The Game Awards took place in Los Angeles last night, bringing with them a raft of new reveals and updates, alongside the small matter of actually dishing out some gongs to a bunch of brilliant video games.
We saw Mortal Kombat 11 announced, Dragon Age officially return, Far Cry New Dawn unveiled in full, a remake of a remake of Crash Team Racing confirmed confirmed, new titles from Hello Games and Obsidian revealed, Rage 2 get a release date, an unlikely Super Smash Bros. Ultimate vs Persona 5 crossover, and so much more. My recommendation: head to the GAMINGbible socials to keep on top of all the trailers and news worth mentioning. We've popped a couple of the new clips below, though. Bonus!
Turning attentions to the winners on the night, though, it was a big one for God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite and Celeste. All took home multiple awards. And for good reason, too - those are some remarkable games, right there.
Red Dead 2 took home the most, of any single game, nabbing four in total - but not the top prize of Game of the Year, which went to the PlayStation-exclusive God of War.
It was also amazing to see so many great indie games get their moment in the spotlight, with awards going to the mobile masterpiece Florence, the super-stylish detective game Return of the Obra Dinn, the high-stakes strategy drama of Into the Breach, and the frenetic and ever-refreshing action of Dead Cells. Congrats to the smaller teams and studios, who so often go overlooked at these kinds of bashes.
The complete list of winners at The Game Awards 2018 is as follows (deep breath, now):
Game of the Year: God of War
Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite
Best Game Direction: God of War
Best Narrative: Red Dead Redemption 2
Best Art Direction: Return of the Obra Dinn
Best Score/Music: Red Dead Redemption 2
Best Audio Design: Red Dead Redemption 2
Best Performance: Roger Clark as Arthur Morgan in Red Dead Redemption 2
Games for Impact: Celeste
Best Independent Game: Celeste
Best Mobile Game: Florence
Best VR/AR Game: Astro Bot Rescue Mission
Best Action Game: Dead Cells
Best Action/Adventure Game: God of War
Best Role-Playing Game: Monster Hunter: World
Best Fighting Game: Dragon Ball FighterZ
Best Family Game: Overcooked 2
Best Strategy Game: Into the Breach
Best Sports/Racing Game: Forza Horizon 4
Best Multiplayer Game: Fortnite
Best Student Game: Combat 2018
Best Debut Indie Game: The Messenger
Best Esports Game: Overwatch
Best Esports Player: Dominique "SonicFox" McLean
Best Esports Team: Cloud9
Best Esports Coach: Bok Han-gyu of Cloud9
Best Esports Event: League of Legends World Championship
Best Esports Moment: Cloud9 ELEAGUE triple-overtime comeback vs FAZE
Best Esports Host: Eefje Depoortere
Content Creator of the Year: Ninja
Featured Image Credit: Rockstar Games