informa
2 MIN READ
News

God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2 lead nominees for The Game Awards

The Game Awards has listed the games nominated for honors in the event's coming 2018 award show, with both God of War and Red Dead Redemption leading the pack with a total of 8 nominations each.

The Game Awards has listed the games nominated for honors in the event’s coming 2018 award show, with both God of War and Red Dead Redemption 2 leading the pack with a total of eight nominations each.

Both titles are up for Game of the Year honors as well alongside Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Celeste, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Monster Hunter: World. All in all, nominations for games and developers are split between 22 categories including Best Ongoing Game, Best Independent Game, and Games for Impact.

For example, Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2, a game that reignited conversations about labor practices in the game industry ahead of its release last month, has been nominated for Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, and Best Audio Design. Roger Clark, the voice actor behind the game’s leading character Arthur Morgan, is also nominated in the Best Performance category.

Likewise, the eight nominations earned by Sony Santa Monica’s God of War span those exact same categories, including a Best Performance nomination for Kratos voice actor Christopher Judge.

A roundup of some of the other categories and nominees can be found below, while a complete listing is live on The Game Awards website. Winners are due to be announced on December 6.

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie/Activision)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Game Direction

  • A Way Out (Hazellight Studios/EA)
  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/SIE)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)

Games for Impact

  • 11-11 Memories Retold (Digixart/Aardman Animations/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Florence (Mountains)
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1 (Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix)
  • The Missing: JJ Macfield and the Island of Memories (White Owls/Arc System Works)

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Into the Breach (Subset Games)
  • Return of the Obra Dinn (3909 LLC)
  • The Messenger (Sabotage Studio)

Best Mobile Game

  • Donut County (Ben Esposito/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Florence (Mountains)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • PUBG Mobile (Lightspeed & Quantum/Tencent Games)
  • Reigns: Game of Thrones (Nerial/Devolver Digital)

Latest Jobs

Manticore Games

San Mateo, California
8.23.22
Senior Software Engineer - Mobile

Sony PlayStation

San Diego, California
6.23.22
Sr. Online Programmer

The Walt Disney Company

Glendale, California
8.1.22
Associate Marketing Manager - Walt Disney Games

Insomniac Games

Burbank, California
8.26.22
Accessibility Design Researcher
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more