The Game Awards held its annual bash last night in the US, once again hosted by Geoff Keighley, with this marking his fifth year. You may remember they used to be called the Spike Video Game Awards, and at best were pretty cringey. Not so much anymore, fortunately.

This year's event was pretty decent; we even got Phil Spencer, Shawn Layden, and Reggie Fils-Aime on stage together saying lovely things about the games industry. Ah, the bromance. 

Sony Santa Monica Studio had reason to break out the party hats though, as God of War walked away with the gong for Game of the Year. It faced some pretty stiff competition, mind, including Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Red Dead Redemption 2 (which picked up multiple awards, including Best Narrative), Spider-Man, Monster Hunter: World, and Celeste. 

That's just the tip of the iceberg though, as there were plenty of other winners throughout the night. Check them out below, with the winners in bold.

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 II
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best Art Direction

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Return of the Obra Dinn

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption II 

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Moss
  • The Messenger 
  • Yoku’s Island Express

Best ESports Game

  • CSGO
  • DOTA2
  • Fortnite
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch 

Best ESports Player

  • Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
  • Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi
  • Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Sung-hygeon “JJoNak” Bang

Best ESports Team

  • Astralis
  • Cloud9 
  • Fnatic
  • London Spitfire
  • OG

Best ESports Coach

  • Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu 
  • Christian “ppasarel” Banaseanu
  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen
  • Dylan Falco
  • Jakob “YamatoCannon” Mebdi
  • Janko “YNk” Paunovic

Best ESports Event

  • ELAGUE Major: Boston 2018
  • EVO 2018
  • League of Legends World Championship 
  • Overwatch League Grand Finals
  • The International 2018

Best Esports Host

  • Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • Alex “Machine” Richardson
  • Anders Blume
  • Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Paul “RedEye” Chaloner

Best Esports Moment

  • C9 comeback win in triple OT vs FAZE - WINNER
  • G2 beating RNG
  • KT vs IG Base Race
  • OG’s massive upset of LGD
  • SonicFox side switch against Go1 in DBZ

Best Family Game

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

Best Fighting Game

  • BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • Soul Caliber VI
  • Street Fighter V Arcade Edition

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War 
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption II

Best Independent Game 

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

Best Mobile Game

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

Best Multiplayer Game

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

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption II 

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite 
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Overwatch
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

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 II - WINNER
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel’s Spider-Man

Best Role Playing Game

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • God of War 
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Best Score/Music

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption II 

Best Sports/Racing Game

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

Best Strategy Game

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

Best Student Game

  • Combat 2018 
  • Dash Quasar
  • JERA
  • LIFF
  • RE: Charge

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dr. Lupo
  • Myth
  • Ninja 
  • Pokimane
  • Willyrex

Games for Impact

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

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • God of War 
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Red Dead Redemption II
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