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The Game Awards 2018 Nominees Revealed

posted on 2018-11-13 22:55 EST by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Monster Hunter: World nominated for Game of the Year

The Game Awards announced its list of 2018 nominees on Tuesday. The nominees include Capcom's Monster Hunter: World, Sony Santa Monica and Sony Interactive Entertainment's God of War, and Insomniac Games and Sony Interactive Entertainment's Marvel's Spider-Man as nominees for Game of the Year. Other nominees from Japanese game franchises, or developed or published by Japanese companies or their overseas subsidiaries, include:

  • Best Game Direction: Detroit Become Human (Quantic Dream/SIE), God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Marvel's Spider Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Best Narrative: Detroit Become Human (Quantic Dream/SIE), God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (Dotnod Entertainment/Square Enix), Marvel's Spider Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Best Art Direction: God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Octopath Traveler (Square Enix/Acquire/Nintendo)
  • Best Score/Music: God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Marvel's Spider Man (Insomniac Games/SIE), Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5, Bandai Namco Entertainment), Octopath Traveler (Square Enix/Acquire/Nintendo)
  • Best Audio Design: God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Marvel's Spider Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Games for Impact: 11-11 Memories Retold (Digixart/Aardman Animations/Bandai Namco Entertainment), Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (Dotnod Entertainment/Square Enix), The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories (White Owls/Arc System Works)
  • Best VR/AR Game: ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio/SIE), Tetris Effect (Resonair/Enhance, Inc.)
  • Best Action Game: Mega Man 11 (Capcom)
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Marvel's Spider Man (Insomniac Games/SIE), Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Eidos Montreal/Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix)
  • Best Role Playing Game: Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix), Monster Hunter: World (Capcom), Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5, Bandai Namco Entertainment), Octopath Traveler (Square Enix/Acquire/Nintendo)
  • Best Fighting Game: BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle (Arc System Works), Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works/Bandai Namco Entertainment), Soul Calibur VI (Bandai Namco Studios/Bandai Namco Entertainment), Street Fighter V Arcade (Dimps/Capcom),
  • Best Family Game: Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo), Nintendo Labo (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo), Super Mario Party (NDcube/Nintendo)
  • Best Strategy Game: Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Sega)
  • Best Sports/Racing Game: Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo), Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES Productions/Konami)
  • Best Multiplayer: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)

The awards ceremony will be held on December 6 at 8:30 p.m. EST.

Last year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won the categories of Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, and Best Action/Adventure Game. NieR: Automata won Best Score/Music, Persona 5 won Best Role Playing Game, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard won Best VR/AR Game, and Super Mario Odyssey won Best Family Game. Monster Hunter: World, received the award for Most Anticipated Game.

Source: The Game Awards 2018 via Siliconera


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