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The Game Awards Wrap-Up: The Winners, The Surprises, and More

The Game Awards Wrap-Up: The Winners, The Surprises, and More

Last night was the broadcast of the second annual The Game Awards, and we saw some of our favorite games take home well-deserved wins, learned more about existing games, and had the veil dropped on brand new titles. Just in case you missed out, we’ve got you covered on a full recap of the winners and everything that was announced during the event.

First, let’s talk about the winners. There were quite a few titles/folks nominated, but it was The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Her Story, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain that took home the most awards.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Game of the Year

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Super Mario Maker
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge
  • Her Story
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rocket League
  • Undertale

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell
  • Fallout Shelter
  • Lara Croft Go
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • Pac-Man 256

Best Narrative

  • Her Story
  • Life Is Strange
  • Tales From The Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Until Dawn

Best Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Bloodborne
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Score/Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
  • Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
  • Viva Seifert (Her Story)

Games for Change Award

  • Cibele (Nina Freeman)
  • Her Story (Sam Barlow)
  • Life Is Strange (DONTNOD Entertainment / Square Enix)
  • Sunset (Tale of Tales)
  • Undertale (tobyfox)

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Splatoon
  • Star Wars Battlefront

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Best Role Playing Game

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Best Fighting Game

  • Guilty Gear Xrd
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Rise of Incarnates
  • Rising Thunder

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • Lego Dimensions
  • Skylanders: SuperChargers
  • Splatoon
  • Super Mario Maker

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 16
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • NBA 2K16
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • Rocket League

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Rocket League
  • Splatoon

Additionally, Greg Miller took home the title of Trending Gamer, OpTic Gaming was named eSports Team of the year, Kenny “KennyS” Schrub won eSports Player of the Year, and No Man’s Sky was dubbed the Most Anticipated Game.

As for announcements, we got a new Uncharted 4 trailer (which featured a new character), got our first look at The Walking Dead: Michonne and Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. On top of that we were surprised by a couple of new game reveals including: Telltale’s Batman game (HYPE), and Rock Band VR.

Far Cry: Primal (World Premiere)

As promised, Ubisoft Montreal came prepared with the debut trailer for Far Cry: Primal. The game, which is set during the Stone Age, is an interesting step for the franchise. I, for one, can’t wait to explore the world peppered with sabertooth tigers, wolves, woolly mammoths, and other deadly beasts.

Quantum Break (World Premiere)

Back in 2013, Remedy Entertainment unveiled the Xbox-exclusive title Quantum Break, and we’ve been waiting for it ever since. With the game finally set to launch on April 5, 2016, the developer released a new trailer. Though I still don’t quite understand exactly what’s going on, graphics are looking pretty crisp.

Psychonauts 2 (World Premiere)

It’s finally happening guys! We’re getting a sequel to Psychonauts! Tim Shafer took the stage during The Game Awards to give fans the good news. Similar to Broken Age, Double Fine is utilizing crowd-funding to get the project on it’s feet. As of right now, $578,107 of the $3,000,000 goal has been raised. To find out more about the project, head on over to the Fig campaign page.

Star Citizen (World Premiere)

A new trailer for Star Citizen was also revealed, with Mark Hamill (who is in the game) on stage to promote the forthcoming title. The video falls in line with the official launch of the space simulator’s Alpha 2.0. While we don’t have an exact release date, the game is slated to launch on Windows PC and Linux in 2016.

Shadow Complex Remastered (World Premiere)

Well what do ya know. 2009’s Shadow Complex adventure-platformer is getting a remaster! While we’re waiting on a sequel, you’ll be able to pick up the the remastered version on PC free of charge. The game is also slated to hit the PS4 and Xbox One.

New DLC characters revealed for Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon came through on his promise to debut new kombatants for Mortal Kombat X. During the award show, the developer released the above trailer, showing Texas Chainsaw Massacre‘s Leatherface, and the Xenomorph from the Alien franchise in action. Other characters to be added include: Cyrax, Sektor, and Robot Smoke in the form of the new fighter Tri-Borg.

That’s it for our recap everybody. What was your favorite announcement? Do you agree with the winners? Let us know in the comments below.

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