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With both games scoring eight nominations each, including the Game of the Year - where we could honestly see it going either way. That being said it has been a fantastic year for games with both Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and indie darling Celeste snagging four nominations each, alongside seven for Marvel's Spider-Man and three for Capcom's Monster Hunter: World.

The Game Awards are scheduled to broadcast and stream live Thursday, December 6 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles (which will be Friday here in ANZ). LAst year the award show saw over 17 million viewers tune in from across the globe, where several big new game announcements were also revealed live on stage. Here's the list of this year's major nominees.

    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 Games)

    BEST ONGOING GAME
    Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
    Fortnite (Epic Games)
    No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
    Overwatch (Blizzard)
    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 Monica / 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 Obra Din (3909 LLC)

    BEST SCORE/MUSIC
    Celeste (Lena Raine)
    God of War (Bear McCreary)
    Marvel’s Spider-Man (John Paesano)
    Ni No Kuni II (Joe Hisaishi)
    Octopath Traveler (Yasunori Nishiki)
    Red Dead Redemption 2 (Woody Jackson)

    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

    BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
    Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
    Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
    Into the Breach (Subset Games)
    Return of the Obra Dinn (3909 LLC)
    The Messenger (Sabotage Studio)

    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 Spider-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 / Square Enix)
    Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
    Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5 / BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment)
    Octopath Traveler (Square Enix / Acquire / Nintendo)
    Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire (Obsidian Entertainment / Versus Evil)

    BEST STRATEGY GAME
    BATTLETECH (Harebrained Schemes / Paradox Interactive
    Frostpunk (11 bit studios)
    Into the Breach (Subset Games)
    The Banner Saga 3 (Stoic Studio / Versus Evil)
    Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega CS3 / 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)


A number of esports awards are also being awarded this year, across games, teams, coaches and events. For the full list of nominees - head here. Which is where you can vote too.



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Latest Comments
rickah
Posted 02:56pm 19/11/18
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege should not be on any list after the graphics debacle. No, graphics don't dictate gameplay, but when the graphics has a particular shine to it and then the company hoes and reduces that shine to make the game look ten years old, that's a different story.
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