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December 7, 2023 will mark the highlight of the year in the video game industry with the Game Awards celebrationalso known as the "Oscars of the video game world."

The ceremony, traditionally held at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, will be attended by prominent developers, creatives and, of course, this year's most notable nominees.

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2023 has been an exceptional year for the video game industry, and the list of nominees reflects the diversity and excellence that has offered in the last twelve months. Alan Wake 2 and Baldur's Gate 3 top the list with 8 nominations eachfollowed closely by Marvel's Spider-Man 2 with 7, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdomboth with 5 nominations.

Game of the Year

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The most anticipated category, Game of the Year, promises fierce competition between titles that have left an indelible mark on the industry.

Best Address

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Game direction is essential, and these nominees have led the way in the narrative and design of their worlds.

Best Narrative

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Baldur's Gate 3
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2

Plot is a crucial component in video games, and these nominees have stood out for their captivating stories.

Best Art Direction

  • Alan Wake 2
  • HiFi Rush
  • Lies of P
  • Super Mario Bros. Wonder
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The visual art is a highlight in this category, with worlds that have left players in awe.

Best Music and Soundtrack

  • Alan Wake 2 (Petri Alanko)
  • Baldur's Gate 3 (Borislav Slavov)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Masayoshi Soken)
  • Hi-Fi Rush (Shuichi Kobori)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Music has been an integral part of these games, elevating the player's experience.

Best Audio Design

  • Alan Wake 2
  • Dead Space Remake
  • Marvel's Spider-Man 2
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake

The listening experience is key, and these nominees have excelled in audio design.

Best Video Game Adaptation

  • Castlevania Nocturne
  • Grand Tourism
  • Super Mario Bros. The Movie
  • The Last of Us
  • Twisted Metal

Adapting games to other media is a challenge, and these nominees have done it exceptionally well.

Best Performance

  • Ben Starr (Clive in Final Fantasy XVI)
  • Cameron Monaghan (Cal Kestis in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor)
  • Idris Elba (Solomon Reed in Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty)
  • Melani Liburd (Saga in Alan Wake 2)
  • Neil Newbon (Astarion in Baldur's Gate 3)
  • Yuri Lowenthal (Peter Parker in Marvel's Spider-Man 2)

Character portrayal is key, and these performances have left a lasting impression.

Games for Social Change (Games for Impact Award)

  • A Space for the Unbound
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Goodbye Volcano High
  • Tchia
  • Terra Nil
  • Venba

These games have stood out for their social impact and their ability to raise awareness.

Best Care game

  • Apex Legends
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact


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