The Game Awards 2015: The Nominees & Award Winners You Need to Know

The Game Awards 2015

Here’s all the categories and nominees that will battle it out for the top honors at The Game Awards 2015. We’ll make sure to showcase the winners in bold once they’re finally announced!


GAME OF THE YEAR

Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions/Konami)
Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4/Nintendo)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment): WINNER!


DEVELOPER OF THE YEAR

– Bethesda Game Studios
CD Projekt Red: WINNER!
– From Software
– Kojima Productions
– Nintendo


BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios)
Rocket League (Psyonix): WINNER!
Undertale (tobyfox)


BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD GAME

Downwell (Moppin/Devolver Digital)
Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios|Behaviour Interactive/Bethesda Softworks)
Lara Croft Go (Square Enix Montreal/Square Enix): WINNER!
Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate (Capcom)
Pac-Man 256 (Hipster Whale/Bandai Namco Entertainment)


BEST NARRATIVE

Her Story (Sam Barlow): WINNER!
Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix)
Tales From the Borderlands (Telltale Games)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Until Dawn (Supermassive Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)


BEST ART DIRECTION

Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions/Konami)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios): WINNER!
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)


BEST SCORE/SOUNDTRACK

Fallout 4 (Inon Zur/Bethesda Game Studios)
Halo 5: Guardians (Kazuma Jinnouchi/343 Industries)
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Ludvig Forssell, Justin Burnett, Daniel James/Kojima Productions): WINNER!
Ori and the Blind Forest (Gareth Coker/Moon Studios)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Marcin PrzybyƂowicz, Mikolai Stroinski, Percival/CD Projekt Red)


BEST PERFORMANCE

– Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
– Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise of the Tomb Raider)
– Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
– Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
Viva Seifert (Her Story): WINNER!


GAMES FOR IMPACT

Cibele (Nina Freeman)
Her Story (Sam Barlow)
Life is Strange (Dontnod Entertainment/Square Enix): WINNER!
Sunset (Tale of Tales)
Undertale (tobyfox)


BEST SHOOTER

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch/Activision)
Destiny: The Taken King (Bungie/Activision)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2/Nintendo): WINNER!
Star Wars Battlefront (EA DICE/Electronic Arts)


BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions/Konami): WINNER!
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios)
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Microsoft Studios)


BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME

Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda Softworks)
Pillars of Eternity (Obsidian Entertainment/Paradox Interactive)
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (CD Projekt Red/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment): WINNER!
Undertale (tobyfox)


BEST FIGHTING GAME

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- (Arc System Works/Aksys Games)
Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment): WINNER!
Rise of Incarnates (Bandai Namco Entertainment)
Rising Thunder (Radiant Entertainment)


BEST FAMILY GAME

Disney Infinity 3.0 (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive)
Lego Dimensions (TT Games/Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Skylanders SuperChargers (Vicarious Visions|Beenox/Activision)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2/Nintendo)
Super Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD Group No. 4/Nintendo): WINNER!


BEST SPORTS/RACING GAME

FIFA 16 (EA Canada/Electronic Arts)
Forza Motorsport 6 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
NBA 2K16 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (PES Productions/Konami)
Rocket League (Psyonix): WINNER!


BEST MULTIPLAYER

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 (Treyarch/Activision)
Destiny: The Taken King (Bungie/Activision)
Halo 5: Guardians (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios)
Rocket League (Psyonix)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD Group No. 2/Nintendo): WINNER!


MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Computer Entertaiment)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games): WINNER!
Quantum Break (Remedy Entertainment/Microsoft Studios)
The Last Guardian (GenDesign/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment)


ESPORTS PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Kenny “KennyS” Schrub (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Team EnVyUs): WINNER!
– Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends/SK Telecom T1)
– Olof “olofmeister” Kajbjer (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Fnatic)
– Peter “ppd” Dager (Dota 2/Evil Geniuses)
– Syed Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan (Dota 2/Evil Geniuses)


ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR

– Evil Geniuses
– Fnatic
Optic Gaming: WINNER!
– SK Telecom T1
– Team SoloMid


ESPORTS GAME OF THE YEAR

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve): WINNER!
Dota 2 (Valve)
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
League of Legends (Riot Games)


TRENDING GAMER

– Total Biscuit
– Christopher “MonteCristo” Mykles
Greg Miller: WINNER!
– Markiplier
– PewDiePie


BEST FAN CREATION

GTA 5 – Targets (Hoodoo Operator)
– Real GTA (Corridor Digital)
Portal Stories: Mel (Prism Studios): WINNER!
Super Mario Maker e-Reader Levels (Baddboy78 / theycallmeshaky)
– Twitch Plays Dark Souls (Twitch Community)