The Game Awards 2016: The Award Winners You Need to Know


The Game Awards 2016 – The Game Awards StatueKyle Bosman and Geoff Keighley give you a closer look at the Game Awards statue designed in collaboration with Weta Workshop in New Zealand.2016-12-02T01:47:50.000Z

Here’s all of the announced winners from each of The Game Awards 2016’s categories. The year’s most outstanding video games all fought to capture top honors, especially the most prestigious honor of all – Game of the Year. If you want to check out each category’s nominees, head right to this link. We’ll make sure to list every award winner as soon as they’re announced, so stay tuned.


GAME OF THE YEAR


The Game Awards 2016 – Game of the Year WinnerGeoff Keighley presents the best game of the year at The Game Awards 2016.2016-12-02T04:44:31.000Z

Overwatch (Blizzard)


BEST GAME DIRECTION


The Game Awards 2016 – Best Game DirectionDeadpool director Tim Miller presents the award for Best Game Direction at The Game Awards 2016.2016-12-02T04:21:03.000Z

– Blizzard (for Overwatch)


BEST NARRATIVE


The Game Awards – Best Narrative AwardHere's your 2016 Game Awards winner for Best Narrative.2016-12-02T04:06:04.000Z

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SIE)


BEST ART DIRECTION


The Game Awards 2016 – Best Art Direction WinnerThe cast of Uncharted 4 presents the 2016 Game Awards winner for Best Art Direction.2016-12-02T02:51:08.000Z

Inside (Playdead)


BEST MUSIC/SOUND DESIGN

DOOM (id/Bethesda)


BEST PERFORMANCE


The Game Awards 2016 – Best Performance AwardHere's the Best Performance Award winner at The Game Awards 2016.2016-12-02T03:40:40.000Z

– Nolan North as Nathan Drake, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End


GAMES FOR IMPACT


The Game Awards 2016 – Games For Impact WinnerMatPat and iJustine present the Game For Impact Award at The Game Awards 2016.2016-12-02T03:26:28.000Z

That Dragon, Cancer (Numinous Games)


BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

Inside (Playdead)


BEST MOBILE/HANDHELD


The Game Awards 2016 – Best Mobile and Handheld GameGeoff Keighley hands out the award for Best Mobile Game of 2016 during The Game Awards Pre-Show.2016-12-02T02:03:34.000Z

Pokemon Go (Niantic)


BEST VR GAME

Rez Infinite (Enhance Games)


BEST ACTION GAME


Conan O'Brien Presents The Best Action Game at The Game Awards 2016Here's your Best Action Game at The Game Awards 2016.2016-12-02T02:59:12.000Z

DOOM (id Software/Bethesda Softworks)


BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME


The Game Awards 2016 – Best Action Adventure GameRooster Teeth presents the winner for Best Action Adventure Game at The Game Awards 2016.2016-12-02T04:33:48.000Z

Dishonored 2 (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks)


BEST RPG

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – Blood and Wine (CD Projekt RED)


BEST FIGHTING GAME

Street Fighter V (Capcom)


BEST STRATEGY GAME

Civilization VI (Firaxis Games/2K)


BEST FAMILY GAME

Pokemon Go (Niantic)


BEST SPORTS/RACING


The Game Awards 2016 – Best Sports/Racing GameRespawn's Vince Zampella presents the 2016 Game Awards winner for Best Sports/Racing Game.2016-12-02T03:53:09.000Z

Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)


BEST MULTIPLAYER

Overwatch (Blizzard)


MOST ANTICIPATED GAME

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)


TRENDING GAMER, PRESENTED BY INTEL


The Game Awards 2016 – Trending Gamer AwardHere's your 2016 Game Awards Trending Gamer Award winner.2016-12-02T03:23:58.000Z

– Boogie2988


BEST FAN CREATION

– No winner announced…


BEST ESPORTS PLAYER, PRESENTED BY OMEN BY HP


Michael Phelps Presents Best eSports Player AwardThe greatest Olympian of all time comes to The Game Awards to present the award for Best eSports Player of the Year.2016-12-02T03:50:40.000Z

– Coldzera – Marcelo David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)


BEST ESPORTS TEAM

– Cloud 9


BEST ESPORTS GAME

Overwatch (Blizzard)


Industry Icon


The Game Awards 2016 – Hideo Kojima Industry Icon AwardHideo Kojima finally makes his long-awaited appearance at The Game Awards to accept his well-deserved Industry Icon Award.2016-12-02T02:27:50.000Z

– Hideo Kojima


Fans’ Choice – Favorite Game (China)

League of Legends (Riot)


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