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The Game Awards 2023 Winners: A Night of Wonder and Triumphs!

  December 8, 2023

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The gaming universe celebrated a dazzling night at The Game Awards 2023, where the top-notch titles of the year were honored, and the industry showcased its future with remarkable announcements. The night was filled with unexpected moments, thrilling reveals, and outstanding victories that excited fans worldwide.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Dominates the Game Awards

Baldur’s Gate 3 emerged as the crowning champion, sweeping multiple awards, including the prestigious “Game of the Year” title. The Dungeons and Dragons saga secured the top honor and triumphed in categories like Best RPG, Best Community Support, and Best Multiplayer.

Also, Neil Newbon’s stunning performance earned the Best Performance award as he is the epic Astarion Voice Actor. This was well deserved, as Astarion is one of the best Baldur’s Gate 3 characters.

Larian Studios also did the most waited announcment for this game: Baldur’s Gate 3 Xbox is a reality now!

Alan Wake 2 and Some Unforgettable Moments

The surreal horror adventure Alan Wake 2 wasn’t far behind. It secured Best Directing, Best Narrative, and Best Art Direction recognition. Its standout moment was a live musical performance featuring the game’s stars and creator, Sam Lake. They performed an interpretive dance set to heavy metal, leaving the audience spellbound.

Bizarre and Memorable Highlights

The Game Awards

The evening wasn’t short of peculiarities. Hideo Kojima and Jordan Peale‘s surprise appearance revealed a mysterious new collaboration named OD. A star-studded lineup including Matthew McConaughey, Timothée Chalamet, Simu Liu, and others teased game-related projects and presented awards. The YouTuber and streamer IronMouse accepted the Content Creator of the Year award in character, adding a touch of the extraordinary to the event.

Unveilings and Announcements

Beyond the awards, the ceremony showcased exciting game teasers and announcements. Titles like Monster Hunter Wilds, Persona’s Metaphor: ReFantazio, and Arkane Lyon’s Blade-based game had fans on the edge of their seats. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth revealed a stunning new song and secured the Most Anticipated Game award.

There are also new games with high expectations, like Jurassic Park: Survival (A Mirror’s Edge-like video game where you will try not to be eaten by a T-Rex). Another highlight was the new video game by the Life is Strange creators, Lost Records: Bloom and Rage, which seems very promising.

Complete List of Winners

The Game Awards 2023 recognized outstanding titles across numerous categories. Notable winners included Baldur’s Gate 3 for Game of the Year, Final Fantasy XVI for Best Score and Music, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom for Best Action/Adventure Game. A list of winners can be found below:

Game of the Year

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Best Game Direction

Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

Best Adaptation

The Last of Us (PlayStation Productions/HBO)

Best Narrative

Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

Best Art Direction

Alan Wake 2 (Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing)

Best Score and Music

Final Fantasy XVI, Composer Masayoshi Soken (Square Enix)

Best Audio Design

Hi-Fi Rush (Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks)

Best Performance

Neil Newbon, Baldur’s Gate 3

Innovation in Accessibility

Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)

Games for Impact

Tchia (Awaceb/Kepler Interactive)

Best Ongoing Game

Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)

Best Community Support

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Best Independent Game

Sea of Stars (Sabotage Studio)

Best Debut Indie Game

Cocoon (Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive)

Best Mobile Game

Honkai: Star Rail (HoYoverse)

Best VR/AR Game

Resident Evil Village VR Mode (Capcom)

Best Action Game

Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

Best Action/Adventure Game

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo) – Read our review here!

Best RPG

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Best Fighting Game

Street Fighter 6 (Capcom)

Best Family Game

Super Mario Bros. Wonder (Nintendo) – Read our review here!

Best Sim/Strategy Game

Pikmin 4 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best Sports/Racing

Forza Motorsport (Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios)

Best Multiplayer Presented by Discord

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Most Anticipated Game

Final Fantasy VII Rebirth (Square Enix)

Players Voice Award

Baldur’s Gate 3 (Larian Studios)

Content Creator of the Year


Best Esports Game

Valorant (Riot Games)

Best Esports Athlete

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends)

Best Esports Team

JD Gaming (League of Legends)

Best Esports Coach

Christine “potter” Chi (Evil Geniuses – Valorant)

Best Esports Event

2023 League of Legends World Championship

Looking Ahead to an Exciting Future

The Game Awards 2023 showcased the incredible present and the promising future of gaming. The event highlighted why gaming continues to captivate audiences worldwide with breathtaking titles, unexpected reveals, and outstanding achievements. As we bid farewell to 2023, the anticipation for what’s to come in the gaming realm is at an all-time high!

Join a conversation with us and share your favorite moments from The Game Awards 2023! Which game victory surprised you the most?

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