The Game Awards 2018: All the Big Announcements and Winners

The Game Awards had an incredible show this year that celebrated an equally incredible year of games. There were a ton of new games and content updates announced, including new footage of Psychonauts 2, a new game from the creators of Bastion, Mortal Combat 11, and a new Dragon Age! You can find a list of all the show's winners below, as well as all the world premiere trailers that made their debut.


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Award Categories

  • Game Of The Year - God of War
  • Best Ongoing Game - Fortnite
  • Best Game Direction - God of War
  • Best Narrative - Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Art Direction - Return of the Obra Dinn
  • Best Score/Music - Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Audio Design - Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Performance - Roger Clark - Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Best Independent Game - Celeste
  • Best Mobile Game - Florence
  • Best VR/AR Game - Astro Bot Rescue Mission
  • Best Action Game - Dead Cells
  • Best Action/Adventure Game - God of War
  • Best Role Playing Game - Monster Hunter: World
  • Best Fighting Game - Dragon Ball Fighterz
  • Best Family Game - Overcooked 2
  • Best Strategy Game - Into the Breach
  • Best Sports/Racing Game - Forza Horizon 4
  • Best Multiplayer Game - Fortnite
  • Best Student Game - Combat 2018 (Tankarok)
  • Best Debut Indie Game - The Messenger

Esports Awards

  • Best Esports Game - Overwatch
  • Best Esports Player - Dominique "SonicFox" McLean
  • Best Esports Team - Cloud9
  • Best Esports Coach - Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu
  • Best Esports Event - League of Legends World Championship
  • Best Esports Host - Eefje "Sjokz" Depoortere
  • Best Esports Moment - C9 comeback win in triple OT vs FAZE

Other Awards

  • Games For Impact - Celeste
  • Content creator of the year - Ninja
  • Industry Icon - Greg Thomas

Game Announcements

This years Game Awards featured more game announcements than ever before! You can see the full breakdown of announcements and trailers below.


  • Journey to the Savage Planet — a new game by Typhoon Studios launching in 2019!


  • The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe Edition is coming to both consoles and PC with new content!


  • Among Trees is a new vibrant survival sandbox coming to Steam Early Access in 2019!


  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order was a surprise announcement this year! It's coming exclusively to Nintendo Switch and is being developed by Team Ninja.


  • Rocket League is getting a new Car Park DLC, bringing the McLaren 570s!


  • Far Cry: New Dawn is releasing February 15th, and returns to an apocalyptic Hope County following the events of Far Cry 5!


  • Hades was a surprise announcement from the talented people at Supergiant Games, and is available to play right now in early access on the new Epic Store. It appears to be a rogue-lite game combining the game play of Bastion and Transistor, two previous Supergiant titles.


  • Scavengers is a new survival game that you can sign up to test here!


  • Dead by Daylight is getting dedicated servers and new chapter called Darkness Among Us.


  • Anthem got a new story trailer and releases on February 22!


  • Crash Team Racing is back in remastered form with CTR: Nitro Fueled! It will release on June 21, 2019!


  • The Outer Worlds is brand new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian and the original creators of Fallout!


  • Dauntless coming to Xbox, PS4, and the Epic Games Store.


  • The Last Campfire is a gorgeous looking new adventure game from Hello Games!


  • PUBG announced a new snow map coming to the game!


  • ATLAS is a new first-person pirate adventure MMO from the creators of ARK, arriving on Steam Early Access on December 13 and Xbox game preview program next year.


  • Bioware dropped a teaser for the next entry in the Dragon Age franchise, which will somehow involve Solas following the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Mark Darrah, who is executive producer on this game, had a bit more to say on the official BioWare Blog!


  • The Pathless is a new game from the creators of ABZÛ, with players controlling an archer and their eagle.


  • Stranger Things: The Video Game got an announcement trailer.


  • Mortal Combat 11 was another surprise announcement! It launches April 23 and there is a community reveal event on January 17!


  • Fans got a first look at gameplay from Psychonauts 2!


  • Fortnite dropped a new trailer for "The Block" which has spontaneously appeared on the battle royal map. The Block will feature community creations from the newly announced Creative mode for everyone to see!


  • Rage 2 got a new trailer and is releasing on May 14!


  • Finally, Nintendo surprised everyone by announcing that Joker from Persona 5 will be appearing as a new character in Super Smash Bros Ultimate as DLC. Each DLC will provide a new character that has never been in the series before, paired with a new stage to fight on and music!


 Chris "Zenkiki" Brosseau


Chris is a content creator on YouTube who covers all things gaming and nerdy! He plays a large variety of games, including competitive shooters and strategy games, but specializes in Role-Playing Games. Chris has been creating gaming content for over ten years and is an indie game developer in his spare time. He is also an avid tabletop gamer, and has a +3 bonus to devouring cereal.


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