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author: Michael Zegar

The Game Awards 2021 Nominations - Deathloop in the Lead, Cyberpunk 2077 has a Chance

The nominations for The Game Awards 2021 have been announced, with Deathloop leading the way, followed by Ratchet & Clank, It Takes Two and Psychonauts 2. Forza Horizon 5 and Guardians of the Galaxy have something to boast about. The presence of Cyberpunk 2077 turned out to be a surprise.

We are less than a month away from selecting the winners of The Game Awards 2021, which will be held on December 9 and will be broadcast live via Twitch or YouTube, among others. Tonight, the host of the gala, Geoff Keighley, finally revealed the nominated titles. You can vote for them now, right here. So, what games were honored and appear on the list?

Game of the Year:

Best Game Direction:

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Returnal
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Best Narrative:

Best Art Direction:

Best Score and Music:

Best Audio Design:

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Returnal

est Performance:

Games for Impact:

Best Ongoing:

Best Indie:

Best Mobile Game:

Best Community Support:

Innovation in Accessibility:

Best VR / AR:

Best Action Game:

Best Action / Adventure:

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best Role Playing:

Best Fighting:

Best Family:

Best Sim / Strategy:

Best Sports / Racing:

Best Multiplayer:

Content Creator of the Year:

  • Dream
  • Fuslie
  • Gaules
  • Ibai
  • TheGrefg

Best Debut Indie:

Most Anticipated Game:

Best Esports Game:

Best Esports Athlete:

  • Chris "Simp" Lehr
  • Heo "ShowMaker" Su
  • Magomed "Collapse" Khalilov
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
  • Tyson "TenZ" Ngo

Best Esports Team:

  • Atlanta FaZe (Call of Duty)
  • DWG KIA (League of Legends)
  • Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
  • Sentinels (Valorant)
  • Team Spirit (Dota 2)

Best Esports Coach:

  • Airat "Silent" Gaziev
  • Andrey "ENGH" Sholokhov
  • Andrii "B1ad3" Horodenskyi
  • James "Crowder" Crowder
  • Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun

Best Esports Event:

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020
  • The International 2021
  • Valorant Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters

This is the list of the nominated games. In the lead are Microsoft and Bethesda, who together can boast a hefty number of 20 nominations. Sony came in second with eleven, followed closely by EA and Square Enix, each with a chance for ten awards.

Capcom and Nintendo have seven nominations each. Ubisoft, Riot Games, Sega, Devolver Digital, and Annapurna Interactive got five each. The legendary Valve, Bandai Namco and Ember Lab, on the other hand, have to settle for just three nominations this year. Cyberpunk 2077 was nominated in two categories.

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