Deathloop
by on Nov 17, 2021

Deathloop and Psychonauts 2 lead nominations for The Game Awards 2021

The nominations have been announced for this year’s The Game Awards, with Arkane’s Deathloop a front runner up for eight awards.

The time-twisting adventure will be vying for the win in the Best Action Game, Best Performance, Best Audio Design, Best Score and Music, Best Narrative and Best Game Direction categories. On top of that, it’s also gunning for Best Art Direction and the big prize of Game of the Year.

However, it’s not the only game with multiple nods. Double Fine’s Psychonauts 2 is also up for five awards, including Best Narrative and that Game of the Year trophy. In addition, Game Awards favourite Josef Fares might be on stage once more to collect multiple gongs on behalf of his studio. It Takes Two is up for Best Multiplayer and Best Family as well as four other nominations at The Game Awards.

The awards themselves are voted on by a mixture of public votes and an appointed jury, and you can cast your vote right now on the official website. The ceremony itself takes place on December 9, 2021 live from the Microsoft Theatre in downtown LA.

Check out the full list of nominations for The Game Awards 2021 down below.

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village 

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 

Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends 
  • Call of Duty: Warzone 
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online 
  • Fortnite 
  • Genshin Impact 

Best Indie

  • 12 Minutes 
  • Death’s Door 
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits 
  • Inscryption 
  • Loop Hero 

Best Debut Indie

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits 
  • Sable 
  • The Artful Escape 
  • The Forgotten City 
  • Valheim 

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2 

Best Art Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape 

Best Score and Music

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape 

Best Audio Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal 

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo, Far Cry 6
  • Jason E. Kelley as Colt Vahn, Deathloop
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake, Deathloop

Games for Impact

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • No Longer Home 

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends 
  • Destiny 2 
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online 
  • Fortnite 
  • No Man’s Sky 

Best Mobile Game, presented by Verizon

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • MARVEL Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite 

Best VR/AR

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best Action

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

Best Action/Adventure

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village 

Best Role Playing

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise 

Best Fighting

  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear: Strive
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown 

Best Family

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Together! 

Best Sports/Racing

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Riders Republic

Best Sim/Strategy

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator 

Best Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two
  • Knockout City
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim 

Most Anticipated, Presented by Prime Gaming

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield 

Innovation in Accessibility, Presented by Chevrolet

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown 

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream
  • Fuslie
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • TheGrefg

Best Esports Game, Presented by Grubhub

  • Call of Duty
  • CS:GO
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant 

Best Esports Athlete

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr
  • Heo “ShowMaker” Su
  • Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

Best Esports Team

  • Atlanta FaZe (CoD)
  • DWG KIA (LoL)
  • Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
  • Sentinels (Valorant)
  • Team Spirit (DOTA 2)

Best Esports Coach

  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “ENGH” Sholokhov
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

Best Esports Event

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
  • The International 2021
  • Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters

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Owen P
Owen P
4 days ago

Happy for Psychonauts 2 for sure.

Deathloop

on PC, PlayStation 5

Release Date:

14 September 2021