The nominees for best game of the year were ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’, ‘Celeste’, ‘God of War’, ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’, ‘Monster Hunter: World’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’.
Last December 6 was held in Los Angeles (California, USA) the fifth edition of The Game Awards , an annual gala that awards the best video games in various categories, and which were nominated over 100 games .
In this opportunity the prize for the best game of 2018 was for ‘God of War’, developed by SCE Santa Monica Studio and exclusive for the Play Station 4 console. This new installment of the saga, with eight nominations , also won the award for better direction and better action and adventure game .
The best game of the year were also nominated ‘Assassin’s Creed Odyssey’, ‘Celeste, Marvel’s Spider-Man’, ‘Monster Hunter: World’ and ‘Red Dead Redemption 2’.
‘Read Dead Redemption 2’ , developed by Rockstar Studios for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which along with ‘God of War’ was emerging as the big favorite -both with the most nominations-, won four awards : best narrative, best soundtrack, better audio design and better interpretation. The latter, awarded to actor Roger Clark for his role as Arthur Morgan.
The online game ‘Fortnite’ – which belongs to the genre of survival or real battle – and which has become a phenomenon , won in the category of best multiplayer and best game in progress, covering those titles that were not published this year, but still have great popularity among users.
‘Celeste’ won the award for best independent game and best high-impact game, while the American streamer Richard Blevins, known as ‘Ninja’, received the award for best content creator.
The racing game ‘Forza Horizon 4’ was considered the best in the sports category, and ‘Dragon Ball FighterZ’ was the best fighting game. ‘Florence’ swept the category of games for mobile devices and ‘Dead Cells’, as the best action game.
In this edition, more categories related to electronic sports ( eSports ) were added, rewarding besides games, players and teams, the coaches and the best multiplayer event among professionals. In this modality, ‘Overwatch’ emerged victorious, taking the prize for best eSport game, while the best ‘athlete’ was Dominique ‘SonicFox’ McLean.