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Nominations For The Game Awards 2021 Announced!

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The Game Awards 2021 will be held at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, on December 9, 2021.

Nominations For The Game Awards 2021 Announced- Inner

December 9, 2021, is less than a month away and with it will be arriving the much anticipated and most awaited event, which could also very well be the biggest event for gamers as well as the gaming industry. You know what we are talking about, right? It is The Game Awards 2021.

The Game Awards will be back again with a live audience, after 2019, at the Microsoft Theater and will be hosted by gaming veteran and creator and executive producer of the show, Geoff Keighley.

The nominations for were earlier announced by Geoff Keighley. Leading the nominations is Arkane Studio’s Deathloop, which has bagged nine nominations across eight categories (Ozioma Akagha and Jason E. Kelley were separately nominated for the Best Performance category for Julianna Blake and Colt Vahn, respectively), including the coveted Best Game of The Year category. Right on its heels is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which has bagged six nominations. Followed by Psychonauts 2 and It Takes Two coming up third with five nominations each.

The voting line is open for and you can follow this link to cast your votes to your favourite contenders on the list. Here is the complete list of categories and nominations.

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Game of the Year

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Performance

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Independent Game

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop (Director: Dinga Bakaba)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Directors: Tim Schafer, Zak McClendon)
  • It Takes Two (Director: Josef Fares)
  • Returnal (Director: Harry Krueger)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Directors: Brian Horton, Marcus Smith, Mike Daly)

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Ongoing Game

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Multiplayer Game

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Games for Impact

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Art Direction

  • Deathloop (Artist: Sébastien Mitton)
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Art: Sparx)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Artists: Lisette Titre-Montgomery, Scott Campbell, Nathan Stapley, Peter Chan, Emily Johnstone, Levi Ryken and Tim Schafer)
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart (Artists: Jason Hickey, Gavin Goulden)
  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur)

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Narrative

  • Deathloop (Arkane Studios)
  • It Takes Two (EA)
  • Life is Strange: True Colors (Deck Nine)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Square Enix)
  • Psychonauts 2 (Double Fine)

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Debut Independent Game

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits (Ember Lab)
  • Sable (Shedworks/Raw Fury)
  • The Artful Escape (Finji)
  • The Forgotten City (Modern Storyteller/Dear Villagers)
  • Valheim(Iron Gate Studio/Coffee Stain Studios)

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Mobile Game; To Be Presented by Verizon

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Score and Music

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • NieR Replicant Ver.1.22474487139
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Audio Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: Innovation in Accessibility; To Be Presented by Chevrolet

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Most Anticipated Game; To Be Presented by Prime Gaming

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

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Action Adventure Game

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Psychonauts 2

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Role Playing Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Action Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Returnal

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Sports Or Racing Game

  • F1 2021
  • FIFA 2022
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Riders Republic

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Fighting Game

  • Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear: Strive
  • Melty Blood: Type Lumina
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best SIM Or Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscryption
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Family Game

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • WarioWare: Get It Together!

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best AR/VR Game

  • Hitman 3
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Sniper Elite VR

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Content Creator Of The Year

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Esports Event

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Esports Game; To Be Presented by Grubhub

  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA2
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Esports Coach

  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Andrey “ENGH” Sholokhov
  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Esports Team

The Nominees For The Game Awards 2021: The Best Esports Athlete

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

In addition to the awards presentation, the event will also be standing a witness to the many games and video game trailers that will be premiering as well as the return of The Game Awards Orchestra, along with “first look world premieres and new game announcements”. Unlike last year, this year the event will be in person. However, the attendees would be invite only. It was announced that the event will also be streamed across forty different platforms for viewers all across the world, for those interested to watch it from the comforts of their home.

The Game Awards is an annual event that is held to honor and recognize all the contributions that are made, all around year, in the video gaming industry. First held in the year, 2014, the yearly event witnesses some of the best in the world of gaming being recognized and honoured, in a ceremony that could very well be termed as the Oscars for the industry. Read more about the event, here.

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