While The Game Awards 2021 looks forward by featuring some of the biggest announcements and reveals in the world of video games, it is also a time to celebrate the incredible games that this past year so special.
The Game Awards 2021 is taking place right now, and this page will be updated with all the winners of the night.
Game of the Year
Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.
DeathloopIt Takes TwoMetroid DreadPsychonauts 2Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartResident Evil Village
Best Game Direction
Awarded for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.
DeathloopIt Takes TwoReturnalPsychonauts 2Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.
DeathloopIt Takes TwoLife is Strange: True ColorsMarvel’s Guardians of the GalaxyPsychonauts 2
Best Art Direction
For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.
Deathloop – WINNERKena: Bridge of SpiritsPsychonauts 2Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart The Artful Escape
For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.
Cyberpunk 2077DeathloopNier Replicant ver.1.22474487139 – WINNERMarvel’s Guardians of the GalaxyThe Artful Escape
Best Audio Design
Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.
DeathloopForza Horizon 5 – WINNERRatchet & Clank: Rift ApartResident Evil VillageReturnal
Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.
Erika Mori, Life is StrangeGiancarlo Esposito, Far Cry 6Jason E. Kelley, DeathloopMaggie Robertson, Resident Evil Village – WINNEROzioama Akagha, Deathloop
Games for Impact
For a thought-provoking game with a pro-social meaning or message.
Before Your EyesBoyfriend DungeonChicory: A Colorful TaleLife is Strange: True Colors – WINNERNo Longer Home
Best Ongoing Game
Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time.
Apex LegendsCall of Duty: War ZoneFinal Fantasy XIV OnlineFortniteGenshin Impact
Best Indie Game
For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.
12 MinutesDeath’s DoorKena: Bridge of Spirits – WINNERInscryptionLoop Hero
Best Debut Indie Game
For the best debut game created by a new independent studio.
Kena: Bridge of Spirits – WINNERSableThe Artful EscapeThe Forgotten CityValheim
Best Mobile Game
For the best game playable on a mobile device.
FantasianGenshin Impact – WINNERLeague of LegendsMARVEL Future RevolutionPokemon Unite
Best Community Support
Recognizing a game for outstanding community support, transparency and responsiveness, inclusive of social media activity and game updates/patches.
Apex Legends: EscapeDestiny 2: Beyond LightFinal Fantasy XIV OnlineFortniteNo Man’s Sky
Best VR/AR Game
For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.
Hitman IIII Expect You to Die 2Lone Echo IIResident Evil 4Sniper Elite VR
Innovation in Accessibility
Recognizing software and/or hardware that is pushing the medium forward by adding
features, technology and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.
Far Cry 6Forza Horizon 5 Marvel’s Guardians of the GalaxyRatchet & Clank: Rift ApartThe Vale: Shadow of the Crown
Best Action Game
For the best game in the action genre focused primarily on combat.
Back 4 BloodChivalry IIDeathloopFar Cry 6Returnal – WINNER
Best Action/Adventure Game
For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.
Marvel’s Guardians of the GalaxyMetroid DreadRatchet & Clank: Rift ApartResident Evil VillagePsychonauts 2
For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.
Cyberpunk 2077Monster Hunter RiseScarlet NexusShin Megami Tensei VTales of Arise – WINNER
Best Fighting Game
For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.
Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles Guilty Gear -Strive-Melty Blood: Type LuminaNickelodeon All-Star BrawlVirtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown
Best Family Game
For the best game appropriate for family play, irrespective of genre or platform.
It Takes Two Mario Party SuperstarsNew Pokémon SnapSuper Mario 3D World + Bowser’s FuryWarioWare: Get It Together!
Best Sports/Racing Game
For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.
F1 2021Fifa 22Hot Wheels UnleashedForza Horizon 5Riders Republic
Best SIM/Strategy Game
Best game focused on real time or turn-based simulation or strategy gameplay, irrespective of platform.
Age of Empires IVEvil Genius 2: World DominationHumankindInscryptionMicrosoft Flight Simulator
Best Multiplayer Game
For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre or platform.
Back 4 BloodIt Takes Two – WINNERKnockout CityMonster Hunter RiseNew WorldValheim
Content Creator of the Year
For a streamer or content creator who has made an important and positive impact on the community in 2021.
Dream – WINNERFuslieGaulesIbaiTheGrefg
Best Esports Athlete
The esports athlete judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2021, irrespective of game.
Chris “Simp” LehrHeo “ShowMaker” Su Magomed “Collapse” KhalilovOleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev – WINNERTyson “TenZ” Ngo
Best Esports Coach
The esports coach judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2021.
Airat “Silent” GazievAndrey “ENGH” SholokhovAndrii “B1ad3” HorodenskyiJames “Crowder” CrowderKim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun – WINNER
Best Esports Event
Recognizing an event (across single or multiple days) that delivered a
best-of-class experience for participants and the broadcast audience.
The International 20212021 League of Legends World Championship – WINNERValorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 MastersPGL Major Stockholm 2021PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
Best Esports Game
For the game that has delivered the best overall esports experience to
players (inclusive of tournaments, community support and content
updates), irrespective of genre or platform.
Call of DutyCS:GODOTA2League of LegendsValorant
Best Esports Team
Recognizing a specific esports team (not the full organization) judged the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2021.
Atlanta FaZe, Call of DutyDWG KIA, League of LegendsNatus Vincere, CS:GO – WINNERTeam Spirit, DOTA2Sentinels, Valorant
Most Anticipated Game
Recognizing an announced game that has demonstrably illustrated potential to push the gaming medium forward.
Elden RingGod of War: RagnarokHorizon Forbidden WestThe Sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildStarfield