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Topic: That's a Wrap - The Game Awards Winners, Show Vibes and Worl...
Steve Farrelly
AusGamers Editor
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Location: Sydney, New South Wales

We've posted through the day a collection of what we think are the top-shelf reveals and world premieres from this year's The Game Awards, and now that the show and its wares have had time to sink in, we've put together a mini wrap up on proceedings, featuring a list of all the winners from each category as well as the vibes we pulled from the event and a couple of handy reminders of the games you should absolutely do a double, triple of quad take on, as far as trailer re-watching is concerned.

First, the overall vibe of things.

It was great to see host Geoff Keighley come out strong on a message of support for those affected most in the games industry by work place conditions, inequality, bullying, mass layoffs and more. And his message was clear -- the games industry needs to forge a path of inclusivity, support and safety because without the creators, there is no industry.

In addition to that, the show itself maintained a theme of creators-first throughout, where games are concerned, while also bolstering messaging around accessibility in games.

Unity, hope and a reminder that this is our industry to shape permeated the whole show, which was imply a great way to celebrate a shift back into so-called normalcy given it was an in-person, live event. And opening with Sting was also just super-cool.

Watch the show in full right here:

Now, the winners.

Game of the Year surprised, we think, a lot of people with EA and Hazelight's It Takes Two taking out top honours. This was in a field that included Deathloop, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet and Clank: A Rift Apart and Resident Evil Village. So, well done to that team for trumping such an otherwise fairly even field.

As for the rest, here's the list in full:
  • Best Game Direction -- Deathloop
  • Best Ongoing -- Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Best Indie -- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Best Debut Indie -- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Best Narrative -- Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Best Art Direction -- Deathloop
  • Best Score and Music -- NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
  • Best Audio Design -- Forza Horizon 5
  • Best Performance -- Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village
  • Games for Impact -- Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Best Community Support -- Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Best Mobile Game -- Genshin Impact
  • Best VR/AR
  • Best Action -- Returnal
  • Best Action/Adventure -- Metroid Dread
  • Best RPG -- Tales of Arise
  • Best Fighting Game -- Guilty Gear -Strive-
  • Best Family -- It Takes Two
  • Best Sports/Racing - Forza Horizon 5
  • Best Sim/Strategy -- Age of Empires IV
  • Best Multiplayer -- It Takes Two
  • Most Anticipated Game -- Elden Ring
  • Innovation in Accessibility - Forza Horizon 5
  • Best Content Creator -- Dream
  • Best Esports -- League of Legends
  • Best Esports Athlete -- Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
  • Best Esports Team -- Natus Vincere (CS:GO)
  • Best Esports Coach -- Kim "kkOma" Jeong-gyun
  • Best Esports Event -- 2021 League of Legends World Championship
Be sure to check our News page for the show's trailer highlights as well.
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