The Game Awards 2023… Nominations Announced

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The Game Awards 2023

The biggest annual awards in the gaming industry, The Game Awards (TGA) 2023, are going to be held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at 4:30p PT / 7:30p ET / 12:30a GMT.  This is the tenth annual The Game Awards taking place and it will be held at the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles this year and will be live streamed on all platforms as well.

With only 23 days left for the award ceremony, the full lineup of the nominations of various categories have just been revealed on the official website. The categories include Game Direction, Narrative, Art Direction, Audio Design, Performance, Innovation in Accessibility, the most-awaited Game of the Year prize and many others.

Geoff Keighley, Executive Producer and Host of The Game Awards, came live on November 13, 2023, from the Peacock Theater, LA, to announce the nominations for TGA 2023 in more than 30 categories, including the most-awaited, Game of the Year 2023.

Here’s the full list of nominees for The Game Awards 2023:

Best Performance:

  • Ben Starr, Final Fantasy XVI
  • Cameron Monaghan, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Idris Elba, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Melanie Liburd, Alan Wake 2
  • Neil Newbon, Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Yuri Lowenthal, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Best Ongoing Game:

  • Apex Legends
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Multiplayer:

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Diablo IV
  • Party Animals
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Best Art Direction:

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Lies of P
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Score and Music:

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Audio Design:

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Dead Space
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4

Best Adaptation:

  • Castlevania: Nocturne
  • Gran Turismo
  • The Last of Us
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Twisted Metal

Best Narrative:

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Games for Impact:

  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Chants of Senaar
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Tchia
  • Terra Nil
  • Venba

Best Independent Game:

  • Cocoon
  • Dave the Diver
  • Dredge
  • Sea of Stars
  • Viewfinder

Best Community Support:

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Debut Indie Game:

  • Cocoon
  • Dredge
  • Pizza Tower
  • Venba
  • Viewfinder

Best Mobile Game:

  • Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Monster Hunter Now
  • Terra Nil

Best VR / AR:

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon: Call of the Mountain
  • Humanity
  • Resident Evil Village VR Mode
  • Synapse

Content Creator of the Year:

  • Ironmouse
  • People Make Games
  • Quackity
  • Spreen
  • Sypherpk

Most Anticipated Game:

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  • Hades II
  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
  • Star Wars Outlaws
  • Tekken 8

Best Action Game:

  • Armored Core VI
  • Dead Island 2
  • Ghostrunner 2
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Remnant 2

Best Action / Adventure:

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best RPG:

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Lies of P
  • Sea of Stars
  • Starfield

Best Fighting:

  • God of Rock
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2
  • Pocket Bravery
  • Street Fighter 6

Innovation In Accessibility:

  • Diablo IV
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Street Fighter 6

Best Family:

  • Disney Illusion Island
  • Party Animals
  • Pikmin 4
  • Sonic Superstars
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Best Sim / Strategy:

  • Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-Boot Camp
  • Cities: Skylines II
  • Company of Heroes 3
  • Fire Emblem Engage
  • Pikmin 4

Best Sports / Racing:

  • EA Sports FC 24
  • F1 23
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged
  • The Crew Motorfest

Best Esports Game:

  • Counter-Strike 2
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Valorant

Best Esports Athlete:

  • Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok
  • Mathieu “Zywoo” Herbaut
  • Max “Demon1” Mazanov
  • Paco “Hydra” Rusiewiez
  • Park “Ruler” Jae-Hyuk
  • Phillip “Imperialhal” Dosen

Best Esports Team:

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • JD Gaming
  • Team Vitality

Best Esports Coach:

  • Christine “Potter” Chi
  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen
  • Jordan “Gunba” Graham
  • Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam
  • Yoon “Homme” Sung-Young

Best Esports Event:

  • 2023 League of Legends World Championship
  • Blast.TV Paris Major 2023
  • Evo 2023
  • The International Dota 2 Championships 2023
  • Valorant Championships 2023

Best Game Direction:

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

We also have the most awaited award, Game of the Year, which is the biggest award in gaming and is given to the video game which has the best experience, from creative and technical aspects. The nominations announced for the Game of the Year 2023 are:

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Watch the live stream for Global Nominations Announcement

2023 has been a big year for the e-sports and gaming industry with so many great games being launched and played around the world. Keigley mentions in the livestream that in TGA 2023, new game announcements from around the world will be shared as well.

In TGA, the winners are finalized based on 90% jury voting and 10% public voting. Fans worldwide can vote for their picks against the nominations on the official website. Fans voting from China can do so on Bilibili, WeChat and other platforms (check the official website for more information).

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  • Abida Muqeem

    Abida may not be a gaming or tech guru, but always down for a nerdy convo! She's played games like FIFA, Mortal Combat, PUB-G and is a sucker for story-mode games. Currently dreaming of Hogwarts Legacy which she will finish right after she purchases a PS5 with the money from this writing gig.

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