The Game Awards 2016 Winners List

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Host Geoff Keighley presents The Game Awards 2016 live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Find out which games took home the top prizes!

Serving as the closest thing video games have to the Oscars or the Emmys, The Game Awards 2016 took place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. And while this year’s event had plenty of bells and whistles to boast about – like its 4K resolution support and the option to watch the entire thing in virtual reality – the focus was still on video games, game developers, and fans.

The competition for The Game Awards 2016 was fierce. Five excellent games all vied for the coveted Game of the Year prize, including big budget blockbusters like Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End from Naughty Dog as well as the small indie game Inside, both of which earned near-universal praise when they released earlier in the year. Other titles, like the DOOM rebootOverwatch, and Titanfall 2 were also in contention.

Besides Game of the Year, various games were nominated in other categories as well, including Best Narrative, Best VR Game, Best Action Game, and more. Beyond games, voice actors, game development studios, popular gamer personalities, and eSports teams were also recognized at The Game Awards 2016.

From Game of the Year to Best eSports Game, here are all the winners from The Game Awards 2016:

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • *Overwatch (Blizzard)*
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/Electronic Arts)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST GAME DIRECTION

  • *Blizzard (for Overwatch)*
  • DICE (for Battlefield 1)
  • id Software (for DOOM)
  • Naughty Dog (for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
  • Respawn (for Titanfall 2)

BEST NARRATIVE

  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Mafia III (Hangar 13/2K)
  • Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
  • *Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)*

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • *Inside (Playdead)*
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)

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BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • *DOOM (id/Bethesda)*
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
  • Thumper (Drool)

BEST PERFORMANCE

  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia III
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
  • Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • *Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End*
  • Rich Summer as Henry, Firewatch
  • Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

GAMES FOR IMPACT

  • 1979 Revolution (iNK Stories)
  • Block’hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)
  • Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)
  • Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)
  • *That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)*

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • *Inside (Playdead)*
  • Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games)
  • The Witness (Thelka, Inc.)

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BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD

  • Clash Royale (Supercell)
  • Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
  • Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
  • *Pokemon Go (Niantic)*
  • Severed (DrinkBox Studios)

BEST VR GAME

  • Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/WBIE)
  • EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
  • Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
  • *Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)*
  • Thumper (Drool)

BEST ACTION GAME

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • *DOOM (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)*
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

  • *Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)*
  • Hitman (IO Interactive/Square-Enix)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Gaming Reboots Ratchet and Clank

BEST RPG

  • Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square-Enix)
  • *The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)*
  • World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

BEST FIGHTING GAME

  • Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • King of Fighters XIV (SNK/Atlus USA)
  • Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Co.)
  • *Street Fighter V (Capcom)*

BEST STRATEGY GAME

  • *Civilization VI (Firaxis Games/2K)*
  • Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
  • The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
  • Total War: Warhammer (Creative Assembly/Sega)
  • XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K)

BEST FAMILY GAME

  • Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/WBIE)
  • *Pokemon Go (Niantic)*
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Skylanders: Imaginators (Toy for Bob/Activision)

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BEST SPORTS/RACING

  • FIFA 17 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
  • *Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)*
  • MLB The Show 16 (SCE San Diego Studio/SIE)
  • NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

BEST MULTIPLAYER

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
  • Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)
  • *Overwatch (Blizzard)*
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

  • God of War (Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (Bioware/EA)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • *The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)*

TRENDING GAMER, PRESENTED BY INTEL

  • AngryJoeShow
  • *Boogie2988*
  • Danny O’Dwyer
  • JackSepticEye
  • Lirik

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BEST FAN CREATION

  • Brutal Doom 64
  • Enderal: The Shards of Order

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER, PRESENTED BY OMEN BY HP

  • Faker – Lee Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
  • *Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)*
  • ByuN –Hyun Woo (Starcraft 2)
  • Infiltrator – Lee Seeon-woo (Team Razer, Street Fighter V)
  • Hungrybox – Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

  • SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
  • Wings Gaming (DOTA2)
  • SK Gaming
  • ROX Tigers (League of Legends)
  • *Cloud 9*

BEST ESPORTS GAME

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • DOTA2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • *Overwatch (Blizzard)*
  • Street Fighter V (Capcom)

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With its world premiere reveals and the excitement of seeing Overwatch take home Game of the Year, it’s hard to deny that The Game Awards 2016 was a success. 2017 will feature many high profile games itself, including the likes of Resident Evil VIISouth Park: The Fractured But Whole, and more that can potentially be named Game of the Year, so next year’s event should be plenty exciting as well.