Baldur’s Gate 3 wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2023

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Baldur's Gate 3 The Game Awards win

The curtain has closed on another year of The Game Awards, with Baldur’s Gate 3 taking home the top prize – Game of the Year – at The Game Awards 2023.

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For the biggest names of the night, a few took home a bevy of awards. Baldur’s Gate 3 led the charge with 6 trophies, while Alan Wake 2 took home a solid 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom picked up a surprising single trophy.

For a game as tough as this year has been for the actual industry and developers, the games were at least pretty good. Hopefully, the developers who took home some hardware tonight can feel accomplished for all they managed to make this year.

Here are all the winners from The Game Awards 2023, listed in bold, alongside the other nominated titles.

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 6
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 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 
  • The Crew Motorfest
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged
  • 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 

Player’s Voice

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
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