Second Annual SXSW Gaming Awards Winners Revealed, Dragon Age: Inquisition Takes Top Prize as Game of the Year

Though most organizations and award groups have wrapped up their nominations and cleaned up with 2014, a few outlets and organizations are still taking their time to look back and award the best achievements of gaming in 2014, with this past weekend’s SXSW Festival hosting their annual Gaming Awards to honor the best games of 2014.

Following the festival this past weekend, the full list of winners from the SXSW Gaming Awards’ second annual awards ceremony has been revealed with a number of the year’s most acclaimed and best-selling titles cracking into the list, including top prizes for Dragon Age: Inquisition taking the title of Game of the Year, while Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor took the most awards of the night with three wins in Excellence in Gameplay, Animation, and Design and Direction.

The full list of winners from the second annual SXSW Gaming Awards is below:

  • Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Mobile Game of the Year: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Table Top Game of the Year: Star Realms
  • Excellence in Gameplay: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Excellence in Art: Child of Light
  • Excellence in Animation: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Excellence in Technical Achievement: Destiny
  • Excellence in Visual Achievement: Far Cry 4
  • Excellence in Narrative: The Wolf Among Us
  • Excellence in Design and Direction: Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Excellence in SFX: Alien: Isolation
  • Excellence in Musical Score: Transistor
  • Excellence in Multiplayer: Super Smash Bros. Wii U
  • Excellence in Convergence: South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Most Valuable Character: Ellie, The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • Most Valuable eSports Team: Cloud9
  • Most Valuable Online Channel: Rooster Teeth
  • Most Valuable Add-On Content: The Last of Us: Left Behind
  • Most Anticipated Crowdfunded Game: Star Citizen
  • Matthew Crump Cultural Innovation Award: This War of Mine
  • Gamer’s Voice Award: Speedrunners
Ryan Meitzler

Ryan is the Editor-in-Chief at DualShockers and has been a lover of games as long as he can remember. He holds a BA in English and Cinema and lives in New York City.

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