The Game Awards 2021 takes place tomorrow, check out the nominations, guests, and more


Briefly: The annual Sport Awards takes place tomorrow (December 9) at 5 pm PST, the place we’ll discover out what video games are honored as one of the best the final 12 months needed to provide. There will even be a number of shock unveilings on the evening, a few of which host Jeff Keighley has promised will likely be epic. Right here’s the way to watch the proceedings, what titles are nominated, and the company which might be set to look.

After switching to a digital occasion final yr, the Sport Awards is again with an in-person viewers on the Microsoft Theater. It’s one of the broadly streamed reveals globally, showing on a mess of platforms that embrace YouTube (beneath), Twitch, Fb, TikTok, and Twitter. Most streams begin half an hour earlier than the occasion begins.

We’re used to seeing huge reveals at The Sport Awards, and this yr Keighley has in contrast them to the Elden Ring reveal at June’s Summer time Video games Fest. “Oh, God, there are most likely 4 or 5 issues of that degree. I can’t wait to point out individuals these items,” he stated.

Keighley added that a minimum of 40 – 50 video games will likely be included within the present in “a way or one other,” which can doubtless embrace loads of titles coming to Sport Move for PC on day one.

There will likely be some particular visitor appearances on the evening. The Mandalorian’s Giancarlo Esposito, who seems as Antón Castillo in Far Cry 6, and Ming-Na Wen will likely be there alongside Shang-Chi’s Simu Liu and plenty of others.

As for the video games up for awards, Deathloop leads the pack with eight nominations, whereas It Takes Two and Psychonauts 2 have 5—all video games on our Greatest PC Video games (try to be taking part in) characteristic. The PS5-exclusive Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside has six.

It’s not simple to choose potential winners, however Deathloop being a critics’ favourite means it’ll doubtless herald loads of awards. Curiously, Cyberpunk 2077 is up for one of the best role-playing recreation. It will be fairly the turnaround in fortunes if it received—CD Projekt Pink’s title earned a ‘Very Optimistic’ current opinions score on Steam in November after one of the disastrous launches in reminiscence final December.

Full checklist of nominations:

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside
  • Resident Evil Village

BEST GAME DIRECTION

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside

BEST NARRATIVE

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Unusual: True Colours
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

BEST ART DIRECTION

  • The Suave Escape
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside

BEST SCORE AND MUSIC

  • The Suave Escape
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139

BEST AUDIO DESIGN

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

BEST PERFORMANCE

  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen (Life is Unusual: True Colours)
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo (Far Cry 6)
  • Jason Kelley as Colt Vahn (Deathloop)
  • Maggie Robertson as Girl Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake (Deathloop)

GAMES FOR IMPACT

  • Earlier than Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory: A Colourful Story
  • Life is Unusual: True Colours
  • No Longer Residence

BEST ONGOING

  • Apex Legends
  • Remaining Fantasy XIV On-line
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Influence
  • Name of Obligation: Warzone

BEST INDIE

  • 12 Minutes
  • Loss of life’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

BEST MOBILE GAME

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Influence
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Pokémon Unite

BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • Apex Legends
  • Future 2
  • Remaining Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

BEST VR/AR

  • Hitman 3
  • I Count on You to Die 2
  • Lone Echo 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

BEST ACTION GAME

  • Again 4 Blood
  • Chivalry 2
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside
  • Resident Evil Village

BEST ROLE PLAYING

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5
  • Tales of Come up

BEST FIGHTING

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Responsible Gear -Try-
  • Melty Blood: Kind Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown

BEST FAMILY

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Social gathering Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Tremendous Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Collectively!

BEST SIM / STRATEGY

  • Age of Empires 4
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

BEST SPORTS / RACING

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Scorching Wheels Unleashed
  • Riders Republic

BEST MULTIPLAYER

  • Again 4 Blood
  • Knockout Metropolis
  • It Takes Two
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR

  • DREAM
  • fuslie
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • Grefg

BEST DEBUT INDIE

  • The Suave Escape
  • The Forgotten Metropolis
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Sable
  • Valheim

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

  • Elden Ring
  • God of Warfare Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield

BEST ESPORTS GAMES

  • Name of Obligation
  • Counter-Strike: International Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

BEST ESPORTS ATHLETE

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr
  • Heo “ShowMaker” Su
  • Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

  • Atlanta FaZe (Name of Obligation)
  • DWG KIA (League of Legends)
  • Natus Vincere (Counter-Strike: International Offensive)
  • Sentinels (Valorant)
  • Crew Spirit (DOTA 2)

BEST ESPORTS COACH

  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

BEST ESPORTS EVENT

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Main Stockholm 2021
  • The Worldwide 2021
  • PUBG Cellular International Championship 2020
  • VALORANT Champions Tour: Stage 2 Grasp



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