If you’re like me and weren’t able to stay awake for the Game Awards because of Time Zone or you simple just had other things to take care of, you probably missed the Game Awards. Well, don’t worry, here’s the highlight of the show in a nutshell…

Let’s start with the awards.

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization 6 (Firaxis Games/2K Games) *Winner
  • 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 Studio/Game Direction

  • Blizzard (Overwatch) *Winner
  • DICE (Battlefield 1)
  • id Software (Doom)
  • Naughty Dog (Uncharted 4)
  • Respawn (Titanfall 2)

Best Narrative

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

Best Art Direction

  • Inside (Playdead) *Winner
  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)

Best Music/Sound Design

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

Best Performance

  • Nolan North as Nathan Drake (Uncharted 4) *Winner
  • Alex Hernandez as Lincoln Clay (Mafia 3)
  • Cissy Jones as Delilah (Firewatch)
  • Emily Rose as Elena (Uncharted 4)
  • Rich Summer as Henry (Firewatch)
  • Tory Baker as Sam Drake (Uncharted 4)

Games for Impact Award

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

Best Independent Game

  • Inside (Playdead) *Winner
  • Firewatch (Campo Santo)
  • Hyper Light Drifter (Heart Machine)
  • Stardew Valley (ConcernedApe/Chucklefish)
  • The Witness (Thekla)

Best Mobile/Handheld

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

Best VR Game

  • Rez Infinite (Enhance Games) *Winner
  • Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady/Warner Bros.)
  • EVE: Valkyrie (CCP Games)
  • Job Simulator (Owlchemy Labs)
  • Thumper (Drool)

Best Action Game

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

Best Sports / Racing Game

  • Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft) *Winner
  • FIFA 17 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
  • MLB The Show 2016 (SIE San Diego Studio/Sony)
  • NBA 2K17 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Action/Adventure Game

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

Best RPG

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

Best Fighting Game

  • Street Fighter 5 (Capcom) *Winner
  • Killer Instinct Season 3 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft)
  • The King of Fighters XIV (SNK/Atlus USA)
  • Pokken Tournament (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Company)

Best Family Game

  • Pokemon Go (Niantic) *Winner
  • Dragon Quest Builders (Square Enix)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Fusion/Warner Bros.)
  • Ratchet & Clank (Insomniac Games/Sony)
  • Skylanders: Imaginators (Toys for Bob/Activision)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Overwatch (Blizzard) *Winner
  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft)
  • Overcooked (Ghost Town Games/Team17)
  • Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Most Anticipated Game

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

Game of the Year

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

Next up are all the trailers that were released during the show. My favorite one was the Death Stranding trailer, it just looked amazing.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – Life in the Ruins

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Mass Effect Andromeda – Official Gameplay Trailer

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Halo Wars Definitive Edition Trailer

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Official Dead Rising 4 Launch Trailer

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Prey: The Game Awards 2016 Trailer

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Dauntless – Official Reveal Trailer ( The Game Awards 2016)

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Death Stranding Trailer #2 – The Game Awards 2016

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Warframe – Game Awards Trailer

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