The Game Awards 2021 Recap

It’s that time of year again! There was SO MUCH that went on tonight at the Game Awards, and I’m here to give you a rundown on everything from game announcements to who won some awards! Unfortunately, I got mixed up with time zones and I actually missed an hour of the show, which meant that, sadly, I missed Sting’s performance of his song for the League of Legions movie, which was something I was really looking forward to, but thank goodness for YouTube, right? Haha! Anyway, let’s get to it, because there’s a lot to go over!

We’ll start off with all of the new game trailers, because there was a ton of them! Check out the list!

Announcements, Trailers, and More!

  • Final Fantasy 14 partnership with Grubhubm which brings the Pizza emote for your character (which I think is hilarious!).
  • Tunic
  • Risk of Rain 2
  • King of Fighters XV
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Homeworld 3
  • Babylon’s Fall
  • Chivalry II (House Aberfall expansion)
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
  • Evil West
  • Planet of Lana: An Off-Earth Fantasy
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Star Wars: Eclipse
  • Lost Ark
  • Wonder Woman
  • Alan Wake II
  • New movie trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake DLC comes to PC December 16th
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
  • Nightingale
  • Lord of the Rings: Gollum
  • Somerville
  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Tchia
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
  • Forespoken
  • Warhammer: Space Marine II
  • Saints Row
  • Fall Guys Nightmare Before Christmas skins
  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • Among Us VR
  • DokeV
  • Two new Genshin Impact characters
  • Steelrising
  • Star Trek Resurgence
  • Rumbleverse
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Dying Light 2
  • Crossfire X
  • Fortnite Chapter 3
  • Halo TV Series
  • Elden Ring
  • ARC Raiders
  • A clip from The Matrix Resurrections
  • The Matrix Awakens

For an even more detailed list and look into what happened tonight, please check out Tom’s Guide, because he did a great job of detailing everything as it was revealed! Anyways, I am really excited for some of this stuff! Tchia looks so beautiful, and I’ve been waiting for that one to come out for awhile! Among Us VR was unexpected for me, but I can’t wait to be able to play that! An y’all, I had to do my happy dance for Dune: Spice Wars! Dune is on of my favorite books, and I got to go see the movie when it came out and I thought it was absolutely incredible, so I can’t wait to play this strategy game!

And y’all know that Square Enix is my favorite game studio, and I think they’re really going to kill it next year with all the new games coming out, and especially with Kingdom Hearts’ 20th anniversary in March! While we didn’t get any hints as to what might be in store for KH, we did get a look at Babylon’s Fall and the gorgeous Forespoken! Not to mention that surprise reveal for a PC version of the Final Fantasy 7 DLC which had previously only been available for PS5. Super exciting!

Now I’ll stop here, because I’ll probably keep talking forever about the new stuff and never get to, you know, the actual award ceremony. I have listed all the nominees below, and the winners are in bold print. Check it out!

Best Esports Game

  • Call of Duty
  • CS:GO
  • DOTA2
  • League of Legions
  • Valorant

Best Esports Team

  • Atlanta FaZe, Call of Duty
  • DWG KIA, League of Legions
  • Natus Vincere, CS:GO
  • Team Spirit, DOTA2
  • Sentinels, Valorant

Best Esports Event

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

Best Esports Coach

  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “ENGH” Sholokhov
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun

Best Esports Athlete

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

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream
  • Fuslie
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • TheGrefg

Most Anticipated Game

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
  • Starfield

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • It Takes Two
  • Knockout City
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

Best SIM/Strategy Game

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

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • F1 2021
  • Fifa 22
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Riders Republic

Best Family Game

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

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

Best RPG

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

Best Action/Adventure Game

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

Best Action Game

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

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Best VR/AR Game

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

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends: Escape
  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legions
  • MARVEL Future Revolution
  • Pokémon Unite

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Sable
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Forgotten City
  • Valheim

Best Indie Game

  • 12 Minutes
  • Death’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Inscryption
  • Loop Hero

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: War Zone
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Games for Impact

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

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori, Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Giancarlo Esposito, Far Cry 6
  • Jason E. Kelley, Deathloop
  • Maggie Robertson, Resident Evil Village
  • Ozioama Akahga, Deathloop

Best Audio Design

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

Best Score/Music

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Nier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 (Square Enix with these titles, am I right??)
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape

Best Art Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Wow, that’s a lot! Congradulations to all the games that won awards, especially to the adorable It Takes Two for winning the title of Game of the Year! I was super happy to see Final Fantasy 14, Metroid Dread, and Nier Replicant win some awards, there was a lot of Square Enix up there in the spot light!

Alongside these game announcements and awards, we got multiple musical performances from Sting (who I must go back and watch now since I missed is *cries*), the Game Awards Orchestra, a K-Pop band, and last but certainly not least, Imagine Dragons. If I missed the Sting performance, I was glad I at least got to see Imagine Dragons perform their song “Enemy”, and it was very exciting!

I’m going to close out now, because that was a lot! I hope you enjoyed this post! Please let me know in the comments below what games you are looking forward to, as well as whether or not the games you love won some awards!

As always, God bless y’all and have a wonderful Friday!

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