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The Game Awards 2018 Wrapup

Michael Kenney December 7, 2018 1


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This year saw the fifth year of The Game Awards (aka the Keighleys) hosted on various streaming platforms. As always, there were a host of celebrities from gaming, film, and music (and a Muppet) along with awards and announcements. Here are some of the highlight announcements from the award show

 

Mortal Kombat 11 Announcement Trailer

MK fans were finally given what they wanted, a new Mortal Kombat drops next April

 

BioWare Drops a Dragon Age 4 Teaser

 

Joker, Persona 5‘s Protagonist Coming to Super Smash Bros Ultimate as First DLC Pack

 

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 Announcement Trailer, Switch Exclusive

Developed by Team Ninja(?)

 

Far Cry New Dawn Announcement Trailer

An announcement that had been leaked earlier in the day, we see Far Cry take on a post-apocalyptic flavor this time around

 

Supergiant Games Launches New Game Hades

A new dungeon crawler/rogue-like from the devs behind Bastion and Transistor. Now available in early-access, exclusively on the freshly launched Epic Games store

 

Crash Team Racing Gets a Remaster

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is coming summer 2019

 

Obsidian’s New Game Announced, The Outer Worlds

 

The Stanley ParableUltra Deluxe

A console port of The Stanley Parable coming next year, with an update coming to the PC version as well

Stranger Things 3: The Game

A retro-styled tie-in game to the third season of the popular Netflix series

 

And the 2018 winners are…

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: Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Audio Design: Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Performance: Roger Clark as Arthur Clark (Red Dead Redemption 2)

Games for Impact: Celeste

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

Best Debut Indie Game: The Messenger

Content Creator of the Year: Ninja

Best Esports Game: Overwatch

Best Esports Player: SonicFox

Best Esports Team: Cloud 9

Best Esports Event: The LOL World Championship

Best Esports Host: Skojz

Best Esports Coach: Reapered

Best Esports Moment: Cloud 9 comeback in triple OT

Industry Icon: Greg Thomas (Visual Concepts)

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