The Game Awards 2021 Nominees

Geoff Keighley took to the virtual stage today to reveal 2021 Game Awards Nominees. Some picks are obvious but we have some surprises. Here are all the nominees and our picks for winners.

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2 (Our Pick)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop (Our Pick)
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Best Esports Athlete

  • Chris “Simp” Lehr (Our Pick)
  • Heo “ShowMaker” Su
  • Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo

Best Esports Game

  • Call of Duty
  • CS:GO
  • DOTA2
  • League of Legends (Our Pick)
  • Valorant

Most Anticipated Game

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • The Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield (Our Pick)

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream (Our Pick)
  • Fuslie
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • Grefg

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact (Our Pick)
  • League of Legends
  • MARVEL Future Revolution
  • Pokemon Unite

Best Independent Game

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Our Pick)
  • Inscription
  • Loop Hero

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • MARVEL Guardians of the Galaxy (Our Pick)
  • Psychonauts 2

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Our Pick)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The vale: Shadow of the Crown

Best Score/Music

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139
  • MARVEL Guardians of the Galaxy (Our Pick)
  • The Artful Escape

Art Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Our Pick)
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: war zone
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online (Our Pick)
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two
  • Knockout City
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World (Our Pick)
  • Valheim

Best eSports Team

  • Team Spirit
  • Natus Vincere
  • Atlanta FaZe
  • Sentinels (Our Pick)
  • DWG KIA

Best VR/AR

  • Hitman 3 (Our Pick)
  • I Expect You to Die 2
  • Lone Echo 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 22
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Our Pick)
  • Hot Wheels NLeashed
  • Riders Republic

Best Sim/Strategy

  • Age of Empires 4
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator (Our Pick)

Best Score and Music

  • CyberPunk 2077 (Our Pick)
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei 5
  • Tales of Arise

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen (Our Pick)
  • Giancarlo Esposito as Anton Castillo
  • Jason Kelley as Colt Vahn
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna Blake

Best Family

  • It Takes Two (Our Pick)
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokemon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • Warioware: Get It Together!

Best eSports Event

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020 (Our Pick)
  • The International 2021
  • Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters

Best Action Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry 2
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal (Our Pick)

Best Audio Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5 (Our Pick)
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Eveil Village
  • Retunal

Games for Impact

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Our Pick)
  • No Longer Home

Best Action/Adventure

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village (Our Pick)

Here is Geoff revealing all the nominees:

Join us on the next Geek Freaks News as we discuss this year’s nominees:

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