Baldur’s Gate 3, Alan Wake 2 lead The Game Awards 2023 nominations

Here’s who could take home some hardware at The Game Awards 2023.

The Game Awards 2023

The biggest celebration of gaming is here, and we know who’s invited. The Game Awards 2023, hosted by Geoff Keighley, just announced the nominees for this year’s ceremony.

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The show will take place at the Peacock Theater on December 7. Tickets are available for purchase to go to the show in person. You can expect to see loads of announcements, famous stars, and, of course, awards. 

Leading the race this year are both Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2, each getting eight nominations. Nintendo walks away with 15 nominations, in terms of companies, while PlayStation garners 13. All of the Game of the Year nominees are sequels or entries in an existing series. Over 100 different games are nominated and there are 31 categories, just like last year.

As promised, here is the full list of nominees for The Game Awards 2023 in all their glory:

Game of the Year

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Alan Wake 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Best Game Direction

  • Larian Studios – Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Nintendo – Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Nintendo – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Remedy – Alan Wake 2
  • Insomniac Games – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends 
  • Fortnite 
  • Cyberpunk 2077 
  • Final Fantasy XIV 
  • Genshin Impact 

Best Narrative

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Alan Wake 2
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Best Art Direction

  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Alan Wake 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Lies of P
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder

Best Score/Music

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Alan Wake 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Hi-Fi Rush

Best Audio Design

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Dead Space

Best Performance

  • Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield – Final Fantasy XVI
  • Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker/Spider-Man – Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis – Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson – Alan Wake 2
  • Neil Newbon as Astarion – Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Idris Elba as Solomon Reed – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

Best Community Support

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • No Man’s Sky

Games for Impact

  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Tchia
  • Terra Nil
  • Venba

Best Independent Game

  • Sea of Stars
  • Dredge
  • Viewfinder
  • Dave The Diver
  • Cocoon

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Venba
  • Dredge
  • Viewfinder
  • Pizza Tower
  • Cocoon

Best Mobile Game

  • Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis
  • Hello Kitty Island Adventure
  • Terra Nil
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Monster Hunter Now

Best VR/AR Game

  • Horizon: Call of the Mountain
  • Humanity
  • Synapse
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Resident Evil Village VR Mode

Best Action Game

  • Dead Island 2
  • Ghostrunner 2
  • Armored Core 6: Fires of Rubicon
  • Remnant 2
  • Hi-Fi Rush

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Lies of P
  • Starfield
  • Sea of Stars

Best Fighting Game

  • Street Fighter VI
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Battle 2
  • God of Rock
  • Pocket Bravery

Best Family Game

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Pikmin 4
  • Disney Illusion Island
  • Party Animals
  • Sonic Superstars

Best Simulation/Strategy Game

  • Company of Heroes 3
  • Cities Skylines II
  • Advanced Wars 1&2: ReBoot Camp
  • Fire Emblem Engage
  • Pikmin 4

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Forza Motorsport 
  • Disney Speedstorm
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Supercharged
  • EA Sports FC 24
  • F1 23

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • Diablo IV
  • Street Fighter VI
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Party Animals

Content Creator of the Year

  • Iron Mouse
  • PeopleMakeGames
  • Quackity
  • Spreen
  • SypherPK

Best in Accessibility

  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Diablo 4
  • Forza Motorsport
  • Street Fighter VI
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Hi-Fi Rush

Best Adaptation

  • Castlevania: Nocturne
  • The Last of Us
  • The Super Mario Bros. Movie
  • Twisted Metal
  • Gran Turismo

Most Anticipated Game

  • Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth
  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  • Star Wars Outlaws
  • Tekken 8
  • Hades II

Best Esports Game 

  • Counter-Strike 2 
  • DOTA 2 
  • League of Legends 
  • PUBG Mobile
  • VALORANT 

Best Esports Athlete

  • Mathieu “Zywoo” Herbaut (CS:GO)
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (LOL
  • Max “Demon1” Mazanov (Valorant)
  • Paco “Hydra” Rusiewiez (Call of Duty)
  • Park “Ruler” Jae-hyuk (LOL)
  • Phillip “Imperialhal” Dosen (Apex Legends)

Best Esports Team

  • Evil Geniuses
  • Fnatic
  • Gaimin Gladiators
  • JD Gaming
  • Team Vitality

Best Esports Coach 

  • Christine “Potter” Cie
  • Danny “Zonic” Sorensen
  • Jordan “Gunba” Graham
  • Remy “XTQZZZ” Quoniam
  • Yoon “Homme” Sung-Young

Best Esports Event

  • EVO 2023
  • 2023 League of Legends World Championship  
  • Blast.TV Paris Major 2023
  • The International DOTA 2 Championships 2023
  • VALORANT Champions 2023 
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