud9
  • Fnatic
  • London Spitfire
  • OG
Best eSports Coach
  • Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu
  • Christian “ppasarel” Banaseanu
  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen
  • Dylan Falco
  • Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovic
Best eSports Event
  • ELAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • EVO 2018
  • League of Legends World Championship
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018
Best eSports Host
  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Anders Blume
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Paul “RedEye” Chaloner
Best eSports Moment
  • C9 comeback win in triple OT vs FAZE
  • G2 beating RNG
  • KT vs IG Base Race
  • OG’s massive upset of LGD
  • SonicFox side switch against Go1 in DBZ
Content Creator of the Year
  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex
Favorite Moment of 2017
  • Carol Shaw (Industry Icon)
  • The Game Awards Orchestra (Performance)
  • Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (Moment)
  • Josef Fares (A Way Out)
  • Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Game of the Year)
Presenters and performers include:

Hans Zimmer: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1069633499324329984
Phil Spencer: https://twitter.com/thegameawards/status/1070356506602684416
Lena Raine: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1069671124361871360
Joel McHale: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1070754281756622848
Shawn Layden: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1070426103741853700
Ninja: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068529725507723266
Josef Fares: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068530325851000833
Pokimane: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068547790790258688
Jacksepticeye: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068287895331471360
Rivers Cuomo: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1069664568262062080
Christopher Waltz: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068287429528809472
Pepe - The King Prawn: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068268973454553093
Russo Brothers: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068264605334429696
Duffer Brothers: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068541766721126400
Aisha Tyler: https://twitter.com/geoffkeighley/status/1068530764927528960
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Oct 27, 2017
Can't wait! Geoff has created something amazing.

Any predictions on how many viewers we'll have this year? I think last year was around 11 million. Wouldn't be surprised if we have 15+ million this year, which is insane.
Oct 25, 2017

Hollywood Reporter said:
This year's show also features a roster of A-list Hollywood talent as presenters, including Avengers directors Joe and Anthony Russo; Stranger Things showrunners Matt and Ross Duffer; actors Jonah Hill, Joel McHale, Christoph Waltz, Aisha Tyler, Alita: Battle Angel star Rosa Salazar — who will debut new footage from the upcoming Fox film — and even the Muppets.
With Nintendo tweeting to tune into the show, and also because they are nominated for basically nothing, I'm hoping for a big showcase from them with regards to extracurricular activities, especially with Smash launching today/tomorrow. Prime 4 trailer? Bayo 3 trailer? First Smash DLC fighter? A live performance of "Lifelight"? Would love one, adore two, and absolutely cream my pants if we got all of them.
Dec 3, 2018
God of War for GOTY.
I hope so.

The world AI and underlying systems in RDR2 were superbly impressive, but the pacing and structure of the narrative took a poor turn about 3/4 through the game and I feel the story really suffered until end/epilogue.

GoW however, punched my soul. So powerful and concise, with incredible pacing. And on a technical level the HDR 4K I felt was better implemented and more graphically impressive from a texture, animation (with all the inverse kinematics with fighting system, lip sync and eyes (facial animation) etc. It just felt tighter with a huge emphasis on cinematic lighting that spilled out perfectly in every scene. GoW is 1st for me, RDR2 2nd, and prob Spider-Man my 3rd but I need to play more Monster Hunter and a few other titles to know for sure (i loved octopath and still need to finish that even).
Oct 25, 2017
I'm actually looking forward to Pepe the King Prawn presenting lol that's hilarious

Also, the VR nominations this year are really legit games. That space is starting to mature ... I want Astrobot to win, but if still be happy with Tetris, Moss, or Beat Saber. Haven't played firewall, so I can't speak to that