Discover the games nominated for the 2021 Game Awards

Deathloop, Resident Evil and Metroid are the biggest bets for the best game of the year. See competitors

The 2021 Game Awards (hosted by Geoff Keighley) airs December 9 live at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. We already know that the face-to-face event will feature a significant number of new and upcoming titles, but celebrating 2021's hottest games remains at the heart of the show. Today, we know the nominees for each category, which you can vote for right now in the official website do Game Awards.

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Nominees for The Game Awards 2021

Game of the year

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

best game direction

Best narrative

Best Art Direction

  • The Artful Escape
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clanl: Rift Apart

Best soundtrack and music

best sound design

Best performance

  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen – Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo – Far Cry 6
  • Jason E. Kelley as Colt Vahn – Deathloop
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu – resident evil Town
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake – Deathloop
  • The characters of Giancarlo Esposito and Anthony Gonzalez in a scene from Far Cry 6

Games for impact

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • In the Longer Home

best game still

Best independent game

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death's Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Incryption
  • Loop hero

best mobile game

Better community support

Innovation in accessibility

Best AR/VR game

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo 2
  • resident evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best Action Game

Best action adventure game

Best RPG

Best fighting game

  • Demon Slayer – Kimetsu No Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty gear strive
  • Melty Blood – Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

best family game

best strategy game

  • Age of Empires 4
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • humankind
  • Incryption
  • Best Sports/Racing
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best multiplayer

Best Independent Game Debut

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Sand
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Forgotten City
  • Valheim

most awaited game

Best content creator

  • Dream
  • fuslie
  • gauls
  • Ibai
  • TheGrefg

Best eSports game

Best eSports Athlete

  • Chris “Sim” Lehr
  • Pig “ShowMaker” Su
  • Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
  • Tyson "TenZ" Ngo

Best eSports team

Best eSports coach

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

Best eSports event

  • 2021 league of legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
  • The International 2021
  • Valuing Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters

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