All the Winners from the 2018 Game Awards

All the Winners from the 2018 Game Awards

God of War wins Game of the Year.

The annual Game Awards wrapped up tonight and honored achievements in video games for 2018. Here are the winners from tonight's event.

Coming into the Game Awards the favorites for Game of the Year seemed split between Sony Santa Monica's God of War and Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2. In the end God of War went home while games like Red Dead Redemption, Celeste, and Monster Hunter: World went away with other top honors. Below are the winners in bold.

Game of the Year

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

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man's Sky (Hello Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out (Hazelight Studios/EA)
  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/SIE)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monice/SIE)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/SIE)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Best Art Direction

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Octopath Traveler (Square Enix/Acquire/Nintendo)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Return of the Obra Dinn (3909 LLC)

Best Score

  • Celeste (Lena Raine)
  • God of War (Bear McCreary)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (John Paesano)
  • Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (Joe Hisaishi)
  • Octopatch Traveler (Yasunori Nishiki)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Woody Jackson)

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch Studios/Activision)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

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 2
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel's Spider-Man

Games for Impact

  • 11-11 Memories Retold (Digixart/Aardman Animations/Bandai Namco)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix)
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories (White Owls/Arc System Works)

Best Mobile

  • Donut County (Ben Esposito/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • PUBG Mobile (Lightspeed & Quantum/Tencent Games)
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones (Nerial/Devolver Digital)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio/SIE)
  • Beat Saber (Beat Games)
  • Firewall Zero Hour (First Contact Entertainment/SIE)
  • Moss (Polyarc Games)
  • Tetris Effect (Reonair/Enhance)

Best Action Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch/Activision)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie/Activision)
  • Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Mega Man 11 (Capcom)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Marvel's Spdier-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Eidos Montreal/Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (Level-5/Bandai Namco)
  • Octopath Traveler (Square Enix/Acquire/Nintendo)
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire (Obsidian Entertainment/Versus Evil)

Best Fighting

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag attle (Arc System Works)
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works/Bandai Namco)
  • Soulcalibur 6 (Bandai Namco)
  • Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition (Dimps/Capcom)

Best Family Game

  • Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo)
  • Nintendo Labo (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft
  • Super Mario Party (NDCube/Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game

  • Battletech (Harebrained Schemes/Paradox Interactive)
  • Frostpunk (11-bit stdios)
  • Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • The Banner Saga 3 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega)

Best Sports/Racing

  • FIFA 19 (EA Vancouver/EA Sports)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo)
  • NBA 2K19 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch/Activision)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie/Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Sea of Thieves (Rare/Microsoft Studios)

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018 (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences)
  • Dash Quasar (UC Santa Cruz)
  • JERA (Digipen)
  • LIFF (ISTART Digital)
  • RE: Charge (MIT)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Donut County (Ben Esposito/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Florence (Mountains/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Moss (Polyarc Games)
  • The Messenger (Sabotage Studio)
  • Yoku’s Island Express (Villa Gorilla)

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

For a full list of esports winners head to The Game Awards website. Congratulations to all the winners.

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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