But Rockstar's brilliant prequel still stole the show with four wins of its own -- the most of any title on the night. God of War, however, took home both Best Game Direction and Game of The Year, the two final categories announced. It also won Best Action-Adventure title.
Red Dead Redemption 2 won Best Narrative, Best Performance (Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan), Best Score and Best Audio. Fortnite took home Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game. Best Art-Direction went to Return of the Obra Dinn, Best Independent Game want to Celeste which also won the Best Games for Impact Award.
Best Action Game was picked up by Dead Cells, Monster Hunter World landed Best RPG, Best Sports or Racing Game was handed to Forza Horizon 4, Dragon Ball FighterZ is the year's Best Fighting Game with Overcooked 2 serving itself up as Best Family Game.
Into the Breach won Best Strategy Game, Florence took home Best Mobile Game, Best VR Game was rightfully nabbed by Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Best Debut Indie Game was The Messenger, Overwatch won Best Esports Game, Cloud9 are the year's Best Esports Team and Sonic Fox who won Esports Player of the Year also won our hearts in one of the best speeches from a winner on the night -- you be you, furry Boo.
Ninja is Content Creator of the Year, the League of Legends World Championships are the Best Esports Event for the year, with the Best Esports Host going to Shockz. Best Esports Coach is Reapered and the Best Esports Moment of 2018 was the C9 come from behind win in triple overtime versus Faze.
Combat 2018 won the Best Student Game of the Year and finally, the Industry Icon Award went to Visual Concepts' Greg Thomas.
Now in its fifth year, the Game Awards has become a staple event with the awards only serving as half the night, with the other half being dominated by game announcements, new trailers and world premiers. AusGamers represented Australia as an official part of the judging panel alongside Stevivor and Press-Start in our third year taking up the honour.