Video games may not have found their Academy Awards yet, but that doesn’t stop Geoff Keighley from trying year after year to make it work. All the same, it’s good to see some of our favorite games, developers, and other related artists recognized for their contributions.
Dragon Age: Inquisition won out over Bayonetta 2, Dark Souls II, Hearthstone, and Shadow of Mordor for Game of the Year.
Here are the winners in other categories:
- Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Inquisition
- Developer of the Year: Nintendo
- Most Anticipated Game: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Best Performance: Trey Parker, South Park: The Stick of Truth
- Best Score/Composer: Destiny/Marty O’Donnell
- Best Online Experience: Destiny
- Best Mobile Game: Hearthstone
- Best Fighting Game: Smash Bros. Wii U
- Best Sports or Racing Game: Mario Kart 8
- Best Remaster: GTA V
- Best First Person Shooter: Far Cry 4
- Best Action Game: Shadow of Mordor
- Best Narrative: Valiant Hearts
- Game for Change: Valiant Hearts
- Best Indie Game: Shovel Knight
- Best eSports: Matthew ‘NaDeSHoT’ Haag
- Trending Gamer: TotalBiscuit
- Industry Icon: Roberta and Ken Williams, co-founders of Sierra Online, creators of King’s Quest
Check out the full list of nominees at the official Game Awards site.
Did the right games win? Did the wrong games take home too many awards? Are awards shows really dumb? Let us know in the comments.