The Game Awards 2016 Roundup

The Game Awards 2016 Roundup

Last night The Game Awards 2016 took place in Los Angeles, California and here is a rundown of all the winners, news and announcements from the show including trailers and gameplay demos.

After being absent last year, Hideo Kojima was awarded the Industry Icon award at The Game Awards and debuted a new trailer for Death Stranding which includes two familiar faces:

Award Winners

Here are the nominees and winners of each award from last night’s The Game Awards:

Game of the Year
    Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
Inside (Playdead)
Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Game Direction
    Winner: Blizzard Entertainment (for Overwatch)
EA DICE (for Battlefield 1)
id Software (for Doom)
Naughty Dog (for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End)
Respawn Entertainment (for Titanfall 2)

Best Narrative
    Winner: Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog)
    Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Inside (Playdead)
Mafia 3 (Hangar 13/2K Games)
Oxenfree (Night School Studio)

Best Art Direction
    Winner: Inside (Playdead)
    Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog)

Best Music/Sound Design
    Winner: Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
Inside (Playdead)
Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
Thumper (Drool)

Best Performance
    Winner: Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
    Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3
Cissy Jones as Delilah, Firewatch
Emily Rose as Elena, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Rich Sommer as Henry, Firewatch
Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Games for Impact
    Winner: That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)
    1979 Revolution: Black Friday (Ink Stories)
Block’hood (Plethora Project/Devolver Digital)
Orwell (Osmotic Studios/Surprise Attack)
Sea Hero Quest (Glitchers)

Best Independent Game
    Winner: Inside (Playdead)
    Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish Games)
The Witness (Thekla Inc.)

Best Mobile/Handheld
    Winner: Pokémon Go (Niantic Labs)
    Clash Royale (Supercell)
Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
Monster Hunter Generations (Capcom)
Severed (DrinkBox Studios)

Best VR Game
    Winner: Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
    Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Eve: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
Thumper (Drool)

Best Action Game
    Winner: Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)

Best Action/Adventure Game
    Winner: 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 RPG
    Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (CD Projekt Red)
    Dark Souls 3 (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard Entertainment)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

Best Fighting Game
    Winner: Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)
    Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
The King of Fighters 14 (SNK/Atlus USA)
Pokkén Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokémon Co. International)

Best Strategy Game
    Winner: Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)
Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
The Banner Saga 2 (Stoic Studio/Versus Evil)
Total War: Warhammer (The Creative Assembly/Sega)
XCOM 2 (Firaxis Games/2K Games)

Best Family Game
    Winner: Pokémon Go (Niantic Labs)
    Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Skylanders Imaginators (Toy for Bob/Activision)

Best Sports/Racing
    Winner: Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
    FIFA 17 (EA Vancouver/Electronic Arts)
MLB The Show 16 (SIE San Diego Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Multiplayer
    Winner: Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team17)
    Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Titanfall 2 (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Most Anticipated Game
    Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
    God of War (SIE Santa Monica Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
Mass Effect: Andromeda (BioWare/Electronic Arts)
Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Studios/Rockstar Games)

Trending Gamer
    Winner: Boogie2988
    AngryJoeShow
Danny O’Dwyer
JackSepticEye
Lirik

Best Esports Player
    Winner: Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
    Faker – Lee Sang-hyeok (SK Telecom T1, League of Legends)
ByuN – Hyun Woo (Starcraft 2)
Infiltrator – Lee Seon-woo (Team Razer, Street Fighter 5)
Hungrybox – Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

Best Esports Team
    Winner: Cloud 9
    SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
Wings Gaming (Dota 2)
SK Gaming
ROX Tigers (League of Legends)

Best Esports Game
    Winner: Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
    Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
Dota 2 (Valve)
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

Announcements and Trailers

Nintendo debuted a new trailer for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild showing off more of the world and atmosphere:

Also debuted at The Game Awards for The Legend of Zelda was new gameplay footage which followed Link as he tried to find the Zonai ruins:

Randy Pitchford, founder of Gearbox Software announced that Bulletstorm would be getting a remaster titled Bulletstorm: Full Clip:

Phoenix Labs, who were founded in 2014 by ex-Bioware, Riot, Blizzard and Capcom members, revealed Dauntless, a free-to-play RPG for PC:

Dishonored developer Arkane Studios premiered Prey, which is also Game Informer’s January cover:

Cliff Bleszinski showed off a new trailer and map for his upcoming PC title, Lawbreakers:

A new DLC was revealed for Shovel Knight titled Specter of Torment:

343 Industries cast a spotlight on the villain of Halo Wars 2 with a cinematic trailer:

There was an extended look at The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, Telltale’s third season of its choice-based game:

Telltale also revealed a Guardians of the Galaxy spin-off, confirming earlier leaks.

Bioware showed off a new gameplay trailer for Mass Effect Andromeda:

Those are all the winners and new trailers and announcements from The Game Awards.

What did you think of the show? What was the most exciting announcement for you?

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