The Game Awards 2015 Winners List: The Witcher 3 Beats Fallout 4 for GOTY

By | 11 months ago 

Appearing first at the Spike Video Game Awards, the Geof Keighley produced video game accolades show has taken on many different iterations. Now it exists as an online streaming only live event dubbed simply The Game Awards, and without any of the “riff raff,” the hope is that the winners will all be fitting releases.

This year, competition was plenty heated between a handful of games, many of which were years in the making. Fallout 4 was the clear favorite to win any and every award heading into the end of 2015, but games like The Witcher 3 and Metal Gear Solid 5 were not going to go out quietly.

And in the end, it wasn’t Bethesda and Fallout 4, but rather CD Projekt Red and The Witcher 3 that came away the big winners. The ambitious RPG experience clearly took the judges by storm and was rewarded handsomely as a result.

Here is the full list of winners:

Game of the Year:

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
  • Super Mario Maker
  • *The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt*

Developer of the Year:

  • Bethesda Game Studios
  • *CD Projekt Red*
  • From Software
  • Kojima Productions
  • Nintendo

Best Independent Game

  • Axiom Verge
  • Her Story
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • *Rocket League*
  • Undertale

Best Mobile/Handheld Game

  • Downwell
  • Fallout Shelter
  • *Lara Croft Go*
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate
  • Pac-Man 256

Best Narrative

  • *Her Story*
  • Life is Strange
  • Tales from the Borderlands
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Until Dawn

Best Art Direction

  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Bloodborne
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
  • *Ori and the Blind Forest*
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Soundtrack

  • Fallout 4
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • *Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain*
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch as Chloe Price in Life is Strange
  • Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft in Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Doug Cockle as Geralt in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Mark Hamill as The Joker in Batman: Arkham Knight
  • *Viva Seifert in Her Story*

Games for Change

  • Cibele
  • Her Story
  • *Life is Strange*
  • Sunset
  • Undertale

Best Shooter

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Splatoon
  • Star Wars Battlefront

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Syndicate
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • *Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain*
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Bloodborne
  • Fallout 4
  • Pillars of Eternity
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Undertale

Best Fighting Game

  • Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-
  • *Mortal Kombat X*
  • Rise of Incarnates
  • Rising Thunder

Best Family Game

  • Disney Infinity 3.0
  • LEGO Dimensions
  • Skylanders SuperChargers
  • Splatoon
  • *Super Mario Maker*

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 16
  • Forza Motorsport 6
  • NBA 2K16
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
  • *Rocket League*

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny: The Taken King
  • Halo 5: Guardians
  • Rocket League
  • *Splatoon*

Most Anticipated Game

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • *No Man’s Sky*
  • Quantum Break
  • The Last Guardian
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

eSports Player of the Year

  • *Kenny “KennyS” Schrub*
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
  • Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer
  • Peter “ppd” Dager
  • Syed Sumail “Suma1l” Hassan

eSports Team of the Year

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • *Optic Gaming*
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team SoloMid

eSports Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • *Counter-Strike: Global Offensive*
  • Dota 2
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • League of Legends

Trending Gamer

  • Total Biscuit
  • Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
  • *Greg Miller*
  • Markiplier
  • PewDiePie

Best Fan Creation

  • GTA 5 – Targets
  • Real GTA
  • *Portal Stories: Mel*
  • Super Mario Maker e-Reader Levels
  • Twitch Plays Dark Souls

Say what you will about the event itself, but The Game Awards (and the VGAs before it) continues to prove that the video game awards show can honor a diverse selection of titles. More importantly, it’s hard to argue with the jury’s selections considering the quality of releases this year.