Game Award Winners – Overwatch Wins Game of the Year

Game Award Winners – Overwatch Wins Game of the Year

With the conclusion of the Game Awards 2016 in Los Angeles, we saw more than 20 awards handed out to deserving studios, games, and people.  With so many large games nominated across the categories, alongside many Indie games, the award winners can truly stand out as successes.  We also saw the honoring of esports, with awards for best player, game, and team.

The big winner of the night was Overwatch, pulling in 4 awards, including best Multiplayer and Game of the Year.

Finally receiving his much deserved award, Hideo Kojima was handed the award for Industry Icon.

The full list of winners is below.

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GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Overwatch (Blizzard)

BEST GAME DIRECTION

  • Blizzard (for Overwatch)

BEST NARRATIVE

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Inside (Playdead)

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

  • Doom (id/Bethesda)

BEST PERFORMANCE

  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT

  • That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
    • This award speech came with massive emotion, as we learned the truth about the inspiration for the game.

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

  • Inside (Playdead)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD

  • Pokemon Go (Niantic)

BEST VR GAME

  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)

BEST ACTION GAME

  • Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

BEST RPG

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)

BEST FIGHTING GAME

  • Street Fighter V (Capcom)

BEST STRATEGY GAME

  • Civilization VI (Firaxis Games/2K)

BEST FAMILY GAME

  • Pokemon Go (Niantic)

BEST SPORTS/RACING

  • Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)

BEST MULTIPLAYER

  • Overwatch (Blizzard)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

TRENDING GAMER, PRESENTED BY INTEL

  • Boogie2988

BEST FAN CREATION

For fan-created content, such as MODs, fan films, and other player content.

  • Brutal Doom 64
  • Enderal: The Shards of Order

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER, PRESENTED BY OMEN BY HP

  • Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

  • Cloud 9

BEST ESPORTS GAME

  • Overwatch (Blizzard)

Matthew Monnie is a journalist for Mammoth Gamers. He has a love for gaming, playing mostly on PC and PS4, and streaming on Twitch. When he is not gaming, he can be found partaking in Dungeons and Dragons, watching sports, programming, or enjoying the outdoors

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