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The Game Awards 2023 Winners

And that's a wrap for The Game Awards 2023, and what a year it's been for gaming - congratulations to every single nominee and winner in all categories!


And of course it wouldn't be The Game Awards without a few WORLD PREMIERE trailers, surprises, hosts, and speeches (though much less this year). You can check out all the announcements here. For the meantime though, here's a list of all the winners of each category;


Baldur's Gate 3 sweeps 6 awards, including GOTY and Best Performance

GAME OF THE YEAR

Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.


- Alan Wake II

- Baldur's Gate 3 - GOTY Winner

- Marvel's Spider-Man 2

- Resident Evil 4

- Super Mario Bros. Wonder

- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom


BEST GAME DIRECTION

Awarded for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.


- Alan Wake II - Winner

- Baldur's Gate 3

- Marvel's Spider-Man 2

- Super Mario Bros. Wonder

- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom


BEST NARRATIVE

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.


- Alan Wake II - Winner

- Baldur's Gate 3

- Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

- Final Fantasy XVI

- Marvel's Spider-Man 2


Alan Wake II takes home 3 awards, including Best Narrative and Best Game Direction

BEST ART DIRECTION

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.


- Alan Wake II - Winner

- High-FI Rush

- Lies of P

- Super Mario Bros. Wonder

- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom


BEST SCORE AND MUSIC

For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.


- Alan Wake II, Composer Petri Alanko

- Baldur's Gate 3, Composer Borislav Slavov

- Final Fantasy XVI, Composer Masayoshi Soken - Winner

- HI-FI Rush, Audio Director Shuichi Kobori

- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom, Composed by Nintendo Sound Team



BEST AUDIO DESIGN

Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.


- Alan Wake II

- Dead Space

- HI-FI Rush - Winner

- Marvel's Spider-Man 2

- Resident Evil 4


BEST PERFORMANCE

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.


- Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield, Final Fantasy XVI

- Cameron Monaghan as Cal Kestis, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

- Idris Elba as Solomon Reed, Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

- Melanie Liburd as Saga Anderson, Alan Wake II

- Neil Newbon as Astarion, Baldur's Gate 3 - Winner

- Yuri Lowenthal as Peter Parker, Marvel's Spider-Man 2


The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom takes home award for Best Action/Adventure

INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY

Recognizing software and/or hardware that is pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.


- Diablo IV

- Forza Motorsport - Winner

- HI-FI Rush

- Marvel's Spider-Man 2

- Mortal Kombat 1

- Street Fighter 6


GAMES FOR IMPACT

For a thought-provoking game with a pro-social meaning or message.


- A Space for the Unbound

- Chants of Sennaar

- Goodbye Volcano High

- Tchia - Winner

- Terra Nil

- Venba


BEST ONGOING

Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.


- Apex Legends

- Cyberpunk 2077 - Winner

- Final Fantasy XIV

- Fortnite

- Genshin Impact


BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Recognizing a game for outstanding community support, transparency and responsiveness, inclusive of social media activity and game updates/patches.


- Baldur's Gate 3 - Winner

- Cyberpunk 2077

- Destiny 2

- Final Fantasy XIV

- No Man's Sky


BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.


- Cocoon

- Dave the Diver

- Dredge

- Sea of Stars - Winner

- Viewfinder


BEST DEBUT INDIE GAME

For the best debut game created by a new independent studio.


- Cocoon - Winner

- Dredge

- Pizza Tower

- Venba

- Viewfinder


BEST MOBILE GAME

For the best game playable on a mobile device.


- Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis

- Hello Kitty Island Adventure

- Honkai: Star Rail - Winner

- Monster Hunter Now

- Terra Nil


BEST VR / AR

For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.


- Gran Turismo 7

- Horizon Call of The Mountain

- Humanity

- Resident Evil Village VR Mode - Winner

- Synapse


BEST ACTION GAME

For the best game in the action genre focused primarily on combat.


- Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon - Winner

- Dead Island 2

- Ghostrunner 2

- HI-FI Rush

- Remnant 2


BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE

For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.


- Alan Wake II

- Marvel's Spider-Man 2

- Resident Evil 4

- Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom - Winner


BEST RPG

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.


- Baldur's Gate 3 - Winner

- Final Fantasy XVI

- Lies of P

- Sea of Stars

- Starfield


BEST FIGHTING

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.


- God of Rock

- Mortal Kombat 1

- Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2

- Pocket Bravery

- Street Fighter 6 - Winner


BEST FAMILY

For the best game appropriate for family play, irrespective of genre or platform.


- Disney Illusion Island

- Party Animals

- Pikmin 4

- Sonic Superstars

- Super Mario Bros. Wonder - Winner


BEST SIM / STRATEGY

Best game focused on real time or turn-based simulation or strategy gameplay, irrespective of platform.


- Advance Wars 1 + 2: Re-boot Camp

- Cities: Skylines II

- Company of Heroes 3

- Fire Emblem Engage

- Pikmin 4 - Winner


BEST SPORTS / RACING

For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.


- EA Sports FC 24

- F1 23

- Forza Motorsport - Winner

- Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged

- The Crew Motorfest


BEST MULTIPLAYER

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre or platform.


- Baldur's Gate 3 - Winner

- Diablo IV

- Party Animals

- Street Fighter 6

- Super Mario Bros. Wonder


Super Mario Bros. Wonder takes home the award for Best Family Game

BEST ADAPTATION

Recognizing outstanding creative work that faithfully and authentically adapts a video game to another entertainment medium.


- Castlevania: Nocturne

- Gran Turismo

- The Last of Us - Winner

- The Super Mario Bros. Movie

- Twisted Metal


MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

Recognizing an announced game that has demonstrably illustrated potential to push the gaming medium forward.


- Final Fantasy VII Rebirth - Most Anticipated

- Hades II

- Like A Dragon: Infinite Wealth

- Star Wars Outlaws

- Tekken 8


CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR

For a streamer or content creator who has made an important and positive impact on the community in 2023.


- Ironmouse - Winner

- Peoplemakegames

- Quackity

- Spreen

- Sypherpk


BEST ESPORTS GAME

For the game that has delivered the best overall esports experience to players (inclusive of tournaments, community support and content updates), irrespective of genre or platform.


- Counter - Strike 2

- Dota 2

- League of Legends

- PUBG Mobile

- Valorant - Winner


BEST ESPORTS ATHLETE

The esports athlete judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2023, irrespective of game.


- Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok - Winner

- Mathieu "Zywoo" Herbaut

- Max "Demon1" Mazanov

- Paco "Hydra" Rusiewiez

- Park "Ruler" Jae-Hyuk

- Phillip "Imperialhal" Dosen


BEST ESPORTS TEAM

Recognizing a specific esports team (not the full organization) judged the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2023.


- Evil Geniuses

- FNATIC

- Gaimin Gladiators

- JD Gaming - Winner

- Team Vitality


BEST ESPORTS COACH

The esports coach judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2023.


- Christine "Potter" Chi - Winner

- Danny "Zonic" Sorensen

- Jordan "Gunba" Graham

- Remy "XTQZZZ"

- Yoon "Homme" Sung-Young


BEST ESPORTS EVENT

Recognizing an event (across single or multiple days) that delivered a best-of-class experience for participants and the broadcast audience.


- 2023 League of Legends World Championship - Winner

- Blast.TV Paris Major 2023

- EVO 2023

- The International Dota 2 Championships 2023

- Valorant Champions 2023


and finally,


Players Voice


- Baldur's Gate 3 - Winner

- Marvel's Spider-Man 2

- Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

- Genshin Impact


Again, a huge congratulations to all the nominees and winners! We'll be posting all the announcements revealed at The Game Awards shortly.

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