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The Game Awards 2023 Nominees Revealed: Baldur's Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 Lead with Eight Nominations


The Game Awards 2023 Nominees Revealed: Baldur's Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 Lead with Eight Nominations
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The Game Awards 2023 nominees have been announced, with Baldur's Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 leading the pack with eight nominations each. Spider-Man 2 comes in second with seven nods. Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom are among the finalists for Game of the Year.


A total of 31 prizes are up for grabs, and the winners will be selected by a jury vote that includes VGC (90%), and public fan voting (10%). On Thursday, December 7, the awards event will be livestreamed from the Peacock Theatre in Los Angeles.


The event last year was a spectacular spectacle, with musical performances, celebrity guests, game reveals, and more. Notable announcements included Death Stranding 2 by Hideo Kojima and Judas by Ken Levine. Exciting new titles were also revealed, including Hades 2, a Bayonetta prequel, and Armoured Core 6: Fires of Rubicon. Final Fantasy 16, Diablo 4, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League have all been given release dates. The notable winners of the awards presentation were Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarök.


The Game Awards 2023 Nominees


Game of the Year

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)

  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)


Best Game Direction

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2(Insomniac Games/SIE)

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)


Best Narrative

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (CD Projekt Red)

  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)


Best Art Direction

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)

  • Lies of P (Round8 Studio/Neowiz Games)

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)


Best Score and Music

  • Alan Wake 2, Composer Petri Alanko (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

  • Baldur’s Gate 3, Composer Borislav Slavov (Larian Studios)

  • Final Fantasy XVI, Composer Masayoshi Soken (Square Enix)

  • Hi-Fi Rush, Audio Director Shuichi Kobori (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Composed by Nintendo Sound Team (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)


Best Audio Design

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

  • Dead Space (Motive Studio/EA)

  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)

  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)

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


Innovation in Accessibility

  • Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)

  • Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)

  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)

  • Mortal Kombat 1 (NetherRealm Studios/WB Games)

  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

Games for Impact

  • A Space for the Unbound (Mojiken Studio/Toge Productions/Chorus)

  • Chants of Sennaar (Rundisc/Focus Entertainment)

  • Goodbye Volcano High (KO_OP)

  • Tchia (Awaceb/Kepler Interactive)

  • Terra Nil (Free Lives/Devolver Digital/Netflix)

  • Venba (Visai Games)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment/EA)

  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)

  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)

  • Fortnite (Epic Games)

  • Genshin Impact (HoYoverse)

Best Community Support

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)

  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)

  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Best Independent Game

  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)

  • Dave the Diver (MINTROCKET)

  • Dredge (Black Salt Games/Team 17)

  • Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio)

  • Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)

  • Dredge (Black Salt Games/Team 17)

  • Pizza Tower (Tour de Pizza)

  • Venba (Visai Games)

  • Viewfinder (Sad Owl Studios/Thunderful Publishing)

Best Mobile Game

  • Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis (Applibot/Square Enix)

  • Honkai: Star Rail (HoYoverse)

  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure (Sunblink Entertainment)

  • Monster Hunter Now (Niantic/Capcom)

  • Terra Nil (Free Lives/Devolver/Netflix)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital/SIE)

  • Humanity (tha LTD/Enhance Games)

  • Horizon Call of the Mountain (Guerrilla Games/Firesprite/SIE)

  • Resident Evil Village VR Mode (Capcom)

  • Synapse (nDreams)

Best Action Game

  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

  • Dead Island 2 (Dambuster Studios/Deep Silver)

  • Ghostrunner 2 (One More Level/505 Games)

  • Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)

  • Remnant 2 (Gunfire Games/Gearbox Publishing)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (Insomniac Games/SIE)

  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)

  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (Respawn Entertainment/EA)

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best RPG

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)

  • Lies of P (Round8 Studio/Neowiz Games)

  • Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio)

  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

Best Fighting Game

  • God of Rock (Modus Studios Brazil/Modus Games)

  • Mortal Kombat 1 (NetherRealm Studios/WB Games)

  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2 (Ludosity/Fair Play Labs/GameMill Entertainment)

  • Pocket Bravery (Statera Studio/PQube)

  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

Best Family Game

  • Disney Illusion Island (Dlala Studios/Disney)

  • Party Animals (Recreate Games)

  • Pikmin 4 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

  • Sonic Superstars (Arzest/Sonic Team/Sega)

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best Sim/Strategy Game

  • Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp (WayForward/Nintendo)

  • Cities: Skylines II (Colossal Order/Paradox Interactive)

  • Company of Heroes 3 (Relic Entertainment/Sega)

  • Fire Emblem Engage (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)

  • Pikmin 4 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best Sports/Racing

  • EA Sports FC 24 (EA Vancouver/EA Romania/EA Sports)

  • F1 23 (Codemasters/EA Sports)

  • Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)

  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged (Milestone)

  • The Crew Motorfest (Ubisoft Ivory Tower/Ubisoft)

Best Multiplayer

  • Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

  • Diablo IV (Blizzard Entertainment)

  • Party Animals (Recreate Games)

  • Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best Adaptation

  • Castlevania: Nocturne (Powerhouse Animation/Netflix)

  • Gran Turismo (PlayStation Productions/Sony Pictures)

  • The Last of Us (PlayStation Productions/HBO)

  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie (Illumination/Nintendo/Universal Pictures)

  • Twisted Metal (PlayStation Productions/Peacock)

Most Anticipated Game

  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Square Enix)

  • Hades II (Supergiant Games)

  • Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth (Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio/Sega)

  • Star Wars Outlaws (Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft)

  • Tekken 8 (Bandai Namco/Arika)

Content Creator of the Year

  • IronMouse

  • PeopleMakeGames

  • Quackity

  • Spreen

  • SypherPK

  • Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike 2 (Valve)

  • Dota 2 (Valve)

  • League of Legends (Riot Games)

  • PUBG Mobile (LightSpeed Studios/Tencent Games)

  • Valorant (Riot Games)

Best Esports Athlete

  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends)

  • Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut (CS:GO)

  • Max “Demon1” Mazanov (Valorant)

  • Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez (Call of Duty)

  • Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (League of Legends)

  • Phillip ”ImperialHal” Dosen (Apex Legends)

Best Esports Team

  • Evil Geniuses (Valorant)

  • Fnatic (Valorant)

  • Gaimin Gladiators (Dota 2)

  • JD Gaming (League of Legends)

  • Team Vitality (Counter-Strike)

Best Esports Coach

  • Christine “potter” Chi (Evil Geniuses – Valorant)

  • Danny “zonic” Sorensen (Team Falcons – Counter-Strike)

  • Jordan “Gunba” Graham (Florida Mayhem – Overwatch)

  • Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam (Team Vitality – Counter-Strike)

  • Yoon “Homme” Sung-young (JD Gaming – League of Legends)

Best Esports Event

  • 2023 League of Legends World Championship

  • Blast.tv Paris Major 2023

  • EVO 2023

  • The International Dota 2 Championships 2023

  • VALORANT Champions 2023

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