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On December 8, gamers around the world will have their eyes glued to the Game Awards 2023, this annual ceremony (since 2014) which allows, among other things, to elect the precious “ ;game of the year“, or GOTY. Even though the event has no official value (or even the slightest interest for some), there are still many players who go out of their way weeks before to defend their precious favorite game. With a little less than a month to go before the deadline, we now know the nominees who will compete in these 2023 Game Awards.
We know the nominees for the 2023 Game Awards.
In total, more than 30 categories will be on the program for the Game Awards 2023, but as in all award shows, some are of particular importance in the eyes of players (and publishers).
In the premier category, namely “Best game of the Year“, we find: Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Bros. Wonder and finally The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. If the presence of Resident Evil 4 is already causing a lot of talk, many are wondering about the absence of Starfield.
Some also point to an overall lack of originality , Super Mario Bros. Wonder being the only game in the category to be neither a sequel nor a remake.
In terms of “Best Soundtrack and Best Music“, we will find Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Final Fantasy XVI, Hi-Fi Rush, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. For RPG fans, the “Best Role-playing Game” of the year is among Baldur's Gate 3, Final Fantasy XVI, Lies of P, Sea of Stars and finally Starfield, of which this is the one and only nomination.
Here again, some will be surprised by the presence of Lies of P, to the detriment of “true” RPG, starting with the recent Star Ocean The Second Story R launched a few days ago or Octopath Traveler 2.
Finally, as for the “Most Anticipated Game “, it will be necessary to decide between the following games: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Hades II, Like a Dragon: Infinite Health, Star Wars Outlaws and finally Tekken 8.
Of course, let's remember that beyond its “prize giving side“, the Game Awards ceremony is also an opportunity for certain publishers/manufacturers to unveil certain upcoming games. We remember that the 2019 edition notably allowed Microsoft to formalize its new Xbox Series /p>
Full list of nominees for the Games Awards 2023
Best Game of the Year: Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Best direction: Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Wonder, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Best Storytelling: Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077 – Phantom Liberty, Final Fantasy XVI, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
Best Art Direction: Alan Wake 2, Hi-Fi Rush, Lies of P, Super Mario Wonder, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Best soundtrack and music: Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Final Fantasy XVI, Hi-Fi Rush, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Best Audio Design: Alan Wake 2, Dead Space , Hi-Fi Rush, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4
Best performance: Ben Starr (Final Fantasy XVI), Cameron Monaghan (Star Wars Jedi: Survivor), Idris Elba (Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty), Melanie Liburd (Alan Wake 2), Neil Newbon (Baldur's Gate 3), Yuri Lowenthal ( Marvel's Spider-Man 2)
Best accessibility: Diablo IV, Forza Motorsport, Hi-Fi Rush, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Mortal Kombat 1, Street Fighter 6
Best impact for a game: A Space for the Unbound, Chants of Sennaar, Goodbye Volcano High, Tchia, Terra Nil, Venba
Best follow-up< /strong>: Apex Legends, Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, Genshin Impact
Best Community Support: Baldur's Gate 3, Cyberpunk 2077, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy Man’s Sky
Best Indie Game: Cocoon, DAVE THE DIVER, Dredge, Sea of Stars, Viewfinder
Best First Game indie: Cocoon, Dredge, Pizza Tower, Venba, ViewFinder
Best mobile game: Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, Hello Kitty Island Adventure, Honkai: Star Rail, Monster Hunter Now, Terra Nil
Best VR/AR game: Gran Turismo 7, Horizon: Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil Village VR Mode, Synapse
Best action game: Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon, Dead Island 2, Ghostrunner 2 , Hi-Fi Rush, Remnant 2
Best action/adventure game: Alan Wake 2, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4, Star Wars Jedi Survivor, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Best role-playing game: Baldur's Gate 3, Final Fantasy XVI, Lies of P, Sea of Stars, Starfield
Best fighting game: God of Rock, Mortal Kombat 1, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2, Pocket Bravery, Street Fighter 6
Best family game: Disney Illusion Island, Party Animals, Pikmin 4, Sonic Superstars, Super Mario Wonder
Best sports and racing game: EA Sports FC 24, F1 23, Forza Motorsport, Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged, The Crew Motorfest
Best sim/strategy game: Advance Wars 1+2 Re- Boot Camp, Cities: Skylines 2, Company of Heroes 3, Fire Emblem Engage, Pikmin 4
Best multiplayer game: Baldur's Gate 3, Diablo IV, Party Animals, Street Fighter 6, Super Mario Wonder
Best adaptation into film or series: Castlevania Nocturne, Gran Turismo, The Last of Us, Super Mario Bros. The Movie, Twisted Metal
Most anticipated game: Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, Hades II, Like a Dragon: Infinite Health, Star Wars Outlaws, Tekken 8
Content creator of the year: Ironmouse, Peoplemakegames, Quackity, Spreen, Sypherpk
Best esports game: Counter-Strike 2, DOTA 2, League of Legends, PUBG Mobile, Valorant
Best esports athlete: Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok, Mathieu “Zywoo” Herbaut, Max “Demon1” Mazanov, Paco “Hydra” Rusiewiez, Park “Ruler” Jae-Hyuk, Phillip “Imperialhal” Dosen
Best esports team: Evil Geniuses, Fnatic, Gaimin Gladiators, JD Gaming, Team Vital* ity
Best esports coach: Christine “Potter” Chi, Danny “Zonic” Sorensen, Jordan “Gunba” Graham, Remy «Xtqzzz» Quoniam, Yoon “Man” Sung-Young
Best esports event: 2023 League of Legends World Championship, Blast TV Paris Major 2023, EVO 2023, The International DOTA 2 Championship 2023, Valorant Champions 2023
Remember that the broadcast of the Game Awards 2023 is scheduled (in France) on the night of Friday, December 8, from 1:30 a.m. and until around 5 a.m.
And what do you think of this Game Awards ceremony?