The yearly Game Awards are back, and they have once again brought the gaming community together to celebrate the outstanding achievements in the industry. The 2023 edition was spectacular, showcasing the best games of the year. In this article, we will take you through the winners in each category, giving you a comprehensive overview of the Game Awards 2023.
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Game Awards 2023
Game of the Year
Baldur’s Gate 3 Takes the Crown
The prestigious Game of the Year award went to Larian Studios’ masterpiece, Baldur’s Gate 3. The Game stood out among the tough competition, including titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and Resident Evil 4 Remake.
Best Game Direction
Alan Wake 2 Shines in Game Direction
Remedy Entertainment’s Alan Wake 2 secured the Best Game Direction award, demonstrating the studio’s exceptional creativity and vision. The category included notable contenders such as Super Mario Bros. Wonder and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Best Multiplayer Game
Baldur’s Gate 3 Triumphs in Multiplayer
Larian Studios again claimed victory with Baldur’s Gate 3, winning the Best Multiplayer Game category. The Game surpassed tough competition from Diablo IV and Street Fighter 6.
Best Sports/Racing Game
Forza Motorsport Accelerates to Success
Turn 10 Studios’ Forza Motorsport won the Best Sports/Racing Game award, leaving behind strong contenders such as EA Sports FC 24 and F1 23.
Best Sim/Strategy Game
Pikmin 4 Emerges as the Strategy Champion
Nintendo EPD’s Pikmin 4 secured the Best Sim/Strategy Game award, standing out among titles like Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp and Company of Heroes 3.
Best RPG (Game Awards 2023)
Baldur’s Gate 3 Continues Its Triumph
In the Best RPG category, Baldur’s Gate 3 once again emerged victorious, competing against heavyweights like Final Fantasy XVI and Starfield.
Best Action/Adventure Game
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Reigns Supreme
Nintendo EPD’s The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom claimed the Best Action/Adventure Game award, showcasing excellence in the action-adventure genre.
The Last of Us Takes Home the Adaptation Award
PlayStation Productions’ The Last of Us secured the Best Adaptation award, proving its prowess in bringing a beloved gaming title to a wider audience.
Best Ongoing Game (Game Awards 2023)
Cyberpunk 2077 Recognized for Ongoing Excellence
CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077 received the Best Ongoing Game award, acknowledging its continuous improvement and engagement with the gaming community.
Most Anticipated Title of the Year
Final Fantasy VII Rebirth Excites Fans
Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Rebirth won the Most Anticipated Title of the Year, generating immense anticipation among fans.
Best Independent Game (Game Awards 2023)
Sea of Stars Shines Bright
Sabotage Studio’s Sea of Stars secured the Best Independent Game award, highlighting the creativity and innovation of indie developers.
Best Fighting Game (Game Awards 2023)
Street Fighter 6 Triumphs in the Ring
Capcom’s Street Fighter 6 claimed the Best Fighting Game award, showcasing its dominance in the genre.
Best Score and Music
Final Fantasy XVI Strikes a Chord
Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XVI won the Best Score and Music award, recognizing the exceptional musical composition that enhances the gaming experience.
Best Community Support
Baldur’s Gate 3 Receives Community Recognition
Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 again stood out, winning the Best Community Support award and showcasing its commitment to its player base.
Games for Impact (Game Awards 2023)
Tchia Leaves an Impact
Awaceb/Kepler Interactive’s Tchia received the Games for Impact award, recognizing its meaningful and impactful gameplay.
Best Audio Design (Game Awards 2023)
Hi-Fi Rush Delivers Sonic Excellence
Tango Gameworks/Bethesda Softworks’ Hi-Fi Rush won the Best Audio Design award, emphasizing the Game’s exceptional sound design.
Best Art Direction
Alan Wake 2 Captivates with Artistry
Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing’s Alan Wake 2 secured the Best Art Direction award, showcasing the Game’s captivating visual aesthetics.
Best Action Game (Game Awards 2023)
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon Takes Action to the Next Level
FromSoftware/Bandai Namco’s Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon claimed the Best Action Game award, proving its excellence in the action genre.
Best VR/AR Game
Resident Evil Village VR Mode Immerses Players
Capcom’s Resident Evil Village VR Mode won the Best VR/AR Game award, delivering an immersive experience to virtual reality enthusiasts.
Best Mobile Game (Game Awards 2023)
Honkai: Star Rail Shines on Mobile
HoYoverse’s Honkai: Star Rail won the Best Mobile Game award, showcasing the excellence of mobile gaming.
Best Debut Indie Game
Cocoon Takes a Strong Debut
Geometric Interactive/Annapurna Interactive’s Cocoon won the Best Debut Indie Game award, recognizing the potential of new and innovative game developers.
Best Narrative (Game Awards 2023)
Alan Wake 2’s Compelling Narrative Triumphs
Remedy Entertainment/Epic Games Publishing’s Alan Wake 2 secured the Best Narrative award, highlighting the Game’s compelling storytelling.
Neil Newbon Shines in Baldur’s Gate 3
Neil Newbon, portraying Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3, won the Best Performance award, showcasing his exceptional talent.
Content Creator of the Year
IronMouse Takes the Spotlight
IronMouse secured the Content Creator of the Year award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the gaming community.
Innovation for Accessibility
Forza Motorsport Drives Innovation
Turn 10 Studios/Xbox Game Studios’ Forza Motorsport won the Innovation for Accessibility award, acknowledging efforts to make gaming more accessible.
Best Esports Event (Game Awards 2023)
League of Legends World Championship Takes Center Stage
The 2023 League of Legends World Championship won the Best Esports Event award, highlighting the excitement and competition in the esports world.
Best Esports Coach
Christine “Potter” Chi Leads with Excellence
Christine “Potter” Chi from Evil Geniuses – Valorant won the Best Esports Coach award, showcasing leadership and expertise.
Best Esports Athlete
Faker Takes the Crown
Lee “Faker” Sang-hook secured the Best Esports Athlete award for League of Legends, proving his prowess in competitive gaming.
Best Esports Team
JD Gaming Dominates Esports
JD GAMING won the Best Esports Team award, recognizing their achievements and dominance in the esports arena.
Best Esports Game (Game Awards 2023)
Valorant Reigns Supreme
Riot Games’ Valorant won the Best Esports Game award, showcasing its popularity and impact in the competitive gaming world.
Best Family Game
Super Mario Bros. Wonder Delights Families
Nintendo EPD’s Super Mario Bros. Wonder won the Best Family Game award, delivering joy and entertainment for all ages.
In conclusion, the Game Awards 2023 celebrated excellence in the gaming industry, recognizing developers, creators, and players’ outstanding achievements. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners for making this year truly memorable.