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Nominees Revealed for The Game Awards

| 16 Nov 2016 21:11

The nominees for The Game Awards 2016 were announced today.

The 2016 Game Awards nominees were revealed today, with Doom, Inside, Overwatch, Titanfall 2, and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End up for the top honor of Game of the Year. Uncharted 4 has the most nominations, with eight total nods, while Inside and Overwatch each have five and Doom and Titanfall 2 are each nominated for four. Other games with impressive nomination numbers include Firewatch at five and Battlefield 1 for four.

To be able to be considered, games have to have a release date on or before November 24, 2016 - so the list includes games from later in 2015, and excludes games set to release after November 24.

The winners will be announced at The Game Awards 2016 on December 1 at 9PM ET.

You can check out the full list of nominees below.

GAME OF THE YEAR

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

BEST GAME DIRECTION

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

Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Inside (Playdead)
Mafia 3 (Hangar 13/2K Games)
Oxenfree (Night School Studio)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST ART DIRECTION

Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
Firewatch (Campo Santo)
Inside (Playdead)
Overwatch (Blizzard Entertainment)
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

Battlefield 1 (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)
Doom (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)
Inside (Playdead)
Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)
Thumper (Drool)

BEST PERFORMANCE

Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay, Mafia 3
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 Sommer as Henry, Firewatch
Troy Baker as Sam Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

GAMES FOR IMPACT

1979 Revolution: Black Friday (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 (Thekla Inc.)

BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD

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

BEST VR GAME

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

BEST ACTION GAME

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

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 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/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
World of Warcraft: Legion (Blizzard Entertainment)
Xenoblade Chronicles X (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

BEST FIGHTING GAME

Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
The King of Fighters 14 (SNK/Atlus USA)
Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Co. International)
Street Fighter 5 (Capcom)

BEST STRATEGY GAME

Sid Meier's 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

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

BEST SPORTS/RACING

FIFA 17 (EA Vancouver/Electronic Arts)
Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
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

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

MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

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)
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

TRENDING GAMER

AngryJoeShow
Boogie2988
Danny O'Dwyer
JackSepticEye
Lirik

BEST FAN CREATION

Project A2MR
Pokemon Uranium
Brutal Doom 64
Enderal: The Shards of Order

BEST ESPORTS PLAYER

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 5)
Hungrybox - Juan Debiedma (Team Liquid, Super Smash Bros.)

BEST ESPORTS TEAM

SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends)
Wings Gaming (Dota 2)
SK Gaming
ROX Tigers (League of Legends)
Cloud 9

BEST ESPORTS GAME

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

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