Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War Tie for Most Nominations at The Game Awards

Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War Tie for Most Nominations at The Game Awards

Celeste makes a strong showing.

The nominations for this year's Game Awards were revealed today on a live stream and Sony Santa Monica's God of War and Rockstar Games' Red Dead Redemption 2 both came out on top with eight nominations apiece. But there were some surprises as well.

This year's Game of the Year conversation has been dominated by games like Red Dead Redemption 2, God of War, and Spider-Man and no surprise they're all nominated for this year's GOTY award. There was a particularly strong showing by Celeste, an indie game by Matt Makes Games that came away with four nominations including GOTY.

The Game Awards hosted by Geoff Keighley is one of the biggest video game awards of the year and the ceremony often provides world premiere exclusives like new trailers and reveals. The awards will stream on December 6 on YouTube, Twitch, Mixer, Facebook, and pretty much any other service you can get live video content on. Here's the full list of nominees:

Game of the Year

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite
  • No Man's Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege

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 o fWar
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Marvel's Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

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 2
  • 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 Performance

  • Bryan Deckhart as Connor, Detroit: Become Human
  • Christopher Judge as Kragos, 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 of Impact

  • 11-11 Memories Retold
  • Celeste
  • Florence
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Into the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Best Mobile

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones

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 RPG

  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Best Fighting

  • BlazBLue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soul Calibur VI
  • Street Fighter V Arcade Edition

Best Family Game

  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Overcooked 2
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas
  • Super Mario Party

Best Strategy Game

  • Battletech
  • Frostpunk
  • Into the Breach
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Valkyria Chronicles 4

Best Sports/Racing

  • FIFA 19
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • NBA 2K19
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World

Best Esports Game

  • CSGO
  • Dota 2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch

Content Creator/Streamer of the Year

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja
  • Pokimaine
  • Willyrex

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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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