The Game Awards 2019: Winners and World Premieres

Posted by | December 13, 2019 | News, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch, Video, Xbox One | No Comments

The annual The Game Awards gets better and better each year, with developer-focused awards, world premiere trailers for huge games, and live music performances. The Game Awards 2019 aired December 12, 2019, featuring game luminaries like Hideo Kojima and Reggie Fils-Aime, trailers for Bravely Default 2, The Wolf Among Us 2, and Godfall, and a first look at the Xbox Series X console coming Holiday 2020.

The world premiere trailers are the real excitement during The Game Awards, but first the actual awards, as determined by gaming industry developers and publishers. We’ve listed the biggest categories below. See here for the full list of nominees and awards.

Game of the Year

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – WINNER

Control
Death Stranding
Resident Evil 2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Outer Worlds

Action Game

Devil May Cry 5 – WINNER

Apex Legends
Astral Chain
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Gears 5
Metro: Exodus

Action/Adventure Game

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – WINNER

Borderlands 3
Control
Death Stranding
Resident Evil 2
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Art Direction

Control – WINNER

Death Stranding
Gris
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Audio Design

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – WINNER

Control
Death Stranding
Gears 5
Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Community Support

Destiny 2 – WINNER

Apex Legends
Final Fantasy XIV
Fortnite
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

ESports Game of the Year

League of Legends – WINNER

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
DOTA2
Fortnite
Overwatch

Family Game

Luigi’s Mansion 3 – WINNER

Ring Fit Adventure
Super Mario Maker 2
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Yoshi’s Crafted World

Fighting Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate – WINNER

Dead or Alive 6
Jump Force
Mortal Kombat 11
Samurai Shodown

Fresh Indie Game

ZA/UM (Disco Elysium)- WINNER

Nomada Studio (Gris)
Deadtoast Entertainment (My Friend Pedro)
Mobius Digital (Outer Wilds)
Mega Crit (Slay the Spire)
House House (Untitled Goose Game)

Game Direction

Death Stranding – WINNER

Control
Resident Evil 2
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Outer Wilds

Games for Impact

Gris – WINNER

Concrete Genie
Kind Words
Life is Strange 2
Sea of Solitude

Independent Game

Disco Elysium – WINNER

Baba is You
Katana Zero
Outer Wilds
Untitled Goose Game

Mobile Game

Call of Duty: Mobile – WINNER

Grindstone
Sayonara Wild Hearts
Sky: Children of the Light
What the Golf?

Multiplayer Game

Apex Legends – WINNER

Borderlands 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Tetris 99
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2

Narrative

Disco Elysium – WINNER

A Plague Tale: Innocence
Control
Death Stranding
The Outer Worlds

Ongoing Game

Fortnite – WINNER

Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Final Fantasy XIV
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Role-Playing Game

Disco Elysium – WINNER

Final Fantasy XIV
Kingdom Hearts 3
Monster Hunter: World Iceborne
The Outer Worlds

Strategy Game

Fire Emblem: Three Houses – WINNER

Age of Wonders: Planetfall
Anno 1800
Total War: Three Kingdoms
Tropico 6
Wargroove

A number of first-time reveals and trailers premiered during The Game Awards 2019. We’ve organized the biggest news below.

Xbox Series X + Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2

Microsoft officially unveiled the name and appearance of their next-gen console, the Xbox Series X. We also got a glimpse of in-game footage of a newly announced sequel running on the new console with Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2.

Godfall

Destiny with swords! Gearbox is publishing this new fantasy co-op looter-shooter from Counterplay Games. It’s coming to PlayStation 5 (!) and the Epic Games Store on PC in Holiday 2020.

Bravely Default 2

The next game in the Bravely Default JRPG series was announced during the show. The series first came to the US in 2014 on Nintendo 3DS, followed by a direct sequel in 2016. It’s coming to Switch in 2020.

Dark Alliance

Dark Alliance is a co-op Action-RPG, and spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, featuring the characters from the Forgotten Realms novels in the Dungeons & Dragons universe.

Magic: Legends

Magic: Legends is an MMORPG set within the world of Magic: The Gathering, and developed by Cryptic Studios, makers of the Neverwinter MMORPG. Beta testing is set to begin in 2020.

The Wolf Among Us 2

Telltale infamously shut down last year, but it’s since been semi-resurrected under new management. The newly announced sequel brings back the directors, writer, and voice actors from the original series, based on the Fables comic books.

Fast & Furious Crossroads

Fast and Furious stars Michelle Rodriguez and Vin Diesel took to the stage to announce an official video game entry in the long-running action series. The racing-action game will feature Dom, Letty, and Tyrese Gibson’s Roman in an all-new story. It’s releasing in May 2020 (PS4, PC, XBO) alongside the next installment of the Fast and Furious film franchise.

Weird West

From the creators of Dishonored and Prey come an ambitious indie RPG and immersive sim set in the Old West, with a bunch of supernatural shenanigans.

Eric Watson

About Eric Watson

Eric has been writing for over five years with bylines in Dicebreaker, Pixelkin, Polygon, PC Gamer and Tabletop Gaming magazine, covering movies, TV shows, video games, tabletop games and tech. He reviews and live streams D&D adventures every week on YouTube. He also makes a mean tuna quesadilla.