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These are the nominees for The Game Awards 2021

Andy Vilchez
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These are the nominees for The Game Awards 2021 – Games – WebMediums
The Game Awards 2021.

On December 10, The Game Awards will be held, the award that rewards the best games of the year. This recognition is the most important in this regard and has 29 categories.

The categories include practically all kinds of current games.

These are the nominees for The Game Awards 2021 – Games – WebMediums
The Game Awads.

In total there are 107 nominees for the awards that include people, teams, events and of course, video games. For this edition, there are two companies that stand out for the number of nominations they have. We are talking about Xbox Games and Bethesda, both have 20 nominations among the different categories, positioning themselves as the most popular.

Full list of nominees

These are the nominees for The Game Awards 2021 – Games – WebMediums
Nominees The Game Awards.

Next, we will tell you who are all the nominees for these awards.

Best Game of the Year Award (GOTY)

This is the most important category of the entire event and the best game of the year is chosen. The nominees are:

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / EA)
  • Metroid Dread (Mercury Steam / Nintendo)
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart (Insomniac Games / SIE)
  • Resident Evil 8: Village (Capcom)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Director Award

In this category, the games with the best direction throughout the year are awarded.

  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart (Insomniac Games / SIE)
  • Returnal (Housemarque / SIE)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / EA)

Constantly evolving best game award

This award is aimed at those online games that keep evolving and innovating constantly. The nominees are:

  • Call of Duty: Warzone (Infinity Ward / Raven / Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Apex Legends (Respawn / EA)
  • Genshin Impact (MiHoYo)
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online (Square Enix)

Best Indie Game of the Year Award

This award goes to the best indie (independent) game of the year, a category that has been quite competitive in recent years.

  • Death's Door (Acid Nerve / Devolver Digital)
  • Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games / Devolver Digital)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • 12 Minutes (Luis Antonio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Loop Hero (Four Quarters / Devolver Digital)

Best Indie Debut Award

The best indie debutants will also receive a price in this edition of The Game Awards 2021.

  • Sable (Shedworks / Raw Fury)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • The Forgotten City (Modern Storyteller / Dear Villagers)
  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna)
  • Valheim (Iron Gate / Coffee Stain)

Award for the game with the best narrative

A game is not only a beautiful design and good game mechanics, the narrative is also very important. That is why this nomination and special recognition is also made.

  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine / SQUARE ENIX)
  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal / SQUARE ENIX)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / EA)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Art Direction

The artistic section is also very important and the game that stands out in this regard is rewarded.

  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine / Xbox Game Studios)
  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur / Annapurna)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart (Insomniac Games / SIE)

Award for the best soundtrack and music

What would a video game be without the soundtrack? In this category, the game with the best soundtrack of the year is awarded. And these are the nominees:

  • NieR Replicant ver. 1.22474487139 (Keiichi Okabe)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (Marcin Przybylowicz, Piotr T. Adamczyk)
  • Deathloop (Tom Jumps)
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Richard Jacques)
  • The Artful Escape (Johnny Galvatron & Josh Abrahams)

Best sound design award

This award goes to the game with the best sound effects of the whole year and the nominees are:

  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)
  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)
  • Returnal (Housemarque / SIE)
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart (Insomniac Games / SIE)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)

Best Performance Award

The best performer of the year will also win an award. Here are the following nominees:

  • Giancarlo Esposito (Anton Castillo, Far Cry 6)
  • Jason E. Kelley (Colt Vahn, Deathloop)
  • Erika Mori (Alex Chen, Life is Strange: True Colors)
  • Ozioma Akagha (Julianna Blake, Deathloop)
  • Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village)

Award for the game with the most community support

The video game with the most support from the community will also receive an award on this occasion.

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online (SQUARE ENIX)
  • No Man's Sky (Hello Games)
  • Apex Legends (Respawn / EA)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)

Best impact game award

  • Greg Lobanow, Alexis dean-Jones, Lena Raine, Madeline Berger, A Shell in the Pit / FinjiChicory (Chicory)
  • Deck Nine / SQUARE ENIX (Life is Strange: True Colors)
  • Kitfox Games (Boyfriend Dungeon)
  • GoodbyeWorld Games / Skybound Games (Before Your Eyes)

Best mobile game award

Mobile games are becoming increasingly important, so it is normal that the best game in this category is chosen. Meet the nominees on this list:

  • MARVEL Future Revolution (Netmarble)
  • Genshin Impact (MiHoYo)
  • Fantasian (Mistwalker)
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift (Riot Games)
  • Pokémon Unite (TiMi Studios / The Pokémon Company)

Best VR / AR Game Award

The best virtual reality game of the year is also going to be awarded at The Game Awards 2021.

  • I Expect You To Die 2 (Schell Games)
  • Lone Echo II (Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios)
  • Sniper Elite VR (Coatsink / Just Add Water / Rebellion Developments)
  • Hitman 3 (IO Interactive)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Armature Studio / Capcom / Oculus Studios)

Best Action Game Award

  • Back 4 Blood (Turtle Rock / WB Games)
  • Far Cry 6 (Ubisoft Toronto / Ubisoft)
  • Returnal (Housemarque / SIE)
  • Chivalry II (Torn Banner Studios / Tripwire Interactive)
  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)

Best Action / Adventure Game Award

  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Resident Evil Village (Capcom)
  • Ratchet & Clank: A Dimension Apart (Insomniac Games / SIE)
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Eidos Montreal / SQUARE ENIX)
  • Metroid Dread (Mercury Steam / Nintendo)

Best role-playing game award

  • Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
  • Shin Megami Tensei V (Atlus / Sega)
  • Scarlet Nexus (Bandai Namco)
  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
  • Tales of Arise (Bandai Namco)

Best fighting game award

  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl (Ludosity / Fair Play Labs / GameMill)
  • Guilty Gear -Strive- (Arc System Works)
  • Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles (CyberConnect2 / Sega)
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown (Sega)
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina (French-Bread / Delightworks)

Award for the best sport or career game

  • Hot Wheels Unleashed (Milestone)
  • F1 2021 (Codemasters / EA Sports)
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Playground Games / Xbox Game Studios)
  • FIFA 22 (EA Vancouver / EA Sports)
  • Riders Republic (Ubisoft Annecy / Ubisoft)

Award for the best simulation or strategy game

  • Humankind (Amplitude Studios / Sega)
  • Age of Empires IV (Relic Entertainment / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Inscryption (Daniel Mullins Games / Devolver)
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination (Rebellion Developments)
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Asobo Studio / Xbox Game Studios)

Best family game award

  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (Nintendo)
  • It Takes Two (Hazelight Studios / EA)
  • New Pokémon Snap (Bandai Namco / The Pokémon Company / Nintendo)
  • WarioWare: Get It Together! (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Mario Party Superstars (NDcube / Nintendo)

Best Multiplayer Game Award

  • Knockout City (Velan Studios / EA)
  • New World (Amazon Games)
  • Monster Hunter Rise (Capcom)
  • Valheim (Iron Gate Studio / Coffee Stain)
  • Back 4 Blood (Turtle Rock / WB Games)

Most Anticipated Game Award

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
  • Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda)

Best esport game award

  • Call of Duty (Activision)
  • DOTA2 (Valve)
  • Counter-Strike: GO (Valve)
  • Valorant (Riot Games)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)

Best esport athlete award

  • Chris "Simp" Lehr
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
  • Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov
  • Heo "ShowMaker" Su
  • Atlanta FaZe (COD)
  • Tyson "TenZ" Ngo
  • Natus Vincere (CS: GO)
  • Team Spirit (DOTA2)
  • DWG KIA (LOL)
  • Sentinels (Valorant)

Best esport coach award

  • Airat "Silent" Gaziev
  • Andrii "B1ad3" Horodenskyi
  • Andrey "ENGH" Sholokhov
  • Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun
  • James "Crowder" Crowder

Award for the best Sport event of the year

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters
  • The International 2021

Best Content Creator of the Year Award

  • Dream
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • Fuslie
  • TheGrefg

This was the list of all the nominees for The Game Awards for this 2021, probably in this list are some of your favorite games of this year. In addition, you will be able to find some interesting games.

How to vote for your favorites?

These are the nominees for The Game Awards 2021 – Games – WebMediums
Vta at The Game Awards 2021.

If you are interested in voting for your favorite games for this edition of The Game Awards, you can do it in a really simple way. You just have to access the official website of The Game Awards and register.

Once you are registered, you will be able to vote, and vote in all categories or simply choose the category that interests you the most.

Once you have cast your vote, just wait until the day of the event to find out which were the winners.

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