Gamescom Awards Nominees Announced: Star Wars Battlefront on Top, Final Fantasy XV and More Follow

on August 3, 2015 3:56 AM

Today the foundation Digitale Spielekultur, that runs the Gamescom Awards every year, announced the nominees for this year’s competition with a press release.

The awards organization received 174 entries for the competition and the expert panel selected from among them the nominee in seventeen different categories.

On top of those categories, there will also be one voted by the public, atly named “Public Award.” Voting will start on August 3rd via the official Gamescom app. The awards ceremony for all categories will be held on August 7th at 6:00 PM CEST, on the “Let’s play meets Gamescom” stage, in Hall 10.1.

But without further ado, let’s check out the nominees, dominated by Star Wars Battlefront with four nods, followed by Final Fantasy XV, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Skylanders SuperChargers, Guitar Hero Live, Anno 2205 and Super Mario Maker with three.

Best Console Game Sony Playstation
•       Final Fantasy XV
•       Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
•       Star Wars Battlefront
•       Uncharted 4
•       Unravel

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox
•       Final Fantasy XV
•       Halo 5: Guardians
•       Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
•       Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
•       Tom Clancy’s The Division

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii
•       LEGO Marvel Avengers
•       Skylanders SuperChargers
•       Super Mario Maker
•       Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best PC Game
•       Anno 2205
•       Call of Duty – Black Ops 3
•       Dark Souls 3
•       Mad Max
•       Star Wars Battlefront

Best Mobile Game (incl. Handheld, iOS, Android, Windows)
•       The Airbender
•       The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
•       Torchlight Mobile

Best Role Playing Game
•       Dark Souls 3
•       Dragon Quest Heroes
•       Final Fantasy XV
•       Tom Clancy’s The Division
•       Xenoblade Chronicles X

Best Racing Game
•       Forza Motorsport 6
•       Need for Speed
•       Skylanders SuperChargers

Best Action Game
•       Mad Max
•       Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
•       Star Wars Battlefront
•       Uncharted 4
•       Until Dawn

Best Simulation Game
•       Anno 2205
•       Forza Motorsport 6
•       Grand Ages: Medieval

Best Sports Game
•       FIFA 16
•       Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash
•       PES 2016

Best Family Game
•       Guitar Hero Live
•       LEGO Dimensions
•       Dragon Quest Heroes
•       Skylanders SuperChargers
•       Super Mario Maker

Best Strategy Game
•       Anno 2205
•       Crookz – The Big Heist
•       Unravel

Best Social / Casual / Online Game
•       Guitar Hero Live
•       Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2
•       Super Mario Maker

Best Online Multiplayer Game
•       Battleborn
•       Call of Duty – Black Ops 3
•       Halo 5: Guardians
•       Star Wars Battlefront
•       Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Best Hardware (incl. Peripheral)
•       Guitar Hero Live
•       HTC Vive
•       Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

The winner for the overall “Best of Gamescom” category will also be announced on August 7th.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.