Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War Lead Nominees List for The Game Awards 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 and God of War Lead Nominees List for The Game Awards 2018

Geoff Keighley has announced the nominees for The Game Awards 2018 through a YouTube video premiere, you can see them here.

Geoff Keighley’s annual event The Game Awards will be making a grand return this December, with more world exclusives than ever before. Keighley is hyping up the event dramatically, and we’re expecting to see a lot of titles announced during the presentation. Today, the nominees for the award ceremony were revealed in a YouTube livestream prior to its broadcast in December.

“With our biggest lineup yet in terms of new game announcements, it’s going to be a very exciting night filled with surprises and celebration.” Keighley said in a Twitter post earlier this week.

The Game Awards premieres on December 6, 2018 at 8:30 PM ET / 5:30 PM PT. You can vote for who you want to win through DMing The Game Awards on Twitter, visiting their site, messaging them on Facebook Messenger, through their Discord Server or even through Amazon Echo and Google Home.

“Leading the pack with 8 nominations each, Sony Santa Monica’s God of War and Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 are both nominated for Game of the Year, alongside four other titles: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft, 4 nominations); the independent Celeste from Matt Makes Games (4 nominations); Marvel’s Spider-Man (7 nominations), Monster Hunter: World from Capcom (3 nominations).”

The nominees for The Game Awards 2018 can be viewed below.

GAME OF THE YEAR

Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

BEST ACTION GAME

For the best game in the action genre focused on combat.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Dead Cells
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Far Cry 5
  • Mega Man 11

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

  • Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.

  • Dragon Quest XI
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Ni no Kuni II
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire

BEST ONGOING GAME

Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.

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

BEST GAME DIRECTION

Awarded to a game studio for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.

  • A Way Out
  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST NARRATIVE

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

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

BEST ART DIRECTION

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

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

BEST MULTIPLAYER GAME

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre.

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

BEST SCORE/MUSIC

For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.

  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom
  • Octopath Traveler
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST AUDIO DESIGN

Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

BEST PERFORMANCE

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.

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

GAMES FOR IMPACT

For a thought provoking game with a profound pro-social meaning or message.

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

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

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

BEST MOBILE GAME

For the best game playable on a dedicated mobile device.

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

BEST VR/AR GAME

For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.

  • ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission
  • Beat Saber
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Moss
  • Tetris Effect

BEST FIGHTING GAME

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.