The Game Awards 2021 GOTY nominations and 29 more categories revealed

Earlier today on Twitch and YouTube, host and producer Geoff Keighley unveiled the nominations for The Game Awards 2021 Game of the Year. The nominations for the other categories were also announced under this stream for categories like Best Running Game, Best Art Direction, Best Story and more.

This year marks the 8th anniversary of The Game Awards, and it’s the first time since 2019 that the show takes place live at the Microsoft Theater. Last year, the show was a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, there were few memories as Keighley wasted no time getting into the nominations. You can see the full list of The Game Awards 2021 categories and nominees below:

Best performance

  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen (Life is Strange: True Colors)
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo (Far Cry 6)
  • Jason Kelley as Colt Vahn (Deathloop)
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
  • The Gospel According to Julianna Blake (Deathloop)

Best multiplayerr

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Knockout City
  • It takes two
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New world
  • Valheim

Best ongoing game

  • Apex Legends
  • Final Fantasy XIV online
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin impact
  • Call of Duty: Warzone

Best Art Direction

  • The artful escape
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: The Bridge of the Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Best score and music

  • The artful escape
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Kidney Replicant Ver.1.22474487139

Best sound design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Return

Innovation in accessibility

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Play for Impact

  • For your eyes
  • Girlfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory: A colorful tale
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • No longer at home

Best indie game

  • 12 minutes
  • The door of death
  • Encryption
  • Kena: The Bridge of the Spirits
  • Death Loop

Best mobile game

  • Fantastic
  • Genshin impact
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Fate 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV online
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Best debut indie game

  • The artful escape
  • The forgotten city
  • Kena: The Bridge of the Spirits
  • Sobel
  • Valheim

Best VR / AR game

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Snipe Elite VR

Content creator of the year

  • Dream
  • Fuslie
  • gallere
  • Ibai
  • Grefg

Best action game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Return

Best action / adventure game

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best RPG

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Occur

Best fighting game

  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu No Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear -Strive-
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Fight
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

Most awaited games

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon forbidden west
  • The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield

Best family game

  • It takes two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • The Pokemon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • Warioware: Get It Together

Best sim / strategy game

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Mankind
  • Encryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best sports / racing game

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Hot Wheel unleashed
  • Equestrian Republic

Best esports game

  • Call of Duty
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • League of legends
  • Appreciate

Best Esports Athlete

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr
  • Gray “Showmaker” Su
  • Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
  • Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev
  • Tyson “Tenz” Ngo

Best Esports team

  • Atlanta Faze (Call of Duty)
  • DWG KIA (League of Legends)
  • Born to Win (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Sentinels (Valortant)
  • Team Spirit (DOTA 2)

Best sports coach

  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov
  • Andrii “B1ad3” HorodenskyI
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Kim “Kkoma” Jeong-Gyun

Best sporting event

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

Best story

  • Deathloop
  • It takes two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Best game direction

  • Deathloop
  • It takes two
  • Return
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Game of the Year 2021

  • Deathloop
  • It takes two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Game Awards 2021 will be streamed live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California on December 9th.

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