Red Dead Redemption 2 Leads Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

Red Dead Redemption 2 Leads Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations

God of War and Spider-Man tie for second most nominations.

The 19th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards will be held at GDC again, where leaders in the video game industry have chosen what they consider some of the best games in the medium from last year. Leading the pack is none other than Red Dead Redemption 2.

Rockstar's Red Dead Redemption 2 racked up the most nominations of any game with seven total, including nominations for Game of the Year, audio, and narrative. God of War and Spider-Man both received six nominations, while indie hits Celeste and Return of the Obra Dinn round out the Game of the Year finalists.

Will Red Dead Redemption 2 translate those nominations into wins? Will God of War repeat its success at The Game Awards and take the top prize? The GDC Awards will be held on March 20, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. PT. Check below for the full list of nominations and awards.

Game of the Year

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Celeste
  • God of War

Best Audio

  • Celeste
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • God of War
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Tetris Effect

Best Debut

  • Polyarc (Moss)
  • Mountains (Florence)
  • Nomada Studio (Gris)
  • Villa Gorilla (Yoku's Island Express)
  • Sabotage (The Messenger)

Best Design

  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Celeste
  • Into the Breach
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • God of War

Best Mobile Game

  • Alto’s Odyssey
  • Florence
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones
  • Holedown
  • Donut County

Innovation Award

  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Florence
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Tetris Effect
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Narrative

  • Florence
  • God of War
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Technology

  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Visual Art

  • Gris
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • God of War
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best VR/AR Game

  • Budget Cuts
  • Beat Saber
  • Tetris Effect
  • Moss
  • Astro Bot Rescue Mission

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