The Game Awards 2018: All the Big Announcements and Winners

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The Game Awards had an incredible show this year that celebrated an equally incredible year of games. There were a ton of new games and content updates announced, including new footage of Psychonauts 2, a new game from the creators of Bastion, Mortal Combat 11, and a new Dragon Age! You can find a list of all the show’s winners below, as well as all the world premiere trailers that made their debut.

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Award Categories

  • Game Of The Year – God of War
  • Best Ongoing Game – Fortnite
  • Best Game Direction – God of War
  • Best Narrative – Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Art Direction – Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Best Score/Music – Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Audio Design – Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Performance – Roger Clark – Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Independent Game – Celeste
  • Best Mobile Game – Florence
  • Best VR/AR Game – Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  • Best Action Game – Dead Cells
  • Best Action/Adventure Game – God of War
  • Best Role Playing Game – Monster Hunter: World
  • Best Fighting Game – Dragon Ball Fighterz
  • Best Family Game – Overcooked 2
  • Best Strategy Game – Into the Breach
  • Best Sports/Racing Game – Forza Horizon 4
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Fortnite
  • Best Student Game – Combat 2018 (Tankarok)
  • Best Debut Indie Game – The Messenger

Esports Awards

  • Best Esports Game – Overwatch
  • Best Esports Player – Dominique “SonicFox” McLean
  • Best Esports Team – Cloud9
  • Best Esports Coach – Bok “Reapered” Han-gyu
  • Best Esports Event – League of Legends World Championship
  • Best Esports Host – Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere
  • Best Esports Moment – C9 comeback win in triple OT vs FAZE

Other Awards

  • Games For Impact – Celeste
  • Content creator of the year – Ninja
  • Industry Icon – Greg Thomas

Game Announcements

This years Game Awards featured more game announcements than ever before! You can see the full breakdown of announcements and trailers below.

  • Journey to the Savage Planet — a new game by Typhoon Studios launching in 2019!

  • The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe Edition is coming to both consoles and PC with new content!

  • Among Trees is a new vibrant survival sandbox coming to Steam Early Access in 2019!

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was a surprise announcement this year! It’s coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch and is being developed by Team Ninja.

  • Rocket League is getting a new Car Park DLC, bringing the McLaren 570s!

  • Far Cry: New Dawn is releasing February 15th, and returns to an apocalyptic Hope County following the events of Far Cry 5!

  • Hades was a surprise announcement from the talented people at Supergiant Games, and is available to play right now in early access on the new Epic Store. It appears to be a rogue-lite game combining the game play of Bastion and Transistor, two previous Supergiant titles.

  • Scavengers is a new survival game that you can sign up to test here!


  • Dead by Daylight is getting dedicated servers and new chapter called Darkness Among Us.

  • Anthem got a new story trailer and releases on February 22!

  • Crash Team Racing is back in remastered form with CTR: Nitro Fueled! It will release on June 21, 2019!

  • The Outer Worlds is brand new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian and the original creators of Fallout!

  • Dauntless coming to Xbox, PS4, and the Epic Games Store.

  • The Last Campfire is a gorgeous looking new adventure game from Hello Games!

  • PUBG announced a new snow map coming to the game!

  • ATLAS is a new first-person pirate adventure MMO from the creators of ARK, arriving on Steam Early Access on December 13 and Xbox game preview program next year.


  • Bioware dropped a teaser for the next entry in the Dragon Age franchise, which will somehow involve Solas following the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Mark Darrah, who is executive producer on this game, had a bit more to say on the official BioWare Blog!

  • The Pathless is a new game from the creators of ABZÛ, with players controlling an archer and their eagle.

  • Stranger Things: The Video Game got an announcement trailer.


  • Mortal Combat 11 was another surprise announcement! It launches April 23 and there is a community reveal event on January 17!

  • Fans got a first look at gameplay from Psychonauts 2!


  • Fortnite dropped a new trailer for “The Block” which has spontaneously appeared on the battle royal map. The Block will feature community creations from the newly announced Creative mode for everyone to see!

  • Rage 2 got a new trailer and is releasing on May 14!


  • Finally, Nintendo surprised everyone by announcing that Joker from Persona 5 will be appearing as a new character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate as DLC. Each DLC will provide a new character that has never been in the series before, paired with a new stage to fight on and music!