Nominees for the annual Game Awards were released this week. The show, which airs excluviely online, including VR, will take place Dec. 1 at 8:30 p.m. EST. There are lots of categories and lots of nominees, but in addition to all of that,  Hideo Kojima will receive an Industry Icon Award. Here’s the full list of game categories. There are other categories like eSports listed on the site.

Game of the Year:

Best Studio/Game Direction

  • Blizzard
  • DICE
  • iD Software
  • Naughty Dog
  • Respawn

Best Narrative

Best Art Direction

  • Abzu
  • Firewatch
  • Inside
  • Overwatch
  • Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End

Best Music/Sound Design

Best Performance

  • Alex Hernandez, Mafia III
  • Cissy Jones, Firewatch
  • Emily Rose, Uncharted 4: a Thiefs End
  • Nolan North, Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End
  • Rich Sommer, Firewatch
  • Troy Baker, Uncharted 4: a Thief’s End

Games for Impact

Best Indie Game

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

Best VR Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR
  • Eve Valkyireé
  • Job Simulator
  • Rez Infinite
  • Thumper

Best Action Game

Best Action Adventure Game

Best Roleplaying Game

Best Fighting Game

Best Family Game

Best Strategy Game

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 17
  • Forza Horizon 3
  • MLB The Show 16
  • NBA 2K17
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Battlefield 1
  • Gears of War 4
  • Overcooked
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Titanfall 2




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Nicole has been playing games her entire life. Now that she's a mom, she's passionate about promoting games as a healthy pastime to other parents around the globe. She has been an editor at IGN, where she launched and hosted the Girlfight podcast. In her spare time (which is not very much, honestly) she enjoys gaming, reading, and writing fiction. Most of the time she’s a mom to a crazy, intelligent, and exhausting little girl.