The Game Awards 2021: The Nominees

The year in video games and esports is finally coming to a close with the annual Game Awards.


From the common titles to the hidden gems, there are a total of 30 categories on which the Jury and gamers at home will vote to win the highest accolade of the industry. Only one game from each category can, so when you're voting on your own, choose wisely.


Black eSports Network has lined up a list of the popular and common categories for the 2021 Game Awards Nominees:


Game of the Year

Deathloop

It Takes Two

Metroid Dread

Psychonauts 2

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Resident Evil Village


Best Game Direction

Deathloop

It Takes Two

Returnal

Psychonauts 2

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart


Best Narrative

Deathloop

It Takes Two

Life is Strange: True Colors

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Psychonauts 2


Best Art Direction

The Artful Escape

Deathloop

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Psychonauts 2

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart


Best Score and Music

The Artful Escape

Composers: Johnny Galvatron and Josh Abrahams

Cyberpunk 2077

Composers: Marcin Przyblowicz and P. T. Adamczyk

Deathloop

Composer: Tom Salta

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Composer: Richard Jacques

Nier Replicant Ver. 1.22474487139

Composer: Keiichi Okabe


Best Audio Design

Deathloop

Forza Horizon 5

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Resident Evil Village

Returnal


Best Performance

Erika Mori in Life as "Alex Chen" in Strange: True Colors

Giancarlo Esposito as "Anton Castillo" in Far Cry 6

Jason Kelley as "Colt Vahn" in Deathloop

Maggie Robertson "Lady Dimitrescu" in Resident Evil Village

Ozioma Akagha as "Julianna Blake" in Deathloop


Best Ongoing

Apex Legends

Final Fantasy XIV Online

Fortnite

Genshin Impact

Call of Duty


Best Indie

12 Minutes

Death's Door

Inscryption

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Loop Hero


Best Mobile Game Presented by Verizon

Pokémon: Unite

Marvel Future Revolution

League of Legends: Wild Rift

Genshin Impact

Fantasian


Best AR/VR

Hitman 3

I Expect You to Die 2

Lone Echo II

Resident Evil 4

Sniper Elite VR


Best Action

Back4Blood

Chivalry II

Deathloop

Far Cry 6

Returnal


Best Action/Adventure

Marvel's Guardian's of the Galaxy

Metroid Dread

Psychonauts 2

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Resident Evil Village


Best Role Playing

Cyberpunk 2077

Monster Hunter Rise

Scarlet Nexus

Shin Megami Tensei V

Tales of Arise


Best Fighting

Demon Slayer - Kimetsu No Yaiba - The Hinokami Chronicles

Guilty Gear Strive

Melty Blood: Type Lumina

Nickelodeon's All-Star Brawl

Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown


Best Family

It Takes Two

Mario Party Superstars

New Pokémon Snap

Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

WarioWare: Get It Together!


Best Sim/Strategy

Age of Empires IV

Evil Genius 2: World Domination

Humankind

Inscryption

Microsoft Flight Simulator


Best Sports/Racing

F1 2021

FIFA 22

Forza Horizon 5

Hot Wheels Unleashed

Riders Republic


Best Multiplayer

Back4Blood

Knockout City

It Takes Two

Monster Hunter Rise

New World

Valheim


Best Debut Indie

The best debut game created by a new independent studio

The Artful Escape by Beethoven & Dinosaur

The Forgotten City by Modern Storyteller

Kena: Bridge of Spirits by Ember Lab

Sable by Shedworks

Valheim by Iron Gate Studio


Most Anticipated Game

Elden Ring

God of War Ragnarok

Horizon Forbidden West

The Sequel to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Starfield


Best Esports Game Sponsored by Grub Hub

Call of Duty

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Dota2

League of Legends

Valorant


You can find the entire list of categories and their nominees on the Game Awards' website, where you'll be able to sign up and vote for your favorites to win.


Black eSports Network has been proud to be an official co-streamer of The Game Awards, which will be airing on Thursday, Dec. 9 beginning at 7:30 p.m. EDT. Be sure to follow us on Twitch to watch along with us!

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